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1, 2, 3 and a Zing Zing Zing
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(Folkways Records, 1953), 25 mins

Created as a sample of what one might hear on a typical summer day in New York City, Tony Schwartz’s 1952 soundscape features the street games and songs of children of West Midtown Manhattan. The distinctive variety of rhythms and melodies are demonstrative of the nationalities represented in one of the many et...

(Folkways Records, 1953), 25 mins
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400 Years of Folk Music
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produced by Steven Smolian (Folkways Records, 1964), 30 mins
In the early 1960s, multi-instrumentalists Steve Addiss, Bill Crofut, and Tim Prentice traveled to China, Southeast Asia, and Africa as part of the State Department's Cultural Exchange Program. This recording features tunes and songs associated with their journey—some from their own repertoire, and some learned...
produced by Steven Smolian (Folkways Records, 1964), 30 mins
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900 Miles and other R.R. Songs
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 44 mins
Railroaders and cowboys share a need for music to bolster their spirits during long days and to celebrate night’s freedom. Cisco Houston sings ballads from the range and from the lonesome track, where "the drivers are still rolling, and the gamblers and work gangs, boomers and bums, are highballing it out of no...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 44 mins
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12-String Guitar as Played by Lead Belly
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 1 hour 20 mins

Pete Seeger teaches the 12-string guitar as played by the virtuoso Lead Belly through a detailed breakdown of both the instrument itself (how to tune it, steel vs. silk strings etc.) and step-by-step explanations of Lead Belly’s songs. Here, Pete Seeger pays homage to his friend and mentor Lead Belly by teachin...

(Folkways Records, 1962), 1 hour 20 mins
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Across the Blueridge Mountains
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produced by Red Allen, 1930-1993 (Folkways Records, 1983), 29 mins
produced by Red Allen, 1930-1993 (Folkways Records, 1983), 29 mins
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Africa South of the Sahara
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produced by Alan P. Merriam, 1923-1980 and Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1957), 1 hour 20 mins
produced by Alan P. Merriam, 1923-1980 and Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1957), 1 hour 20 mins
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