Fly Hippopotamus Fly
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Ed Lipton's children's songs is that while children of all ages giggle, laugh, love them, learn and sing them with tremendous enthusiasm, adults too equally enjoy them. At any concert, adults are the first to request him to sing Fly, Hippopotamus, Fly, Animal Apartment House, or any other of his children's songs. If you talk with Ed Lipton about his songs, the reason for this becomes apparent. Ed believes that too many writers and entertainers underrate the ability of children to understand and appreciate. He feels that too often children's sensitivity and creativity are dulled rather than allowed room to grow. Most important, Ed adds, too often, second rate material that wouldn't pass muster with an adult auidence is considered perfectly fine for children. If you write a song that can't be appreciated by adults, then it isn't good enough for your children. If you are looking for the very best children's material available, genuinely enjoyable, moving, meaningful and funny- songs that tend to bring out the best in children - and above all, songs that are original, lively, and thoroughly singable, then this is the record for you. Without phoniness and frills, here is a personal concert for you and yours by perhaps the best children's songwriter on the scene today. Ed Lipton has had wide experience in working with and performing for both adult and children's audiences. His songs have been presented on TV and radio programs and have been anthologized and recorded by a number of artists in the U.S. and abroad.