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(Rounder Records, 2010), 1 hour 15 mins, 18 page(s)
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Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 8 mins, 21 page(s)

The "mountain cousin" of the Delta blues, Appalachian blues bears the stamp of a distinctive regional blend of European and African styles and sounds born at the cultural crossroads of railroad camps, mines, and rural settlements. Drawn from deep within the Folkways collection and from historic live recordings at...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 8 mins, 21 page(s)
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Rappahannock Blues
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produced by Barry Lee Pearson and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 57 mins, 20 page(s)

Raised in a large, musical farm family in Rappahannock County, Virginia, John Jackson (1924-2002) was the most important black Appalachian musician to come to broad public attention during the mid-1960s. Having learned guitar and his wide-ranging stock of songs as a youth from family and 78-rpm recordings, he enth...

produced by Barry Lee Pearson and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 57 mins, 20 page(s)
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Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 1 hour 12 mins
War, social injustice, personal plaints, and calls for action have long fueled musical creation and performance. In Classic Protest Songs, Mark Gustafson and Jeff Place tap the historic Smithsonian audio collections to compile 22 songs favored by leaders of antiwar, civil rights, industrial labor, farm worker, a...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 1 hour 12 mins
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written by Gayle F. Wald (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2007), 268 page(s)
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Early Southern Guitar Styles
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
The guitar fostered great creativity in the South as it evolved from a small gut-string instrument in polite parlors to the big, loud, steel-string guitar now found in our homes and onstage. Mike sings and plays a variety of the styles that were played in the rural South from about 1850 to 1930 on 25 different typ...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
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If You Ain't Got The Do-Re-Mi
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 21 mins

As a subject, money has always generated great interest. If You Ain't Got the Do Re Mi celebrates the songs and singers whose words express the human side of money: hope or frustration, criticism or humor, desire or avowed disinterest. This compilation from the Smithsonian Folkways archive marks the opening o...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 21 mins
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Down Home Saturday Night
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 52 mins
On any Saturday night, rollicking down-home music can be heard throughout the USA, be it bluegrass, blues, boogie woogie, country, Cajun, zydeco, Texas Swing, or Texas Mexican conjunto. Down Home Saturday Night has them all. Smithsonian Folkways archivist Jeff Place compiled these 15 tracks of American regional...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 52 mins
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Pine Leaf Boys: Blues De Musicien
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performed by The Pine Leaf Boys (Arhoolie Records, 2007), 51 mins
performed by The Pine Leaf Boys (Arhoolie Records, 2007), 51 mins
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Mother Of The Blues, CD E
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performed by Ma Rainey, 1886-1939 (JSP Records, 2007), 1 hour 11 mins
performed by Ma Rainey, 1886-1939 (JSP Records, 2007), 1 hour 11 mins
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