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The Sounding Joy: Christmas Songs In and Out of the Ruth Crawford Seeger Songbook

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The Sounding Joy is a spirited collection of folk carols drawn from Ruth Crawford Seeger’s 1953 songbook American Folk Songs for Christmas. Featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and a luminary list of her musical family, friends, and neighbors, this album celebrates the spirit of community and homespun traditions that existed in times before the commercialization of Christmas. Natalie Merchant, Aoife O’Donovan, Amy Helm, John Sebastian, Dan Zanes, Happy Traum, and many others including special guest Peggy Seeger all add their voices to pay tribute to a collection revered in the canon of American Music. 70 minutes, 32-page booklet with photos.

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Year Released 2013
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2013 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Children's; Holiday
Country(s) United States
Instrument(s) Banjo; Bass; Bass recorder; Bells; Cello; Drums; Dulcimer; Fiddle; Flute; Guitar; Hand slaps; Harmonica; Harmonium; Harp; Kalimba; Mandolin; Orff xylophone; Percussion; Piano; Upright bass; Viola; Violin; Vocals; Washboard

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101 Oh, Mary and the Baby, Sweet Lamb Elizabeth Mitchell 1:36
102 Mary Had a Baby Elizabeth Mitchell 3:10
103 Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow Elizabeth Mitchell, Mike Merenda 2:43
104 January, February (Last Month of the Year) Elizabeth Mitchell, Amy Helm, Marco Benevento 3:59
105 Joseph and Mary (The Cherry Tree Carol) Elizabeth Mitchell, Natalie Merchant 4:40
106 Shine Like a Star in the Morning Elizabeth Mitchell, Simi Stone 1:28
107 Joy to the World Elizabeth Mitchell, Jay Ungar 3:05
108 Christmas Day in the Morning Elizabeth Mitchell, Peggy Seeger 2:19
109 Mother’s Child (Child of God) Elizabeth Mitchell, Peggy Seeger 2:27
110 Sing-a-Lamb Elizabeth Mitchell, Dan Zanes, Suzan Lori-Parks 1:56
111 Great Big Stars Elizabeth Mitchell 1:33
112 Baby Born Today Elizabeth Mitchell, Amy Helm, Marco Benevento, Ruthy Ungar, Chris Wood, Larry Campbell 2:37
113 Ain’t That a-Rockin’ All Night Elizabeth Mitchell 1:56
114 Cradle Hymn Elizabeth Mitchell 2:40
115 Bright Morning Stars Are Rising Elizabeth Mitchell 3:14
116 Sing Hallelu Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Clark-Jerez 1:46
117 The First Noel Elizabeth Mitchell 2:41
118 The Blessings of Mary Elizabeth Mitchell, Larry Campbell 4:04
119 Oh, Watch the Stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Aoife O’Donovan 2:17
120 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming Elizabeth Mitchell 1:41
121 Mary Was the Queen of Galilee Elizabeth Mitchell, Gail Ann Dorsey, Joan Osborne 2:24
122 Silent Night Elizabeth Mitchell 3:21
123 Singing in the Land Elizabeth Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Happy Traum, John Sebastian 5:47
124 Children, Go Where I Send Thee Elizabeth Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Amy Helm, Ruthy Ungar, Gail Ann Dorsey, Dan Zanes, Aoife O'Donovan, Simi Stone 6:55
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