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Karen James

Karen James

Rather than drawing only on popular folk songs, singer and guitarist Karen James selected a repertoire for this album that reflects both the history and traditions of her native Canada and contemporary events. She performs folk songs from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and others on topics such as illegal immigration, a mining tragedy, and even Pete Seeger's refusal to testify before the House Un-American Activities Commission in 1955. These choices demonstrate James’s belief that folk songs are meant to record history and emotion, as well as to provide entertainment. Liner notes include a short biography and song lyrics.

Track Listing

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The Gypsy Laddie Karen James 2:36
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102
Morning Dew - James Machree Karen James 1:07
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103
The Fair Maid on the Shore Karen James 3:08
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104
The Ghost Lover Karen James 3:03
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105
The Dark Eyed Sailor Karen James 2:15
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106
Young Riley Karen James 3:03
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107
Captain Wedderburn's Courtship Karen James 3:19
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201
The Carrion Crow Karen James 1:21
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202
Monday Morning Karen James 2:39
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203
Digue Dindaine Karen James 2:48
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204
The Story of Weldon Chan Karen James 2:20
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205
The Ballad of Allan Rose Karen James 3:05
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206
The Pete Seeger Song Karen James 3:55

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