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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:
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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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk533b8a927-559a-44ac-98d2-f32d871058b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-asch
Online Media:

Lead Belly's Legacy, Vol. 4: Easy Rider

Creator:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Recordist:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1953
Track Information:
101 There's a Man Going Round Taking Names / (1:50)

102 Easy Rider / Guitar. (2:54)

103 Red Bird / Guitar. (2:59)

104 Line 'Em / Guitar. (1:17)

105 T.B. Blues / Guitar. (3:49)

201 Jim Crow Blues / Guitar. (2:30)

202 Bourgeois Blues / Guitar. (2:23)

203 Army Life / Guitar. (1:52)

204 Mr. Hitler (Hitler Song) / Guitar. (3:16)
Local Numbers:
FW02034

Folkways.2034
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1953.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Military music  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW02034
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk542b6af69-6222-41c9-8597-ea113439767e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16047
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Harmonica and Vocal Solos

Artist:
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995 (liner notes)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Date:
1956
Contents:
Alcoholic blues -- Women's blues -- Locomotive blues -- Bad luck blues -- Lost John -- Shortnin' bread -- Fine and false voice -- Harmonica stomp -- Beautiful city.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0370

Folkways.35
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1956
General:
Principally blues. Biographical note by F. Ramsey, Jr. (4 p.) inserted in container.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
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Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0370
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b960f475-f078-4243-b8bc-330e2356f76b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16222

Music from "Odyssey"/Fred Ramsey Film

Producer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States--South
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-0139
General:
CDR copy; file exists in the DAMS system- Recording of audience watching the film "Odyssey" about Frederic Ramsey's "Been in the South" project

This tape contains audio from the film "Odyssey." The content of the program concerns the history of Jazz based on Frederic Ramsey's "Been in the South" project.
Restrictions:
Materials in the Moses and Frances Asch Collection may be examined by appointment. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections for more information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Motion picture soundtracks  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-0139
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54333d6c7-94b7-46e9-b607-5fe68c11dab0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref18654

Sound Patterns

Producer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
Experiments with brass, steel, copper pipes-fundementals overtones--Short wave band 6- 12MC
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-0753
General:
CDR copy FW-ASCH-7RR-0753, recorded on 7/14/1953 and 7/15/1953, is entitled "Sound Patterns." The recording was probably made by Frederic Ramsey, jr., as his name and address are stamped both inside and outside of the tape box. The tape consists of two subdivisions, as briefly described on the tape box. The first is "EXPERIMENTS WITH BRASS, STEEL, COPPER PIPES - FUNDAMENTALS, OVERTONES - Roger Maren, Amelia and Frederic Ramsey, Jr." The second subdivsion is "SHORT WAVE - BAND, 6 - 12 MC. Carriers, monitored and un-monitored with & without crystal phasing; code picture transmission; scrambled voices." ( But I don't hear any scrambled voices.)
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-0753
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55e66a79f-9cc4-4841-9126-d9c01ba0ed8e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19252

Sterling Brown reads Ma Rainey and Joe Meek

Artist:
Brown, Sterling Allen, 1901-1989  Search this
Author:
Brown, Sterling Allen, 1901-1989  Search this
Producer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 5 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
Ma Rainey--Joe Meek
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-5RR-1568

FLP.46778
Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-5RR-1568
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk57904cc47-b2fd-4a89-a754-4e0bc36d3c72
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20021

New Orleans Jazz, Vol. 3

Producer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
Perdido Street blues / (New Orleans Wanderers) (3:12) --Didn't he ramble / (Bunks Brass Band) (3:07) --Bottle it up and go / (Dallas Jug Band) (2:36) --Snake rag / (King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band) (3:08) --New Orleans blues (joys) / (Jell Roll Morton) (2:47) --Down by the river / (Bunk Johnson's Original Superior Band) (3:01) --Keyhold blues / (Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven) (3:35) --Dippermouth blues / (King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band) (2:43) --High society / (King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band) (3:05) --Millenburg joys / (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (2:56) --Tiger rag / (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (2:29) --Cake walking babies from home / (Red Onion Jazz Babies) (3:27) --Heah me talkin' to ya / (Johnny Dodds and His Orchestra) (3:16) --Mournful serenade / (Jelly Roll Morton's Quartet) (3:35).
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2328
General:
Folkways 2803

