The Buddy System (Music CD) *
Artists: Cherie Call & Lindy Butler
Winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award for children’s music! Cherie Call and Lyndy Butler come together for “The Buddy System,” a freewheeling, magical children’s album full of warm, imaginative, playful tunes. Call’s beloved, rich alto and Butler’s whispering, affectionate tone make a stellar duo, and together they explore the whole gamut of childhood experience. From the melodramatic romp, “Oh No! Oh Yes!” to the dulcet, poignant “I Love You All the Colors,” their songs evoke scenes from daily life with children in color and detail. Sometimes singing from a parent’s point of view, and sometimes from a child’s, Call and Butler have honed an uncanny ability to find magic in the everyday. In “Like a Butterfly,” Butler’s delicate, fluid voice goes straight for your heart with a tale of resilience and emerging self-confidence. Call delivers a songwriting and storytelling masterpiece in “The Astronaut and the Mermaid” (recipient of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize), a delightfully fanciful celebration of differences: simple but fascinating, sweet but profound. If you’re looking for a children’s album your kids will have on repeat for weeks - without a single objection from you - this is it.