THE SWEETNESS OF YOU
Ellen Edson

– Freeclyde Music, a new independent record label, officially launches with a new release by Ellen Edson, entitled The Sweetness of You.  The album is a collection of lullabies, songs of love for things like birds, trees and family. 

The Sweetness of You features 16 tracks, including several original pieces penned by Edson, who sings and plays banjo, guitar, dulcimer, mandolin and autoharp on the recording.  The album envelops the listener in a loving spirit, perfect for comforting, settling, and soothing children and adults alike.

A native of Los Angeles, Ellen grew up in a musical family with influences of classical, folk and film music. When she was about 9 years old, folk music became her passion, when her mom brought home a recording by Pete Seeger. Learning first the guitar, then the banjo, she became particularly enthralled with the mountain music of Appalachia. This led to learning both the autoharp and mountain dulcimer.  Working with her father, the late film composer Jerry Goldsmith, Ellen played guitar and autoharp for his popular television theme for The Waltons, and for the film score of Wild Rovers.  Collaboration with her brother Joel Goldsmith, also a film composer, produced the CD Family Fare, as well as contributing guitar, dulcimer and autoharp tracks to his score for the film Shilo 2.

Family Fair Folk Songs for Children and their Families earned Edson a Parents’ Choice Award and a Platinum Award from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio which raved, “You're going to love this lively collection of songs by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and other traditional favorites plus many original songs with catchy lyrics and a sense of humor. Accompanied with guitar, banjo, autoharp, dulcimer, and harmonium, all played and with singing by the talented Ellen Edson. A gem that's destined to be a sing-along hit!”

FCM CD002

The Sweetness Of You
Ellen Edson



$4.95

1. Good Night, Good Night   2:51
Poem by Dennis Lee from Jelly Belly © 1983
Music by Ellen Edson

2. The Sweetness Of You   2:49
Words and Music by Ellen Edson
© 2006 Elm Hill Music

3. Trees   2:25
Poem by Harry Behn © 1977 by Alice L. Behn
Music by Ellen Edson

4. Asleep On The Farm   2:46
From the children’s book:
Asleep on The Farm by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Music by Ellen Edson

5. As I Rock You To Sleep    3:17
Words and Music by Ellen Edson
© 2006 Elm Hill Music

6. When All The World’s Asleep    2:08
Poem by Anita E. Posey
Music by Ellen Edson

7. Sail Away Ladies   3:19
Traditional

8. At The Bottom Of The Sea   1:56
Traditional • Additional words by Ellen Edson
 9. This Song is For The Birds    1:53
Words and Music by Bill Staines
© 1989 Mineral River Music BMI

10. Kiss The Baby Good Night   1:47
Traditional

11. A Child’s Prayer    2:05
Anonymous, Music by Ellen Edson
© 2006 Elm Hill Music

12. Fly To You    2:45
Words and Music by Ellen Edson
© 2006 Elm Hill Music

13. My Little One   3:17
Words and Music by Ellen Edson
© 2006 Elm Hill Music

14. Pony Girl    1:40
Traditional - Arrangement and additional
lyrics by Bruce Springsteen •
Adapted by Ellen Edson

15. All Asleep   2:05
Poem by Charlotte Pomerantz •
Music by Ellen Edson

16. Dancing In The Night Sky   2:19
Words and Music by Ellen Edson

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