“This Record Belongs To _____“
What was the first music that you ever loved as a little kid? Can you picture the cassette? Record? CD?
We here at LITA get all misty-eyed when we think of our earliest jams. They sparked the love of music that propels us in our creative endeavors to this day, including our most recent endeavor: creating a very special introduction to music just for kids.
We present to you today our children’s compilation called “This Record Belongs To _____“ (the record’s owner gets to write his/her name in the blank!) accompanied by Third Man Records’ new portable children’s turntable!
A little backstory…
It all started with a mix made by the great Zach Cowie (mastermind behind our Country Funk comps). Zach gave this mix to LITA founder Matt Sullivan, who in turn played it for his newborn daughter. Featuring kid-friendly songs by various beloved, non-Wiggles artists such as Harry Nilsson, Woody Guthrie, Nina Simone, and Donovan, Zach’s mix became the soundtrack to the Sullivan household and is still on rotation today (three years later)! One day Matt realized it was time to share.
We enlisted our favorite artist Jess Rotter to bring to life a whimsical storybook (the record’s insert) with a cast of critter characters to help introduce our littlest customers to the big world of music and vinyl. We were then lucky enough to join forces with Jack White & the lovely folks at his record label Third Man, who were preparing to release a turntable for children.
This record/turntable bundle was made for all the moms and dads who want to keep music alive by teaching their kids the wonder of holding an album in their hands, putting needle to groove, and immersing themselves in the pages of a record’s sleeve as the music plays.
Both “This Record Belongs To ___“ (vinyl/CD/mp3) and the Third Man turntable are now available for preorder (either separately or bundled together for a discount) right here on our site and will be available for immediate purchase on November 6th, just in time for the holidays. We have 200 copies on “Gender Equality” split color pink/blue wax, and the rest are black.
Head to the release page for full details!