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Doc Paulin's Marching Band
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produced by Alden Ashforth, 1933-2016 (Folkways Records, 1982), 43 mins

Recorded when Ernest "Doc" Paulin was almost seventy-four years old, this album provides a glimpse into the musical life of a New Orleans marching band. The ensemble’s blues-influenced repertoire includes traditional march tunes, spirituals, and pop standards, played with what New Orleans musicians call "lots o...

produced by Alden Ashforth, 1933-2016 (Folkways Records, 1982), 43 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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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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Ragtime Entertainment (Original Recordings)
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1973), 47 mins
Ragtime was first recorded in 1897, and this selection of recordings begins shortly thereafter, in 1902. Although listeners associate ragtime with the piano, musicians arranged popular rags for other instruments, and vaudevillians used these tunes in their acts. This compilation represents this diversity of prac...
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1973), 47 mins
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Leave My Love Alone
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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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Diverse Songs and Moods of the 1940's: Stella Brooks and Greta Keller
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1981), 38 mins

The San Franciscan songstress Stella Brooks and the European chanteuse Greta Keller present not only diverse songs and moods but the far reaching expanse of jazz with this collection of songs sung in English, French, and German, and in varying styles including the blues and cabaret.

produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1981), 38 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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Teasin' The Cat
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937-; in Those Ragtime Banjos (Folkways Records, 1979), 3 mins
Though known first as a piano genre, the earliest recordings of ragtime feature five-string banjo and military concert bands. This collection provides a sampling of ragtime banjo performances, including work by five-string virtuosos Fred Van Eps and Vess L. Ossman and by innovators on the four-string tenor banjo.
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937-; in Those Ragtime Banjos (Folkways Records, 1979), 3 mins
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Piece for E-Flat Soprano Saxophone, Guitar, and Thumb Piano
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in Entourage (Folkways Records, 1973), 4 mins

The first album by the Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble uses saxophone, keyboards, percussion, viola, recorder, guitar, drums and thumb piano to explore an"experimental-spiritualistic environment" and builds improvised soundscapes reflecting techniques from many sources, including Noh Theater, Balinese Theatr...

in Entourage (Folkways Records, 1973), 4 mins
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I Can't Get Started With You
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in Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 3: Jazz Rehearsal, I (Folkways Records, 1950), 13 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...
in Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 3: Jazz Rehearsal, I (Folkways Records, 1950), 13 mins
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