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(United States. Library of Congress, 1976), 45 mins, 18 page(s)
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Look Out! Here It Comes
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(Folkways Records, 1975), 44 mins
An alumnus of the New Lost City Ramblers and an integral part of the old time music scene, Tracy Schwarz brings emotion to his singing and to his banjo and fiddle playing. As he writes in the liner notes, "This is my favorite music, and I'm committed to it for life."
(Folkways Records, 1975), 44 mins
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Close To Home
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1975), 42 mins
Recorded in Holcomb's home in eastern Kentucky, this album portrays the music of a master musician whose identification with his songs is intense, innate, and above all, honest. It's not for nothing that John Cohen, the man who recorded Close to Home, coined the phrase "the high lonesome sound" to describe Holc...
produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1975), 42 mins
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Woody's Story: As Told by Will Geer and Sung by Dick Wingfield
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(Folkways Records, 1973), 1 hour 19 mins

The engaging story of Woody Guthrie’s life, from his humble beginnings in Oklahoma to his hard travelin’ days, encompasses tales of family and friends, of adventures and hardships on the road. Guthrie’s friend Will Geer narrates these tales, and Dick Wingfield sings songs to accompany them.

(Folkways Records, 1973), 1 hour 19 mins
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Afro-American Music: A Demonstration Recording
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produced by Willis James (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 mins

Willis James, former chairman of the Music Department at Spelman College, looks at how the complex musical and linguistic practices of west coast African cultures have been translated into the musical practices of African Americans. In this lecture performance, he covers spirituals, work songs, blues and jazz.

produced by Willis James (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1968), 37 mins
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Been in the Storm So Long - Spirituals & Shouts, Children's Game Songs, and Folktales
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produced by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015 (Folkways Records, 1967), 44 mins

This recording was made over a period of two years to accompany a folklife study of the southern rural African-American community of Johns Island off the coast of South Carolina. Producer Guy Carawan documents the "rich oral tradition of folk expression" of Moving Star Hall, a central gathering place for communit...

produced by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015 (Folkways Records, 1967), 44 mins
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The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 - Vol. 2
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1967), 48 mins

This compilation of folk ballads from the Moses Asch archives samples songs from many of his favorite singers: Lead Belly, Burl Ives, Alan Lomax, Brownie McGhee, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Volume 2 continues on FW00AA4.

produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1967), 48 mins
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The Wandering Folksong
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(Folkways Records, 1966), 43 mins
This album of folk songs by moonlighting biologist Sam Hinton demonstrates the porous boundaries between folk and popular music. Here, Hinton sings material from a wide variety of sources, including American family songbooks and P. W. Joyce's venerated collection of Irish tunes and ballads.
(Folkways Records, 1966), 43 mins
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Phipps Family - Faith, Love and Tragedy
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produced by Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 (Folkways Records, 1965), 39 mins
Influenced by the legendary Carter Family, the Phipps Family was known for its personal yet deeply traditional style. This album includes ballads, traditional hymns, and two originals: Kathleen's "Forsaken Lover" and A. L.'s "The Red Jacket Mine Explosion."
produced by Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 (Folkways Records, 1965), 39 mins
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