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1, 2, 3 and a Zing Zing Zing
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(Folkways Records, 1953), 26 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), 26 mins
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André Charles and His Quisqueya Ibo Combo Group (Haiti)
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(Folkways Records, 1975), 40 mins

Haitian vocalist and composer André Charles was a Romantic who thoroughly appreciated “Une femme qui belle” (“a beautiful woman”). Songs composed for the Port-au-Prince-based Ibo Combo, popular during the 1970s, are nostalgic tributes to “le Belle Bagaille” (“Beautiful Thing”) that nod to peyiza...

(Folkways Records, 1975), 40 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 24 mins
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Antonio Tormo Sings Old Favorites from Argentina
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(Monitor Records, 2009), 35 mins
Daniel Viglietti wrote on the jacket of his first recording that he grew up listening to all the songs of Antonio Tormo played on his uncle’s record player. That has been true for almost three generations of South Americans who know by heart most of Tormo’s songs. Actually, most of the songs that Antonio Tor...
(Monitor Records, 2009), 35 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1960), 40 mins
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(Monitor Records, 2012), 34 mins
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(Monitor Records, 1978), 45 mins
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Bedouin Music of Southern Sinai
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produced by Amnon Shiloah (Folkways Records, 1978), 47 mins

When this recording was made, the Bedouin of Southern Sinai were striving to maintain their semi-nomadic ways of life in a changing world. This selection provides a valuable record of and insight into their repertory of archaic poetry, songs and dances, as well as more popular tunes.

produced by Amnon Shiloah (Folkways Records, 1978), 47 mins
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Bemba songs and hymns
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produced by Hugh Tracey, 1903-1977 (International Library of African Music (ILAM), 1957), 18 mins, 6 page(s)
produced by Hugh Tracey, 1903-1977 (International Library of African Music (ILAM), 1957), 18 mins, 6 page(s)
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Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia
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produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
The sounds and social history of African American banjo playing—32 superb instrumentals and vocals, recorded between 1974 and 1997. Extensively annotated with performer's life histories, tunings, lyrics, bibliography, and discography. The banjo's gourd ancestors came to the Americas with enslaved Africans, forg...
produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
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