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1, 2, 3 and a Zing Zing Zing
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(Folkways Records, 1953), 25 mins

Created as a sample of what one might hear on a typical summer day in New York City, Tony Schwartz’s 1952 soundscape features the street games and songs of children of West Midtown Manhattan. The distinctive variety of rhythms and melodies are demonstrative of the nationalities represented in one of the many et...

(Folkways Records, 1953), 25 mins
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24 Best-Loved French Folk Songs
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(Monitor Records, 1989), 44 mins

These 24 songs are an important part of France’s musical heritage and have remained standards over the years. André Claveau, one of the favorite stars of the postwar era, and Mathé Altéry, a famous singer in the ‘50s and ‘60s, together sing these world-famous tunes, which depict a cheerful and carefree France.



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(Monitor Records, 1989), 44 mins
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50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?
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produced by John Cohen, 1932-, Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 and Tracy Schwarz, 1938-; performed by The New Lost City Ramblers (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 3 hours 44 mins

Collectively known as the New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley were pioneers in the revival of Southern mountain music during the folk music revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s. They brought the sounds of genuine old-time string band music and early bluegrass to eager city and colle...

produced by John Cohen, 1932-, Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 and Tracy Schwarz, 1938-; performed by The New Lost City Ramblers (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 3 hours 44 mins
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400 Years of Folk Music
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produced by Steven Smolian (Folkways Records, 1964), 30 mins
In the early 1960s, multi-instrumentalists Steve Addiss, Bill Crofut, and Tim Prentice traveled to China, Southeast Asia, and Africa as part of the State Department's Cultural Exchange Program. This recording features tunes and songs associated with their journey—some from their own repertoire, and some learned...
produced by Steven Smolian (Folkways Records, 1964), 30 mins
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