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40 Most Popular American Folk Songs (CD 1)
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produced by Paul Espinoza, fl. 1968 and Margie Butler; performed by Paul & Margie (ARC Music Productions, 1998), 1 hour 11 mins
produced by Paul Espinoza, fl. 1968 and Margie Butler; performed by Paul & Margie (ARC Music Productions, 1998), 1 hour 11 mins
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All Day Singin' - Louisiana and Smoky Mountain Ballads
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 21 mins
On this collection, Adelaide Van Wey juxtaposes the Anglo-American ballads of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina with songs from French Creole Louisiana. As the title track enjoins, "Bring along your fiddle and guitar too; come along Mary, oh, come along, do!"
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 21 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 14 mins

Recorded during the heart of the great "folk song revival" of the 1950s and 1960s, Pete Seeger's American Favorite Ballads was, and is, a classic series of albums. Ballads contains definitive bits of Americana that have been a part of our lives for more than a half century, including songs like "This Land is Your...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 14 mins
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American Folk Song Festival: Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman
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produced by Jean Bell Thomas, 1882-1982 (Folkways Records, 1960), 56 mins
Created in 1931, the American Folk Song Festival helped Kentucky mountain singers share their music with the world. Perhaps more relevantly, it allowed the rest of the world to hear the music of these singers, including members of the Hatfield and McCoy families. This album was recorded in the 1950s, and feature...
produced by Jean Bell Thomas, 1882-1982 (Folkways Records, 1960), 56 mins
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American Folksongs For Men - To You With Love
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 35 mins
Singer Bob Ross served in the Naval Air Service during World War II, and he used his repertoire of ballads to entertain injured servicemen in hospitals. This collection of simple, sentimental songs includes favorites "Down in the Valley" and "Greensleeves."
(Folkways Records, 1957), 35 mins
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Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Persistence and Change
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Paul Newman (Folkways Records, 1968), 50 mins

Stemming from a want to preserve the dwindling unique oral traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountain back-country region, Eric Davidson, Paul Newman and Caleb Finch performed field recordings of songs that exemplified the evolution of ballads in the region, creating an anthology of music that characterized the musica...

produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Paul Newman (Folkways Records, 1968), 50 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 44 mins
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Ballads of La Salle County, Illinois - The Story of Ottawa, Illinois
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 32 mins
This collection of modern ballads tells the story of Ottawa, Illinois from the Starved Rock massacre to the Cherry Mine tragedy. Written and performed by Keith Clark, these compositions are the product of extensive archival research and interviews. The liner notes include lyrics and chord changes for each song.
(Folkways Records, 1957), 32 mins
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Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 35 mins
Cut in 1956, these tracks catch Broonzy in fine form near the end of his distinguished career. His powerful voice and guitar are showcased in a set which includes traditional blues, gospel, and folk songs all performed with undeniable authority. "Broonzy moves with amazing ease from silky croon to brassy howl......
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 35 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1972), 52 mins
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