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(Folkways Records, 1961), 47 mins
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American Ballads
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 50 mins
This collection reminds us that the ballad's purpose, first and foremost, is to tell a story. These songs narrate tales of ordinary people—hoboes and lovers and sailors—and their extraordinary deeds. From "John Henry" to "Lady Margaret," Pete Seeger's expressive style is ideally communicative.
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 50 mins
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American Ballads And Folksongs
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1958), 50 mins
Like Joan O'Bryant's previous Folkways recording, Folksongs and Ballads of Kansas, this album presents folk songs geographically close to O'Bryant's heart. Most of the ballads included here are versions from Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri, and several were collected through the University of Arkansas Folklore R...
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1958), 50 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1959), 45 mins
See also: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings reissued series of American Favorite Ballads.
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1959), 45 mins
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American Folk Ballads
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 46 mins
This collection of ballads from the Kentucky mountains comes from the repertoire of Betty Garland, who learned them from her family. She writes, "I did my best to sing these songs the way I have always heard them so that the original and beautiful tunes of the mountain people won't be lost."
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 46 mins
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Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle
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(Folkways Records, 1982), 35 mins
Performer Gérard Dôle writes, "This record gives a compressed idea of the kind of Cajun music that we especially love: music of old times and good times, home music, music of the veillée (evening with company)." Dôle and Marie-Paule Vadunthun learned most of their tunes directly from Louisiana musicians.
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(Folkways Records, 1982), 35 mins
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Broadside Ballads, Vol. 2 (London: 1600-1700) - Female Frollicks and Politicke
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 35 mins

This second volume (see Folkways FW03043, Broadside Ballads, Volume 1) continues Ewan MacColl’s exploration of English broadside ballads. It features songs about the exploits of women, from a woman who dresses in highwayman’s clothes for nefarious purposes (and comes to no good end) to the story of Constanc...

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(Folkways Records, 1962), 35 mins
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Canada's Story in Song
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produced by Edith Fulton Fowke, 1913-1996 (Folkways Records, 1960), 1 hour 35 mins

Chants of the Inuit, ballads of French settlers, battle tunes of the British, and songs of Canadian self-rule: singer Alan Mills combines all four to present a rich tapestry of Canadian history in music. Extensive liner notes with full lyrics accompany this collection, which includes and expands upon the materia...

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produced by Edith Fulton Fowke, 1913-1996 (Folkways Records, 1960), 1 hour 35 mins
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Folksongs and Ballads of Virginia
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 29 mins
Massachusetts native Paul Clayton spent his college years at the University of Virginia collecting songs and writing a thesis about Child ballads found in the state. Clayton selected these songs from his own fieldwork recordings, and Kenny Goldstein supplies the album's extensive liner notes.
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 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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