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The Investigator: A Political Satire in Documentary Form
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written by Reuben Ship, 1917-1975 (Folkways Records, 1966), 57 mins

Test your reasoning skills with this investigative satire. This humorous brain teaser places the chairman of the board himself on trial, forcing him to tell the truth…well, sort of. Inspector Martin of the Immigration Service turns some unexpected tables, which, perhaps, is reasonable, seeing that he is the s...

written by Reuben Ship, 1917-1975 (Folkways Records, 1966), 57 mins
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Bottom Line: A Comedy Revue with Music on Reagonomics
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written by C. R. Portz, fl. 1983; produced by Bette Craig, fl. 1971-1987 (Folkways Records, 1984), 34 mins

“Welcome to the bottom line…where there ain’t no further down to climb.” This political satire looks at how the Reagan administration “put foxes in charge of all the chicken coops” (referring to scandals at the Environmental Protection Agency during his term in office); how a President, in accordance...

written by C. R. Portz, fl. 1983; produced by Bette Craig, fl. 1971-1987 (Folkways Records, 1984), 34 mins
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An Interview with Al Capp
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produced by Howard Langer, fl. 1974 (Folkways Records, 1959), 31 mins
produced by Howard Langer, fl. 1974 (Folkways Records, 1959), 31 mins
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Radio Programme, No. 1: Henry Jacobs'
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and Henry Jacobs (Folkways Records, 1955), 50 mins

Experimental radio programs from San Francisco’s KPFA station produced this series of "audio collages," which includes an eclectic mix of electronic music, a "sonata for loudspeaker," a polyrhythmic improvisation created by sampling "primitive percussion instruments and voice," and spoofed interviews with a phon...

produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and Henry Jacobs (Folkways Records, 1955), 50 mins
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Rawhide Radio Programme II: Rawhide: A Satire
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produced by Max Ferguson (Folkways Records, 1955), 46 mins

Incisive yet silly satire from the "man of many voices," Max Ferguson gives his own renditions of classics such as Wuthering Heights, So to Speak, The Nymph and Defense of the Rawhide.

produced by Max Ferguson (Folkways Records, 1955), 46 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1975), 40 mins
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Dear Abe Linkhorn: The Satire of the Civil War
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written by Bill Arp, Artemis Ward and Petroleum V. Nasby, 1833-1888 (Folkways Records, 1962), 39 mins

From its witty introduction to its well-researched accounts, this collection of satirical writings by Bill Arp, Petroleum Nasby, Artemus Ward and "A Disbanded Volunteer" on the Civil War, proves that there is humor to be found in any situation and there’s even a bit of old-time banjo music thrown in for good mea...

written by Bill Arp, Artemis Ward and Petroleum V. Nasby, 1833-1888 (Folkways Records, 1962), 39 mins
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Folk Ballads of the English-Speaking World
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 50 mins
Here, singer and collector Paul Clayton performs fifteen texts collected in The Viking Book of Folk Ballads, including historical ballads to songs about tabloid crime. Rather than reproducing previous traditional singers' performances exactly, Clayton himself enters the "folk process" by combining texts and mel...
produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 50 mins
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Jewish Life: The Old Country
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produced by Ruth Rubin, 1906- (Folkways Records, 1958), 44 mins

When Eastern European Jews immigrated en masse to the United States in the 1880s and ’90s fleeing Czarist oppression and poverty, they brought with them a body of secular folk songs. Sung in Yiddish by men and women who came here from five villages (with English translations and explanations), this recording...

produced by Ruth Rubin, 1906- (Folkways Records, 1958), 44 mins
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