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Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, Vol. 2
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written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 53 mins

Ossie Davis reads excerpts from Frederick Douglass’ autobiography, edited by Dr. Philip Foner, which traces the abolitionist and statesman’s life from early childhood through to his significant political accomplishments. This second volume begins with Douglass’ editorial leadership at the anti-slavery newspaper T...

written by Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895; produced by Philip Sheldon Foner, 1910-1994 (Folkways Records, 1966), 53 mins
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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), 53 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), 53 mins
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Blues with Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
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produced by Studs Terkel, 1912-2008 (Folkways Records, 1959), 45 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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Dock Boggs: Legendary Singer and Banjo Player
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1964), 48 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), 48 mins
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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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The Elliots of Birtley: A Musical Portrait of a Durham Mining Family
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produced by Ewan MacColl, 1915-1989 and Peggy Seeger, 1935- (Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 2 mins
produced by Ewan MacColl, 1915-1989 and Peggy Seeger, 1935- (Folkways Records, 1961), 1 hour 2 mins
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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 9) Women in Song
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produced by Christine Lavin, 1952- (Fast Folk Musical Magazine, 1985), 46 mins
produced by Christine Lavin, 1952- (Fast Folk Musical Magazine, 1985), 46 mins
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Gazette, Vol. 1
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produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Folkways Records, 1958), 48 mins
Twenty topical songs demonstrate that American folk music is still a living, vital, creative force, and can say as much about life today as it does about the past. Pretty Boy Floyd may be dead and gone, but his ballad still provides commentary on the penal system; likewise, "Forty-Two Kids," about school overcrow...
produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Folkways Records, 1958), 48 mins
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Glen Neaves and the Virginia Mountain Boys: Country Bluegrass from Southwest Virginia
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Caleb Finch (Folkways Records, 1974), 52 mins
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