Kidsongs is a creation of Bruce Gowers and Carol Rosenstein both of whom have experience in producing music videos and music TV specials. Rosenstein had the ideal of Kidsongs when her daughter was one year old. Gowers had a baby son and also jumped on the Kidsongs ideal as well. Originally Kidsongs was series of direct to home video program which centered on a story/theme and had 10 to 15 songs. Some of themes included animals, silly people and songs behind them, and automobiles.
In 1994 it was decided to produce a TV show featuring the songs from the video programs that Gowers and Rosenstein produced since the mid 1980's. In the TV show a group of neighborhood kids convince a couple of TV station managers to let them produce a television in which the kids would produce and star in. While the TV program made you think that kids did all the work on the set and on location, in reality it used video segments from the Kidsong video program, and they had adult camera people that were off camera. The TV show also had a question and answer segment in which the Kidsongs Kids would interview highly respected people and their also interviewed a few well known actors and music performers. That included Raven-Symone who started in "The Cosby Show" and "Hanging with Mr. Cooper" and smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz. The TV program also introduced a fantasy character called Billy Biggle, and later added a second one Ruby Biggle who was Billy's sister. The Biggles would help the Kidsongs kids during the program in anyway possible. Whether it was helping behind the scenes or leading a sing along on one of songs in the show. The Kidsongs TV Show got exposure on both cable (Disney Channel) and broadcast TV (PBS affiliates)from 1994 though 2001.
By the way at the later years of the Kidsongs music video productions, the Biggles were also featured and that included including two videos that made Billy and Ruby the main theme and bring the Kidsong Kids and the home viewers to Biggle Land were Billy and Ruby resided along with their friends. A few Kidsong Video show in their entirety got aired on public televison as well.
The TV show is gone but you can still buy all 24 videos of the Kidsong video series by going to their website at kidsongs.com. Bruce and Carol still work in creating and producing music programs for TV and video and have worked with people like Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, and 'N-Sync just to name a few. They know how to but pictures to music and Kidsongs comes out a winner.
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