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Lee Hays papers

Creator:
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Names:
Almanac Singers  Search this
Baby Sitters (Musical group)  Search this
United States. Congress  Search this
Weavers (Musical group)  Search this
Gilbert, Ronnie  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Lampell, Millard, 1919-1997  Search this
Leventhal, Harold  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Extent:
6.95 Cubic feet (Papers)
0.9 Cubic feet (Audiorecordings)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sheet music
Notes
Photographic prints
Business records
Audiotapes
Correspondence
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1923-1981
Summary:
The Lee Hays papers measures 7.85 cubic feet and dates from 1923 to 1981. The collection includes original writings, correspondence, and miscellaneous projects by Lee Hays; business records, interviews and features related to Lee Hays, including photographs; clippings saved by Lee Hays; and audiorecordings made by Lee Hays.
Scope and Contents:
The Lee Hays papers, which date from 1923-1981, contain personal and business correspondence; typescripts of Lee Hays' fiction, non-fiction, scripts and poetry; miscellaneous project and idea materials; business documents; and audiorecordings made by Lee Hays. The collection measures 7.85 cubic feet.
Arrangement:
The Lee Hays papers, are divided into seven series: 1) Correspondence, 2) Business, 3) Projects and Writings, 4) Collected Texts, 5) Interviews, 6) Features on Lee Hays and 7) Audio Recordings.

The Correspondence Series is divided into two subseries: 1) Personal, and 2) Business. The Projects and Writings series is divided into six subseries: 1) Songs, 2) Non-Fiction, 3) Fiction, 4) Musical Productions, 5) Radio Scripts, and 6) Cisco Houston Project.

When possible, folders are arranged within series and subseries in alphabetical order by file title, and within folders in chronological order with undated items at the top.
Biographical / Historical:
Lee Hays (1914-1981) was an influential American singer, songwriter, author, and activist. His legacy, both literary and musical, emphasizes the dynamic relationship between traditional culture and contemporary events and issues. As is clear from his essay "The Folk Song Bridge", Hays conceived of "folk music" as a living, breathing "process". Born in Arkansas in 1914 to a Methodist preacher, Hays' first experiences with music revolved around the church. His political awakening came later, when he returned to Arkansas from Ohio in 1934. Under the wing of mentors such as Claude Williams and Zilphia Horton (maiden name: Zilphia Johnson), Hays began to fight for the cause of sharecroppers and union workers. His musical ability and passion for social justice came together as he used music to represent the voice of labor, replacing the religious motifs of traditional and gospel songs with pro-union themes.

Upon moving to the North in 1940, Hays met Pete Seeger, another musician of the Folk Revival. Hays and Seeger shared the common goal of spreading political topical songs, and their collaborations with Woody Guthrie and Millard Lampell led to the creation of the Almanac Singers the same year. Later, the four band members, along with other musicians such as Burl Ives and Sis Cunningham, established the People's Songs organization and publication to create and distribute labor songs. However, interpersonal conflicts with members, including Pete Seeger, led to Hays' pressured resignation from both of these endeavors. He moved in with his mentor, Walter Lowenfels, and began to focus more on his writing. Though Hays was a prolific writer whose work spanned articles, essays, short stories, poetry, and songs, he is rarely recognized for his literary achievement. His writing often centered on the social and political themes for which he is best known—labor rights, racism, poverty and inequality—and used vernacular culture and narrative to address those problems.

Seeger and Hays eventually made amends, and in 1948 they formed The Weavers with Fred Hellerman and Ronnie Gilbert, bringing music of the Folk Revival to a national audience. However, as the Red Scare impacted the American political climate into the 1950s, the Weavers were blacklisted and ultimately had to disband. Though he was under investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and had no steady income, Hays continued to write both fiction and non-fiction during the three year blacklisting. In 1955, the Weavers finally reunited for a highly successful revival under manager Harold C. Leventhal, but as years passed, the group split up again, and Hays began to focus on other projects. It was at this time that he produced the bulk of his memoirs, began a project on Cisco Houston, and recorded folk music for children with his group The Baby Sitters. In 1980, the Weavers reunited for a concert in Carnegie Hall and Hays' last performance with them was in 1981. Hays died in 1981 as a result of diabetic cardiovascular disease.
Provenance:
The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acquired the "Lee Hays Archives" in 1992 as a donation from Harold C. Leventhal and Doris Kaplan, who acquired the collection upon Lee Hays' death in 1981. The donation included materials produced by Lee Hays, as well as materials of interest to him that were found in his possession.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

This collection has been digitized and a majority of its content has been made available online for research and educational purposes. Online access to select materials is not available due to privacy or rights concerns.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.

