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Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 4 21:47:15 UTC 2020

OMG! When I was a kid in the fifties, my family played a lot of folk music
(on records), probably instilling in me the love of and fascination with
singing, especially folk songs, that I retained and reveled in to this day.
Among the singers were the Weavers, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Burl Ives,
and *Charity
Bailey*. And until five minutes ago I never knew she was Black. Thank you.

Mark Mandel

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020, 8:20 AM Margaret Winters <mewinters at wayne.edu> wrote:

> Some time in the 50s there was a New York City local children's program on
> TV with Charity Bailey, a black singer and educator.  I think I still have
> the 78rpm record of her singing 4 songs, three in English and one in French
> creole.  See
> https://folkways.si.edu/charity-bailey/music-time-with/african-american-music-childrens/album/smithsonian
> [https://folkways-media.si.edu/images/album_covers/SF1400/FW07307.jpg]<
> https://folkways.si.edu/charity-bailey/music-time-with/african-american-music-childrens/album/smithsonian
> >
> Music Time with Charity Bailey | Smithsonian Folkways Recordings<
> https://folkways.si.edu/charity-bailey/music-time-with/african-american-music-childrens/album/smithsonian
> >
> Singer and educator Charity Bailey, who was director of music at the
> progressive Little Red School House in New York City, offers a collection
> of songs aimed at a very young audience. Children from Sarah Lawrence
> Nursery School in New York City participated in the recordings. The
> traditional song “...
> folkways.si.edu
> ----------------------------
> Former Provost
> Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics
> Wayne State University
> Detroit, MI  48202
> mewinters at wayne.edu

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