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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 28 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 28 mins
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Washboard Band - Country Dance Music
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produced by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014 (Folkways Records, 1956), 28 mins
Pete Seeger writes, "It is amazing how its ‘clickety, tick, pling clunk, punk, clonk' can cut through all the noises of a crowded dance floor." This celebration of the washboard's raspy rhythm features rousing tunes played by Seeger, William Edward Cook, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Frank Robertson.
produced by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014 (Folkways Records, 1956), 28 mins
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Sonny Terry's Washboard Band
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produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1955), 25 mins
Blind harmonica player and singer Sonny Terry recorded a few records during the 1930s and 1940s, but found wider fame in the folk revival of the 1950s and 1960s. This recording features a washboard band—an ensemble that includes washboard, washtub bass (a development from the African earth bow), bones, and somet...
produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1955), 25 mins
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