Restrictions may apply concerning the use, duplication, or publication of items in these collections. Consult the archivists for additional information.
Topic:
Political ballads and songs -- United States  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
Topical songs -- United States  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sheet music
Notes
Photographic prints
Business records
Audiotapes
Correspondence
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Lee Hays papers, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.HAYS
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Lee Hays papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5abb332ce-caf9-48ac-aaeb-040d84ba4379
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-hays
Online Media:

Pete Seeger Discusses Political Songs [Interview Video]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-04-22T16:10:16.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_FwBb058by5Y

Bess Lomax Hawes [Interview Video]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2009-12-01T20:13:28.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_b8Zj4cc8k1o

Pete Seeger's Advice to Smithsonian Folkways [Interview Video]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-25T15:17:34.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_xUQmQlXGV7Q

Sing Along Country Style

Recording artist:
Almanac Singers, The  Search this
Manufacturer:
Warner Bros.  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.0024
Catalog number:
2000.3053.0024
Label number:
1330
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-cafa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1023010

Dear Mr. President; Belt Line Girl

Recording artist:
Almanac Singers  Search this
Manufacturer:
Keynote Recordings  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Release date:
1942
ID Number:
1996.0320.10547
Collector/donor number:
18618
Maker number:
305
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.10547
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8e07-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1280203

Song for Bridges; Babe O' Mine

Recording artist:
Almanac Singers  Search this
Manufacturer:
Keynote Recordings  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Recording date:
1940s
ID Number:
1996.0320.10548
Collector/donor number:
12443
Maker number:
K 304
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.10548
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8e08-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1280204

Tenor Guitar, used by Nick Reynolds of The Kingston Trio

Referenced:
Kingston Trio  Search this
User:
Reynolds, Nick  Search this
Maker:
C. F. Martin and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
spruce (overall material)
mahogany (overall material)
ebony (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 91 cm x 34.5 cm x 9 cm; 35 13/16 in x 13 19/32 in x 3 17/32 in
Object Name:
guitar
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Nazareth
Date made:
1948
Credit Line:
Gift of Leslie and Nick Reynolds
ID Number:
1998.0355.01
Serial number:
104342
Model number:
0-18T
Accession number:
1998.0355
Catalog number:
1998.0355.01
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Guitars
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9cd1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_609415
Online Media:

RIAA Gold Record for The Kingston Trio

Referenced:
Kingston Trio  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15/16 in x 21 in x 15 in; 2.38125 cm x 53.34 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
plaque
Date made:
1960
Credit Line:
Gift of Leslie and Nick Reynolds
ID Number:
1998.0355.03
Accession number:
1998.0355
Catalog number:
1998.0355.03
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-7293-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_609417
Online Media:

Lomax, Alan - Collected texts 3

Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (Series 7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of song lyrics from Folk Song U.S.A, Best Loved American Folk Songs, Sod-Buster Ballads by the Almanac Singers.
Collection Restrictions:
Large portions of this collection are digitized, and while these materials are being prepared for public access through this finding aid, researchers can request digital copies by contacting the Rinzler Archives at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, File RINZ_07_001_009
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 7: Notable Figures / 7.1: Lomax Family
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5abf673bf-9f0d-45ee-b7f5-91b5f0777f10
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref3837

Record Labels- Union Records Almanac Singers

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
File consists of record label images.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 5: Early Label Materials / General
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk514eeef66-1921-4ad9-95be-bdebcf3664ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref14907

