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37th Old Time Fiddler's Convention at Union Grove North Carolina
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- and Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1962), 41 mins
First held in 1924 to help raise money for a public high school and to build community spirit, the Union Grove Convention is the oldest continuous festival of its kind in America. The tracks on this compilation were recorded at the Convention in 1961 and present virtuosic talent and deep repertoire.
produced by John Cohen, 1932- and Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1962), 41 mins
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Banjo Tunes and Songs
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produced by Edward A. Kahn, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1958), 38 mins
produced by Edward A. Kahn, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1958), 38 mins
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Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia
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produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
The sounds and social history of African American banjo playing—32 superb instrumentals and vocals, recorded between 1974 and 1997. Extensively annotated with performer's life histories, tunings, lyrics, bibliography, and discography. The banjo's gourd ancestors came to the Americas with enslaved Africans, forg...
produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
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British Traditional Ballads in the Southern Mountains, Volume 1
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1960), 50 mins
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British Traditional Ballads in the Southern Mountains, Volume 2
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1960), 47 mins
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East Virginia
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produced by Gene Bluestein, 1928-2002; performed by Buell Kazee; in Buell Kazee Sings and Plays (Folkways Records, 1958), 4 mins
produced by Gene Bluestein, 1928-2002; performed by Buell Kazee; in Buell Kazee Sings and Plays (Folkways Records, 1958), 4 mins
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Clarence Ashley and Tex Isley
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produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- (Folkways Records, 1966), 45 mins
Clarence "Tom" Ashley's musical life began at home, with the family, but soon expanded to include the medicine show circuit. Popular among rural listeners, Ashley's playing didn't gain a wider audience until 1960, when he met folk music scholar Ralph Rinzler at the Galax Fiddlers' Convention. This album presents...
produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- (Folkways Records, 1966), 45 mins
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Clark Kessinger, Fiddler - Old-Time Country Music
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produced by Ken Davidson (Folkways Records, 1966), 43 mins
After releasing nearly one hundred sides in the 1920s, Clark Kessinger—like many other musicians of the time—lost his recording career during the Depression. This album is his first since 1930, although this fine fiddler continued playing on radio and at local dances, as well as at the National Folk Festival in...
produced by Ken Davidson (Folkways Records, 1966), 43 mins
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Clark Kessinger Live at Union Grove
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produced by Charles Faurot, 1936-2013 (Folkways Records, 1976), 33 mins
Recorded live at the 1968 Union Grove Fiddlers' Contest, this album captures the energy and passion of dedicated, skilled musicians playing for their own enjoyment. Rather than worrying about microphone placement or winning awards, the musician is relaxed and excited about the tunes—and Kessinger's performances...
produced by Charles Faurot, 1936-2013 (Folkways Records, 1976), 33 mins
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Clawhammer Banjo
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produced by John R. Craig, fl. 1982 (Folkways Records, 1983), 39 mins
produced by John R. Craig, fl. 1982 (Folkways Records, 1983), 39 mins
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