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Moses and Frances Asch Collection

Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Names:
Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Jenkins, Ella  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Extent:
841 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Date:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.
Scope and Contents:
The Moses and Frances Asch Collection measures 841 cubic feet and dates from 1926-1987, with some contemporary, relevant correspondence, clippings, and ephemera added after 1987.

Most of the collection consists of audio recordings (commercial 78 rpm and long-playing records, open reel tapes, acetate discs, and test pressings), correspondence with recording artists and producers, artwork, photographs, ephemera, clippings, record production materials, writings, and business papers relating to Folkways Records. Materials relating to Folkways Records can be found primarily in the Correspondence, Folkways Production, Business Records, Photographs, Artwork, Sound Recordings, and Film series.

The collection also contains some biographical materials and personal correspondence, including materials related to Asch's first business, Radio Laboratories, located in the Biographical Materials series. Correspondence, ephemera, photographs, record production materials, business papers, and recordings relating to Asch's record labels before Folkways Records (Asch Recordings, Disc Company of America, Cub Records) are located in the Early Label Materials series as well as the Audio Recordings and Photographs series.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in 10 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-1987

Series 2: Folkways Production, 1946-1987

Series 3: Business Records, 1940-1987

Series 4: Woody Guthrie papers, 1927-1985

Series 5: Early Label Materials, 1940-1949

Series 6: Biographical Materials, 1926-1987

Series 7: Photographs

Series 8: Artwork

Series 9: Audio Recordings

Series 10: Film

At this time, the collection is partially processed. Please contact rinzlerarchives@si.edu for more information.
Biographical/Historical note:
The son of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, Moses Asch was born in Poland in 1905. His childhood was spent in Poland, France, Germany, and New York. While young, Asch developed an interest in radio electronics, which ultimately lead him to his life's work, recording the music and sounds of the world. He established several record labels in succession, sometimes partnering with other record companies. Two of his fist record companies, Asch Recordings and DISC Co. of America, went bankrupt. They were followed by his best-known label, Folkways Records, which was founded in 1948 with Marian Distler (1919-1964). He was still working on Folkways recordings when he died in 1986.

Folkways Records sought to document the entire world of sound. The 2,168 titles Asch released on Folkways include traditional and contemporary music from around the world, spoken word in many languages, and documentary recordings of individuals, communities, and current events. Asch's business practices revolved around the commitment to keep every recording issued by Folkways in print, despite low sales. Asch stayed afloat by cutting costs where he could (such as color printing) and offering a high-quality product, meticulously recorded and accompanied by extensive liner notes. In doing this, he could charge a slightly higher price than other commercial outfits. Despite a tenuous relationship with financial solvency, Folkways grew to be not only one of the most important independent record companies in the United States in the 20th century, but also one of the largest and most influential record companies in the world.

Moses Asch's record labels featured famous and lesser known American writers, poets, documentarians, ethnographers, and grass roots musicians on commercial recordings. American folk icon Woody Guthrie recorded on the Asch, Disc, and Folkways labels, and the Asch Collection includes some of his correspondence, lyrics, drawings, and writings. The collection also includes correspondence with other notable musicians and artists such as John Cage, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl, Alan Lomax, Henry Cowell, and Kenneth Patchen. Also in the collection are ethnographic field notes and photographs by as well as correspondence with Béla Barók, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Harold Courlander, Helen Creighton, Laura Boulton, and Samuel Charters. Asch hired various prominent artists and graphic designers including David Stone Martin, Ben Shahn, John Carlis, and Ronald Clyne to create album cover art for his recordings. Much of the original art and designs for these covers can be found in the Asch Collection.

Asch's output of recordings on various labels, including published recordings, open reel master tapes, outtakes, and acetate disks, in addition to his business papers, correspondence, photographs, and other files were acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1987. The collection came to the Smithsonian with the understanding that all 2168 titles under the Folkways label would be kept available in perpetuity.
Provenance:
Ralph Rinzler arranged the Smithsonian's acquisition of the Moses and Frances Asch Collection in 1987, beginning with Asch before his death in 1986 and continuing with extensive discussions between Rinzler and the Asch family. Since its acquisition, archivist Jeff Place and others have added contemporary, relevant correspondence with Folkways artists and related individuals.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Oral interpretation of poetry  Search this
Oral interpretation of fiction  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 19th century  Search this
Music -- 18th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
World music  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Vocal music  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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ead_collection:sova-cfch-asch
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Classic Railroad Songs from Smithsonian Folkways [sound recording]

