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  • Jamake Highwater ‎– Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey
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    Jamake Highwater, a Native American poet and author, tells the story of Anpao, the son of the Sun, from the earth’s creation to the arrival of Europeans in the Americas. Taken from his Newbery [...]

  • Folk Music of Rumania
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    This collection of Romanian folk music showcases two of the country’s most popular musical forms. Considered as belonging to everybody, the doina is “..a song of love, a pantheistic poem, a [...]

  • Piute Pete – Square Dances
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    Caller Piute Pete was a fixture on NBC and on various radio shows during the 1940s, and his energetic style enlivens this collection of square dance music. The liner notes include pictures and [...]

  • Andrew Rowan Summers – Hymns And Carols
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    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 [...]

  • Ernst Wolff-German Students Songs
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    Ernst Wolff (1905–1991), a classically trained singer of opera and German lieder (art song), who fled Germany for England in 1933, recorded a total of five albums of German songs for Folkways, [...]

  • Various-Folk Music of France
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    From Angoumois to Orléans, this collection of Folk Music of France “remains the exact and faithful reflection of the different ethnic and language groups among which this folklore came to birth.” [...]

  • Old Sturbridge Singers – New England Harmony
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    This album attempts to reproduce New England choral music as it was sung in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In keeping with the singing school tradition of which this [...]

  • VA: Songs And Dances Of Bolivia (includes booklet)
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    “Bolivia is a land of beauty and barren grandeur. Small in population, it had two capitals and a lake that is higher than most mountains. Lake Titicaca, at an altitude of more than 12,000 [...]

  • John Greenway – Australian Folksongs And Ballads
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    John Greenway performs a sampling of the 400 folksongs he collected in Australia. A renowned American Folklorist specializing in songs of social protest, Greenway was best known for maintaining [...]

  • VA: Jazz Volume 9 – Piano
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    “The piano got off to a late start in jazz,” notes Frederic Ramsey Jr., but, beginning with Jelly Roll Morton, it made up for lost time. Pianists became important in performance and [...]

  • Erika and Elsa Vopel – Children’s Folk Songs Of Germany
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    Folkways Records – FC 7742 1960 (1965) US, used copy Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG, comes with booklet, old card catalog pocket inside sleeve, old library stickers [...]

  • VA: Folk Dances Of Austria, No. 1
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    In the first volume of Folk Dances of Austria, compilers Ronnie and Stu Lipner write: “Whether you be 6 or 60 years old, let your hair down a little and join in. You will never regret it.” [...]

  • VA: Revival In Britain
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    Ewan MacColl brings together several important folksong writers and performers in this collection to represent the Folksong Revival in Britain. MacColl, while he does not perform on this album, [...]

  • Music Of The Shakers
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    Originating in England, the religious sect known as the Shakers arrived in the U.S. in 1774, led by “Mother Ann” Lee. Called Shakers by outsiders, due to their agitated movements during worship, [...]

  • Wolfgang Roth – Early German Ballads
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    Wolfgang Roth learned these early German songs during the 1920s while participating in a German Youth movement which “championed ideas of brotherhood and peace.” These are protest [...]

  • John Beecher – To Live And Die In Dixie
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    To Live and Die in Dixie is a collection of narrative poems written by social activist and poet John Beecher, a distant descendant of abolitionists Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe. [...]

  • Karl Kubat – Folk Dances Of Austrai, No. 2
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    Folk Dances of Austria, Vol. 2 is an engaging collection on its own or as a complement to Vol. 1. The waltz and turning dances originated in the alpine regions of Austria and later became popular [...]

  • Getta Petry, Jerry Silverman – Russian Songs For Teaching Russian
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    This recording of 14 mostly children’s songs sung in Russian is intended to serve as a teaching aid in learning to speak Russian. The liner notes contain the original Russian lyrics with their [...]

  • Wolfgang Roth – Early German Ballads Volume II
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    Extensive liner notes, texts and translations accompany this second volume of Wolfgang Roth’s Early German Ballads, which highlight his rather large collection of early folk songs remembered from [...]

  • Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacColl – Folkways Records Of Contemporary Songs
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    Released in 1973 during the heart of the folk revival, renowned folk singers Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger perform 16 songs about civil rights and the plight of the common person. Listeners may [...]

  • VA: The Swedish Fiddlers
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    This album features recordings of songs played at the 1978 Delsbostämman, an annual outdoor fiddlers’ gathering that takes place the first weekend in July in the village of Delsbo in Hälsingland, [...]

  • Johanna E. Kulbach, Arthur Nitka – The Recorder Guide
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    The recorder, a type of wooden flute, seems to date from the 1400s. Played during the Middle Ages, its use declined in the 18th century but enjoyed a revival around the turn of the turn of the [...]

  • Franzpeter Goebels – The Story Of the Keyboard Instruments
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    This two-part series, performed by Professor Franzpeter Goebels, takes the listener through a soundscape of three keyboard instruments in use before the invention of the modern-day piano: the [...]

  • VA: Dances Of the World’s Peoples Vol. 1
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    The first volume of this four-volume series released in 1957-1958 guides you through the folk dances of Greece, Rumania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Croatia with a dozen selections. According to [...]

  • VA: Songs and Dance Of Great Lakes Indians
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    Gertrude Prokosch Kurath recorded and comments on music performed by the Great Lakes tribes of Algonquin, Meskwaki, Ojibwa, Iroquois and others. On this collection you’ll find a fish dance, peace [...]

  • VA: Dances OF the World’s Peoples Vol. 4
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    The fourth and final volume in the Dances of the World’s Peoples series takes you to Turkey, Israel, Greece, and the Caucasus for a rousing finale. Liner notes include historical notes on the [...]

  • The Young Composers Forum: Original Works of Children In Concert
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    Eleven pre-teen and teen musicians, members of the Young Composers Forum, present solo performances of their compositions in this 1979 celebration of the International Year of the Child. The [...]

  • Franzpeter Goebels – The Story Of the Keyboard Instruments Vol. 2
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    This two-part series, performed by Professor Franzpeter Goebels, takes the listener through a soundscape of three keyboard instruments in use before the invention of the modern-day piano: the [...]

  • Hyman Bress – The Violin
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    Masterfully performed by Canadian violinist Hyman Bressa and released in 1962, this first in a series “primer” on the violin comprises key baroque works by Bach, Corelli, LeClair, and [...]

  • Committee Of Correspondence – Colonial And Revolutionary America
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    This recording, presenting music from the American Revolutionary War era (1775–1781) performed by the Committee of Correspondence, contains songs pertaining to the war itself and others on [...]

  • Dick Lourie & Jed – Small Voice, Big Voice (sealed)
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    Composed during the course of Dick Lourie’s work as a music teacher in New York State, this collection has been designed for kids and adults alike. Those with little voices (the songs are aimed [...]

  • Bamboushay Steel Band – S/T
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    Bamboushay! It’s a West Indian dance step and a call to celebration, and it gives this Michigan State student ensemble its name. The steel drum is made by carefully hammering the bottom of [...]

  • VA – Electronic Music (includes booklet)
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    This album recorded in 1967 by the Electronic Music Studio (EMS) of the University of Toronto exemplifies early experimentations in electronic music. It was the first studio of its kind in Canada [...]

  • Jean Ritchie ‎– British Traditional Ballads In The Southern Mountains Volume 1
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    Ten years after British scholar Cecil J. Sharp declared the traditional English ballad a “moribund” art form, he discovered a rich and thriving tradition of ballad-singing in [...]