Browse Titles - 5 results

Sort

American Storytellers, Vol. 1
See details
(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.
Sample
(Cook Records, 1952), 50 mins
×
American Storytellers, Vol. 3
See details
(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.
Sample
(Cook Records, 1954), 39 mins
×
Calypso Lore and Legend
See details
(Cook Records, 1956), 49 mins
71-year old Chinee Patrick Jones, one of the most famous old-time Calypsonians to pass through Port of Spain, tells stories from his singing days and sings old tunes. As Jones reminisces, Carnival 1956 rages throughout the city, and this recording offers the chance to sample tunes from the calypso tent. Also fea...
Sample
(Cook Records, 1956), 49 mins
×
Grenada Stories and Songs
See details
(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...
Sample
(Cook Records, 1957), 52 mins
×
Haywire Mac
See details
(Cook Records, 1950), 43 mins
Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennesee, "Haywire Mac" McClintock sings army songs from the early 1900s, which he learned while in the Philippines as a civilian packer with US Army pack trains. These are humorous narratives describing life while traveling around the world in service. Brief interviews explain the...
Sample
(Cook Records, 1950), 43 mins
×