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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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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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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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