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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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Vogel wollte Hochzeit machen, Ein - Bird Went A'Courtin',A
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performed by Wolfgang Roth, 1910-1988; in Early German Ballads, Vol. 2: 1536-1800 (Folkways Records, 1963), 2 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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performed by Wolfgang Roth, 1910-1988; in Early German Ballads, Vol. 2: 1536-1800 (Folkways Records, 1963), 2 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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El Gaucho Martín Fierro: Selected Readings by Dr. Roberto Garcia Pinto Assisted by Mario T. Soriam
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written by José Hernández (Folkways Records, 1962), 42 mins
"Martín Fierro is a masterpiece of the Gaucho literature. It was written by José Hernández, a journalist and politician who had fought with the army during the civil wars that followed the fall of Rosas’ dictatorship. The work, with a strong, descriptive intensity, and written in a realistic style, sometime...
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written by José Hernández (Folkways Records, 1962), 42 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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