Bill Harley

Play It Again: Favorite Songs (& One New Story)

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Bill Harley is a singer/songwriter and children's entertainer who has been in the game for quite a few years, and most of the material on 1999's Play It Again (as the title suggests) has been released on his other albums. It is all high-quality "kid stuff" with a message, and nicely performed, arranged, and recorded as well. Among the set's 14 tracks are two original, previously unreleased tunes ("50 Ways to Fool Your Mother" and "Monsters in the Bathroom") and a new story ("You're Not the Boss of Me"). Folk, world pop, and even rap get the Harley treatment and, with a running time of almost an hour, these tunes will keep the kids engaged in the car or in the home. Harley has a real gift and, if you're unfamiliar with his work, this album is a great introduction.

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