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Songs of Love, Play and Protest

Songs of Love, Play and Protest

Frank Schildt (1916–1988), born in the Netherlands, was a self-taught singer-musician. After the end of World War II, Schildt traveled throughout Western Europe playing guitar and singing folk songs for a livelihood. In 1958, he performed in several folk music clubs in the United States, eventually marrying an American woman and staying. On this recording, he performs songs from many countries, from Indonesia to the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. To enhance the authenticity and mood of the songs, he sings the songs in their original language and varies his vocal delivery, from a soft, smooth bass for romantic love songs to a harsh gruffness when impersonating a defiant Englishman (Sam Hall) who is about to be hanged. Liner notes, written by Schildt, include a detailed autobiography, and background and translation of each song.

Track Listing

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Nina Bobo Frank Schildt 2:05
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Koleh Koleh Frank Schildt 2:02
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Adieu Foulard Frank Schildt 2:46
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J'ai Quitte a Regret Frank Schildt 2:22
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Ben Moin un 'ti Bo Frank Schildt 2:45
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Adam et Eve dans le Paradis Frank Schildt 1:29
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Oif dem Pripetchick Frank Schildt 2:39
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Ho' me Tigh' / Shera You mak me Shim / Limbosa / Ko-ko-lio-ko (medley) Frank Schildt 2:17
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Samuel Hall Frank Schildt 2:07
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Sarie Marais Frank Schildt 2:09
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Die Kat / Bobbejaan / Tannie met die Rooirokkie / Suikerbossie/ Hi Zikke Zumba (medley) Frank Schildt 5:12
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Florian Geier Lied Frank Schildt 2:34
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Immer Marchieren Frank Schildt 3:06
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Die Gedanken Sind Frei Frank Schildt 2:00
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Les Brigands Frank Schildt 2:43
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