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Comptines
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performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 1 min
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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performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 1 min
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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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Howdido
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performed by Rolf Cahn; in California Concert with Rolf Cahn (Folkways Records, 1959), 3 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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performed by Rolf Cahn; in California Concert with Rolf Cahn (Folkways Records, 1959), 3 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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Oh, Worrycare
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performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in Folk Songs for Young People (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 6 mins
Pete Seeger has become an American tradition right along with the songs he sings. This recording, first released in 1959, captures and conveys Pete's personal warmth, engaging style, and ability to educate children while entertaining them. He sings old favorites such as "On Top of Old Smokey," "Skip to My Lou,"...
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performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in Folk Songs for Young People (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 6 mins
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Sweet William Died
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performed by Joan O'Bryant, 1923-1964; in Folksongs and Ballads of Kansas (Folkways Records, 1957), 1 min
Collected and performed by Kansas native Joan O'Bryant, this compilation of Kansas music harks back to its settlers' origins in New England, but especially in Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Ozarks. In addition to old songs from England and Ireland, this album includes material unique to Kansas.
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performed by Joan O'Bryant, 1923-1964; in Folksongs and Ballads of Kansas (Folkways Records, 1957), 1 min
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Bile Them Cabbage Down
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produced by Raeburn Flerlage, 1915-2002; performed by Frank Hamilton, 1994-; in Frank Hamilton Sings Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins
This solo album contains ten tracks sung and accompanied by Frank Hamilton, who grew up in Los Angeles and first heard folk music in his teens. By dint of luck and perseverance, he learned how to play the harmonica from Woody Guthrie, toured the south with Guy Carawan, and eventually founded Chicago's renowned Ol...
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produced by Raeburn Flerlage, 1915-2002; performed by Frank Hamilton, 1994-; in Frank Hamilton Sings Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins
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Black Eyed Susie
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performed by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015; in Guy Carawan Sings Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Guy Carawan, Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1959), 2 mins
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performed by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015; in Guy Carawan Sings Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Guy Carawan, Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1959), 2 mins
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Haywire Mac
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(Cook Records, 1950), 43 mins
Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennesee, "Haywire Mac" McClintock sings army songs from the early 1900s, which he learned while in the Philippines as a civilian packer with US Army pack trains. These are humorous narratives describing life while traveling around the world in service. Brief interviews explain the...
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(Cook Records, 1950), 43 mins
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Iron Mountain String Band: An Old Time Southern Mountain String Band
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1973), 52 mins
Eric Davidson (banjo), Caleb Finch (fiddle), and Peggy Haine (guitar) present a selection of tunes and songs learned from field recordings they collected in Grayson and Carroll counties, Virginia, beginning in 1956.
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1973), 52 mins
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