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Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 17 mins
Spirituals, guitar evangelists, "shout" bands, quartets, and choirs sing out the sacred sounds of African American gospel music. This Smithsonian Folkways "Classic" spans over a half century of select recordings to paint a broad panorama of this cherished American musical creation. Reverend Gary Davis, Sister Er...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 17 mins
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Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women
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produced by Howard Bass and Rayna Green, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 1 hour 11 mins
Powerful living music from Native women in the United States and Canada includes performances rarely heard beyond these artists’ communities. Ceremonial and social songs traditionally sung by women, other music now performed by women, and material that combines traditional and contemporary themes and musical fo...
produced by Howard Bass and Rayna Green, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1995), 1 hour 11 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 4
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006), 1 hour 12 mins

Pete Seeger has long set the standard for interpreters of American traditional and topical songs. This fourth volume in the popular series compiled from the Folkways Records American Favorite Ballads series of the 1950s and 1960s features Seeger's versions of classic folk songs from America’s past. Extensive...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006), 1 hour 12 mins
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On My Journey: Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 19 mins
An American giant of 20th-century music, Paul Robeson stood tall against racism, McCarthyism, and blacklisting to proclaim the majesty of African-American culture. Recorded on his own Othello label in the 1950s, Robeson’s voice rings out with traditional spirituals and folk melodies from around the globe inspir...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 19 mins
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Wade in the Water, Vol. 2: African-American Congregational Singing
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produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 9 mins
This recording of ring shouts, lined hymns, and call-and-response devotional songs honors the 19th-century roots of African American congregational singing. It demonstrates how vividly these styles endure as a vital part of community worship services throughout the United States. 69 minutes.
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 9 mins
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Wade in the Water, Vol. 3: African-American Gospel: The Pioneering Composers
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produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 7 mins
This recording honors 6 composers who created a new repertoire of sacred songs. Performers include Sweet Honey In The Rock, Gloria Griffin, and others. 66 minutes.
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 7 mins
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Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions Vol. I-IV
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 4 hours 19 mins
This four-CD set of 19th- and 20th-century African American sacred music was initially released as a compnaion to the 1995 Peabody Award-winning radio series of the same name produced by National Public Radio and the Smithsonian Institution. With extensive notes by Bernice Johnson Reason, who conceived and compil...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 4 hours 19 mins
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Wade in the Water, Vol. 1: African-American Spirituals: The Concert Tradition
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produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 3 mins
Combining African and European performance styles, spirituals have served to steady and exalt African Americans and enrich the wider society as well. Features The Florida A&M Concert Choir, The Howard Universtiy Chamber Choir, and The Fisk Jubilee Singers. 65 minutes.
produced by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1942- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1994), 1 hour 3 mins
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The Bahamas: Islands of Song
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produced by Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 1 mins
This compilation of music from the Bahamas includes goombay rake-and-scrape dance bands (goombay refers to both the skin drum and the ensemble as a whole), spirituals, and fingerpicking guitar music. All the performers on this recording participated in the 1994 Festival of American Folklife, an annual event p...
produced by Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 1 mins
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A Shout
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produced by Stephen D. Glazier; in Spiritual Baptist Music of Trinidad (Folkways Records, 1980), 4 mins
produced by Stephen D. Glazier; in Spiritual Baptist Music of Trinidad (Folkways Records, 1980), 4 mins
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