Something I take very seriously, is giving my kids a good musical education. I want them to know their stuff, right from the start. It would be cruel to have them get to primary school without having heard anything but kids cd's.
After some deliberation I decided that a good starting point was the 1950's, just a few years before The Beatles. The start of rock n' roll.
Little e is now pretty well versed on the 1950's -- Little Richard, The Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins etc. Her two stand out tracks thus far, the ones she requests the most, are these two little gems:
1. 'Kansas City' by Wilbert Harrison. Dorothy comes from Kansas. Therefore this song must be great.
2. 'Come Go With Me' by The Del-Vikings. Or, 'Dumb be Dumb', as Little e calls it.
Two fantastic songs. She has very good taste.
From there, we've been easing into The Beatles and The Beach Boys. She is pretty fond of The Beatles, and particularly likes 'Hey Jude' (partly because there's a Jude at church. So she can relate.)
I'm not sure where we are going to go next. I will need to consult my notes, and do some prep.