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Excerpts from Interviews with Dock Boggs, Legendary Banjo Player and Singer
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(Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 2 mins

Mike Seeger interviews Dock Boggs, a Virginia coal miner, banjo player and singer of old-time Appalachian mountain music and blues. Boggs once garnered a record deal with Brunswick to record 24 tracks, but he only completed eight before quitting and returning to Virginia during the 1920s. He was all but forgotten...

(Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 2 mins
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My Epitaph
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produced by Kevin Roth, 1957- (Folkways Records, 1976), 40 mins
Banjo player and singer Ola Belle Reed created this album and its accompanying notes as an autobiography, a document that describes her childhood in the mountains, her experiences, and her opinions about modern life. Produced by Kevin Roth, one of Reed's protégés, this recording is based on a live interview con...
produced by Kevin Roth, 1957- (Folkways Records, 1976), 40 mins
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The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 - Vol. 2
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1967), 48 mins

This compilation of folk ballads from the Moses Asch archives samples songs from many of his favorite singers: Lead Belly, Burl Ives, Alan Lomax, Brownie McGhee, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Volume 2 continues on FW00AA4.

produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1967), 48 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
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Dock Boggs, Vol. 3
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1970), 49 mins

Moran "Dock" Boggs, miner and musician, was first recognized for his "unorthodox" playing style. His popularity only grew after he was featured on the Anthology of American Folk Music (SFW40090) in 1952 and made Boggs one of the most influential musicians in America. This third installment of Boggs’ music on...

produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1970), 49 mins
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Galax, Virginia Old Fiddler's Convention
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produced by Lisa Chiera, fl. 1962 (Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
Held since 1935, the Old Fiddlers' Convention is a southwestern Virginia tradition and a prime destination for old time and bluegrass musicians and fans. This recording was made at the festival from 1960 through 1963, and the tracks included are representative of the skill and spontaneity heard on the Galax stage...
produced by Lisa Chiera, fl. 1962 (Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
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Roots of Black Music in America
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1972), 1 hour 20 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 (Folkways Records, 1972), 1 hour 20 mins
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Southern Banjo Sounds
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 6 mins
A survey of traditional Southern banjo techniques, styles, instrumentals and songs played solo on a variety of 23 mostly vintage banjos. Styles range from 19th-century African-American Mississippi style to a song played in the style evolved in the 1940s by Northern Carolinian Earl Scruggs. Recorded and annotated...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 6 mins
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Traditional Music from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia: Songs, Tunes with Fiddle, Banjo and Band
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