Review: Gonna Be Great! {Music for Kids}

From singer/songwriter David Tobocman is an album your kids are gonna love. Like the title, it’s “Gonna Be Great!” A great addition to the musical repertoire in your household (and car!), that is!

Tobocman’s Gonna Be Great! album debuted last year and is a collection of sing-able, multi-genred songs that kids everywhere will learn quickly and enjoy.

We’ve had Gonna Be Great! playing in our car for the last couple of months, and it’s been quite the ride! Tobocman’s songs (with stories intertwined) are lively and carefree.

The album’s first and title track, “Gonna Be Great,” is one of those songs you play on a happy, carefree, sunny day. (Or one of those songs that you can play on a humdrum, dreary day to brighten it back up again!) It’s snap-worthy and catchy.

“Dalia” (Track 2) is more of a pensive, story-telling type of song, reflective and positive.

We were enamored and entertained by “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” (Track 3), “Don’t Put Money in Your Mouth” (Track 8), and “Take the Spider Outside” (Track 10) are all hilarious ditties that teach kids some of the fundamental rules of, ahem….how to act. (Not just how to act their age!)

“Tell Mama I Love Her” (Track 5) is probably my personal favorite. It’s a love letter to a mom as a kid gets ready to leave summer vacation behind and start a new school year. (Bittersweet! But so relatable!)

“Something Like King Lear” (Track 7) is reggae-ish, and “The Driveway” (Track 9) is very blues-y, and the last track, “Smile for Me,” is folksy-country in style. There’s something for everybody on this album!

You can download Gonna Be Great! from Amazon.com, or email veryhelpful@earthlink.net if you’d like to purchase a physical CD like the one we have!

Check out David Tobocman’s website for more news and info on his projects!



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