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Jazz of the Forties, Vol. 1: Jazz at Town Hall
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produced by George Hoefer (Folkways Records, 1960), 38 mins

Recorded at New York’s famed venue Town Hall in 1946, this album features two bands’ worth of fabulous jazz musicians, including Sidney Bechet, Baby Dodds, Pops Foster, James P. Johnson, Pee Wee Russell and Muggzy Spanier, who mixed themselves together on the night as the mood directed, creating a sonic whole...

produced by George Hoefer (Folkways Records, 1960), 38 mins
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Jazz/Some Cities and Towns
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
From the "breathy theatricalism" of Chicago theater jazz to the "youthful enthusiasm" of Birmingham and St. Louis's bands, the 1920s and 30s were decades of experiment, change, and stylistic variation in an era when musicians played for their own local audiences. This compilation travels, making all the local sto...
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
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Late Ragtime Piano
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
A companion to Early Piano Ragtime, this selection of rags recorded in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s includes performances by jazzmen, studio musicians, and dedicated small-time ragtime pianists. Original compositions and rare tunes join rags from the common repertoire in this vital sampler.
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
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Mary Lou Williams
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 40 mins

So versatile that she was able to sustain a professional career for more than thirty years, jazz pianist, composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams ran the gamut from Dixieland to swing, bop and avant-garde. This album is among her 1960s avant-garde works, with intimate piano combos and vocal jazz choruses; it inclu...

(Folkways Records, 1964), 40 mins
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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 2: Music of the Eureka Brass Band
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1958), 32 mins
New Orleans has been known for its brass bands since the early nineteenth century. The Eureka was formed in the 1920s, and as the years passed it attracted the city's best musicians. In this 1958 recording, the band plays funeral songs, classic New Orleans brass band tunes, hymns, and a stunning ragtime march.
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1958), 32 mins
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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 3: Music of the Dance Halls
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1958), 45 mins
Following a rich history of dance band music in the Big Easy, the musicians featured on this album retain the vitality of their forebears. As scholar Samuel B. Charters writes, "[this] is music that is close to the heart of New Orleans."
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1958), 45 mins
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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 5: New Orleans Jazz: The Flowering
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 37 mins
A collection of fine performances by Punch Miller, Peter Bocage, the Eureka Brass Band, and others, this album documents the remnants of the 1920s jazz style that were still performed in 1950s New Orleans. Interview recordings and extensive liner notes by Samuel B. Charters enrich this historic compilation.
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 37 mins
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