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Abiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 42 mins
A wonderful collection of story songs, including the famous saga of the kindly giant Abiyoyo. Parents and kids can follow along with the complete text in the enclosed booklet. "An essential collection." —Record Roundup
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 42 mins
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African-American Folk Rhythms
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 38 mins
Ella Jenkins and the Goodwill Spiritual Choir collaborate in this lively presentation of African- American music for adults and older children. The choral arrangements of spirituals, work songs, children's rhymes, and other forms present a cross-section of African-American experience and music in a variety of sty...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 38 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 14 mins

Recorded during the heart of the great "folk song revival" of the 1950s and 1960s, Pete Seeger's American Favorite Ballads was, and is, a classic series of albums. Ballads contains definitive bits of Americana that have been a part of our lives for more than a half century, including songs like "This Land is Your...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 14 mins
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Badenya: Manden Jaliya in New York City
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 6 mins
Originally from Mali, Guinea, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau, these artists are now part of the global beat of New York City's music scene. Though their music has a distinctively contemporary Afropop sound, they are all jalilu—practitioners of ancient performance traditions dating back to the 13th century Empire of M...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 6 mins
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Beautiful Beyond: Christian Songs in Native Languages
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 13 mins
Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. This anthology of hymns and songs from Native American communities throughout the United States demonstrates how music has helped to preserve and perpetuate Native languages. Singers from the Southeast to the Plains and from the Southwest to...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 13 mins
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The Best of Broadside 1962-1988: Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Ronald D. Cohen (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 5 hours 26 mins
The Best of Broadside, Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine. Eighty-nine songs, including some never commercially released. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place and Ronald D. Cohen. A five CD boxed set. It was a small underground magazine smuggled out of a New York City housi...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Ronald D. Cohen (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 5 hours 26 mins
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Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 37 mins
Cut in 1956, these tracks catch Broonzy in fine form near the end of his distinguished career. His powerful voice and guitar are showcased in a set which includes traditional blues, gospel, and folk songs all performed with undeniable authority. "Broonzy moves with amazing ease from silky croon to brassy howl......
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 37 mins
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Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia
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produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
The sounds and social history of African American banjo playing—32 superb instrumentals and vocals, recorded between 1974 and 1997. Extensively annotated with performer's life histories, tunings, lyrics, bibliography, and discography. The banjo's gourd ancestors came to the Americas with enslaved Africans, forg...
produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
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Blues by Roosevelt
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 39 mins
Sykes’s powerful music tells of life and living through a voice full of emotion, which richly contrasts with his insistent, driving piano. Booklet includes updated notes, lyrics, discography, and bibliography. 14 tracks, including Sweet Old Chicago, 44 Blues, and Memphis Slim Rock. "A seasoned bluesman and a s...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 39 mins
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Blues Routes: Heroes and Tricksters: Blues and Jazz Work Songs and Street Music
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produced by Nicholas R. Spitzer, fl. 1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 9 mins
Blues Routes is a resonant almanac of blues styles and blues-related music and musicians including: Memphis barrelhouse and Harlem parlor piano players; blues guitarists from the Delta and Piedmont, San Francisco and Chicago; Kansas City and New Orleans jazz masters; hambone call-and-response and Mardi Gras Indian...
produced by Nicholas R. Spitzer, fl. 1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 9 mins
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