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Horace Sprott - "Jesus Going to Make Up My Dying Bed" [Official Audio]

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Thrasher Wonders - "Moses Smote the Waters" [Official Audio]

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Starlight Gospel Singers - "Oh Lord, I'm So Glad I Got Good Religion" [Official Audio]

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Elizabeth Cotten - "I Don't Love Nobody" [Official Audio]

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Elizabeth Cotten - "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad" [Official Audio]

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Fisk Jubilee Singers - "When I Was Sinkin' Down" [Official Audio]

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Mike Seeger Talks Childhood and Early Days in Music [Interview Video]

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Willie Gresham - "Soon, One Mornin'" [Official Audio]

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Mike Seeger performs "Walking Boss" in the Smithsonian Folkways Studio

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A Talk with Laura Veirs about Elizabeth Cotten

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Mike Seeger - "Walking Boss" [Live at Folkways Studio 2007]

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Women and Ginseng: Mary Lawson

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Mike Seeger talks about his childhood and his early days in music.

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Women and Ginseng: Vicky Ferguson

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Robert "Mack" McCormick Collection

Collector:
McCormick, Mack  Search this
Musician:
Badeaux, Ed, 1926-2015  Search this
Chenier, Clifton, 1925-1987  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Estes, Sleepy John, 1899-1977  Search this
Hopkins, Lightnin', 1912-1982  Search this
House, Son  Search this
Howling Wolf  Search this
James, Harry  Search this
Jefferson, Blind Lemon, 1897-1929  Search this
Johnson, Robert, 1911-1938  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Lipscomb, Mance, 1895-1976  Search this
Muddy Waters, 1915-1983  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Shaw, Robert, 1908 August 9-1985  Search this
Thomas, Henry, 1874-1952  Search this
Wallace, Sippie  Search this
Historian:
Oliver, Paul, 1927-2017  Search this
Singer:
Spivey, Victoria  Search this
Producer:
Strachwitz, Chris  Search this
Extent:
60 Cubic feet (171 boxes, 9 map folders)
Culture:
African Americans -- Mississippi  Search this
Arkansas  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business cards
Compact discs
Contracts
Correspondence
Folklore
Newspaper clippings
Posters
Road maps
Television scripts
Ephemera
Black-and-white negatives
Contact sheets
Color slides
Business records
Family papers
Resumes
Diaries
Journals (periodicals)
Financial records
Audio cassettes
Manuscripts
Playbills
Field recordings
Writings
Transcripts
Manuscripts for publication
Color negatives
Negatives
Articles
Place:
United States -- Race relations
Delta (Miss.)
Sugarland Prison (Tex.)
Greenwood (Miss.)
Robinsonville (Miss.)
Dallas (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)
Tunica (La.)
Texarkana (Tex.)
Galveston (Texas)
Date:
1858-2015, undated
Summary:
Field notes, manuscripts, photographs, booking contracts, correspondence, personal papers, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, interviews, and other research materials primarily relating to the history of American blues music. Collection documents the lives of significant blues musicians Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Mance Lipscomb; insight into the life, writings, and research practices of Robert "Mack" McCormick; and the business side of recording and selling the blues.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the life, writings, research practices, and business activities of blues scholar Robert "Mack" Burton McCormick who came to serve as a leading authority on the genre. Personal papers include diaries, curriculum vitae, biographical sketches, school papers, employment documents, correspondence, financial records, and an interview transcript. McCormick's writings consist of published magazine and journal articles, plays, essays, television scripts, short stories, and album liner notes. There are complete unpublished manuscripts, drafts with notes and research materials, and ideas for future work. McCormick's research practices and subjects of interest are documented in correspondence, field notes, annotated maps, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, city directories, interviews, photographic prints, negatives, slides, and contact sheets. American blues, Texas blues, and the music of significant blues artists, who McCormick served as an agent and manager for, dominated his extensive research efforts. In addition, the collection documents the recording, distribution and sale, and identification of consumer markets for American music in correspondence, contracts, agreements, music journals, publicity and promotional materials, music manuscripts, and interviews.

Throughout the collection preservation measures were performed to ensure long term use of the materials. Newspaper clippings were photocopied, and the originals were discarded. Audio cassette tapes have been reformatted and the digital copies will soon be available for research use.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into fifteen series.

Series 1: Photographic Negatives, Photographs and Slides, 1959-1998, undated

Subseries 1.1: Photographic Negatives and Contact Sheets, 1967-1977, undated

Subseries 1.2: Photographs, 1959-1998, undated

Subseries 1.3: Photographs, Texas Blues (TB), 1961-1964, undated

Subseries 1.4: Photographic Slides, 1964-1977, undated

Subseries 1.5: Negative and Photograph Indices and Assorted Material, 1963-1975

Series 2: Personal Papers, 1937-2015, undated

Subseries 2.1: Biographical Information, 1945-2003, undated

Subseries 2.2: Correspondence, Greeting Cards, and Postcards, 1937-2010, undated

Subseries 2.3: Education, 1938-1946

Subseries 2.4: Employment Records, 1948-1961, undated

Subseries 2.5: Family Papers, 1945-1988, undated

Subseries 2.6: Press, 1960-2015, undated

Subseries 2.7: Archive, 1972-2015, undated

Subseries 2.8: Campaign, 1959-2015, undated

Subseries 2.9: Financial Papers, 1952-2015

Subseries 2.10: Legal Papers, 1950-2015, undated

Subseries 2.11: Business Records, 1941-2006, undated

Series 3: Project Files, 1960-2003, undated

Subseries 3.1: Library of Congress, 1960-1964

Subseries 3.2: Newport Folk Festival, 1965-1969

Subseries 3.3: Hemisfair, 1968

Subseries 3.4: Smithsonian Institution, Festival of American Folklife 1966-1980, undated

