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Afro-American Music: A Demonstration Recording
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produced by Willis James (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 mins

Willis James, former chairman of the Music Department at Spelman College, looks at how the complex musical and linguistic practices of west coast African cultures have been translated into the musical practices of African Americans. In this lecture performance, he covers spirituals, work songs, blues and jazz.

produced by Willis James (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 mins
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From the Cold Jaws of Prison
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(Folkways Records, 1971), 41 mins

"What you will hear on this recording is a cry of a people for justice and human dignity. You don’t know what freedom is unless you’ve experienced the chains from which to break free." The poems and music presented on this album were written and compiled by African-American inmates and ex-inmates of three pr...

(Folkways Records, 1971), 41 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 41 mins
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Lest We Forget, Vol. 3: Sing For Freedom
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produced by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015 (Highlander Research and Education Center, 1980), 47 mins

Songs played a large role in the movement to close the racial divide in America during the 1960s, and prayers, chants, sermons, and shouts were also fundamental to this task. This collection of freedom songs was recorded during "The Sing for Freedom Workshop"—a remarkable event that brought together the best of...

produced by Guy Carawan, 1927-2015 (Highlander Research and Education Center, 1980), 47 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1979), 1 hour 31 mins
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New York 19
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produced by Tony Schwartz (Folkways Records, 1954), 38 mins
produced by Tony Schwartz (Folkways Records, 1954), 38 mins
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produced by George A. Blacker (Folkways Records, 1961), 40 mins
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Radio Moscow and the Western Hemisphere
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(Cook Records, 2012), 51 mins
An ambitious project to compile "a digest of current Russian comment[ary]," this recording draws together excerpts of propaganda purportedly broadcast on Radio Moscow (we're promised an "all authentic shortwave recorded direct from Moscow"). These excerpts, out of context in their brevity and interpolation, cover...
(Cook Records, 2012), 51 mins
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Semana Santa (Malaga)
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(Cook Records, 1961), 44 mins
It's Holy Week in Màlaga, Spain. We hear the dirges replete with trompetas and drums that mourn the Crucifixion; a song of repentance by a lone flamenco singer; followed by church bells, Gregorian chant, and organ that repeal the sorrow and announce the Resurrection; and the holy Amens of the congregants. Emor...
(Cook Records, 1961), 44 mins
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Sounds of Camp: A Documentary Study of a Children's Camp
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produced by Ed Badeaux, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1959), 53 mins

As it states on the album cover, this compilation recorded in 1958 at Camp Killooleet in Vermont, is: “… the picture of a children’s camp, painted in the voices and sounds of its children … ” The album opens with sounds of horses and children during a riding activity exemplifying what Ed Badeaux explains i...

produced by Ed Badeaux, fl. 1958 (Folkways Records, 1959), 53 mins
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