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Diana Davies photographs

Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Gahr, David  Search this
Performer:
Bread and Puppet Theater  Search this
Everly Brothers  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Pentangle (Musical group)  Search this
The Pennywhistlers (Musical group)  Search this
The Young Tradition (Musical group)  Search this
Andersen, Eric  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Brand, Oscar  Search this
Cameron, John A.  Search this
Chandler, Len  Search this
Collier, Jimmy  Search this
Collins, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Fuller, Jesse  Search this
Gerrard, Alice, 1934-  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Hartford, John  Search this
Hjorth, Ole  Search this
Joplin, Janis  Search this
Kennedy, Norman, 1934-  Search this
Kershaw, Doug  Search this
Killen, Louis  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass  Search this
Koerner, John  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Mitchell, Joni  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Perkins, Carl  Search this
Proffitt, Frank, Jr., 1946-2005  Search this
Rachell, Yank  Search this
Raim, Ethel  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Sainte-Marie, Buffy  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Stabi, Björn  Search this
Sykes, Roosevelt, 1906-1983  Search this
Taylor, James  Search this
Traum, Artie  Search this
Traum, Happy  Search this
Waters, Muddy, 1915-1983  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Watson, Merle  Search this
White, Elaine, (Vocalist)  Search this
Wiseman, Mac  Search this
Names:
Newport Folk Festival  Search this
Philadelphia Folk Festival  Search this
Asch, Moses  Search this
Chandler, Nancy  Search this
Dunson, Josh, 1941-  Search this
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006  Search this
Silber, Irwin, 1925-2010  Search this
Young, Izzy, 1928-  Search this
Musician:
Bosco, John  Search this
Extent:
3.83 Cubic feet (8 binders containing contact sheets, slides, and prints; 7 boxes (8.5"x10.75"x2.5") of 35 mm negatives; 2 binders of 35 mm and 120 format negatives; and 1 box of 11 oversize prints.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contact sheets
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Saint Simons Island (Ga. : Island)
Date:
1963-2009
Summary:
The Diana Davies photographs consist of images taken by Diana Davies at various stages of her career. Locations include the Festival of American Folklife, the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's Campaign, various peace and protest marches and outdoor performances, New York City, and the Georgia Sea Islands. The collection includes contact sheets, negatives, photographic prints, and slides. Original photographs, negatives, and color slides taken by Diana Davies. Materials date from 1963-2009. Bulk dates: Newport Folk Festival, 1963-1969, 1987, 1992; Philadelphia Folk Festival, 1967-1968, 1987.
Scope and Contents:
The Diana Davies photographs, 1963-2009, consist of black and white negatives, contact sheets and prints, as well as color slides and negatives. The bulk of materials depict major festivals and protest movements (including the Poor People's March of 1968) documented by Diana Davies (located in Series 1: Newport Folk Festival, Series 2: Philadelphia Folk Festival, Series 6: Festival of American Folklife, and Series 11: Social Justice). Also well-represented are non-festival performances (in locations such as clubs, concert halls, and homes), recording sessions, and other music-related images, mainly of notable figures in the American folk music revival (located in Series 3: Broadside Magazine, Series 4: Sing Out! Magazine Concerts, Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People, Series 7: Recording Sessions, Series 8: Instruction Book Shots, and Series 9: Jazz, Blues, and Salsa Musicians). Series 10: Georgia Sea Islands consists of photographs depicting the culture, environment, and daily life of these coastal islands in 1966. Series 12: New York City Scenes contains photographs taken on the street depicting everyday life in NYC in the 1960s and 1970s. The collection also contains related papers in Series 13: Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence.
Arrangement note:
Each item in the Diana Davies Photographs has been assigned an accession number, and like materials have been put together such as the Newport Folk Festival photographs, in a chronological sequence as much as possible. Materials in the three more recent donation batches (1998, 2004, and 2006) were numbered and integrated into the collection. In some series, the accession numbers are in numerical order, and in others, the numbers are random because like items with different number sequences were pulled together in a series for subject coherence. The best way to find occurrences of a particular subject is to use the ctrl+F function. Please consult the archivists if you have any questions about the collection contents.

Contact sheets, slides, and prints arranged in 8 binders; negatives and oversize prints are stored separately.

Arranged in 14 series:

Series 1: Newport Folk Festival

Series 2: Philadelphia Folk Festival

Series 3: Broadside Magazine

Series 4: -- Sing Out! -- Magazine Concerts

Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People

Series 6: Festival of American Folklife

Series 7: Recording Sessions

Series 8: Instruction Book Shots

Series 9: Jazz, Blues, and Salsa Musicians

Series 10: Georgia Sea Islands

Series 11: Social Justice

Series 12: New York City Scenes

Series 13: Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence

Series 14: Oversize Materials
Biographical/Historical note:
Diana Davies is a well-known photographer of folk performers and festivals. Davies photographed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in its earlier years. Born in 1938, Davies grew up in Maine, the Catskills, New York City, and Boston. Her grandparents were local union organizers and Debs socialists; one grandfather was a gandy dancer with the railroad, and her grandmother was a textile worker in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. Davies finds that her family background was later expressed in her own activist efforts.

