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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1957), 48 mins
See also: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings reissued series of American Favorite Ballads.
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1957), 48 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
See also: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings reissued series of American Favorite Ballads.to be completed in 2006.
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
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American Folk Song Festival: Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman
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produced by Jean Bell Thomas, 1882-1982 (Folkways Records, 1960), 54 mins
Created in 1931, the American Folk Song Festival helped Kentucky mountain singers share their music with the world. Perhaps more relevantly, it allowed the rest of the world to hear the music of these singers, including members of the Hatfield and McCoy families. This album was recorded in the 1950s, and feature...
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produced by Jean Bell Thomas, 1882-1982 (Folkways Records, 1960), 54 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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Folk Music from Nova Scotia
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produced by Helen Creighton, 1899-1989 (Folkways Records, 1956), 54 mins
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produced by Helen Creighton, 1899-1989 (Folkways Records, 1956), 54 mins
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Folksongs from Martha's Vineyard
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1957), 32 mins
Before the island’s fame as a tourist destination, the people of Martha’s Vineyard looked to the sea for sustenance, and sang about it for entertainment. These fourteen songs—amply annotated by folklorist Kenny Goldstein—tell of subsistence farming on land and of battles with whales and Englishmen at sea.
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1957), 32 mins
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Jewish Holiday Songs For Children
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performed by Rachel Buchman, 1956- (Rounder Records, 1993), 59 mins
Rachel Buchman's Jewish Holiday Songs for Children is exactly what it says it is: 24 songs that cover both traditional and modern-day compositions designed for Jewish children. The gentle nature of Buchman's performances makes the music quite fun, especially with so many words that kids may have problems pronounci...
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performed by Rachel Buchman, 1956- (Rounder Records, 1993), 59 mins
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John's Island, South Carolina: Its People and Songs
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produced by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007 (Folkways Records, 1973), 45 mins
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produced by Henrietta Yurchenco, 1916-2007 (Folkways Records, 1973), 45 mins
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Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 1: Secular Music
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(Folkways Records, 1951), 29 mins

In an attempt to break away from the caricature of black music that was popular in America during the 1950s, Harold Courlander compiled this collection as documentation of black music in Alabama in its purest form. This first volume of secular music highlights some of the different manifestations of black music...

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(Folkways Records, 1951), 29 mins
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