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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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