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Come, Come Ye Saints
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produced by Willard Rhodes, 1901-1992; performed by L.M. Hilton; in Mormon Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1952), 4 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; performed by L.M. Hilton; in Mormon Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1952), 4 mins
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Mountain Music Played on the Autoharp
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1962), 51 mins
First patented in 1881 by German instrument repairman Charles Zimmerman, the autoharp first reached popularity as a novelty instrument. By 1900, while that fad had passed, the autoharp found an enduring home in the southern mountains. This compilation features a variety of performers, as well as extensive biogra...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1962), 51 mins
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Music from the South, Vol. 6: Elder Songsters, 1
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 37 mins

Of Elder Songsters 1 & 2, Frederic Ramsey, Jr. writes, "The mothers, fathers, grandmothers, and grandfathers [have] kept the music alive and burning in the home. There are ways of singing hymns and other songs that are peculiar to the family unit, and to [the] everyday environment... It is this everyday environ...

(Folkways Records, 1956), 37 mins
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Music from the South, Vol. 7: Elder Songsters, 2
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 43 mins

Of Elder Songsters 1 & 2, Frederic Ramsey, Jr. writes, "The mothers, fathers, grandmothers, and grandfathers [have] kept the music alive and burning in the home. There are ways of singing hymns and other songs that are peculiar to the family unit, and to [the] everyday environment... It is this everyday environ...

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The Day Is Past - The Day Is Past and Gone
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in Music from the South, Vol. 8: Young Songsters (Folkways Records, 1956), 2 mins

Recorded in 1954, this album presents a younger generation of gospel singers from Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. These performances represent a musical style based in the traditions heard on Volumes 6 and 7 of this series, but with clear movement toward a more polished urban gospel sound.

in Music from the South, Vol. 8: Young Songsters (Folkways Records, 1956), 2 mins
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written by Christopher Small; in Music of the Common Tongue: Survival and Celebration in African American Music (Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University, 1998), 95-130
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Old Harp Singing
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
The seventeen singers featured on this album hail from the valleys of eastern Tennessee around Sevierville and Maryville, where they sing songs from the famous shape note collection The Harp of Columbia, which was first published in 1848. Extensive liner notes include several reproductions of hymns from The Harp.
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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Old Rugged Cross
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performed by Phil Leadbetter, 1962-; in Philibuster (Rounder Records, 1999), 5 mins
 
performed by Phil Leadbetter, 1962-; in Philibuster (Rounder Records, 1999), 5 mins
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performed by Tom Juravich, fl. 1983; in Songs from the Film Out Of Darkness (The Mine Workers' Story) (Rounder Records, 1991), 3 mins
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