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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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Broadsides - Songs and Ballads
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1964), 34 mins
This album of songs mostly composed in the early 1960s includes two songs by Malvina Reynolds, as well as "The New York J-D Blues," composed by a New York teenager puzzled by a misguided subway ad campaign about juvenile delinquency. Much of the material included in this collection was printed in the influential...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1964), 34 mins
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The Complete Folkways Recordings
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 1 hour 14 mins
Although Johnson is one of the blues most brilliant and influential guitarists, it is these rare cuts that reveal a powerfully emotive vocalist. Recorded in 1967, these solo studio sessions are marked by superb guitar accompaniment. However, it is Johnson's voice that commands our attention with 24 tales of class...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 1 hour 14 mins
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Haitian Dances
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1954), 23 mins

Haitian guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus charged himself with the mission of building a repertoire for guitar blending Haitian folk music and European classical music, much as Villa Lobos had done for music in Brazil. The result, while largely overlooked, is as tantalizing as flamenco and possesses an unpar...

produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1954), 23 mins
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Hymns and Carols
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 37 mins
This selection of religious music includes material from shape note hymn books, as well as from the oral tradition. Andrew Rowan Summers sings and plays dulcimer on these songs, which include "Warrenton," "Babe of Bethlehem," and "The Cherry Tree Carol."
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 37 mins
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Lonesome Valley - A Collection of American Folk Music
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 22 mins
This album of "second takes" by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and others is a collector’s gem. The original liner notes—which include lyrics for each song—write, "On re-hearing, the spirit of the performances was so good that Folkways felt that it would be a shame not to have its many friends hear them."
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 22 mins
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Music of !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, Africa
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and John Phillipson (Folkways Records, 1962), 34 mins
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and John Phillipson (Folkways Records, 1962), 34 mins
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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 1: Music of the Streets: Music of Mardi Gras
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 37 mins
This fascinating collection of music from the streets of New Orleans was recorded between 1954 and 1958, and includes an inspiring variety of material, from vegetable peddlers' street cries to the musical saw and brass bands, from a shoeshine boy's hambone to Sister Dora Alexander's impassioned "Russia, Let God's...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1958), 37 mins
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Old Harp Singing
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
The seventeen singers featured on this album hail from the valleys of eastern Tennessee around Sevierville and Maryville, where they sing songs from the famous shape note collection The Harp of Columbia, which was first published in 1848. Extensive liner notes include several reproductions of hymns from The Harp.
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1951), 24 mins
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The Original James P. Johnson: 1942-1945, Piano Solos
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 14 mins
Seventy-four minutes of solo piano from the father of Harlem stride piano. Includes eight previously unreleased tracks, including Yamekraw and Jazzamine Concerto. 20 vibrant performances, including Joplin and Handy, a Gershwin hit, and Johnson's own compositions—1917 Classic rags, a 1923 show tune, newly discov...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 14 mins
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