Free To Be You And Me: Songs to Live By…


If you haven’t yet listened to the 1970s album “Free to Be You and Me,” you are missing a lookinglass into the hippie upbringing of many of us in the American West.

With songs like “William Has a Doll” and “Brothers and Sisters” you’ll laugh (& cry) at the funny and quiet brilliance of the revolution of telling girls they could be firefighters and boys they could be ballet dancers.

Whatever your opinion about those of us raised in this carb-loving, first-name-parent-calling atmosphere, the songs are wonderful and sweet, and surely an improvement over Barney OR Raffi.

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2 Responses to “Free To Be You And Me: Songs to Live By…”

  1. January 6, 2007 at 9:52 am

    My daughter’s music has been so diverse all her life… She knows Show tunes,Singing in the Rain being one of her absolute favourites, she knows the Beatles The YEllow Subamrine becoming classic fodder in our family, she knows Operas Puccini being one of her favourite(Where did I get this kid?), she knows David Bowie Rebel Rebel sung at decimal 20 when she walks into Kidergarten was certainly memorable, and she knows symphonies Mozart and Beethovan being her favourite composers…
    That being said… We did have the Broadway Musical The Lion King which was played at nauseum…
    But I remember that album being played in school when I grewup…
    And it was played in the back ground as we worked on our studies…

  2. January 7, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    You know I love this album. LOVE it. As do my children now — and it still has power to affect how children think. Truly songs to live by.

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