CD Review: Ronnie McCoury and the Del McCoury Band


Ronnie McCoury and the Del McCoury Band
Little Mo’ McCoury
McCoury Music
By David Chiu

Little Mo’ McCoury is a bluegrass children’s album that, with the exception of a few songs featuring kids singing, sounds like a record for anyone. In the expert hands of mandolin player/singer Ronnie McCoury and the Del McCoury Band, the music is rendered with traditional instrumentation, so there’s none of the sweetness one would expect from a children’s record. In addition to typical children’s fare (“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” “This Old Man”), Little Mo’ McCoury also features standards (“This Land Is Your Land,” “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”) and contemporary material (Randy Newman’s “You Got a Friend In Me,” originally from Toy Story). It is a bluegrass primer that kids and their parents can appreciate.

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