John Langstaff

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    John Langstaff Sings American and English Folk Songs and Ballads

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    Baby's SongJohn Langstaff
    Folk Songs for Young Children - The Jackfish / Phoebe in Her Petticoat / Knock Along, Brother Rabbit / The Mockingbird / The Tottenham Toad / Shady Grove / Lavender's Blue / The Souling Song / The MayJohn Langstaff
    Billy BoyJohn Langstaff
    All 'Round My Hat I Will Wear A Green WillowJohn Langstaff
    The Riddle Song: I Will Give My Love An AppleJohn Langstaff


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        As a teacher and singer alone, John Langstaff has had a rich and varied career. But as the founder of the Christmas Revels in the 1950s, he has also been responsible for one of the most invigorating modern day holiday celebrations. It seems appropriate, then, that Langstaff was born on Christmas Eve in 1920. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights, and at the age of eight joined the Grace Church Choir where he sang soprano. His parents, who often invited friends over for spontaneous perf... Read more

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