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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 Kangaroo
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performed by Alan Mills, 1913-1977 and Jean Carignan; in Alan Mills and Jean Carignan: Songs, Fiddle Tunes and a Folk-Tale from Canada (Folkways Records, 1961), 2 mins
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Old Blue
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performed by Joan O'Bryant, 1923-1964; in Folksongs and Ballads of Kansas (Folkways Records, 1957), 5 mins
Collected and performed by Kansas native Joan O'Bryant, this compilation of Kansas music harks back to its settlers' origins in New England, but especially in Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Ozarks. In addition to old songs from England and Ireland, this album includes material unique to Kansas.
performed by Joan O'Bryant, 1923-1964; in Folksongs and Ballads of Kansas (Folkways Records, 1957), 5 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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Tom Cat Blues
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performed by New Lost City Ramblers; in New Lost City Ramblers (Folkways Records, 1958), 3 mins
In the original notes to this recording, Mike Seeger writes, "The songs on this album were recorded by commercial companies and the Library of Congress in the southeastern mountains between 1925 and 1935, and show the first attempts of the hill musicians to ‘make a hit' with old traditional songs that had been i...
performed by New Lost City Ramblers; in New Lost City Ramblers (Folkways Records, 1958), 3 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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American Guitar
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produced by Ed Badeaux, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1958), 53 mins

Released in 1960, American Guitar features musician and former Sing Out! editor Ed Badeaux performing popular Southern country songs. Badeaux's survey of 19 songs in eight guitar accompaniment styles—performed on a nylon-stringed classical guitar—demonstrates examples of both finger-picked and flat-picked te...

produced by Ed Badeaux, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1958), 53 mins
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The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1947 - Vol. 1: Blues, Gospel, and Jazz
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1966), 37 mins

From the Moses Asch archives comes a pair of early blues, gospel and jazz compilations. Lead Belly, celebrated albeit volatile American folk and blues singer / guitarist, graces this first volume with “Defense Blues” and “Keep Your Hands off Her,” but you’ll also find powerful performances in the Josh...

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1966), 37 mins
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Jazz at the Philharmonic - Blues, Part 3
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015; in The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1947 - Vol. 1: Blues, Gospel, and Jazz (Folkways Records, 1966), 4 mins

A continuation of Volume 1 (FW00AA1), this archival recording moves into the realm of big band jazz, showing off heavyweights like Muggsy Spanier, Pee Wee Russell, Mary Lou Williams and Art Tatum.

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015; in The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1947 - Vol. 1: Blues, Gospel, and Jazz (Folkways Records, 1966), 4 mins
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