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GUEST,sara at phoenix fm 19 Feb 08 - 05:57 AM
Fred McCormick 19 Feb 08 - 06:11 AM
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Subject: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: GUEST,sara at phoenix fm
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 05:57 AM

I am looking for recordings to play on my kids show on Phoenix FM this Saturday. Phoenix is a not-for -profit community radio station for Halifax and the surrounding area (that's Halifax in Yorkshire, UK. The theme this week is skipping. I'd be very grateful for anything you could send me to play, please, or any advice on sources of good recordings. My e-mail address is sara@phoenixfm.co.uk.


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 06:11 AM

Probably the most accessable recordings of English skipping songs are on Children's Singing Games. Saydisc CD-SDL 338. These are authentic field recordings made by Father Damien Webb in the 1960s. The disc is currently advertised on Amazon UK, so presumably still in catalogue. However, it's doubtful you'd get it through them by Saturday. Perhaps the best resort would be to ring Saydisc and ask them to rush you a copy.

Alternatively, there are various kids recordings which are downloadable from the Smithsonian Global website at http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/ . In particular, look for Field Trip England, a Jean Ritchie edited collection.

There's also at least one CD of Scottish Children's songs in the Alan Lomax collection on Rounder, plus a wonderful CD of Caribbean kids songs (Brown Girl In The Ring).

If all else fails, PM me and I'll email you a couple of items.


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: GUEST,Acorn4
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 06:32 AM

The Oldham Tinkers CD "For Old Time's Sake has quite a collection - Pier Records (released under license from Topic Records).


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: GUEST,Felicity Greenland
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 06:46 AM

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library will likely be able to help 0207 485 2206.


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Tweed
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 03:23 PM

Go here for wav files from Lomax's 1939 expedition to the Southern States:

Library of Congress Audio files. Childrens Songs

If that link won't work, copy and paste this in yore browser:

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/lomaxbib:@field(SUBJ+@od1(Children's+songs))

These songs are sung by the kids

Al corre y corre
2 All Around the Green Apple Tree
3 All the Pretty Little Horses
4 All the Pretty Little Horses
5 All the Way Round
6 All Those Pretty Little Horses
7 Black-snake Bit Me, I Don't Keer
8 Bluebird
9 Bring Me a Gourd to Drink Water
10 Candy Gal
11 Carrie
12 Children of America
13 Come on, Willie
14 Come Through the Sawmill
15 Come up, Horsey, Hey, Hey
16 Crawdad
17 Crawfish Pond
18 Crows in the Garden
19 Di-de-oh
20 [Diez perritos pequeños]

Hope this helps you somewhat. It's kinda cool to listen to them.

Tweed


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 03:27 PM

Peter, Paul and Mary recorded an arranged medley on their first or second album as "It's Raining".


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 03:20 AM

Wonderful film of Northern Irish children entitled 'Dusty Bluebells' made by David Hammond.
Don't know if it's still available, but certainly worth a look.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 05:52 AM

Tweed: Go here for wav files from Lomax's 1939 expedition to the Southern States:

Plus there's a lot more in there as well as children's songs. The fruits of The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip, with almost 700 streamed recordings, plus a lot of associated material. Why oh why couldn't we have had a resource like this fifty years ago?


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Tweed
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 01:40 PM

Library of Congress is a place online where you'll nearly always find something to interest you....for hours, days, months....I been going there for the last eight years and never get tired of finding new/old stuff.


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Little Robyn
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 02:04 PM

1,2,3 and a Zing, zing, zing from Folkways.
Street recordings from the 50s.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: GUEST,Educational CyberPlayGround
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:57 AM

Find recordings in the National Children's Folksong Repository
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/NCFR

Stop typing this stuff - Sing it or Chant it then add to the library by sending in the songs that you remember. We want to hear it.

National Children's Folksong Repository
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/NCFR


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:28 PM

GUEST,Educational CyberPlayGround,

why can't we do both? ["Both" meaning type the rhymes and sing/chant them for your library and/or where ever else we want to because we not only "want to hear it", we want to read it and analyze it and discuss it and see it- "it" meaning children's rhymes and chants].

After all, it is possible to walk and chew gum at the same time {figuratively speaking}.

So thank you very much for suggesting what we should do. I'll continue doing what I have been doing and what I wanna do and more. And I figure other people will too.

Btw, I posted the hyperlink for your important and worthwhile project on another Mudcat thread today, and I'll do it again for this thread:

http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/NCFR


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Azizi
Date: 24 Jun 08 - 08:34 PM

And btw, GUEST,Educational CyberPlayGround, it would be helpful if you showed some respect, not only to the people you're trying to encourage to support your project but also to the folkloric material you called "stuff".


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Jim Martin
Date: 05 Sep 18 - 06:55 AM

Wonderful TG4 documentary on the life of David Hammond aired again recently with clips of skipping/playground songs which, presumably, were from the "Dusty Bluebells" film:

http://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=5827994842001&teideal=Hammond:%20Duais%20an%20Dorais&series=Hammond:%20Duais%20an%20Dorais


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 05 Sep 18 - 05:39 PM

Early films of folkloric events are priceless records, infinitely more desirable than mere recordings or other records. I bet there are plenty in the Opie archives. When I look back on my notated collection it makes me think how much more valuable it would have been if I'd been able to film it.


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Mr Red
Date: 06 Sep 18 - 02:49 AM

From the EC e-mail forum (English Ceilidh)

Did you ever jot down any social dances? Have you got some dance descriptions from an event long ago sat at home? Chloe Middleton-Metcalfe has just been awarded funding for a six months placement at the VWML in which to collate information on social dances. She is looking forward to hearing from individuals who might have collected social dances during the twentieth century. This project necessarily excludes modern social folk dances with a known author. However, it does include dance-games, reeling, and couple dances. For further information please e-mail chloe.e.metcalfe@gmail.com or library@efdss.org
Chloe Elizabeth Middleton-Metcalfe

She is doing research if you have any recollections.


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 06 Sep 18 - 02:53 AM

I'm sure that Fay Hield has a lot of information on this.


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Subject: RE: recordings of skipping/playground songs
From: GUEST,Sue Allan
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 03:49 AM

Peter Kennedy issued some of the children’s songs, rhymes and games recorded by Father Damian Webb on his Folktrax label. You can search for them on Folktrax archive website: : http://folktrax-archive.org/index.htm Originals now at British Library, but some (not all) Folktrax CDs available also from Camsco.


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