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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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Kentucky Folk Songs and Ballads
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
Logan English, the grandson of two opera singers, grew up in Kentucky's lowlands, where he learned mountain music from tenant workers on his parents' farm. Every song on this album has roots in English's childhood, and Kenny Goldstein provides informative notes for each track.
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
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The Mouse's Courting Song
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performed by Vivien Richman; in Vivien Richman Sings Folk Songs of West Pennsylvania (Folkways Records, 1959), 3 mins
Songs originating in the Frontier Era in and around Pittsburgh were rediscovered by Jacob A. Evanson, sung here by Vivien

Richman. While there are a few cheerful and amusing ditties ("Pittsburg Town" "Soho on a Saturday Night") most have a tone that reflects the bleak landscape of an emerging industrial town pai...

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performed by Vivien Richman; in Vivien Richman Sings Folk Songs of West Pennsylvania (Folkways Records, 1959), 3 mins
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