Subseries 3.5: Other Blues Project, 2001-2003, undated

Series 4: Manuscripts and Writings, 1952-2015, undated

Subseries 4.1: Almost A Savage Joy, 1959-1980

Subseries 4.2: Another Fine Mess, 1981-1987, undated

Subseries 4.3: Blues: A New Look, 1965-1984, undated

Subseries 4.4: Blues Odyssey, 1971, undated

Subseries 4.5: Death and Tragedy, 1975-1980, undated

Subseries 4.6: Down in Texas Blues, undated

Subseries 4.7: Folk Songs of Men, 1952-1977, undated

Subseries 4.8: Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley, 1958-1976, undated

Subseries 4.9: Henry Thomas, 1975-2002, undated

Subseries 4.10: Ira, George, Edward, and Lee, 1994, undated

Subseries 4.11: The Magic Room, 1961-1962, undated

Subseries 4.12: Origin of Blues, 1991-2004, undated

Subseries 4.13: Snake in the Belly, 1956-1957, undated

Subseries 4.14: Wiley, 1957-1984, undated

Subseries 4.15: Articles, Ideas and Drafts, 1961-2004, undated

Series 5: Artist Files, 1880-2010, undated

Series 6: Texas Blues Research, 1858-2011, undated

Subseries 6.1: Texas Blues Research, 1910-2010, undated

Subseries 6.2: Lead Files, 1962-1980, undated

Subseries 6.3: Trip Notes, 1960-1989, undated

Subseries 6.4: Song Histories, 1920-1982, undated

Subseries 6.5: Music, 1928-2011, undated

Subseries 6.6: Record Catalogs, 1963-2006, undated

Subseries 6.7: Maps, 1958-1989, undated

Series 7: Robert Johnson, 1910-2015, undated

Subseries 7.1: Research Materials, 1910-2015, undated

Subseries 7.2: Who Killed Robert Johnson Manuscript, 1955-2015, undated

Series 8: Office Files, 1938-2000, undated

Series 9: Correspondence, 1959-2015, undated

Series 10: Organizations, Groups and Buffs, 1961-2003, undated

Series 11: Festivals and Living Museums, 1960-2003, undated

Series 12: Music Journals, 1971-2006, undated

Series 13: Subject Files, 1896-2015, undated

Series 14: People Files, 1928-2014, undated

Series 15: Audio Cassette Tapes and Digital Files, 1941-2007, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Burton "Mack" McCormick (August 3, 1930-November 18, 2015) was a self-taught folklorist who spent a lifetime researching, collecting, and writing about vernacular music in the United States. Most of his work focused on the blues and other musical traditions of Black, brown, and white communities living throughout Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. After experiencing a difficult, transient childhood and eventually dropping out of high school, McCormick settled in Houston, Texas and began to work a series of odd jobs while relentlessly pursuing his goal of becoming a successful writer. Although researching and writing about music came to occupy most of his time, he also pursued passions as a screenwriter and novelist. The volume of historical research and personal interviews he conducted from the 1950s through the early 1970s is remarkable, and his published writings during this period about music and the musicians he doggedly studied were lauded by his peers as among the best in the field. Along the way he worked for a time as a manager for the careers of the Texas songsters Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb, and briefly ran his own record label. He made hundreds of hours of field recordings with musicians living throughout the South. He collaborated with colleagues such as Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records, and Paul Oliver, with whom McCormick spent over a decade researching and writing a manuscript on the history of Texas Blues. Beginning in the late 1960s, he was contracted by the Smithsonian Institution as a field worker for its annual Festival of American Folklife, and around the same time began researching the life of blues legend Robert Johnson for a manuscript that McCormick wrote and re-wrote but failed to publish in his lifetime.

McCormick's research, along with his personal archive, became the stuff of legend among fellow blues researchers and enthusiasts, particularly after his publishing output dwindled in the 1970s. He lived with a bipolar disorder that drew him into bouts of depression and paranoia. He came to distrust many of those colleagues working most closely with him, and sometimes shared untrue information to throw them off the trail of his research discoveries. He also "borrowed" heirloom photographs from the family members and descendants of blues artists and, in several cases documented in this collection, he refused to return them. Overcome with challenges that lay both within and without his control, he came to describe the massive archive in his Houston, Texas home as "the monster," and spent his final decades attempting with little success to publish his writings.
Related Materials:
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

W. C. Handy Collection, NMAH.AC.0132

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 3, African American Music, NMAH.AC.0300

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 16: Country, Western, and Folk Music, NMAH.AC.0300

