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There is No Eye: Music for Photographs
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 hour 9 mins
In Music For Photographs, photographer, film maker, folklorist and musician John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers) presents some of the finest American roots recordings ever made. On their own, these songs are authentic and captivating. Yet, they are only one half of a conceptual whole—Cohen has also releas...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 hour 9 mins
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Close to Home: Old Time Music from Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 17 mins
In the 1950's and sixties musician-collector Mike Seeger, inspired by the great folksong collectors of the 1930's, visited traditional musicians of the rural South. This is his handpicked selection of the recordings made during those visits. Included in the 38 selections are previously unreleased recordings by t...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 17 mins
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Virginia Mountain Boys: Old Time Bluegrass from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia: Vol. 3
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produced by Brooke Moyer, Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Jane Rigg, fl. 1980 (Folkways Records, 1980), 44 mins
produced by Brooke Moyer, Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Jane Rigg, fl. 1980 (Folkways Records, 1980), 44 mins
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Old-Time Music - It's All Around
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produced by Joe Wilson (Folkways Records, 1978), 45 mins
Multi-instrumentalist Bruce Hutton presents a range of tunes and songs that to him exemplify "old time." For him, old time music has a less specific and more literal meaning: instead of describing only the sound of southern string bands, he insists it includes "New England dance music, jug band music, or Hawaiia...
produced by Joe Wilson (Folkways Records, 1978), 45 mins
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Look Out! Here It Comes
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(Folkways Records, 1975), 44 mins
An alumnus of the New Lost City Ramblers and an integral part of the old time music scene, Tracy Schwarz brings emotion to his singing and to his banjo and fiddle playing. As he writes in the liner notes, "This is my favorite music, and I'm committed to it for life."
(Folkways Records, 1975), 44 mins
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Iron Mountain String Band: An Old Time Southern Mountain String Band
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1973), 53 mins
Eric Davidson (banjo), Caleb Finch (fiddle), and Peggy Haine (guitar) present a selection of tunes and songs learned from field recordings they collected in Grayson and Carroll counties, Virginia, beginning in 1956.
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1973), 53 mins
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Dock Boggs, Vol. 3
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1970), 49 mins

Moran "Dock" Boggs, miner and musician, was first recognized for his "unorthodox" playing style. His popularity only grew after he was featured on the Anthology of American Folk Music (SFW40090) in 1952 and made Boggs one of the most influential musicians in America. This third installment of Boggs’ music on...

produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1970), 49 mins
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Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Persistence and Change
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Paul Newman (Folkways Records, 1968), 50 mins

Stemming from a want to preserve the dwindling unique oral traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountain back-country region, Eric Davidson, Paul Newman and Caleb Finch performed field recordings of songs that exemplified the evolution of ballads in the region, creating an anthology of music that characterized the musica...

produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Paul Newman (Folkways Records, 1968), 50 mins
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Bluegrass From the Blue Ridge: A Half Century of Change: Country Band Music of Virginia
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produced by Paul Newman and Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1967), 50 mins
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Clarence Ashley and Tex Isley
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produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- (Folkways Records, 1966), 45 mins
Clarence "Tom" Ashley's musical life began at home, with the family, but soon expanded to include the medicine show circuit. Popular among rural listeners, Ashley's playing didn't gain a wider audience until 1960, when he met folk music scholar Ralph Rinzler at the Galax Fiddlers' Convention. This album presents...
produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- (Folkways Records, 1966), 45 mins
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