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I grew up listening to Barry Louis Polisar. Now decades later he's still winning over new listeners. Some of the rebellious children he used to entertain--many from New York--have banded together and released a 2-CD, 60-song, tribute album of his songs called "We're Not Kidding! A Tribute to Barry Louis Polisar."

These aren't your typical Barney/Wiggles/Raffi type songs. With titles like "Never Cook Your Sister in a Frying Pan" and "My Brother Threw Up on My Stuffed Toy Bunny," Barry's off-the-wall songs are re-invented into totally new genres; an Irish band covers Barry's song "Potty Training," and a Klezmer band sings "Don't Put Your Finger Up Your Nose" -- in Yiddish!

"It's great fun for me to hear my songs re-created this way," Polisar said. "Having my song in 'Juno' was great--but this is even better."

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The project is the brain child of Aaron Cohen, lead singer of the LA punk band The Radioactive Chicken Heads. Aaron had Barry's albums as a child and claims him as his biggest influence.

The 2-CD set is now available from Amazon.com. for $15.95. Hear free samples on Barry'??s web site: www.barrylou.com/ . Perfect tunes for those summer road trips.

Momtrends was not paid for this post. Thanks mom for sharing cool music with me as a kid!

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