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Blues Highway
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 44 mins
Guitarist and songster Warner Williams of Takoma Park MD is one of the greatest unsung heroes of the Piedmont blues—an Eastern seaboard style that incorporates fiddle tunes, ballads, country and popular songs, ragtime, and gospel. With a jaunty rhythmic finger-picked guitar style and an eclectic repertoire that...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2004), 44 mins
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Bosnia: Echoes from an Endangered World
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produced by Theodore Levin, fl. 1989 and Ankica Petrovic, fl. 1970 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 50 mins
Recorded before the recent violence and conflagration in Bosnia-Herzegovina, these beautiful examples of Muslim traditions document the rich confluence of Turkish and European music in the region. Compiled from commercial and field recordings, these are indeed echoes of an endangered world—many have been killed...
produced by Theodore Levin, fl. 1989 and Ankica Petrovic, fl. 1970 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 50 mins
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Bourgeois Blues: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 2
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 13 mins
This is volume 2 of a projected 3-volume set of Lead Belly's performances recorded by Moses Asch during the 1940s. The original masters now reside in the Folkways Archive at the Smithsonian Institution. Completely remastered from the best sources in our collections, this recording contains the highest sound qual...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 13 mins
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Cajun Social Music
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 36 mins
Both live and studio performances by legends of French Louisiana. Abshire, Duhon, Savoy, Courville, and other names now widely known outside of Cajun country are captured here. The beauty and vitality of this wonderful musical culture are unique. Reissue of Folkways 2621 from 1975.

"Unpolished and spontaneo...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 36 mins
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Calypso Awakening from the Emory Cook Collection
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produced by Emory Cook, 1913-2002, Keith Q. Warner, 1943- and Kenneth M. Bilby, 1953- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 8 mins
A flourishing of Calypso creativity, a dramatic period in Trinidad's history and an audio engineer inspired these exciting tracks, originally released on Cook Records between 1956 and 1962. Emory Cook used innovative recording techniques to capture the active interplay between calypsonians and their audiences. W...
produced by Emory Cook, 1913-2002, Keith Q. Warner, 1943- and Kenneth M. Bilby, 1953- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2000), 1 hour 8 mins
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Capoeira Angola 2: Brincando na Roda
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 44 mins
Following Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho's introduction via their 1996 release Capoeira Angola from Salvador, Brazil, the group returns with an even stronger statement, well worth the wait. Delving deeper into capoeira's mental and physical "poetry in motion," the music on Brincando na Roda brings to life th...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003), 44 mins
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Capoeira Angola from Salvador, Brazil
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produced by Heidi Rauch and Cobra Mansa (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 9 mins
Capoeira Angola, formerly a regional Brazilian form of self-defense and dance, has its roots in African traditions and is becoming popular in urban centers around the world, growing into a widely taught art form and philosophy. This call-and-response singing is accompanied by compelling rhythms played on berimbau...
produced by Heidi Rauch and Cobra Mansa (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1996), 1 hour 9 mins
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Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 17 mins
Spirituals, guitar evangelists, "shout" bands, quartets, and choirs sing out the sacred sounds of African American gospel music. This Smithsonian Folkways "Classic" spans over a half century of select recordings to paint a broad panorama of this cherished American musical creation. Reverend Gary Davis, Sister Er...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008), 1 hour 17 mins
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Classic African-American Ballads
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006), 1 hour 34 mins
Classic African-American Ballads is a sampling of an important, historic, and engaging slice of America's Black music heritage. The heyday of the Black ballad tradition (1890-1920) left a lasting strain of creativity and a monument to African American life of the time. Ranging from songs created from the herita...
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2006), 1 hour 34 mins
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Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Daniel E. Sheehy (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2013), 1 hour 6 mins, 30 page(s)
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 and Daniel E. Sheehy (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2013), 1 hour 6 mins, 30 page(s)
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