Pete Seeger
This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1
Ramblin' Jack Elliott

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Folksongs are songs that have stood the test of time to become an almost subconscious part of musical heritage. While the term is often used to describe, essentially, any song written by a folk musician, folksongs as an AMG style refers to pre-20th century traditional songs that have been passed down through many generations. They may be American or European in origin, but folksongs are often old enough that no one quite knows the exact details of those origins. These are the songs usually credited on albums as "traditional" or "public domain."

Folksongs Artists Highlights

Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Ella Jenkins
Ella Jenkins
Lead Belly
Lead Belly
Dave Van Ronk
Dave Van Ronk
Clarence Ashley
Clarence Ashley

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Folksongs Album Highlights

This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1
Woody Guthrie
This Land Is Your Land: ...
Dust Bowl Ballads
Woody Guthrie
Dust Bowl Ballads
King of the 12-String Guitar
Lead Belly
King of the 12-String ...
The Best of the Decca Years
The Weavers
The Best of the Decca Years
This-A-Way, That-A-Way
Ella Jenkins
This-A-Way, That-A-Way
Rainbow Race
Pete Seeger
Rainbow Race

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Folksongs Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie
Pretty Boy Floyd
Woody Guthrie
Packin' Trunk Blues Lead Belly
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine The Weavers
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) Pete Seeger
Turkey in the Straw Ella Jenkins
Last Train to Nuremberg Pete Seeger
Palaces of Gold Martin Carthy
San Francisco Bay Blues Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Ground Hog Almanac Singers

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