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Old Joe Clark
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produced by Paul Clayton, 1931-1967; performed by Paul Clayton, 1931-1967; in Dulcimer Songs and Solos (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins

Paul Clayton plays a three-string southern mountain dulcimer and sings songs that largely originated in North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. About this album, Clayton says “I have tried to demonstrate the versatility of the dulcimer and to show it as an instrument capable of a variety of moods an...

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produced by Paul Clayton, 1931-1967; performed by Paul Clayton, 1931-1967; in Dulcimer Songs and Solos (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins
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Folk Music of the Newport Folk Festival, Vol. 1
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produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Folkways Records, 1961), 37 mins
This volume is half of a two-recording set that includes recordings not issued on the Vanguard or Elektra Newport compilations. It features folk songs and ballads sung by Irish, Canadian, and American singers, as well as selections from Louisiana blues singers Willie Thomas and Butch Cage.
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produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Folkways Records, 1961), 37 mins
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Folksongs and Ballads of Kansas
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 29 mins
Collected and performed by Kansas native Joan O'Bryant, this compilation of Kansas music harks back to its settlers' origins in New England, but especially in Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Ozarks. In addition to old songs from England and Ireland, this album includes material unique to Kansas.
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 29 mins
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Folksongs from Martha's Vineyard
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1957), 32 mins
Before the island’s fame as a tourist destination, the people of Martha’s Vineyard looked to the sea for sustenance, and sang about it for entertainment. These fourteen songs—amply annotated by folklorist Kenny Goldstein—tell of subsistence farming on land and of battles with whales and Englishmen at sea.
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1957), 32 mins
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John A. Lomax, Jr. Sings American Folksongs
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 46 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 46 mins
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Zack, The Mormon Engineer
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produced by Willard Rhodes, 1901-1992; performed by L.M. Hilton; in Mormon Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1952), 2 mins
This album portrays the cultural history of the Mormon community in Utah through folk song. Presented in a simple, unadorned style without accompaniment, these songs’ lyrics are set to Anglo-American ballad melodies, fiddle tunes, and even to the music of Stephen Foster.
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produced by Willard Rhodes, 1901-1992; performed by L.M. Hilton; in Mormon Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1952), 2 mins
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North Carolina Ballads
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1955), 30 mins
Singer and college professor Artus Moser's interest in song collecting began when his students in Tennessee insisted they knew better versions of ballads than those presented in their textbooks. This collection of North Carolina songs comes from his renowned collection of traditional music, and includes informati...
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1955), 30 mins
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Songs of the North Star State
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produced by Gene Bluestein, 1928-2002 (Folkways Records, 1958), 25 mins
Rather than limiting itself to Anglo-American ballads, this commemorative album celebrates the state's ethnic heritage through macaronic songs that mix English with other languages. Songs of the North Star State presents French-Canadian, Nordic, and Anglo-American songs, as well as a short Chippewa lullaby coll...
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produced by Gene Bluestein, 1928-2002 (Folkways Records, 1958), 25 mins
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Texas Folk Songs with Hermes Nye and Guitar
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 30 mins
The spirit of Hermes Nye's singing emerges in his forthright statement, "Love to sing them, love to hear other people sing them, love to learn new ones. That's about all." These thirteen songs explore the Lone Star State, from a song attributed to desperado Belle Starr to a corrido from south Texas.
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 30 mins
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