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Folky children's albums

GUEST,^ the above was me 21 Apr 17 - 05:08 PM
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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,^ the above was me
Date: 21 Apr 17 - 05:08 PM

Found it. Phil Rosenthal. Turkey In The Straw - Bluegrass Songs For Children. Great version of Aiken Drum and lots of other fun songs, too.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,Help me find a certain song recorded on a ki
Date: 21 Apr 17 - 05:03 PM

Sometime within the last 15 years or so, a children's musician (or a musician with more than one or two children's albums) recorded a version of "Aiken Drum".

Instead of having the 2/4 rhythm, it was more like a bluegrass or country-music 4/4 type accompaniment.


I cannot for the life of me recall the artist's name - I think he had a Jewish surname.

Any help would be appreciated.

By the way, I'm putting together a program of American folk songs for children - this thread has been very helpful so far! :)


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: David Carter (UK)
Date: 21 Apr 17 - 12:40 PM

Don Spencer has a number of children's albums, such as Feather, Fur and Fins. May not be folky enough for some.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Apr 17 - 10:59 AM

Ralph McTell has The Complete Alphabet Zoo, it is great fun, lots of things to sing along with.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 21 Apr 17 - 05:47 AM

We had some Spinners CDs too.

And we played the Shanty Crew until the children started asking too many questions.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 21 Apr 17 - 05:22 AM

A couple more recommendations:

'The Funny Family' by Alison McMorland with the Excelsior Band.

'Mother Goose' by the Anomoanon.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
Date: 21 Apr 17 - 05:12 AM

Hilary James and Simon Mayor had a great series of recordings under the "Musical Mystery Tour" banner - gave my kids a lot of enjoyment.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: Cool Beans
Date: 20 Apr 17 - 11:33 AM

I used to review children's music for Parents Magazine (US), and you've all made wonderful suggestions. May I also add anything by Canadian trio Sharon, Lois & Bram. I'm especially partial to "Mainly Mother Goose."


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 19 Apr 17 - 09:55 PM

I'll add The Limelighters "Through Children's Eyes."


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: Jack Campin
Date: 19 Apr 17 - 11:23 AM

If you want to sing them yourself this new book of Scots songs is nice:

Thor Ewing: Auld Songs for Bairns and Wee Weans


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 19 Apr 17 - 11:22 AM

So Early in the Morning: Irish Children's Songs, Rhymes & Games
The Clancy Children.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 19 Apr 17 - 11:09 AM

The Laycock/Broadside album is great.

Two which come to mind :
Some lovely songs on this Clanceys cd
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Clancy-Brothers-and-Tommy-Makem-Irish-Folk-Songs-amp-Airs-CD-/302062136225 

Jackie Oates, Lullabies
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/?iid=381324131613&&&adgroupid=33676502101&rlsatarget=pla-271883428315&abcId=893836&adtype=pla&merchanti 

Playlist here on Spotify leans towards English and folkish tracks.
Chosen for variety rather than brilliance but you might find some other ideashttp://open.spotify.com/user/headey/playlist/0Rhebg4iUjYH55ZYOKHEVu



I don't read posts from 'GUEST         ' or 'GUEST,Guest'


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 03 Dec 12 - 11:52 PM

And don't forget Tom Paxton, Bill Harley, and The Nields. Apologies if they've already been mentioned and I missed them above.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: PHJim
Date: 03 Dec 12 - 04:34 PM

I forgot to mention Ken & Chris Whiteley's Juniour Jug Band. My kids enjoyed this and ended up becoming friends with Dan and Jenny, Chris's kids who guested on this album and were pictured on the cover.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: KT
Date: 03 Dec 12 - 03:56 AM

Elizabeth Mitchell's You Are My Little Bird is wonderful - a fav in our house. Also, if you can still get any of Sharon, Lois and Bram's recordings, they're also terrific!
KT


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: Gurney
Date: 02 Dec 12 - 09:57 PM

Cyril Tawney had an LP called 'Children's Songs from Devon and Cornwall.' You'd have to see Rosemary's website to see if it is acvailable on CD.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,Jan in Brum
Date: 02 Dec 12 - 01:54 PM

'Of we Go!' arrived yesterday, 32 tracks of lovely songs including some I haven't heard of before. I think my Grandson will love it, I hear it's a useful CD for long car journeys.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 02 Dec 12 - 02:57 AM

Someone else mentioned Priscilla Herdman and yes, she is a wonderful folk singer with three children's CDs.

