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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ IN PEOPLE'S EARS


A West African Tale retold by Verna Aardema
read by Pearl Primus; music by George Broderick

SCHOLASTIC RECORDS
SCC 2789
1976



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Editor's note: I pushed this one back so that I could fit in a Memorial Day themed record which I found last Friday and figured it was an omen that I should happen across it at the last moment.

I'm glad that I'm learning all the classic children's stories of my youth as an old grizzled bastard. When I should have been listening to more of these I was catching baseball games on the radio/TV, reading baseball books or playing Start-O-Matic with in detail stats. Baseball baseball baseball. I'll be sure to even out that platform with the time I spend with my little one.

7 comments:

N. said...

Thank you for posting this! I've been looking for it and I'm glad it's somewhere. I used to have this story as a cassette back in the late 80s/early 90s, and I was glad to hear it again! Something about this story terrified me and I just had to figure out why. I think it was the music playing as the sun was coming up. Children are strange. Either way, the story iis amazing. Thanks again!

Unknown said...

Hey could you please this record on YouTube? If you can do that, that would be great! Thank you very much!

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Beth said...

Thanks for sharing this. I used to listen to this on cassette as a child. My father shared your blog with me a couple years ago. I wanted to listen to it with my daughter now that she loves the book, but I can't seem to play it or download it. I've tried from a couple different browsers on different computers with no luck. Can you help? I'd love to listen to it again with her.

the said...

The link is dead and I cannot find the file to re-up it.

the said...

Just found it. Try again.

Unknown said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE RE-UPLOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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