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Folk Guitar, Bahaman Ballads and Rhyming Spirituals
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1964), 37 mins

This collection of three virtuosos from the island of Andros is a compilation of several recordings not previously released on Samuel Charters’ series of Bahamian music (see SFW40066, FW03845, and FW03846). Opening with the country’s premiere folk guitarist, Joseph Spence, whose distinctive playing style is...

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1964), 37 mins
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Joseph Spence: The Complete Folkways Recordings, 1958
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992), 52 mins
Sam Charters first recorded Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence on Andros Island in July 1958. Spence, long out of work as a stonemason, had used his time to perfect a unique style of playing. Charters took Spence as a model for what he wanted to hear in other Bahamian guitarists. Originally issued in 1959 as Fol...
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992), 52 mins
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Music of the Bahamas, Vol. 2: Anthems, Work Songs and Ballads
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 39 mins

When reading Samuel Charters’ saga of his search for Frederick McQueen, one gets the sense that he is chasing a ghost on the Bahamas’ largest island of Andros - coincidentally known for its mysticism and unearthly objects. What Charters discovers, however, is one of the country’s greatest ballad singers an...

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 39 mins
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Music of the Bahamas, Vol. 3: Instrumental Music from the Bahamas Islands
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 36 mins

In 1958, Samuel Charters captured the sounds of celebration during of the anniversary weekend of emancipation known as August Monday. On the island of Andros, Charters recorded traditional ‘rake ‘n’ scrape’ music by the Fresh Creek Dance Band, a harmonica tune by Charles Bastian, a few numbers by two bra...

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1959), 36 mins
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Spiritual Baptist Music of Trinidad
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produced by Stephen D. Glazier (Folkways Records, 1980), 35 mins
produced by Stephen D. Glazier (Folkways Records, 1980), 35 mins
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