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African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 37 mins, 21 page(s)

In A Life of Song, Ella Jenkins, “The First Lady of Children’s Music,” offers stories and songs that speak to her youthful years as an African American child in a multi-cultural world. Her career of more than a half century earned her the first Lifetime Achievement Grammy award for a children’s music art...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 37 mins, 21 page(s)
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An Anthology of African American Poetry for Young People
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produced by Arna Bontemps, 1902-1973 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 31 mins
Arna Bontemps’s readings of poems by Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, and Claude McKay highlight this compilation. Chosen for their ability to engage and entertain children, the selections are drawn from Bontemps’s well-known book, Golden Slippers (Harpers). "These are kind and gentle poems." —AudioFile
produced by Arna Bontemps, 1902-1973 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 31 mins
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Contes de Perrault, Vol. 1: French Fairy Tales Read in French by Robert Franc
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 36 mins

Charles Perrault’s fairy tales, which include the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, embody the French oral tradition, yet they are known throughout the world. On this album Robert Franc reads "Puss in Boots," "Blue-Beard," "Richard with the Tufted Hair," and "Cinderella" in their original French. A se...

(Folkways Records, 1962), 36 mins
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Contes de Perrault, Vol. 2: French Fairy Tales Read in French by Robert Franc
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 41 mins

This is the second volume in the Contes de Perrault series, which also includes Contes de Perrault, Vol. 1: French Fairy Tales Read in French by Robert Franc. On this volume Robert Franc tells de Perrault’s stories "Sleeping Beauty," "The Fairies," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Tom Thumb."



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(Folkways Records, 1962), 41 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1966), 52 mins
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Environmental Songs for Kids
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produced by Mark Greenberg (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 37 mins
Learning about the environment and how to preserve it is fun when you learn through singing. These singable songs in a variety of styles feature guitar, mandolin, banjo, and other instruments. New compositions and environmental classics are sung by Vermont musician/schoolteacher Coco Kallis. Booklet contains so...
produced by Mark Greenberg (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 37 mins
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A Fish That's a Song
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produced by Andrew L. Connors and Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 46 mins
Nineteen culturally diverse songs by legendary performers delight youngsters. Pete Seeger, Elizabeth Cotten, Woody Guthrie, Doc Watson, Howard Finster, The New Lost City Ramblers, and Sonny Terry perform songs and stories related to folk art in the Hemphill Collection. (National Museum of American Art). 38-page...
produced by Andrew L. Connors and Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 46 mins
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Folk Songs for Young People
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 6 mins
Pete Seeger has become an American tradition right along with the songs he sings. This recording, first released in 1959, captures and conveys Pete's personal warmth, engaging style, and ability to educate children while entertaining them. He sings old favorites such as "On Top of Old Smokey," "Skip to My Lou,"...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 6 mins
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Folk Tales from Indonesia
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produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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In the Beginning: Bible Stories for Children by Sholem Asch
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written by Shalom Asch, 1880-1957 (Folkways Records, 1955), 28 mins
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