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Friends of Old Time Music
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produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- and John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1964), 53 mins
Founded in 1960 by Margot Mayo, Jean Ritchie, John Cohen, Ralph Rinzler, and Israel G. Young, the Friends of Old Time Music endeavored to bring traditional folk artists to New York City to show people "the real thing." This album features the artists who participated in the non-profit's concerts between 1961 and...
produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- and John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1964), 53 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 47 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 33 mins
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Galax, Virginia Old Fiddler's Convention
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produced by Lisa Chiera, fl. 1962 (Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
Held since 1935, the Old Fiddlers' Convention is a southwestern Virginia tradition and a prime destination for old time and bluegrass musicians and fans. This recording was made at the festival from 1960 through 1963, and the tracks included are representative of the skill and spontaneity heard on the Galax stage...
produced by Lisa Chiera, fl. 1962 (Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
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Music of Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1962), 53 mins
This album presents two musicians whose experiences are similar—both play banjo, usually locally at community social functions, and come from farming backgrounds—but whose playing styles are noticeably different. Holcomb (from Daisy, Kentucky) plays wilder music, while Ward (from Independence, Virginia) has dev...
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1962), 53 mins
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Traditional Music from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia: Songs, Tunes with Fiddle, Banjo and Band
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Dulcimer Songs and Solos
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produced by Paul Clayton, 1931-1967 (Folkways Records, 1962), 52 mins

Paul Clayton plays a three-string southern mountain dulcimer and sings songs that largely originated in North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. About this album, Clayton says “I have tried to demonstrate the versatility of the dulcimer and to show it as an instrument capable of a variety of moods an...

produced by Paul Clayton, 1931-1967 (Folkways Records, 1962), 52 mins
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Excerpts from the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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written by Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790; produced by L. Jesse Lemisch (Folkways Records, 1961), 46 mins
written by Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790; produced by L. Jesse Lemisch (Folkways Records, 1961), 46 mins
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W.E.B. DuBois: A Recorded Autobiography, Interview with Moses Asch
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 12 mins

This is the extraordinary life of W.E.B. DuBois in his own words. The autobiographical account begins at age seventeen as DuBois left Massachusetts to attend Fisk University in 1885, and ends in the 1940s as DuBois describes his struggles with the NAACP. Each experience that DuBois shares is marked by his perce...

(Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 12 mins
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