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Sitting at Home with Our Apple Friends

Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower
Sitting at Home with Our Apple Friends

Poet and author Dick Lourie and his friend, professional musician Howie Tarnower, decided to make music that they would enjoy playing and children would enjoy listening to, culminating in Sitting at Home With Our Apple Friends.

As writers and performers, Lourie and Tarnower relished the experience of educating children, parents, and teachers about old-time and folk music. Time-honored songs like “Hey Mister Rabbit” and Woody Guthrie’s “Mail Myself to You” are featured alongside original Lourie compositions.

Children from the NYC Kids Chorus sing along with guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and trumpet accompaniment. Liner notes contain lyrics and guitar chords.

Dick Lourie’s 1973 recording for Folkways Small Voice, Big Voice (FW07547) is available here.

Track Listing

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Well You Know Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 2:11
102
Bird Feeder Rag Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 3:13
103
All About Me And You Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 3:17
104
Follow The Drinking Gourd Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 3:10
105
King Kong Kitchie Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 2:48
106
Mail Myself To You Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 2:43
107
One Turn Around Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 1:02
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Where Is The Air Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 1:51
202
Hey Mister Rabbit Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 1:32
203
There's A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 3:22
204
Apple Snack Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 2:30
205
It's A Shame Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 2:27
206
Winter Clothes Dick Lourie and Howie Tarnower 2:40

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