May 6, 2020

Musicians Week Morning Riddles (5-6-2020)

by Chompers

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Try and guess some of the biggest names in soul with today's riddles!

Transcript

[THEME SONG BEGINS]


>> RACHEL: Good morning! It’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show.


Start brushing on the top of your mouth. Pick a side, and brush in little circles around each tooth. 


>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush! 


[THEME SONG ENDS]


>> RACHEL: It’s Musicians week, and today we’ll be asking you some soulful riddles about some of our favorite musicians! 


Here’s your first one: 


I played soul on the piano

Even though I was blind

and one of my most popular songs

Is “Georgia on my Mind”


Who am I?


[SOUL MUSIC BEGINS]

 

>> GROUP: Ray Charles!


>> RACHEL: Ray Charles! 


Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth...


[SWITCH BELL]


>> RACHEL: -and brush those front teeth too. 


Ray Charles was a legendary musician when your grandparents were kids. He took the music he heard at church, called gospel, and mixed it with some of the most popular music on the radio, called blues and jazz, and he made a new kind of music that had a whole new sound. They called the music “soul”! Ray Charles was also blind, which means he couldn’t see. But that didn’t stop him from writing some of the biggest hits of his time, like “Georgia on My Mind” and “Hit the Road Jack”!


[MUSIC ENDS]


>> RACHEL: Switch your Brushing to the bottom of your mouth, 


[SWITCH BELL]


>> RACHEL: but don’t brush too hard!


Here’s your next Riddle:


I love to play the trumpet

And people say I’m one cool cat

I can sing and act in movies too

But my jazz solos are all that 


Who am I?


[JAZZ MUSIC BEGINS]


>> GROUP: Louis Armstrong


>> RACHEL: Louis Armstrong! 


Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and give your tongue a brush too!


[SWITCH BELL] 

 

>> RACHEL: Louis Armstrong was a trumpet player  and composer who was really great at playing jazz, a type of popular music that sounds like this.


[JAZZ MUSIC SWELLS]


>> RACHEL: Jazz was the “bee’s knees”...


[BEES BUZZ]


>> RACHEL: -back when your grandparents were little, which is another way of saying it was really cool! I think it’s the “bee’s knees” to have clean teeth! 


[JAZZ MUSIC ENDS]

[THEME SONG BEGINS]


>> RACHEL: You’re all done brushing for now, but come back tonight for more rhythm and riddles! And don’t forget to-


>> KIDS: 3-2-1 Spit!


[THEME SONG ENDS]


>> RACHEL: Chompers is a production of Gimlet Media.