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Go Waggaloo Children’s CD | Sarah Lee Guthrie & Family | Review


Recently I had the opportunity to become familiar with a new children’s music release from Smithsonian Folkways,Go Waggaloo, from Sarah Lee Guthrie &  Family.

Traditional Folk with Subtle Uses of Modern Technology

Both my husband and I are Baby Boomers.  Occasionally our taste in music differs, but for the most part, we enjoy the same type of music.  We grew up with folk music, rock n’ roll, and hard rock.

As young parents, we tried to expose our girls to various musical genres.  On car rides we would often play CD’s from Arlo Guthrie, including Allison’s Restaurant.

The album features Sarah Lee Guthrie, her husband Johnny Irion, their two daughters, and a host of other family and friends including her father Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Pete’s grandson Tao Rodriguez Seeger.

When our girls were younger, one Friday after Thanksgiving we took them to Stockbridge, Massachusetts for the day, and looked for the infamous “Alices Restaurant.” They still talk about that trip to Stockbridge!

Go Waggaloo continues the Guthrie song-making tradition forged by Sarah’s grandfather, Woody Guthrie.

The album includes three previously unrecorded songs written by Woody Guthrie and set to music for the first time by Sarah Lee Guthrie.  The album mixes traditional folk with subtle uses of modern technology, including drum machines, loops, and cell phone recordings.

When we played the CD for ‘Lil Moomette, who’s 3, and for Slugger, now 1, their favorite song was Don’t I fit in My Daddy’s Shoes?

Other tunes of the CD include:

  • Go Waggaloo
  • Take Me to Show-and-Tell
  • Bright Clear Day
  • ‘Cuz We’re Cousins
  • Big Moon
  • Fox and the Goose
  • If Mama Had Four Hands
  • Big Square Walkin’
  • She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
  • Brush Your Teeth Blue #57
  • Oni’s Ponies

Smithsonian Folkways is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, the national museum of the United States. Our mission is the commitment to cultural diversity, education, increased understanding, and lively engagement with the world of sound. Smithsonian Folkways is the most trusted brand in children’s music; Folkways has been the label of more than 200 children’s recordings including music by Ella Jenkins, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Lead Belly among others.

This is an enjoyable CD for family car trips, daycare providers, or home schooling!

For More Information and Special Offers Visit: Smithsonian Folkways
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Moomette’s Magnificents  is hosting a Giveaway Contest! For a chance to win, there will be one (1) winner of the Go Waggaloo Children’s CD.

Please include a way of contacting you. Should you be the contest winner, this information may be shared with the contest sponsor in order to send your prize.

Main Rule:   (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
a) Sign up for my free Newsletter Updates to my blog through my e-mail Feedblitz link (on the top of my right column or let me know if you already are, in a separate comment) AND

b) Visit Smithsonian Folkways and leave a comment about what you like best about their site and another product you’d like to try.

This contest will run until November 9, 2009 at 11:00 pm. EST

For Additional Entries, check out my Contest Entry Rules.

About Cindi Moomettes

New England blogger and influencer from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Crochet Shop for the latest Handmade Fashion trends, Home Decor, Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***


  1. I am a subscriber at . On the Smithsonian Folkways site, I especially appreciated the ease of navigation via drop-down menu from the general headings at the top of the page. One of the first recordings I spotted on the site was Dust Bowl Ballads by Woodie Guthrie. I never owned that record “back in the day” (and the Folk Era WAS my day!), and I’d love to have it now.

    Thank you for making “Go Waggaloo” available to one of your readers.

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  4. This grandma would love to win this. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  5. I am a follower. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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  7. The Smithsonian Folkways site has a lot of recording that could have been lost if they hadn’t saved them. When I was browsing I noticed a lot of soundtracks and old folk songs.
    They have recording of a lot of muscians that helped shape American music today, especially the blues and jazz.

    I saw quite a few Children’s recordings that would be good for the winter time since they are activity songs.

  8. I subscribed to your blog.
    I love the ease of use of smithsonian folkways and the detailed breakdown by genre.

    I would like to try one of the Americna Favorites cd’s

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  11. Congratulations Wanda for winning the Waggaloo CD! Please send name/address for shipping!

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