Still the Same Me

Artist Group: 
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Publisher: 
Rounder Kids
UPC: 
011661810020
Length in minutes: 
41

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ISBN: 
1579400604
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ASIN: 
B00004YLOC
List Price: 
16.98
Rating: 
5
Awards: 
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Publication Date: 
2000
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Short Review: 
Get ready to move! You’ll want to clap, dance, and sing along with this renowned African American female a capella ensemble as they perform original songs, traditional African and African American songs, and improvisational rhythm pieces.
Long Review: 

Get ready to move! You’ll want to clap, dance, and sing along with the African inspired rhythms of this Grammy Award winning African American female a capella ensemble. Original songs, traditional African and African American songs, and improvisational rhythm pieces are performed using only their voices, percussion instruments, and a little help from a children’s chorus. The six members of Sweet Honey in the Rock (five vocalists and one sign language interpreter) introduce themselves to children – in words and music. In the liner notes, each member of the ensemble answers questions children would be sure to ask, like “What are your names? Did you have a favorite hair style? and What were your favorite foods?” And they share their upbeat, inspiring outlook on life in original compositions such as “Oh My Goodness, Look at This Mess!” (a good choice for clean-up time), “I Love to Laugh,” the title track “Still the Same Me” (“I can change my socks and I can change my hat / And I can even change my mind / I can pretend to be anything / But I’m still the same me on the inside”), and “Way Down Deep” (“The beauty of a garden that is in your mind / Thoughts are the seeds that are sure to grow / So think positive thoughts and you’ll certainly know / All the harmony of life is right here to find / In the lovely, lovely garden that is your mind”). A Ghanaian children’s clapping game, a traditional Bahamian lullaby, two African American spirituals, and six improvisational interludes round out this upbeat album.

Reviewer: 
Lauren Mayer