Brother, can you spare a dime? : American song during the Great Depression

Performer:
Miller, Glenn, 1904-1944  Search this
Crosby, Bing, 1904-1977  Search this
Hayton, Lennie, 1908-1971  Search this
Janis, Deane  Search this
Vallée, Rudy, 1901-1986  Search this
Baker, Kenny, 1926-2011  Search this
Temple, Shirley, 1928-  Search this
Broonzy, Big Bill, 1893-1958  Search this
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963  Search this
Macon, Uncle Dave, 1870-1952  Search this
Cox, Bill, 1897-1968  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Autry, Gene, 1907-1998  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Glen Grey and the Casa Loma Orchestra  Search this
Delmore Brothers  Search this
Evening Breezes Sextet  Search this
Almanac Singers  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
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Mississippi
Tennessee
Alabama
Oklahoma
Date:
1977
Contents:
Brother, can you spare a dime / Bing Crosby --The boulevard of broken dreams / Deane Janis; Hal Kemp -- Life is just a bowl of cherries / Rudy Vallee --In the still of the night / Glen Gray --Love walked in / Kenny Baker --On the good ship Lollypop / Shirley Temple --Unemployment stomp / Big Bill Broonzy --The gold diggers' song [ We're in the money] / Dick Powell --All in and down and out blues / Uncle Dave Macon --Fifteen miles from Birmingham / Delmore Brothers --The coal loading machine / Evening Breezes Sextet --NRA blues / Bill Cox --I ain't got no home in this world anymore / Woody Guthrie --The death of Mother Jones / Gene Autry --All I want / Pete Seeger & Almanac Singers --The white cliffs of Dover / Glenn Miller and his orchestra.
Track Information:
101 Brother Can You Spare a Dime? / Bing Crosby, Lennie Hayton.

102 Boulevard of Broken Dreams / Deane Janis.

103 Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries / Rudy Vallée.

104 In the Still of the Night / Glen Grey and the Casa Loma Orchestra.

105 Love Walked In / Kenny Baker.

106 On the Good Ship Lollypop / Shirley Temple.

107 Unemployment Stomp / Bill Broonzy. Guitar.

108 Gold Diggers Song, The (We're in the Money) / Dick Powell.

201 All in Down and Out Blues / Uncle Dave Macon. Banjo.

202 Fifteen Miles from Birmingham / Delmore Brothers.

203 The Coal Loading Machine / Evening Breezes Sextet.

204 NRA Blues / Bill Cox.

205 I Ain't Got No Home in This World Anymore / Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

206 The Death of Mother Jones / Gene Autry.

207 I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister (All I Want) / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar.

208 The White Cliffs of Dover / Glenn Miller.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-1468

New World.270
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York New World 1977
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
"American songs during the Great Depression," by Charles Hamm; program notes, including discographical information; "Selected bibliography"; and "Selected discography" (6 p. : ill.) bound in container. Performer(s): Bing Crosby ; Deane Janis; Hal Kemp ; Rudy Vallee ; Glen Gray ; Kenny Baker ; Shirley Temple ; Big Bill Broonzy ; Dick Powell ; Uncle Dave Macon ; Delmore Brothers ; Evening Breezes Sextet ; Bill Cox ; Woody Guthrie ; Gene Autry ; Pete Seeger & Almanac Singers ; Glenn Miller and his orchestra.
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:
Popular music -- United States  Search this
Big Band  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Country music  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Cowboys -- Songs and music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Great Depression  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Labor unions
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-1468
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5ee7510b0-8629-4dff-b1b2-92036ca5f637
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16811

Original Talking union & other union songs

Performer:
Almanac Singers  Search this
Artist:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  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
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1955
Contents:
We shall not be moved.-Roll the union on.-Casey Jones.- Miner's lifeguard.-Solidarity forever.-You've got to go down and join the union.-Hold the fort.-Get thee behind me.-The union maid.-All I want.-Talking union.-The union train.-Which side are you on?
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-2108

FLP.42365

FLP.42365 ;.Folkways.85
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1955
General:
Almanac Singers; Pete Seeger, vocal soloist. Program notes by Philip S. Foner and Peter Seeger and texts ([8] p.) inserted in slipcase.
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:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Labor unions
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-2108
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk50670ac6d-9a79-42e5-9633-e2c7b79d3cfc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref17148

Village Gate Concerts: Memphis Slim, Pete Seeger and Willie Dixon, Tape 19

Performer:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Dixon, Willie, 1915-1992  Search this
Memphis Slim  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
Anglo-American  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)
Contents:
6. Pete Seeger- Times A-Gettin' Hard 7. Pete Seeger- Living in the Country 8. Pete Seeger- You Are My Sunshine 9. Pete Seeger- Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues 10. Pete Seeger- Seven Cent Cotton and Forty Cent Meat 11. Pete Seeger- I Don't Want Your Millions, Mr. 12. Pete Seeger- Pittsburgh Town 13. Pete Seeger- Talking Union 14. Pete Seeger- Talk About Almanac Singers 15. Pete Seeger- Arctic Circle Blues 16. Pete Seeger- Keep Out of the Way of the Bloodstained Banders 17. Pete Seeger- Woody Guthrie Didn't Pay His Dues 18. Memphis Slim- John Henry 19. Memphis Slim- Unknown Boogie 20. Memphis Slim- You Don't Know My Mind
Track Information:
101 Time's A-Getting Hard / Pete Seeger.