Liner notes:
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Recorder:
Wight, Vinton  Search this
Cook, Emory 1913-2002  Search this
Performer:
Lewis, Furry 1893-1981  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Robertson, Walt 1928-1994  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Hilton, L. M  Search this
Watson, Annie  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Sorrels, Rosalie  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Seeger, Mike 1933-2009  Search this
McClintock, Harry K. (Harry Kirby) 1882-1957  Search this
Terrell, Henry Grady  Search this
Mounce, John D. 1938-2003  Search this
Stoneman, Ernest V  Search this
Sutphin, Vernon  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Virginia Mountain Boys  Search this
Stoneman Family (musical group)  Search this
Iron Mountain String Band  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Mormons  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
North Carolina
Georgia
Missouri
Virginia
New York
Memphis (Tenn.)
Tennessee
New York (N.Y.)
Utah
Seattle (Wash.)
Washington
Louisiana
Deep Gap (N.C.)
Oklahoma
Idaho
California
Colorado
Date:
2006
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Documentary  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Railroads--Songs and music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
String band  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Violin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Railroads--Trains  Search this
Local number:
SF-CFP-CD-40192-7
Smithsonian Folkways 40192
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_353184

Lead Belly [sound recording]

Performer:
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Louisiana
Shreveport (La.)
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-3190
Storyville 124
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Data Source:
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edanmdm:siris_arc_316305

Blues Songs by the Lonesome Blues Singer [sound recording]

Performer:
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Producer:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Louisiana
Date:
1964
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Twelve string guitar  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
Royale 18131
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_359666

American Political Song Acetate Transfers, disc one [sound recording]

Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Hays, Lee 1914-1981  Search this
Williams, Mary Lou 1910-1981  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Cunningham, Sis 1909-2004  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax 1921-2009  Search this
Unknown  Search this
People's Songs (Organization)  Search this
Almanac Singers  Search this
Subject:
Titanic (Steamship)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Louisiana
New York
Oklahoma
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Presidents--Election  Search this
Elections  Search this
Local number:
FP-CDR-0013
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_341696

Sings and Plays [sound recording]

Creator:
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Louisiana
Topic:
Folk songs  Search this
Local number:
Stinson 91
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Negro folk songs for young people [sound recording] / sung by Leadbelly

Performer:
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
1960
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Children's songs  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Songs to grow on. Vol. 2 [sound recording] : a collection of American folk songs for children / as conceived by Beatrice Landeck ; recorded by Moses Asch

Title:
Songs to grow on, volume 2, school days
Creator:
Landeck, Beatrice  Search this
Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Van Wey, Adelaide  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Bailey, Charity  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
1950-1960
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Children's songs  Search this
Singing games  Search this
Local number:
FLP 71544
Folkways 7020
Folkways 20
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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edanmdm:siris_arc_232604

Free and equal blues [sound recording] / Josh White

Creator:
White, Josh voc itr  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949 voc  Search this
Williams, Mary Lou 1910-1981  Search this
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings  Search this
Almanac Singers prf  Search this
Union Boys (Musical group) prf  Search this
Liner notes:
Wald, Elijah  Search this
Compiler:
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1998
1944
P1998
1941-1950
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Local number:
Smithsonian Folkways 40081
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_224541

Leadbelly's legacy. Vol. 3 [sound recording] : early recordings

Performer:
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Editor:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
FW02024
Folkways 2024
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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edanmdm:siris_arc_231503

The Asch recordings, 1939 to 1947. Vol. 1 [sound recording] : blues, gospel, and jazz / compiled and edited by Samuel Charters

Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Performer:
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Dupree, Champion Jack -1992  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Johnson, Lonnie 1894-1970  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Washington, Ernestine B. 1914-1983  Search this
Johnson, Bunk 1879-1949  Search this
Tatum, Art 1909-1956  Search this
Hawkins, Coleman  Search this
Smith, Stuff  Search this
Spanier, Muggsy 1906-1967  Search this
Russell, Pee Wee  Search this
Simeon, Omer 1902-1959  Search this
Johnson, James P (James Price) 1894-1955  Search this
Sullivan, Joe 1906-1971  Search this
Bechet, Sidney 1897-1959  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Paul, Les  Search this
Two Gospel Keys (Musical group)  Search this
Thrasher Wonders (Musical group)  Search this
Omer Simeon Trio  Search this
Commentator:
Charters, Samuel Barclay 1929-2015  Search this
Creator:
Williams, Mary Lou 1910-1981  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1965
1966
1941-1950
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Local number:
FW00AA1-2
Folkways AA1/2
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 Vol. 2 [sound recording]

Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Performer:
Lomax, Alan 1915-2002  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax 1921-2009  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Ford, Mary 1924-1977  Search this
Paul, Les  Search this
Warner, Frank 1903-1978  Search this
Page, Ralph 1903-1985  Search this
Clark, Tiny  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Country Dance Orchestra  Search this
Commentator:
Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970  Search this
Creator:
Ives, Burl 1909-1995  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1967
1930-1950
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Ballads, English  Search this
Children's songs  Search this
Banjo music  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Local number:
FW00AA3-4
Folkways AA3/4
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Music down home [sound recording] : an introduction to Negro folk music, U.S.A. / edited by Charles Edward Smith

