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900 Miles and other R.R. Songs
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 44 mins
Railroaders and cowboys share a need for music to bolster their spirits during long days and to celebrate night’s freedom. Cisco Houston sings ballads from the range and from the lonesome track, where "the drivers are still rolling, and the gamblers and work gangs, boomers and bums, are highballing it out of no...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 44 mins
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The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 - Vol. 2
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1967), 50 mins

To finish the FW00AA3 compilation of folk ballads from the Asch Records catalogue, this collection samples songs and instrumentals from many favorite musicians of later fame: Hobart Smith bangs out a rousing “Cindy” on the piano, Woody Guthrie and Sonny Terry paint a scene with “Railroad Blues” using only...

produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1967), 50 mins
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Cryderville Jail
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Cisco Houston, 1918-1961; in The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 - Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1967), 3 mins

This compilation of folk ballads from the Moses Asch archives samples songs from many of his favorite singers: Lead Belly, Burl Ives, Alan Lomax, Brownie McGhee, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Volume 2 continues on FW00AA4.

produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Cisco Houston, 1918-1961; in The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 - Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1967), 3 mins
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The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1-4
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 5 hours 22 mins
This is the finest Woody Guthrie Collection ever assembled. These 105 songs, including many of his best-known compositions and some of his most unusual, were all recorded in the 1940's by Moses Asch, the founder of Folkways Records. Carefully selected, exquisitely remastered, and painstakingly annotated in over...
produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 5 hours 22 mins
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Buffalo Skinners: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 4
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Guy William Logsdon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 15 mins
This is the fourth and final volume of the series, The Asch Recordings, drawn from Woody Guthrie's remarkable 1940's sessions for Folkways founder, Moses Asch. Songs about cowboys, outlaws, and other western themes were carefully remastered from the best available sources. Cisco Houston accompanies Guthrie on 10...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Guy William Logsdon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 15 mins
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Cisco Houston Sings American Folk Songs
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(Folkways Records, 1968), 43 mins
Cisco Houston's smooth, spirited voice croons songs from the railways, mines, and the open range on this collection of his favorite ballads. In the tradition of composing songs to tell stories, Houston also includes a tall tale he wrote, "Great July Jones."
(Folkways Records, 1968), 43 mins
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Cisco Houston Sings Songs of the Open Road
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1960), 33 mins
In the liner notes, Cisco Houston writes that he's been from coast to coast at least thirty times and has traveled a "good part" of the world as well. This album presents thirteen songs about the tribulations and joys of life on the road.
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1960), 33 mins
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Tying a Knot in the Devil’s Tail
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produced by Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Cisco Houston, 1918-1961; in Classic American Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2015), 2 mins
produced by Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Cisco Houston, 1918-1961; in Classic American Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2015), 2 mins
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Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 15 mins
We often take for granted the supremacy of artists such as Doc Watson, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, and other folk music legends. Classic Folk sheds new light on the success of the urban intellectual-driven movement that made rural white and African-American artists an...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 15 mins
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Cowboy Ballads
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1952), 23 mins

Cisco Houston’s first solo album on Folkways Records represents a small portion of the artist’s repertoire of American folk music. Extensive liner notes (complete with a glossary of cowboy slang such as "dogie: a calf that lost its mammy and whose daddy has run off with another cow") accompany this collection...

produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1952), 23 mins
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