Davies left high school at 16, and worked sweeping out coffeehouses, which gave her the opportunity to listen to music while she worked. She became interested in theater and music. In Greenwich Village, she began doing some sound technician work, and then got interested in photography. She taught herself how to develop and print photographs in a darkroom, and began photographing in theaters, shooting from behind the scenes. Her theater photos are at Smith College in Northampton, where she presently lives. In the early 1960s, she began working with the editors of Broadside Magazine, Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen. She developed an interest in human rights work, which grew from her contact with Sis and Gordon, and also her own family background. She also worked as a photographer in a wide range of settings, including night clubs, weddings, and doing portrait photography. This led her to work for major national and international media including the New York Times, covering such events as the war in Biafra, and traveling to Mexico, Cuba, and Portugal on assignment.

Davies' folk photographs represent about one-quarter of her body of work; her other major photographic work includes the Civil Rights Movement, the Peace Movement, and theater. Davies began photographing at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964, which she covered for a number of years. She knew Ralph Rinzler, and found him a vibrant, alive person excited by all aspects of culture. He introduced her to Bessie Jones from the Georgia Sea Islands, and in 1966 she made a photographic journey to the islands. Her work from this trip is included in the collection. Davies has also been a musician. She became involved with the punk rock movement of the 1970s, and felt that there was a connection between the hard-hitting songs from the punk world and the songs being published in Broadside Magazine. In 1975, she became part of a folk/punk women's band in Boston, and later moved to Western Massachusetts. In addition to being a photographer and musician, Davies is also a writer. She wrote a play entitled "The Witch Papers" in 1980, which was produced in Boston and other locations. The play was a vehicle for her human rights activism, comparing the technology of inquisition with labor sweatshops. In 1998, her play "The War Machine" was produced in Amherst, Mass. She lives in Northampton, and enjoys and participates in street performance, which she describes as the "most essentially communicative stuff you can come up with."
General note:
All contact sheets from the collection are digitized and accessible through this finding aid. Series-level slideshows accessible through this finding aid represent a small sampling from the collection.
Provenance:
The Smithsonian Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired portions of the Diana Davies Photograph Collection in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Ms. Davies photographed for the Festival of American Folklife. More materials came to the Archives circa 1989 or 1990. Archivist Stephanie Smith visited her in 1998 and 2004, and brought back additional materials which Ms. Davies wanted to donate to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. These two more recent donations of additional photographs (contact sheets, prints, and slides) consisted of documentation of the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's March on Washington, the Civil Rights Movement, the Georgia Sea Islands, and miscellaneous personalities of the American folk revival. In a letter dated 12 March 2002, Ms. Davies gave full discretion to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to grant permission for both internal and external use of her photographs, with the provison that her work be credited in any use.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

Permission for the duplication or publication of items in the Diana Davies Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Topic:
Peace movements  Search this
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963  Search this
Civil rights -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact sheets
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
Diana Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE
See more items in:
Diana Davies photographs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-davie
Online Media:

Festival Recordings: National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Stage: Joe Heaney; George Lopez; Lydia Mendoza; Duff Severe; Bill Monroe; Brownie McGhee

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. National Heritage Fellowships Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Lopez, George, 1900-1993  Search this
Artist:
Heaney, Joe, 1919-1984  Search this
Mendoza, Lydia  Search this
Severe, Duff, 1919-2004  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Texas
Oregon
Date:
1982 July 03
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-7RR-0147
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Mexican Americans  Search this
Saddlery  Search this
Sean-nos  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-7RR-0147
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: National Heritage Fellowships Program / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2591

Festival Recordings: National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Stage: Brownie McGhee; Sonny Terry; Hugh McGraw

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. National Heritage Fellowships Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Simmons, Philip, 1912-2009  Search this
McGraw, Hugh  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1982 July 03
Contents:
Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry-- Living with the blues--Worried man, long way from home; john Henry; Hugh McGraw Sacred harp singers; Phillip Simmons
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-7RR-0148
General:
CDR copy
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Shape-note singing  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-7RR-0148
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: National Heritage Fellowships Program / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2592

Festival Recordings: National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Stage: C.S. Blues Band; S. Terry & B. McGhee; Irish Tradition and Heaney, Moloney, O'Donnell

