Caribbean Voyage: Brown Girl in the Ring
CAT # 11661-1716-2
1. There's a Brown Girl in the Ring 2. There's a Brown Girl in the Ring 3. One, Two, Three 4. Zinglito 5. Gypsy in the Moonlight 6. Coming Down with a Bunch of Roses 7. In a Fine Castle 8. I Have a Tree in My Right Hand 9. One Spaniard Came 10. Jane and Louisa 11. Roman Soldiers 12. Sandy Girl 13. Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Cold 14. Green Gravel 15. Sammy Dead-O 16. Ring Diamond 17. Mamselle Marie, Marry the Girl One Time 18. Afouyeke 19. Poco, Le' Me 'Lone 20. Miss Lucy Has Some Fine Young Ladies 21. Mister Ram Goat-O 22. Bese Down 23. Si, Si, Maria 24. Down to the Carpet 25. Mosquito One 26. Early in the Morning 27. Tra La La Voumbe 28. Bonjour Ma Cousine 29. Sikola Ola Vanni 30. Dis Solda La 31. Ariyel-O 32. Missy-La, Massa-La 33. Lindi Mwen La Rivie 34. Mango-Ti-N 35. Yun Ti Pwaye 36. Ay, Zabel-O 37. Fiole 38. Round and Round the Village 39. You Lie, You Lie 40. Went to Jamaica 41. Rolling Shilling 42. What Shall I Put It In? 43. Van-La 44. Mwen Leve Lindi Bon Matin 45. Eliza Kongo 46. Here We Go Loo-By Loo 47. Drop Peter Drop 48. Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar 49. Little Sally Water 50. Walking Up the Green Grass 51. How Green You Are 52. Man O' War in the Harbor 53. Aunty Nanny Thread the Needle 54. Annie, Le' Go Me Fowl 55. A Goosie Lost His Tail 56. Something Make Me Laugh, Ha, Ha, Ha 57. Anana-O 58. Ele Misi-O 59. Meet Me on the Road 60. Vio Vio Le 61. Dolphus Coker 62. Mary and Martha is Bound to Wear the Crown-O
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Brown Girl in the Ring is a collection of delightful and inventive game and pass play songs, sung by children and adults from Trinidad, Tobago, Dominica, St. Lucia, Anguilla, Nevis, and Carriacou. Recorded by Alan Lomax in 1962 in the Lesser Antilles and Eastern Caribbean, this album is a joyful mix of African, British, French, and Spanish rhythms and traditions -- movement, song, and preparation for life. The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorists and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Remastered to 20-bit digital from the original field recordings. Contains previously unreleased recordings.
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