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Earth is Earth / The New Lost City Ramblers
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(Folkways Records, 2012), 21 mins
This omnibus album combines the Earth is Earth 7" recording FWFF369, a collection of bawdy songs by the pseudonymous New Lost City Bang Boys, with four songs from The New Lost City Ramblers' 7" The New Lost City Ramblers, FWEPC602.
(Folkways Records, 2012), 21 mins
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Rising Sun Melodies
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 3 mins, 19 page(s)

Ola Belle Reed was a trailblazing force for women in bluegrass music, an Appalachian woman of hard-earned talent and generous ways who delivered honest music sung from the heart. Her songs "I've Endured," "High on the Mountain," "My Epitaph," and many others forge real-life experiences into music steeled with dete...

produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 3 mins, 19 page(s)
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The High Lonesome Sound
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 15 mins
The legendary Roscoe Holcomb performs 21 powerful songs shaped by the hard times and conflict between old and new that marked his life in the Kentucky mountains. A hard-hitting singer and banjo-player, he also performs unaccompanied ballads, banjo and harmonica solos, and with a guitar. These recordings from 196...
produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 15 mins
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His Folkways Years, 1963-1968
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 2 hours 25 mins
Dock Boggs recorded only 12 songs in the 1920s, but his raw, powerful singing and distinctive banjo-playing caused Harry Smith to include him in his Anthology of American Folk Music (SFW 40090) and Mike Seeger to search for him in the hills of Kentucky in 1963. A new series of recording sessions captured the 50 b...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 2 hours 25 mins
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Southern Banjo Sounds
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 6 mins
A survey of traditional Southern banjo techniques, styles, instrumentals and songs played solo on a variety of 23 mostly vintage banjos. Styles range from 19th-century African-American Mississippi style to a song played in the style evolved in the 1940s by Northern Carolinian Earl Scruggs. Recorded and annotated...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 6 mins
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Mountain Music of Kentucky
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 2 hours 14 mins
Originally issued as a single LP in 1960, Mountain Music of Kentucky was praised as "the greatest Kentucky record ever issed and one of the greatest records in the entire literature of American folk song" (San Francisco Chronicle 1960). This much expanded compilation features some of the outstanding traditional m...
produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 2 hours 14 mins
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Family Songs and Stories from the North Carolina Mountains
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(North Carolina Arts Council, 1995), 54 mins
Described as "quite simply the finest living singer of unaccompanied British ballads in southern Appalachia," Doug Wallin of Madison County, N.C., holds the prestigious National Folk Heritage Fellowship. Accompanied on this album by his gifted brother Jack, Doug Wallin performs his family's songs in his elegant a...
(North Carolina Arts Council, 1995), 54 mins
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Original Folkways Recordings of Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley, 1960-1962
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006, Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 and Matt Walters (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 2 hours 8 mins
With 20 previously unreleased performances, many rare photos, and producer Ralph Rinzler's comprehensive notes, this is the definitive collection of two earlier volumes entitled Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's. These LP's introduced the world to Doc Watson and played an important role in the folk revival of t...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006, Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 and Matt Walters (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 2 hours 8 mins
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Live Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record Volume 2
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produced by Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 46 mins
The essential genius of Bill Monroe and Doc Watson resides in their ability to infuse traditional American music with their distinctive musical personalities. Their unparalleled vocal and instrumental skills complement one another on these rare, previously unreleased duets. "...[C]hronicles the early meetings of...
produced by Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 46 mins
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