This might well be the perfect CD for all (Swedish?) children. It is a complement to the book Barnens första bok (The Children’s First Book), that contains texts from a large number of traditional rhymes, tales and songs for children. This CD contains a selection of 33 songs from this book.
We have chosen to include the original recordings of these songs, or – in some cases – the versions we found to be the best: Alice Babs & Titti sing two songs by Alice Tegnér. Hans Alfredson sings “Blommig falukorv” and “Ska vi byta?”. A group from the choir Amanda sings from their success performance “Krakel Spektakel”. Tomas von Brömssen sings a traditional song. Sonya Hedenbratt and Claes Janson sing a couple of songs by Georg Riedel. Six songs are selected from Jujja and Tomas Wieslanders collection of songs about Mamma Mu.
To these famous recordings, we have added a few of our own, partly with the vocalist Ingrid Brännström (from the choir Amanda and the Children Performance groups Markatta and Makadam), partly with a children’s choir, formed for this occasion, lead and inspired by Ingrid Brännström, Marianne Ejeby and Åsa Johansson. Both Ingrid and the choir are accompanied by the pianist and accordion player Stefan Forssén, a well known jazz-musician and composer, for instance in the group Änglaspel.