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The Return of Rocky Mountain Slim and Desert Rat Shorty
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006; performed by Cisco Houston, 1918-1961 and Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967; in The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1-4 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 3 mins
This is the finest Woody Guthrie Collection ever assembled. These 105 songs, including many of his best-known compositions and some of his most unusual, were all recorded in the 1940's by Moses Asch, the founder of Folkways Records. Carefully selected, exquisitely remastered, and painstakingly annotated in over...
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produced by Guy William Logsdon, 1943- and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006; performed by Cisco Houston, 1918-1961 and Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967; in The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1-4 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 3 mins
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Bay State Ballads
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 31 mins
Singer and avid folksong collector Paul Clayton presents a selection of Massachusetts ballads from land and sea. From songs discovered in whaling journals to broadside ballads from the late 18th century, the material on this album addresses a wide range of topics. Kenny Goldstein's excellent liner notes augment t...
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995 (Folkways Records, 1956), 31 mins
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Mon méchant ivrogne
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performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 1 min
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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performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 1 min
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The Rich and the Poor
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produced by Amnon Shiloah; in Bedouin Music of Southern Sinai (Folkways Records, 1978), 4 mins

When this recording was made, the Bedouin of Southern Sinai were striving to maintain their semi-nomadic ways of life in a changing world. This selection provides a valuable record of and insight into their repertory of archaic poetry, songs and dances, as well as more popular tunes.

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produced by Amnon Shiloah; in Bedouin Music of Southern Sinai (Folkways Records, 1978), 4 mins
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Between the Sound and the Sea: Music of the North Carolina Outer Banks
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produced by Karen G. Helms, 1947-2003 (Folkways Records, 1977), 39 mins
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produced by Karen G. Helms, 1947-2003 (Folkways Records, 1977), 39 mins
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Broadside Ballads, Vol. 1 (London: 1600-1700)
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 56 mins

In his liner notes, Ewan MacColl writes, “In the days before TV, radio, and newspapers, the broadsides helped both to mould and reflect public opinion; their authors acted as political commentators, journalists, [etc.].” This collection features songs about myriad topics, including economic changes during th...

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(Folkways Records, 1962), 56 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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The Return of Desert Rat Shorty and Rocky Mountain Slim
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Guy William Logsdon, 1943-; performed by Cisco Houston, 1918-1961 and Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967; in Buffalo Skinners: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 4 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 3 mins
This is the fourth and final volume of the series, The Asch Recordings, drawn from Woody Guthrie's remarkable 1940's sessions for Folkways founder, Moses Asch. Songs about cowboys, outlaws, and other western themes were carefully remastered from the best available sources. Cisco Houston accompanies Guthrie on 10...
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Guy William Logsdon, 1943-; performed by Cisco Houston, 1918-1961 and Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967; in Buffalo Skinners: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 4 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 3 mins
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Bunkhouse and Forecastle Songs of the Northwest
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 35 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 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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