CDR copy--FW-ASCH-7RR-2328 is identical to the Smithsonian Folkways recording, "Jazz, Vol. 3: New Orleans" (FW02803), issued in 1950. Focusing on musician accounts of what music was popular in New Orleans in the early years, the album features 78 rpm records primarily from the 1920's. Included are a variety of well-known jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton. See the album liner notes, by Frederic Ramsey Jr., for more information. See other sheet for song track listing with durations.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2328
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59153ac8f-5dc3-4b22-b770-77f7075da30d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20638

Poemontages: 100 Years of French Poetry

Producer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Artist:
Lervesque, Jacques Henry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
French  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
France
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2397
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2397
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5057e3c24-f626-49c2-be3d-394575772d18
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20706

Lead Belly's Last Sessions (Verve/Folkways Version)

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Producer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Louisiana
Contents:
Easy rider--Nobody knows you when you're down and out--Hesitation blues--Dark town strutter's ball- (I'll be down at the last bread wagon)-Careless love
Track Information:
101 Easy Rider / Guitar.

102 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out / Guitar.

103 Hesitation Blues / Guitar.

104 Dark Town Strutter's Ball (I'll be Down at the Last Bread Wagon) / Guitar.

105 Careless Love / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-2930
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States, July 12, 1966.
General:
Folkways FVS 3019

CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-2930
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / Commercial / Folkways Recordings
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56757651a-7cb6-4d99-9565-4d21237f28a4
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ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref21156

Last Sessions

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Louisiana
Contents:
I'm goin' back down in Louisiana --I don't know you what I done --Rock Island Line --Old man, will your dog catch a rabbit? --Shorty George --Stewball --Bottle up and go --You know I got to do it --Ain't it a shame to go fishin' on Sunday -- I ain't going to drink no more (deKalb Blues) --My Lindy Lou -- I'm thinking of a friend --He never said a mumblin' word -- I don't want no more army life --"In the world" --I want to go home --
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-2932
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
Folkways 2941

CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-2932
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk53d56f936-0dc7-4b1e-a509-60500e27fbca
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ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref21158

Lead Belly's Last Sessions, Vol. 1

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Ledbetter, Martha  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995 (liner notes)  Search this
Producer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995 (liner notes)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York (N.Y.)
New York
Louisiana
Date:
1953
Contents:
I was standing in the bottom -- Yes, I'm goin down in Louisiana -- I ain't goin' down to the well no more -- Dick Ligger's holler -- Miss Liza Jane -- Dog-Latin song -- Leaving blues -- Go down, old Hannah -- Blue tail fly -- Nobody in the world is better than us -- We're in the same boat, brother -- Looky, looky yonder -- Jolly o' the ransom -- Ship of Zion -- Bring me a little water, Silvy -- Mistreatin' mama -- Black Betty -- Ain't goin' down to the well no more -- I'm goin' back down in Louisiana -- I don't know you what I done -- Rock Island Line -- Old man, will your dog catch a rabbit? -- Shorty George -- Stewball -- Bottle up and go -- You know I got to do it -- Ain't it a shame to go fishin' on Sunday -- I ain't going to drink no more -- My Lindy Lou -- I'm thinking of a friend -- He never said a mumblin' word -- I don't want no more army life -- "In the world" -- I want to go home -- New Iberia -- Dancing with tears in my eyes -- John Henry -- Salty dog -- National defense blues -- Easy Mr. Tom -- Relax your mind -- Bottle up and go -- Polly Polly Wee -- Pig-latin song -- Hawaiian song -- Drinkin' lum y a alla -- The gray goose -- Silver City bound -- The Titanic -- Death letter blues -- Mary don't you weep -- He never said a mumblin' word.
Track Information:
101 Yes, I Was Standing in the Bottom / Lead Belly.

