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Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Persistence and Change
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Paul Newman (Folkways Records, 1968), 50 mins

Stemming from a want to preserve the dwindling unique oral traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountain back-country region, Eric Davidson, Paul Newman and Caleb Finch performed field recordings of songs that exemplified the evolution of ballads in the region, creating an anthology of music that characterized the musica...

produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Paul Newman (Folkways Records, 1968), 50 mins
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Clarence Ashley and Tex Isley
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produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- (Folkways Records, 1966), 45 mins
Clarence "Tom" Ashley's musical life began at home, with the family, but soon expanded to include the medicine show circuit. Popular among rural listeners, Ashley's playing didn't gain a wider audience until 1960, when he met folk music scholar Ralph Rinzler at the Galax Fiddlers' Convention. This album presents...
produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- (Folkways Records, 1966), 45 mins
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Clark Kessinger, Fiddler - Old-Time Country Music
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produced by Ken Davidson (Folkways Records, 1966), 43 mins
After releasing nearly one hundred sides in the 1920s, Clark Kessinger—like many other musicians of the time—lost his recording career during the Depression. This album is his first since 1930, although this fine fiddler continued playing on radio and at local dances, as well as at the National Folk Festival in...
produced by Ken Davidson (Folkways Records, 1966), 43 mins
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Dancing Bow and Singing Strings
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(Folkways Records, 1979), 40 mins

Calling all shingle-lifters and flat-footers! This collection of music is perfect for dancers of all levels. The Schwarz fiddle band plays tunes based on traditional mountain songs such as "Cotton-Eyed Joe" and "Sally Ann." Dancers can start off slowly to perfect their footwork and then really let loose on fast-f...

(Folkways Records, 1979), 40 mins
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The Doc Watson Family
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produced by Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 2 mins
The depth and beauty of this extended family's musical skills is legendary among followers of traditional American music. Featured here are Watson family standards, including 11 previously unreleased performances. A Folkways classic. "This is gorgeous music, one of the best collections of old time music ever ca...
produced by Ralph Rinzler, 1934-1994 and Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 2 mins
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Dock Boggs: Legendary Singer and Banjo Player
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1964), 49 mins
Banjo player Dock Boggs once said, "Lonesome songs always appealed to me." This collection features classic dark and lonely songs like "Pretty Polly" and "Oh Death." Meant as a companion album to FW05458, this volume's liner notes include background information on Boggs, miscellaneous facts, and banjo tunings fo...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1964), 49 mins
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Early Southern Guitar Styles
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
The guitar fostered great creativity in the South as it evolved from a small gut-string instrument in polite parlors to the big, loud, steel-string guitar now found in our homes and onstage. Mike sings and plays a variety of the styles that were played in the rural South from about 1850 to 1930 on 25 different typ...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1981), 48 mins
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produced by Otto Henry, fl. 1980 (Folkways Records, 1980), 47 mins
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The High Lonesome Sound (LP edition)
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1965), 53 mins
This third Folkways production featuring Roscoe Holcomb follows Mountain Music of Kentucky (FW02317) and The Music of Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward (FW2363). All three albums describe the social, geographical, and musical contexts that influenced Holcomb, and this volume's liner notes present selected transcri...
produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1965), 53 mins
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