Label: Decca - none • Format: 6x, Vinyl LP, Album, Mono Box Set • Country: US • Genre: Pop, Childrens, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Music Hall, Country, Nursery Rhymes, Vocal, Ballad, Folk, Educational, Sea Shanties
Turkey In The Straw - Burl Ives - Americas Musical Heritage (Vinyl, LP, Album)

Here’s an animated version of one of our favourite US folk songs - “Turkey In The Straw” - with the lyrics on the screen for you to sing-along. It’s some old.

"Turkey in the Straw" is an American folk song that first gained popularity in the early 19th century. "Turkey in the Straw" was initially a popular tune for fiddle players as early as In the late s until the s, "Turkey in the Straw" was performed in minstrel shows by blackface actors and musicians.. The first part of the song is a contrafactum of the ballad "My Grandmother Lived.

 · Eventually, “Turkey in the Straw” had taken over as the most well-known contrafactum of the tune. That happened to occur in the early 19th century, right around the time that minstrel shows became popular in America. That’s when another contrafactum — “Zip C**n” (using a slur referring to Black people) — started to flourish. Over time, Zip C**n wasn’t just a character in a song — he became a stock character of America’s minstrel .

There is only one side of recording on this album; an unnamed vocalist accompanied by an unnamed pianist singing the “Negro Shout” “Turkey in the Straw.” It runs 2 minutes and 36 seconds. The back of the record has no grooves or recording, indicating it was from the earliest days of recorded discs.

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  •  · The identification of “Turkey in the Straw” with “The Rose Tree” was independently made by Alan Jabbour, who says of the two tunes. The only conspicuous difference in the melodic contours is that ‘The Rose Tree’ drops to the tonic in the third phrase of the second strain, while the American tunes thrust up to the octave for rendering much the same melodic material.

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