*This is a sponsored post from Disney Music and One2One Network. All opinions are my own.
Jazz and Disney. Probably not two words you would have thought to put together, huh?
When I was first contacted about the opportunity to review a Disney jazz album, I immediately thought about Becca and her undeniable love for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and music. I’m not joking when I say that Mickey is the only show on television right now that can hold my one-year-old’s attention for any amount of time. She loves all the characters!
Before Becca was even born, my husband and I talked about how we couldn’t wait to take her to Disney World. And, I’m not sure there are many parents out there who haven’t had the urge to share that memory with their child as well. Disney is a place where even the oldest of souls can be kids again, and it’s truly magical.
I remember watching Disney movies and visiting Disney World as a young child with my family. There was so much excitement joy about seeing all the characters come to life. Watching the fireworks as “When You Wish Upon a Star” was being played at the castle is a memory I will never forget.
Brad and I visited Disney World on our honeymoon and had the opportunity to go back a couple years ago. Even though we had no children yet, we still enjoyed the innocence and magic that Disney sweeps you into. It’s timeless. And, it’s a guarantee that children generations from now will still be enjoying the memories that come from this household name.
As you browse through the songs on this album below, you will notice some of the most loved classics, as well as a few newer hits:
1. Jamie Cullum – “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat” – from The Aristocats
2. Melody Gardot – “He’s A Tramp” – from Lady And The Tramp
3. Stacey Kent – “Bibbidi Bobbodo Boo” (French version) – from Cinderella
4. Gregory Porter – “When You Wish Upon A Star” – from Pinocchio
5. China Moses – “Why Don’t You Do Right” – from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
6. Raphaël Gualazzi – “I Wanna Be Like You” – from The Jungle Book
7. The Rob Mounsey Orchestra – “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” – from Cinderella
8. Hugh Coltman – “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” – from Toy Story
9. Anne Sila – “Let It Go” – from Frozen
10. Melody Gardot & Raphaël Gualazzi – “The Bare Necessities” – from The Jungle Book
11. Laika – “Once Upon A Dream” – from Sleeping Beauty
12. Nikki Yanofsky -“Someday My Prince Will Come” – from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
13. The Hot Sardines – I Wanna Be Like You (French & English version) – from The Jungle Book (US release only)
As Becca’s love for music has grown over the past year, I knew she would love this CD. Jazz has a distinct beat that easily draws you in. The first time I played this CD for Becca, her face lit up and she began dancing along with the tunes.
Her favorite songs from this album are “Let It Go” and “The Bare Necessities.” These are upbeat, fun songs with great beats that are easy for the youngest to move to. She dances along to them every time!
Why does Disney continue capturing the hearts of our children generation after generation? Well, I believe it’s because Disney knows just how to capture our innermost childhood fantasies and bring them to life in ways we could never imagine. Young girls and boys alike can look up to the heroes in their favorite stories, learning to show kindness and grace to those in need, while still facing obstacles with a newfound bravery. The tales told continue to be relevant, even after years. They are stories of heroism, bravery, love, and empowerment. And, aren’t those all lessons we want our children to learn? Our children are taught to dream big, and that is a lesson for everybody living in this world that is built to knock us down.
So, if you have a child/grandchild/niece/nephew/friend/or jazz enthusiast in your life, share this new twist on some old classics with them. It’s guaranteed to bring a smile to their face!
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