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Songs of Joe Hill
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(Folkways Records, 2012), 23 mins
Sung by labor educator Joe Glazer, this album features songs by union organizer Joe Hill. Although these songs are rooted in their time, their messages are still relevant today, and this collection is valuable to scholars and fans of labor music alike.
(Folkways Records, 2012), 23 mins
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Ear to the Ground
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produced by Rosalie Sorrels (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 3 mins
Malvina Reynolds, the well-known songwriter and activist for social justice and the environment, performs some of her most famous songs in this compilation of studio and live recordings from the 1960s and 1970s. Reflecting the cultural and political turmoil of the day, her powerful, sometimes somber, sometimes li...
produced by Rosalie Sorrels (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 3 mins
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The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1-4
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 5 hours 22 mins
This is the finest Woody Guthrie Collection ever assembled. These 105 songs, including many of his best-known compositions and some of his most unusual, were all recorded in the 1940's by Moses Asch, the founder of Folkways Records. Carefully selected, exquisitely remastered, and painstakingly annotated in over...
produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 5 hours 22 mins
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Buffalo Skinners: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 4
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Guy William Logsdon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 15 mins
This is the fourth and final volume of the series, The Asch Recordings, drawn from Woody Guthrie's remarkable 1940's sessions for Folkways founder, Moses Asch. Songs about cowboys, outlaws, and other western themes were carefully remastered from the best available sources. Cisco Houston accompanies Guthrie on 10...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Guy William Logsdon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 15 mins
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Headlines and Footnotes: A Collection of Topical Songs
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produced by Mark Greenberg (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 15 mins
For nearly 60 years Pete Seeger, with his banjo and 12-string guitar, has made music which inspires people to improve their lives and world. Selections on this anthology, culled from the hundreds Seeger recorded for Folkways Records between 1955 and 1999, include concert and studio recordings about prominent even...
produced by Mark Greenberg (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 15 mins
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Hard Travelin': The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 17 mins
The songs on this recording, the third in a series of four, are from the enormous collection of topical material that Woody Guthrie composed in the 1930s and 1940s. Most of his recordings were done for one man, Moses Asch, the founder of Folkways Records. Asch and Guthrie often organized song collections around...
produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 17 mins
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If I Had a Hammer: Songs of Hope and Struggle
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produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- and Mark Greenberg (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 12 mins
For over 50 years Pete Seeger's music has included songs on labor, civil rights, peace, and the hope for a better world. This CD contains 24 tracks selected from hundreds released on Folkways Records in the late 1950s and 1960s and 2 new songs recorded especially for this collection. Pete plays the 5-string banj...
produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- and Mark Greenberg (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 12 mins
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Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Guy William Logsdon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 8 mins
The songs on this recording, the second in a series of four, represent a selection from the vast storehouse of American folk and country songs that Woody Guthrie learned and incorporated into his early radio career and song books he sold on the air. In the early 1940s, upon coming to New York, Guthrie and frequen...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Guy William Logsdon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 8 mins
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This Land is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 14 mins
The first in a series of four, this recording presents many of Woody Guthrie's best known songs taken from the original masters. Included here is the original version of Woody's anthem "This Land Is Your Land," which contains never-before issued lyrics. A major force in the urban folk song revival, Guthrie creat...
produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 14 mins
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Ballads of Sacco and Vanzetti
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 49 mins
Woody Guthrie was one of the twentieth century's greatest poets and songwriters, and his songs about Sacco and Vanzetti include some of his best songs. The murder trial of Sacco and Vanzetti was one of this century's most controversial. Sacco and Vanzetti's story was dramatic; their front-page trial was filled w...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 49 mins
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