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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.
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
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Arbee's Blues
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1961), 34 mins
produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1961), 34 mins
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The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 - Vol. 2
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1967), 48 mins

This compilation of folk ballads from the Moses Asch archives samples songs from many of his favorite singers: Lead Belly, Burl Ives, Alan Lomax, Brownie McGhee, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Volume 2 continues on FW00AA4.

produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1967), 48 mins
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The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1947 - Vol. 1: Blues, Gospel, and Jazz
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1966), 37 mins

From the Moses Asch archives comes a pair of early blues, gospel and jazz compilations. Lead Belly, celebrated albeit volatile American folk and blues singer / guitarist, graces this first volume with “Defense Blues” and “Keep Your Hands off Her,” but you’ll also find powerful performances in the Josh...

produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1966), 37 mins
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Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 35 mins
Cut in 1956, these tracks catch Broonzy in fine form near the end of his distinguished career. His powerful voice and guitar are showcased in a set which includes traditional blues, gospel, and folk songs all performed with undeniable authority. "Broonzy moves with amazing ease from silky croon to brassy howl......
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 35 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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Black Music of Two Worlds
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produced by John Storm Roberts (Folkways Records, 1977), 1 hour 31 mins
"The subject of this album is the meeting of three musical traditions—African, Arab, and European—to create a fourth tradition of great richness and international impact, that of the Black New World. It is hardly surprising that Afro-American music is so rich. It draws form three major European sources—Englis...
produced by John Storm Roberts (Folkways Records, 1977), 1 hour 31 mins
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Blues by Roosevelt
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 40 mins
Sykes’s powerful music tells of life and living through a voice full of emotion, which richly contrasts with his insistent, driving piano. Booklet includes updated notes, lyrics, discography, and bibliography. 14 tracks, including Sweet Old Chicago, 44 Blues, and Memphis Slim Rock. "A seasoned bluesman and a s...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 40 mins
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The Blues in St. Louis, Vol. 1: Daddy Hotcakes
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1961), 33 mins
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1961), 33 mins
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