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Andrew Rowan Summers
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
Dulcimer player and singer Andrew Rowan Summers gives listeners his distinctive renditions of ballads from the Anglo-Irish tradition, as well as a version of "Au Claire de la Lune" translated by famous writer Katherine Anne Porter.
(Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
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British Broadside Ballads in Popular Tradition
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1957), 50 mins
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Skye Boat Song
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performed by Paul Robeson, 1898-1976; in The Collector's Paul Robeson (Monitor Records, 1993), 2 mins
performed by Paul Robeson, 1898-1976; in The Collector's Paul Robeson (Monitor Records, 1993), 2 mins
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Different Therefore Equal
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(Folkways Records, 1979), 49 mins

It is voices like Peggy Seeger’s on this album that helped to make significant strides in the struggle for gender equality. Seeger’s commentary is poignant and timeless as songs like "Nine-Month Blues" remain applicable in a society where a woman’s right to choose continues to instigate fiery debate.

(Folkways Records, 1979), 49 mins
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Joe Hill
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produced by Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010; in Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 8 mins
Joe Hill's powerful songs moved Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Si Kahn, and countless others to blend politics and song. This dramatic tribute to the Industrial Workers of the World songwriter and activist Joe Hill, features songs by and about Hill performed by Billy Bragg, Hazel Dickens, Earl Robinso...
produced by Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010; in Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 8 mins
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Early English Ballads from the Percy and Child Collections (Ballads Reliques)
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 58 mins
Hermes Nye's "sneaking fondness for the English things from Percy and Child" takes center stage on this collection of ballads. The singer's commentaries enliven the notes: for example, Nye writes, "Sir Walter Scott collected ["Binnorie"], and probably had enough integrity not to add to it, although we can never...
(Folkways Records, 1957), 58 mins
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Space Girl's Song
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produced by Andrew L. Connors and Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010; performed by Peggy Seeger, 1935-; in A Fish That's a Song (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 3 mins
Nineteen culturally diverse songs by legendary performers delight youngsters. Pete Seeger, Elizabeth Cotten, Woody Guthrie, Doc Watson, Howard Finster, The New Lost City Ramblers, and Sonny Terry perform songs and stories related to folk art in the Hemphill Collection. (National Museum of American Art). 38-page...
produced by Andrew L. Connors and Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010; performed by Peggy Seeger, 1935-; in A Fish That's a Song (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 3 mins
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Foc'sle Songs and Shanties
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1959), 40 mins
Shanties and foc'sle (forecastle) songs lightened the burden of work aboard ship and provided entertainment to off-duty sailors. This recording features Massachusetts singer Paul Clayton and the Foc'sle Singers: Dave Van Ronk, Bob Brill, Roger Abrahams, and Bob Yellin. Most of their repertoire comes from BBC fi...
produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1959), 40 mins
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Folk Ballads of the English-Speaking World
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 50 mins
Here, singer and collector Paul Clayton performs fifteen texts collected in The Viking Book of Folk Ballads, including historical ballads to songs about tabloid crime. Rather than reproducing previous traditional singers' performances exactly, Clayton himself enters the "folk process" by combining texts and mel...
produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 50 mins
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