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NEW LOST NEWPORT TREASURES 18 historic performances from the 1968-‘70 Newport Folk Festivals, including the intense Delta blues of Muddy Waters, the heart-felt bluegrass of Mac Wiseman, the intricate finger-style guitar work of Mwenda Jean Bosco, the mountain harmonies of Doc Watson and his N. Carolina neighbors, and the consciousness-raising artistry of Pete Seeger.This digital-only release is available, as an entire album or as individual tracks, from iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and other digital download Web sites. On Multicultural Media/Rootstock Records. Click here for free liner notes PDF.
BUDDY TRUAX: MUSIC MAN. Whether crooning a western ballad, improvising on a jazz standard on guitar, or fiddling a country hoedown, Buddy Truax exhibited the highest level of musicianship in his radio and TV broadcasts, barn dance and country club performances, and stage shows in the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s, charming audiences and inspiring fellow musicians with his affable personality and musical virtuosity. This is the 1st commercial recording of Buddy's music. "A phenomenally talented player" -- 7 Days     more
LEE JOLLOTA: IT'S ABOUT TIME: CLASSIC COUNTRY MUSIC. From Duke & The Swingbillies to Pot Luck, Lee Jollota has been singing country music in Vermont since the 1950s. Now, at age 77, she's finally made her first recording -- 18 classic tracks including Satin Sheets, Tennessee Waltz, Jambalaya, Crazy, Via Con Dios, and Old Flames (Can't Hold a Candle to You). On Multicultural Media's Rootstock Records (MCM4009). "The real thing" The Times Argus "Remarkable" The Bridge  "Bristles with dusty roadhouse charm" 7 Days  more   Multicultural Media
DON FIELDS & HIS PONY BOYS: HISTORIC WDEV BROADCASTS & LAST SESSIONS  The beloved and legendary King of the Vermont Cowboys available on a recording for the first time. Includes Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Soldier's Joy, Honeysuckle Rose, 12th Street Rag, Frankie & Johnny, Dill Pickle Rag, San Antonio Rose, Ragtime Cowboy Joe.  "[A] long-lost treasure." –7 Days "[T]here's no mistaking the topnotch musicianship." –The Times Argus more   Multicultural Media  
THE UNBROKEN CIRCLE: VERMONT MUSIC, TRADITION & CHANGE NOW ON DVD with 52 minutes of bonus footage! 60-minute video with PDF study guide. From unaccompanied ballads, to old-time fiddling, to radio cowboy bands, to square dancing; with: Cordelia Cerasoli, Margaret MacArthur, Norman Kennedy, the Hurstins, Ron West, Wilfred Guillette, Floyd Brown, the Pony Boys, Al Cadorette.  "...fine music...and wonderful, down-to-earth interviews...." -Alice Gerard, The Old-Time Herald more   Multicultural Media

VERMONT: KITCHEN TUNKS & PARLOR SONGS The first-ever anthology of Vermont old-time music and the premier N. American release in the Music of the Earth series on Multicultural Media. Contains 49 tunes and songs performed by 24 individuals and groups throughout the state. "More than any other single recording [this CD] reveals that these Green Mountains are alive with music."-The Times Argus "Plenty of heart and soul"--7 Days   --Kitchen Tunks honored by Vermont Legislature! [more]    Multicultural Media

PETE SEEGER: IF I HAD A HAMMER: SONGS OF HOPE & STRUGGLE including Where Have All the Flowers Gone, We Shall Overcome, Joe Hill, Union Maid, Study War No More, If I Had a Hammer, Which Side Are You On and two new songs. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
PETE SEEGER: HEADLINES AND FOOTNOTES: A COLLECTION OF TOPICAL SONGS including Little Boxes, Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, Wasn't That a Time, Passing Through, Wimoweh, Guantanamera, Payday at Coal Creek, and three new songs. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
