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Bound for Glory: Songs and Stories of Woody Guthrie
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produced by Millard Lampell (Folkways Records, 1956), 42 mins
"Woody's songs have a way of taking hold, because they speak in the voice of the people that you can't beat down, you can't scare and you can't starve out. They are songs with the rhythm of work in them, with the echo of anger against poverty and meanness. Songs filled with the determination of a people to damn...
produced by Millard Lampell (Folkways Records, 1956), 42 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1970), 50 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1976), 57 mins
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Broadsides - Songs and Ballads
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1964), 34 mins
This album of songs mostly composed in the early 1960s includes two songs by Malvina Reynolds, as well as "The New York J-D Blues," composed by a New York teenager puzzled by a misguided subway ad campaign about juvenile delinquency. Much of the material included in this collection was printed in the influential...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1964), 34 mins
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Ear to the Ground
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produced by Rosalie Sorrels (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 3 mins
Malvina Reynolds, the well-known songwriter and activist for social justice and the environment, performs some of her most famous songs in this compilation of studio and live recordings from the 1960s and 1970s. Reflecting the cultural and political turmoil of the day, her powerful, sometimes somber, sometimes li...
produced by Rosalie Sorrels (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 3 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1977), 39 mins
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Fight with Song
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produced by Barry O'Brien (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 31 mins
Barry O’Brien is a hard-traveling topical song writer and performer who can be heard both on street corners and in concert halls around the United States. The ten songs on this recording represent him well— homespun, earnest, and easygoing. They carry strong messages for embattled times. Introduction by Step...
produced by Barry O'Brien (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 31 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1977), 33 mins
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Long Ways to Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944-1949
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 56 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 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 56 mins
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Songs of Joe Hill
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(Folkways Records, 2012), 23 mins
Sung by labor educator Joe Glazer, this album features songs by union organizer Joe Hill. Although these songs are rooted in their time, their messages are still relevant today, and this collection is valuable to scholars and fans of labor music alike.
(Folkways Records, 2012), 23 mins
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