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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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Morning Grub Holler
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943-; in Cowboy Songs on Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 18 secs
Fifteen performers sing, boast, tell stories, holler, and recite poetry on 26 tracks that portray the life and times of honest, hard-working cowboys. Features performers from many backgrounds with a wide variety of musical styles. Includes Pete Seeger's Home on the Range, Cisco Houston's Little Joe and the Wrang...
produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943-; in Cowboy Songs on Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 18 secs
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Tree-Felling Songs: Matjáu baai
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produced by Sally Price, 1943- and Richard Price; in Music from Saramaka: A Dynamic Afro-American Tradition (Folkways Records, 1977), 11 mins
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IV. Cries, Calls, Whooping, and Hollering
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written by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996; in Negro Folk Music U.S.A. (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1966), 89-97
written by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996; in Negro Folk Music U.S.A. (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1966), 89-97
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Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A.
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 27 mins

This 1965 recording traces the evolution of African American folk music from the South.The oral tradition of folk music in the African American community has demonstrated a perseverence through the eras of slavery and segregation while embracing and influencing American popular music through songs, lyrics and perf...

produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 27 mins
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Cattle Calls
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performed by Peter La Farge, 1931-1965; in Peter La Farge Sings of the Cowboys: Cowboy, Ranch and Rodeo Songs, and Cattle Calls (Folkways Records, 1963), 1 min
A member of the extinct Nargaset tribe, La Farge was adopted by the Tewa tribe of the Hopi Nation. His stepfather raised him and taught him about horses and the cowboy life, and here La Farge sings trail songs, roping songs, night herding ballads, and rodeo tunes.
performed by Peter La Farge, 1931-1965; in Peter La Farge Sings of the Cowboys: Cowboy, Ranch and Rodeo Songs, and Cattle Calls (Folkways Records, 1963), 1 min
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produced by Erich Moritz von Hornbostel, 1877-1935; in The Demonstration Collection of E.M. von Hornbostel and the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv (Folkways Records, 1963), 1 min
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Street Cries
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written by Beatrice Landeck; in Echoes of Africa in Folk Songs of the Americas (New York, NY: David McKay Company, Inc, 1961), 139-139
written by Beatrice Landeck; in Echoes of Africa in Folk Songs of the Americas (New York, NY: David McKay Company, Inc, 1961), 139-139
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My Little Annie, So Sweet
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(1939); performed by Horace Sprott, 1890-; in Music from the South, Vol. 10: Been Here and Gone (Folkways Records, 1960), 2 mins

On this album, Frederic Ramsey, Jr. presents an overview of the material introduced in previous volumes of the Music from the South series. He organizes this compilation into two categories—"Sounds and Music"and "Saints and the Devil"—that encompass secular and religious music from Alabama, Louisiana, and Mis...

(1939); performed by Horace Sprott, 1890-; in Music from the South, Vol. 10: Been Here and Gone (Folkways Records, 1960), 2 mins
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