Featuring the sounds of a hippo in a snowstorm, a gigantic and fantastic dooflicky machine, and a singing slug, Mr. Sounds serves up an acoustic mix of folk, rock, jazz and bluegrass for all ages.
This full length music CD by Mark Weakland showcases storytelling that leaves plenty of room for the imagination, scores of silly sounds and wacky character voices, and the songs Dooflicky Machine, one of three finalists in the 2003 John Lennon Songwriting Contest (childrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s music category), and I Sure Love Pancakes, a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Best SongÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ winner in the 2004 ChildrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s Music Web Awards.
Witty word play, energetic dance beats, and great acoustic playing are the common musical threads that run through every song, including ten original tunes and two childrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s classics (Mama DonÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½t Allow and Come to My Farm). And while youÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½re laughing and dancing, if you listen carefully you just might learn a few facts about a slugÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s life, an Argentinean farm, and the instruments that make up a bluegrass band. Across the 12 songs, Mr. Sounds aims to provide high quality acoustic music that is educational and fun for children and adults.