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Matilda Jane Lee
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produced by Karen G. Helms, 1947-2003; in Between the Sound and the Sea: Music of the North Carolina Outer Banks (Folkways Records, 1977), 3 mins
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produced by Karen G. Helms, 1947-2003; in Between the Sound and the Sea: Music of the North Carolina Outer Banks (Folkways Records, 1977), 3 mins
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The Scruggs Picker
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performed by The Broadside Singers; in Broadside Ballads, Vol. 3: The Broadside Singers (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 min
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performed by The Broadside Singers; in Broadside Ballads, Vol. 3: The Broadside Singers (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 min
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Johnny Booker
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produced by Bess Lomax Hawes, 1921-2009; performed by Mickey Miller; in Mickey Miller Sings American Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1959), 1 min
These songs of love and death feature Mickey Miller's pleasantly light vocals and her unusual guitar style, which is meant to approximate banjo frailing. Bess Hawes, a member of the famous song-collecting Lomax family, joins Miller for several duets and occasional guitar accompaniment.
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produced by Bess Lomax Hawes, 1921-2009; performed by Mickey Miller; in Mickey Miller Sings American Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1959), 1 min
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Brother Hawk, Brother Buzzard and Brother Rabbit
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970; performed by Richard (Rich) Amerson; in Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A. (Folkways Records, 1965), 2 mins

This 1965 recording traces the evolution of African American folk music from the South.The oral tradition of folk music in the African American community has demonstrated a perseverence through the eras of slavery and segregation while embracing and influencing American popular music through songs, lyrics and perf...

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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970; performed by Richard (Rich) Amerson; in Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A. (Folkways Records, 1965), 2 mins
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Sugar Hill
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performed by Brooke Moyer, Caleb Finch and Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015, Iron Mountain String Band; in Walkin' in the Parlor: Old Time Music of the Southern Mountains (Folkways Records, 1975), 4 mins
This album presents material learned from field recordings from southwestern Virginia and the adjacent parts of North Carolina and features tunes played on the fretless banjo, as well as examples of the Galax string band style, with its characteristic flatpicked guitar.
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performed by Brooke Moyer, Caleb Finch and Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015, Iron Mountain String Band; in Walkin' in the Parlor: Old Time Music of the Southern Mountains (Folkways Records, 1975), 4 mins
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