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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 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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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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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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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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(Folkways Records, 1976), 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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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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