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. National Heritage Fellowships Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Irish Tradition (Musical group)  Search this
Artist:
Sayles, Charlie  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Heaney, Joe, 1919-1984  Search this
O'Donnell, Eugene, 1932-2019  Search this
Moloney, Mick, 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Ireland
Date:
1982 July 04
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-7RR-0152
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 4, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Ireland -- Songs and music  Search this
Sean-nos  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-7RR-0152
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: National Heritage Fellowships Program / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2596

Festival Recordings: National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Stage: Stereo recording of Charlie Sayles Blues Band; Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. National Heritage Fellowships Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Sayles, Charlie  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1982 July 04
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-7RR-0157
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 4, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-7RR-0157
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: National Heritage Fellowships Program / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2601

Classic blues from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Vol. 2 [sound recording]

Title:
Classic blues. Vol. 2
Author:
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Williams, Warner  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
King, Nora Lee  Search this
Williams, Mary Lou 1910-1981  Search this
Anderson, Pink 1900-1974  Search this
Montgomery, Little Brother 1906-1985  Search this
House, Son  Search this
Holcomb, Roscoe  Search this
Sykes, Roosevelt  Search this
Edwards, Honeyboy  Search this
Williams, Lucinda  Search this
Barrelhouse Buck 1903-1962  Search this
Johnson, Edith  Search this
Brown, Henry 1906-1981  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958  Search this
Cat Iron  Search this
Macon, John Wesley 1933-1973  Search this
Dane, Barbara  Search this
Hopkins, Lightnin' 1912-1982  Search this
Memphis Slim  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Chambers Brothers  Search this
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Date:
2003
19uu
P2003
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Call number:
disc 000404
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745707

Classic blues from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings [sound recording]

Author:
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958  Search this
Memphis Slim  Search this
Dixon, Willie 1915-1992  Search this
Hall, Vera 1902-1964  Search this
Douglas, K. C  Search this
Sykes, Roosevelt  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Baker, Etta 1913-2006  Search this
House, Son  Search this
Dupree, Champion Jack d. 1992  Search this
Anderson, Pink 1900-1974  Search this
Johnson, Edith  Search this
Brown, Henry 1906-1981  Search this
Williams, Big Joe 1903-1982  Search this
Cat Iron  Search this
Davis, Gary 1896-1972  Search this
Hopkins, Lightnin' 1912-1982  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Townsend, Henry  Search this
Edwards, Honeyboy  Search this
Montgomery, Little Brother 1906-1985  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Johnson, Lonnie 1899-1970  Search this
Chambers Brothers  Search this
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Music
Date:
2003
19uu
P2003
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Call number:
disc 000414
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745851

Classic African-American ballads [sound recording] : from Smithsonian Folkways

Author:
Williams, Warner  Search this
Douglas, K. C  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Jackson, John 1924-2002  Search this
Memphis Slim  Search this
Dixon, Willie 1915-1992  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Eaglin, Snooks 1936-2009  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Gillum, Jazz 1904-1966  Search this
Stidham, Arbee  Search this
Anderson, Pink 1900-1974  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958  Search this
Taylor, Earl 1929-1984  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Sprott, Horace  Search this
Van Ronk, Dave  Search this
White, Josh Jr  Search this
Cephas & Wiggins  Search this
Stony Mountain Boys  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
19uu
P2006
Topic:
Ballads, English  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Call number:
disc 000613
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_826228

Folk Song America: a 20th Century Revival [sound recording]

