Miss Hilary Please and the Flying Trapeze | What Makes Me Special

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What Makes Me Special

by Miss Hilary Please and the Flying Trapeze

Building self esteem and encouraging expressive play through imagination and movement, this cd with 18 original songs will have children up on their feet!
Genre: Kids/Family: Sing-Along/Interactive
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  Song Share Time Download
1. We Can Tell a Story
1:08 $0.99
2. Do the Alphabet
2:04 $0.99
3. What Makes Me Special (feat. Bob James)
2:28 $0.99
4. Real Cool Spider (feat. Bob James)
1:47 $0.99
5. Speaking Spanish
1:44 $0.99
6. Monkeyin' Around
2:17 $0.99
7. Use Your Trunk
2:17 $0.99
8. Talkin' Turkey
1:33 $0.99
9. If I Were a Bear
2:00 $0.99
10. Polar Bear Dance
1:30 $0.99
11. Thunderstorm Celebration
2:24 $0.99
12. Make It Grow
2:26 $0.99
13. The Big Bowl
1:36 $0.99
14. Gingerman Blues
3:20 $0.99
15. We're Going Outside
3:14 $0.99
16. Be My Valentine
2:25 $0.99
17. If You're a Monster
1:29 $0.99
18. The Biggest Gift
1:41 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Masterful and impressive...
Hilary and Kevin are not only teaching children with their music,
they are creating an experiential environment of learning and love!
This CD is a gift."
Gail Martino
Director of Artful Living and Learning

About the music:
Building self esteem and encouraging expressive play through imagination and movement, this cd with 18 original songs will have children up on their feet!
While exploring how spiders move (Real Cool Spider) and singing in Spanish (Speaking Spanish),
splashing in a mud puddle (Thunderstorm Celebration) and gobbling with the turkeys (Talkin’ Turkey), young children will delight in "playacting" through physical engagement and song.
A little like a nanny, and a little like a friend, "Miss Hilary Please" sees the light inside of everyone and encourages each child to see their own light and to share it with the world around them (What Makes Me Special). She believes in the unlimited potential ability in every child and assures them that even though they are small, they can do great big things (The Biggest Gift)!
With special guest performances by Grammy Award-winning pianist, Bob James, and a charming forward written by Tony Award winning-Broadway director, Jack O’Brien, this engaging cd is a must for any young child’s music library.

About Miss Hilary Please and The Flying Trapeze:

A team of highly experienced professional musicians, Kevin DiSimone and Hilary James have performed and recorded individually, and as a duo with nationally known artists Barry Manilow, Carly Simon, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Bette Midler, Willy Nelson, Billy Preston, Bob James, Rick Braun, Chuck Loeb, Patty Austin, Sam and Dave, Jerry Mulligan, and Jean Michel Jarre.

They have performed at The Blue Note jazz club Japan and NYC, Birdland, The Bottom Line, CBGB's, The Beacon Theater, Madison Square Garden, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Wembly Stadium, The LA Forum, The Hollywood Bowl, The Greek Theater, and at The Tokyo Jazz Festival.

Hilary is the daughter of Grammy Award-winning jazz keyboardist and composer of the theme from the iconic television series Taxi, Bob James. She has recorded two albums with him, Flesh and Blood on Warner Brothers Records, and Christmas Eyes on Koch Records. As an actress, she has performed both off and on Broadway.
Kevin spent several years as keyboardist, vocalist, composer and producer with superstar Barry Manilow. His voice has been heard on numerous national television commercials as well as several major film scores including 3 Woody Allen Films.



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Renae Baker

A must-have in your family car!
I LOVE this CD! I don't even have small children any more, but, like the best children's TV shows, movies and music, Miss Hilary Please and the Flying Trapeze - What Makes Me Special is like a breath of fresh air for adults. Hilary's voice is, at once, exciting and soothing. I could listen to her all day. And having the national treasure of Bob James make appearances gives the CD a sublime jazzy thread running through it. This is a must-have in your family car! Not only will your children bob their heads and sing to it, but they will absorb the kind of life lessons that make for a kinder, gentler world. If I'm blessed with grandchildren, they will be blessed when I babysit, because I will be playing What Makes Me Special to them!

Eric & Vicky Miller

Creative Lyrics and Music For Young Children
Miss Hilary Please and The Flying Trapeze is a real treat which provides an enjoyable listening and theatrical teaching experience to young children. The witty lyrics are educational, encouraging and so much fun! The professional musical grooves are all great! (check out “Real Cool Spider”, etc). The title song, “What Makes Me Special” is an inspirational tune that could easily be included on a Disney soundtrack. Every song is uplifting and a must for parents and educators of young children everywhere. Job well done by Hilary & Kevin!

Kathleen A Renzenbrink

Not only FAB, but FUN.
This CD is fresh, and fun. The songs are bright and lend themself to not only dancing along, but encouraging children to laugh, sing along and be silly. Kids, parents and teachers, will love to learn with this wonderfully crafted work of art. I feel this CD was inspired and created with nothing but love. A must have for anyone with small children, niece's or nephews, or grandchildren.

Karen Kantor

Sweet, Evocative and Fun!
What a wonderful album of simple, sweet songs in the gorgeous, evocative voice of Hilary James! And if you listen carefully, you’ll hear the jazzy and often hilarious arrangements by Kevin DiSimone, adding depth and fun for the grownups and new sounds for the babes. "Miss Hilary Please and the Flying Trapeze" makes a wonderful baby or birthday gift, and I’ve got a brand new Great Niece coming in July!