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All In One Evening
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produced by Kevin Roth, 1957- (Folkways Records, 1978), 39 mins
Ola Belle and Bud Reed's Pennsylvania home was a haven for young musicians, a place where picking, singing, and good company soothed the sting of hard times. The Reeds, joined by Kevin Roth, recorded this album of traditional and original songs one evening in 1977.
produced by Kevin Roth, 1957- (Folkways Records, 1978), 39 mins
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American Banjo: Three-Finger and Scruggs Style
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 5 mins
This recording was the first bluegrass LP ever released. The reissue now contains 16 additional tracks, a total of 43 tunes played by the immortal Snuffy Jenkins and others, including Smiley Hobbs. A banjo classic that runs 60 minutes in length. "...[A]s unspoiled as the day they were recorded..." — Rolling Sto...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 5 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
See also: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings reissued series of American Favorite Ballads.to be completed in 2006.
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 46 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 15 mins

Ballads fuse the arts of music and storytelling. Through ballads, classic tales of human experience are enshrined in poetry and song. Pete Seeger, an American folk hero and icon of the great "folk revival" of the 1950s & 1960s, hand-selected some of his favorite American ballads to compile a series of classic Ame...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 hour 15 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol 5: Tunes and Songs as Sung by Pete Seeger
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 38 mins
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American Folk Songs Sung by the Seegers
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(Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
Mike, Peggy, Barbara, and Penny Seeger join forces on this album of folk songs, which includes ballads, lullabies, and ring games. Particularly interesting is the accompanying essay by musicologist Charles Seeger, who writes about the communication between urban and rural musical forms.
(Folkways Records, 1957), 31 mins
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American Northwest Ballads
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(Folkways Records, 1955), 26 mins
Born in 1928, Walt Robertson traveled many roads with his guitar on his back. The singer writes, "Folk music is...about the best medicine the world has got to ease its aches and pains." This compilation of ballads features songs of the Pacific Northwest.
(Folkways Records, 1955), 26 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1977), 49 mins
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Amor, Dolor y Lagrimas: Música Ranchera
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 48 mins
Amor, Dolor y Lágrimas (Love, Pain, and Tears) flow from the heart of the Mexican mariachi when it plays música ranchera, Mexico’s soulful "country music." Riding the wave of mass media beginning in the 1930s, música ranchera became the single most popular vein of Mexican music by the 1950s. GRAMMY-winning M...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 48 mins
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The Anatomy of Language
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(Folkways Records, 1959), 3 hours 33 mins
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