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Six and Seven-Eights String Band of New Orleans
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1956), 37 mins

New Orleans string band jazz was popular between 1910 and 1925, but the genre was seldom recorded. This ensemble—featuring Bill Kleppinger, Bernie Shields, Edmond Souchon, and Frank "Red" Mackie—began playing in 1913 and performs the traditional New Orleans jazz band repertoire on mandolin, guitar, steel guitar...

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1956), 37 mins
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The First Kid Clayton Session: 1952
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produced by Alden Ashforth, 1933-2016 (Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins

At the time his music was recorded in 1952, highly-respected trumpet player Kid Clayton was somewhat elusive, playing with pick-up marching bands but with no steady ensemble. After some effort, composer and jazz aficionado Alden Ashforth arranged a recording session, which features Clayton’s buoyant trumpet pla...

produced by Alden Ashforth, 1933-2016 (Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins
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Kingdom Come
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(Folkways Records, 1979), 40 mins

On trumpet, flugelhorn and bag flute, it’s Charles Cha Cha Shaw—perhaps under-billed, but certainly worthy of a good listen—laying down some post-bop, obscure and free jazz. A soulful atmosphere is provided by the likes of Ronnie Boykins on bass and Art Blakey on drums.

(Folkways Records, 1979), 40 mins
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Jazz at the Philharmonic, Blues, Part 3
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015; in Roots of Black Music in America (Folkways Records, 1972), 4 mins

This two volume-collection, is a survey of instrumental and vocal music from African cultures as well as from African American musicians in the southern United States. Producer Samuel Charters created the album with the intent to provide musical examples from "two worlds" through traditional offerings of African...

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015; in Roots of Black Music in America (Folkways Records, 1972), 4 mins
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Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 3: Jazz Rehearsal, I
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(Folkways Records, 1950), 28 mins
After rediscovering a tin box full of acetate recordings of jazz rehearsal sessions, Folkways founder Moe Asch pieced together a sequence that shows the on-the-spot creative energy musicians produce in the studio. This disc features Mary Lou Williams and her hand-picked group of session musicians, all innovators...
(Folkways Records, 1950), 28 mins
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Jazz of the Forties, Vol. 1: Jazz at Town Hall
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produced by George Hoefer (Folkways Records, 1960), 38 mins

Recorded at New York’s famed venue Town Hall in 1946, this album features two bands’ worth of fabulous jazz musicians, including Sidney Bechet, Baby Dodds, Pops Foster, James P. Johnson, Pee Wee Russell and Muggzy Spanier, who mixed themselves together on the night as the mood directed, creating a sonic whole...

produced by George Hoefer (Folkways Records, 1960), 38 mins
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Jazz/Some Cities and Towns
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
From the "breathy theatricalism" of Chicago theater jazz to the "youthful enthusiasm" of Birmingham and St. Louis's bands, the 1920s and 30s were decades of experiment, change, and stylistic variation in an era when musicians played for their own local audiences. This compilation travels, making all the local sto...
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
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Mary Lou Williams
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 40 mins

So versatile that she was able to sustain a professional career for more than thirty years, jazz pianist, composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams ran the gamut from Dixieland to swing, bop and avant-garde. This album is among her 1960s avant-garde works, with intimate piano combos and vocal jazz choruses; it inclu...

(Folkways Records, 1964), 40 mins
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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 3: Music of the Dance Halls
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1958), 45 mins
Following a rich history of dance band music in the Big Easy, the musicians featured on this album retain the vitality of their forebears. As scholar Samuel B. Charters writes, "[this] is music that is close to the heart of New Orleans."
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1958), 45 mins
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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 5: New Orleans Jazz: The Flowering
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 37 mins
A collection of fine performances by Punch Miller, Peter Bocage, the Eureka Brass Band, and others, this album documents the remnants of the 1920s jazz style that were still performed in 1950s New Orleans. Interview recordings and extensive liner notes by Samuel B. Charters enrich this historic compilation.
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 37 mins
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