Duke Ellington Collection, NMAH.AC.0301

Frank Driggs Collection of Duke Ellington Photographic Reference Prints, NMAH.AC.0389

Program in African American Culture Collection, NMAH.AC.0408

Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials, NMAH.AC.0415

Alan Strauber Photoprints, 1990-1994, 1999, NMAH.AC.0517

Jonas Bernholm Rhythm and Blues Collection, NMAH.AC.0551

Ray McKinley Music and Ephemera, NMAH.AC.0635

Bluestime Power Hour Videotapes, NMAH.AC.0657

Edward and Gaye Collection of Duke Ellington Materials, NMAH.AC.0704

Bill Holman Collection, NMAH.AC.0733

Andrew Homzy Collection of Duke Ellington Stock Arrangements, NMAH.AC.0740

Harry Warren Papers, NMAH.AC.0750

Benny Carter Collection, NMAH.AC.0757

W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews, NMAH.AC.0766

Fletcher and Horace Henderson Collection, NMAH.AC.0797

Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program Collection, NMAH.AC.0808

William Russo Music and Personal Papers, NMAH.AC.0845

Milt Gabler Papers, NMAH.AC.0849

Leonard and Mary Gaskin Papers, NMAH.AC.0900

Bobby Tucker Papers, NMAH.AC.1141

Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection, NMAH.AC1222

Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, NMAH.AC1323

Maceo Jefferson Papers, NMAH.AC1370

Jazz and Big Band Collection, 1927-1966, NMAH.AC.1388

Nick Reynolds Kingston Trio Papers, NMAH.AC.1472

McIntire Family Hawaiian Entertainers Collection, NMAH.AC.1511

Native Peoples Musicians and Music Collection, NMAH.AC.1512

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Arhoolie Business Records and Audio Recordings, 1960-2016, CFCH.ARHO

Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1926-1986, CFCH.ASCH

CFCH Audiovisual Projects, 2011-2018, CFCH.AVPR

Diana Davies Photographs, 1963-1969, CFCH.DAVIE

Frederic Ramsey Audio Recordings, 1945-1959, CFCH.RAMS

Ralph Rinzler Papers and Audio Recordings, 1950-1994, CFCH.RINZ

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1968 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1968

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1969 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1969

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1970 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1970

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1972 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1972

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1973 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1973

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1974

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1975 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1975

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1976 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1976

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1983 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1983

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1985 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1985

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1987

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1988

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1989

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1991 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1991

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1996

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 1997 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.1997

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Records: 2011 Festival of American Folklife, CFCH.SFF.2011

Smithsonian Institution

Division of Performing Arts Records, 1966-1979, Accession T90055

Office of Public Affairs, Biographical Files, 1963-1988, Record Unit 420, SIA.FARU0420

National Museum of American History, Department of Public Programs, 1968-1992, Record Unit 584, SIA.FARU0584

Smithsonian Productions, 1967-2000, undated, SIA.FA09-055
Separated Materials:
National Museum of American History's Division of Culture and the Arts

Artifacts acquired as part of the collection include:

Washburn style G guitar, serial number 46472, Accession number 2019.0234.01.

Set of quills (or panpipes) made and played by blues artist Joe Patterson. Accession number 2019.0234.02.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Audio recordings acquired as part of the collection are listed in The Guide to the Mack McCormick Audio Tapes Collection prepared by Jeff Place, 2020-2022.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Susannah Nix to the Archives Center in 2019.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to original materials in boxes 76-80 is prohibited. Researchers must use digital copies.

Additional materials have been removed from public access pending investigation under the Smithsonian Institution's Ethical Returns and Shared Stewardship Policy.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
African American musicians  Search this
Topic:
Drafts (documents)  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Blues musicians  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Postcards -- 20th century  Search this
telephone -- Directories  Search this
Plays  Search this
African American music -- 20th century  Search this
Sharecropping  Search this
Plantations  Search this
Zydeco music  Search this
Commercial recordings  Search this
Piano music (Barrelhouse)  Search this
Genealogy  Search this
African Americans -- Texas  Search this
Songsters  Search this
Blues (Music) -- Delta (Miss. : Region)  Search this
Rodeos -- United States  Search this
Prisons -- Songs and music  Search this
Festival of American Folklife -- History  Search this
Festival of American Folklife -- Planning  Search this
Street scenes  Search this
Blues (Music) -- Texas.  Search this
African Americans -- Folklore  Search this
American South  Search this
African American -- Social life and customs  Search this
Blues (Music) -- Mississippi.  Search this
Blues (Music) -- Alabama.  Search this
Blues (Music) -- New Orleans (La.)  Search this
Conjunto music  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Ethnomusicology -- History  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Sound recording and reproduction  Search this
Tejano music  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Folklorists  Search this
Zydeco musicians  Search this
Musicians, Cajun  Search this
Folk music -- United States -- History and criticism.  Search this
Music -- History and criticism  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
African Americans -- Alabama -- Music  Search this
Guitar -- 20th century  Search this
Guitar music  Search this
Guitarists  Search this
Country musicians  Search this
Sound recording executives and producers -- United States -- Biography.  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Blues (Music) -- Southern States.  Search this
Blues musicians -- United States -- Interviews.  Search this
Hawaiian guitar  Search this
Hawaiian guitar music  Search this
African American farmers  Search this
Sharecroppers  Search this
Labor -- Southern states -- 20th century  Search this
manuscripts -- Editing  Search this
African Americans -- Songs and music  Search this
Sound recordings -- Album covers  Search this
African American prisoners  Search this
Crafts  Search this
Museum outreach programs  Search this
Folk music -- New Orleans (La.)  Search this
Black people -- Race identity  Search this
Race discrimination -- United States  Search this
Sound recordings -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business cards
Compact discs
Contracts
Correspondence
Folklore
Newspaper clippings
Posters
Road maps -- United States
Television scripts
Ephemera -- 20th century
Black-and-white negatives
Contact sheets -- 20th cenury
Color slides -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Family papers -- 20th century
Resumes
Diaries -- 20th century
Journals (periodicals) -- 20th century
Financial records -- 20th century
Audio cassettes -- 20th century
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Playbills
Field recordings
Writings -- 20th century
Transcripts -- 20th century
Manuscripts for publication
Manuscripts -- 20th century
Color negatives
Negatives -- 20th century
Articles -- 20th century
Citation:
Robert "Mack" McCormick Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1485
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87d0d0dd0-eaee-4e5e-9e87-ebca1a5d86d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1485
Online Media:

Various Folk Artists: Jean Ritchie, Cisco etc

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Summers, Andrew Rowan  Search this
Dyer-Bennet, Richard  Search this
James, Karen  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Seeger, Peggy, 1935-  Search this
Warner, Frank, 1903-1978  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
New York
Kentucky
Delaware
California
Louisiana
North Carolina
Deep Gap (N.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Contents:
Jean Ritchie--Shady grive; Cisco Houston--900 miles--Andrew Rowan Summers--Shenandoah--Lead Belly-Meeting at the building; Richard Dyer-Bennet--I go no more a-roving; Jean Ritchie--Pretty Polly; Wagoner's lad; Karen James--Molly Malone; Pete Seeger--Wayfaring stranger; Peggy Seeger-When I first came to town; Frank Warner--Haul away Joe; Doc Watson--Wabash cannonball--unk--Roll in my sweet baby's arms; Peggy Seeger--unk; Cisco Houston--Drill, you tarriers drill; Richard dyer-Bennet--Four Marys; Jean Ritchie--Barbara Allen; Elizabeth Cotten--Babe it ain't no lie
Track Information:
101 Shady Grove / Jean Ritchie. Appalachian dulcimer.

106 Pretty Polly / Jean Ritchie. Appalachian dulcimer.

119 Barbara Allen (Child No. 84)/ Jean Ritchie. Appalachian dulcimer.

102 900 Miles / Cisco Houston. Guitar.

117 Drill, Ye Tarriers Drill / Cisco Houston. Guitar.

103 Shenandoah / Andrew Rowan Summers. Guitar.

105 I Go No More A-Roving / Richard Dyer-Bennet. Guitar.

118 The Four Marys / Richard Dyer-Bennet. Guitar.

104 Meeting at the Building / Lead Belly. Guitar.

107 Wagoner's Lad / Guitar.

108 Molly Malone / Karen James. Guitar.

110 The Wayfaring Stranger / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

111 When I First Came to Town / Peggy Seeger. Banjo.

112 Haul Away Joe / Frank Warner. Guitar.

113 Wabash Cannonball / Doc Watson. Guitar.

114 Unknown / Doc Watson. Guitar.

115 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms / Doc Watson. Guitar.

116 Unknown / Peggy Seeger. Banjo.

120 Babe It Ain't No Lie / Elizabeth Cotten. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-0153
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
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Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-0153
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University of Chicago Folk Festival

Performer:
Barker, Horton, 1889-1973  Search this
Stanley, Ralph  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Cohen, John, 1932-2019  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Gray, Arvella, 1906-1980  Search this
Mills, Alan, 1912-1977  Search this
Carignan, Jean  Search this
Warner, Frank, 1903-1978  Search this
Proffitt, Frank  Search this
Paton, Sandy  Search this
Dixon, Willie, 1915-1992  Search this
Holcomb, Roscoe  Search this
Brickman, Marshall  Search this
Roberts, Bill  Search this
Buffington, Valucha  Search this
Memphis Slim  Search this
Stanley Brothers  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
Illinois
United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Virginia
Coeburn (Va.)
North Carolina
Carrboro (N.C.)
New York
Canada
New Hampshire
Ontario
Maryland
Connecticut
Kentucky
Brazil
Contents:
Horton Barker--Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender; Stanley Brothers--Wicked Path of Sin; Libba Cotten--Going Down the Road Feeling Bad--Babe, It Ain't No Lie; New Lost City Ramblers--Long Journey Home--Foggy Mounain Top--Railroad Blues; Arvella Gray--Look Down That Lonesome Road; Allan Mills and Jean Carignan--I's the Boy--Quebec Reel--V'la Bon Vent--Leve Ton Pied; Frank Warner--Fod--Hold My Hand Lord Jesus--Blue Mountain Lake--Raccoon's Got a Bushy Tail; Horton Barker--Devil and the Farmer's Wife, The (The Farmer's Curst Wife--Two Sisters--Wayfaring Stranger; Stanley Brothers--
Track Information:
101 Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender (Child No. 73) / Horton Barker. English language.