She has her own website, http://www.priscillaherdman.com/, but you can get any of her CD's including her children's albums on CD Baby. You can also hear song samples from all of these albums on CD Baby. (not entire song) but will give you an idea of her singing from these albums.

The album titles are:

1. Stardreamer

2. Moondreamer

3. Daydreamer

I have heard Priscilla Herdman in concert and she has a lovely, lovely voice. Her children's albums are very good as are all her other albums!


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,Clive
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 10:10 AM

Surprised no-one's mentioned Megson's new album, 'When I Was a Lad' yet. I think it's terrific.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,Michael J
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 08:53 AM

all US folk songs, but
Laura Veirs "Tumble Bee" is nice

also just saw this on Amazon: Elizabeth Mitchell - You Are My Little Bird on Folkways. the version of "Three Little Birds" is very cute


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,Jan in B'ham
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 08:07 AM

Thanks all. Have ordered 'Off we go!' by the Arrowsmiths.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: AnneMC
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 07:37 AM

Another favourite CD: "Cajun for Kids" by Papillion


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: AnneMC
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 07:33 AM

Phil Rosenthal : "Folksongs and Bluegrass for Children" and "Turkey in the Straw". He has a couple more CDs for children too.

Doc Watson: Songs for Little Pickers


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 04:29 AM

Not For Kids Only, David Grisman and the late Jerry Garcia, absolutely brilliant.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: theleveller
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 03:25 AM

Well I don't know if you'd call it folky but Ralph McTell's Alphabet Zoo was a firm favourite with my kids - but beware, you'll end up singing Kenny the Kangaroo for the rest of your life...

..."Oh, my name is Kenny and I'm a kangaroo garoo, garoo..."


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 03:14 AM

Tim Hart & Friends: My Very Favourite Nursery Rhyme Record
Pete Coe: Tall Tailes


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: Crowhugger
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 02:51 AM

Lots of great ones mentioned already. In addition I recommend black walnut's music available here.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 02:25 AM

Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner - Bagpuss. Available from Fellside Records.

Pete Coe - Tall Tailes. Available from his website.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,Masha
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 12:13 AM

Geff Crawford: Recess!   Some old favorites, some very funny originals.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 12:00 AM

And then there is the great Raffi from Canada! Start with Baby Beluga and work your way through the rest.

Raffi


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 11:54 PM

The other CDs we relied on were by the Singing Kettle - Cilla Fisher (the sister of Archie and Ray), Artie Trezise and Gary Coupland.

They combine traditional Scottish children's music with their own songs, and can be enjoyed by children and parents alike.

Singing Kettle


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 11:45 PM

We have thoroughly road tested the Musical Mystery Tour series by Simon Mayor and Hilary James. You will not get better musicianship! Most CDs are a mixture of traditional songs, tunes and their own very clever songs.
Simon and Hilary


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: maeve
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 10:25 PM

Cindy Kallet's cd "Leave the Cake in the Mailbox" and Anne Dodson's "Nearly Grown" are two of the best I know.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 09:25 PM

Ella Jenkins has done some wonderful stuff for children on the Folkways label. I don't think Dan Zanes gets the credit he deserves for exposing kids to traditional music. He has also recorded a number so songs from Carl Sandburg's American Songbag songbook.

John McCutcheon did four seasonal albums for children, Autumnsongs and I bet you can guess the rest. My favorite is the winter one, which has a song about soup and another about the dangers of licking pump handles. Oh, and McCutcheon has an album called Bigger Than Yourself that has some great songs to teach kids the values of trade unions. One called "The Principle" is a classic.

Harry Chapin's brother, Tom Chapin, has done some fascinating albums for children, and one with McCutcheon called Doing Our Job that is interesting but maybe more for adults.



