American Folk Songs for Christmas

The Seeger Sisters FW07553 / FC 7553

A collection of Christmas Folksongs by Ruth Crawford Seeger selected and performed by her daughters; Peggy, Barbara and Penny and with children from the South Boston Music School. This compilation of less-commonly known Christmas songs represents a variety of Folksongs that find their origin in European and British Isles Ballads, as well as several African-American spirituals, hollers and chants from the slave era that express a deeply spiritual celebration of Christmas. Liner notes include history of each song by Charles and Peggy Seeger.

Year Released 1957
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1957 Folkways Records

Genre(s) Children's; Holiday
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Christmas music; Folksong revival; Music--Juvenile
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101 In the Morning When I Rise The Seeger Sisters 0:14
102 Oh, Watch the Stars The Seeger Sisters 1:10
103 Shine Like a Star in the Morning The Seeger Sisters 0:51
104 Bright Morning Stars are Rising The Seeger Sisters 1:50
105 Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow The Seeger Sisters 1:18
106 Joseph and Mary (The Cherry Tree Carol) The Seeger Sisters 2:18
107 Oh, Mary and the Baby, Sweet Lamb The Seeger Sisters 1:04
108 Babe of Bethlehem The Seeger Sisters 1:25
109 Cradle Hymn The Seeger Sisters 1:22
110 Ain't That Rockin' All Night The Seeger Sisters 1:55
201 Sing Hallelu The Seeger Sisters 1:25
202 Mary Had a Baby The Seeger Sisters 2:26
203 Jesus Born in Bethlehem The Seeger Sisters 1:01
204 January, February... (The Last Month ofthe Year) The Seeger Sisters 0:36
205 Poor Little Jesus The Seeger Sisters 1:38
206 The Angel Band The Seeger Sisters 1:13
207 The Twelve Apostles The Seeger Sisters 3:24
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