Title:
Title on insert Down Home : A Portrait of a people - an introduction to Negro folk music, U.S.A
Editor:
Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970  Search this
Performer:
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Dodson, Annie Grace Horn  Search this
Brown, Enoch  Search this
Dodson, Annie  Search this
Amerson, Rich  Search this
Hibler, Rosie  Search this
Melton, Dorothy  Search this
Reed, Dock  Search this
Hall, Vera 1906-1964  Search this
Coleman, Earthy Anne  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Moore, Mozelle  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Eaglin, Snooks 1936-2009  Search this
Spivey, Victoria  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958  Search this
Cannon, Gus 1883-1979  Search this
Lewis, Furry 1893-1981  Search this
Burse, Charlie  Search this
Slade, Will  Search this
Thomas, Willie  Search this
Cage, Butch  Search this
Little Brother Montgomery  Search this
Rosie Hibler and Family  Search this
Jubilee Singers  Search this
Children of East York School  Search this
Sonny Terry's Washboard Band  Search this
Montgomery Gospel Trio  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Songs and music
Music
Place:
Southern states
United States
Date:
1965
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Prisoners' songs  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Hymns  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Lullabies  Search this
Children's songs  Search this
Storytelling  Search this
Singing games  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Skiffle  Search this
Jug band music  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Local number:
FW02691
Folkways 2691
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Jazz. Vol. 1 [sound recording] : The South / Edited by Frederic Ramsey, Jr

Producer:
Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970  Search this
Series editor:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Performer:
Reese, Dock  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Red, Oh  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Blackwell, Scrapper 1903-1962  Search this
Tucker, Bessie  Search this
Gates, J. M. Rev  Search this
Daniel, Emma  Search this
Dupree, Champion Jack -1992  Search this
Simeon, Omer 1902-1959  Search this
Johnson, James P (James Price) 1894-1955  Search this
Johnson, Margaret  Search this
Oliver, King 1885-1938  Search this
Two Gospel Keys (Musical group)  Search this
Jim Jam Band  Search this
Omer Simeon Trio  Search this
Dallas String Band  Search this
Black and Blue Trio  Search this
Album cover design:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Songs and music
Place:
Southern States
Southern states
United States
Date:
1950
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Prisoner's songs  Search this
Ballads, English  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Street music  Search this
Boogie woogie (Music)  Search this
Skiffle  Search this
Jug band music  Search this
Ragtime music  Search this
String band music  Search this
Local number:
FW02801
Folkways 2801
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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This land is my land [sound recording] : a collection of American folk songs

Title:
This land is my land: American work songs-- songs to grow on vol. 3
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Performer:
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Eskin, Sam  Search this
Bonyun, Bill  Search this
McClintock, Harry K. (Harry Kirby) 1882-1957  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Children's songs  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Local number:
FW07027
Folkways 7027
Folkways 27
Restrictions & Rights:
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The glory of Negro history [sound recording] / written and narrated by Langston Hughes

Narrator:
Hughes, Langston 1902-1967  Search this
Performer:
Hill, Bertha Chippie  Search this
Bibb, Leon (Charles Leon)  Search this
Haynes, Hilda 1912-  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Morgan, Clark 1920-1996  Search this
Nye, Hermes  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971  Search this
McKay, Claude 1890-1948  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Dallas String Band  Search this
George McClain Chorale  Search this
Author:
Dunbar, Paul Laurence 1872-1906  Search this
Recording engineer:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
1955
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 7752
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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The 12-string guitar as played by Leadbelly [sound recording] : an instruction record / by Peter Seeger

Performer:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Cover photograph:
Gahr, David  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Instructional materials
Place:
United States
Date:
1962
Topic:
Music--Instruction and study  Search this
Musical instruments--guitar  Search this
Guitar--Instruction and study  Search this
Guitar--Methods (Blues)  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Local number:
FW08371
Folkways 8371
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
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Folkways: The Original Vision [sound recording]

Producer:
Seeger, Anthony  Search this
Place, Jeffrey  Search this
Performer:
Graham, Anne  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Geer, Will  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Liner notes:
Lomax, Alan 1915-2002  Search this
Hart, Mickey  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Compact disc
Place:
United States
Louisiana
Oklahoma
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1988
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Local number:
Smithsonian Folkways 40001
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233411

Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs [sound recording]

Performer:
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax 1921-2009  Search this
Liner notes:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Anglo-American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Compact disc
Place:
United States
Oklahoma
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1989
1962
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Violin  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 2483
Smithsonian Folkways 40007
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233449

Lead Belly Sings Folk Songs [sound recording]

Performer:
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Liner notes:
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
African American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Compact disc
Place:
United States
Louisiana
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1989
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Concertina  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 2488
Smithsonian Folkways 40010
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233452

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