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The Foolish Old Man
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performed by Alan Mills, 1913-1977 and Jean Carignan; in Alan Mills and Jean Carignan: Songs, Fiddle Tunes and a Folk-Tale from Canada (Folkways Records, 1961), 4 mins
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Farmer's Curst Wife
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performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in American Ballads (Folkways Records, 1957), 3 mins
This collection reminds us that the ballad's purpose, first and foremost, is to tell a story. These songs narrate tales of ordinary people—hoboes and lovers and sailors—and their extraordinary deeds. From "John Henry" to "Lady Margaret," Pete Seeger's expressive style is ideally communicative.
performed by Pete Seeger, 1919-2014; in American Ballads (Folkways Records, 1957), 3 mins
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The Stern Old Bachelor
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produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995; performed by Joan O'Bryant, 1923-1964; in American Ballads And Folksongs (Folkways Records, 1958), 1 min
Like Joan O'Bryant's previous Folkways recording, Folksongs and Ballads of Kansas, this album presents folk songs geographically close to O'Bryant's heart. Most of the ballads included here are versions from Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri, and several were collected through the University of Arkansas Folklore R...
produced by Kenneth S. Goldstein, 1927-1995; performed by Joan O'Bryant, 1923-1964; in American Ballads And Folksongs (Folkways Records, 1958), 1 min
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American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1959), 45 mins
See also: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings reissued series of American Favorite Ballads.
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1959), 45 mins
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Love My Darlin' O
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performed by Betty Garland; in American Folk Ballads (Folkways Records, 1964), 3 mins
This collection of ballads from the Kentucky mountains comes from the repertoire of Betty Garland, who learned them from her family. She writes, "I did my best to sing these songs the way I have always heard them so that the original and beautiful tunes of the mountain people won't be lost."
performed by Betty Garland; in American Folk Ballads (Folkways Records, 1964), 3 mins
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Amerindian Music of Chile: Aymara, Qaqashqar, Mapuche
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produced by Christos Clair-Vasiliades (Folkways Records, 1975), 45 mins
In Chile today there are three indigenous groups who are direct descendants from pre-Hispanic dwellers of America: the Aymara, the Qawashqar (also called Alakaluf), and the Mapuche (also called Araucanian). The Aymara inhabit the Andean mountains and Altiplano located in Chile’s two most northern provinces, Tar...
produced by Christos Clair-Vasiliades (Folkways Records, 1975), 45 mins
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1809 - Sharp 76 - Pretty Saro
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Paul Newman; performed by Glen Neaves; in Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Persistence and Change (Folkways Records, 1968), 3 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; performed by Glen Neaves; in Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Persistence and Change (Folkways Records, 1968), 3 mins
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The Scoldin' Wife
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produced by Edward A. Kahn, fl. 1958; performed by Pete Steele; in Banjo Tunes and Songs (Folkways Records, 1958), 2 mins
produced by Edward A. Kahn, fl. 1958; performed by Pete Steele; in Banjo Tunes and Songs (Folkways Records, 1958), 2 mins
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Mon méchant ivrogne
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performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 1 min
Performer Gérard Dôle writes, "This record gives a compressed idea of the kind of Cajun music that we especially love: music of old times and good times, home music, music of the veillée (evening with company)." Dôle and Marie-Paule Vadunthun learned most of their tunes directly from Louisiana musicians.
performed by Gérard Dôle, fl. 1985 and Marie-Paule Vadunthun, fl. 1977; in Bayou Memories: Louisiana French Folk Songs and Dance Tunes Interpreted by Gérard Dôle (Folkways Records, 1982), 1 min
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Give Me My Yellow Hose
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(1927); performed by Ewan MacColl, 1915-1989 and Peggy Seeger, 1935-; in Broadside Ballads, Vol. 2 (London: 1600-1700) - Female Frollicks and Politicke (Folkways Records, 1962), 9 mins

This second volume (see Folkways FW03043, Broadside Ballads, Volume 1) continues Ewan MacColl’s exploration of English broadside ballads. It features songs about the exploits of women, from a woman who dresses in highwayman’s clothes for nefarious purposes (and comes to no good end) to the story of Constanc...

(1927); performed by Ewan MacColl, 1915-1989 and Peggy Seeger, 1935-; in Broadside Ballads, Vol. 2 (London: 1600-1700) - Female Frollicks and Politicke (Folkways Records, 1962), 9 mins
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