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The $100 Guitar Project
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composed by Nick Didkovsky; performed by Nick Didkovsky (Bridge, 2013), 2 hours 28 mins, 69 page(s)
composed by Nick Didkovsky; performed by Nick Didkovsky (Bridge, 2013), 2 hours 28 mins, 69 page(s)
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1, 2, 3 and a Zing Zing Zing
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(Folkways Records, 1953), 25 mins

Created as a sample of what one might hear on a typical summer day in New York City, Tony Schwartz’s 1952 soundscape features the street games and songs of children of West Midtown Manhattan. The distinctive variety of rhythms and melodies are demonstrative of the nationalities represented in one of the many et...

(Folkways Records, 1953), 25 mins
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78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South
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written by John Minton (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2008), 302 page(s)
written by John Minton (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2008), 302 page(s)
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400 Years of Folk Music
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produced by Steven Smolian (Folkways Records, 1964), 30 mins
In the early 1960s, multi-instrumentalists Steve Addiss, Bill Crofut, and Tim Prentice traveled to China, Southeast Asia, and Africa as part of the State Department's Cultural Exchange Program. This recording features tunes and songs associated with their journey—some from their own repertoire, and some learned...
produced by Steven Smolian (Folkways Records, 1964), 30 mins
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900 Miles and other R.R. Songs
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 44 mins
Railroaders and cowboys share a need for music to bolster their spirits during long days and to celebrate night’s freedom. Cisco Houston sings ballads from the range and from the lonesome track, where "the drivers are still rolling, and the gamblers and work gangs, boomers and bums, are highballing it out of no...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 44 mins
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12-String Guitar as Played by Lead Belly
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 1 hour 20 mins

Pete Seeger teaches the 12-string guitar as played by the virtuoso Lead Belly through a detailed breakdown of both the instrument itself (how to tune it, steel vs. silk strings etc.) and step-by-step explanations of Lead Belly’s songs. Here, Pete Seeger pays homage to his friend and mentor Lead Belly by teachin...

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Yankee Doodle (and variation)
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produced by Richard Martin and Meagan Hennessey; performed by Vess Ossman, 1868-1923; in 1890s, Vol. 1: Wipe Him Off the Land (Archeophone Records, 2005), 2 mins
produced by Richard Martin and Meagan Hennessey; performed by Vess Ossman, 1868-1923; in 1890s, Vol. 1: Wipe Him Off the Land (Archeophone Records, 2005), 2 mins
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Abiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 43 mins
A wonderful collection of story songs, including the famous saga of the kindly giant Abiyoyo. Parents and kids can follow along with the complete text in the enclosed booklet. "An essential collection." —Record Roundup
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 43 mins
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