102 Yes, I'm Going Down in Louisiana / Lead Belly.

103 Ain't Going Down to the Well No More / Lead Belly.

104 Dick Ligger's Holler / Lead Belly.

105 Miss Liza Jane / Lead Belly.

106 Dog Latin Song / Lead Belly.

107 Leaving Blues / Lead Belly.

108 Go Down, Old Hannah / Lead Belly.

109 Blue Tailed Fly, The (Jimmie Crack Corn) / Lead Belly.

110 Nobody in This World Is Better Than Us / Lead Belly.

111 We're in the Same Boat, Brother / Lead Belly.

112 Looky Looky Yonder / Lead Belly.

113 Jolly O the Ransom / Lead Belly.

114 Ship of Zion / Lead Belly, Martha Ledbetter.

115 Bring Me a Little Water, Silvy / Lead Belly.

116 Mistreatin' Mama / Lead Belly, Martha Ledbetter.

117 Black Betty / Lead Belly. Guitar.

118 Ain't Going Down to the Well No More / Lead Belly.

201 Yes, I'm Goin' Down in Louisiana / Lead Belly.

202 I Don't Know You, What Have I Done? / Lead Belly.

203 Rock Island Line / Lead Belly.

204 Old Man, Will Your Dog Catch a Rabbit / Lead Belly.

205 Shorty George / Lead Belly.

206 Stewball / Lead Belly, Martha Ledbetter.

207 Bottle Up and Go / Lead Belly.

208 You Know I Got to Do It / Lead Belly.

209 Ain't It a Shame To Go Fishin' on a Sunday / Lead Belly.

210 DeKalb Blues (Ain't Gonna Drink No More) / Lead Belly.

211 My Lindy Lou / Lead Belly.

212 I'm Thinking of a Friend / Lead Belly, Martha Ledbetter.

213 He Never Said a Mumbling Word / Lead Belly, Martha Ledbetter.

214 Gee, But I Want to Go Home (Army Life) / Lead Belly, Martha Ledbetter.

215 In the World / Lead Belly.

216 I Want To Go Home - Bellevue Hospital Song / Lead Belly.

301 New Iberia / Lead Belly.

302 Dancing with Tears in My Eyes / Lead Belly. Guitar.

303 John Henry / Lead Belly. Guitar.

304 Salty Dog / Lead Belly. Guitar.

305 National Defense Blues / Lead Belly. Guitar.

306 Easy, Mr. Tom / Lead Belly. Guitar.

307 Relax Your Mind / Lead Belly. Guitar.

308 Bottle Up and Go / Lead Belly. Guitar.

309 Polly Wolly Wee - Frog Song / Lead Belly. Guitar.

401 Pig Latin Song / Lead Belly. Guitar.

402 Hawaiian Song / Lead Belly. Guitar.

403 Drinkin' Lum Y A Alla / Lead Belly. Guitar.

404 The Gray Goose / Lead Belly. Guitar.

405 Silver City Bound / Lead Belly. Guitar.

406 The Titanic / Lead Belly. Guitar.

407 Death Letter Blues / Lead Belly. Guitar.

408 Oh, Mary Don't You Weep / Lead Belly, Martha Ledbetter. Guitar.

409 He Never Said a Mumbling Word / Lead Belly. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-02941

FLP.70802

FLP.70802 ;.Folkways.2941
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1953
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, New York (N.Y.), United States.
General:
Martha Ledbetter is also known as Martha Promise. "Leadbelly's last sessions, by Frederic Ramsey, reprinted from the Nov.-Dec. 1953 issue of High Fidelity magazine" ([4] p.) and program notes by Ramsey and Moses Asch inserted.
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Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Hollers  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Cries  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-02941
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Lead Belly's Last Sessions, Vol. 2

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Ledbetter, Martha  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995 (liner notes)  Search this
Producer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995 (liner notes)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York (N.Y.)
New York
Louisiana
Shreveport (La.)
Date:
1953
Track Information:
101 The Midnight Special / Lead Belly. Guitar.

102 Boll Weevil / Lead Belly. Guitar.

103 Careless Love / Lead Belly. Guitar.

104 Easy Rider / Lead Belly. Guitar.

105 Fannin Street (Mr. Tom Hughes' Town)(Cry to Me) / Lead Belly. Guitar.

106 Ain't Gonna Drink No More / Lead Belly. Guitar.

107 Birmingham Jail / Lead Belly. Guitar.

108 Old Riley / Lead Belly. Guitar.

109 Julie Ann Johnson / Lead Belly. Guitar.

110 It's Tight Like That / Lead Belly. Guitar.

201 4, 5 and 9 / Lead Belly. Guitar.

202 Good Morning Babe, How Do You Do? / Lead Belly. Guitar.

203 Jail House Blues / Lead Belly. Guitar.

204 Well, You Know I Had to Do It / Lead Belly. Guitar.

205 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Lead Belly. Guitar.

206 Story of the 25 Cent Dude / Lead Belly. Guitar.

207 How Come You Do Me Like You Do? / Lead Belly. Guitar.

208 Hello Central, Give Me Long Distance Phone / Lead Belly. Guitar.

209 Hesitation Blues / Lead Belly. Guitar.

210 I'll Be Down on the Last Bread Wagon / Lead Belly. Guitar.

301 Springtime in the Rockies / Lead Belly. Guitar.

302 Chinatown / Lead Belly. Guitar.

303 Rock Island Line / Lead Belly. Guitar.

304 Backwater Blues / Lead Belly. Guitar.

305 Governor Pat Neff (Sweet Mary) / Lead Belly. Guitar.

306 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Lead Belly. Guitar.

