Earlier this year I wrote about our family’s new music wish list for the year, and this month I’d like to present the first review from that list. Since Simple Kids is talking about family relationships this month, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to review Family Time by Ziggy Marley.
I was initially intrigued by this album when hearing the song “Walk Tall,” a collaboration with Paul Simon, that’s simply fun & singable. My three-year-old was singing along almost immediately to this simply repetitive tune about holding your head high and trying new things again. While it’s fair to say that’s still probably our favorite song from the album, it’s definitely also representative of the collection as a whole—both fun & singable.
Reggae for the Family
Family Time is best described as reggae for the family, with a sweet collection of songs that have definite childlike overtones with “ABC” and “Ziggy Says” (his own musical taken on Simon Says) to songs that are equally enjoyable by a listener of any age such as “This Train,” “Take Me to Jamaica” and the title track “Family Time.”