HFVS Music Giveaway: Putumayo Kids Presents: Rock & Roll Playground

New Music Giveaway
Putumayo Kids Presents: Rock & Roll Playground

Putumayo Kids Presents has released a new family CD, Rock & Roll Playground, and we have two copies to giveaway to two lucky families! Deadline to enter to win is Wednesday, July 7th 2010. Details below.


Enter to win Putumay Kids Presents: Rock & Roll Playground CD, featuring award-winning artists - including Dan Zanes, Peter Himmelman, Taj Mahal And Many More. Deadline to enter to win is July 7th by 7pm (EST).

Celebrated children’s music label Putumayo Kids releases today a tribute to the early history of rock & roll with their newest CD, Rock & Roll Playground. Kids of all ages can shake, rattle and roll to music by a stellar group of established and up-and-coming artists. 

The songs on Rock & Roll Playground were recorded in recent years but were inspired by the evolution of the genre. Grammy Award winners Dan Zanes and Friends invite you to “bug” and “twist” on the song “Let’s Shake,” while rockabilly royalty Rosie Flores churns out feverish licks on “This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’.” Grammy Award winner Taj Mahal and Linda Tillery lend an infectious Bo Diddley beat to “Willie and The Hand Jive,” and noted singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman delivers a classic rock performance on “Little Bitty Baby.”

Grammy Award winner Bill Harley sings about a slumbering teenage brother in “Sleep the Whole Day Through” and Uncle Rock performs a blues-infused cover of the Steppenwolf classic “Magic Carpet Ride.” Rock & Roll Playground also features 2009 Grammy nominee Brady Rymer as well as Charity and the JAMband; New Jersey’s StarFish; Parents’ Choice Gold award winner Roger Day; Melissa Green and John Lennon Songwriting Contest winners Rhythm Child.

A charmingly illustrated read-aloud booklet also accompanies the CD, with notes about the history of rock & roll and the story of each song:


Your chance to win a free copy of Putumayo Kids Presents: Rock & Roll Playground, is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! To win simply

  1. SHARE YOUR FAVORITE R&R SONG FROM CHILDHOOD BELOW and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) Must include your town and state to be eligible. We’ll randomly draw a winner from those who leave a comment (along with their full name and town/state) and contact the winner via email.  So be sure to leave an
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL in the email field of the comment box (we never share your email address).

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, July 7th 2010 @ 7pm (EST).

17 Comments on “HFVS Music Giveaway: Putumayo Kids Presents: Rock & Roll Playground

  1. Congratulations to

    • Anne Campbell of Shelburne Falls, MA
    • Stephanie Billings of Florence, MA

    Anne and Stephanie have both won a copy of Putumayo Kids Presents: Rock & Roll Playground. Please contact us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com with mailing address.

    If you didn’t win, and you’d like to get your own copy of Putumayo Kids Presents: Rock & Roll Playground, click on over and buy your family a copy HERE.


    Check out this fun playlist of music our giveaway participants contributed to:

    • ”A Little Help From My Friends” (The Beatles) Janice of Chicago, IL
    • “Hello Goodbye” (The Beatles) Amy Cullen of Plainfield, MA
    • “Let’s Dance” (David Bowie) Anne Campbell of Shelburne Falls, MA
    • “Come Together” (The Beatles) Andrea Gray of Deerfield, MA
    • “Shock the Monkey” (Peter Gabriel) Ursula of Pinellas Park, FL
    • “I Can See Clearly Now” (Jimmy Cliff) Claudia Vigil of Wellesley, MA
    • “Celebration” (Kool and the Gang) Cindy Sullivan of Hadley, MA
    • “Pour Some Sugar on Me” (Def Leppard) Amanda Saklad of Belchertown, MA
    • “Moonshadow” (Cat Stevens) Jessica Morris of Northampton, MA
    • “The Stroke” (Billy Squire) Stephanie Billings of Florence, MA
    • “American Pie” (Don McLean) Deborah Doulette of Whately, MA
    • “Satisfaction” (Rolling Stones) Marianne Yenouskas of Northampton, MA
    • “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (Elton John) Karen Sullivan of Northampton, MA
    • “Surfin’ USA” (Beach Boys) Myssie Casinghino of Easthampton, MA
    • “Joy to the World” (Three Dog Night) Dawn Kim of Williamsville, NY

    Tune into the Hilltown Family Variety Show in weeks to come to hear these recommended tunes, along with cuts off of the new CD: Putumayo Kids Presents: Rock & Roll Playground!

  2. I loved singing along with Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Beatles), especially “A Little Help From My Friends.” My mom had the LP with picture cutouts. I loved playing with the mustache cutout. Thanks for the flashback!

    Janice, Chicago IL

  3. I remember playing a record of “Hello Goodbye” by the Beatles over and over again in preschool. Our family listens to several Putamayo mixes, this one sounds great!
    Amy Cullen
    Plainfield, MA

  4. “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie – I was an alternative kind of girl even at 8.
    Shelburne Falls, MA

  5. Come Together, Beatles
    Andrea Gray
    Deerfield, MA

  6. oops-forgot to put my town of Pinellas Park, fl

  7. Shock the Monkey by Peter Gabriel…loved hearing my baby brother try to sing it!

  8. In the 70’s….I can see clearly now the rain is gone…


  9. OK…maybe it’s Disco and not Rock…but I loved doing the “bump” to”Celebration” by Kool and The Gang!!!

    Cindy Sullivan
    Hadley, MA

  10. Pour some sugar on me. Def Leppard.

    Belchertown! :)

  11. Moonshadow, Cat Stevens
    Jessica Morris
    Northampton MA

  12. The Stroke- Billy Squire
    Stephanie Florence, MA

  13. American Pie, Don McLean….had no idea as a kid what driving a “chevy to the levee” meant, but I loved the line.

    Writing from Whately, MA
    Deborah Doulette

  14. Marianne from Northampton, MA, says favorite childhood rock song was “Satisfaction” Rolling Stones!!

  15. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

    Northampton, MA

  16. I loved Surfin’ USA by the Beach Boys.
    We are in Easthampton, MA

  17. Jeremiah was a bullfrog (Joy to the World) by Three Dog Night.

    Dawn Kim
    Williamsville, NY

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