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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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Blues Routes: Heroes and Tricksters: Blues and Jazz Work Songs and Street Music
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produced by Nicholas R. Spitzer, fl. 1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 9 mins
Blues Routes is a resonant almanac of blues styles and blues-related music and musicians including: Memphis barrelhouse and Harlem parlor piano players; blues guitarists from the Delta and Piedmont, San Francisco and Chicago; Kansas City and New Orleans jazz masters; hambone call-and-response and Mardi Gras Indian...
produced by Nicholas R. Spitzer, fl. 1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1999), 1 hour 9 mins
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Jamaican Folk Songs
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(Folkways Records, 1954), 22 mins

Jamaican singer and folklorist Louise Bennett sings Jamaican folk songs, work songs, dancing songs and banana-boat-loading songs. Amongst these songs are parables, cautionary tales and opportunities for poking fun, all for having fun.

(Folkways Records, 1954), 22 mins
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Music from Petauke of Northern Rhodesia, Vol. 1
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produced by Raymond J. Apthorpe and John Blacking, 1928-1990 (Folkways Records, 1962), 38 mins

From beer songs to work songs and lullabies—and much in between—here is music from the Nsenga people of Petauke, in what is now called Zambia. Renowned ethnomusicologist John Blacking collected these recordings and contributed to the liner notes with anthropologist Raymond Thorpe, who writes about Nsenga history...

produced by Raymond J. Apthorpe and John Blacking, 1928-1990 (Folkways Records, 1962), 38 mins
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Music from South New Guinea
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produced by Wolfgang Laade, 1925-2013 (Folkways Records, 1971), 49 mins
produced by Wolfgang Laade, 1925-2013 (Folkways Records, 1971), 49 mins
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On My Journey: Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2007), 1 hour 16 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 16 mins
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The Pipil Indians of El Salvador
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produced by David Blair Stiffler, fl. 1981-2014 (Folkways Records, 1983), 40 mins
Produced and recorded by David Blair Stiffler.

"The Pipils are descendants of the Aztecs of Mexico and today are the last pure-blooded Indians living in the country of El Salvador. Aside from the Pipils there are few remnant groups of the Lenca, Pokoman, Chorti and Ulva who live throughout the country....In thi...
produced by David Blair Stiffler, fl. 1981-2014 (Folkways Records, 1983), 40 mins
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(International Library of African Music (ILAM), 1959), 28 mins
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(International Library of African Music (ILAM), 1959), 19 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 45 mins
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