-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 08:39 PM

Also, there's Pete Seeger's Children's Singalong at the Town Hall


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 08:26 PM

Leadbelly Sings for Children, the CD reissue of his Negro Folk Songs for Young People LP


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 08:20 PM

Ditto Roy Bailey, he's made a couple.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 08:13 PM

I'll have to second the Cathy & Marcy albums.
When my kids, now 36, were younger they had a few favourites. They liked the Pete Seeger story/songs Abiyoyo and The Foolish Frog.
There was a great Michael Cooney kids album on Front Hall that they and I really enjoyed.
They also had a couple of Eric Nagler albums and a Valdy kids album. Another favourite was a Cathy Fink, Duck Donald and Peter Paul VanCamp album which I think was called I'm Gonna Tell. If that wasn't the title, it did have that great Rosalee Sorrels song on it.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 08:08 PM

It won't be done in time but we are putting together a lullaby CD for traumatized children..or others...some well known songs, some new ones, from several countries. It will be around $15 US to buy but then you can copy it for free if you work iwth needy children in a school, hospital, missionary group etc. It is going to be very nice. Probably out around Feb.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: CupOfTea
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 05:41 PM

Oldie but goodie:
Peter Paul & Mommy by Peter, Paul & Mary

Barry Louis Polisar who made up some incredibly fun songs for kids to sing - I gave his albums as gifts when my niecelets were wee, back in the 1980s "You Can't say PFFFFT on the Radio" would raise the humidity in the room when they were singing it.

Cat Tales by Cindy Mangsen isn't strictly a kid's album, but the theme is sure to please a cat loving child.

John McCutcheon has two - Howdjado and can't remember the second - great singalongable stuff from a genuinely wonderful performer.

Farther afield from folk, but *I* loved as a kid was a recording of Peter & The Wolf. It's been so many years since I've seen that vinyl, that I don't remember either orchestra or narrator.

Along with folkymusic, perhaps consider some storytelling for kids? Dan Keding has some great albums - some with singing as part of the storytelling.

There are several folk musicians who've done lullaby albums. Priscilla Herdman comes to mind, and possibly Anne Hills. If lullabies would work, try searching it on Mudcat for some singer suggestions.

Consider if YOU have to listen to it repeatedly, that it's music you'd like, too! Very early childhood things like "Wee Sing" might drive you round the bend in large doses.

Bless you for thinking of this as a gift for a child - get 'em interested while they're young!

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 04:51 PM

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer have done absolute LOADS of kids' stuff (the great majority of their CDs & videos for kids have won "Parents' Choice" awards, American Library Association awards, and been Grammy Award winners/finalists.

Even more importantly, kids like 'em a lot!

Here's a link to their stuff for kids (there's two pages worth):
http://www.cathymarcy.com/store/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1&categor

Sue Trainor and Jennie Avila of female folk trio Hot Soup also have done some very well-received CDs for kids. (Links take you to their respective CDBaby pages, where you can find their kids' CDs as well as their other stuff)

Richard and Jess's CD is another brilliant one for kids.

AND I have to mention a CD for the parents of kids, A Parents' Home Companion, by Cathy & Marcy, which is one of my all-time fave CDs ever; has a bunch of songs that make me laugh out loud (literally), dealing with situations that all parents will relate to. It's a real gem!

There's so much great stuff - have fun picking...!


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,CJ
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 03:21 PM

Clare Beaton's got two illustrated children's books with really good CDs. The first one:

Playtime Rhymes for Little People

Is sang and played in an American bluegrass-esq fashion. Good singing and playing, female voice.

The second one:

Mother Goose Remembers

Is equally good and sang and played by an English sounding folk group, concertina being the prominent instrument. The male singer sounds a lot like Martin Carthy (!)

Both are thoroughly recommended.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 03:09 PM

Why Does It Have To Be Me? by Roy Bailey with Val Bailey, Sue Harris and John Kirkpatrick
Oats and Beans and Kangaroos with Leon Rosselson is good if you can find a copy.
Tall Tailes (correct) by Pete Coe
Alphabet Zoo by Ralph McTell


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: Reinhard
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 02:43 PM

I like Jess and Richard Arrowsmith's Off We Go!.


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 02:05 PM

Oops - blue clicky:
seamus kennedy gets on everybody's nerves


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 02:04 PM

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/seamuskennedy5


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Subject: RE: Folky children's albums
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 01:36 PM

So Early in the Morning


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Subject: Folky childrenss albums
From: GUEST,Jan in B'ham
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 01:11 PM

Hello,

I'm looking for a folky children's album to give as gifts at Christmas. I know about the Tim Hart one which is excellent but are there any more that can be recommended?

Thanks

Jan


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