102 Wicked Path of Sin / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

103 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad / Elizabeth Cotten. Guitar. English language.

104 Babe, It Ain't No Lie / Elizabeth Cotten. Guitar. English language.

105 Long Journey Home / New Lost City Ramblers, John Cohen, Mike Seeger. Banjo,Guitar,Fiddle. English language.

106 Foggy Mounain Top / New Lost City Ramblers, John Cohen, Mike Seeger. Banjo,Guitar,Fiddle. English language.

107 Railroad Blues / New Lost City Ramblers, John Cohen, Mike Seeger. Banjo,Guitar,Fiddle. English language.

108 Look Down That Lonesome Road / Arvella Gray. English language.

109 I's the Boy / Alan Mills, Jean Carignan. Fiddle. English language.

110 Quebec Reel / Alan Mills, Jean Carignan. Fiddle. English language.

111 V'la Bon Vent / Alan Mills, Jean Carignan. Fiddle. English language.

112 Leve Ton Pied / Alan Mills, Jean Carignan. Fiddle. English language.

113 Fod / Frank Warner. Guitar. English language.

114 Hold My Hand Lord Jesus / Frank Warner. Guitar. English language.

115 Blue Mountain Lake / Frank Warner. Guitar. English language.

116 Raccoon's Got a Bushy Tail / Frank Warner. Guitar. English language.

117 Devil and the Farmer's Wife, The (The Farmer's Curst Wife) (Child No. 278)./ Horton Barker. English language.

118 The Two Sisters / Horton Barker. English language.

119 Wayfaring Stranger / Horton Barker. English language.

120 Black Mountain Boggy / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

121 Wreck of the Old '97 / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

122 Let's Be Sweethearts Again / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

123 Cumberland Gap / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

124 The Story of Charley Lawson / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

125 Nine Pound Hammer / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

126 Man of Constant Sorrow / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

127 Come All Ye Tender Hearted Ladies / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

128 Two Dollar Bill / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

129 Angel Baby / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

130 Little Birdie / Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley. Banjo,Guitar. English language.

131 Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss / Frank Proffitt. Banjo. English language.

132 John Henry / Frank Proffitt. Banjo. English language.

133 Little Liza Jane / Frank Proffitt. Banjo. English language.

134 She Moves Through the Fair / Sandy Paton. Guitar. English language.

135 Dear Companion / Sandy Paton. Guitar. English language.

136 Four Pence a Day / Sandy Paton. Guitar. English language.

137 We're Going to Rock / Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon. Piano. English language.

138 Beer Drinking Woman / Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon. Piano. English language.

139 Stewball / Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon. Piano. English language.

140 On Top of Old Smoky / Roscoe Holcomb. Banjo. English language.

141 East Virginia / Roscoe Holcomb. Banjo. English language.

142 Hook and Line / Roscoe Holcomb. Banjo. English language.

143 This Train / Marshall Brickman. Guitar. English language.

144 Oh, What a Beautiful City / Marshall Brickman. Guitar. English language.

145 Hey Joe / Bill Roberts. Guitar. English language.

146 Voodoo Indian Chant / Valucha Buffington.

147 Oyster Street Cry / Valucha Buffington.

148 Cancao de Cabolo / Valucha Buffington.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-3354
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Chicago (Ill.), United States, Illinois.
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
String band  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Québec (Province) -- Songs and music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
World music  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Piano  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-3354
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University of Chicago Folk Festival, 1961

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Illinois
United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Contents:
Horton Barker--Miller's will; Illinois--Little Brother Jimmy--Song about Lt. Cashman--James A. Judge--Shenandoah; Frank Warner--Tom Dooley--Moonshiner's song--Down in the willow garden; Roscoe Holcomb--Across the Rocky Mountains--Wish I was a single girl again--Stingy woman blues; Stanley Brothers--unk--Dream of a miner's chilld--Rabbit in the log; Bob Atcher--Zebra Dun--Tying a knot in the devil's tail--Strawberry roan; Cold water for me--Methodist pie--Dumiana dingiama dumiama day--Never go a rushin'; Sandy Paton--Banks of the Dee; New Lost City Rambllers--Chuck a little hell--Sal's got a meatskin--Franklin D. Roosevelt's back again; Jean Ritchie--Jealous brothers--Simple gifts--Rambling boy--Cuckoo bird; Alan Mills--En roulant ma boule--unk; Jean Carignan--strathspey--Reel from Quebec; Alan Mills- unk-Peggy Gordon; Elizabeth Cotten--Freight train--Shortening bread--Georgia Buck.-Wilson rag-; Arvella Gray--Says I'm going to heaven---John Henry--I'm on my way to heaven; Inman and Ira--Chicago Street calls--Rosie (Chain gang song)--I'm gonna walk (New Orleans work song)
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-1722
General:
CDR copy- two discs
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
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Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-1722
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Smithsonian/Folkways American Roots Collection [sound recording]

