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Audio Delight

With the click of a mouse, Mary Celestia Parler’s voice filled the Helen Robson Walton Reading Room at Mullins Library. “The next, [song] is ‘Coffee Grows on White Oak Trees,’” Parler said on the recording initially made on one of the reel-to-reel recorders that she used to collect folksongs for the Arkansas Folklore Project. Parler made the recording at a party in 1952 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weare in DeVall’s Bluff, Arkansas. It is included in the Ozark Folksong Collection, the largest and most complete collection of traditional music and associated materials from Arkansas and the Ozarks...

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