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A Voice Ringing O'er the Gale! The Oratory of Frederick Douglass Read by Ossie Davis
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produced by Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Ossie B. Davis, 1917-2005 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 1 hour 6 mins

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was an abolitionist, women's suffragist, author, and statesman who escaped from slavery to become one of the most powerful American orators of the 19th century. In 1972, renowned actor Ossie Davis brought to sonic life several of Douglass's visionary writings, plying his resonant voi...

produced by Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Ossie B. Davis, 1917-2005 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 1 hour 6 mins
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Music of American Politics
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(Collector Records, 1996), 59 mins

Recorded in Washington, DC, in 1997, Joe Glazer documents American political history through campaign songs. From America’s first campaign songs for William Henry Harrison in 1840 to Bill Clinton in 1992, Glazer shares with listeners a rich overview of political songs in this country. Each track begins with a...

(Collector Records, 1996), 59 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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Cowboy Songs on Folkways
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 4 mins
Fifteen performers sing, boast, tell stories, holler, and recite poetry on 26 tracks that portray the life and times of honest, hard-working cowboys. Features performers from many backgrounds with a wide variety of musical styles. Includes Pete Seeger's Home on the Range, Cisco Houston's Little Joe and the Wrang...
produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 4 mins
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(Fantasy, 1990), 1 hour 19 mins
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Triangle Fire
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produced by Joe Glazer (Collector Records, 1986), 55 mins

One hundred and forty-six employees of the Triangle Waist Company in New York City fell victim to a horrendous tragedy in March of 1911. These factory workers were trapped inside a building as it went up in flames, and died. Joe Glazer interview Leon Stein editor of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’...

produced by Joe Glazer (Collector Records, 1986), 55 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1984), 38 mins
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They Moved My Job to Georgia or Was It Tennessee?
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performed by Peyton Hopkins, fl. 1986 (Collector Records, 1981), 34 mins
performed by Peyton Hopkins, fl. 1986 (Collector Records, 1981), 34 mins
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Southeast Alaska Folk Tradition, Vol. 1: Exploration and Discovery, 1786-1897
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produced by Barry Roderick, fl. 1981 and John Ingalls, fl. 1981 (Folkways Records, 1981), 52 mins

This album recorded in 1980, is in part a spoken record that recounts Alaskan folktales, interspersed with traditional guitar interludes, live recordings of dances and chants and other songs. The disparate pieces brought together on this album recount Alaskan History through a diversity of perspectives; that is bo...

produced by Barry Roderick, fl. 1981 and John Ingalls, fl. 1981 (Folkways Records, 1981), 52 mins
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