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Muddy Waters and Otis Spann - Long Distance Calls

This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetry, and prose by historically renowned African American musicians, writers, and activists. The sounds collected here are testimony to the power, creativity, and resilience of Black expressive forms that have received recognition throughout the world.
 

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Every two weeks, Alexander Street and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings offer a free music download from the popular online collection Smithsonian Global Sound® for Libraries. This download is freely available, regardless of whether or not your library subscribes to the collection.
 

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