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African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 37 mins, 21 page(s)

In A Life of Song, Ella Jenkins, “The First Lady of Children’s Music,” offers stories and songs that speak to her youthful years as an African American child in a multi-cultural world. Her career of more than a half century earned her the first Lifetime Achievement Grammy award for a children’s music art...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 37 mins, 21 page(s)
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Highway Dreamer
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produced by Kevin Roth, 1957-; performed by Kevin Roth, 1957-; in All In One Evening (Folkways Records, 1978), 5 mins
Ola Belle and Bud Reed's Pennsylvania home was a haven for young musicians, a place where picking, singing, and good company soothed the sting of hard times. The Reeds, joined by Kevin Roth, recorded this album of traditional and original songs one evening in 1977.
produced by Kevin Roth, 1957-; performed by Kevin Roth, 1957-; in All In One Evening (Folkways Records, 1978), 5 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
See also: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings reissued series of American Favorite Ballads.to be completed in 2006.
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 15 mins

Ballads fuse the arts of music and storytelling. Through ballads, classic tales of human experience are enshrined in poetry and song. Pete Seeger, an American folk hero and icon of the great "folk revival" of the 1950s & 1960s, hand-selected some of his favorite American ballads to compile a series of classic Ame...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 15 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol 5: Tunes and Songs as Sung by Pete Seeger
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 38 mins
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American Folk Songs Sung by the Seegers
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
Mike, Peggy, Barbara, and Penny Seeger join forces on this album of folk songs, which includes ballads, lullabies, and ring games. Particularly interesting is the accompanying essay by musicologist Charles Seeger, who writes about the communication between urban and rural musical forms.
(Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
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American Northwest Ballads
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 26 mins
Born in 1928, Walt Robertson traveled many roads with his guitar on his back. The singer writes, "Folk music is...about the best medicine the world has got to ease its aches and pains." This compilation of ballads features songs of the Pacific Northwest.
(Folkways Records, 1955), 26 mins
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Trail of Tears
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performed by Peter La Farge, 1931-1965; in As Long as the Grass Shall Grow: Peter La Farge Sings of the Indians (Folkways Records, 1963), 4 mins
Long before Hollywood dramatized the plight of Native Americans, Peter La Farge was writing about his peoples' experiences, from songs about Tecumseh and the Trail of Tears to a rhyme about the atom bomb: "Take back the megaton / Give us back our lances / We will make our own wars / And we will dance our dances."
performed by Peter La Farge, 1931-1965; in As Long as the Grass Shall Grow: Peter La Farge Sings of the Indians (Folkways Records, 1963), 4 mins
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Banjo Tunes and Songs
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produced by Edward A. Kahn, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1958), 38 mins
produced by Edward A. Kahn, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1958), 38 mins
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produced by Karen G. Helms, 1947-2003; in Between the Sound and the Sea: Music of the North Carolina Outer Banks (Folkways Records, 1977), 3 mins
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