Songs of the North Star State

Songs of the North Star State

Gene Bluestein FW02132 / FA 2132

Rather than limiting itself to Anglo-American ballads, this commemorative album celebrates the state's ethnic heritage through macaronic songs that mix English with other languages. Songs of the North Star State presents French-Canadian, Nordic, and Anglo-American songs, as well as a short Chippewa lullaby collected by ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore.

Year Released 1958
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1958 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American; Danish-American; Finnish-American; French-American; Norwegian-American; Ojibwa; Swedish-American
Instrument(s) Flute; Guitar
Subject(s) Ballads; Christmas music; Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Instrumental music; Logging--Songs and music.; Lullabies; Migration; Protest songs; Social dancing; Wit and humor; Work songs

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101 Ah, Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser Gene Bluestein 1:53
102 Oleanna Gene Bluestein 2:38
103 Nu Ha Vee Yuligen Gene Bluestein 1:18
104 Skada at America Gene Bluestein 2:15
105 C'est L'aviron Gene Bluestein 3:50
201 Paul Bunyan Gene Bluestein 2:23
202 Jam on Jerry's Rocks Gene Bluestein 3:30
203 Toiler's Serenade Gene Bluestein 2:44
204 The Farmer is the Man (Who Feeds Us All) Gene Bluestein 1:35
205 Chippewa Lullaby Gene Bluestein 0:58
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