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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 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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Kentucky Bootlegger
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performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009, New Lost City Ramblers; in American Moonshine and Prohibition Songs (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins
performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009, New Lost City Ramblers; in American Moonshine and Prohibition Songs (Folkways Records, 1962), 2 mins
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Josh Thomas’s Roustabout
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2013), 3 mins
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2013), 3 mins
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John Hardy
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performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 3 mins
We often take for granted the supremacy of artists such as Doc Watson, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, and other folk music legends. Classic Folk sheds new light on the success of the urban intellectual-driven movement that made rural white and African-American artists an...
performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 3 mins
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Bonaparte's Retreat
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performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Classic Old-Time Music from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 min
This collection of old-time social and instrumental string-band music spotlights instrumental prowess. Old-time music features playing styles that pre-date bluegrass, emerging from the string band tradition stretching back to the early years of United States history. Both African-American and Anglo-American ingr...
performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Classic Old-Time Music from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 1 min
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The Early Years, 1958-1962
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produced by Jon Pankake (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 13 mins
The lively, good humored Ramblers introduced generations to old-time string band music and influenced artists as diverse as Doc Watson and the Holy Modal Rounders. This collection of 26 songs and instrumentals highlights the virtuosity and splendid variety of 12 Folkways albums recorded by the original group (Joh...
produced by Jon Pankake (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1991), 1 hour 13 mins
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Fair Ellender
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produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010; performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Folk Music of the Newport Folk Festival, Vol. 1 (Folkways Records, 1961), 4 mins
This volume is half of a two-recording set that includes recordings not issued on the Vanguard or Elektra Newport compilations. It features folk songs and ballads sung by Irish, Canadian, and American singers, as well as selections from Louisiana blues singers Willie Thomas and Butch Cage.
produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010; performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; in Folk Music of the Newport Folk Festival, Vol. 1 (Folkways Records, 1961), 4 mins
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Home Sweet Home
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produced by Robert Santelli, fl. 1992, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956; performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 and Tracy Schwarz, 1938-, New Lost City Ramblers; in The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 3 mins
Powerful new interpretations of Southern musical traditions, recorded live in October, 1997, at the Barns of Wolf Trap. These contemporary versions of songs that either appeared on the Grammy-Award winning Anthology of American Folk Music or are associated with its compiler, Harry Smith (tracks 9 and 19), are a w...
produced by Robert Santelli, fl. 1992, Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Pete Reiniger, fl. 1956; performed by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 and Tracy Schwarz, 1938-, New Lost City Ramblers; in The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 3 mins
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Free Little Bird
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produced by John Cohen, 1932-; performed by John Cohen, 1932-, Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 and Roscoe Holcomb; in The High Lonesome Sound (LP edition) (Folkways Records, 1965), 2 mins
This third Folkways production featuring Roscoe Holcomb follows Mountain Music of Kentucky (FW02317) and The Music of Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward (FW2363). All three albums describe the social, geographical, and musical contexts that influenced Holcomb, and this volume's liner notes present selected transcri...
produced by John Cohen, 1932-; performed by John Cohen, 1932-, Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 and Roscoe Holcomb; in The High Lonesome Sound (LP edition) (Folkways Records, 1965), 2 mins
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