307 Easy, Mr. Tom / Lead Belly. Guitar.

308 In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down / Lead Belly. Guitar.

309 I'm Alone Because I Love You / Lead Belly. Guitar.

310 House of the Rising Sun (Rising Sun Blues) / Lead Belly, Martha Ledbetter. Guitar.

311 Oh, Mary Don't You Weep / Lead Belly, Martha Ledbetter. Guitar.

401 Talk About Fannin Street / Lead Belly. Guitar.

402 Fannin Street / Lead Belly. Guitar.

403 Sugar'd Beer / Lead Belly. Guitar.

404 Didn't Old John Cross the Water? / Lead Belly. Guitar.

405 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out / Lead Belly. Guitar.

406 Bully of the Town / Lead Belly. Guitar.

407 Sweet Jenny Lee / Lead Belly. Guitar.

408 Yellow Gal / Lead Belly. Guitar.

409 He Was the Man / Lead Belly. Guitar.

410 We're in the Same Boat, Brother / Lead Belly. Guitar.

411 Leaving Blues / Lead Belly. Guitar.

106 DeKalb Blues Written by H. Ledbetter, A. and J. A. Lomax / Lead Belly. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-02942

FLP.70803

FLP.70803 ;.Folkways.2942
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1953
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, New York (N.Y.), United States.
General:
Martha Ledbetter is also known as Martha Promise.
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Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Prisoners' songs  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Adunke  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Civil rights movement--United States  Search this
Dance  Search this
Complaint  Search this
Nature  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-02942
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Take This Hammer

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Producer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002 (liner notes)  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York
Louisiana
Date:
1968
Contents:
Yellow gal -- Laura -- Good mornin' blues -- Leavin' blues -- De grey goose -- Pick a bale of cotton -- Take this hammer -- Bring me li'l' water, Silvy -- Meeting at the building -- We shall walk through the valley -- Good night, Irene -- Black girl -- Sukey jump -- Rock Island Line -- Borrow love and go -- Shorty George -- On a Monday -- Old Riley -- Leavin' blues -- Pigmeat.
Track Information:
101 Yellow Gal / Guitar.

102 Laura / Guitar.

103 Good Morning Blues / Guitar.

104 Leaving Blues / Guitar.

105 The Gray Goose / Guitar.

106 Pick a Bale of Cotton / Guitar.

107 Take This Hammer / Guitar.

108 Bring Me a Little Water, Silvy / Guitar.

109 Meeting at the Building / Guitar.

110 We Shall Walk Through the Valley / Guitar.

111 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Guitar.

201 Black Girl (In the Pines) / Guitar.

202 Sukey Jump / Guitar.

203 Rock Island Line / Guitar.

204 Borrow Love and Go / Guitar.

205 Shorty George / Guitar.

206 On a Monday / Guitar.

207 Old Riley / Guitar.

208 Leaving Blues / Guitar.

209 Pigmeat / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-31019

FLP.72169

FLP.72169 ;.Folkways.31019
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1968
General:
"Formerly released as Folkways 2004, 2014; electronically rechanneled to simulate stereophonic"; playable also on monaural equipment. Biographical notes by Alan Lomax on container.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only, See SF 40044.
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Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-31019
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Shout On

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Producer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York
Louisiana
Date:
1971
Contents:
The gallows pole -- John Henry -- Pick a bale of cotton -- God down Old Hannah -- ain't goin' down to the well no more -- Shout on -- It was soon one morning -- Whoa back buck -- Birmingham Jail -- Take this hammer -- It was early one morning -- goin' back home to Mary -- Come and sit down beside me -- Ha ha this a way -- You can't lose a me Charlie -- Rooster crows at midnight -- Skip to my lou.
Track Information:
101 Gallis Pole (Gallows Pole) (Child No. 95)/ Guitar.

