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The Dancing Twenties
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1976), 48 mins
From the wildly popular Charleston to the foxtrot, the music of the 1920s provided entertainment for dancers throughout the United States and beyond. This compilation presents "on location" recordings of popular dance tunes from the Roaring Twenties.
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1976), 48 mins
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Early Syncopated Dance Music - Cakewalks, Two-Steps, Trots and Glides
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1978), 46 mins
Lively, singable, and simple, cakewalks, two-steps, and other social dance rhythms captured the minds and feet of the American dancing public at the beginning of the twentieth century. This selection introduces a variety of these hopping tunes, as well as an unusual instructional track that teaches listeners how...
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1978), 46 mins
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Emile Barnes: Early Recordings, Vol. 2 (1951-1952) Dauphine Street Jam Session (Alternate Takes)
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produced by Alden Ashforth, 1933-2016 (Folkways Records, 1983), 45 mins

This companion album to Folkways FW02857, Emile Barnes: The First Session, presents all the issuable alternate takes from the clarinetist’s first recording session in 1951.

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Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 2: Jazz Rehearsal, II
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(Folkways Records, 1952), 25 mins

The life of jazz is in its playing—in unrehearsed sessions in front of audiences or microphones, ears corporeal or mechanical that gauge the passing of time not by hands on a watch but by the birth and development of new musical ideas. Footnotes to Jazz, Volume 2 captures this process in a set of previously unr...

(Folkways Records, 1952), 25 mins
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Jazz/Some Beginnings - 1913-1926
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 44 mins
This exploration into the beginnings of jazz brings together the sounds of vaudeville banjoes, dance orchestras, novelty songs, blues singers, and the first recording of New York stride piano. Connected by their fascination with syncopation, the artists on this album all contributed to the early development of th...
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 44 mins
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Late Band Ragtime
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1979), 45 mins
This compilation encompasses a range of interpretations of popular, novelty, and original rags. Late Band Ragtime begins with performances by small Dixieland bands, larger dance orchestras, and the big bands of the swing era and then moves onward to the Dixieland and ragtime revivals of the 1940s and 50s.
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1979), 45 mins
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On Mardi Gras Day
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986; in Music of New Orleans, Vol. 1: Music of the Streets: Music of Mardi Gras (Folkways Records, 1958), 4 mins
This fascinating collection of music from the streets of New Orleans was recorded between 1954 and 1958, and includes an inspiring variety of material, from vegetable peddlers' street cries to the musical saw and brass bands, from a shoeshine boy's hambone to Sister Dora Alexander's impassioned "Russia, Let God's...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986; in Music of New Orleans, Vol. 1: Music of the Streets: Music of Mardi Gras (Folkways Records, 1958), 4 mins
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