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There is No Eye: Music for Photographs
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 hour 9 mins
In Music For Photographs, photographer, film maker, folklorist and musician John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers) presents some of the finest American roots recordings ever made. On their own, these songs are authentic and captivating. Yet, they are only one half of a conceptual whole—Cohen has also releas...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 hour 9 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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Mountain Music of Kentucky
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 2 hours 14 mins
Originally issued as a single LP in 1960, Mountain Music of Kentucky was praised as "the greatest Kentucky record ever issed and one of the greatest records in the entire literature of American folk song" (San Francisco Chronicle 1960). This much expanded compilation features some of the outstanding traditional m...
produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 2 hours 14 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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Family Songs and Stories from the North Carolina Mountains
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(North Carolina Arts Council, 1995), 54 mins
Described as "quite simply the finest living singer of unaccompanied British ballads in southern Appalachia," Doug Wallin of Madison County, N.C., holds the prestigious National Folk Heritage Fellowship. Accompanied on this album by his gifted brother Jack, Doug Wallin performs his family's songs in his elegant a...
(North Carolina Arts Council, 1995), 54 mins
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Country Songs, Old and New
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produced by John Duffey (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 46 mins
Old and New demonstrates how the original Country Gentlemen helped define modern bluegrass. The reissue of their first album presents one of the most successful and influential bluegrass bands. Recorded in 1959. 44 minutes. "(4 stars)" — Country on Compact Disc: The Essential Guide to the Music "(4 stars)...
produced by John Duffey (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 46 mins
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Virginia Mountain Boys: Old Time Bluegrass from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia: Vol. 3
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produced by Brooke Moyer, Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Jane Rigg, fl. 1980 (Folkways Records, 1980), 44 mins
produced by Brooke Moyer, Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Jane Rigg, fl. 1980 (Folkways Records, 1980), 44 mins
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Elizabeth Cotten, Volume 3: When I'm Gone
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produced by Alice Gerrard, 1934- (Folkways Records, 1979), 44 mins
produced by Alice Gerrard, 1934- (Folkways Records, 1979), 44 mins
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Old-Time Music - It's All Around
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produced by Joe Wilson (Folkways Records, 1978), 45 mins
Multi-instrumentalist Bruce Hutton presents a range of tunes and songs that to him exemplify "old time." For him, old time music has a less specific and more literal meaning: instead of describing only the sound of southern string bands, he insists it includes "New England dance music, jug band music, or Hawaiia...
produced by Joe Wilson (Folkways Records, 1978), 45 mins
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Morasha: Traditional Jewish Musical Heritage
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produced by Amnon Shiloah (Folkways Records, 1978), 53 mins

Biblical chanting, prayers, holy and profane songs, tunes for the Sabbath, feasts and Holy Days—these largely vocal "authentic songs" were collected by Dr. Amnon Shiloah from highly accomplished, non-professional musicians. "Morasha" means "heritage."

produced by Amnon Shiloah (Folkways Records, 1978), 53 mins
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