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The Voice of Langston Hughes
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written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Faith Berry and Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 39 mins
Combines poetry, Afro-American history, folklore, humor, jazz, and gospel music—subjects of enduring interest in the 46-year literary career of Langston Hughes, the most versatile and prolific author of his generation. All ages can share Hughes's humor in these recordings from the 1950s. Selections culled from...
written by Langston Hughes, 1902-1967; produced by Faith Berry and Yusef Jones (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 39 mins
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Family Songs and Stories from the North Carolina Mountains
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(North Carolina Arts Council, 1995), 54 mins
Described as "quite simply the finest living singer of unaccompanied British ballads in southern Appalachia," Doug Wallin of Madison County, N.C., holds the prestigious National Folk Heritage Fellowship. Accompanied on this album by his gifted brother Jack, Doug Wallin performs his family's songs in his elegant a...
(North Carolina Arts Council, 1995), 54 mins
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Train Narration
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006; performed by Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967; in Long Ways to Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944-1949 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 3 mins
These 17 powerful songs by Guthrie, some sung with his comrade Cisco Houston, were carefully selected from dozens of unreleased Guthrie masters. Extensively annotated by fellow Oklahoman and Guthrie scholar Guy Logsdon, this collection reaffirms Guthrie's unique place in American music. Includes Harriet Tubman's...
produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006; performed by Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967; in Long Ways to Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944-1949 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 3 mins
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Field to Factory - Voices of the Great Migration: Recalling the African American Migration to the Northern Cities
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 3 mins
An audio documentary about the African-Americans who migrated from the rural South to the urban North between 1915 and 1951. These Americans reminisce and tell their own stories. Produced by David Tarnow for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History and narrated by the museum's director,...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 3 mins
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The Entire Family Was Musicians
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Lonnie Johnson, 1889-1970; in The Complete Folkways Recordings (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 5 mins
Although Johnson is one of the blues most brilliant and influential guitarists, it is these rare cuts that reveal a powerfully emotive vocalist. Recorded in 1967, these solo studio sessions are marked by superb guitar accompaniment. However, it is Johnson's voice that commands our attention with 24 tales of class...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Lonnie Johnson, 1889-1970; in The Complete Folkways Recordings (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 5 mins
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Mixed Water
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produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931-; in Mississippi Delta Blues Jam In Memphis, Vol.2 (Arhoolie Records, 1993), 26 mins
produced by Chris Strachwitz, 1931-; in Mississippi Delta Blues Jam In Memphis, Vol.2 (Arhoolie Records, 1993), 26 mins
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Zog Nit Keynmol (Song of the Warsaw Ghetto)
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performed by Paul Robeson, 1898-1976; in The Collector's Paul Robeson (Monitor Records, 1993), 2 mins
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WDIA Radio Station Plug
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produced by Art Rupe, 1917- and Lee Hildebrand, fl. 1957; performed by Joe May, 1912-1972; in Brother Joe May: Thunderbolt Of The Middle West (Specialty Records, 1992), 1 min
produced by Art Rupe, 1917- and Lee Hildebrand, fl. 1957; performed by Joe May, 1912-1972; in Brother Joe May: Thunderbolt Of The Middle West (Specialty Records, 1992), 1 min
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Three Tales of the Psyche: Written by Bernard Barshay
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written by Bernard Barshay; produced by Bernard Barshay (Folkways Records, 1991), 52 mins
written by Bernard Barshay; produced by Bernard Barshay (Folkways Records, 1991), 52 mins
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