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Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes Little & Big: Animal Folk Songs
Pete Seeger
Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes Little & Big: Animal Folk Songs
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop, Children's Music
 
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Pete Seeger released 28 songs and stories about animals on two short LP records in 1955 to an enthusiastic audience. Ever since, they have been sung by generations of parents, grandparents, and children. The two original r...  more »

      
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All Artists: Pete Seeger
Title: Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes Little & Big: Animal Folk Songs
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 2/17/1998
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop, Children's Music
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Folk, North America, Appalachian
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074503928

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Album Description
Pete Seeger released 28 songs and stories about animals on two short LP records in 1955 to an enthusiastic audience. Ever since, they have been sung by generations of parents, grandparents, and children. The two original releases have been combined on this single CD creating an irresistible collection of songs to sing along with, to draw pictures about, to play hand games to, and to be enjoyed by the entire family.

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Excellent, simple, singable music that children love
Laurel | 12/27/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My daughter, who is now a mother, grew up with Pete Seeger and loved his way with children. Many of the songs are very "singable" for even young children. The music had a calming effect and was played over and over. I am now ordering for my granddaughter because our old record has been loved so much it has gotten shabby."
A reminder of my early school days
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 03/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For me, this is pure nostalgia - it brings back memories of the fifties. It seems from reading other reviews that today's young children get as much pleasure from this music as those of my generation did, although I can't imagine anybody recording music this way now.I don't remember all the songs, but I recognise several of them. I know an old lady is immediately recognisable from the title, but I recognised others immediately upon hearing them again, including The keeper and the doe - it has the (for me) immortal chorus lines hey down hoe down derry derry down
among the leaves so green-o.Of course, in the age we now live, some of these songs are not politically correct and some may not appeal to vegetarians, but I don't ever remember hearing much about vegetarians until the eighties. Before then, there were very few of them around. I don't mind such people, but Pete could hardly have been expected to consider them when these songs were recorded.I read another review where somebody complained about Pete's imitations of animal noises. I'm sure that a modern recording of such songs would use authentic animal noises, but again, this music must be seen as a product of its time.So, this is a fun album, not to be taken too seriously, which can be enjoyed by young children, or by adults trying to remember when they were young children themselves."
For my children too
Peter Durward Harris | 04/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My parents borrowed this record from the library and recorded it to casette to listen to on our first long car trip.I was probably four years old. It quickly became a family favorite. Somewhere a long the way the tape was lost. Two decades had passed when just the other day I happend to catch a snippet of Froggie Went A Courtin on a public radio station. All of those memories came flooding back. Now I am buying it for my own children. I don't know what speaks more powerfully for this album than that."