102 Living in the Country / Pete Seeger.

103 You are My Sunshine / Pete Seeger.

104 Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues / Pete Seeger.

105 Seven Cent Cotton and Forty Cent Meat / Pete Seeger.

106 I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister / Pete Seeger.

107 Pittsburgh Town / Pete Seeger.

108 Talking Union / Pete Seeger.

110 Arctic Circle Blues Pete Seeger.

114 John Henry / Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon.

115 You Don't Know My Mind / Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1390
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy- disc 246
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:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Piano  Search this
Industrial revolution  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1390
See more items in:
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/bk5cb58c92a-4b39-4d80-816f-23529608aeaf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19869

Pete's Discography and Documentary of Recording History; Pete's recording of prison group

Performer:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Adams, E.J.  Search this
Dixon, Grover  Search this
Almanac 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
Anglo-American  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Track Information:
101 Pete's Recording History and Documentary / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

102 Program on American Folk Music / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

103 Dear Mr. President Album / Pete Seeger, Almanac Singers. Banjo.

201 Grizzly Bear / E.J. Adams, Grover Dixon.

202 Pick a Bale of Cotton / E.J. Adams, Grover Dixon.

203 Long John / E.J. Adams, Grover Dixon.

204 I've Been Gone So Long / E.J. Adams, Grover Dixon.

205 After Hours / E.J. Adams, Grover Dixon.

206 Gray Goose / E.J. Adams, Grover Dixon.

207 You Got to Hurry and Keep in Touch with the Son of God / E.J. Adams, Grover Dixon.

208 I Need More Power / E.J. Adams, Grover Dixon.

209 John Henry / E.J. Adams, Grover Dixon.

211 Stewball / E.J. Adams, Grover Dixon.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1933
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy- Disc 333/4/5
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:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1933
See more items in:
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/bk5614aac02-a4f9-4993-a52c-5961f8c1e8ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20350

Talking Union

Performer:
Almanac Singers  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
3 Phonograph records (analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York
Track Information:
302 I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister (All I Want) / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar.

301 Union Maid / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar.

101 Talking Union / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar.

102 Union Train / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar.

202 Get Thee Behind Me, Satan / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar.

201 Which Side are You On? / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-0311

Keynote.K 106
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Keynote
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:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-0311
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref21714

Songs For John Doe

Performer:
Almanac Singers  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
3 Phonograph records (analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1941
Contents:
Strange death of John Doe --Billy boy --"C" for conscription -- Washington breakdown --Liza Jane --Ballad of October 16th --Plow under.
Track Information:
101 The Ballad of October 16 / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar,Banjo.

102 Plow Under / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar,Banjo.

103 Billy Boy / Almanac Singers, Josh White. Guitar,Banjo.

104 C for Conscription / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar,Banjo.

105 Washington Breakdown / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar,Banjo.

106 The Strange Death of John Doe / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Guitar,Banjo.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-0369
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Almanac 1941
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
Almanac: 1101-1103. Principally topical words fitted to traditional tunes. Title from container. Words of the songs printed in container. Performer(s): Almanac Singers.
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:
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-0369
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref21763

Talking Union and Other Union Songs

Performer:
Almanac Singers  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Artist:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  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
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Contents:
Talking union--Union train--Which side are you on--Get behind thee, Satan--Union maid--I don't want your millions, mister (All I got)
Track Information:
101 Talking Union / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

102 Union Train / Almanac Singers, Lee Hays. Banjo,Guitar.

103 Which Side are You On? / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

104 Get Thee Behind Me, Satan / Almanac Singers, Lee Hays. Banjo,Guitar.

105 Union Maid / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.

106 I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister (All I Want) / Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger. Banjo,Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1536
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
Folkways 85

CDR copy- Disc 463
Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1536
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / Commercial / Folkways Recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk586c7b2c9-472e-4dfb-a466-2f6c7dca36ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref25798

