Passing Them On

© Bram Morrison

© Bram Morrison

Original Release Date: 2015

© 2015 Bram Morrison

Distributed by:
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Available On:
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1. The Eddystone Light
2. Herman the Worm
3. The Erie Canal
4. The Star of the County Down
5. Crawdad Song
6. I Know An Old Lady (Who Swallowed a Fly)
7. En Montant La Rivière
8. Carrion Crow
9. I Came Home Drunk Last Night
10. You Made Me A Pallet On the Floor
11. The Housewife's Lament
12. The Garden Song (Inch by Inch)
13. Roman Castillo
14. The Kretchma
15. We'll Pass Them On

Album Notes:

I am best known as the Bram of Sharon, Lois & Bram, since 1978 entertaining children and their families through recordings, live concerts, one-hour TV specials, and two television series: Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show broadcast on CBC-TV in Canada and Nickelodeon in the US; likewise our Skinnamarink TV series on CBC-TV and The Learning Channel. Our theme song, 'Sninnamarinky-dinky-dink. I love you' has become a meme across Canada and with many fans in the US. We are the recipients of numerous awards, including three Junos [Canadian Grammies], Doctor of Humane Letters [Hon], The Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian award. We were rated by TV Guide as Number Two of the Ten best children's TV series, second only to Mr. Rogers, who is entitled to his top spot in perpetuity.

However, long before 1978, I was listening to the likes of Pete Seeger and The Weavers, the Canadian folksinger Alan Mills, the multilingual singer/actor Theodore Bikel, and many more. From them I learned my love of folk songs and the cultural messages which they carry from one generation to another, and I started my musical career singing for adults in the coffee houses and folk festivals of the 60's, into the 70's and 80's. I know many songs from a variety folk traditions, and people say that I am good interpreter, and that I make my guitar speak in many musical languages.

These are the notes that are included in my CD package of 'Passing Them On':

I am the Bram of Sharon, Lois & Bram. I don’t write songs. All of them on this recording have come to me from others; some are generations old, and we don’t know who wrote them. Others, more recently written, are by composers who have been steeped in traditional folk music. I have chosen the songs to represent a small sampling of the broad range of musical and poetic styles to be found in the immense repository of folk music, and I am Passing Them On to you