Creators: Todd Hannert; Adam Rudman; David Rudman.
The soundtrack to Jack's Big Music Show culls some of the highlights from the smart and fun kids' show. The show doesn't talk down to its viewers and opens them up to a wide range of sounds both through the music Jack (guitar/vocals), his best friend Mary (accordion/drums), and his dog Mel (drums) play on the show and the music provided by first-rate children's music performers like Laurie Berkner, the Dirty Sock Funtime Band, and Milkshake. There are also guest performances by big-name "adult" artists like Sweet Honey in the Rock and Yolanda Adams. All of the above contribute fine songs to the collection, especially Berkner's "I'm Gonna Catch You," Milkshake's power poppy "Bottle of Sunshine," and the Dirty Sock Funtime Band's "Music Everywhere." The only drawback to the disc is that there aren't enough songs from Jack and his friends. Still, the disc is simple and catchy enough to keep youngsters involved but energetic and smart enough to keep parents from losing their minds as the disc is played repeatedly. ~ Tim Sendra