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Dave Van Ronk - The Folkways Years 1959-61 (1991) {Smithsonian Folkways CD SF 40041}

Dave Van Ronk - The Folkways Years 1959-61 (1991) {Smithsonian Folkways CD SF 40041}
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© 1959-61, 1991 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings | CD SF 40041
Folk / Contemporary Folk / Folk Jazz / Folk Revival / Folk-Blues

In his characteristically sardonic liner notes to this compilation of his earliest recordings, Dave Van Ronk denies that he was ever a folksinger. While such a declaration may seem ludicrous on its face, Van Ronk's perspective contributes to an understanding of his musical approach. When he made these recordings for Folkways Records between 1959 and 1961, he was coming out of years of playing banjo and singing (unamplified) with a traditional jazz band; he turned to fingerpicking an acoustic guitar and singing the songs of old folk-blues musicians like Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and the Reverend Gary Davis as the "trad" fad gave way and the folk revival gained momentum in the late ‘50s.

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: New Hampshire (2010)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 22, 2016
Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: New Hampshire (2010)

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: New Hampshire (2010)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4313 Kbps | 45mn 28s | 1.52 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Soar over the most independent-minded state in the Union: New Hampshire. Amid its mountains, rivers, and colonial villages exists a community of people who take their motto of "Live free or die" to heart. From an infamous poet who favored the road less traveled, to the founders of both the industrial and fast food revolutions, this state is brimming with free thinkers. Discover the sights and stories of the Granite State, from Concord to White Mountain State Park and beyond.

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Maryland and Delaware (2011)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 16, 2016
Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Maryland and Delaware (2011)

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Maryland and Delaware (2011)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4354 Kbps | 46mn 0s | 1.55 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Visit the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner and explore the sites where Harriet Tubman, Babe Ruth and the DuPont family made their marks on American history. Maryland and Delaware are two small states of great historical significance. Highlighted by the great bays of the eastern seaboard: Chesapeake and Delaware, both states are defined by the legacies of their colonial pasts. This aerial journey reveals their giant stature in the history of America.

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Oregon (2011)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 16, 2016
Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Oregon (2011)

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Oregon (2011)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3509 Kbps | 45mn 30s | 1.26 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Individualistic, eccentric and freethinking: a mix that's intrinsically "Made in Oregon." These traits belong not just to the people of this diverse state, but also to the landscape itself. From Crater Lake to the High Cascades to the perilous Pacific coastline, this state is full of natural beauty. From Lewis and Clark's search for "land's end" to the thousands of emigrants who arrived via the Oregon Trail, the state has always attracted the adventurous type.

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Arkansas (2009)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 16, 2016
Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Arkansas (2009)

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Arkansas (2009)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3333 Kbps | 46mn 0s | 1.22 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Embark on a journey over the land where settlers' westward journeys began and Bonnie and Clyde's crime spree ended. The Natural State is rich with the stories of brave pioneers, notorious desperadoes, and hanging judges. It's a state with great rivers, great battles and great promise, and the birthplace of Johnny Cash, Maya Angelou and Bill Clinton. Delve into America's wild interior, from the Mississippi River bottomlands to towering mountain peaks.

Book of Flight: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at Sept. 14, 2016
Book of Flight: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Book of Flight: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Firefly Books | 2001 | ISBN: 155209619X, 1552095991 | English | 132 pages | PDF | 23 MB

Smithsonian Channel - Sacred Sites: Petra (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 14, 2016
Smithsonian Channel - Sacred Sites: Petra (2016)

Smithsonian Channel - Sacred Sites: Petra (2016)
HDTV | 1276 x 716 | .MP4/AVC @ 2864 Kbps | 46mins | 997 MB
Audio: English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

In the rocky highlands of Jordan and the deserts of Saudi Arabia lie the remains of two remarkable cities, Petra and Hegra, built by the Nabataeans over 2,000 years ago. The story of this lost kingdom has faded from history, but thanks to ancient inscriptions and recent discoveries, these rock tombs and temples are finally yielding profound secrets about the Nabataeans' way of life. Join us as we enter Sacred Sites carved from cliffs and reveal a civilization where women wielded unrivaled power for centuries.

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Connecticut (2011)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 13, 2016
Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Connecticut (2011)

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Connecticut (2011)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3956 Kbps | 46mn 0s | 1.42 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

From sleeping giants to Captain Kidd's buried treasure, Connecticut isn't as quaint as you think. Join us on an aerial journey across a state rich in Native American legends, colonial history, and good old New England charm. This is where Mark Twain created some of fiction's greatest characters and where Benedict Arnold committed America's greatest act of treason. Savor the state's coastal blue waters and mountains ablaze with autumn colors, from a bird's-eye view.

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Louisiana (2011)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 13, 2016
Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Louisiana (2011)

Smithsonian Channel - Aerial America: Louisiana (2011)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3653 Kbps | 44mn 14s | 1.27 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Visit the state where the Big Muddy comes to an end and the Big Easy comes to life. Louisiana is home to both great celebrations and great devastation. From cool jazz to hot cooking; from a vast paradise of wetlands to the giant industries endangering its fragile ecosystems, explore the stark contradictions of the Sugar State from soaring heights. Having survived natural and manmade disasters, Louisiana proves it has never lost its festive, fighting spirit.

Smithsonian Frontiers of Flight  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bakerman at Sept. 6, 2016
Smithsonian Frontiers of Flight

Smithsonian Frontiers of Flight
Smithsonian Books | 1992 | ISBN: 0895990334 | English | 264 pages | PDF | 65 MB