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Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle
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(Folkways Records, 1982), 35 mins
Performer Gérard Dôle writes, "This record gives a compressed idea of the kind of Cajun music that we especially love: music of old times and good times, home music, music of the veillée (evening with company)." Dôle and Marie-Paule Vadunthun learned most of their tunes directly from Louisiana musicians.
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(Folkways Records, 1982), 35 mins
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California Concert with Rolf Cahn
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 46 mins
Versatile guitarist Rolf Cahn collected his music in Europe, the Caribbean, and Mexico, as well as in American folk music circles. This album portrays his passion for both flamenco and the blues, and it explores the melodies of several songs, including "Yarrow," an 18th-century Scottish ballad Cahn learned from t...
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 46 mins
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A Folk Concert in Town Hall, New York
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 46 mins
This live recording of three very different singers presents Jean Ritchie's southern ballads, Oscar Brand's sea songs and "atomic blues," and Dave Sear's repertoire of Scottish songs. The three enjoy working together, and their enthusiasm is audible in both the music and the spoken introductions to several tracks...
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 46 mins
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John Jacob Niles Sings Folk Songs
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 27 mins
Born in Jefferson County, Kentucky in 1892, John Jacob Niles was one of the most prolific private collectors of Anglo-American folk songs. His work predates Cecil Sharp's by nearly a decade, and this record—a reissue of Niles' 78rpm discs—celebrates his achievements.
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 27 mins
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Pastures of Plenty and Other Songs
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 36 mins
The Harvesters, a semi-professional group whose members hail from New York, recorded this album during a singing holiday in California in 1959. Here, they sing songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Spanish, as well as beloved favorites like Woody Guthrie's "This Land is My Land" and "Pastures of Plenty."
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 36 mins
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Precious Memories
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 44 mins
Today, it's hard to imagine songs like "Rosewood Casket" or "Bury Me Beneath the Willow" as new-fangled pop songs, "hillbilly music" adored by the young and controversial to everyone else. Famed ballad singer Jean Ritchie shares some of the popular songs that caught her fancy as a youth.
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 44 mins
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