#FromBellyToBaby *Jammy Jams Review*

#FromBellyToBaby *Jammy Jams Review*

Back when I use to teach, we always played lullabies during nap time to block out any noise.  Now that I have my own little ones, I still love to play lullabies for my babies.  Awhile back, I came upon Jammy Jams.  What are Jammy Jams?  Jammy Jams are a unique twist on lullabies – Children’s lullaby renditions of popular songs. 
When I first read about this cd, Hair Metal Goes Lullaby, I had to tell John about it.  Immediately, he said we have to have it.  So, needless to say, I was excited when they agreed to a review….and you guessed it, a giveaway to one of you lucky readers! 
Jammy Jams are fairly new, only going back to 2010.   Jeff Bradford and his wife welcomed their little boy and like all new parents, suffered from lack of sleep.  During one of these late night feedings, Jeff was inspired to develop lullabies that would not only provide soothing, calming music for baby, but would also entertain parents.  Jeff was drummer for the band Hollowboy, and when he got the idea for Jammy Jams, he called up his old band mate Tim Phillips and together, they arranged and performed all of the songs on the cd’s.  The relaxing format of these lullabies will “rock” your baby to sleep with the soothing sounds of vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, piano, blocks and more.  Jammy Jams are a fantastic way for parents to create soothing memories with their little ones while sharing their musical style. 
I received a copy of their fourth release, “Hair Metal Goes Lullaby.”  I was a little leary and a lot of curious when the cd arrived in the mail.  Could a song we all know and love be made into a lullaby?  We were on our wait out when the cd arrived, so I popped it into the cd player in the truck and played a guessing game with John.  (Yes, he got them all right).  You have to listen to believe that these songs really can be made into soothing lullabies yet still sound like the song you jam to. 
Maggie (22 months old) loves this cd.  When it’s time for bed, she goes to the cd player and turns it on herself.  I love it too.  I was pleasantly surprised by how well they made these songs I listened to turned into soothing lullabies.  I love that I can rock her and lay her down and not be falling asleep as I do so. Instead, I find myself singing or humming these tunes.   Not only do they relax her (and I assume baby Charlie also), but if I am having trouble falling asleep, these lullabies even relax me into sleep because I am busy singing to myself so I forget about everything else.

Songs on Hair Metal Goes Lullaby

1. Every Rose Has Its Thorn (originally by Poison)
2. Gypsy Road (originally by Cinderella)
3. Home Sweet Home (originally by Mötley Crüe)
4. I Remember You (originally by Skid Row)
5. Lay It Down (originally by Ratt)
6. Honestly (originally by Stryper)
7. Livin’ On A Prayer (originally by Bon Jovi)
8. Dream Warriors (originally by Dokken)
9. Jet City Women (originally by Queensrÿche)
10. Here I Go Again (originally by Whitesnake)

Here are some of their other cd’s.  

And….they just released a nap time cd as well – Greatest Naps Volume 1.  A collection of the most popular songs from the first 4 albums, plus 3 previously unreleased tracks.  $1 from each sale goes to support the Children’s National Medical Center.
Are you interested?  You can purchase the hard copy of the cd or a download on iTunes. 
Have you heard of Jammy Jams before?  Do you play lullabies when your little ones (or you) sleep?  What songs would you love to hear made into a lullaby?
*Disclosure:  I received no monetary compensation, however, I did receive a copy of this cd free of charge for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and
 opinions are 100 % my own*


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