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The Days of '49: Songs of the Gold Rush
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 42 mins

Performed by Logan English and Billy Faier this collection represents a specific historical time period: The Gold Rush. Logan and Faier pay homage to John A. Stone (aka "Old Put") who was instrumental in collecting these songs dating back to before 1860. The songs tell of the excitement of the Gold Rush, as well a...

(Folkways Records, 1957), 42 mins
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Eskimo Songs from Alaska
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produced by Charles Hofmann, fl. 1966 (Folkways Records, 1966), 44 mins

Recorded on St Lawrence Island by Miriam C. Stryker in 1966 this album features songs from the "Yupik" Eskimos that have long occupied the Island and who live in two separate villages Savoonga and Gambell. Eskimo legend tells of the Island’s formation: "The Sea Goddess, picking up a handful of ooze from the bott...

produced by Charles Hofmann, fl. 1966 (Folkways Records, 1966), 44 mins
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4 A.M. Blues / New York Blues / New York Youth Call Annunciation (medley)
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composed by Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997; produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 and Ann Charters, 1936-; performed by Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997; in First Blues: Rags, Ballads and Harmonium Songs (Folkways Records, 1981), 10 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-; performed by Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997; in First Blues: Rags, Ballads and Harmonium Songs (Folkways Records, 1981), 10 mins
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Through This World
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performed by Katie Lee; in Folk Songs of the Colorado River (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 min
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Sally Sells Her Charms For Money These Days
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performed by Jeff Ampolsk; in God, Guts, and Guns (Folkways Records, 1977), 3 mins

“We live in a land of plenty but some people are so greedy that they’ll steal from the blind.” Folksinger / guitarist Jeff Ampolsk sings about how Sally solves her problem of running out of money, how a blind man knows that he is being taken advantage of while mopping floors in a factory and how a young su...

performed by Jeff Ampolsk; in God, Guts, and Guns (Folkways Records, 1977), 3 mins
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produced by Bruno Nettl, 1930-; in An Historical Album of Blackfoot Indian Music (Folkways Records, 1979), 2 mins
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Bear Song of Peter Wood / Old Hand Game Song / Ghost Dance Hand Game Song (medley)
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produced by Gene Weltfish, 1902-1980; performed by Mark Evarts, fl. 1936; in Music of the Pawnee (Folkways Records, 1965), 4 mins
produced by Gene Weltfish, 1902-1980; performed by Mark Evarts, fl. 1936; in Music of the Pawnee (Folkways Records, 1965), 4 mins
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River
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performed by Linda Arnold; in Nine Months: Songs of Pregnancy and Birth (Folkways Records, 1981), 3 mins
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Old Harp Singing
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
The seventeen singers featured on this album hail from the valleys of eastern Tennessee around Sevierville and Maryville, where they sing songs from the famous shape note collection The Harp of Columbia, which was first published in 1848. Extensive liner notes include several reproductions of hymns from The Harp.
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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