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The Living and the Breathing Wind

The Living and the Breathing Wind

On his tenth album for Folkways, dulcimer player and singer Kevin Roth performs a mix of five vocals and seven instrumentals. Roth opens with the title track by fellow singer Andrew Calhoun. Along his musical journey Roth plays several traditional instrumentals including the medley “Kemp’s Jig/Over the Rainbow” and four French songs (Jacques Brel’s “The Song of Old Lovers” and “Marieke,” avant-garde composer Erik Satie’s “Gnosienne,” and traditional French folk song “La Carmagnole”), and sings Jimmie Rogers’ “I Love the Woman (the last blue yodel).” He closes with Marti Rogers’ “Lucid.” Folkways founder Moses Asch contributes a brief liner note. Song lyrics and composer and performer credits are included.

Track Listing

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The Living and the Breathing Wind Kevin Roth 4:14
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Bright Morning Stars Are Rising Kevin Roth 2:06
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Kitty Alone Kevin Roth 5:26
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The Unicorn Song Kevin Roth 3:52
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Skye Boat Song Kevin Roth 3:38
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Kemp's Jig / Over the Rainbow (medley) Kevin Roth 3:27
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I Love the Women (Four Little French Songs) Kevin Roth 2:49
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The Song of Old Lovers Kevin Roth 2:03
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Marieke Kevin Roth 2:40
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Gnossienne Kevin Roth 2:20
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La Carmagnole Kevin Roth 1:01
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Lucid Kevin Roth 2:57

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