Songs of Love, Play and Protest

Songs of Love, Play and Protest

Frank Schildt FW08774 / FW 8774

Frank Schildt (1916–1988), born in the Netherlands, was a self-taught singer-musician. After the end of World War II, Schildt traveled throughout Western Europe playing guitar and singing folk songs for a livelihood. In 1958, he performed in several folk music clubs in the United States, eventually marrying an American woman and staying. On this recording, he performs songs from many countries, from Indonesia to the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. To enhance the authenticity and mood of the songs, he sings the songs in their original language and varies his vocal delivery, from a soft, smooth bass for romantic love songs to a harsh gruffness when impersonating a defiant Englishman (Sam Hall) who is about to be hanged. Liner notes, written by Schildt, include a detailed autobiography, and background and translation of each song.

Year Released 1960
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1960 Folkways Records
Genre(s) World
Country(s) France; Germany; Guadeloupe; Indonesia; Liberia; Martinique; Russia; South Africa; United Kingdom; United States
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Language(s) Afrikaans; English; French; German; Indonesian; Yiddish
Subject(s) World music; World music anthologies

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101 Nina Bobo Frank Schildt 2:05
102 Koleh Koleh Frank Schildt 2:02
103 Adieu Foulard Frank Schildt 2:46
104 J'ai Quitte a Regret Frank Schildt 2:22
105 Ben Moin un 'ti Bo Frank Schildt 2:45
106 Adam et Eve dans le Paradis Frank Schildt 1:29
107 Oif dem Pripetchick Frank Schildt 2:39
108 Ho' me Tigh' / Shera You mak me Shim / Limbosa / Ko-ko-lio-ko (medley) Frank Schildt 2:17
109 Samuel Hall Frank Schildt 2:07
201 Sarie Marais Frank Schildt 2:09
202 Die Kat / Bobbejaan / Tannie met die Rooirokkie / Suikerbossie/ Hi Zikke Zumba (medley) Frank Schildt 5:12
203 Florian Geier Lied Frank Schildt 2:34
204 Immer Marchieren Frank Schildt 3:06
205 Die Gedanken Sind Frei Frank Schildt 2:00
206 Les Brigands Frank Schildt 2:43
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