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Le Gibet - Excerpts from La Fin de Satan: By Victor Hugo
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written by Victor Hugo, 1802-1885 (Folkways Records, 1961), 32 mins

Victor Hugo stands as one of the giants of French literature. Though his novels The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Misérables are his most famous works, Hugo also wrote in many other genres. Featured here is the religious epic The End of Satan, which he never finished. It was published after his death.

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written by Victor Hugo, 1802-1885 (Folkways Records, 1961), 32 mins
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Grenada Stories and Songs
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(Cook Records, 1957), 52 mins
This field recording begins to document the tradition of spoken and sung storytelling in Grenada, a small island in the Caribbean. Full of humor, stories are told in English or English patois by a number of male orators and describe society (while reflecting African roots), often using metaphorical allusions to a...
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(Cook Records, 1957), 52 mins
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Black Eyed Susie
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performed by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015; in Guy Carawan Sings Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Guy Carawan, Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1959), 2 mins
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performed by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015; in Guy Carawan Sings Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Guy Carawan, Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1959), 2 mins
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Haywire Mac
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(Cook Records, 1950), 43 mins
Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennesee, "Haywire Mac" McClintock sings army songs from the early 1900s, which he learned while in the Philippines as a civilian packer with US Army pack trains. These are humorous narratives describing life while traveling around the world in service. Brief interviews explain the...
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(Cook Records, 1950), 43 mins
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Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women
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produced by Howard Bass and Rayna Green, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 1 hour 10 mins
Powerful living music from Native women in the United States and Canada includes performances rarely heard beyond these artists’ communities. Ceremonial and social songs traditionally sung by women, other music now performed by women, and material that combines traditional and contemporary themes and musical fo...
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produced by Howard Bass and Rayna Green, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 1 hour 10 mins
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The Inferno (Dante Alighieri): The Immortal Drama of a Journey through Hell
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written by Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 (Folkways Records, 1954), 1 hour 2 mins
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Iron Mountain String Band: An Old Time Southern Mountain String Band
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1973), 52 mins
Eric Davidson (banjo), Caleb Finch (fiddle), and Peggy Haine (guitar) present a selection of tunes and songs learned from field recordings they collected in Grayson and Carroll counties, Virginia, beginning in 1956.
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1973), 52 mins
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It's Story Telling Time
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(Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins

Linda Goss, award-winning "Traveling Storyteller," gathers kids around her for stories about a mischievous monkey who’s ready to start some trouble with a mango, a buzzard who tricks everyone on the mountain (except for the monkey) and a food fight between Brother Bear, Brother Fox and Brother Rabbit. Along thi...

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(Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins
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Jacobowsky und der Oberst - Jacobowsky and the Colonel: By Franz Werfel
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written by Franz Werfel, 1890-1945; produced by Friedrich Langer (Folkways Records, 1963), 54 mins
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written by Franz Werfel, 1890-1945; produced by Friedrich Langer (Folkways Records, 1963), 54 mins
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