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19th Century French Poetry: Read in French by Paul A. Mankin
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 49 mins

Paul A. Mankin recites the most famous French poetry from the 19th Century. Gérard de Nerval, Victor Hugo and Alphonse de Lamartine, the main poets from the romantic period are represented, as well as precursors of Symbolism, Paul Verlaine and Stéphane Mallarmé. In addition, the album includes poems written by...

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20th Century French Poetry: Narrated by Paul Mankin
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(Folkways Records, 1965), 49 mins

Paul A. Mankin recites French poetry from the 20th Century. French poets from the first of the 20th Century like Charles Peguy, Paul Valery and Guillaume Apollinaire are represented, as well as those from the second half of the century including Louis Aragon, Jacques Prevert and Jules Supervielle.



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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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Albert Ramsbottom, Sam Small and Uthers: English Dialect Readings with Wallace House
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(Folkways Records, 1954), 47 mins

This collection of traditional English folk songs is performed here by Wallace House in spoken word with guitar accompaniment (occasional strums). It is not sung and instead performed as "poetry". These old "songs" date back as early as 1840 and represent interesting examples of dialects from around England. The a...

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(Folkways Records, 1954), 47 mins
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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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Amerindian Music of Chile: Aymara, Qaqashqar, Mapuche
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produced by Christos Clair-Vasiliades (Folkways Records, 1975), 44 mins
In Chile today there are three indigenous groups who are direct descendants from pre-Hispanic dwellers of America: the Aymara, the Qawashqar (also called Alakaluf), and the Mapuche (also called Araucanian). The Aymara inhabit the Andean mountains and Altiplano located in Chile’s two most northern provinces, Tar...
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produced by Christos Clair-Vasiliades (Folkways Records, 1975), 44 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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