102 John Henry / Guitar.

108 Whoa Back, Buck (Ox Lining Song) / Guitar.

104 Go Down, Old Hannah / Guitar.

105 Ain't Going Down to the Well No More / Guitar.

106 Shout On (Honey I'm All Out and Down) / Guitar.

107 It Was Soon One Morning / Guitar.

201 Birmingham Jail (Down in the Valley) / Guitar.

202 Take This Hammer / Guitar.

203 It Was Early One Morning (Jail House Bound) / Guitar.

204 Governor Pat Neff / Guitar.

205 Come and Sit Down Beside Me (All of You) / Guitar.

206 Ha-Ha This-a-Way / Guitar.

207 You Can't Lose Me, Cholly / Guitar.

208 Rooster Crows At Midnight (Christmas Day) / Guitar.

209 Skip to My Lou / Guitar.

210 Parting Song (When You're Smiling) / Guitar.

103 Pick a Bale of Cotton / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-COMM-LP-31030

Folkways.31030
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1971
Participant or Performer Note:
Folksongs sung and commented on by Leadbelly, accompanying himself on guitar.
General:
Commercial
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-COMM-LP-31030
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Lead Belly's Last Sessions, side 2

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Louisiana
Contents:
Pig latin song--Hawaiian song (My hula love)--Drinkin' Lum y a alla--Grey goose--Silver City bound--Titanic--Death letter blues--Mary, don't you weep--He never said a mumbling word
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-3615
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
Tape is a dub of original master for FA2941(D), Side 2 of "Leadbelly's Last Sessions: Part 2" Originally recorded over 3 nights in September/October 1948 in the NYC apartment of Frederic Ramsey Jr. This was remastered in 1953 from the existing portions of damaged tapes, finally issued in 1962. Both sessions rereleased under SFW40068 (1994)
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Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
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Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-3615
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Poemontages: 100 Years of French Poetry: Petite Anthologie de la Poesie Francaise Moderne et Les Paques a New York

Artist:
Lervesque, Jacques Henry  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-3637
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Spoken word  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-3637
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Last Sesssions, Vol. 2, part 1

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Louisiana
Contents:
Midnight Special --Boll weevil blues --Careless love --Easy rider --Call it, cry for me --Ain't goin' drink no more --Birmingham jail --Ol' Riley --Julie Ann Johnson --It's tight like that --
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-3668
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States, 1949.
General:
Folkways 40068

CDR copy Folkways: FA-2942 (FP 242)
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Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
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Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-3668
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Music from the South: Gospel

Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Performer:
Starlight Gospel Singers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Alabama
Contents:
Say a word for me--In that new Jerusalem--Who's that knocking at my front door--Oh Lord, I'm so glad I got that religion--Shout to my Lord--On my knees--I'm too close--By and by--Old ship of Zion--The Lord God is my shepherd
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2767
General:
CDR copy

FW-ASCH-7RR-2767 are field recordings made by Frederic Ramsey on the same field trip that resulted in the Folkways series "Music From the South." Unfortunately, most of the four pages of notes in the tape box don't correspond to the songs on the tape. However, "I'm Too Close" sung by Ella Cash, is found both on the tape, and on one of the typewritten pages in the tape box. And four of the eight songs of the Starlight Gospel Singers are on both this tape and on "The Music From the South, Volume 8: Young Songsters," (FW02657). Based on the four pages of notes, Ella Cash was recorded in Little Rock Baptist Church in Heiberger, AL, on May 2, 1954, and the Starlight Gospel Singers were recorded on at least three occasions in April and May, 1954, in the vicinity or in the towns of Heiberger, Greensboro and Sprott, all in Alabama. Members of the Singers are Nathaniel Benson, Joe Massey, Cleophus Sanders, James Belcher, Leo Holman, Arthur James Gill. The typewritten sheets have been removed from tape box and will be placed in a Frederic Ramsey folder.
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Topic:
Gospel music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2767
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Poemontages: 100 Years of French Poetry

Artist:
Lervesque, Jacques Henry  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
France
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4304
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
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Topic:
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4304
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Blind Willie Johnson: Dubs of Columbia 78s

Performer:
Johnson, Blind Willie  Search this
Producer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Texas
Contents:
Nobody's fault but mine--Motherless children--If I had my way--I'm gonna run to the city--Jesus is coming soon--Keep your lamp trimmed and burning--God don't ever change--Take your burden to the Lord
Track Information:
101 It's Nobody's Fault But Mine / Guitar.

102 Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground / Guitar.

103 Mother's Children Have a Hard Time / Guitar.

104 If I Had My Way / Guitar.

105 I'm Gonna Run to the City of Refuge / Guitar.

106 Jesus is Coming Soon / Guitar.

107 Lord I Just Can't From Crying / Guitar.

108 Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burnin' / Guitar.

109 Let Your Light Shine on Me / Guitar.

110 God Don't Ever Change / Guitar.

111 Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave it There / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-5054
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-5054
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