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I Used to Know the Name of All the Stars

by Kid Pan Alley

A musical journey through the universe--songs written by Paul Reisler with the children of Charlottesville, VA recorded by Cracker, Sissy Spacek, Corey Harris, John McCutcheon, Jesse Winchester, Sparky\'s Flaw and a host of others
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Used to Know the Names of All the Stars
3:16 $0.99
2. My Sister
2:05 $0.99
3. My Shoes Are Spying On Me
3:46 $0.99
4. My Mother Is a Dreamcatcher
3:16 $0.99
5. Hummingbird and the Honeybee
3:49 $0.99
6. Who Said Love
3:32 $0.99
7. If You Can't Love Yourself
2:54 $0.99
8. My Dog Did My Homework
3:30 $0.99
9. If I Could Tell Time What to Do
3:12 $0.99
10. I Do Love Virginia
4:08 $0.99
11. What
2:56 $0.99
12. Take a Chance
3:26 $0.99
13. We Could Make a Song About Love
4:00 $0.99
14. I Always Wanted a Horse
4:00 $0.99
15. Scared of Being Scary
2:13 $0.99
16. I Don't Know What I Forgot
2:53 $0.99
17. I Always Come Back for More
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18. Save a Place
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Kid Pan Alley started with a brilliant, yet obvious, discovery—children’s imaginations make kids the great co-writers for songs. From their first recording, in 2001, Tidal Wave of Song,” Kid Pan Alley has started a tidal wave of over 1,000 songs written with over 20,000 children across the country. Their latest release I Used to Know the Names of All the Stars, recorded by some of the artists who call Charlottesville home, including Cracker, Sissy Spacek, Corey Harris, John McCutcheon, Trees on Fire, Jesse Winchester, Sparky’s Flaw, Sons of Bill, and Shannon Worrell, features songs written with the children of Charlottesville.

The songs span the musical universe, from Jesse Winchester singing I Used to Know the Names of All the Stars, a song about how we used to know everything before we were born and now our job is to relearn it, to a reggae version of My Sister, sung by MacArthur award winner, Corey Harris.

Songwriting is a way to talk about some of the most important and complex personal and world issues as seen through the wide and perceptive eyes of children. Trapezoid’s Paul Reisler founded Kid Pan Alley with the goal of reinvigorating creativity as a core value in education, one community at a time. These songs, which celebrate who we are and who we can be, changed the kids who wrote them, and now they inspire kids and adults all around the country to think and grow.

Past CD projects, featuring world-renowned artists including Delbert McClinton, Amy Grant, Kix Brooks, Raul Malo, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Suzy Bogguss, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and many others, have won Parents’ Choice and NAPPA Gold awards, five ASCAP Foundation awards, and a Grammy nomination.



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i used to know the names of all the stars
fabulous cd. i listn to it all the time.all the time put into it is so obvious from the children writting the songs to the artist who sang their beautiful melodys. i had the opportunity to see them performed at the paramount theatre and it sent chills up my spine to see all those wonderful children singing the songs they created out of their very imaginitive little minds. yes i may be partial due to the fact my little girl helped write one of these wonderful songs. my mother is a dream catcher.