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1, 2, 3 and a Zing Zing Zing
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(Folkways Records, 1953), 25 mins

Created as a sample of what one might hear on a typical summer day in New York City, Tony Schwartz’s 1952 soundscape features the street games and songs of children of West Midtown Manhattan. The distinctive variety of rhythms and melodies are demonstrative of the nationalities represented in one of the many et...

(Folkways Records, 1953), 25 mins
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900 Miles and other R.R. Songs
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 44 mins
Railroaders and cowboys share a need for music to bolster their spirits during long days and to celebrate night’s freedom. Cisco Houston sings ballads from the range and from the lonesome track, where "the drivers are still rolling, and the gamblers and work gangs, boomers and bums, are highballing it out of no...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 44 mins
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Africa South of the Sahara
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produced by Alan P. Merriam, 1923-1980 and Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1957), 1 hour 20 mins
produced by Alan P. Merriam, 1923-1980 and Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1957), 1 hour 20 mins
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Afro-American Music: A Demonstration Recording
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produced by Willis James (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 mins

Willis James, former chairman of the Music Department at Spelman College, looks at how the complex musical and linguistic practices of west coast African cultures have been translated into the musical practices of African Americans. In this lecture performance, he covers spirituals, work songs, blues and jazz.

produced by Willis James (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 mins
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All Day Singin' - Louisiana and Smoky Mountain Ballads
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 21 mins
On this collection, Adelaide Van Wey juxtaposes the Anglo-American ballads of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina with songs from French Creole Louisiana. As the title track enjoins, "Bring along your fiddle and guitar too; come along Mary, oh, come along, do!"
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 21 mins
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American Folk Song Festival: Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman
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produced by Jean Bell Thomas, 1882-1982 (Folkways Records, 1960), 56 mins
Created in 1931, the American Folk Song Festival helped Kentucky mountain singers share their music with the world. Perhaps more relevantly, it allowed the rest of the world to hear the music of these singers, including members of the Hatfield and McCoy families. This album was recorded in the 1950s, and feature...
produced by Jean Bell Thomas, 1882-1982 (Folkways Records, 1960), 56 mins
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American Folk Songs for Christmas
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 26 mins

A collection of Christmas Folksongs by Ruth Crawford Seeger selected and performed by her daughters; Peggy, Barbara and Penny and with children from the South Boston Music School. This compilation of less-commonly known Christmas songs represents a variety of Folksongs that find their origin in European and Britis...

(Folkways Records, 1957), 26 mins
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American Folksongs For Men - To You With Love
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 35 mins
Singer Bob Ross served in the Naval Air Service during World War II, and he used his repertoire of ballads to entertain injured servicemen in hospitals. This collection of simple, sentimental songs includes favorites "Down in the Valley" and "Greensleeves."
(Folkways Records, 1957), 35 mins
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