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The Wandering Folksong
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(Folkways Records, 1966), 43 mins
This album of folk songs by moonlighting biologist Sam Hinton demonstrates the porous boundaries between folk and popular music. Here, Hinton sings material from a wide variety of sources, including American family songbooks and P. W. Joyce's venerated collection of Irish tunes and ballads.
(Folkways Records, 1966), 43 mins
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Peter La Farge Sings of the Cowboys: Cowboy, Ranch and Rodeo Songs, and Cattle Calls
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(Folkways Records, 1963), 41 mins
A member of the extinct Nargaset tribe, La Farge was adopted by the Tewa tribe of the Hopi Nation. His stepfather raised him and taught him about horses and the cowboy life, and here La Farge sings trail songs, roping songs, night herding ballads, and rodeo tunes.
(Folkways Records, 1963), 41 mins
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Music of Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1962), 53 mins
This album presents two musicians whose experiences are similar—both play banjo, usually locally at community social functions, and come from farming backgrounds—but whose playing styles are noticeably different. Holcomb (from Daisy, Kentucky) plays wilder music, while Ward (from Independence, Virginia) has dev...
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1962), 53 mins
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Frank Hamilton Sings Folk Songs
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produced by Raeburn Flerlage, 1915-2002 (Folkways Records, 1962), 42 mins
This solo album contains ten tracks sung and accompanied by Frank Hamilton, who grew up in Los Angeles and first heard folk music in his teens. By dint of luck and perseverance, he learned how to play the harmonica from Woody Guthrie, toured the south with Guy Carawan, and eventually founded Chicago's renowned Ol...
produced by Raeburn Flerlage, 1915-2002 (Folkways Records, 1962), 42 mins
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The Unfortunate Rake
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1960), 53 mins

The story is basically this: a soldier is dying, evidently of venereal disease he contracted from a young woman, and he requests a funeral. Hear how this story has been spun over centuries into a whole collection of similarly themed songs, the earliest possibly dating to 1790. In this recording we are essentially...

produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1960), 53 mins
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American Ballads And Folksongs
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1958), 50 mins
Like Joan O'Bryant's previous Folkways recording, Folksongs and Ballads of Kansas, this album presents folk songs geographically close to O'Bryant's heart. Most of the ballads included here are versions from Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri, and several were collected through the University of Arkansas Folklore R...
produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1958), 50 mins
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Songs of a New York Lumberjack
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
Folklorist Ellen Stekert collected the eighteen songs on this album from Ezra "Fuzzy" Barhight, a retired lumberjack in Cohocton, New York. Here, she sings a selection of songs that Fuzzy learned from his mother and from other lumbermen in northern Pennsylvania and southern New York.
produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
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Folksongs and Ballads of Kansas
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 30 mins
Collected and performed by Kansas native Joan O'Bryant, this compilation of Kansas music harks back to its settlers' origins in New England, but especially in Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Ozarks. In addition to old songs from England and Ireland, this album includes material unique to Kansas.
(Folkways Records, 1957), 30 mins
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Texas Folk Songs with Hermes Nye and Guitar
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 31 mins
The spirit of Hermes Nye's singing emerges in his forthright statement, "Love to sing them, love to hear other people sing them, love to learn new ones. That's about all." These thirteen songs explore the Lone Star State, from a song attributed to desperado Belle Starr to a corrido from south Texas.
(Folkways Records, 1955), 31 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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