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Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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 and their music favorites of audiences everywhere. This recording features classic performances by classic artists doing some of their classic songs during the great folksong revival of the 1940s through 1960s. It features some of the great performances from the vaults of Folkways Records. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place.

LYRICS
Lyric transcriptions available here

Track Listing

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Pastures of Plenty Woody Guthrie 2:28
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102
We Shall Overcome Pete Seeger 4:43
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103
Rock Island Line Lead Belly 2:07
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104
No More Auction Block Paul Robeson 2:13
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105
Deportees (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) Barbara Dane 5:48
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106
John Henry Doc Watson 3:44
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107
John Hardy Mike Seeger 2:44
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108
Betty and Dupree Brownie McGhee 4:02
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109
Gallis Pole Fred Gerlach 3:47
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110
Polly Von Paul Clayton 3:13
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111
Butcher Boy Peggy Seeger 2:21
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112
Duncan and Brady Dave Van Ronk 3:03
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113
Railroad Bill Hobart Smith 2:38
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114
Wayfaring Stranger Burl Ives 1:16
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115
Big Rock Candy Mountain Haywire Mac 2:09
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116
Born 100,000 Years Ago Cisco Houston 1:11
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117
Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now Mark Spoelstra 2:02
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118
Changes Phil Ochs 4:19
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119
Black and White Earl Robinson 3:01
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120
Most Fair Beauty Bright Jean Ritchie 2:21
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121
Cielito Lindo Pete Seeger 2:35
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122
Tom Dooley The New Lost City Ramblers 2:55
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Freight Train Elizabeth Cotten 2:48
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124
Down on Me Mary Pinckney and Janie Hunter 3:06
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This Train (Bound for Glory) Big Bill Broonzy 2:58
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