Thursday, December 10, 2009

Miriam: A No Words Nativity


Happy Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza/Neopagan Yule, my noble few. "Miriam" (מרים) is Hebrew for "Mary," the Blessed Virgin.

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1) The Harvesters • "Virgin Mary" • 1961
2) Shirley Collins • "The Cherry Tree Carol" • 1959
3) Alan Mills • "The Angel Gabriel" • 1957
4) Rakhel Hadass • "Sa'enu" • 1993
5) Pete Seeger • "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" • 1989
6) Rio en Medio & Israel Cilio • "Mary" • 2009
7) "Household" Regina • "Jingle Bells" • 1950
8) John Jacob Niles • "Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head" • 1957
9) The Young Tradition w/ Shirley & Dolly Collins • "The Coventry Carol" • 1955
10) John Fahey • "Good King Wenceslas" • 1975
11) Bert Jansch • "In the Bleak Midwinter" • 1974
12) Roger Sprung • "The Little Drummer Boy" • 1965
13) The Seeger Sisters • "Mary Had a Baby" • 1957
14) The Choir of the Bella Vista Children's Home • "El Niño Querido" • 1967
15) Leadbelly • "Chicken Crowing for Midnight (Christmas Song)" • 1944
16) John Fahey • "Christ's Saints of God Fantasy" • 1975
17) Swiss "Coffin" Box by Mermod • "Auld Lang Syne" • 1950

Hear my No Words mix from earlier this year: A Revelry of Piety & Custom in Song, and check back in a few weeks for a "Best Folk of 2009" list and mix.

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