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900 Miles and other R.R. Songs
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 43 mins
Railroaders and cowboys share a need for music to bolster their spirits during long days and to celebrate night’s freedom. Cisco Houston sings ballads from the range and from the lonesome track, where "the drivers are still rolling, and the gamblers and work gangs, boomers and bums, are highballing it out of no...
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 43 mins
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12-String Guitar as Played by Lead Belly
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 1 hour 20 mins

Pete Seeger teaches the 12-string guitar as played by the virtuoso Lead Belly through a detailed breakdown of both the instrument itself (how to tune it, steel vs. silk strings etc.) and step-by-step explanations of Lead Belly’s songs. Here, Pete Seeger pays homage to his friend and mentor Lead Belly by teachin...

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Afro-American Music: A Demonstration Recording
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produced by Willis James (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 mins

Willis James, former chairman of the Music Department at Spelman College, looks at how the complex musical and linguistic practices of west coast African cultures have been translated into the musical practices of African Americans. In this lecture performance, he covers spirituals, work songs, blues and jazz.

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produced by Willis James (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 mins
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All In One Evening
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produced by Kevin Roth, 1957- (Folkways Records, 1978), 39 mins
Ola Belle and Bud Reed's Pennsylvania home was a haven for young musicians, a place where picking, singing, and good company soothed the sting of hard times. The Reeds, joined by Kevin Roth, recorded this album of traditional and original songs one evening in 1977.
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produced by Kevin Roth, 1957- (Folkways Records, 1978), 39 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
See also: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings reissued series of American Favorite Ballads.to be completed in 2006.
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 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 Favorite Ballads, Vol. 4
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1961), 40 mins
See also: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings reissued series of American Favorite Ballads.
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1961), 40 mins
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American Folk Songs Sung by the Seegers
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
Mike, Peggy, Barbara, and Penny Seeger join forces on this album of folk songs, which includes ballads, lullabies, and ring games. Particularly interesting is the accompanying essay by musicologist Charles Seeger, who writes about the communication between urban and rural musical forms.
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
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American Guitar
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produced by Ed Badeaux, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1958), 53 mins

Released in 1960, American Guitar features musician and former Sing Out! editor Ed Badeaux performing popular Southern country songs. Badeaux's survey of 19 songs in eight guitar accompaniment styles—performed on a nylon-stringed classical guitar—demonstrates examples of both finger-picked and flat-picked te...

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produced by Ed Badeaux, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1958), 53 mins
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The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 - Vol. 2
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1967), 49 mins

To finish the FW00AA3 compilation of folk ballads from the Asch Records catalogue, this collection samples songs and instrumentals from many favorite musicians of later fame: Hobart Smith bangs out a rousing “Cindy” on the piano, Woody Guthrie and Sonny Terry paint a scene with “Railroad Blues” using only...

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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 (Folkways Records, 1967), 49 mins
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