REISSUED!  DOC WATSON SINGS SONGS FOR LITTLE PICKERS 1991 Grammy Nominee!!! Recorded live. Shady Grove, John Henry, The Tennessee Stud, Mole in the Ground, The Riddle Song, Talkin' Guitar, Liza Jane, Frog Went A-Courtin', Mama Blues, Sing Song Kitty, The Crawdad Song, The Green Grass Grew All Around. Now available on New Sound Kids (ALQ 1005) from Allegro Music.     Original release:  Sugar Hill Records
COCO & LAFE: DREAM STREETS Cambridge busking favorites featuring harmony vocals; originals and songs by Dylan, Prine, Lovett, & Cale: Let's Get Away, Buckets of Rain, Unwed Fathers, If I Had a Boat, Here with Me, Riverboat Song, Snow, That's the Way the World Goes Round, Charlene, End of the Line, I'm Leaving Town, It Takes a Lot to Laugh. Available from
LAFE: AM I GONE Original songs from the world's oldest boy wonder with vocal harmonies by Coco Kallis and instrumental support from Mark Greenberg. Am I Gone, The Alamo, I'll Get Over You, Paint Me Blue, You Can't Sue God, Praying for Rain, Snow Blind, Kings Don't Cry, Hey Rose, A Monkey Named Al, South Folk, In Between, Wicked World, Some Love. SkyHunter Records
COCO KALLIS: ENVIRONMENTAL SONGS FOR KIDS New and classic songs in a variety of engaging styles, featuring guitar, banjo, mandolin, and other instruments: What Have They Done to the Rain, Recycle, Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream, 9 more; with Teacher/Parent's Activities Guide. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
ANDY COHEN: RIDICULOUS INSTRUMENTALS High Society, U.S. March, 12 Sticks, Make Believe Stunt, Free at Last, & other Cohen originals and old-time guitar (& one piano) finger-busters from Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, Joseph Spence, Sam McGee, & others. An Upstreet co-production recorded at Upstreet World Headquarters. Riverlark Music
JANE SAPP & KIDS: WE'VE ALL GOT STORIES: SONGS FROM THE DREAM PROJECT Songs written by and with young people and sung by 21 kids ages 8-16 from Mississippi, Vermont, North Dakota, Alabama, and Massachusetts. Includes There's a River Flowing in My Soul, Without Freedom, Everybody Makes a Difference, Dream. Rounder Records
DAVE VAN RONK (a/k/a Uncle Moose): PETER & THE WOLF with the Kazoo-O-Phonic Jug Band. The first and only jug band version of the Prokofiev classic, with Swing on a Star, Teddy Bear's Picnic, I'm Proud to Be a Moose, Foolish Frog, Mairzy Doats, and Green, Green Rocky Road. Alacazam! Records
MICHAEL "BEAUSOLEIL" DOUCET (with family & friends) LE HOOGIE BOOGIE: LOUISIANA FRENCH MUSIC FOR CHILDREN from lively two-steps to gentle lullabies, including L'Arc en Ciel, P'tit Gallop pour Mamou, Colinda, Jolie Blonde, Zydeco Gris Gris Rap, Le Hoogie Boogie, Fais Do-do. Rounder Records
VARIOUS ARTISTS (HILLMAN, WINCHESTER, VAN ZANDT, WATSON, ROWAN, REDBONE, ETC.) DADDIES SING GOOD NIGHT Musician-fathers sing a variety of original, traditional, and classic sleep-time songs and lullabies, including Prairie Lullaby, Russian Lullaby, Sweet Baby James, Wings of Horses, My Little Buckaroo.  Sugar Hill Records
MEMENTOS: THE 1988 BEN & JERRY’S NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL with Queen Ida, Doc Watson, Richard Thompson, Dr. John, Tom Paxton, Taj Mahal, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Bill Morrissey, Cheryl Wheeler, George Gritzbach, Holly Near.  Alcazar Records
RICHARD HUNTER: THE ACT OF BEING FREE IN ONE ACT  Virtuosic solo harmonica performances. No overdubs. Peppermint Life, In A Sentimental Mood, Old Man River, Too Late, Rock Heart, Golden Mel, The Longing, Bright Lights-Big City/Let It Roll/Blue Monk, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Winter Sun At Nobska, Big 17, Never Go Back, Hymn for Crow, Comin' Home Baby.   Turtle Hill Records
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