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End of an Old Song
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1972), 27 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
Filmed in the mountains of North Carolina, this acclaimed documentary revisits the region where English folklorist Cecil Sharp collected British ballads in the early 1900s. The film contrasts the nature of the ballad singers with the presence of the juke box: although the lyrical tradition has changed, the singing...
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1972), 27 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
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Fifty Miles from Times Square
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1972), 47 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
A colorful portrait of life in Putnam County, New York, with its old-time fiddlers, farmers, commuters, and hippies, where an earlier, more traditional, relaxed style of life continues. This now-classic documentary will generate discussion in a range of classes in American studies, cultural anthropology, sociology...
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1972), 47 mins,
Source: www.berkeleymedia.com
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Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A.
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 28 mins

This 1965 recording traces the evolution of African American folk music from the South.The oral tradition of folk music in the African American community has demonstrated a perseverence through the eras of slavery and segregation while embracing and influencing American popular music through songs, lyrics and perf...

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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 28 mins
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Musical Holdouts
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1976), 49 mins
This classic, entertaining documentary on American traditional music features varied individuals and groups who have not become part of the melting pot of American society.From front porch banjo pickers in Appalachia and the Bluegrass Festival circuit to black children on the Carolina sea islands, cowboys, and Che...
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directed by John Cohen, 1932-; produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1976), 49 mins
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Untold: Museum of Artifacts that made America, Episode 41, The Great American Songbook
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produced by Makematic, in Untold: Museum of Artifacts that made America, Episode 41 (Derry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2023), 2 mins
The Great American Songbook, a collection of jazz standards and show tunes created by talented songwriters in early 20th century New York, provided solace and joy during difficult times in U.S. history.
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produced by Makematic, in Untold: Museum of Artifacts that made America, Episode 41 (Derry, Northern Ireland: Makematic, 2023), 2 mins
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