Milt Briggs | Milt Briggs Champion Whistler

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Milt Briggs Champion Whistler

by Milt Briggs

Seemingly impossible music coming from his lips will amaze and please as you experience the soulful and shimmery art of musician, composer and champion whistler Milt Briggs
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Saturday Morning
4:21 $0.99
2. A Sailor's Hornpipe
0:53 $0.99
3. Between 7 & 8
2:34 $0.99
4. Blissful
1:28 $0.99
5. Irish Washerwoman
1:24 $0.99
6. Prowly Cat
3:10 $0.99
7. Wearin' of the Green
1:31 $0.99
8. Kesh Jig
2:42 $0.99
9. Grasshopper Dance
2:39 $0.99
10. Coleraine
1:52 $0.99
11. Meadowlark Sing' in the Rain
2:54 $0.99
12. Annie Laurie
2:13 $0.99
13. Greensleeves
2:02 $0.99
14. 2 Whistlers
1:41 $0.99
15. Whistler's Polka
2:29 $0.99
16. Dogwood Creek
3:04 $0.99
17. Swallowtail Jig
1:39 $0.99
18. Blue Mockingbird
5:48 $0.99
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Album Notes
Most people don't think of the human whistle as a musical instrument, but it has been my main musical instrument all my life. I support my whistling with my own musical arrangements using guitar, piano, or keyboard accompaniment. My arrangements are "for a whistler by a whistler." I have composed 40 pieces for whistling that have a wide variety of styles - classical to jazz and blues. my CD "Milt Briggs champion Whistler" has 9 of my original pieces for whistling and 9 traditional tunes.

I am a maverick in the whistling community because I am self accompanied and I always perform with my own live accompaniement. It is my signature.

I learned to whistle when I was 4 years old. When I was 10 years old I began performing with the choir of the small country school I attended. the choir would sing the verse and I would whistle the chorus. We performed at other schools and elsewhere in the community. People loved it. Amazingly, from the time I was 12 I didn't whistle for an audience until I was 41 years old. Working a day job and raising a family took up my energies. I am now devoting more time to performing and recording.

As a performer I do a wide variety of gigs. I have performed for preschool age children all the way through retirees. I sometimes weave whistling into musical stories for children and adults. Other times I do straight musical performances.

International Grand Champion Whistler - 1985
Lillian Williams Award for professional whistlers - 1987
Whistler's Hall of Fame
International radio and TV appearances
Judge at national and international whistling competitions
Founding Director of the International School for Whistlers held in conjunction with the International Whistler's convention
Member ASCAP



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great happy tunes!

Kate Michaels

The lips say it all!
Milton Briggs' CD The Blue Mockingbird is something everyone can enjoy. It's a wonderful family album. There are familiar and original melodies performed in a way that capture everyone's heart with their lightness and joy. They also capture the unique qualities of a high-level Americana folk artist. For anyone already familiar with whistling, this album is a must for your collection. For those who've not experienced what a whistler can do, this album is the perfect introduction! Milton's soaring sounds and intricate patterns are a fabulous and inspiring testament to what the human lips can create.


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One of the best I've heard, musically.
This CD was selected for parrots, and it has proved to be a favorite. The selections are on pitch throughout, tones clear and beautiful. A nice variety of styles, including intricate melodies.