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Early German Ballads, Vol. 2: 1536-1800
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(Folkways Records, 1963), 43 mins

Extensive liner notes, texts and translations accompany this second volume of Wolfgang Roth’s Early German Ballads, which highlight his rather large collection of early folk songs remembered from his youth. After leaving Germany in the early 1930s, Roth did not return to his lute until the release of this colle...

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(Folkways Records, 1963), 43 mins
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Songs and Ballads of Newfoundland
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 38 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 38 mins
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This Little Light of Mine
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 42 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 42 mins
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Vocal Music of Contemporary China, Vol. 1: The Han People
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produced by Han Guohuang, fl. 1981 (Folkways Records, 1980), 48 mins

Han Kuo-Huang selected this collection of Chinese Operas of the Han People. He explains that "art in contemporary China is to serve a specific (usually political) function rather than the ultimate art-for-art’s sake idea of the west" and that "the audience for this art is workers, peasants, and soldiers." The ol...

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produced by Han Guohuang, fl. 1981 (Folkways Records, 1980), 48 mins
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