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As If: Poems, New and Selected, by John Ciardi
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written by John Ciardi; produced by John Ciardi (Folkways Records, 1956), 1 hour
written by John Ciardi; produced by John Ciardi (Folkways Records, 1956), 1 hour
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Classic Children's Tales
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performed by Jackie Torrence, 1944- (Rounder Records, 1989), 44 mins
Her stories bring the characters absolutely to life and her delivery usually gets the attention of even the most rambunctious kid. Some of her tales capture the African-American oral tradition as well as any. For ages four to ten. ~ Bob Hinkle, All Music Guide
performed by Jackie Torrence, 1944- (Rounder Records, 1989), 44 mins
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Cowboy Poetry Classics
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 8 mins
In bunkhouses, bars, and hotels and around campfires and corrals, cowboy poetry flourished during its golden age between 1905 and 1935. Impelled by the development of the cowboy hero in print and on film and the idea that a unique way of life was fast disappearing, writers—cowboys and non-cowboys alike—began me...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 8 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1958), 1 hour 30 mins
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First Blues: Rags, Ballads and Harmonium Songs
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composed by Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997; produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 and Ann Charters, 1936- (Folkways Records, 1981), 52 mins

Legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsberg explores the fusion of poetry and music in this rare 1970s recording. Called a "venerated bard of resistance" Ginsberg sought "how the raw mind actually works" through poetry. This collection of fun ditties spouts against capitalism, among other things, and is an amusing and enj...

composed by Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997; produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 and Ann Charters, 1936- (Folkways Records, 1981), 52 mins
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produced by Jerome Rothenberg (Folkways Records, 1968), 42 mins
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God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson
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written by James Weldon Johnson, 1871-1938; produced by Scotti D'Arcy, 1923-1990 (Folkways Records, 1965), 38 mins

Serving as Visiting Professor of Creative Literature at NYU and working as an author of various published works throughout his career, James Weldon Johnson was an artist as well as an activist for racial justice for blacks. During his service as Secretary, then Vice President and member of the Board of Directors...

written by James Weldon Johnson, 1871-1938; produced by Scotti D'Arcy, 1923-1990 (Folkways Records, 1965), 38 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 5 mins
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Letter to Young Sisters and Other Poems by Nancy Dupree
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written by Nancy Dupree (Folkways Records, 1979), 50 mins

"You are invited to take [these] poems, fold them neatly, and tuck them away in the corner of your soul reserved for food." Dupree’s vibrant nature is matched only by the passion which emanates from her poems and particularly in this collection dedicated to the issues faced by the African-American woman. Thoug...

written by Nancy Dupree (Folkways Records, 1979), 50 mins
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