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1, 2, 3 and a Zing Zing Zing
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(Folkways Records, 1953), 26 mins

Created as a sample of what one might hear on a typical summer day in New York City, Tony Schwartz’s 1952 soundscape features the street games and songs of children of West Midtown Manhattan. The distinctive variety of rhythms and melodies are demonstrative of the nationalities represented in one of the many et...

(Folkways Records, 1953), 26 mins
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900 Miles and other R.R. Songs
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 43 mins
Railroaders and cowboys share a need for music to bolster their spirits during long days and to celebrate night’s freedom. Cisco Houston sings ballads from the range and from the lonesome track, where "the drivers are still rolling, and the gamblers and work gangs, boomers and bums, are highballing it out of no...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 43 mins
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123s and ABCs
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produced by John Smith; performed by Ella Jenkins, 1924- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2014), 30 mins, 16 page(s)
produced by John Smith; performed by Ella Jenkins, 1924- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2014), 30 mins, 16 page(s)
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Abiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 42 mins
A wonderful collection of story songs, including the famous saga of the kindly giant Abiyoyo. Parents and kids can follow along with the complete text in the enclosed booklet. "An essential collection." —Record Roundup
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 42 mins
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African-American Folk Rhythms
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 38 mins
Ella Jenkins and the Goodwill Spiritual Choir collaborate in this lively presentation of African- American music for adults and older children. The choral arrangements of spirituals, work songs, children's rhymes, and other forms present a cross-section of African-American experience and music in a variety of sty...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 38 mins
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Afro-American Music: A Demonstration Recording
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produced by Willis James (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 mins

Willis James, former chairman of the Music Department at Spelman College, looks at how the complex musical and linguistic practices of west coast African cultures have been translated into the musical practices of African Americans. In this lecture performance, he covers spirituals, work songs, blues and jazz.

produced by Willis James (Folkways Records, 1970), 1 hour 46 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1965), 50 mins
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All Day Singin' - Louisiana and Smoky Mountain Ballads
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 20 mins
On this collection, Adelaide Van Wey juxtaposes the Anglo-American ballads of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina with songs from French Creole Louisiana. As the title track enjoins, "Bring along your fiddle and guitar too; come along Mary, oh, come along, do!"
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 20 mins
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 14 mins

Recorded during the heart of the great "folk song revival" of the 1950s and 1960s, Pete Seeger's American Favorite Ballads was, and is, a classic series of albums. Ballads contains definitive bits of Americana that have been a part of our lives for more than a half century, including songs like "This Land is Your...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002), 1 hour 14 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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