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Bret Harte Stories
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written by Bret Harte, 1836-1902 (Folkways Records, 1957), 58 mins
written by Bret Harte, 1836-1902 (Folkways Records, 1957), 58 mins
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The Scruggs Picker
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performed by The Broadside Singers; in Broadside Ballads, Vol. 3: The Broadside Singers (Folkways Records, 1964), 1 min
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Cajun Home Music
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produced by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 (Folkways Records, 1977), 35 mins
This album, recorded by Gérard Dôle, presents Cajun home music from before World War I. From solo ballads to instrumental dance tunes, this collection explores the musical expressions of descendants of the Acadians who were expelled from Nova Scotia by the British in the French and Indian War.
produced by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 (Folkways Records, 1977), 35 mins
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Howdido
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performed by Rolf Cahn; in California Concert with Rolf Cahn (Folkways Records, 1959), 3 mins
Versatile guitarist Rolf Cahn collected his music in Europe, the Caribbean, and Mexico, as well as in American folk music circles. This album portrays his passion for both flamenco and the blues, and it explores the melodies of several songs, including "Yarrow," an 18th-century Scottish ballad Cahn learned from t...
performed by Rolf Cahn; in California Concert with Rolf Cahn (Folkways Records, 1959), 3 mins
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Calypso Lore and Legend
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(Cook Records, 1956), 49 mins
71-year old Chinee Patrick Jones, one of the most famous old-time Calypsonians to pass through Port of Spain, tells stories from his singing days and sings old tunes. As Jones reminisces, Carnival 1956 rages throughout the city, and this recording offers the chance to sample tunes from the calypso tent. Also fea...
(Cook Records, 1956), 49 mins
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Chaucer: Readings from Canterbury Tales
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written by Geoffrey Chaucer, 1343-1400 (Folkways Records, 1962), 50 mins

Victor L. Kaplan reads a selection from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in Middle English. Although Middle English is hardly understandable to the modern ear, Chaucer was in his time considered a champion of the English Language (rather than Latin or French) and now the forefather of "English Literature". An interest...

written by Geoffrey Chaucer, 1343-1400 (Folkways Records, 1962), 50 mins
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