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I just purchased the CD version of "Free to Be . ..You and Me" as a gift for my nine year old granddaughter. I originally owned the vinyl edition in the seventies when my children were little. To this day they talk about the impact it had on them. ‘Marlo Thomas and Friends" address many issues from being true to you are: "Free to Be. ..You and Me", to rejecting sexual stereotypes ; "William’s Doll". When my daughter was pregnant three years ago, she announced she had located the CD on amazon. com. The teachings of tolerance made an impact of all four of my children. If you want to teach your children tolerance, this is the best collection of of songs available today. It as relevant now as it was when it was first released. Even now I can recall the songs and the messages. It is a temptation to open the CD and listen to it first. But a gift is a gift Check it out!
Product description Free To Be… You And Me (1972 Television Cast) There are thousands upon thousands of children’s albums out there, but the one that quietly left its mark with more ’70s children than perhaps any other album was this disc. Free to Be…You and Me was a pet project of proud feminist Marlo Thomas (a.k.a. “That Girl”), and it was born–according to the liner notes–by the desire to provide her niece with music “to celebrate who she was and who she could be.” Harry Belafonte sings “Parents Are People,” ex-football great Rosie Grier offers an incredible, touching melody titled “It’s All Right to Cry,” and Diana Ross waxes future-positive on “When We Grow Up.” A great hour of brain food for young–and not-so-young–children. –Denise Sheppard
Free To Be… You And Me (1972 Television Cast) Review
I bought this as a stocking stuffer for my toddler grand-niece and first grader grand-nephew. Amazon simultaneously downloaded it into my Prime music account so I got to listen to it for the first time in many years. It was every bit as delightful as I remembered from the late 1970s when my own kids were young. Pretty sure I liked it better back then than they did – especially Carol Channings wonderful contribution about housework. When I handed the package to the kids’s parents I warned them it was subversive (and I do love subversive) but the thank you note I received yesterday indicates that they love subversive too and that Free to Be is playing pretty much non-stop in their kitchen while dinner is being cooked. Wonderful things are wonderful across generations. -Read Reviews-
This was my FAVORITE cassette tape when I was a kid, and I was SO excited to find it for my kids to listen to and enjoy. SO happy to have found this 🙂