Saturday, November 6, 2010

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Review: Cradle Rock CD's

Brash Music and Tree Top Records, companies that partnered to create and produce “Cradle Rock”, announced today that Michael Jackson’sJohnny Cash and chart topping singles from Kenny Chesney would be the first three albums in a lullaby series, hitting stores October 26th. Soothing sounds from instruments such as the vibraphone, glockenspiel and mellotron are used to create lullabies based on famous, iconic artists and albums in the country, rock and pop genres.

“The ‘Cradle Rock’ lullabies are unlike any other in the marketplace today, since we wanted to focus on iconic artists and albums that appeal to music fans across a wide variety of genres,” says Steve Jones, CEO of Brash Music. “Each project is produced with child and parent in mind, so the melodic structure and tempo of each song stays true to the original.” Jones says most lullaby releases are a collection of hits or compilations by various artists. “While some projects in the Cradle Rock series follow a compilation model, most are replications of entire albums in lullaby form. Additional Cradle Rock albums in development include U2’s “The Joshua Sleep Tree,” Black Eyed Peas’ “Sleep-pea Hits” as well as lullaby albums inspired by Nickelback, Carrie Underwood and The Eagles to name a few.
“Thriller,” greatest hits from

David Williams, president of Tree Top Records and executive producer, says “Thrillaby” is based on Michael Jackson’s Thriller and follows the famous album’s track listing from start to finish. “’Thrillaby’ is the perfect introduction to one of the greatest albums ever recorded, complete with irresistible melodies from the ‘King of Pop.’” The Kenny Chesney collection is stacked with number one singles, “Including the soothing, country hits representing his greatest work,” says Williams. Johnny Cash fans will appreciate lullabies based on American Records’ “The Legend of Johnny Cash, Volume One.” “Even though this project features ‘greatest hits’, it focuses on a period of recordings Cash did with legendary producer Rick Rubin,” adds Williams.

Dating back to ancient cultures, science demonstrates the importance of lullabies in the development of children. “Babies are actually born with a basic sense of timing, rhythm and tone,” says producer Stephen Gause, “which is why soothing lullabies help speed up the process of falling asleep.” Gause says the albums are for true and dedicated music fans who want to share popular music with their children. “Cradle Rock” albums, distributed by The Warner Music Group, will be available at, through all digital distribution services like iTunes for $9.99, and at music retail outlets across the United States for $11.98.

Michael Jackson
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
Baby Be Mine
The Girl Is Mine
Beat It
Billie Jean
Human Nature
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
The Lady In My Life

I have been a fan of Michael's music for a long time.  I can remember being a kid and getting so excited when I would hear "Thriller" or "Billie Jean".  When I listened to this CD for the first time, I literally wanted to go to sleep.  Not a bored sleep, a soothing sleep.  There have been a couple of nights that I have been wired and couldn't seem to fall asleep on my own.  When that happens, all I have to do is put on this CD and within the first four or five songs I'm so relaxed that I pass out. 

Johnny Cash
Cry Cry Cry
Folsom Prison Blues
I Walk The Line
Ring of Fire
Boy Named Sue
Rusty Cage
Man Comes Around
I’ve Been Everywhere

My favorite lullibies from the Johnny Cash version are "I Walk The Line" and "Cry Cry Cry".  This CD is very soothing and the kids enjoy it.

Kenny Chesney
Out Last Night
Living in Fast Forward
Beer in Mexico
There Goes My Life
When The Sun Goes Down
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
The Good Stuff
Never Wanted Nothing More

"Never Wanted Nothing More" and "There Goes My Life" were my favorites on this CD. 

Cradle Rock was such a good idea!  They're something both kids and parents can enjoy together. 

For more information about Cradle Rock, visit, Find Tree Top Records on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

About Brash Music
Atlanta, GA based Brash Music is an eclectic independent record label founded on the belief that opportunities in the music business exist between a vast, eager talent pool and a need for fresh perspective. Brash Music operates on a core set of values that emphasize commitment to integrity, transparency with its artists, innovation, efficiency and financial prudence. Its mission is to deliver quality music passionately in a way that is profitable for all involved. The Brash Music roster includes scores of artists including Aaron Shust, Chris Sligh, Anthony David, Gungor, Rubyhorse, Jump Little Children, Matt Sorum and Pleasure Club.

About Tree Top Records

Nashville, TN based Tree Top Records www.treetoprecords.com is an independent children’s music label, created to bring music with parental appeal and cultural value to young children. By staying true to its commitment to maintain the integrity of the original works, Tree Top Records works to bridge the artistic and cultural gap between parent and child with the expressed purpose of entertaining both. Tree Top Records allows parents to introduce music of all genres to children in an age appropriate way via its two main product lines, Cradle Rock and Tot Rock.

Disclosure: I received this product for free. Opinions expressed are 100% mine.

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  1. Gosh these sound terrific!

    patricia [dot] mariani [dot] esq [at] gmail [dot] com

  2. that Michael Jackson on sounds great because I love his music.

  3. I would love to own these albums.

  4. I love introducing my daughter to new music. I think these would be fun for both of us.

  5. These are so cute. Thanks!