Mister Cooper is for the Birds (2011)
Mister Cooper’s newest CD is upbeat, acoustic roots music filled with lots of original songs that are both educational and fun. The new recording captivates listeners with lyrics about birds (of course), the life of a seed, Matilda (a gorilla), Dr. Seuss, gratitude, and helping the earth survive through conservation. Instrumentation includes guitars, mandolins, banjos, kazoos, basses, a tuba, an accordion, a Steinway piano, pedal steel, as well as some fine harmony singing. The sweet sounds of children’s voices can also be heard from time to time. It’s quality music for the whole family. In total, this is a CD that’s guaranteed to make you smile.
A Parents’ Choice Approved Award Winner “Mister Cooper is for the birds”
Acoustic musician and music educator Ken Cooper has an inviting, down-home way with a song, finding inspiration in the interconnectedness of living things, confidence-building (“Yes I Can”) and the joy of reading (“Dr. Seuss Is On the Loose”). Among the highlights: Cooper’s humorous spin on the definition of living spaces (“a peach is a house for a peach pit/a sandwich is a house for ham” in “A House is a House for Me”) and a tribute to that ubiquitous pause-filler, “Um.”
Lynne Heffley © 2011 Parents’ Choice
“The latest CD is another wonderful recording. I really enjoy the sense of fun in your music and your ability to write songs for kids without talking down to them.”
Bill Wagman – “Saturday Morning Folk Show” KDVS radio (Davis, CA)
“My kids sing, dance, and giggle through the entire new CD. Its presence in our home is more than positive. I recommend it to all families.”
Keilah Woodard – SacramentoSidetracks.com
If you can’t make it to a library show, or your youngster doesn’t sing with me at school, you can order online by clicking here. You can also listen to samples of all the songs. Please beware of shipping and handling charges. Thanks to CDbaby for making it possible. Digital downloads are also available from iTunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon.
Satisfied customers (Jack, Leila, and Casey) show their new Mister Cooper CD to friends and neighbors at the Great Land Park Spring Egg Hunt. What a great time we had.