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I'm Goin' Up North
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955-; in Every Tone a Testimony (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 min
This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetr...
produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955-; in Every Tone a Testimony (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 1 min
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All Around the Kitchen
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performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in American Folk, Game and Activity Songs (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 2 mins
Kick off your shoes, tap your feet, and clap your hands along with Pete Seeger, whose contagious performances have introduced generations of children to the richness of traditional American music. Accompanied by his banjo, Pete Seeger presents 22 songs for young children that the whole family will enjoy. Extensi...
performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in American Folk, Game and Activity Songs (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 2 mins
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Sweet Honey In The Rock: Still The Same Me
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produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942-; performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Rounder Records, 2000), 42 mins
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942-; performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Rounder Records, 2000), 42 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1985), 28 mins
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John's Island, South Carolina: Its People and Songs
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produced by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007 (Folkways Records, 1973), 46 mins
produced by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007 (Folkways Records, 1973), 46 mins
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James Brown
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performed by Nancy Dupree; in Ghetto Reality (Folkways Records, 1969), 3 mins

Nancy Dupree initially found her elementary school music students in Rochester, NY resistant to participation in class. Once she dropped the standard literature (which asked "Mr. Bear" to "come and play") and began composing music that bore relevancy to contemporary society and to their very tuned-in and grownup...

performed by Nancy Dupree; in Ghetto Reality (Folkways Records, 1969), 3 mins
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Been in the Storm So Long - Spirituals & Shouts, Children's Game Songs, and Folktales
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produced by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015 (Folkways Records, 1967), 44 mins

This recording was made over a period of two years to accompany a folklife study of the southern rural African-American community of Johns Island off the coast of South Carolina. Producer Guy Carawan documents the "rich oral tradition of folk expression" of Moving Star Hall, a central gathering place for communit...

produced by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015 (Folkways Records, 1967), 44 mins
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I'm Goin' Up North Satisfied
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970; in Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A. (Folkways Records, 1965), 1 min

This 1965 recording traces the evolution of African American folk music from the South.The oral tradition of folk music in the African American community has demonstrated a perseverence through the eras of slavery and segregation while embracing and influencing American popular music through songs, lyrics and perf...

produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970; in Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A. (Folkways Records, 1965), 1 min
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Juba
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produced by John Cohen, 1932-; in Old Love Songs & Ballads from the Big Laurel, North Carolina (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 min
Compiled from field recordings made in 1963, this album offers a view of musical life in the Laurel River region of North Carolina, where dances and "workings"—days of common labor followed by evenings of merriment—were once common. Anecdotes in the liner notes from the singers bring the world of Big Laurel to...
produced by John Cohen, 1932-; in Old Love Songs & Ballads from the Big Laurel, North Carolina (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 min
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