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A Tribute to Jack Hardy
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produced by Mark Dann and David Massengill (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2016), 1 hour 41 mins, 13 page(s)
produced by Mark Dann and David Massengill (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2016), 1 hour 41 mins, 13 page(s)
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Classic American Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways
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produced by Daniel E. Sheehy (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2015), 1 hour 14 mins, 25 page(s)
produced by Daniel E. Sheehy (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2015), 1 hour 14 mins, 25 page(s)
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African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 37 mins, 21 page(s)

In A Life of Song, Ella Jenkins, “The First Lady of Children’s Music,” offers stories and songs that speak to her youthful years as an African American child in a multi-cultural world. Her career of more than a half century earned her the first Lifetime Achievement Grammy award for a children’s music art...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 37 mins, 21 page(s)
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Civil War Naval Songs
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 53 mins, 13 page(s)

These thirteen authentic maritime songs from the era of the American Civil War (1861-65) intone the story of war on the water. They were sounds of the cramped quarters of Union and Confederate fighting ships as well as merchant craft that sailed in constant peril, of bustling taverns and variety theaters where sai...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 53 mins, 13 page(s)
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A Treasury of Civil War Songs Sung by Tom Glazer
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 1 hour, 25 page(s)

Songs with a good tune and rousing lyrics both mirrored and inspired the events of the American Civil War (1861-1865). They told tales of battle, slavery, emancipation, victory, and defeat, and a century and a half later, they enshrine the shattered brotherhood of a nation and the lessons taught by war. Popular Am...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 1 hour, 25 page(s)
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Rising Sun Melodies
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 3 mins, 19 page(s)

Ola Belle Reed was a trailblazing force for women in bluegrass music, an Appalachian woman of hard-earned talent and generous ways who delivered honest music sung from the heart. Her songs "I've Endured," "High on the Mountain," "My Epitaph," and many others forge real-life experiences into music steeled with dete...

produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 3 mins, 19 page(s)
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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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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 15 mins

Pete Seeger has long set the standard for interpreters of American traditional and topical songs. Armed with a silken, irresistible voice, bold faith in the power of song and a five-string banjo or twelve-string guitar, he offers up his music not just as entertainment, but as a means of making the world a better...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 15 mins
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Shake Sugaree
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 1 mins
Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten (1896-1987) wrote her well-known song "Freight Train" at the age of 11 and sang it for nearly 80 years. Through her songwriting, her quietly commanding personality, and her unique left-handed guitar and banjo styles, she has inspired and influenced generations of younger artists. Cotten...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 1 mins
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