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American Storytellers, Vol. 1
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(Cook Records, 1952), 50 mins
Here is a collection of tales from the seafaring gentlemen of Maine who have found a "brotherhood born of hardships and courage, baptized in brine." With most of the storytellers in their eighties, many of these stories hearken back to the early 1900s.
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(Cook Records, 1952), 50 mins
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American Storytellers, Vol. 3
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(Cook Records, 1954), 39 mins
In these conversations with Emory Cook, Captain Charles Chace and Matthew Richards spin yarns of the sea adventures of their youths, including hunting for humpback and sperm whales near Patagonia and surviving shipwrecks off the coast of Nova Scotia.
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(Cook Records, 1954), 39 mins
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The Bora of the Pascoe River: Cape York Peninsula, Northeast Australia
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produced by Wolfgang Laade, 1925-2013 (Folkways Records, 1975), 51 mins
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Grenada Stories and Songs
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(Cook Records, 1957), 52 mins
This field recording begins to document the tradition of spoken and sung storytelling in Grenada, a small island in the Caribbean. Full of humor, stories are told in English or English patois by a number of male orators and describe society (while reflecting African roots), often using metaphorical allusions to a...
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(Cook Records, 1957), 52 mins
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Brer Rabbit Tales
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produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996; performed by Richard (Rich) Amerson; in Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 3: Rich Amerson--1 (Folkways Records, 1960), 14 mins
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produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996; performed by Richard (Rich) Amerson; in Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 3: Rich Amerson--1 (Folkways Records, 1960), 14 mins
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