Mudcat Café message #221079 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20909   Message #221079
Posted By: Stewie
01-May-00 - 06:58 PM
Thread Name: Children's rhymes and playground songs
Subject: RE: Children's rhymes and playground songs
Since this thread seems to have strayed from 'English children's songs' to American ones as well, I draw attention to a truly wonderful set of CDs released recently by Yazoo in its 2000 series: Various Artists 'The Story the Crow Told Me: Early American Rural Children's Songs from the 1920s and 1930s Vols 1 and 2' Yazoo 2051 and 2052. They are marvellously entertaining as well as being a great record of mostly traditional songs sung by or to children, or both (46 songs). The performers range from the relatively wellknown - Riley Puckett, Bradley Kincaid, Cousin Emmy, Henry Thomas, Skillet Lickers etc - to the rare and obscure - Homer Brierhopper, Four Wanderers, Joe Reed Family, Ridge's Fountain Citians and others.

--Stewie.