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Buckminster Fuller Speaks His Mind
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(Cook Records, 2012), 4 hours 41 mins
The visionary, designer, architect, poet, author and inventor who brought the term "synergy" into the realm of popular speech, Buckminster Fuller shares many of his original ideas in this series of monologues. Topics of discussion range from why the educational system is "vulnerable," "inadequate" and "erroneous"...
(Cook Records, 2012), 4 hours 41 mins
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The Clock is Stopping: The Human Scenario
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(Cook Records, 2012), 3 hours 5 mins
The visionary, designer, architect, poet, author and inventor who brought the term "synergy" into the realm of popular speech, Buckminster Fuller shares many of his original ideas in this series of monologues. Here he broaches problems as large as those of reality (and that reality no longer constitutes what one...
(Cook Records, 2012), 3 hours 5 mins
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Four Inaugural Addresses
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(Cook Records, 2012), 1 hour 1 mins
The liner notes remind us that "From the deep depression of 1932 to the wartime temper of 1944, a single chief executive guided the United States. The qualities of leadership inspired by those troubled times are reflected in the inaugural addresses of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt." Hear the resolve in Roo...
(Cook Records, 2012), 1 hour 1 mins
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Deep River of Song: Mississippi - Saints & Sinners
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produced by Anna L. Chairetakis, 1944- (Rounder Records, 1999), 1 hour 15 mins
produced by Anna L. Chairetakis, 1944- (Rounder Records, 1999), 1 hour 15 mins
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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966
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produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 2 hours 18 mins
This double-CD reissue documents a central aspect of the cultural environment of the Civil Rights Movement, acknowledging songs as the language that focused people's energy. These 43 tracks are a series of musical images, of a people in coversation about their determination to be free. Many of the songs were rec...
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 2 hours 18 mins
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produced by Alan Lomax, 1915-2002 (Rounder Records, 1997), 53 mins
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That's Why We're Marching: World War II and the American Folksong Movement
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 12 mins
Artists include Woody Guthrie, Almanac Singers, Lead Belly, Tom Glazer, Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger, Josh White, Burl Ives, and others. Few people have heard these songs composed and sung from 1940 to 1945 by artists primarily known for their influence on American folk music after 1945. Both the protest songs and...
produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 12 mins
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Field to Factory - Voices of the Great Migration: Recalling the African American Migration to the Northern Cities
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 3 mins
An audio documentary about the African-Americans who migrated from the rural South to the urban North between 1915 and 1951. These Americans reminisce and tell their own stories. Produced by David Tarnow for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and narrated by the museum's director,...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 3 mins
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The History of Jazz
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produced by Peter F. O'Brien, 1940-2015 (Folkways Records, 1978), 36 mins

On this album, Mary Lou Williams presents a history of jazz in speech and in music, from meditations on learning ragtime and blues as a child to performances of her own compositions, including "Night Life," which was captured on her first recording in 1930 and became a Kansas City classic.

produced by Peter F. O'Brien, 1940-2015 (Folkways Records, 1978), 36 mins
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Afro-American Music: A Demonstration Recording
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produced by Willis James (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 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 (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 mins
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