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(Headset Productions, 2005), 55 mins, 16 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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Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 15 mins
We often take for granted the supremacy of artists such as Doc Watson, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, and other folk music legends. Classic Folk sheds new light on the success of the urban intellectual-driven movement that made rural white and African-American artists an...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 1 hour 15 mins
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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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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 15 mins

Ballads fuse the arts of music and storytelling. Through ballads, classic tales of human experience are enshrined in poetry and song. Pete Seeger, an American folk hero and icon of the great "folk revival" of the 1950s & 1960s, hand-selected some of his favorite American ballads to compile a series of classic Ame...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 15 mins
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Songs of the Old Regular Baptists, Vol. 2: Lined-out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 2 mins
The oldest English-language religious music in oral tradition in North America, the lined-out, congregational hymnody of the Old Regular Baptists is heard in the heart of the coal-mining country of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. In this rare, beautiful, and heartfelt music lie the roots of the high, lonesome...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 2 mins
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Jean Ritchie: Ballads from her Appalachian Family Tradition
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 13 mins
Jean Ritchie is a national treasure, one of America's finest and best known traditional singers. She grew up in Viper, Kentucky, and is part of a large family, the famous "Singing Ritchies of Kentucky." The ballads on this recording are outstanding Appalachian versions of the "Child ballads," English and Scottis...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 13 mins
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I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing/Merry Christmas from the Hillside Singers
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performed by The Hillside Singers (Folk Era, 2003), 1 hour 18 mins, 29 page(s)
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 14 mins

Recorded during the heart of the great "folk song revival" of the 1950s and 1960s, Pete Seeger's American Favorite Ballads was, and is, a classic series of albums. Ballads contains definitive bits of Americana that have been a part of our lives for more than a half century, including songs like "This Land is Your...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 14 mins
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