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The Pete Seeger Sampler
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1954), 31 mins
This album exhibits Pete Seeger's omnivorous approach to music. Here, he plays a variety of instruments, and this collection features a far-ranging repertoire. Seeger's musical travels took him to workers' camps, military barracks, and to the Library of Congress's archives, collecting, learning, and singing song...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1954), 31 mins
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Solomon Valley Ballads
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(Folkways Records, 1954), 27 mins
Eugene Jemison’s songs about the life of Kansas settlers in the Solomon Valley include adaptations of ballads brought to the prairie from back East, as well as locally-composed songs about the plight of the Plains tribes. His unaffected style conveys the trials and joys of frontier life with honest grace.
(Folkways Records, 1954), 27 mins
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900 Miles and other R.R. Songs
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 44 mins
Railroaders and cowboys share a need for music to bolster their spirits during long days and to celebrate night’s freedom. Cisco Houston sings ballads from the range and from the lonesome track, where "the drivers are still rolling, and the gamblers and work gangs, boomers and bums, are highballing it out of no...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 44 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1953), 44 mins
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Anglo-American Ballads
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produced by Hermes Nye, 1908-1981 (Folkways Records, 1952), 22 mins
Sung on record and described in liner notes with Hermes Nye’s characteristic down-home humor, Anglo-American ballads on this album come from a variety of sources, from an Elizabethan torch song in Shakespeare’s Hamlet to a version of "John Peel" taken from a Girl Scout songbook!
produced by Hermes Nye, 1908-1981 (Folkways Records, 1952), 22 mins
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Cowboy Ballads
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1952), 23 mins

Cisco Houston’s first solo album on Folkways Records represents a small portion of the artist’s repertoire of American folk music. Extensive liner notes (complete with a glossary of cowboy slang such as "dogie: a calf that lost its mammy and whose daddy has run off with another cow") accompany this collection...

produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1952), 23 mins
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Mormon Folk Songs
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produced by Willard Rhodes, 1901-1992 (Folkways Records, 1952), 34 mins
This album portrays the cultural history of the Mormon community in Utah through folk song. Presented in a simple, unadorned style without accompaniment, these songs’ lyrics are set to Anglo-American ballad melodies, fiddle tunes, and even to the music of Stephen Foster.
produced by Willard Rhodes, 1901-1992 (Folkways Records, 1952), 34 mins
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Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 1: Secular Music
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(Folkways Records, 1951), 29 mins

In an attempt to break away from the caricature of black music that was popular in America during the 1950s, Harold Courlander compiled this collection as documentation of black music in Alabama in its purest form. This first volume of secular music highlights some of the different manifestations of black music...

(Folkways Records, 1951), 29 mins
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Hymns and Carols
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 37 mins
This selection of religious music includes material from shape note hymn books, as well as from the oral tradition. Andrew Rowan Summers sings and plays dulcimer on these songs, which include "Warrenton," "Babe of Bethlehem," and "The Cherry Tree Carol."
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 37 mins
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Lonesome Valley - A Collection of American Folk Music
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 22 mins
This album of "second takes" by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and others is a collector’s gem. The original liner notes—which include lyrics for each song—write, "On re-hearing, the spirit of the performances was so good that Folkways felt that it would be a shame not to have its many friends hear them."
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 22 mins
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