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1601
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produced by Harvey Cort, fl. 1962-1969; performed by Richard Dyer-Bennet, 1913-1991; in Mark Twain's "1601" (Dyer-Bennet Records, 1962), 16 mins
Bold, lusty, wickedly funny, unexpurgated. Fireside conversation in the time of Queen Elizabeth I and songs in the same free spirit read and sung by Richard Dyer-Bennet.
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produced by Harvey Cort, fl. 1962-1969; performed by Richard Dyer-Bennet, 1913-1991; in Mark Twain's "1601" (Dyer-Bennet Records, 1962), 16 mins
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Johnny Booker
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produced by Bess Lomax Hawes, 1921-2009; performed by Mickey Miller; in Mickey Miller Sings American Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1959), 1 min
These songs of love and death feature Mickey Miller's pleasantly light vocals and her unusual guitar style, which is meant to approximate banjo frailing. Bess Hawes, a member of the famous song-collecting Lomax family, joins Miller for several duets and occasional guitar accompaniment.
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produced by Bess Lomax Hawes, 1921-2009; performed by Mickey Miller; in Mickey Miller Sings American Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1959), 1 min
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Moby Dick: Selections Read by Louis Zorich
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written by Herman Melville, 1819-1891 (Folkways Records, 1965), 53 mins
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written by Herman Melville, 1819-1891 (Folkways Records, 1965), 53 mins
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The Heroic Feats of Hamu Museo
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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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More Stories of the Depression
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written by Bernard Barshay; produced by Bernard Barshay (Folkways Records, 1978), 28 mins
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written by Bernard Barshay; produced by Bernard Barshay (Folkways Records, 1978), 28 mins
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Mother Goose of Montparnasse: Selections from the Writings of Gertrude Stein
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written by Gertrude Stein, 1874-1946; produced by Martin Donegan, 1931- and Scotti D'Arcy, 1923-1990 (Folkways Records, 1965), 34 mins
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written by Gertrude Stein, 1874-1946; produced by Martin Donegan, 1931- and Scotti D'Arcy, 1923-1990 (Folkways Records, 1965), 34 mins
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Brother Hawk, Brother Buzzard and Brother Rabbit
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970; performed by Richard (Rich) Amerson; in Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A. (Folkways Records, 1965), 2 mins

This 1965 recording traces the evolution of African American folk music from the South.The oral tradition of folk music in the African American community has demonstrated a perseverence through the eras of slavery and segregation while embracing and influencing American popular music through songs, lyrics and perf...

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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970; performed by Richard (Rich) Amerson; in Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A. (Folkways Records, 1965), 2 mins
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