Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jack Johnson

I have a new favorite CD -

jack johnson cd

When I was at the library the other day,  I realized that I never look through the CDs.  I spend endless time looking through books and DVDs but never the CDs.  So, I quickly gave a glance in the children’s music section and found a Curious George CD.  I know Jack loves Curious George, and I like the jazzy music that’s always in the background, so I figured it’d be a good-enough CD at least. 

It was NOT what I was expecting.  It was SO MUCH BETTER!

I’ve never heard of Jack Johnson before, but I fell in love with his sound.  It’s kind of John Mayer meets Paul Simon meets Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole (I’ve only heard that really great version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow he does with a ukulele).

The words I would use to describe this cd are smooth, relaxing, earth-friendly, and fun.  It’s actually the CD I use to help Jack get to sleep for his naps – as we’re driving around in the van. *sigh*  Someday this kid will be 30 and will LOVE to nap.

Here is a video I found of one of the songs from this CD.  I think if you click on the play button, you actually have to jump to Youtube to watch it, but it’s SO worth it.  Just turn it on and go on with what you were doing.  No need to watch it – just listen.   Oh, and the Jack Johnson Pandora station is pretty great too.

What music have you found accidentally that you love now?


  1. I love Jack Johnson. He was really big in the UK a little while ago and his album In Between Dreams was the sound of my summer 2009! Happy memories.

  2. ...also have you heard of Newton Faulkner? You might like 'Hand built by robots'

  3. That was a great CD/DVD. Mom

  4. I love that song Upside Down. We watched Curious George movie this past weekend and I had that song stuck in my head for days. I loved it, but I wish I knew all the words. That is very frustrating. Thanks for letting me know who it is. :-)

  5. This album is a favorite at our house too! The music in Alvin and the Chipmunks The Squeakquel really caught my daughter's attention too.

  6. i love j. johnson too!!! instantly puts me in a "good mood."

  7. I heart Jack Johnson! I'll have to look for that - we're having a monkey themed first birthday for Scrunchie. How fun would it be to have Curious George music with JACK JOHNSON on in the background!


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