Pete Seeger- Documentary on Recording Career; Seeger Recording of African-American Work Songs

Performer:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009  Search this
Warner, Frank, 1903-1978  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Ives, Burl, 1909-1995  Search this
Johnson, Alvin  Search this
Kleme, Andrew  Search this
Dixon, Grover  Search this
Almanac 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
Anglo-American  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Contents:
Pete Seeger- interview; Almanac Singers--C for conscription--Washingon breakdown--Ballad of October 16--Liza Jane--Strange death of John Doe--Plow under; Seeger et.al--Blue Mountain lake; Blue mountain lake--Babe O'mine--The ballad of Harry Bridges--No Irish need apply--Neespapermen are the most interesting people--Solidarity forever--Talking Union--Prison songs
Track Information:
101 Documentary on Recording Career / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

102 C for Conscription / Pete Seeger, Almanac Singers. Banjo.

103 Washington Breakdown / Pete Seeger, Almanac Singers. Banjo.

104 The Ballad of October 16 / Pete Seeger, Almanac Singers. Banjo.

105 Liza Jane / Pete Seeger, Almanac Singers. Banjo.

106 The Strange Death of John Doe / Pete Seeger, Almanac Singers. Banjo.

107 Plow Under / Pete Seeger, Almanac Singers. Banjo.

108 Blue Mountain Lake / Pete Seeger, Bess Lomax Hawes, Frank Warner. Banjo.

109 Babe O' Mine / Almanac Singers, Woody Guthrie. Banjo.

110 The Ballad of Harry Bridges / Pete Seeger, Almanac Singers. Banjo.

111 No Irish Need Apply / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

112 Newspapermen / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

113 Solidarity Forever / Burl Ives. Guitar.

114 Makes a Long Time Man Feel Bad / Alvin Johnson, Andrew Kleme, Grover Dixon.

115 Hammer Ring / Alvin Johnson, Andrew Kleme, Grover Dixon.

116 Hey, Rattler / Alvin Johnson, Andrew Kleme, Grover Dixon.

117 Choppin' in the New Ground / Alvin Johnson, Andrew Kleme, Grover Dixon.

119 Go Down, Old Hannah / Alvin Johnson, Andrew Kleme, Grover Dixon.

121 It Was a Mighty Bright Light That Was Shining Down / Alvin Johnson, Andrew Kleme, Grover Dixon.

113 Talking Union / Pete Seeger. Banjo.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4456
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy- Disc 385/6
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:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Prisoners' songs  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Banjo  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-4456
See more items in:
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:
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ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26141

Copies of Folkways acetates dubbed by Jack Towers, 1990

Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Performer:
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Dupree, Champion Jack, -1992  Search this
Johnson, Lonnie  Search this
Almanac 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, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Contents:
13. Woody Guthrie, Lee Hays "Union Maid" 14. Woody Guthrie "Miss Pavlachencko" 15. Brownie McGhee "Just a Dream" 16. Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry "Betty and Dupree" 17. Champion Jack Dupree "Black Woman" 18. Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry "Careless Love" 19. Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry "Move to Kansas City" 20. Champion Jack Dupree "Evil As I Can Be" 21. Sonny Terry "Harmonica Solo" 22. Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry "John Henry" 23. Lee Hays, Woody Guthrie, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Champion Jack Dupree, Pete Seeger et. al. "Hanging Around" 24. unknown "U.O.P.W.A Song"
Track Information:
101 Union Maid / Almanac Singers, Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

102 Miss Pavlichenko / Almanac Singers, Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

103 Just a Dream / Almanac Singers, Brownie McGhee. Guitar.

104 Betty and Dupree / Almanac Singers, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry. Guitar,Harmonica.

106 Move to Kansas City / Brownie McGhee, Champion Jack Dupree. Guitar,Piano.

108 Harmonica Solo / Sonny Terry. Harmonica.

109 Train Songs / Almanac Singers, Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

110 John Henry / Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry. Guitar,Harmonica.

111 Hangin' Around / Almanac Singers, Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

112 U.O.P.W.A Song / Guitar.

104 Black Woman / Champion Jack Dupree. Piano.

105 Careless Love / Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Lonnie Johnson. Guitar,Piano.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-5097
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:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Piano  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Railroads--Trains  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Labor unions
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-5097
See more items in:
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/bk598baa76c-e80b-4ba1-b023-351fb3743ea4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26779

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