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Negro Music from White Sources: a)
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produced by Willis James; performed by Willis James; in Afro-American Music: A Demonstration Recording (Folkways Records, 1970), 6 mins

Willis James, former chairman of the Music Department at Spelman College, looks at how the complex musical and linguistic practices of west coast African cultures have been translated into the musical practices of African Americans. In this lecture performance, he covers spirituals, work songs, blues and jazz.

produced by Willis James; performed by Willis James; in Afro-American Music: A Demonstration Recording (Folkways Records, 1970), 6 mins
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American Folk Song Festival: Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman
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produced by Jean Bell Thomas, 1882-1982 (Folkways Records, 1960), 56 mins
Created in 1931, the American Folk Song Festival helped Kentucky mountain singers share their music with the world. Perhaps more relevantly, it allowed the rest of the world to hear the music of these singers, including members of the Hatfield and McCoy families. This album was recorded in the 1950s, and feature...
produced by Jean Bell Thomas, 1882-1982 (Folkways Records, 1960), 56 mins
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Buell Kazee Sings and Plays
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produced by Gene Bluestein, 1928-2002 (Folkways Records, 1958), 56 mins
produced by Gene Bluestein, 1928-2002 (Folkways Records, 1958), 56 mins
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Cat-Iron Sings Blues and Hymns
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(Folkways Records, 1958), 27 mins
This album presents what seem to be the two sides of singer Cat-Iron's repertoire: that of the blues musician and that of the converted Christian. As Frederic Ramsey, Jr. writes, "Cat-Iron might be singing religion, but he [plays] it with the heart of a blues-man." This collection of songs shares such stylistic...
(Folkways Records, 1958), 27 mins
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Close To Home
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1975), 42 mins
Recorded in Holcomb's home in eastern Kentucky, this album portrays the music of a master musician whose identification with his songs is intense, innate, and above all, honest. It's not for nothing that John Cohen, the man who recorded Close to Home, coined the phrase "the high lonesome sound" to describe Holc...
produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1975), 42 mins
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Dillard Chandler: The End of an Old Song
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1975), 39 mins
In his introduction to the original liner notes, John Cohen writes, "With Dillard Chandler, the ballads are not just a preservation of something that is passing. They are his connection to the world as he grew up in it. They are not merely stories which he passes on, but contain moral and amour-al positions by w...
produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1975), 39 mins
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Dock Boggs, Vol. 2
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1965), 48 mins
Known for his passion for music, Dock Boggs "not only lived through Cumberland's long night but...prevailed over it. He has mastered it and infused its raw spirit and tragic temperament into his old songs," writes Jon Pankake in the liner notes. This album was recorded in 1964 at Boggs' sister's house, and Mike...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1965), 48 mins
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Favorite Gospel Songs
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1957), 52 mins
By presenting hymnal standards like "Amazing Grace" alongside newly-composed religious pieces performed on the radio, this album demonstrates that the sacred song tradition is a vital and dynamic part of Southern music. Harry and Jeanie West bring their Appalachian musical roots to each rendition.
produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1957), 52 mins
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