Producer:
Seeger, Anthony (liner notes)  Search this
Performer:
Williams, Mary Lou, 1910-1981  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Hopkins, Lightnin', 1912-1982  Search this
Ashley, Clarence, 1895-1967  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Johnson, Lonnie  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Cohen, John, 1932-2019  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Williams, Lucinda  Search this
Seeger, Peggy, 1935-  Search this
Van Ronk, Dave  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Lanchester, Michelle  Search this
Wallin, Doug, 1919-2000  Search this
Wallin, Jack, 1932-2005  Search this
Williams, Big Joe, 1903-1982  Search this
Sykes, Roosevelt  Search this
Country Gentlemen (Musical group)  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group)  Search this
Creator:
Davis, Gary, 1896-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
United States
New York
Texas
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Louisiana
Mississippi
Houston (Tex.)
Tennessee
Virginia
Kentucky
Washington (D.C.)
Ohio
Austin (Tex.)
England
Great Britian
Sodom (N.C.)
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Missouri
Date:
1996
Contents:
This land is your land (Woody Guthrie) -- Irene (H. Ledbetter, A. Lomax) -- If I had a hammer (Lee Hayes-Pete Seeger) -- Time is drawing near (Gary Davis) -- Penitentiary blues (Hopkins) -- The coo-coo bird (trad.) --Better day (trad.) -- Franklin D. Roosevelt's back again (Bill Cox & Cliff Hobbs) -- Blue moon of Kentucky (B. Monroe) -- Have a feast here tonight (C. Monroe) -- Freight train (Elizabeth Cotton) -- The ballad of John Henry Faulk (Phil Ochs) -- Lafayette (Lucinda Williams) -- Gonna be an engineer (Peggy Seeger/Storm King) -- Hesitation blues (Rev. Gary Davis) -- Freedom road (words, Langston Hughes; music, Emerson Harper) --Two good men (Woody Guthrie) -- I was standing by the bedside of a neighbor (Thomas A. Dorsey) -- Pretty Saro (trad.) -- Somebody's been fooling #1 (Big Joe Williams) -- Sweet old Chicago (trad.) -- Virgo (Mary Lou Williams) -- Syl-O-Gism (Mary Lou Williams).
Track Information:
101 This Land is Your Land / Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

102 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Lead Belly. Guitar.

103 If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song) / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

104 Time is Drawing Near / Gary Davis. Guitar.

105 Penitentiary Blues / Lightnin' Hopkins. Guitar.

106 The Coo-Coo Bird / Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson. Guitar,Banjo.

107 The Fields Have Turned Brown / Country Gentlemen (Musical group). Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin.

108 Born 100,000 Years Ago / Cisco Houston. Guitar.

109 Black Girl (In the Pines) / Lead Belly. Guitar.

110 Long Road to Travel / Lonnie Johnson. Guitar.

111 Better Day / Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry. Guitar,Harmonica.

112 Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again / New Lost City Ramblers, John Cohen, Mike Seeger. Guitar,Banjo,Fiddle.

113 Blue Moon of Kentucky / Bill Monroe. Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin.

114 Have a Feast Here Tonight / Doc Watson, Bill Monroe. Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin.

115 Freight Train / Elizabeth Cotten. Guitar.

116 The Ballad of John Henry Faulk / Phil Ochs. Guitar.

117 Lafayette / Lucinda Williams. Guitar.

118 I'm Gonna Be an Engineer / Peggy Seeger. Guitar.

119 Hesitation Blues / Dave Van Ronk. Guitar.

120 Freedom Road / Josh White. Guitar.

121 Two Good Men (Sacco and Vanzetti) / Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

122 I Was Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor / Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group), Michelle Lanchester.

123 Pretty Saro / Doug Wallin, Jack Wallin.

124 Somebody's Been Fooling #1 / Big Joe Williams. Guitar.

125 Sweet Old Chicago / Roosevelt Sykes. Piano.

126 Virgo / Mary Lou Williams. Piano.

127 Syl-O-Gism / Mary Lou Williams. Piano.
Local Numbers:
FW-COMM-CD-40061

Smithsonian Folkways.40061
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Folkways 1996
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No Duplication.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
String band  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Singer-Songwriters  Search this
British Isles -- Songs and music  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Violin  Search this
Piano  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Labor  Search this
Struggle  Search this
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-COMM-CD-40061
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Every Tone a Testimony

