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Hootenanny at Carnegie Hall
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(Folkways Records, 1960), 53 mins
Recorded at three "hoots" in 1958 and 1959, this album represents a tradition that, at the time it was made, was nearly two decades old. Through the course of hootenanny history, certain constants remained: variety, social commentary, and above all, a great deal of audience participation. This album embodies al...
(Folkways Records, 1960), 53 mins
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Indian Summer: Original Soundtrack
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produced by Jules Victor Schwerin (Folkways Records, 1960), 42 mins

Pete Seeger and Mike Seeger composed and performed the music for the soundtrack to Indian Summer, singing and playing fiddle, five-string banjo, guitar, twelve-string guitar, chalil (bamboo flute), harmonica, pump organ and drum. As Pete notes, this is an "attempt to demonstrate what can be done with relativel...

produced by Jules Victor Schwerin (Folkways Records, 1960), 42 mins
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Vivien Richman Sings Folk Songs of West Pennsylvania
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 45 mins
Songs originating in the Frontier Era in and around Pittsburgh were rediscovered by Jacob A. Evanson, sung here by Vivien

Richman. While there are a few cheerful and amusing ditties ("Pittsburg Town" "Soho on a Saturday Night") most have a tone that reflects the bleak landscape of an emerging industrial town pai...

(Folkways Records, 1959), 45 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 49 mins
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Gazette, Vol. 1
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produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Folkways Records, 1958), 49 mins
Twenty topical songs demonstrate that American folk music is still a living, vital, creative force, and can say as much about life today as it does about the past. Pretty Boy Floyd may be dead and gone, but his ballad still provides commentary on the penal system; likewise, "Forty-Two Kids," about school overcrow...
produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Folkways Records, 1958), 49 mins
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Jewish Life: The Old Country
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produced by Ruth Rubin, 1906- (Folkways Records, 1958), 44 mins

When Eastern European Jews immigrated en masse to the United States in the 1880s and ’90s fleeing Czarist oppression and poverty, they brought with them a body of secular folk songs. Sung in Yiddish by men and women who came here from five villages (with English translations and explanations), this recording...

produced by Ruth Rubin, 1906- (Folkways Records, 1958), 44 mins
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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 1: Music of the Streets: Music of Mardi Gras
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 37 mins
This fascinating collection of music from the streets of New Orleans was recorded between 1954 and 1958, and includes an inspiring variety of material, from vegetable peddlers' street cries to the musical saw and brass bands, from a shoeshine boy's hambone to Sister Dora Alexander's impassioned "Russia, Let God's...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 37 mins
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We've Got Some Singing to Do
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(Folkways Records, 1958), 39 mins
In 1957, eight Oberlin students undertook a summer-long journey, sharing their enthusiasm and teaching songs, folk dances, folk games, and instrument making to camp and concert attendees from Pennsylvania to Maine. This album features seventeen songs suitable for singalongs.
(Folkways Records, 1958), 39 mins
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Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry at Carnegie Hall
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produced by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014 (Folkways Records, 1958), 50 mins
produced by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014 (Folkways Records, 1958), 50 mins
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Folk Songs of Ontario
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produced by Edith Fulton Fowke, 1913-1996 (Folkways Records, 1958), 55 mins
produced by Edith Fulton Fowke, 1913-1996 (Folkways Records, 1958), 55 mins
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