Oscar Brand, Host, Folksong Festival
Folk balladeer, playwright, producer and musician Oscar Brand has served as the host of Folksong Festival on WNYC AM for more than six decades.
The exact date of this episode is unknown. We've filled in the date above with a placeholder. What we actually have on record is: 196u-uu-uu.
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Vivian Leigh narrates the story of Squirrel Nutkin (canned audio: Leigh recorded a series of Beatrix Potter classics, including Squirrel Nutkin in 1962).
Followed by children's folk songs (also likely canned) performed by Ed McCurdy, Bob Gibson, Oscar Brand and Patty Seeger.
Closes with announcements about children's events around New York by the show's host, "Uncle Tom."
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 70413
Municipal archives id: T216