Producer:
Catalotti, Robert (liner notes)  Search this
Performer:
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967  Search this
Dodson, Annie Grace Horn, 1904-1975  Search this
Brown, Enoch  Search this
Skipper, Doretha, 1926-  Search this
McIver, Lawrence  Search this
Amerson, Rich  Search this
Hunter, Janie  Search this
Tucker, Joech  Search this
Dunbar, Scott  Search this
Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973  Search this
Terry, Lucy  Search this
Washington, Dorothy  Search this
Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784  Search this
Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913  Search this
Dee, Ruby  Search this
Truth, Sojourner, d. 1883  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Davis, Ossie, 1917-2005  Search this
West, Kinsey  Search this
Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?  Search this
Reed, Dock  Search this
Hall, Vera, 1906-1964  Search this
Walker, Margaret, 1915-1998  Search this
Work, John W. (John Wesley), 1901-1967  Search this
Ferguson, Mary  Search this
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Johnson, Fenton  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Randolph, Percy  Search this
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931  Search this
Asch, Moses  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963  Search this
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946  Search this
Johnson, James P. (James Price), 1894-1955  Search this
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976  Search this
McKay, Claude, 1890-1948  Search this
Brown, Sterling Allen, 1901-1989  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill, 1893-1958  Search this
Pierce, Billie, 1907-1974  Search this
Pierce, De De, 1904-1973  Search this
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000  Search this
Jackson, David  Search this
Nicholas, Big Nick, 1922-1997  Search this
Miller, John  Search this
Johnson, Juanita  Search this
Spann, Otis, 1930-1970  Search this
Muddy Waters, 1915-1983  Search this
Ribot, Marc  Search this
Burke, Solomon  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Seale, Bobby, 1936-  Search this
Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-  Search this
Fabio, Ronald  Search this
Fabio, Sarah Webster, 1928-  Search this
Wallace, Wayne  Search this
Giovanni, Nikki  Search this
Sanchez, Sonia, 1934-  Search this
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014  Search this
Bluiett, Hamiet  Search this
Cortez, Jayne  Search this
Boudreaux, Joseph, 1941-  Search this
Reed, Ishmael, 1938-  Search this
Arrested Development (Musical group)  Search this
Children of East York School  Search this
Jubilee Singers  Search this
Inmates of Ramsey or Retrieve  Search this
Gospel Tones (Vocal group)  Search this
Realtones  Search this
Freedom Singers (SNCC)  Search this
Golden Eagles (Musical group)  Search this
Author:
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906  Search this
Creator:
Davis, Gary, 1896-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound discs (digital, 4 3/4 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound discs
Place:
United States
New York
Alabama
Georgia
South Carolina
Mississippi
Tennessee
North Carolina
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Louisiana
New Orleans (La.)
Texas
Washington (D.C.)
Albany (Ga.)
Birmingham (Ala.)
United States--Northeast
Ohio
Akron (Ohio)
Rochester (N.Y.)
England
Atlanta (Ga.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
Carolinas
Michigan
Illinois
Date:
2001
Contents:
The struggle / L. Hughes (0:22) -- Field call / A.G.H. Dodson (1:15) -- Complaint call / E. Brown (0:40) -- Intro and Kneebone Bend / L. McKiver, D. Skipper (2:51) -- Brother Terrapin, slow train to Arkansas / R. Amerson (1:56) -- Jack and Mary and three dogs / J. Hunter (5:53) -- Buck dance / J. Tucker (1:19) -- I'm goin' up north / Children of East York School (1:22) -- Pharaoh's host got lost / L. McKiver (1:32) -- Bars fight / L. Terry (read by A. Bontemps) (1:23) -- Earl of Dartmouth / P. Wheatley (read by D.F. Washington) (0:49) -- I wonder where my brother gone / A.G.H. Dodson (1:17) -- Narrative / H. Tubman (read by D.F. Washington) (0:59) -- Speech at Akron Convention / S. Truth (read by R. Dee) (2:05) -- Singing slaves / F. Douglass (read by O. Davis) (1:03) -- Steal away to Jesus / K. West (1:50) -- What to the slave is the Fourth of July? / F. Douglass (read by O. Davis) (2:36) -- Why slavery is still rampant / S.P. Parker (read by R. Dee) (1:47) -- Free at last / D. Reed and V.H. Ward (1:33) -- When Malindy sings / P.L. Dunbar (read by M. Walker) (3:48) -- There's a great camp meeting / Fisk Jubilee Singers (2:01) -- Atlanta Exposition address / B.T. Washington (1:16) -- John Henry / B. McGhee and S. Terry (4:03) -- Banjo player / F. Johnson (read by A. Bontemps) (0:44) -- Boatman dance / E. Cotten (1:42) -- Shine / P. Randolph (1:03) -- Chopping in the new ground / Inmates of Ramsay or Retrieve State Farms, TX (1:37) -- Lynching, our national crime / I.B. Wells-Barnett (read by R. Dee) (3:43) -- A recorded autobiography / W.E.B. Du Bois (2:33) -- Listen Lord, a prayer / J.W. Johnson (read by M. Walker) (2:55) -- My heart is fixed / G. Davis (2:04) -- The Titanic / Lead Belly (4:04) -- Heritage / C. Cullen (2:58) -- Jungle drums / J.P. Johnson (2:32). No more auction block / P. Robeson (2:09) -- Negro speaks of rivers / L. Hughes (0:43) -- If we must die / C. McKay (0:57) -- Ma Rainey / S. Brown (2:06) -- Backwater blues / B.B. Broonzy (2:47) -- Married man blues / B. and D.D. Pierce (5:11) -- For my people / M. Walker (5:41) -- Children of the poor, sonnet 2 / G. Brooks (0:47) -- Body and soul / G. Nicholas (3:48) -- How He delivered me / J. Johnson & the Gospel Tones (2:39) -- Long distance call / M. Waters (6:58) -- Cry to me / S. Burke (2:13) -- Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around / SNCC Freedom Singers (2:31) -- Birmingham 1963 - Keep moving / M.L. King, Jr. (3:42) -- Black Panther Party platform / B. Seale (2:59) -- Interview (excerpt) / A. Davis (1:05) -- Together to the tune of Coltrane's "Equinox" / S.W. Fabio (1:40) -- Nikki-Rosa / N. Giovanni (1:12) -- Liberation/poem / S. Sanchez (0:34) -- Dope / A. Baraka (4:48) -- Village of Brooklyn, Illinois / H. Bluiett (3:30) -- For the poets / J. Cortez (3:56) -- Shotgun Joe / Golden Eagles (5:19) -- St. Louis woman / I. Reed (1:26) -- People everyday / Arrested Development (3:27).
Track Information:
101 The Struggle / Langston Hughes.

