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Man of Many Voices

Man of Many Voices

“Here is Howard Finster’s children’s record”—so begins the liner notes for Man of Many Voices. This recording will be of great interest to anyone who wants to learn more about legendary preacher, folksinger, storyteller, and acclaimed vernacular artist Howard Finster. Recorded at his studio in Paradise Garden in 1984, Finster is at his most relaxed and endearing as he tells stories of his adventures as both a young and old man. The album features spoken-word yarns, songs, and animal calls (hollers) of all sorts. The liner notes, written by educator, old-time musician, and producer Art Rosenbaum, include the complete transcription of Finster’s storytelling.

Track Listing

Bird Calls, Animal Calls Howard Finster 17:08
Hollering for Hogs, Cows, Dogs Howard Finster 6:52
Chicken Sounds Howard Finster 1:50
Kid's Games Howard Finster 5:12
Riddles Howard Finster 1:19
Howard Walking, Talking, Singing Howard Finster 10:01
John, John the Piper's Son Howard Finster 1:06