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Trouble in Mind
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 15 mins
Acoustic blues guitarist Big Bill Broonzy late in his long career, troubled in mind and outspoken in song. With controversial topical songs, rural blues and spirituals, this CD showcases brilliant vocals and intricate solo guitar work. Includes live radio and concert recordings plus the best of Broonzy's 1950s Fo...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 15 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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Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1
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produced by Matt Walters, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Anthony Seeger, 1945- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 8 mins
Forty years after his death, Lead Belly’s songs and style have continued to influence folk, blues, and rock artists including Neil Young, William Styron, Ben Harper, Keb’ Mo, Dionne Farris, and the late Kurt Cobain (Nirvana). Between 1941 and 1947 Lead Belly recorded some of his best music in Moses Asch’s t...
produced by Matt Walters, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Anthony Seeger, 1945- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 8 mins
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Lead Belly's Last Sessions
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 4 hours 12 mins
Spontaneous, intimate, spellbinding recordings from 1948. Four discs contain 96 songs and include the two remaining unissued tracks from the Last Sessions, plus Lead Belly's best-known songs such as Midnight Special, Goodnight Irene, and Rock Island Line. The 24-page booklet contains rare photos, articles, origi...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 4 hours 12 mins
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The Folkways Years, 1945-1959
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produced by Kip Lornell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
An 18-song compilation culled from the six LP's McGhee recorded for Folkways, illustrates this stellar blues guitarist's remarkable musicianship and repertoire of older blues ballads and original compositions. One selection is made available here for the first time. "...[A]n exceptionally fine example of Brownie...
produced by Kip Lornell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 1 mins
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Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 40 mins
This 13-song set represents one of this blues duo's best efforts recorded and has been a popular Folkways title for over 30 years. Tracks include Dark Road, John Henry, Better Day, and Can't Help Myself. "Easy-going, front-porch story-telling folk blues..." — Pulse! "Easy-going, front-porch story-telling folk...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 40 mins
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Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 35 mins
This complete reissue of Elizabeth Cotten's first LP is best known for containing the original recording of her classic Freight Train. The breadth of her repertoire and endearing style have captivated generations of guitarists and fans of traditional American music. Freight Train includes guitar and banjo accomp...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 35 mins
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Lead Belly Sings Folk Songs
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 33 mins
Vital 1940s recordings of 15 songs featuring Lead Belly performing solo and accompanied by Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, and Sonny Terry. Tracks include Stewball, Lining Track, and On a Monday. "...[Lead Belly's] powerful, fluid baritone and brilliant 12-string playing have a clarity never heard on older records...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 33 mins
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Brownie McGhee Blues
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1955), 24 mins
Of Brownie McGhee’s expressive thumb-and-forefinger guitar style Charles Edward Smith writes, "[it] sings and rings and whangs and talks to you." Indeed it does, and his versatile voice molds each melody and verse to tell tales of the ups and downs of everyday life, from songs of friendship to a blues about paw...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1955), 24 mins
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