Inventing America - World Music

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198B01All Mixed Up - How American Music Came To Be American Music19980607

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

1: `All Mixed Up - How American Music Came to Be American Music'.

With arcHIVe contributions from the Blackfoot INDIAns, songs of the French, Spanish and British settlers, and memories of Africa from the Black Banjo Songsters and the Moving Star Hall Singers.

198B01All Mixed Up - How American Music Came To Be American Music19980607

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

1: `All Mixed Up - How American Music Came to Be American Music'.

With arcHIVe contributions from the Blackfoot INDIAns, songs of the French, Spanish and British settlers, and memories of Africa from the Black Banjo Songsters and the Moving Star Hall Singers.

198B02Chicken Scratch19980614

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

2: Saturday Night.

With `chicken scratch' from the Tohono O'odham INDIAns of Arizona, Norm Dembrowski's Happy Notes from Chicago, a Huapango dance from the Rio Grande, a square dance from the Plains Chippewa-Metis community of North Dakota, a children's play party song from Pete Seeger, and barroom music from Lead Belly and James P Johnson.

198B02Chicken Scratch19980614

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

2: Saturday Night.

With `chicken scratch' from the Tohono O'odham INDIAns of Arizona, Norm Dembrowski's Happy Notes from Chicago, a Huapango dance from the Rio Grande, a square dance from the Plains Chippewa-Metis community of North Dakota, a children's play party song from Pete Seeger, and barroom music from Lead Belly and James P Johnson.

198B03Sunday Morning19980621

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

3: `Sunday Morning'.

Music for worship, with the Old Regular Baptists, the Kingfisher Trio of the Cherokee Nation, a Nativity song from New Mexico, the Mackintosh County Shouters from Georgia, Bill Munroe with an example of `stained-glass bluegrass', the House of Prayer brass bands, and the Mississippi Mass Choir.

198B03Sunday Morning19980621

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

3: `Sunday Morning'.

Music for worship, with the Old Regular Baptists, the Kingfisher Trio of the Cherokee Nation, a Nativity song from New Mexico, the Mackintosh County Shouters from Georgia, Bill Munroe with an example of `stained-glass bluegrass', the House of Prayer brass bands, and the Mississippi Mass Choir.

198B04Stories In Song19980628

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

4: `Stories in Song'.

Ballads from Bob Dylan, Jean Ritchie, Lead Belly, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, the tale of the bandit Gregorio Cortez, a fox chase enacted by a harmonica, a car trip through Alabama, Woody Guthrie's `Talking Sailor' and a 1920s recording of a song about the Titanic by William and Versey Smith.

198B04Stories In Song19980628

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

4: `Stories in Song'.

Ballads from Bob Dylan, Jean Ritchie, Lead Belly, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, the tale of the bandit Gregorio Cortez, a fox chase enacted by a harmonica, a car trip through Alabama, Woody Guthrie's `Talking Sailor' and a 1920s recording of a song about the Titanic by William and Versey Smith.

198B05Hard Times19980705

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

5: `Hard Times'.

Songs of struggle and protest from Woody Guthrie, Hazel Dickens, the Bentley Boys, Big Bill Broonzy, Pete Seeger and prisoners of the Mississippi State Penetentiary.

198B05Hard Times19980705

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

5: `Hard Times'.

Songs of struggle and protest from Woody Guthrie, Hazel Dickens, the Bentley Boys, Big Bill Broonzy, Pete Seeger and prisoners of the Mississippi State Penetentiary.

198B06Love And Loss19980712

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

6: `Love and Loss'.

With Josh White, Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, Lydia Mendoza, Jean Ritchie, Peggy Seeger, and a love charm of the Ojibwa people of the Great Lakes.

198B06Love And Loss19980712

Six programmes exploring the richly varied folk music traditions of the UNITED STATES, presented by Tony Seeger.

6: `Love and Loss'.

With Josh White, Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, Lydia Mendoza, Jean Ritchie, Peggy Seeger, and a love charm of the Ojibwa people of the Great Lakes.