More Music Time and Stories

More Music Time and Stories

Charity Bailey FW07528 / FC 7528

Singer and educator Charity Bailey (1904–1978) collaborates with one of her former students, singer-songwriter and guitarist Steve Sahlein, on this 1970 collection of activity songs for young children. A lifelong teacher and performer, Bailey frequently sang songs like the ones heard here on her local New York City children’s television program Once Upon a Day. The final two selections, “The Gingerbread Man” and “Why Bears Don’t Have Tails,” are spoken and sung short stories performed by Sahlein. Denise Owens joins Bailey and Sahlein singing harmony on several songs. Lyrics and activity instructions for all songs are included in the liner notes.

Year Released 1970
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1970 Folkways Records
Genre(s) African American Music; Children's
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Music--Juvenile

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101 Dancing on the Mountain Charity Bailey 2:48
102 Missie in the Bond Charity Bailey 1:50
103 Two Wings Charity Bailey 2:37
104 Cotton Needs Pickin Charity Bailey 2:38
105 Dumplin's Charity Bailey 1:39
106 Crawdad Man Charity Bailey 2:44
107 Willowbee Charity Bailey 2:25
108 The Noble Duke of York Charity Bailey 2:46
201 Chicken Soup Charity Bailey 1:58
202 Wake-Up Charity Bailey 1:26
203 The Skating Song Charity Bailey 2:54
204 The Gingerbread Man Charity Bailey 6:37
205 Why Bears Don't Have Tails Charity Bailey 6:44
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