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String Band Instrumentals
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 47 mins
This selection of exciting tunes comes from old recordings and live musicians, and includes favorites "Bill Cheatham," "John Brown's Dream," and ""Jenny on the Railroad." Extensive notes on instrumentation and tuning augment this collection.
(Folkways Records, 1964), 47 mins
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Bold Jack Donahue
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performed by New Lost City Ramblers; in New Lost City Ramblers - Volume 5 (Folkways Records, 1963), 6 mins
Dubbed a "trio of insidious crusaders for ‘old-timey' music" by Sing Out!'s Pete Welding, the New Lost City Ramblers helped bring old-time music to wider audiences through their performances as a band and through their work making field recordings of traditional musicians and resurrecting songs from old 78rpm di...
performed by New Lost City Ramblers; in New Lost City Ramblers - Volume 5 (Folkways Records, 1963), 6 mins
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All I Got's Gone
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Mountain Music Played on the Autoharp (Folkways Records, 1962), 3 mins
First patented in 1881 by German instrument repairman Charles Zimmerman, the autoharp first reached popularity as a novelty instrument. By 1900, while that fad had passed, the autoharp found an enduring home in the southern mountains. This compilation features a variety of performers, as well as extensive biogra...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Mountain Music Played on the Autoharp (Folkways Records, 1962), 3 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 38 mins
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Banjo Tunes and Songs
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produced by Edward A. Kahn, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1958), 38 mins
produced by Edward A. Kahn, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1958), 38 mins
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Buell Kazee Sings and Plays
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produced by Gene Bluestein, 1928-2002 (Folkways Records, 1958), 56 mins
produced by Gene Bluestein, 1928-2002 (Folkways Records, 1958), 56 mins
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Roving Gambler
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performed by New Lost City Ramblers; in New Lost City Ramblers (Folkways Records, 1958), 3 mins
In the original notes to this recording, Mike Seeger writes, "The songs on this album were recorded by commercial companies and the Library of Congress in the southeastern mountains between 1925 and 1935, and show the first attempts of the hill musicians to ‘make a hit' with old traditional songs that had been i...
performed by New Lost City Ramblers; in New Lost City Ramblers (Folkways Records, 1958), 3 mins
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The Stoneman Family - Sutphin, Foreacre, and Dickens: Old-Time Tunes of the South
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produced by Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 (Folkways Records, 1957), 50 mins
Originally from Carroll County, Virginia, the Stoneman family moved to the Washington, DC area during the Depression, where they continued to play old-time music after harsh economic conditions cut short Ernest "Pop" Stoneman's recording career for Okeh and Edison. This album features tunes and songs from Pop, Mr...
produced by Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 (Folkways Records, 1957), 50 mins
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Smoky Mountain Ballads
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(Folkways Records, 1953), 23 mins
Called "The Minstrel of the Appalachians," banjo player Bascom Lamar Lunsford performs a cross section of his sizeable repertoire, which contains at least three hundred songs. These songs include English ballads, topical songs, and 19th century popular songs incorporated into the North Carolina mountain tradition...
(Folkways Records, 1953), 23 mins
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