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Clarence Ashley and Tex Isley
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produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- (Folkways Records, 1966), 45 mins
Clarence "Tom" Ashley's musical life began at home, with the family, but soon expanded to include the medicine show circuit. Popular among rural listeners, Ashley's playing didn't gain a wider audience until 1960, when he met folk music scholar Ralph Rinzler at the Galax Fiddlers' Convention. This album presents...
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produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- (Folkways Records, 1966), 45 mins
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A Talk on the World
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Close to Home: Old Time Music from Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 5 mins
In the 1950's and sixties musician-collector Mike Seeger, inspired by the great folksong collectors of the 1930's, visited traditional musicians of the rural South. This is his handpicked selection of the recordings made during those visits. Included in the 38 selections are previously unreleased recordings by t...
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Close to Home: Old Time Music from Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 5 mins
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Cook's Tour of High Fidelity
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(Cook Records, 1965), 33 mins
Emory Cook gives listeners a tour of high fidelity recording, demonstrating techniques that enhance the sound quality and using musical performances, orations and sound effects to make his points.
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(Cook Records, 1965), 33 mins
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Hugulendu Medley
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produced by Carol Jenkins and Travis Jenkins; in Dabuyabarugu: Inside the Temple - Sacred Music of the Garifuna of Belize (Folkways Records, 1982), 8 mins

The Garifuna are descendants of escaped slaves who intermarried with native Carib and Arawak Indians. This album is a collection of music recorded during a dugu, a two week ceremonial feast that attempts to placate the gods. Requiring a year of preparation, and an ample supply of rum, the music heard on this al...

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produced by Carol Jenkins and Travis Jenkins; in Dabuyabarugu: Inside the Temple - Sacred Music of the Garifuna of Belize (Folkways Records, 1982), 8 mins
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My Old Horse Died
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; performed by Dock Boggs, 1898-1971; in Dock Boggs: Legendary Singer and Banjo Player (Folkways Records, 1964), 2 mins
Banjo player Dock Boggs once said, "Lonesome songs always appealed to me." This collection features classic dark and lonely songs like "Pretty Polly" and "Oh Death." Meant as a companion album to FW05458, this volume's liner notes include background information on Boggs, miscellaneous facts, and banjo tunings fo...
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; performed by Dock Boggs, 1898-1971; in Dock Boggs: Legendary Singer and Banjo Player (Folkways Records, 1964), 2 mins
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Brother Jim Got Shot
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; performed by Dock Boggs, 1898-1971; in Dock Boggs, Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1965), 2 mins
Known for his passion for music, Dock Boggs "not only lived through Cumberland's long night but...prevailed over it. He has mastered it and infused its raw spirit and tragic temperament into his old songs," writes Jon Pankake in the liner notes. This album was recorded in 1964 at Boggs' sister's house, and Mike...
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; performed by Dock Boggs, 1898-1971; in Dock Boggs, Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1965), 2 mins
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A Double Barrel Blast
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(Cook Records, 1962), 37 mins
This entirely unscripted, unrehearsed dialogue is a hilarious lesson in how to bury your next of kin, and how to make arrangements with a funeral director over the phone. Next, hear a talking computer that seems to have a mind of its own. Looking for a party invite? Cook Records guarantees that you'll find your...
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(Cook Records, 1962), 37 mins
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Old Joe Clark
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produced by Paul Clayton, 1931-1967; performed by Paul Clayton, 1931-1967; in Dulcimer Songs and Solos (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins

Paul Clayton plays a three-string southern mountain dulcimer and sings songs that largely originated in North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. About this album, Clayton says “I have tried to demonstrate the versatility of the dulcimer and to show it as an instrument capable of a variety of moods an...

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produced by Paul Clayton, 1931-1967; performed by Paul Clayton, 1931-1967; in Dulcimer Songs and Solos (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins
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Earl Robinson Sings
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(Folkways Records, 1963), 45 mins

This collection of folk music highlights Robinson’s quirky personality with songs such as the science-fiction love tune, "My True Love." Not only does Robinson include notes on every song, accompanied by either piano or guitar, he shares some of his famed work on this album including, "We’re in the Same Boat,...

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(Folkways Records, 1963), 45 mins
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Bauernlied, Ein - Peasant Song, A Wir Bauern sein ein feiner Hauf
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(1952 and 1957); performed by Wolfgang Roth, 1910-1988; in Early German Ballads, Vol. 1: 1280-1619 (Folkways Records, 1960), 2 mins

Wolfgang Roth learned these early German songs during the 1920s while participating in a German Youth movement which "championed ideas of brotherhood and peace." These are protest songs from the Peasant Wars of the 16th century that have been preserved orally for centuries and continue to live on through Roth’s...

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(1952 and 1957); performed by Wolfgang Roth, 1910-1988; in Early German Ballads, Vol. 1: 1280-1619 (Folkways Records, 1960), 2 mins
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