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Introduction
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performed by Various Artists, E.C. Ball; in Face A Frowning World: An E.C. Ball Memorial Album (Tompkins Square Records, 2009), 1 min
performed by Various Artists, E.C. Ball; in Face A Frowning World: An E.C. Ball Memorial Album (Tompkins Square Records, 2009), 1 min
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Introducing Nancy Blake
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performed by Norman Blake and Nancy Blake; in Norman Blake: Live at McCabe's (Takoma, 1999), 1 min
Long cherished by Norman Blake's fans as one of the greatest flatpicking albums of all time, Live at McCabe's isn't as essential as some of the guitarist's studio records of the time (see Whiskey Before Breakfast), but there's a warm, ramshackle beauty about this concert that is every bit as charming. Originally r...
performed by Norman Blake and Nancy Blake; in Norman Blake: Live at McCabe's (Takoma, 1999), 1 min
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Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia
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produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
The sounds and social history of African American banjo playing—32 superb instrumentals and vocals, recorded between 1974 and 1997. Extensively annotated with performer's life histories, tunings, lyrics, bibliography, and discography. The banjo's gourd ancestors came to the Americas with enslaved Africans, forg...
produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
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No Room at the Inn / The Last Month of the Year
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produced by Alan Lomax, 1915-2002 and Anna L. Chairetakis, 1944-; performed by Vera Hall Ward; in Southern Journey: Sheep, Sheep Don'tcha Know the Road? - Southern Music, Sacred and Sinful, Volume 6 (Rounder Records, 1997), 9 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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Train Narration
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006; performed by Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967; in Long Ways to Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944-1949 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 3 mins
These 17 powerful songs by Guthrie, some sung with his comrade Cisco Houston, were carefully selected from dozens of unreleased Guthrie masters. Extensively annotated by fellow Oklahoman and Guthrie scholar Guy Logsdon, this collection reaffirms Guthrie's unique place in American music. Includes Harriet Tubman's...
produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006; performed by Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967; in Long Ways to Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944-1949 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 3 mins
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The Entire Family Was Musicians
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Lonnie Johnson, 1889-1970; in The Complete Folkways Recordings (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 5 mins
Although Johnson is one of the blues most brilliant and influential guitarists, it is these rare cuts that reveal a powerfully emotive vocalist. Recorded in 1967, these solo studio sessions are marked by superb guitar accompaniment. However, it is Johnson's voice that commands our attention with 24 tales of class...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Lonnie Johnson, 1889-1970; in The Complete Folkways Recordings (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 5 mins
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(Fantasy, 1990), 1 hour 19 mins
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American Banjo: Three-Finger and Scruggs Style
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 5 mins
This recording was the first bluegrass LP ever released. The reissue now contains 16 additional tracks, a total of 43 tunes played by the immortal Snuffy Jenkins and others, including Smiley Hobbs. A banjo classic that runs 60 minutes in length. "...[A]s unspoiled as the day they were recorded..." — Rolling Sto...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 5 mins
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Conversation with Bobby Harrison and Cullen Galyean
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015; performed by Virginia Mountain Boys; in Virginia Mountain Boys, Vol. 4 (Folkways Records, 1983), 4 mins
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015; performed by Virginia Mountain Boys; in Virginia Mountain Boys, Vol. 4 (Folkways Records, 1983), 4 mins
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