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(Folkways Records, 1959), 44 mins
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Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 37 mins
Cut in 1956, these tracks catch Broonzy in fine form near the end of his distinguished career. His powerful voice and guitar are showcased in a set which includes traditional blues, gospel, and folk songs all performed with undeniable authority. "Broonzy moves with amazing ease from silky croon to brassy howl......
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 37 mins
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The Blues in St. Louis, Vol. 3: Henry Townsend
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1984), 34 mins
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1984), 34 mins
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Cat-Iron Sings Blues and Hymns
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(Folkways Records, 1958), 26 mins
This album presents what seem to be the two sides of singer Cat-Iron's repertoire: that of the blues musician and that of the converted Christian. As Frederic Ramsey, Jr. writes, "Cat-Iron might be singing religion, but he [plays] it with the heart of a blues-man." This collection of songs shares such stylistic...
(Folkways Records, 1958), 26 mins
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Classic Sounds of New Orleans from Smithsonian Folkways
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produced by Dr. Robert H. Cataliotti (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 17 mins, 26 page(s)

From street parades to nightclubs, from church houses to dance halls, music is key to New Orleans' uniqueness. Drawn from the Smithsonian Folkways repository of classic New Orleans sounds, this collection treats us to the city's many musical veins, including jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, spirituals, and...

produced by Dr. Robert H. Cataliotti (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 17 mins, 26 page(s)
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Farro Street Jive
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produced by Raeburn Flerlage, 1915-2002 (Folkways Records, 1968), 43 mins
produced by Raeburn Flerlage, 1915-2002 (Folkways Records, 1968), 43 mins
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Feeling the Blues
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produced by Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, 1933-1986 (Folkways Records, 1973), 45 mins

Dallas performer Bob Kirkpatrick plays classic blues on this 1973 Folkways album. Kirkpatrick began making a name for himself after a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1971. He regularly performed at the Elks Lodge in Dallas until he retired in 1986, eventually returning to the music scene in 1996. Liner...

produced by Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, 1933-1986 (Folkways Records, 1973), 45 mins
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The Folkways Years, 1959-1973
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produced by Kip Lornell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 5 mins
This collection contains the best of blues pianist Memphis Slim's Folkways years and includes 3 previously unreleased tracks. The CD features solo performances, small ensembles, and accompaniment by Folkways artists including Willie Dixon, Jazz Gillum, and Pete Seeger. Slim plays highly personal interpretations...
produced by Kip Lornell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 5 mins
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Get on Board: Negro Folksongs by the Folkmasters
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(Folkways Records, 1952), 23 mins
This album by harmonica player Sonny Terry and guitarist Brownie McGhee, with Coyal McMahan on maracas features traditional blues songs, spirituals, and originals by the three singer-instrumentalists. Each musician has his own distinctive style, and together they create a sound that is simultaneously melancholy a...
(Folkways Records, 1952), 23 mins
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The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music
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produced by Robert Santelli, fl. 1992, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 2 mins
Powerful new interpretations of Southern musical traditions, recorded live in October, 1997, at the Barns of Wolf Trap. These contemporary versions of songs that either appeared on the Grammy-Award winning Anthology of American Folk Music or are associated with its compiler, Harry Smith (tracks 9 and 19), are a w...
produced by Robert Santelli, fl. 1992, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 2 mins
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