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Rooster Song
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produced by Amnon Shiloah; in Morasha: Traditional Jewish Musical Heritage (Folkways Records, 1978), 3 mins

Biblical chanting, prayers, holy and profane songs, tunes for the Sabbath, feasts and Holy Days—these largely vocal "authentic songs" were collected by Dr. Amnon Shiloah from highly accomplished, non-professional musicians. "Morasha" means "heritage."

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produced by Amnon Shiloah; in Morasha: Traditional Jewish Musical Heritage (Folkways Records, 1978), 3 mins
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Zack, The Mormon Engineer
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produced by Willard Rhodes, 1901-1992; performed by L.M. Hilton; in Mormon Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1952), 2 mins
This album portrays the cultural history of the Mormon community in Utah through folk song. Presented in a simple, unadorned style without accompaniment, these songs’ lyrics are set to Anglo-American ballad melodies, fiddle tunes, and even to the music of Stephen Foster.
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produced by Willard Rhodes, 1901-1992; performed by L.M. Hilton; in Mormon Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1952), 2 mins
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All I Got's Gone
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Mountain Music Played on the Autoharp (Folkways Records, 1962), 3 mins
First patented in 1881 by German instrument repairman Charles Zimmerman, the autoharp first reached popularity as a novelty instrument. By 1900, while that fad had passed, the autoharp found an enduring home in the southern mountains. This compilation features a variety of performers, as well as extensive biogra...
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Mountain Music Played on the Autoharp (Folkways Records, 1962), 3 mins
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Bèntá: Apúku djómbo - The forest spirit jumps up
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produced by Sally Price, 1943- and Richard Price; in Music from Saramaka: A Dynamic Afro-American Tradition (Folkways Records, 1977), 2 mins
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produced by Sally Price, 1943- and Richard Price; in Music from Saramaka: A Dynamic Afro-American Tradition (Folkways Records, 1977), 2 mins
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Guaracha
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(1939); produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- and John Santos; in Music of Cuba (Folkways Records, 1985), 6 mins
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(1939); produced by Verna Gillis, 1942- and John Santos; in Music of Cuba (Folkways Records, 1985), 6 mins
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Cluck Old Hen
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and John Cohen, 1932-; performed by Wade Ward; in Music of Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward (Folkways Records, 1962), 1 min
This album presents two musicians whose experiences are similar—both play banjo, usually locally at community social functions, and come from farming backgrounds—but whose playing styles are noticeably different. Holcomb (from Daisy, Kentucky) plays wilder music, while Ward (from Independence, Virginia) has dev...
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and John Cohen, 1932-; performed by Wade Ward; in Music of Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward (Folkways Records, 1962), 1 min
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New Lost City Ramblers
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(Folkways Records, 1958), 47 mins
In the original notes to this recording, Mike Seeger writes, "The songs on this album were recorded by commercial companies and the Library of Congress in the southeastern mountains between 1925 and 1935, and show the first attempts of the hill musicians to ‘make a hit' with old traditional songs that had been i...
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(Folkways Records, 1958), 47 mins
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New Lost City Ramblers - Vol. 2
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(Folkways Records, 1960), 45 mins
Dubbed a "trio of insidious crusaders for ‘old-timey' music" by Sing Out!'s Pete Welding, the New Lost City Ramblers helped bring old-time music to wider audiences through their performances as a band and through their work making field recordings of traditional musicians and resurrecting songs from old 78rpm di...
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(Folkways Records, 1960), 45 mins
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New Lost City Ramblers - Vol. 3
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 50 mins
Dubbed a "trio of insidious crusaders for ‘old-timey' music" by Sing Out!'s Pete Welding, the New Lost City Ramblers helped bring old-time music to wider audiences through their performances as a band and through their work making field recordings of traditional musicians and resurrecting songs from old 78rpm di...
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 50 mins
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The Miller's Will
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performed by John Cohen, 1932- and Mike Seeger, 1933-2009, New Lost City Ramblers; in New Lost City Ramblers - Vol. 4 (Folkways Records, 1962), 3 mins
Dubbed a "trio of insidious crusaders for ‘old-timey' music" by Sing Out!'s Pete Welding, the New Lost City Ramblers helped bring old-time music to wider audiences through their performances as a band and through their work making field recordings of traditional musicians and resurrecting songs from old 78rpm di...
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performed by John Cohen, 1932- and Mike Seeger, 1933-2009, New Lost City Ramblers; in New Lost City Ramblers - Vol. 4 (Folkways Records, 1962), 3 mins
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