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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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Sweet William Died
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performed by Joan O'Bryant, 1923-1964; in Folksongs and Ballads of Kansas (Folkways Records, 1957), 1 min
Collected and performed by Kansas native Joan O'Bryant, this compilation of Kansas music harks back to its settlers' origins in New England, but especially in Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Ozarks. In addition to old songs from England and Ireland, this album includes material unique to Kansas.
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performed by Joan O'Bryant, 1923-1964; in Folksongs and Ballads of Kansas (Folkways Records, 1957), 1 min
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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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(Folkways Records, 1980), 30 mins
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Bile Them Cabbage Down
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produced by Raeburn Flerlage, 1915-2002; performed by Frank Hamilton, 1994-; in Frank Hamilton Sings Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins
This solo album contains ten tracks sung and accompanied by Frank Hamilton, who grew up in Los Angeles and first heard folk music in his teens. By dint of luck and perseverance, he learned how to play the harmonica from Woody Guthrie, toured the south with Guy Carawan, and eventually founded Chicago's renowned Ol...
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produced by Raeburn Flerlage, 1915-2002; performed by Frank Hamilton, 1994-; in Frank Hamilton Sings Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins
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French Short Stories, Vol. 1: Read in French by Armand and Louise Bégué and Pierre Capritz
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written by Paul Louis Courier, 1773-1825, François-Marie-Arouet de Voltaire, 1694-1778 and Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893 (Folkways Records, 1960), 39 mins

The French short story tradition can be useful in teaching French. Armand Bégué, a professor at Brooklyn College, his wife, and Pierre Capritz, a professor at Yale University, have recorded six stories in two volumes accompanied by written French versions and a glossary.The first CD includes a story by Guy de Ma...

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written by Paul Louis Courier, 1773-1825, François-Marie-Arouet de Voltaire, 1694-1778 and Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893 (Folkways Records, 1960), 39 mins
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French Short Stories, Vol. 2: Read in French by Armand and Louise Bégué and Pierre Capritz
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written by Prosper Mérimée, 1803-1870, François-Marie-Arouet de Voltaire, 1694-1778 and Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893 (Folkways Records, 1961), 29 mins

The French short story tradition can be useful in teaching French. Armand Bégué, a professor at Brooklyn College, his wife, and Pierre Capritz, a professor at Yale University, have recorded six stories in two volumes accompanied by written French versions and a glossary. This second CD includes a story by Guy de...

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written by Prosper Mérimée, 1803-1870, François-Marie-Arouet de Voltaire, 1694-1778 and Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893 (Folkways Records, 1961), 29 mins
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El Gaucho Martín Fierro: Selected Readings by Dr. Roberto Garcia Pinto Assisted by Mario T. Soriam
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written by José Hernández (Folkways Records, 1962), 42 mins
"Martín Fierro is a masterpiece of the Gaucho literature. It was written by José Hernández, a journalist and politician who had fought with the army during the civil wars that followed the fall of Rosas’ dictatorship. The work, with a strong, descriptive intensity, and written in a realistic style, sometime...
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written by José Hernández (Folkways Records, 1962), 42 mins
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The German Ballad (The Classical Age): Read by Eric Bauer and Brigitt Schaidnagl
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written by Friedrich Schiller, 1759-1805, Gottfried August Bürger, 1747-1794 and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832 (Folkways Records, 1964), 42 mins
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written by Friedrich Schiller, 1759-1805, Gottfried August Bürger, 1747-1794 and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832 (Folkways Records, 1964), 42 mins
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Ghana: Children at Play: Children's Songs and Games
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(Folkways Records, 1954), 47 mins
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