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Early English Poetry: Compiled, Edited & Recited by Charles W. Dunn
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(Folkways Records, 1958), 37 mins

Read in the alliterative verse common in Old English poetry, Charles W. Dunn, Scottish scholar and author, shares with listeners "some of the finest poetry produced in the English language prior to Shakespeare." Extensive liner notes and translations accompany these poems, which are said to date back as far as 66...

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(Folkways Records, 1958), 37 mins
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Early German Ballads, Vol. 2: 1536-1800
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(Folkways Records, 1963), 43 mins

Extensive liner notes, texts and translations accompany this second volume of Wolfgang Roth’s Early German Ballads, which highlight his rather large collection of early folk songs remembered from his youth. After leaving Germany in the early 1930s, Roth did not return to his lute until the release of this colle...

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(Folkways Records, 1963), 43 mins
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The Elephant Calf and Small Comments on Large Themes
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written by Bertolt Brecht, 1898-1956; produced by Eric Bentley, 1916- (Folkways Records, 1968), 49 mins
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written by Bertolt Brecht, 1898-1956; produced by Eric Bentley, 1916- (Folkways Records, 1968), 49 mins
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A Recorded Autobiography
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955-; performed by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, 1868-1963; in Every Tone a Testimony (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 3 mins
This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetr...
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955-; performed by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, 1868-1963; in Every Tone a Testimony (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 3 mins
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Family Songs and Stories from the North Carolina Mountains
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(North Carolina Arts Council, 1995), 54 mins
Described as "quite simply the finest living singer of unaccompanied British ballads in southern Appalachia," Doug Wallin of Madison County, N.C., holds the prestigious National Folk Heritage Fellowship. Accompanied on this album by his gifted brother Jack, Doug Wallin performs his family's songs in his elegant a...
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(North Carolina Arts Council, 1995), 54 mins
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A Folk Concert in Town Hall, New York
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 46 mins
This live recording of three very different singers presents Jean Ritchie's southern ballads, Oscar Brand's sea songs and "atomic blues," and Dave Sear's repertoire of Scottish songs. The three enjoy working together, and their enthusiasm is audible in both the music and the spoken introductions to several tracks...
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 46 mins
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Maltese Ballad- Xbejba ta' rdum
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(1940); produced by George Bonavia; in Folk Songs and Music from Malta (Folkways Records, 1964), 7 mins
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(1940); produced by George Bonavia; in Folk Songs and Music from Malta (Folkways Records, 1964), 7 mins
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Oh, Worrycare
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performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in Folk Songs for Young People (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 6 mins
Pete Seeger has become an American tradition right along with the songs he sings. This recording, first released in 1959, captures and conveys Pete's personal warmth, engaging style, and ability to educate children while entertaining them. He sings old favorites such as "On Top of Old Smokey," "Skip to My Lou,"...
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performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in Folk Songs for Young People (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 6 mins
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Folk Tales from Indonesia
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produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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produced by Harold Courlander, 1908-1996 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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