“Shake It to the One That You Love the Best” by Cheryl Warren Mattox is a collection of 26 play songs and lullabies from Black musical traditions, with lyrics and a piano score included. The author provides brief background notes and interesting facts about the songs, along with lavish color illustrations. Instructions for ring, line, and clapping games given. The enclosed CD has 26 songs from African, African-American, Creole, and Caribbean cultures, with a broad spectrum of styles represented, from jazz, reggae, gospel, rhythm and blues, and classical). A great selection for early childhood classrooms.
Play Songs: Little Sally Walker, Jump Shamador, My Mama's Calling Me, Miss Lucy, Mary Mack, Here Comes Sally, Hambone, Loop De Loo, There's a Brown Girl in the Ring, Down Down Baby, Old Lady Sally Wants to Jump, Bluebird Bluebird, Bob-a-needle, Climb the Mountains, Peep Squirrel, Go In and Out the Window.
Lullabies: Fais Do Do Colas, All the Pretty Little Horses, Ya Ya Ya, Gone to the Mailboat, Short'ning Bread, I Will Feed My Baby, Kumbaya, Sleep Baby Sleep, Who's That, Give My Heart Ease.