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Afro-American Tales and Games
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(Folkways Records, 1980), 52 mins

A jingle of African bells, a dramatic call of "Sto--ry! Sto--rytelling ti--me! ie yie yie yie yie," and the journey begins! Linda Goss, award-winning "Traveling Storyteller," enchants children with African tales and games (and American storytelling, too). Among the characters she introduces is the lazy Jack Rabb...

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(Folkways Records, 1980), 52 mins
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Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey
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written by Jamake Highwater, 1931-2001; produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- (Folkways Records, 1977), 50 mins
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written by Jamake Highwater, 1931-2001; produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- (Folkways Records, 1977), 50 mins
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Ashanti: Folk Tales from Ghana
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 25 mins
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Comptines
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performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 1 min
Performer Gérard Dôle writes, "This record gives a compressed idea of the kind of Cajun music that we especially love: music of old times and good times, home music, music of the veillée (evening with company)." Dôle and Marie-Paule Vadunthun learned most of their tunes directly from Louisiana musicians.
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performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 1 min
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Saute Crapaud
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produced by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985; in Cajun Home Music (Folkways Records, 1977), 1 min
This album, recorded by Gérard Dôle, presents Cajun home music from before World War I. From solo ballads to instrumental dance tunes, this collection explores the musical expressions of descendants of the Acadians who were expelled from Nova Scotia by the British in the French and Indian War.
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produced by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985; in Cajun Home Music (Folkways Records, 1977), 1 min
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Howdido
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performed by Rolf Cahn; in California Concert with Rolf Cahn (Folkways Records, 1959), 3 mins
Versatile guitarist Rolf Cahn collected his music in Europe, the Caribbean, and Mexico, as well as in American folk music circles. This album portrays his passion for both flamenco and the blues, and it explores the melodies of several songs, including "Yarrow," an 18th-century Scottish ballad Cahn learned from t...
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performed by Rolf Cahn; in California Concert with Rolf Cahn (Folkways Records, 1959), 3 mins
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The Downtown Story
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 16 mins
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Trip Trap Robbers in the Sea
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performed by Jean Ritchie, 1922-2015; in A Folk Concert in Town Hall, New York (Folkways Records, 1959), 1 min
This live recording of three very different singers presents Jean Ritchie's southern ballads, Oscar Brand's sea songs and "atomic blues," and Dave Sear's repertoire of Scottish songs. The three enjoy working together, and their enthusiasm is audible in both the music and the spoken introductions to several tracks...
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performed by Jean Ritchie, 1922-2015; in A Folk Concert in Town Hall, New York (Folkways Records, 1959), 1 min
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Folk Tales from West Africa
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produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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The Four Musicians of Bremen and The Golden Treasure
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(Folkways Records, 1980), 30 mins

A rooster, dog, cat and donkey aspire to become musicians in the first of these entertaining stories, which is based on a Grimm fairy tale. Each animal is characterized by one or more instruments; for example, when the dog howls, we hear a French horn, and cellos and bass indicate barking. The N.Y. State Symphonia...

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