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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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New Lost City Ramblers
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(Folkways Records, 1958), 47 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...
(Folkways Records, 1958), 47 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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The Ritchie Family of Kentucky
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produced by Jean Ritchie, 1922-2015 (Folkways Records, 1958), 44 mins
Inspired to share her musical life at home with audiences beyond the kitchen door, Jean Ritchie compiled this album of songs and stories from her family. Unlike studio recordings, this collection places each song in its social context, and Ritchie's extensive notes and interview transcriptions are both informativ...
produced by Jean Ritchie, 1922-2015 (Folkways Records, 1958), 44 mins
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Songs of a New York Lumberjack
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
Folklorist Ellen Stekert collected the eighteen songs on this album from Ezra "Fuzzy" Barhight, a retired lumberjack in Cohocton, New York. Here, she sings a selection of songs that Fuzzy learned from his mother and from other lumbermen in northern Pennsylvania and southern New York.
produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
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Songs of the North Star State
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produced by Gene Bluestein, 1928-2002 (Folkways Records, 1958), 24 mins
Rather than limiting itself to Anglo-American ballads, this commemorative album celebrates the state's ethnic heritage through macaronic songs that mix English with other languages. Songs of the North Star State presents French-Canadian, Nordic, and Anglo-American songs, as well as a short Chippewa lullaby coll...
produced by Gene Bluestein, 1928-2002 (Folkways Records, 1958), 24 mins
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Songs with Guy Carawan
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 43 mins
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 43 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1958), 50 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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One Man Band
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1957), 32 mins
Riffin' John Blackman was a street musician from Louisiana who moved to New York, and at the time this recording was made, he performed on one of the ferries that connect Manhattan to the New Jersey shore. His homemade drums and tuneful kazoo recreate jazz songs with a distinct Dixieland sound.
produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1957), 32 mins
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