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Ballads, Banjo Tunes and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina
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produced by Wayne Martin and Jo Lunsford Herron (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 57 mins
This "Minstrel of the Appalachians" performed hundreds of traditional songs and tunes that he learned from family members, neighbors, and other residents of western North Carolina. The breadth of Lunsford’s huge repertoire is represented, including ballads, folk songs, spirituals, 19th-century popular songs, an...
produced by Wayne Martin and Jo Lunsford Herron (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 57 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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Been Riding with Old Mosby
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produced by Ellen Victoria, fl. 1986 and Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1986), 39 mins
produced by Ellen Victoria, fl. 1986 and Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1986), 39 mins
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Body, Boots and Britches: Folk Songs of New York State
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(Folkways Records, 1982), 47 mins

Performed by the Golden Eagle String Band (who are still performing today), this collection brings together a sampling of songs that were collected by Harold W. Thompson in his book that bears the same name as the album "Body, Boots and Britches". The songs tell of the history of New York State, "from pirates to p...

(Folkways Records, 1982), 47 mins
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Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 11 mins
Riding the wave of the renewed interest in traditional American music, Classic Mountain Songs From Smithsonian Folkways Recordings showcases a handful of the greatest mountain ballads as performed by some of the most influential folk singers and songwriters of the 20th century. This collection features many class...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 11 mins
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The Train That Carried My Girl from Town
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produced by John Cohen, 1932-; performed by Roscoe Holcomb; in Close To Home (Folkways Records, 1975), 2 mins
Recorded in Holcomb's home in eastern Kentucky, this album portrays the music of a master musician whose identification with his songs is intense, innate, and above all, honest. It's not for nothing that John Cohen, the man who recorded Close to Home, coined the phrase "the high lonesome sound" to describe Holc...
produced by John Cohen, 1932-; performed by Roscoe Holcomb; in Close To Home (Folkways Records, 1975), 2 mins
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Down Yonder: Old Time String Band Music from Georgia
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produced by Art Rosenbaum, 1938- (Folkways Records, 1982), 49 mins

Once upon a time in an old chicken coop in Gordon Tanner’s back yard, the "Banjo King" John Patterson and Smokey Joe Miller sat around on tree stumps with their fiddle, banjo and guitar and played their favorite old-time tunes which eventually produced this amazing collection of music.

produced by Art Rosenbaum, 1938- (Folkways Records, 1982), 49 mins
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The Early Years, 1958-1962
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produced by Jon Pankake (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 13 mins
The lively, good humored Ramblers introduced generations to old-time string band music and influenced artists as diverse as Doc Watson and the Holy Modal Rounders. This collection of 26 songs and instrumentals highlights the virtuosity and splendid variety of 12 Folkways albums recorded by the original group (Joh...
produced by Jon Pankake (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 13 mins
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Excerpts from Interviews with Dock Boggs, Legendary Banjo Player and Singer
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(Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 2 mins

Mike Seeger interviews Dock Boggs, a Virginia coal miner, banjo player and singer of old-time Appalachian mountain music and blues. Boggs once garnered a record deal with Brunswick to record 24 tracks, but he only completed eight before quitting and returning to Virginia during the 1920s. He was all but forgotten...

(Folkways Records, 1965), 1 hour 2 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 51 mins
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