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So Long, It's Been Good To Know You
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1 (Folkways Records, 1957), 3 mins
See also: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings reissued series of American Favorite Ballads.
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1 (Folkways Records, 1957), 3 mins
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A King and No King
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performed by Ewan MacColl, 1915-1989 and Peggy Seeger, 1935-; in Broadside Ballads, Vol. 2 (London: 1600-1700) - Female Frollicks and Politicke (Folkways Records, 1962), 6 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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performed by Ewan MacColl, 1915-1989 and Peggy Seeger, 1935-; in Broadside Ballads, Vol. 2 (London: 1600-1700) - Female Frollicks and Politicke (Folkways Records, 1962), 6 mins
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Gazette, Vol. 1
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produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Folkways Records, 1958), 48 mins
Twenty topical songs demonstrate that American folk music is still a living, vital, creative force, and can say as much about life today as it does about the past. Pretty Boy Floyd may be dead and gone, but his ballad still provides commentary on the penal system; likewise, "Forty-Two Kids," about school overcrow...
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produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Folkways Records, 1958), 48 mins
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Daniel O'Connell
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produced by Edith Fulton Fowke, 1913-1996; performed by O. J. Abbott, 1872-1962; in Irish and British Songs from the Ottawa Valley (Folkways Records, 1961), 3 mins
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produced by Edith Fulton Fowke, 1913-1996; performed by O. J. Abbott, 1872-1962; in Irish and British Songs from the Ottawa Valley (Folkways Records, 1961), 3 mins
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Az Moshi - ach vet kumen - When the Messiah Comes
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produced by Ruth Rubin, 1906-; in Jewish Life: The Old Country (Folkways Records, 1958), 3 mins

When Eastern European Jews immigrated en masse to the United States in the 1880s and ’90s fleeing Czarist oppression and poverty, they brought with them a body of secular folk songs. Sung in Yiddish by men and women who came here from five villages (with English translations and explanations), this recording...

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produced by Ruth Rubin, 1906-; in Jewish Life: The Old Country (Folkways Records, 1958), 3 mins
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Bèntá: Apúku djómbo - The forest spirit jumps up
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produced by Sally Price, 1943- and Richard Price; in Music from Saramaka: A Dynamic Afro-American Tradition (Folkways Records, 1977), 2 mins
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produced by Sally Price, 1943- and Richard Price; in Music from Saramaka: A Dynamic Afro-American Tradition (Folkways Records, 1977), 2 mins
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A Walk in the Sun and Other Songs and Ballads
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 41 mins
Dramatic balladeer Earl Robinson presents songs from the film A Walk in the Sun, a Hollywood production about an American military operation in Italy during World War II. He finishes this album with a selection of better-known material delivered with operatic aplomb.
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 41 mins
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White Shotgun
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produced by John Cohen, 1932-; performed by George S. Davis, 1906-1992; in When Kentucky Had No Union Men (Folkways Records, 1967), 4 mins
George Davis began working in the coal mines at thirteen. After he injured his arm in a mining accident, Davis knew he'd never be a great guitarist, so he concentrated on writing songs about the problems miners and their unions faced. This album presents eighteen of his powerful songs.
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produced by John Cohen, 1932-; performed by George S. Davis, 1906-1992; in When Kentucky Had No Union Men (Folkways Records, 1967), 4 mins
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