Recommending “Sing the Bible with Slugs and Bugs”

1If you have kids, know kids, once were a kid, are ever around kids, ever lead worship for kids, ever lead worship for people who are kids, or are currently a kid, you should most definitely buy Randall Goodgame’s album “Sing the Bible with Slugs and Bugs”. Buy it from www.slugsandbugs.com (or on iTunes).

It’s been out since February 2015, so I’m a little late to the game here. No one sent me a free copy, and no one asked me to review it, but my wife bought it over the summer and it’s quickly become our family’s soundtrack.

We listen to it with our kids in the car, or around the breakfast table, or when a bad case of the grumpies has infected the house.

I listen to it when I’m driving around town or running some of the trails behind my neighborhood.

And I’m using more and more of the songs when I lead our kids and families in worship at Sunday school in-between our morning services at my church.

It’s a great album. The music, production, lyrics, balance of silly and serious, catchy melodies, and sheer amount of bible content is excellent. Depending on the song, you’ll hear Randall joined by The Watoto Children’s Choir  – EDIT: The African Children’s Choir – , and/or Sally Lloyd Jones, and/or some of the best Nashville singers and musicians who just happen to be Randall’s buddies. Oh, and Dracula and some pretty jazzy bees too. Man it’s good.

I love all of the songs. In particular, I’m loving “For Us”. It’s a call and response song that helps kids learn 1 John 3:16. It’s singable, simple, easy, fun, and gets stuck in your head. And I think that’s the point.

Here’s a clip of one of the other great songs, “Two Shirts”.

Thanks, Randall, for the gift that this album is to me as a follower of Jesus, a lover of the Word, a husband and dad, and a worship leader too.

9 thoughts on “Recommending “Sing the Bible with Slugs and Bugs”

  1. Mandy November 7, 2015 / 12:52 am

    Thanks for the recommendation Jamie. We bought this this morning and are already loving it!

  2. Gary Ware November 7, 2015 / 6:00 am

    And the second album should be arriving before Christmas.

    • Jamie Brown November 7, 2015 / 10:54 am

      Thanks Matt! We LOVE Rain for Roots. Can’t wait for the new one.

  3. rgoodgame November 10, 2015 / 3:51 am

    Thanks so much for taking time to share about Sing the Bible, Jamie. I’m thrilled that you enjoy it and your family is soaking up the verses.

    Two small things… The choir on the CD is actually the African Childrens Choir (not Watoto) and folks can also buy the CD at slugsandbugs.com

    Again, thanks so much for helping spread the word. Peace to you and yours!

    • Jamie Brown November 10, 2015 / 12:32 pm

      Thank you so much, Randall! I’ll fix the post… Can’t wait for the new CD to come out. We’re huge fans. Maybe you can come visit Truro sometime!

      (By the way – your “Hey Beautiful Girl” song off of the first Slugs and Bugs CD is the song that made me REALLY want daughters when I first heard it several years ago. Fast forward to today… God has given my wife and I three little girls. And they’ve each been sung that lullaby A LOT.)

      • rgoodgame November 14, 2015 / 5:05 am

        So cool, Jamie. I still sing it to my daughter and she turns 15 next week!

      • rgoodgame November 14, 2015 / 5:07 am

        And about Truro, we’re planning a return trip to the UK next June. Let’s chat!

      • Jamie Brown November 14, 2015 / 7:35 am

        Thanks, Randall. We’re actually much closer… Truro Anglican Church in downtown Fairfax, VA. 🙂

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