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Title Classic folk songs for kids : from Smithsonian Folkways.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Smithsonian Folkways, [2016]
℗2016 ©2016


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department CDs  JCDISC CLASSIC    In Transit
Description 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
digital rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Title from disc label.
Performer Various performers.
Note Tracks previously released between 1951-1957, 1960-1968, 1990-1999, and 2000-2012.
Program notes, compiled and annotated by Jeff Place, lyrics, and full credits on container insert.
Contents Froggie went a-courtin’ (Elizabeth Mitchell) (3:49) -- Polly Wolly doodle (Pete Seeger, Bess Hawes, and Tom Glazer) (1:51) -- Skip to my Lou (Lead Belly) (2:15) -- I've been working on the railroad (Ella Jenkins) (2:27) -- She'll be comin' 'round the mountain (Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family) (2:44) -- John Henry (Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry) (4:08) -- Brown girl in the ring (Lord Invader) (1:49) -- Old King Cole (Jean Ritchie) (1:11) -- Green grass grows all around (Sam Hinton) (2:25) -- La rana (The frog) (Suni Paz) (2:05) -- I had a rooster (Pete Seeger) (3:55) -- Go tell Aunt Rhody (the Ritchie Family) (1:45) -- Miss Mary Mack (Ella Jenkins) (1:59) -- Yankee Doodle (Pete Seeger) (1:41) -- Rock Island line (Snooks Eaglin) (2:06) -- Big Rock Candy Mountain (Tom Glazer) (3:10) -- On top of Old Smoky (Pete Seeger) (2:19) -- Crawdad hole (Cisco Houston) (2:17) -- Oh Susannah (Pete Seeger) (1:18) -- Goober peas (Tom Glazer) (2:03) -- Arroz con leche = Rice and milk (Young Mexican Girls) (0:37) -- Riding in my car (Elizabeth Mitchell) (2:49) -- Whoopie ti-yi-yo, get along little dogies (Cisco Houston) (2:05) -- Home on the range (Pete Seeger) (1:51) -- Shenandoah (Alan Mills) (2:45).
Summary With this collection, curator Jeff Place culls a cross-section of 26 classics from the Smithsonian Folkways vaults to tell an intriguing story of American signature sing-along. The songs' origins are as fascinating as the songs are fun: centuries-old European ballads, an American Revolutionary tune, Nineteenth-century American folksongs, African-derived game songs, a sea chantey, a railroad jingle, camp songs, and even an opera song.
Language Sung primarily in English, with some lyrics in Spanish.
Subject Children's songs.
Folk songs.
Folk music -- United States.
Children's songs. (OCoLC)fst00856546
Folk music. (OCoLC)fst00929383
Folk songs. (OCoLC)fst00929707
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Folk songs.
Folk music.
Children's sound recordings.
Children's sound recordings. (OCoLC)fst01774242
Folk music. (OCoLC)fst01726617
Folk songs. (OCoLC)fst01726618
Songs. (OCoLC)fst01726744
Added Author Mitchell, Elizabeth, 1968- performer.
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014, performer.
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009, performer.
Glazer, Tom, performer.
Leadbelly, 1885-1949, performer.
Jenkins, Ella, performer.
Guthrie, Sarah Lee, performer.
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996, performer.
Terry, Sonny, performer.
Lord Invader, 1914-1961, performer.
Ritchie, Jean, performer.
Hinton, Sam, 1917-2009, performer.
Paz, Suni, performer.
Eaglin, Snooks, 1936-2009, performer.
Houston, Cisco, performer.
Mills, Alan, 1912-1977, performer.
Ritchie Family (Musical group : Kentucky), performer.
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, publisher.
Standard No. 093074508022
Music No. SFW 45080 Smithsonian Folkways
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