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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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The Jazzy Twenties
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1978), 53 mins
The boundaries between jazz and popular music were never as blurry as in the 1920s, when jazz bands played pop songs and dance bands performed jazz tunes. This recording celebrates this mixture and mutual influence—and as the original liner notes exhort, "Climb aboard with a hey nonny-nonny and a hot cha-cha!"
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1978), 53 mins
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Mazurca
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produced by John Storm Roberts; in Black Music of Two Worlds (Folkways Records, 1977), 3 mins
"The subject of this album is the meeting of three musical traditions—African, Arab, and European—to create a fourth tradition of great richness and international impact, that of the Black New World. It is hardly surprising that Afro-American music is so rich. It draws form three major European sources—Englis...
produced by John Storm Roberts; in Black Music of Two Worlds (Folkways Records, 1977), 3 mins
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Emile Barnes: Early Recordings, Vol. 1 (1951) Dauphine Street Jam Session
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produced by Alden Ashforth, 1933-2016 (Folkways Records, 1982), 36 mins

These recordings were made in the summer of 1951, but were not issued until Folkways brought them out in 1983. They feature Emile "Mili" Barnes, whose unique style of clarinet playing sounds Creole one moment and soulfully bluesy the next. Composer Alden Ashforth’s extensive notes about the recording session a...

produced by Alden Ashforth, 1933-2016 (Folkways Records, 1982), 36 mins
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Mary Lou Williams: The Asch Recordings 1944-47
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produced by Peter F. O'Brien, 1940-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 1 hour 45 mins

This double set brings together thirty-five sides recorded by Mary Lou Williams for Moses Asch between 1944 and 1947. Twenty-eight of these songs were previously only released on 78 rpm, and this collection includes solo and trio performances, as well as small-group and big band recordings.

produced by Peter F. O'Brien, 1940-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 1 hour 45 mins
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The Original Memphis Five
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1975), 49 mins
This influential 1920s small jazz band played music ideal for dancing, while its members' improvisational creativity offered listeners a new experience with every take. The Original Memphis Five is said to have recorded more records than any other jazz ensemble of its time.
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1975), 49 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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Cushion Foot Stomp
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015; in Jazz/Some Cities and Towns (Folkways Records, 1977), 3 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; in Jazz/Some Cities and Towns (Folkways Records, 1977), 3 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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