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Green Light

by Bobby Susser

There are various schools of thought on what type of music is “right” for children. In truth, our lives sometimes dictate different music at different times. Let us look at some of the music from the viewpoint of age and developmental appropriateness. These ages will vary from child to child, which is why I often write “For Children Ages 2 - 8”, and “For All Ages” on my collections. Children will developmentally be ready for different concepts at different ages. A good example of this is, Paul Simon’s “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard.” For many reasons, known and unknown, the song appeals to children’s sense of rhythm. Here we can say, depending upon the child’s development rhythmically, he or she dances, moves, and claps hands to the exciting rhythm of the song, while not knowing the song’s meaning. A 3-year-old, or a 10-year-old may FEEL it. It’s “right.” However, we must not expect all children to ‘Get It.’ Therefore, we need to attempt to include some basic songs about numbers
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1. I Just Love Living in This World
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2. A. Song for Me and You
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3. When It's Right 'You'll Know It'
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4. Thank You Mister Sun
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5. We're Gonna Laugh All Day
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6. Think of Me as a Friend Forever
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7. A Brand New Day
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8. This Old Man
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9. We're in This World Together
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10. Everybody Exercise
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11. Green Light
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12. Relax and Let Us Rest a Bit
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I have been co-publisher of Educational Dealer Magazine for over 25 years. During that time period, I’ve had several opportunities to listen to Bobby Susser’s songs for children. He never disappoints you, and with Green Light, he continues to rise above your greatest expectations. He has the ability to write the most catchy, melodic lines that children can easily sing along with, and lyrics that teach in a most friendly and fun-like manner, also easy to sing. With a number of instruments like cow bells, shakers, several guitars, bass, pianos, a section of horns and violins, and several percussive instruments, Susser covers a variety of subjects and a variety of musical styles that will keep children, and adults stimulated throughout this entire collection. With these songs about Living in This World, Thank You Mister Sun, We’re Gonna Laugh All Day, A Brand New Day,.and more, the musical styles from Reggae, Shuffle, Rock n’ Roll, Exercise, and a Rest Song will surely be placed at the top of your heap of favorite music for all age children.

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Tim Battersby

Green Light Truly Shines Bright
What shines through when you listen to the latest children’s album Green Light, by veteran songwriter Bobby Susser, is the sincere dose of positivity and happiness that he spreads liberally throughout each of the 12 freshly minted songs in this joyful outing. At the top of the set, I just Love Living in this World, blasts this catchy melodic record into the atmosphere with an addictively rhythmic finger snapping reggae song extolling the virtues of “so nice to be living here today,” preparing its young audience for a delightful 39-minute journey into the mind of one of America’s National Treasures. Susser pays attention to lyrical detail consistently emphasizing the importance of kindness, courtesy, laughter, and fun.

The instrumentation on GREEN LIGHT is first rate, with fine performances by Paul Rubin and Fred Scheiman on Guitars, Peter Denning and Steve D’Natto on Keyboards, Cindy Bradley and Paula Atherton on Brass and Penny Whistle, Beatrice Fieldstone on Violin and Eddie Trawolski and Bob Walters on Bass and Doug Bender and Wally Hodge on Drums. Vocals are provided by The Bobby Susser Singers.

Thank You Mister Sun is a sublime song for children. Full of captivating images it espouses all that is good about the warmth and light the sun brings. It teaches kids important lessons on how flowers grow and how the sun melts the snow. All of this and more, along with a cheerful and memorable melody makes Thank You Mister Sun truly shine bright.

Mr. Susser is a Smithsonian Folkways Artist with over 50 years’ experience and a master’s degree in Early Childhood under his belt. Combine those stellar qualifications with his ability to write intelligent catchy songs for children and one can expect nothing less than an excellent album in GREEN LIGHT.

And the album never disappoints. A Song for Me and You makes this reviewer imagine I’m participating in a street carnival with floats and happy festive crowds. Bobby Susser encourages kids to understand that music can make them happy and teach them a thing or two, but what separates his latest album GREEN LIGHT from the rest of the pack, is the feeling of generosity and happiness he brings to song after song. Think Of Me As A Friend will melt any heart and keep you smiling all day.

Bobby Susser is a master of creating the hook line, and GREEN LIGHT underscores my point. Every song on GREEN LIGHT is clever, commercial and creative and in a perfect world, each one of the 12 songs should become a huge hit in their own right. But just for now, kids around the world can be happy that on their drive to school each day, they can enjoy singing the songs on this beautifully crafted album.

Close your eyes tightly as you listen to We’re in this World Together and you might imagine that you are sitting in the front row of a hit Broadway show watching a magical story unfold before your eyes.

We’re in this world together, And it’s so nice to be here with you
We’re in this world together, Together we can turn any grey sky blue.

Dripping in “upbeat sensitivity” GREEN LIGHT is beautifully produced by Lou Gimenez and Bobby Susser.

Bobby Susser, lyricist and composer has reminded us all that “When it’s Right You’ll Know it.” And with his new album Green Light, I know it.
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Tim Braden

Green Light Never Disappoints
I have been co-publisher of Educational Dealer Magazine for over 25 years. During that time period, I’ve had several opportunities to listen to Bobby Susser’s songs for children. He never disappoints you, and with Green Light, he continues to rise above your greatest expectations. He has the ability to write the most catchy, melodic lines that children can easily sing along with, and lyrics that teach in a most friendly and fun-like manner, also easy to sing. With a number of instruments like cowbells, shakers, several guitars, bass, pianos, a section of horns and violins, and several percussive instruments, Susser covers a variety of subjects and a variety of musical styles that will keep children, and adults stimulated throughout this entire collection. With these songs about Living in This World, Thank You Mister Sun, We’re Gonna Laugh All Day, A Brand New Day,.and more, the musical styles from Reggae, Shuffle, Rock n’ Roll, Exercise, and a Rest Song will surely be placed at the top of your heap of favorite music for all age children.
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Dr. Alan Storeygard

Green Light encourages kids in a very fun way
Bobby Susser really knows kids!! And kids know and understand Bobby Susser. He has been writing music for them his whole life, and he has sold more than 5 million albums and won countless awards.
His new album, "Green Light" teaches kids pretty much everything they need to know to become a productive caring adult- and he teaches it through the use of fun music, common sense and decency, and very talented singers and instrumentalists.
Older kids (and by that I mean adults) could also learn a lot from this album about what it means to be a good friend and have a good friend, to appreciate every single day, the world around us, to try to stay healthy, get educated and stay educated, and bring a sense of optimism and joy to whatever challenges are faced in life.
Bobby has the incredible ability to instruct without being bossy, to encourage without being pushy, and to convey useful life-changing ideas in a very fun musical way. Not many people have this gift.
Music can often convey what words alone cannot. Bobby has the knack of using the best qualities of words and music for a common good - to help someone become a good person.
I suspect that this will be another award-winning album, and I hope it is. I encourage kids of all ages and adults to listen to it, to learn and live by its messages, and share its messages with others.
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Ricky Kej. Grammy Winner

GREEN LIGHT by BOBBY SUSSER IS A SURE SHOT WINNER
"GREEN LIGHT by BOBBY SUSSER IS A SURE SHOT WINNER." Ricky Kej Grammy winner
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