SONGS OF MORMON PIONEERS includes
a piece not performed in the To Zion in Song program, as well as additional verses to many of the songs from that
presentation. Because of the wonders of recording, more instruments are added to some of the songs and many include
my husband, Butch Hibben, singing harmony as well as playing his saw and spoons. The selections are authentic songs,
sung by the Mormon pioneers, but few of the pieces are known to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Whether or not you have Mormon lineage, these songs should be of interest to those who enjoy American folklore: they are
part of this country's history.
As I did in the earlier CDs, I have included additional verses
and one song not included in the ". . . Excavating for a Mine" program, the origin of this CD, SONGS
OF THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH. Songs are sung to accompaniment played on 6- and 12-string guitars,
mandolin, banjo, Dobro, and concertina, played by me; and saw and spoons, played by my husband, "Uncle Butch" Hibben.
The songs tell the story of the 49ers who came to California from all over America and other countries to seek their fortunes.
SONGS OF APPALACHIAN ANCESTORS
is now available! This recording includes songs that are presented in the program on the same subject, but additional
verses and three additional pieces, not included in the presentation, are part of this recording. Instruments used
in this CD include 6- and 12-string guitar, mandolin, banjo, autoharp, limberjack, dobro, mountain dulcimer, spoons,
and saw (with the last two being played by my husband Butch).
As I did in the "Get Along Little Dogies"
presentation, I play a variety of instruments on this CD, including guitar (6- and 12-string), banjo, concertina, Dobro, and
mandolin. On some pieces, I am backed up on saw and spoons, played by my husband, Butch Hibben. Some of the pieces
on SONGS OF THE AMERICAN WEST include additional verses and there are a number of additional
songs not performed in the related program, including the original verses of "Home, Home on the Range" (originally
titled "The Western Home"). This recording gives the listener a sense of the Western lifestyle.
I am very excited about this CD, The Songs of
Early Childhood, probably because I have envisioned it for many years. I couldn't get all the songs
on it I wanted, but there is a good mix of the types of songs our ancestors sang in their childhoods. These are a sampling
of those that have withstood the test of time, lasting into our current Century. There are play party songs, songs that teach
lessons, one progressive song (where you repeat information from the previous verses in each successive verse), lullabies,
and songs just for fun. Some of those in that last category are lively and just beg for some toe-tapping. These are appropriate
for all ages, of course, and this CD would make a good addition to the music library of some of the children in your lives,
I am sure. Instruments used to accompany the songs include guitar, banjo, mandolin, saw, spoons, and more. The children
in the photo are a few of my grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and "extended" grandchildren (it's a long story
I won't go into here) and I'm thankful (and amazed) that they sat still long enough for the photo to come to pass
("thank you" to Pam McComb-Podmostko for "fixing" it and taking us all into the garden). Note: Many
of the pieces here are also used in the programs for Kids' Camp at national and local conferences.
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Note: in some cases, a single song has different renditions (notably, "Root, Hog, or Die," and "Lonesome,
Roving Wolves"); be sure to indicate which version (which CD it is from) as the selections do differ slightly.
Email me with any questions or concerns: Jean Wilcox Hibben.