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Introducing American Folk Music

Various Artists
Introducing American Folk Music

This recording is the audio companion to ethnomusicologist Kip Lornell’s 1993 edition of “Introducing American Folk Music.” Lornell researched the book while a postdoctoral fellow at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. His book is used as a textbook in presenting the many styles and influences of folk music in America from the early nineteenth century to the present day. The 27 recordings serve as examples of these roots and origins of American folk music. The collection is composed of Anglo-American and African-American secular and sacred music, ethnic music of indigenous peoples (Native American and Hawaiian), ethnic music that has developed into important American musical sub-cultures (Tejano and Cajun) and the folk music revival of the 1960s.

Track Listing

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Sally Goodin Glen Smith and Wade Ward 1:11
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Untitled Quill Instrumental Joe Patterson 1:30
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House Carpenter Jean Ritchie 4:19
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When the Work's All Done This Fall Harry Jackson 2:25
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Dig A Hole in the Meadow Red Allen 2:20
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Wondrous Love (No. 143) Old Harp Singers of Eastern Tennessee 2:06
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Away Over the Promised Land Phillips Family 2:14
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Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed Dock Reed 1:14
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Talkin' 'Bout A Good Time Moving Star Hall Singers 1:12
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Before I Get to Heaven (I'll Fly Away) Chambers Brothers 3:24
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Don't Let His Name Go Down Effie Hall and the Holy Church of God 1:23
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Chopping in the New Ground n/a 1:38
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Rock Island Line Lead Belly 2:30
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Night Cap Blues Big Joe Williams 2:54
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Ot Azoy Klesmer Plus Tamburitza 3:54
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Peyote Song n/a 2:19
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Outdoor Powwow n/a 1:06
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A Ko' olau Au'Ikai Hoakalei Kamau'u 1:35
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119
Jole Blonde Tony Allemand and Rufis Allemand 2:06
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120
Minnesota Polka Karl and the Country Dutchmen 2:26
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Ay te dejo en San Antonio Santiago Jiménez, Jr. 3:06
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Madre Mia Chote Southern Scratch 3:21
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Do, Re, Mi Woody Guthrie 2:30
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This Land is Your Land The Harvesters, Walter, Ethel Raim 2:17
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Shanty Boys Sandy Ives 2:26
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Tell It to Me The Red Clay Rambers 2:29
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Locomotive Blues Sonny Terry and Saunders Terrell 3:26
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