Kids often like falling asleep to music. I don't mind the occasional request for bedtime music as long as it's not a stalling tactic. However, some songs tend to energize kids before bedtime, rather than making them feel calm and relaxed. Road to Dreamland by Jane Roman Pitt is a great option for bedtime music. This lullaby collection offers jazz flavored bedtime songs that "soothe the souls of the young and old". Titles include Over the Rainbow, Don't Forget, and Nearness of You among others; a selection of cover songs re-done in a jazzy lullaby arrangement.
I primarily enjoy Road to Dreamland by Lady Lullaby because the album isn't a collection of typical children's nursery songs commonly used for bedtime. This lullaby collection is enjoyable for kids and adults to listen to and the melodies are soothing and light. Discovering a collection like this makes me want to include bedtime songs in our nightly routine. Soon our two girls will be sharing a room and this Road to Dreamland collection will be a fun way to build sister memories. I remember listening to music with my siblings growing up and having childish conversations as we got sleepy.
Jane Roman Pitt's voice is soft and silky, reminding me of older era lounge singers. Some of my favorite TV shows include Mr. Selfridge and Downton Abbey so I'm a huge fan of this style. I love imagining life from a different, slower era compared to the life and society we know now.
Jane has released several albums over the years, after starting out as a performer at local coffeehouses and college campuses. She has a graduate degree in music history and composition, and has published her classical choral music with Transcontinental Music in New York. Jane started collecting lullabies in preparation for her first grandchild. "Road To Dreamland" is a soothing album of unexpected lullabies that express love and jazzy sweet melodies. Jane lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina where she sings, writes choral music, and plays with her grandchildren.
Road to Dreamland was composed by a talented group of musicians and exhibits joy of collaboration throughout each song.
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Hit The Road To Dreamland
Over The Rainbow
A Child Is Born
Dance Like The Wind
Nearness Of You
The Sleep That Flits
Say Goodnight Not Goodbye
Listen to a preview of these contemporary jazz-inspired lullabies. This lullaby collection from Jane Roman Pitt is a great addition to your music library as bedtime music, morning alarm music, or even as background music when you entertain company. The soft notes and soothing vocals blend beautifully together throughout the various instrumental tracks. I definitely recommend this album from Lady Lullaby.
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