Goodnite Kisses-Lullabies from Around the World
Varoius Artists Album Description A world tour of traditional lullabies from a variety of cultures. The tracks are simple and intimate performed on a number of instruments with light vocals. The traditional 'Frere Jacques' is translated in 10 languages, to aid a child's development of foreign language. A soft trumpet solo gives Brahms' Lullaby a jazzy twist. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral is played on authentic Irish instruments. The collection also includes favorites from 12 different countries, such as 'Kumbabya' (Congo) and 'All Through the Night' (Wales.) Many lesser known, but worldly sounding tracks can also be heard. ...excerpts from the press release 'Parents will enjoy playing this world tour of traditional and original lullabies from a variety of cultures for their children,' Bartley said. 'But adults will like it, too. I think they'll forget they are listening to lullabies and just enjoy the music.' Bartley worked with other local musicians including producer and guitarist, Jeff Baxter, and singer Jeff Ekberg. She recorded the CD at Baxter Studios, Louisville, and a Lexington studio with album producer, Charlie Bissell. Lexington pianist, Mary Beth Mankel, and her smooth piano tracks can also be heard on 'Goodnite Kisses.' 'I wanted to give familiarity and appreciation of world cultures through music,' Bartley said. 'These songs could also help children with linguistic development. People learning English might also enjoy listening to the translations.' 'Goodnite Kisses,' comes at a good time - just as the nation is experiencing a 'baby boom' for baby products, according to Entrepreneur.com. Parents are looking for items that will enhance their children's earliest years. 'This is a CD children can grow with,' Bartley said. 'And one that will bring back good memories for their parents.' Goodnitekisses.com was awarded a Family Friendly Site. Also, the CD is a contender for the coveted Parent's Choice Award. Winners are announced in June. Executive Producer and Artist Angela Bartley, 34, is a Kentucky native, who began playing trumpet at age 11 and added other instruments along the way, including bugle and voice. She earned a full music scholarship to the University of Louisville, and gained local notoriety playing bugle for Churchill Downs. Today she teaches trumpet and recently completed her second CD, 'Goodnite Kisses: Lullabies from around the World.' Bartley, a graduate of U of L business school, is also a certified flight instructor at Bowman Field. She is the bugler for the Kentucky Derby Museum. Miss Bartley also can be found at the YMCA, Jefferson Community College and Mallard Crossing apartments working as a certified fitness instructor.