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Rising Sun Melodies
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 3 mins, 19 page(s)

Ola Belle Reed was a trailblazing force for women in bluegrass music, an Appalachian woman of hard-earned talent and generous ways who delivered honest music sung from the heart. Her songs "I've Endured," "High on the Mountain," "My Epitaph," and many others forge real-life experiences into music steeled with dete...

produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 3 mins, 19 page(s)
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50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?
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produced by John Cohen, 1932-, Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 and Tracy Schwarz, 1938-; performed by The New Lost City Ramblers (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 3 hours 44 mins

Collectively known as the New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley were pioneers in the revival of Southern mountain music during the folk music revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s. They brought the sounds of genuine old-time string band music and early bluegrass to eager city and colle...

produced by John Cohen, 1932-, Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 and Tracy Schwarz, 1938-; performed by The New Lost City Ramblers (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 3 hours 44 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 6 hours 15 mins

Pete Seeger's life, music, and legacy encapsulate nearly a century of American history and culture. He has immersed himself in folk music and used it, like Johnny Appleseed, to "plant the seeds of a better tomorrow in the homes across our land." The songs in this collection of 139 American Favorite Ballads narra...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 6 hours 15 mins
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Territory
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 3 mins
With fearless musical curiosity as the guiding force, Tony Trischka's Territory roams widely through the banjo's creative terrain. Twelve all-Trischka solo tracks explore a panorama of tunings, banjo sounds, and traditions. Nine selections partner Tony with fellow banjoists Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Bill Evans, Bi...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 3 mins
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Early Southern Guitar Styles
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
The guitar fostered great creativity in the South as it evolved from a small gut-string instrument in polite parlors to the big, loud, steel-string guitar now found in our homes and onstage. Mike sings and plays a variety of the styles that were played in the rural South from about 1850 to 1930 on 25 different typ...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
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Classic Old-Time Fiddle from Smithsonian Folkways
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 48 mins
Old-time fiddler Jake Krack and Folkways archivist Jeff Place compiled and annotated this collection of vintage Southern Appalachian string band music from the Smithsonian archives. Clark Kessinger, Wade Ward, Tommy Jarrell, Marion Sumner, Gaither Carlton, Eck Robertson, Melvin Wine, and many more old-time fiddle...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 48 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 5
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 34 mins

These are the songs Pete Seeger sang for America, songs every school child and summer camp attendee learned to sing and now sing with their children and grandchildren. The five-volume American Favorite Ballads (issued 1957 to 1962) is a cornerstone of Seeger’s work with Folkways Records. This CD concludes this r...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 34 mins
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If You Ain't Got The Do-Re-Mi
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 21 mins

As a subject, money has always generated great interest. If You Ain't Got the Do Re Mi celebrates the songs and singers whose words express the human side of money: hope or frustration, criticism or humor, desire or avowed disinterest. This compilation from the Smithsonian Folkways archive marks the opening o...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 21 mins
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Friends of Old Time Music: The Folk Arrival 1961 - 1965
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006), 2 hours 44 mins
From 1961 to 1965, New York City’s trailblazing Friends of Old Time Music presented 14 concerts that brought dozens of legendary traditional musicians before city audiences for the first time. This "folk arrival" changed the course of American folk music, expanding the vision of the Folk Song Revival and leavin...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006), 2 hours 44 mins
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Back Roads to Cold Mountain
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 15 mins
Charles Frazier's novel and the film Cold Mountain opened the door to a world of Appalachian history, life, and music. Now, John Cohen and Smithsonian Folkways take you all the way home to the source and the spirit of Appalachia in the signature sounds of its musical elders. Descendents of the 19th-century Appal...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 15 mins
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