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Every Tone a Testimony
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetr...
produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
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The Folkways Years, 1959-1973
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produced by Kip Lornell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 7 mins
This collection contains the best of blues pianist Memphis Slim's Folkways years and includes 3 previously unreleased tracks. The CD features solo performances, small ensembles, and accompaniment by Folkways artists including Willie Dixon, Jazz Gillum, and Pete Seeger. Slim plays highly personal interpretations...
produced by Kip Lornell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 7 mins
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Trouble in Mind
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 15 mins
Acoustic blues guitarist Big Bill Broonzy late in his long career, troubled in mind and outspoken in song. With controversial topical songs, rural blues and spirituals, this CD showcases brilliant vocals and intricate solo guitar work. Includes live radio and concert recordings plus the best of Broonzy's 1950s Fo...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 15 mins
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Blues Routes: Heroes and Tricksters: Blues and Jazz Work Songs and Street Music
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produced by Nicholas R. Spitzer, fl. 1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 9 mins
Blues Routes is a resonant almanac of blues styles and blues-related music and musicians including: Memphis barrelhouse and Harlem parlor piano players; blues guitarists from the Delta and Piedmont, San Francisco and Chicago; Kansas City and New Orleans jazz masters; hambone call-and-response and Mardi Gras Indian...
produced by Nicholas R. Spitzer, fl. 1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 9 mins
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The Mississippi River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi
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produced by John Junkerman (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 2 hours 12 mins
This two-hour, 36 track, musical journey down the Mississippi from the headwaters to the delta captures the power and diversity of American music in the late 20th century. The music, recorded between 1995 and 1997 in small towns and large cities along the river, reflects centuries of interaction and experimentati...
produced by John Junkerman (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 2 hours 12 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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Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia
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produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
The sounds and social history of African American banjo playing—32 superb instrumentals and vocals, recorded between 1974 and 1997. Extensively annotated with performer's life histories, tunings, lyrics, bibliography, and discography. The banjo's gourd ancestors came to the Americas with enslaved Africans, forg...
produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
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Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
Twenty-six tracks from outstanding Smithsonian Folkways recordings present a panorama of American Roots music. Blues, Bluegrass, ballads, topical songs, and jazz are performed by master musicians. If you have never heard of Smithsonian Folkways or Folkways before, this collection will take you on a trip through...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
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Iowa State Fare: Music from the Heartland
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 52 mins
Scandinavian string band melodies, Meskwaki Indian love songs, gospel harmonies, polkas, old-time fiddling, Mexican folk songs, and blues are some of the vibrant community-based musical traditions presented in this unique collection of Iowa music. Iowa State Fare showcases the vitality and diversity of the state's...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 52 mins
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Blues by Roosevelt
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 40 mins
Sykes’s powerful music tells of life and living through a voice full of emotion, which richly contrasts with his insistent, driving piano. Booklet includes updated notes, lyrics, discography, and bibliography. 14 tracks, including Sweet Old Chicago, 44 Blues, and Memphis Slim Rock. "A seasoned bluesman and a s...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 40 mins
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