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Folk and Other Songs
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(Cook Records, 1962), 39 mins
A self-proclaimed "itinerant," Steve Camacho started singing in New York but traveled the US learning tunes of the commoner and seeking recognition for his work. A cross between folk songs and Beat poetry, this music is historically significant in providing political / social commentary.
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(Cook Records, 1962), 39 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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Nickelodeon and Calliope
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(Cook Records, 2009), 33 mins
No need to plug a coin into the nickelodeon to hear those old favorites like "Pop Goes the Weasel" and "Oh Susannah." They're here, along with other popular tunes played on the calliope (the "steam organ," once a frequent sight on riverboats or at circus parades). A surreal step back into the past, the nickelode...
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(Cook Records, 2009), 33 mins
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Square Dance
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(Cook Records, 1951), 43 mins
Here's your opportunity to swing your partner and promenade around the hall. These fiddle tunes are accompanied by dance calls from Al Brundage, who led one of the largest square dancing schools in the country during the mid twentieth century.
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(Cook Records, 1951), 43 mins
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