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by Sarah Jo Burke


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Roma dixit! -. - A pretty girl-blat!-is like a melody! -. - The birth of the Burke Family Chorale - Our first paycheck - Doors and radiators in every room - We got it for a song - Buck Spurr - The whist game - It was a small thing - Le somme.

Roma dixit! -. - The birth of the Burke Family Chorale - Our first paycheck - Doors and radiators in every room - We got it for a song - Buck Spurr - The whist game - It was a small thing - Le sommeil- the sleep of death - I'll have the usual -. Friends in the press - Don't think it hasn't been fun - May the prairies embrace you - Gemma has a bad day - A different world - Halloween was hard to drive past - A voice whining in the wilderness - Git along, little dogies - The president has been shot -. - Ambassadors of . .

Sarah Jo Burke11 avril 2017. Back in the 1960s, the Burke Family Singers were America's answer to Austria's von Trapp Family. Throughout that tumultuous decade, the fabric of the nation's life was torn by the war in Vietnam and the impassioned drive of the civil rights movement. Sarah Jo Burke, the youngest of the five daughters, has written a book that celebrates American values in the best sense and, if nothing else, proves that the family that sings together stays together.

From the Burke Family Singer's youngest daughter comes an inside look at their adventures as ''America's von Trapp Family. Throughout that tumultuous decade, the fabric of the nation's life was of course torn by the war in Vietnam and the impassioned drive of the civil rights movement

Sarah Jo Burke, the youngest of the five daughters, has written a book that celebrates American values in the best sense and, if nothing else, proves that the family that sings together stays together.

Sarah Jo Burke, the youngest of the five daughters, has written a book that celebrates American values in the best sense and, if nothing else, proves that the family that sings together stays together. Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love.

Back in the 1960s, the Burke Family Singers were America's answer to Austria's von Trapp Family.

Personal Name: Burke, Sarah Jo, 1952-

Personal Name: Burke, Sarah Jo, 1952-.

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Uncle Brendan was okay. I don't know how he managed to put up with Gran. At least he lived in a separate cabin at the other end of the property, but in my books even that was too close. In fact, just living in Coghill was too close. If I was Brendan, I would've left this dump quick smart.

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Back in the 1960s, the Burke Family Singers were America's answer to Austria's von Trapp Family. Throughout that tumultuous decade the fabric of the nation's life was of course torn by the war in Vietnam and the impassioned drive of the civil rights movement. It was against this churning backdrop that a large Rhode Island family - mother, father and 10 children - set out on the first of what would prove a long series of coast-to-coast tours, whose only purpose was to bring the glorious sound of their music to audiences everywhere. They performed in major cities and remote small towns, and during their travels they met the von Trapp Family and recorded an album of Christmas carols with them. Sarah Jo Burke, the youngest of the five daughters, has written a book that celebrates American values in the best sense and, if nothing else, proves that the family that sings together stays together.

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Fearlesssinger
Sarah Jo Burke’s audiobook version of her memoir about the singing family she grew up in in the 1950s and 60s, Don't Think It Hasn’t Been Fun: The Story of the Burke Family Singers, is just out, and it’s a delight from start to finish. Eight CDs include both Burke’s lively reading—full of infectious enjoyment and humor about her large family’s escapades, musical and otherwise—and actual recordings of the Burke tribe in song.

There were twelve of them: father (Walter Burke, the musical leader), mother (Anne Devine Burke, the leader in apparently almost every other way), five girls, and five boys. They all sang—in harmony, everything from Appalachian folk tunes to Renaissance motets—and they sang well. They sang for Cardinal Richard Cushing of Boston, they sang on the Ed Sullivan Show, they sang with some of the Trapp Family Singers, they sang for all kinds of audiences in packed halls across the Northeast, the Midwest, and the South, and they sang at the drop of a hat and the toot of Walter Burke’s ever-present pitchpipe in just about any pubic location, from two-bit family restaurants by the side of the road to Carnegie Hall inbetween concerts (their audience there was two cleaning ladies).

It is in her descriptions of the family’s lengthy tours out West and down South (they traveled in matching Chevrolets, six to a car) that Burke’s narration transcends entertainment and becomes a moving series of glimpses into a very different America, an America of overt racism and cultural backwaters of all sorts. Then, after several weeks on the road, it was back to Massachusetts and back to school for the kids. A pretty wild childhood, to be sure—but everything was kept firmly in perspective by strong Burke family values and by the family’s obvious delight in each other’s company. At times I found myself chuckling right along with the author/reader, so outlandish and wacky were some of the things that her memoir recounts. At other times, I was in tears. It’s that kind of a book, and it’s brought beautifully to life in this audio version. I can’t recommend it more highly.
Punind
In the real meaning of the word "wonderful", ...my wife and I have been listening to the 8 CDs about the Burke family singers. We finished last night and wished it was longer. We also wanted the music pieces to be longer as the tastes left us wanting to hear the whole song...they were so beautiful. The fun inter-family relationships that described the long car travels between gigs,... and the unfun and uncomfortable adventures encountered in the 1960's South made the family history and the country's history a great mix.

We listened to the CDs after dinner for several relaxed evenings...much like listening to the radio shows in our youth...before television!
ACOS
Fantastic! Great narrating by one of the youngest principals of the Burke Family Singers. I do remember them when in all their public glory, they made the performances, TV and stage, come alive with "the sound of music" (sorry, I couldn't resist)! Having previously read the book, to hear Sara Jo, brought back fond memories. Did I enjoy this media presenation? You bet your Uncle Domenic, I did! With much love, Tony
Voodoolkree
So well written, this set of CD's is just delightful! The interesting life this musical family had is portrayed beautifully and with such humor . It is very touching, especially because Sara Jo, the author reads this amazing story and she makes you feel you are almost on the journey with them. It also is fascinating because the touring took place during a very dramatic time in this country's history and the way the author, Sarah Jo Burke, weaves that into the story line is terrific. Of course, hearing some of the original music is so much fun, too. I have the great pleasure of singing in a choir with Sarah Jo and she is as nice and as fun as she is talented!
Annie B.
Negal
I listened to the audio book and would strongly suggest that medium, the singing interspersed throughout make the book even better. Brought me back to better times, made me laugh out loud in places and really just made me feel good. The antics of those kids!
Uris
What a soothing balm! An Irish story teller lovingly portraying stories of her family, onstage & off & there’s actual BF songs dispersed thruout the CD! Between the animated narration & the thrilling sound tracks, I couldn’t wait to see what happened next! I’m a musician & to hear 10 children w/their extraordinary voices, seemlessly move as 1 thru hard music, was engaging & uplifting!
ChallengeMine
So much fun. A great chronicle of a great family. Buy it now and enjoy again and again. Thank you Sarah Jo Burke!!!!
Wonderful story! Love the Boston accent of the author. Brings back so much history and fond memories.
Don't Think It Hasn't Been Fun: The Story of the Burke Family Singers download epub
Performing Arts
Author: Sarah Jo Burke
ISBN: 0879109874
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Performing Arts
Language: English
Publisher: Limelight Editions; 1 edition (July 1, 2004)
Pages: 366 pages