Chris Molla

Roll Along

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Former member of Camper Van Beethoven Chris Molla and a crack band of roots musicians convened for this set of rootsy adaptations and originals with kids in mind. Molla has a warm, folky voice and his songs are clever and cute, like the instructional "Chores" and "Cat Box Song," a psychedelic ode to the responsibility of pet keeping. Woody Guthrie's "Dance Around" and an adaptation of Dave Alvin's "Mr. Lee" retitled "The Yo-Yo Song" make for a perfect children's introduction to Americana music. The entire record is not only bearable, but enjoyable for adults with a sense of humor and a young heart.

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