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(Folkways Records, 1979), 1 hour 31 mins
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Varsity Cheer: A History of the Western World at Half-Time
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produced by Myles Jackson, fl. 1971 (Folkways Records, 1971), 27 mins
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The Investigator: A Political Satire in Documentary Form
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written by Reuben Ship, 1917-1975 (Folkways Records, 1966), 57 mins

Test your reasoning skills with this investigative satire. This humorous brain teaser places the chairman of the board himself on trial, forcing him to tell the truth…well, sort of. Inspector Martin of the Immigration Service turns some unexpected tables, which, perhaps, is reasonable, seeing that he is the s...

written by Reuben Ship, 1917-1975 (Folkways Records, 1966), 57 mins
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Dear Abe Linkhorn: The Satire of the Civil War
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written by Bill Arp, Artemis Ward and Petroleum V. Nasby, 1833-1888 (Folkways Records, 1962), 39 mins

From its witty introduction to its well-researched accounts, this collection of satirical writings by Bill Arp, Petroleum Nasby, Artemus Ward and "A Disbanded Volunteer" on the Civil War, proves that there is humor to be found in any situation and there’s even a bit of old-time banjo music thrown in for good mea...

written by Bill Arp, Artemis Ward and Petroleum V. Nasby, 1833-1888 (Folkways Records, 1962), 39 mins
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When I Was a Boy in Brooklyn
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produced by Israel Kaplan (Folkways Records, 1961), 49 mins

"This record is an unabashed reconstruction of a piece of American life that disappeared between [the World Wars]," says Israel Kaplan in his "autobiography." He remembers—pulling no punches—the colorful games, sayings ("Iodine if you can see it; aspirin if you can’t."), riddles, rhymes, superstitions, epithet...

produced by Israel Kaplan (Folkways Records, 1961), 49 mins
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Rawhide: Radio Programme, No. 3
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produced by Max Ferguson (Folkways Records, 1959), 47 mins

You’ve got the “subtle skill, the masterful nuances, the dazzling acumen” of Sir Edwin Bridge, current president of the World Bridgemaster Society and leading proponent of the game, but Granny “do[es]n’t like your tone of voice” and is determined to make playing your hand difficult...Announcer-comedia...

produced by Max Ferguson (Folkways Records, 1959), 47 mins
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Rawhide: Radio Programme, No. 2
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produced by Max Ferguson (Folkways Records, 1957), 53 mins

A Montreal training school that bestows, upon completion of a two-year program, a BGC (Bachelor of Garbage Collecting)? Announcer-comedian Max Ferguson has a voice all his own...or maybe several. Besides"Le College des Hommes de Garbage," these spoofs report from Santa’s workshop, Sherlock’s casebook and Kate...

produced by Max Ferguson (Folkways Records, 1957), 53 mins
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Radio Programme, No. 1: Henry Jacobs'
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and Henry Jacobs (Folkways Records, 1955), 50 mins

Experimental radio programs from San Francisco’s KPFA station produced this series of "audio collages," which includes an eclectic mix of electronic music, a "sonata for loudspeaker," a polyrhythmic improvisation created by sampling "primitive percussion instruments and voice," and spoofed interviews with a phon...

produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and Henry Jacobs (Folkways Records, 1955), 50 mins
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