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Ballads of La Salle County, Illinois - The Story of Ottawa, Illinois
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
This collection of modern ballads tells the story of Ottawa, Illinois from the Starved Rock massacre to the Cherry Mine tragedy. Written and performed by Keith Clark, these compositions are the product of extensive archival research and interviews. The liner notes include lyrics and chord changes for each song.
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
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The Doc Watson Family
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produced by Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 2 mins
The depth and beauty of this extended family's musical skills is legendary among followers of traditional American music. Featured here are Watson family standards, including 11 previously unreleased performances. A Folkways classic. "This is gorgeous music, one of the best collections of old time music ever ca...
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produced by Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 2 mins
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Dock Boggs: Legendary Singer and Banjo Player
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1964), 48 mins
Banjo player Dock Boggs once said, "Lonesome songs always appealed to me." This collection features classic dark and lonely songs like "Pretty Polly" and "Oh Death." Meant as a companion album to FW05458, this volume's liner notes include background information on Boggs, miscellaneous facts, and banjo tunings fo...
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1964), 48 mins
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Dock Boggs, Vol. 2
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1965), 45 mins
Known for his passion for music, Dock Boggs "not only lived through Cumberland's long night but...prevailed over it. He has mastered it and infused its raw spirit and tragic temperament into his old songs," writes Jon Pankake in the liner notes. This album was recorded in 1964 at Boggs' sister's house, and Mike...
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1965), 45 mins
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Lillian Glinn 1927-1929
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(Document Records, 1994), 1 hour 8 mins
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(Document Records, 1994), 1 hour 8 mins
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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 1: Music of the Streets: Music of Mardi Gras
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 36 mins
This fascinating collection of music from the streets of New Orleans was recorded between 1954 and 1958, and includes an inspiring variety of material, from vegetable peddlers' street cries to the musical saw and brass bands, from a shoeshine boy's hambone to Sister Dora Alexander's impassioned "Russia, Let God's...
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 36 mins
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The Yas Yas Girl (Merline Johnson) Vol. 2  1938-1939
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performed by Merline Johnson, 1912- (Document Records, 1995), 1 hour 2 mins
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performed by Merline Johnson, 1912- (Document Records, 1995), 1 hour 2 mins
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