1, 2, 3 and a Zing Zing Zing

1, 2, 3 and a Zing Zing Zing

Tony Schwartz FW07003 / FC 7003

Created as a sample of what one might hear on a typical summer day in New York City, Tony Schwartz’s 1952 soundscape features the street games and songs of children of West Midtown Manhattan. The distinctive variety of rhythms and melodies are demonstrative of the nationalities represented in one of the many ethnically-diverse neighborhoods in the city. Many of Schwartz’s recordings, such as this album, as well as Music in the Streets (see FW05581) and Sounds of My City: The Stories, Music and Sounds of the People of New York (see FW07341) took place within a small radius within the Manhattan neighborhood he lived in for many years until his death in 2008. 9 tracks, 25 minutes, featuring liner notes with song descriptions and a short biography detailing the cultural context of Schwartz’s fieldwork.

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Year Released 1953
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1953 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Children's
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Games; Music--Juvenile

Download Liner Notes

101 Jump Rope Tony Schwartz 1:55
102 Bounce Ball Tony Schwartz 2:06
103 Camp Songs Tony Schwartz 3:48
104 Rhymes Tony Schwartz 0:45
105 Ring Games Tony Schwartz 2:38
201 Clap Games Tony Schwartz 2:08
202 Folk Songs Tony Schwartz 2:15
203 Church Tony Schwartz 1:22
204 Rhythm Tony Schwartz 7:55
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