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Don't Mourn-Organize!: Songs of Labor Songwriter Joe Hill
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produced by Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 55 mins
Joe Hill's powerful songs moved Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Si Kahn, and countless others to blend politics and song. This dramatic tribute to the Industrial Workers of the World songwriter and activist Joe Hill, features songs by and about Hill performed by Billy Bragg, Hazel Dickens, Earl Robinso...
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produced by Lori Elaine Taylor, 1957-2010 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 55 mins
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A Recorded Autobiography
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955-; performed by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, 1868-1963; in Every Tone a Testimony (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 3 mins
This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetr...
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955-; performed by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, 1868-1963; in Every Tone a Testimony (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 3 mins
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Family Songs and Stories from the North Carolina Mountains
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(North Carolina Arts Council, 1995), 54 mins
Described as "quite simply the finest living singer of unaccompanied British ballads in southern Appalachia," Doug Wallin of Madison County, N.C., holds the prestigious National Folk Heritage Fellowship. Accompanied on this album by his gifted brother Jack, Doug Wallin performs his family's songs in his elegant a...
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(North Carolina Arts Council, 1995), 54 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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Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women
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produced by Howard Bass and Rayna Green, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 1 hour 10 mins
Powerful living music from Native women in the United States and Canada includes performances rarely heard beyond these artists’ communities. Ceremonial and social songs traditionally sung by women, other music now performed by women, and material that combines traditional and contemporary themes and musical fo...
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produced by Howard Bass and Rayna Green, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 1 hour 10 mins
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