Reading Rainbow

Season 4 Episode 5

Mama Don't Allow

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Aired Weekdays 2:30 PM Jun 27, 1986 on PBS
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Mama Don't Allow
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LeVar shows how music can help interpret a situation, from meeting alligators in a Louisiana swamp to joining a party on a Mississippi riverboat. Fred Newman narrates the story of Mama Don't Allow, about how a young musician starts his own swamp band with his friends. Viewers are then treated to a recording session with Fred Newman as he makes up all the sound effects for the book, including the band's music.moreless

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    LeVar Burton

    LeVar Burton

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    Tina Fabrik

    Tina Fabrik

    Theme Singer (telecasts of 1983-1998 only)

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      • LeVar: Miles and his Swamp Band learned that music is very powerful stuff, and there's so much of it for you to explore. There's classical, jazz, rock, blues and more. So keep your ears open, and discover the joy of music and what a big difference it can make in your life.

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      • Featured Books:

        Mama Don't Allow by Thacher Hurd
        Miranda by Tricia Tusa
        Alligator Shoes by Arthur Dorros
        Apartment 3 by Ezra Jack Keats
        Mouth Sounds by Fredrick R. Newman

      • The jazz segment seen toward the end of this episode appeared as a bonus on the Reading Rainbow DVD, Music, Music, Everywhere.

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