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And the tin pan bended and the story ended...
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 20 mins
For a performer who never dreamt of being a "folksinger," Dave Van Ronk left a deep mark on the entire folksong revival. His jazz-trained voice, masterful guitar technique, and sharp wit endeared him to audiences everywhere; his generosity of spirit earned him friendship with artists such as Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan,...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 20 mins
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Every Tone a Testimony
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetr...
produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
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Sounds of North American Frogs
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produced by Charles M. Bogert, 1908-1992 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 59 mins
The amphibian song revival begins here! This classic of both biological fieldwork and natural sound recordings, originally released by Folkways in 1958, presents 57 species of frogs and toads on 92 tracks, digitally remastered from the original master tapes. Compiled and narrated by renowned herpetologist Charle...
produced by Charles M. Bogert, 1908-1992 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 59 mins
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Smithsonian Folkways Children's Collection
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produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 57 mins
Twenty-six songs, play-party games, and poems selected from over 200 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and Folkways Records present a panorama of music performed for and by young children. Includes notes, song texts, and a complete list of recordings for children. Well-loved songs and unexpected treasures from Lea...
produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 57 mins
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Old Regular Baptists: Lined-Out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky
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produced by Jeff Todd Titon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 7 mins
The oldest English-language religious music in oral tradition in North America, the lined-out, congregational hymnody of the Old Regular Baptists, is heard in the heart of the coal-mining country of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. This music of worship once was the common way of singing sacred song in the Ame...
produced by Jeff Todd Titon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 7 mins
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Close to Home: Old Time Music from Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 17 mins
In the 1950's and sixties musician-collector Mike Seeger, inspired by the great folksong collectors of the 1930's, visited traditional musicians of the rural South. This is his handpicked selection of the recordings made during those visits. Included in the 38 selections are previously unreleased recordings by t...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 17 mins
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Ballads, Banjo Tunes and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina
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produced by Wayne Martin and Jo Lunsford Herron (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 57 mins
This "Minstrel of the Appalachians" performed hundreds of traditional songs and tunes that he learned from family members, neighbors, and other residents of western North Carolina. The breadth of Lunsford’s huge repertoire is represented, including ballads, folk songs, spirituals, 19th-century popular songs, an...
produced by Wayne Martin and Jo Lunsford Herron (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 57 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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The Poetry of Sterling Brown
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written by Sterling A. Brown; produced by Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 54 mins
Poet, critic, legendary teacher, irreverent raconteur Sterling Brown reads 21 of his most memorable poems. The verses resonate with the music of the life he saw around him—the blues sung to lost loves, chants of saints praying to be in the number, tragic-comic cries in the face of hatred and injustice, and jubil...
written by Sterling A. Brown; produced by Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 54 mins
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The Voice of Langston Hughes
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written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Faith Berry and Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 39 mins
Combines poetry, Afro-American history, folklore, humor, jazz, and gospel music—subjects of enduring interest in the 46-year literary career of Langston Hughes, the most versatile and prolific author of his generation. All ages can share Hughes's humor in these recordings from the 1950s. Selections culled from...
written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Faith Berry and Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 39 mins
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