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Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 8 mins, 21 page(s)

The "mountain cousin" of the Delta blues, Appalachian blues bears the stamp of a distinctive regional blend of European and African styles and sounds born at the cultural crossroads of railroad camps, mines, and rural settlements. Drawn from deep within the Folkways collection and from historic live recordings at...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 8 mins, 21 page(s)
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Rappahannock Blues
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produced by Barry Lee Pearson and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 57 mins, 20 page(s)

Raised in a large, musical farm family in Rappahannock County, Virginia, John Jackson (1924-2002) was the most important black Appalachian musician to come to broad public attention during the mid-1960s. Having learned guitar and his wide-ranging stock of songs as a youth from family and 78-rpm recordings, he enth...

produced by Barry Lee Pearson and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 57 mins, 20 page(s)
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The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier
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performed by Terry Callier, 1945-2012, Terbour Attenborough and John Tweedle (Prestige, 2003), 55 mins, 11 page(s)
The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier was not released until 1968, about three years after the project was originally completed; while the long delay almost certainly crippled the momentum of Callier's fledgling career, the impact on the music itself was at most minimal -- while not the singer's best album, it's his...
performed by Terry Callier, 1945-2012, Terbour Attenborough and John Tweedle (Prestige, 2003), 55 mins, 11 page(s)
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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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Lead Belly Sings for Children
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produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 3 mins
This new collection features delightful songs for young children as well as the work songs, blues, and spirituals Lead Belly used to teach children about the experiences and emotions of adult life. Originally reocrded in children's concerts and studios for asch and Folkways records in the 1940s, the 28 songs and...
produced by Anthony Seeger, 1945- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 3 mins
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Free and Equal Blues
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Elijah Wald (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 15 mins
Josh White (1914-1969) was a brilliant musician whose vibrant guitar and rich vocals captivated audiences for decades. Recorded at the height of his career by Moses Asch in the 1940s, he performs these 26 blues, gospel, popular, and hard-hitting topical songs solo or accompanied by such contemporaries as Lead Bel...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Elijah Wald (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 15 mins
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The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music
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produced by Robert Santelli, fl. 1992, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 2 mins
Powerful new interpretations of Southern musical traditions, recorded live in October, 1997, at the Barns of Wolf Trap. These contemporary versions of songs that either appeared on the Grammy-Award winning Anthology of American Folk Music or are associated with its compiler, Harry Smith (tracks 9 and 19), are a w...
produced by Robert Santelli, fl. 1992, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 2 mins
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The Mississippi River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi
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produced by John Junkerman (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 2 hours 12 mins
This two-hour, 36 track, musical journey down the Mississippi from the headwaters to the delta captures the power and diversity of American music in the late 20th century. The music, recorded between 1995 and 1997 in small towns and large cities along the river, reflects centuries of interaction and experimentati...
produced by John Junkerman (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 2 hours 12 mins
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Shout On: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 3
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 10 mins
This is the third and final volume of the Lead Belly Legacy Series, which makes available on CD all of the Lead Belly Performances originally recorded for Folkways Records during the 1940s. All three volumes— Shout On, Where Did You Sleep Last Night, and Bourgeois Blues—contain previously unreleased tracks, ext...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 10 mins
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Bourgeois Blues: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 2
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 13 mins
This is volume 2 of a projected 3-volume set of Lead Belly's performances recorded by Moses Asch during the 1940s. The original masters now reside in the Folkways Archive at the Smithsonian Institution. Completely remastered from the best sources in our collections, this recording contains the highest sound qual...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 13 mins
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