102 Field Call / Annie Grace Horn Dodson.

103 Complaint Call / Enoch Brown.

104 Intro and Knee Bend / Doretha Skipper, Lawrence McIver.

105 Brother Terrapin, Slow Train to Arkansas / Rich Amerson.

106 Jack and Mary and Three Dogs / Janie Hunter.

107 Buck Dance (excerpt) / Joech Tucker, Scott Dunbar.

108 I'm Goin' Up North / Children of East York School.

109 Pharaoh's Host Got Lost / Lawrence McIver.

110 Bar Fights / Arna Wendell Bontemps, Lucy Terry.

111 Earl of Dartmouth (excerpt) / Dorothy Washington, Phillis Wheatley.

112 I Wonder Where My Brother Gone / Annie Grace Horn Dodson.

113 Narrative (excerpt) / Dorothy Washington, Harriet Tubman.

114 Speech at Akron Convention / Ruby Dee, Sojourner Truth.

115 Singing Slaves / Frederick Douglass, Ossie Davis.

116 Steal Away to Jesus / Kinsey West.

117 What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? (excerpt) / Frederick Douglass, Ossie Davis.

118 Why Slvery is Still Rampant (excerpt) / Ruby Dee, Sarah Parker Remond.

119 Free At Last / Dock Reed, Vera Hall.

120 When Malindy Sings / Margaret Walker, Paul Laurence Dunbar.

121 There's A Great Camp Meeting / Jubilee Singers, John W. (John Wesley) Work, Mary Ferguson.

122 Atlanta Exposition Address / Booker T. Washington.

123 John Henry / Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry.

124 Banjo Player / Arna Wendell Bontemps, Fenton Johnson.

125 Boatman Dance / Elizabeth Cotten.

126 Shine / Percy Randolph.

127 Chopping in the New Ground / Inmates of Ramsey or Retrieve.

128 Lynching, Our National Crime / Ruby Dee, Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

129 A Recorded Autobiography / Moses Asch, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) DuBois.

130 Listen Lord, A Prayer / Margaret Walker, James Weldon Johnson.

131 My Heart is Fixed / Gary Davis.

132 The Titanic / Lead Belly.

133 Heritage / Countee Cullen.

134 Jungle Drums / James P. (James Price) Johnson.

201 No More Auction Block / Paul Robeson.

202 The Negro Speaks of Rivers / Langston Hughes.

203 If We Must Die / Claude McKay.

204 Ma Rainey / Sterling Brown.

205 Backwater Blues / Bill Broonzy.

206 Married Man Blues / Billie Pierce, De De Pierce.

207 For My People / Margaret Walker.

208 The Children of the Poor, Sonnet 2 / Gwendolyn Brooks.

209 Body and Soul / David Jackson, Big Nick Nicholas, John Miller.

210 How He Delivered Me / Gospel Tones (Vocal group), Juanita Johnson.

211 Long Distance Calls / Otis Spann, Muddy Waters.

212 Cry To Me / Realtones, Marc Ribot, Solomon Burke.

213 Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around / Freedom Singers.

214 Birmingham 1963 - Keep Moving / Martin Luther, Jr. King.

215 Black Panther Party Platform / Bobby Seale.

216 Interview (excerpt) / Angela Yvonne Davis.

217 Together to the Tune of Coltrane's "Equinox" (excerpt) / Ronald Fabio, Sarah Webster Fabio, Wayne Wallace.

218 Nikki-Rosa / Nikki Giovanni.

219 liberation/poem / Sonia Sanchez.

220 Dope / Imamu Amiri Baraka.

221 The Village of Brooklyn, Illinois 62059 (excerpt) / Hamiet Bluiett.

222 For the Poets / Jayne Cortez.

223 Shotgun Joe / Golden Eagles (Musical group), Joseph Boudreaux.

224 St. Louis Woman / Ishmael Reed.

225 People Everyday / Arrested Development (Musical group).
Local Numbers:
SF-COMM-CD-47003

Smithsonian Folkways.47003
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Folkways 2001
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Birmingham (Ala.), Albany (Ga.), Washington (D.C.), Texas, New Orleans (La.), Louisiana, Chapel Hill (N.C.), North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, New York, United States.
General:
Commercial

compiled, annotated and produced by Robert H. Cataliotti
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
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Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item SF-COMM-CD-47003
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