Producer:
Cohen, Norm 1936-  Search this
Performer:
Ball, Bentley  Search this
Robeson, Paul 1898-1976  Search this
Sandburg, Carl 1878-1967  Search this
McClintock, Harry K. (Harry Kirby) 1882-1957  Search this
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993  Search this
Kazee, Buell 1900-1976  Search this
Niles, John Jacob 1892-1980  Search this
Marais, Josef 1905-1978  Search this
Elliott, Jack 1931-  Search this
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Lomax, John A (John Avery) 1867-1948  Search this
Guthrie, Woody 1912-1967  Search this
Dyer-Bennet, Richard  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Ives, Burl 1909-1995  Search this
Travis, Merle  Search this
Stafford, Jo  Search this
Glazer, Joe  Search this
Hinton, Sam 1917-2009  Search this
Arkin, Alan  Search this
Schlamme, Martha  Search this
Brand, Oscar  Search this
Belafonte, Harry 1927-  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958  Search this
McCurdy, Ed 1919-2000  Search this
Gooding, Cynthia  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Odetta 1930-2008  Search this
Ritchie, Jean  Search this
West, Harry 1926-2014  Search this
West, Jeanie 1933-  Search this
Dane, Barbara  Search this
Faier, Billy  Search this
Wood, Hally  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Gibson, Bob, vocalist  Search this
Baez, Joan  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
MacColl, Ewan  Search this
Lloyd, A. L (Albert Lancaster) 1908-1982  Search this
Van Ronk, Dave  Search this
Elliott, Jack 1931-  Search this
Makem, Tommy  Search this
Seeger, Peggy 1935-  Search this
Hurt, Mississippi John 1894-1966  Search this
Dylan, Bob 1941-  Search this
Koerner, John  Search this
West, Hedy  Search this
Rush, Tom  Search this
Paxton, Tom 1937-  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
White, Clarence 1944-1973  Search this
White, Roland  Search this
Tyson, Ian 1933 September 25-  Search this
Tyson, Sylvia 1940-  Search this
Sky, Patrick  Search this
Fariña, Mimi  Search this
Fariña, Richard  Search this
Sainte-Marie, Buffy  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Sorrels, Rosalie  Search this
Jabbour, Alan  Search this
Carter, Maybelle 1909-1978  Search this
Carter, Sara 1898-1979  Search this
Collins, Judy 1939-  Search this
Muldaur, Maria  Search this
Goodman, Steve 1948-1984  Search this
Ringer, Jim  Search this
Weissberg, Eric 1939-2020  Search this
Peter, Paul, and Mary (Musical group)  Search this
Ostroushko, Peter  Search this
De Dannan (Musical group)  Search this
Jubilee Singers  Search this
American Chamber Music Group  Search this
Golden Gate Quartet  Search this
Weavers (Musical group)  Search this
Tarriers (Musical group)  Search this
Kossoy Sisters  Search this
Gateway Singers  Search this
Kingston Trio  Search this
Bud and Travis  Search this
Greenbriar Boys  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Limeliters (Musical group)  Search this
Tokens (Musical group)  Search this
Flatt and Scruggs (Musical group)  Search this
Clancy Brothers  Search this
Freedom Singers  Search this
Rooftop Singers  Search this
Kentucky Colonels  Search this
Byrds (Musical group)  Search this
Jim Kweskin Jug Band  Search this
Simon and Garfunkel  Search this
Canned Heat (Musical group)  Search this
Hollow Rock String Band  Search this
Fish (Musical group)  Search this
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  Search this
Taj Mahal (Musician)  Search this
Highwoods String Band  Search this
Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group)  Search this
Magpie (Musical group)  Search this
Rude Girls (Musical group)  Search this
Creator:
Davis, Gary 1896-1972  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
South Africans  Search this
British  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Irish  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Jews  Search this
Scottish Americans  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Alabama
Kentucky
South Africa
New York
Louisiana
Texas
Oklahoma
Maryland
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Pennsylvania
California
Mississippi
North Carolina
Washington (D.C.)
England
Great Britian
Tennessee
Ireland
Minnesota
Massachusetts
Canada
Alberta
Idaho
Virginia
Hawaii
Takoma Park (Md.)
Vermont
Date:
1991
Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Outlaw songs  Search this
Appalachian Region, Southern--Songs and music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Cowboys  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Bawdy songs  Search this
Jewish  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
String band  Search this
British Isles--Songs and music  Search this
Sea songs  Search this
Ireland--Songs and music  Search this
Rock music  Search this
Jug band music  Search this
Reels (Music)  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Appalachian dulcimer  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Violin  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Nuclear weapons  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Local number:
Smithsonian Collection of Recordings 046
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; Stored with LPs
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_338128

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

Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry [sound recording]

Performer:
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  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
Date:
1958
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-1520
Topic 12T29
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_315289

Anna-Mae/ I'd Love to Love You [sound recording]

Performer:
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
California
Oakland (Calif.)
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-45-4322
Savoy 45-1177
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_316917

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

Death of Blind Boy Fuller/Try Me One More Time [sound recording]

Performer:
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 78 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
California
Oakland (Calif.)
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-2319
Okeh 06265
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_322320

Blues with Brownie McGhee and Guitar [sound recording] / Brownie McGhee; recorded by Moses Asch

Title:
Brownie McGhee Blues
Performer:
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Commentator:
Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970  Search this
Producer:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
1955
1950-1960
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Popular music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
FW02030
Folkways 2030
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_231501
Online Media:

Washboard Band: Country Dance Music [sound recording] / Recorded under the supervision of Pete Seeger

Commentator:
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014  Search this
Performer:
Terry, Sonny  Search this
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Kaiser, Mel  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1956
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Country music  Search this
Washboard band music  Search this
Jug band music  Search this
Local number:
FW02201
FW-ASCH-LP-2986
Folkways 2201
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_231525
Online Media:

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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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231588

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
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231590

Traditional Blues. Vol. 1 [sound recording] / Brownie McGhee

Performer:
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Commentator:
Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Date:
1960
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
FW02421
Folkways 2421
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_231649

Traditional blues. Vol. 2 [sound recording] / Brownie McGhee

Performer:
McGhee, Brownie 1915-1996  Search this
Commentator:
Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970  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
Date:
1960
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Local number:
FW02422
Folkways 2422
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_231650
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