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Music from the South, Vol. 3: Horace Sprott, 2
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 41 mins
Horace Sprott, born around 1890, performs on Volumes 2, 3, and 4 of this series. Frederic Ramsey, Jr. writes, "There were many men like Sprott...[who] passed from one hard time to another, never forgetting the song. In that way, the tradition and the repertoire grew, and a body of poetic expression emerged. Thi...
(Folkways Records, 1955), 41 mins
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Music from the South, Vol. 4: Horace Sprott, 3
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 43 mins
Horace Sprott, born around 1890, performs on Volumes 2, 3, and 4 of this series. Frederic Ramsey, Jr. writes, "There were many men like Sprott...[who] passed from one hard time to another, never forgetting the song. In that way, the tradition and the repertoire grew, and a body of poetic expression emerged. Thi...
(Folkways Records, 1955), 43 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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Music of Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1962), 53 mins
This album presents two musicians whose experiences are similar—both play banjo, usually locally at community social functions, and come from farming backgrounds—but whose playing styles are noticeably different. Holcomb (from Daisy, Kentucky) plays wilder music, while Ward (from Independence, Virginia) has dev...
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1962), 53 mins
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Old Regular Baptists: Lined-Out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky
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produced by Jeff Todd Titon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 7 mins
The oldest English-language religious music in oral tradition in North America, the lined-out, congregational hymnody of the Old Regular Baptists, is heard in the heart of the coal-mining country of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. This music of worship once was the common way of singing sacred song in the Ame...
produced by Jeff Todd Titon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 7 mins
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Rufus Crisp
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produced by Stuart Marshall Jamieson and Margot Mayo, fl. 1947 (Folkways Records, 1972), 45 mins
Banjo player and raconteur Rufus Crisp (1880-1955) was born, lived, and died in mountainous eastern Kentucky. This album, whose liner notes provide extensive biographical and contextual information, was recorded in Rufus' home in Floyd County between 1946 and 1955 as part of a collection in the Archive of Folk So...
produced by Stuart Marshall Jamieson and Margot Mayo, fl. 1947 (Folkways Records, 1972), 45 mins
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Virginia Mountain Boys: Old Time Bluegrass from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia: Vol. 3
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produced by Brooke Moyer, Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Jane Rigg, fl. 1980 (Folkways Records, 1980), 44 mins
produced by Brooke Moyer, Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Jane Rigg, fl. 1980 (Folkways Records, 1980), 44 mins
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Virginia Mountain Boys, Vol. 4
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1959), 45 mins
See also: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings reissued series of American Favorite Ballads.
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1959), 45 mins
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Dock Boggs, Vol. 2
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1965), 48 mins
Known for his passion for music, Dock Boggs "not only lived through Cumberland's long night but...prevailed over it. He has mastered it and infused its raw spirit and tragic temperament into his old songs," writes Jon Pankake in the liner notes. This album was recorded in 1964 at Boggs' sister's house, and Mike...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1965), 48 mins
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