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The Days of '49: Songs of the Gold Rush
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 42 mins

Performed by Logan English and Billy Faier this collection represents a specific historical time period: The Gold Rush. Logan and Faier pay homage to John A. Stone (aka "Old Put") who was instrumental in collecting these songs dating back to before 1860. The songs tell of the excitement of the Gold Rush, as well a...

(Folkways Records, 1957), 42 mins
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Dear Abe Linkhorn: The Satire of the Civil War
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written by Bill Arp, Artemis Ward and Petroleum V. Nasby, 1833-1888 (Folkways Records, 1962), 39 mins

From its witty introduction to its well-researched accounts, this collection of satirical writings by Bill Arp, Petroleum Nasby, Artemus Ward and "A Disbanded Volunteer" on the Civil War, proves that there is humor to be found in any situation and there’s even a bit of old-time banjo music thrown in for good mea...

written by Bill Arp, Artemis Ward and Petroleum V. Nasby, 1833-1888 (Folkways Records, 1962), 39 mins
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Captian Kidd
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performed by Jim Albertson; in Down Jersey: Songs and Stories of Southern New Jersey (Folkways Records, 1985), 3 mins

Jim Albertson, avid story-teller and folklorist, shares with listeners the songs and stories of southern New Jersey including that of brave Sammy Giberson, a legendary character who bested the devil in a fiddle contest, and the tragic story of Molly Bannon who while transformed into a swan was accidentally killed...

performed by Jim Albertson; in Down Jersey: Songs and Stories of Southern New Jersey (Folkways Records, 1985), 3 mins
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Entourage
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(Folkways Records, 1973), 36 mins

The first album by the Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble uses saxophone, keyboards, percussion, viola, recorder, guitar, drums and thumb piano to explore an"experimental-spiritualistic environment" and builds improvised soundscapes reflecting techniques from many sources, including Noh Theater, Balinese Theatr...

(Folkways Records, 1973), 36 mins
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Eskimo Songs from Alaska
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produced by Charles Hofmann, fl. 1966 (Folkways Records, 1966), 44 mins

Recorded on St Lawrence Island by Miriam C. Stryker in 1966 this album features songs from the "Yupik" Eskimos that have long occupied the Island and who live in two separate villages Savoonga and Gambell. Eskimo legend tells of the Island’s formation: "The Sea Goddess, picking up a handful of ooze from the bott...

produced by Charles Hofmann, fl. 1966 (Folkways Records, 1966), 44 mins
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First Blues: Rags, Ballads and Harmonium Songs
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composed by Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997; produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 and Ann Charters, 1936- (Folkways Records, 1981), 52 mins

Legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsberg explores the fusion of poetry and music in this rare 1970s recording. Called a "venerated bard of resistance" Ginsberg sought "how the raw mind actually works" through poetry. This collection of fun ditties spouts against capitalism, among other things, and is an amusing and enj...

composed by Allen Ginsberg, 1926-1997; produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 and Ann Charters, 1936- (Folkways Records, 1981), 52 mins
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Fisk Jubilee Singers
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 37 mins
Credited with introducing the African-American spiritual to the wider world, the Fisk Jubilee singers made their debut in Cincinnati in 1871. Since then, the ensemble has drawn a host of wonderful young singers to Fisk University, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers have continued to be popular for over a century. This...
(Folkways Records, 1955), 37 mins
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Foc'sle Songs and Shanties
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1959), 40 mins
Shanties and foc'sle (forecastle) songs lightened the burden of work aboard ship and provided entertainment to off-duty sailors. This recording features Massachusetts singer Paul Clayton and the Foc'sle Singers: Dave Van Ronk, Bob Brill, Roger Abrahams, and Bob Yellin. Most of their repertoire comes from BBC fi...
produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1959), 40 mins
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