Ms. Grey's first grade class at Hidden Valley Elementary School in San Anselmo California for the year 2012. The kids and I worked out some of these songs throughout the school year and recorded them live in room 11 in the last couple weeks of the school year. The focus and quiet required to get somewhat clean recordings in the middle of a school day in the heat was a tall order, but if you're listening then you know they pulled it off in a big way! I hope this album is something they all will proud of. I know I am :)
I've included lyrics to all the songs here, and youtube links for other live versions of these songs. I would also recommend downloading the original studio versions of any of these songs and putting them onto another cd. One of the things we talked about a lot this year was that music can be made any way you want. Some of these versions are practically the same, and some are very different,
In addition, the kids put on a concert at open house on 5/31/12 and i have uploaded a 20 minute video of the performance.
Music From The Belly
One last note...the album is available for free download, but the free downloads i get are limited so i ask that if you want to make mp3's for your devices please make them from your cd rather than downloading here. I would prefer that the downloads be used for grandparents or relatives or friends that you would like to share it with. Stream away as much as you like and share wherever you wish!
Love is better than a song! But a good song is pretty great too!
Let there be song, too fill the air...