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900 Miles and other R.R. Songs
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1953), 44 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), 44 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), 21 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), 21 mins
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Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 40 mins
This 13-song set represents one of this blues duo's best efforts recorded and has been a popular Folkways title for over 30 years. Tracks include Dark Road, John Henry, Better Day, and Can't Help Myself. "Easy-going, front-porch story-telling folk blues..." — Pulse! "Easy-going, front-porch story-telling folk...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 40 mins
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Cowboy Ballads
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1952), 23 mins

Cisco Houston’s first solo album on Folkways Records represents a small portion of the artist’s repertoire of American folk music. Extensive liner notes (complete with a glossary of cowboy slang such as "dogie: a calf that lost its mammy and whose daddy has run off with another cow") accompany this collection...

produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1952), 23 mins
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Dahomey Suite for Oboe and Piano Based on Seven Documentary Dahomey Songs: With Documentary Recordings
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produced by Mieczyslaw Kolinski, 1901-1981 (Folkways Records, 1959), 36 mins

Mieczyslaw Kolinski considers Dahomey Suite to be a stylistic experiment in which he blends West African musical style with the tonal music of the western tradition. Dahomey, now Benin, has a rich musical tradition based in vocal technique that Kolinski translates into beautiful oboe melodies, played by Lois Wa...

produced by Mieczyslaw Kolinski, 1901-1981 (Folkways Records, 1959), 36 mins
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The Faulse Lady
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1954), 25 mins
Virginia native Andrew Rowan Summers credits his singing mother and historian father with inspiring his interest in folk music. This compilation features English, Scottish, Irish, and American ballads sung with Summers' characteristic vibrato.
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1954), 25 mins
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Lead Belly Sings Folk Songs
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 33 mins
Vital 1940s recordings of 15 songs featuring Lead Belly performing solo and accompanied by Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, and Sonny Terry. Tracks include Stewball, Lining Track, and On a Monday. "...[Lead Belly's] powerful, fluid baritone and brilliant 12-string playing have a clarity never heard on older records...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1989), 33 mins
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The Original James P. Johnson
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1973), 46 mins
Reissued with additional tracks and annotations in 1996 as Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 40812.
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1973), 46 mins
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The Pete Seeger Sampler
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1954), 31 mins
This album exhibits Pete Seeger's omnivorous approach to music. Here, he plays a variety of instruments, and this collection features a far-ranging repertoire. Seeger's musical travels took him to workers' camps, military barracks, and to the Library of Congress's archives, collecting, learning, and singing song...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1954), 31 mins
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Rainbow Quest
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1960), 36 mins
"To everyone in all the world / I reach my hand, I shake their hand," sings Pete Seeger. The material performed on this album—from a Japanese song, "Never Again Shall We Allow Another Atom Bomb to Fall," to a refrain sung during the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955—expresses the theme "To Everyone In the World."
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1960), 36 mins
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