Roots of black music in America sound recording / compiled and edited by Samuel Charters

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Program notes by Samuel Charters, including some musical notation, (12 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Taken from recordings in the Folkways collection.
Track information
101. Simpah - Simpa / Scraper, Drums, Rattle. Ghana
102. Jumping Dance / Drums. Bahamas
103. Atsiagbekor / Rattles, Gong, Drums. Ghana
104. New York String Band / Maracas, Claves, Drums
105. Kendal / Drums. Gambia
106. Everything the Monkey Do / Drums. Bahamas
107. Gio - Song / Gong,Drums. Liberia
108. New Orleans Street Drumming / Unknown. Drums. Louisiana-New Orleans
109. New Orleans/Chicago Jazz Drumming / Baby Dodds, Baby Dodds. Woodblocks, Cymbals, Drums. Louisiana-New Orleans
110. Anougble Festival / Gong, Drums. Ivory Coast
111. New York Contemporary Jazz Drumming / Unknown. Drums. New York
201. Work Songs / Liberia,Africa
202. Work Song / Cameroon
203. Work Song / Jamaica
204. Men's Wedding Song / Mali
205. Go Down, Old Hannah / Unknown
206. Wives' Song / Cameroon,Africa
206. Alabama Children's Song / Unknown
207. Akonodey / Drums. Ghana
208. Country Song / Drums. Jamaica
209. Mansa / Cameroon
210. Samba Gilajagi / Halam. Senegal, Africa
211. Wasting My Time / J.D. Short. Guitar
301. Tara / Halam. Senegal, Africa
302. Minstrels / Mali, Africa
303. Kentucky Banjo Instrumental / Unknown. Banjo
304. Virginia Banjo Instrumental / Wase Ward. Banjo
305. Kentucky Banjo with Voice / Roscoe Holcomb. Banjo
306. Instrumental / Liberia, Africa
307. Belly Harp / Harp. Liberia, Africa
308. Djourou / Djourou,Harp. Ivory Coast, Africa
309. Vera Cruz-Style Harp / Harp. Mexico
310. Balafon / Balafon,Xylophone. Liberia, Africa
311. Baoule / Harp. Ivory Coast, Africa
312. Marimba / Marimba, Xylophone. Mexico
313. Musical Bow / Jon Wieh. Musical bow, Xylophone. Liberia, Africa
401. I Have Two Wings / Two Winged Temple, Rev. Utah Smith. Guitar
402. Saddlehorse Blues / George Montgomery, Daddy Hotcakes. Guitar
403. When a Man Marries His Troubles Just Begin / Drums. Bahamas
404. Just a Little While to Stay Here / Eureka Brass Band. Louisiana-New Orleans
405. He's a Friend of Mine / Unknown
406. Jazz at the Philharmonic, Blues, Part 3 / Unknown. Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano
Publisher number
FA 2694 Folkways Records
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email: rinzlerarchives@si.edu
Restrictions & Rights
Restrictions on access
1972
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Local number
FW02694
Folkways 2694
Culture
Hausa (African people)
Nigerians
Bahamians
Ghanaians
African Americans
Americans
Wolof (African people)
Gambians
Dan (African people)
Liberians
Baule (African people)
Ivory Coast
Kpelle (African people)
Cameroonians
Jamaicans
Dogon (African people)
Malians
Bafut (African people)
Akan (African people)
Kumina
Senegalese
Taureg
Anglo-American
Basa (Cameroon people)
Mexicans
Mandingo (African people)
commentator
Charters, Samuel Barclay 1929-2015
performer
Dodds, Baby 1898-1959
Short, J. D. 1902-1962
Ward, Wase
Holcomb, Roscoe
Wieh, Jon
Smith, Utah
Daddy Hotcakes 1894-1970
cover designer
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006
performer
Eureka Brass Band
Topic
Percussion ensembles
Folk music
String band music
Blues (Music)
Work songs
Wedding music
Place
Africa
Ghana
Côte d'Ivoire
Bahamas
Liberia
Mali
Senegal
Louisiana
New Orleans (La.)
Physical description
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Type
Phonograph records