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1995 music reviews

Lullaby: A Collection

album by Various Artists, reviewed January 1995

“Dream Weavers”

Lullaby: A Collection A multi-ethnic compilation of reflective songs, Lullaby: A Collection brings together such renowned singers and musicians as Bobby McFerrin, Judy Collins, Loreena McKennitt, Take 6 and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The lullabies culled from the four corners of the globe, weave a musical thread that lingers long with listeners of all ages.

From Bobby McFerrin’s haunting “Common Thread” and Loreena McKennitt’s Celtic rhythms and angelic voice on “Courtyard Lullabye” to Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Be Still My Child,” the subtle musical statement of this finely crafted collection is that lullabies speak to the child in us all.

Lullaby: A Collection, Music For Little People; $15.98 CD, $9.98 cassette. Phone (800) 727-2233.

Editor’s Note: John Wood is co-creator of J.P. Nightingale and the TAFFY festival. But those accomplishments, apparently, were only a prelude to a much greater ambition. “I have always known that someday I would be writing music reviews for L.A. Parent magazine,” John told us. We’re delighted to welcome his musical musings to the Entertainment Pages.