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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 15 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 15 mins, 26 page(s)
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Early Band Ragtime
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1979), 43 mins
As music written for piano, ragtime challenged band leaders and arrangers, who wanted to give their renditions of each piece more individuality than publishers' stock arrangements allowed. This compilation showcases creative arrangements of well-known melodies and introduces a few obscure rags.
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1979), 43 mins
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Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 1: Baby Dodds Talking and Drum Solos
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(Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
This fascinating album follows jazz drummer Baby Dodds as he demonstrates the sonic elements of his famous solos and discusses these component parts with the attentive audience. From a discussion of drumming in the 1920s to a tom-tom "workout," Dodds' album is as entertaining as it is educational.
(Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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Footnotes to Jazz, Vol. 3: Jazz Rehearsal, I
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(Folkways Records, 1950), 28 mins
After rediscovering a tin box full of acetate recordings of jazz rehearsal sessions, Folkways founder Moe Asch pieced together a sequence that shows the on-the-spot creative energy musicians produce in the studio. This disc features Mary Lou Williams and her hand-picked group of session musicians, all innovators...
(Folkways Records, 1950), 28 mins
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(Cook Records, 1957), 1 hour 20 mins, 31 page(s)
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Hot Songs My Mother Taught Me
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(Cook Records, 1956), 46 mins
"To me I sing love songs—sad songs—torchy songs better. Guess it's because I had such a hard, sad life from as far back as I can remember is why." Cryin' songs and dyin' songs are the substance of Creole Songbird Lizzie Miles' musical outpourings. Pianist Red Camp, banjoist Albert French and Tony Almerico's P...
(Cook Records, 1956), 46 mins
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Jazz of the Forties, Vol. 1: Jazz at Town Hall
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produced by George Hoefer (Folkways Records, 1960), 38 mins

Recorded at New York’s famed venue Town Hall in 1946, this album features two bands’ worth of fabulous jazz musicians, including Sidney Bechet, Baby Dodds, Pops Foster, James P. Johnson, Pee Wee Russell and Muggzy Spanier, who mixed themselves together on the night as the mood directed, creating a sonic whole...

produced by George Hoefer (Folkways Records, 1960), 38 mins
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Jazz/Some Cities and Towns
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
From the "breathy theatricalism" of Chicago theater jazz to the "youthful enthusiasm" of Birmingham and St. Louis's bands, the 1920s and 30s were decades of experiment, change, and stylistic variation in an era when musicians played for their own local audiences. This compilation travels, making all the local sto...
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
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Joseph Lamb: A Study in Classic Ragtime
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produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1960), 41 mins
produced by Samuel Barclay Charters, 1929-2015 (Folkways Records, 1960), 41 mins
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Late Ragtime Piano
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produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
A companion to Early Piano Ragtime, this selection of rags recorded in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s includes performances by jazzmen, studio musicians, and dedicated small-time ragtime pianists. Original compositions and rare tunes join rags from the common repertoire in this vital sampler.
produced by David A. Jasen, 1937- (Folkways Records, 1977), 42 mins
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