Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sukey Molloy's New CD, I Am Happy! -- Review and Giveaway

Closed. Congrats to Amy W.


With NAPPA, Children’s Music Web, Preferred Choice, and Mom’s Choice Awards proudly in hand, independent children’s musician Sukey Molloy is delighted to announce the April 24 release of her third CD, "I Am Happy! with Sukey Molloy." The 18-track album for young children is imbued with the gentle, magical atmosphere and up-close, personal style that has become Sukey Molloy’s calling card.


With a focus on age-appropriate material that encourages participation, Sukey Molloy’s music is just right for the youngest listeners. Her voice has a happy, reassuringly intimate presence that draws children into a safe and trusting relationship as they listen, sing, and move along. While Sukey’s lyrics and melodies express a sweet, childlike nuance, she doesn’t compromise when it comes to production values. Joining Sukey Molloy as co-producer of "I Am Happy!" is Grammy-winner Larry Alexander, who brings to the new release his work with some of the biggest stars in the music business, including Diana Ross (six albums), Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, and David Bowie, to name but a few.

Throughout "I Am Happy!," Sukey Molloy exudes a sense of fun, wonder, and joy to which children readily connect. Explains Sukey, “My music is intentionally created to relate directly with the young child, and it’s very important to me, as I write, to sense each song from the child’s point of view. My goal in making 'I Am Happy!' has been a simple one: to share music that makes children feel happy! In all my work, I invite kids to participate, and on 'I Am Happy!' I find this, in a playful way, through nature themes such as snow, sun, rain, fire and water, and by incorporating animal sounds like fish, rhinos, penguins and ducks. Every song encourages children to try movements and sounds as they sing along.”

Carole Demas of WPIX-TV’s beloved program, The Magic Garden, praised Sukey Molloy as “soothing and patient, assuring to parents about the welfare and education of the very young.” Sukey’s award-winning body of work includes the CDs Circle Songs! with Sukey Molloy (2005; Children’s Music Web Award, Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award), I Like to Sing! with Sukey Molloy (2007; NAPPA Honors Award), and two Sukey’s Circle! DVDs (2009 and 2010; NAPPA Honors Award, Moms’ Choice Gold Award, Preferred Choice Award, NAPPA Rising Star Commendation),

For ages 2 - 5

My Thoughts:

Even though Sukey Molloy has released two other CDs in this series, this was the first CD I listened to by this children's musician.  Both Savannah and I were hooked after the first title track.  I ended up sending her to her reading club this past weekend with the CD to share with the librarian, as she is always looking for fun music to get the kids up and moving during the parachute and exercise portion of the meet-up.  I knew, base on the positive reaction that Savannah and I had with this CD, that it would be a hit with both the young children and their parents.  And, I was right.  When my husband returned from the meetup, he said the librarian was going to order a copy of this CD when it releases in April, as she has never seen one children's musician get a group of children off their feet.  Even a few boys, who never participate got in on the fun, as they enjoyed the playful and silly lyrics.  

As a parent, I am always reviewing CDs and DVDs for children and have to say that Sukey Molloy impressed me with her upcoming CD to be released.  I can see why she has won so many awards. I will not sit here and try to list out for top 3 favorite tracks, as each was entertaining and fun to listen to.  I loved being able to get up and dance around with Savannah, acting silly and bonding.  You can't help but be happy listening to this CD, and others from Sukey Molloy.

So, if you are a fan of children's musicians and their CDs, to play in the house or in the car with your little ones, you need to make a note to order Sukey Molloy's CD, when it becomes available on April 24th.


Click here to buy this new CD from Sukey Molloy when it comes out the end of April, as well as other CDs and DVDs she has released, from her online store.  


One lucky reader will win a copy of Sukey Molloy's new CD, I Am Happy! to share with their children, when it releases in April.  To enter, please complete the MANDATORY ENTRY first, and then as many EXTRA ENTRIES as you like.  Make sure you include your email address with your comments, so that I can contact you if you win.  Good luck!


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 Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this CD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


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