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Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 8 mins, 21 page(s)

The "mountain cousin" of the Delta blues, Appalachian blues bears the stamp of a distinctive regional blend of European and African styles and sounds born at the cultural crossroads of railroad camps, mines, and rural settlements. Drawn from deep within the Folkways collection and from historic live recordings at...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 8 mins, 21 page(s)
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Rappahannock Blues
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produced by Barry Lee Pearson and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 57 mins, 20 page(s)

Raised in a large, musical farm family in Rappahannock County, Virginia, John Jackson (1924-2002) was the most important black Appalachian musician to come to broad public attention during the mid-1960s. Having learned guitar and his wide-ranging stock of songs as a youth from family and 78-rpm recordings, he enth...

produced by Barry Lee Pearson and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 57 mins, 20 page(s)
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Free and Equal Blues
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Elijah Wald (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 15 mins
Josh White (1914-1969) was a brilliant musician whose vibrant guitar and rich vocals captivated audiences for decades. Recorded at the height of his career by Moses Asch in the 1940s, he performs these 26 blues, gospel, popular, and hard-hitting topical songs solo or accompanied by such contemporaries as Lead Bel...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Elijah Wald (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 15 mins
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The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music
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produced by Robert Santelli, fl. 1992, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 2 mins
Powerful new interpretations of Southern musical traditions, recorded live in October, 1997, at the Barns of Wolf Trap. These contemporary versions of songs that either appeared on the Grammy-Award winning Anthology of American Folk Music or are associated with its compiler, Harry Smith (tracks 9 and 19), are a w...
produced by Robert Santelli, fl. 1992, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 2 mins
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Shout On: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 3
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 10 mins
This is the third and final volume of the Lead Belly Legacy Series, which makes available on CD all of the Lead Belly Performances originally recorded for Folkways Records during the 1940s. All three volumes— Shout On, Where Did You Sleep Last Night, and Bourgeois Blues—contain previously unreleased tracks, ext...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 10 mins
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Bourgeois Blues: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 2
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 13 mins
This is volume 2 of a projected 3-volume set of Lead Belly's performances recorded by Moses Asch during the 1940s. The original masters now reside in the Folkways Archive at the Smithsonian Institution. Completely remastered from the best sources in our collections, this recording contains the highest sound qual...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 13 mins
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The Folkways Years, 1959-1961
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produced by Kip Lornell and Dave Van Ronk, 1936-2002 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
Rough, gritty folk guitarist and singer, Van Ronk is one of the genre's most expressive musicians. These 20 tracks represent Van Ronk's best loved material and reveal his original synthesis of jazz and folk. Titles include Willie the Weeper, Come Back Baby, and Yas, Yas, Yas. Van Ronk's handpicked favorites fro...
produced by Kip Lornell and Dave Van Ronk, 1936-2002 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
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Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 35 mins
Cut in 1956, these tracks catch Broonzy in fine form near the end of his distinguished career. His powerful voice and guitar are showcased in a set which includes traditional blues, gospel, and folk songs all performed with undeniable authority. "Broonzy moves with amazing ease from silky croon to brassy howl......
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 35 mins
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Music from Saramaka: A Dynamic Afro-American Tradition
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produced by Sally Price, 1943- and Richard Price (Folkways Records, 1977), 45 mins
produced by Sally Price, 1943- and Richard Price (Folkways Records, 1977), 45 mins
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Feeling the Blues
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produced by Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, 1933-1986 (Folkways Records, 1973), 45 mins

Dallas performer Bob Kirkpatrick plays classic blues on this 1973 Folkways album. Kirkpatrick began making a name for himself after a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1971. He regularly performed at the Elks Lodge in Dallas until he retired in 1986, eventually returning to the music scene in 1996. Liner...

produced by Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, 1933-1986 (Folkways Records, 1973), 45 mins
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