Made in LA

Performed by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. CD. 36 min. Rainy Days Dimes Music. 2017. $15.
RedReviewStarPreS-Gr 3—The newest album from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band is a joyous celebration of all that is Los Angeles. A captivating picture of L.A. is portrayed through songs such as the airy "Silver Lake Stairs," the ethereal "Echo Park," and the kindie rock "Fiesta De La Brea." The title track includes uplifting lyrics such as "Hey-ey we are made in LA. We come from different places but come together as one" and mentions the people, places, and things that make L.A. what it is today. Also included is "Paletero Man," a catchy tune about the Mexican ice cream man selling frozen treats from his push cart, a scene that many children will be familiar with. In addition to all of the love for the city of angels, there is plenty of general fun to be had. "L+A" is a singalong that tells the story of the first and 12th letters of the alphabet pairing up, while "Jelly," a collaboration between Lucky and Mista Cookie Jar, will have listeners chanting along with lyrics like, "I got the peanut butter, so don't be jelly, jelly."
VERDICT No matter where you live, this album will be in high demand from every member of the family.

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