Sonia Malkine ‎– Sonia Malkine Sings French Songs

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Folkways Records ‎– FW 8741, Folkways Records ‎– FW8741
Vinyl, LP, Album, Blue Cover
Folk, World, & Country


Position Title/Credits Duration
A1 En Passant Par La Lorraine = Passing Through Lorraine
A2 Dedans Marseille Vient D'arriver = In Marseille It Just Came
A3 Mon Pere Avait 500 Moutons = My Father Had 500 Sheep
A4 Les Noisettes = The Hazelnuts
A5 Prends Ton Fusil, Gregoire = Take Your Gun, Gregoire
Written-By – Paul Feval*
A6 Voici La Saint-Jean = Here Is Saint-John Day
A7 Trois Jeunes Tambours = Three Young Drummers
A8 Allez-Allez = Go Away, Go Away
A9 Lou Baylero (Le Bayler) = The Baylero
B1 Passant Par Paris = Passing Through Paris
B2 Les Trois Fendeurs = The Three Wood-Cutters
B3 La Grenouille = The Frog
B4 La Jambe Me Fait Mal = My Leg Hurts
B5 Le Roi A Fait Battre Tambour = The King Called His Drummers
B6 Les Trois Marins De Groix = The Three Sailors From Groix
B7 Mon Père M' A Donne Un Mari = My Father Gave Me A Husband
B8 Sur Les Marches Du Palais = On The Palace's Steps

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This version has a blue cover (another pressing of Sonia Malkine Sings French Songs exists with brownish cover).

Issued with 8 page booklet with lyrics, notes, and info about the songs.

This album features the French-American singer Sonia Malkine accompanying herself on the lute.

1st catalog number from cover and labels; 2nd catalog number from booklet.

Labels are blue with silver printing.

Cover, booklet and labels have © 1964 date + 43 W. 61st St., NYC, USA address.

Besides lyrics and notes about the songs, the booklet also includes a piece Sonia Malkine wrote that is reprinted from the magazine Sing Out! (Vol. 14, No. 3).

Too often associated with only Auvergne folk music, French folk music actually varies quite a bit from region to region, as these 17 songs illustrate.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): FW 8741 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): FW 8741 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): CO886A FW 8741A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): CO886B FW 8741B
  • Pressing Plant ID (In runouts): CO

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