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Buck Dance (excerpt)
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955-; in Every Tone a Testimony (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 min
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-; in Every Tone a Testimony (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 min
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Music from the South, Vol. 5: Song, Play, and Dance
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 43 mins

This collection of recordings from Alabama features several kinds of music and dance, from Horace Sprott’s country blues harmonica to the sounds of Vicksburg musicians, who were influenced by both Kansas City jazz and Jelly Roll Morton’s piano artistry.

(Folkways Records, 1956), 43 mins
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Buck Dance
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performed by Horace Sprott, 1890-; in Music from the South, Vol. 4: Horace Sprott, 3 (Folkways Records, 1955), 2 mins
Horace Sprott, born around 1890, performs on Volumes 2, 3, and 4 of this series. Frederic Ramsey, Jr. writes, "There were many men like Sprott...[who] passed from one hard time to another, never forgetting the song. In that way, the tradition and the repertoire grew, and a body of poetic expression emerged. Thi...
performed by Horace Sprott, 1890-; in Music from the South, Vol. 4: Horace Sprott, 3 (Folkways Records, 1955), 2 mins
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