After more than three decades of spreading the gospel of A Cappella, The Persuasions recorded their first album for children. Though it’s aimed primarily at the little ones, say one- to five-year-olds, it’s hard not to enjoy it no matter your age. There are a host of treats, including “Teddy Bears’ Picnic,” “A Cappella Fellas” and the title track. The story that Jerry Lawson spins to frame “On Top of Spaghetti” is not to be missed.
The Persuasions have received a 1999 Parents Choice “Gold” Award for their children’s album, “On The Good Ship Lollipop.” Parents’ Choice is a nonprofit consumer guide to children’s books/videos/toys/software/television/magazines founded in 1978. Its honorary advisory board includes Julie Andrews, LeVar Burton, Barbara Bush, and Mister Rogers. The advisory board is made up of prominent educators, psychologists, children’s literature scholars, and writers.