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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.
Shared Stewardship of Collections:
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
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 to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Oral interpretation of poetry  Search this
Oral interpretation of fiction  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 19th century  Search this
Music -- 18th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
World music  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Vocal music  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk533b8a927-559a-44ac-98d2-f32d871058b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-asch
Online Media:

Lead Belly Acetates

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  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 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Louisiana
Contents:
Laura--Grasshoppers on my pillow--Blind Lemon--Noted rider--Sukey jump
Track Information:
101 Laura / Accordion.

102 Grasshoppers in My Pillow / Guitar.

103 Blind Lemon / Guitar.

104 Sukey Jump / Accordion.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2070
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2070
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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/bk5a0540d6d-c70f-4295-ab20-5e86ac821880
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20420

Lead Belly Legacy

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Producer:
Asch, Moses  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
Louisiana
Track Information:
101 On a Monday / Lead Belly. Guitar.

102 Shorty George / Lead Belly. Guitar.

103 Duncan and Brady / Lead Belly. Guitar.

104 Old Riley / Lead Belly. Guitar.

105 Leaving Blues / Lead Belly. Guitar.

106 Pigmeat / Lead Belly. Guitar.

107 Cotton Fields / Lead Belly. Guitar.

108 Ha Ha This A-Way / Lead Belly. Guitar.

109 Sukey Jump / Lead Belly. Accordion.

110 Black Girl (In the Pines) / Lead Belly. Guitar.

111 Rock Island Line / Lead Belly. Guitar.

112 Blind Lemon / Lead Belly. Guitar.

113 Bottle Up and Go / Lead Belly. Guitar.

201 Green Corn / Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

202 Yellow Gal / Lead Belly. Guitar.

203 You Can't Lose Me, Cholly / Lead Belly. Guitar.

204 Laura / Lead Belly. Accordion.

205 Good Morning Blues / Lead Belly. Guitar.

206 Leaving Blues / Lead Belly. Guitar.

207 Big Fat Woman / Lead Belly. Piano.

208 The Gray Goose / Lead Belly. Guitar.

209 Pick a Bale of Cotton / Lead Belly. Guitar.

211 Bring Me a Little Water, Silvy / Lead Belly. Guitar.

210 Take This Hammer / Lead Belly. Guitar.

212 Moaning / Lead Belly. Guitar.

213 Meeting at the Building / Lead Belly. Guitar.

214 We Shall Walk Through the Valley / Lead Belly. Guitar.

215 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Lead Belly. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-3769
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Accordion  Search this
Piano  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-3769
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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/bk509e61107-0e0b-4ef1-9e73-7a3f7c008618
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref25208

Various acetate dubs

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  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:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Oklahoma
Louisiana
Contents:
Woody Guthrie--Billy the Kid--Talking hard work; Pete Seeger--Boys from County Mayo; Asian music; American Indian drum; Flute; Lead Belly-- Ha Ha this a-way--Red bird--Sally Walker
Track Information:
101 Billy the Kid / Woody Guthrie. Guitar. English language.

102 Talking Hard Work / Woody Guthrie. Guitar. English language.

103 Boys from County Mayo / Pete Seeger. Banjo. English language.

104 Asian Music.

105 American Indian Drum / Drum.

106 Flute.

107 Ha Ha This A-Way / Lead Belly. Guitar. English language.

108 Red Bird / Lead Belly. Guitar. English language.

109 Sally Walker / Lead Belly. Guitar. English language.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2303
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy- Disc 470
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Cowboys -- Songs and music  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Music -- Juvenile  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Drum  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2303
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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/bk5f900acf5-142e-40e4-94e5-c5d2864f7edd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref25613

Acetate Dubs: Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Lead Belly

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Producer:
Asch, Moses  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
North Carolina
Tennessee
Louisiana
Track Information:
103 Lost John / Sonny Terry. Harmonica.

104 Careless Love / Sonny Terry, Lead Belly, Brownie McGhee. Harmonica,Guitar.

105 Easy Rider / Sonny Terry, Lead Belly, Brownie McGhee. Harmonica,Guitar.

106 Key to the Highway / Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee. Harmonica,Guitar.

101 My Baby's Gone / Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee. Guitar,Jew's harp.

102 Oh, What a Beautiful City (Twelve Gates to the City) / Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee. Guitar,Jew's harp.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4421
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy- Disc 384/5
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Jew's harp  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4421
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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/bk5f72282d6-c24e-432d-a3a9-3688afe04813
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26106

Cowboy Songs: culled from FW albums?

Creator:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Houston, Cisco  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
Contents:
Lead Belly- Out on the Western plains--Cow cow yicky yicky; Jack of Diamonds; Woody Guthrie--Whoopie ti-yi-yo; Cisco Houston--Hobo Bill; Billy the kid--Woody Guthrie- Rangers command; Dying cowboy; unk--4 tracks of poetry
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4819
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Cowboys -- Songs and music  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4819
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/bk5bb06318b-4d28-4ac5-babf-734f6ab3528d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26504

Lead Belly

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, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Louisiana
Contents:
Cotton song--Sally Walker--Sukey jump--Black girl--Rock Island Line--Blind Lemon--Bottle up and go
Track Information:
101 Cotton Fields / Guitar.

102 Sally Walker / Guitar.

103 Sukey Jump / Guitar.

104 Black Girl (In the Pines) / Guitar.

105 Rock Island Line / Guitar.

106 Blind Lemon / Guitar.

107 Bottle Up and Go / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-5695
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-5695
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/bk52e8598bf-febb-4a2f-8deb-73a4a5448f5c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref27378

Good Morning Blues: Early Lead Belly, 1935-40

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Creator:
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967 (liner notes)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  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
Louisiana
Shreveport (La.)
Track Information:
101 Ain't Going Down to the Well No More / Guitar.

102 Went Out on the Mountain / Guitar.

103 Whoa Back, Buck / Guitar.

104 Worried Blues / Guitar.

105 Good Morning Blues / Guitar.

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

107 Boll Weevil / Guitar.

201 Death Letter Blues, pt. 1 / Guitar.

202 Death Letter Blues, pt. 2 / Guitar.

203 Kansas City Papa / Guitar.

204 Daddy, I'm Coming Back to You / Guitar.

205 Shorty George / Guitar.

206 Yellow Jacket / Guitar.

207 T.B. Blues / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0041

Biograph.12013
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Canaan, CT Biograph
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:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0041
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54e9199c2-0268-4173-bfab-259399e1199a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref5550

Lead Belly

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  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
Louisiana
Shreveport (La.)
Contents:
Roberta, pt. 1 (2:57) -- Roberta, pt. 2 (3:02) -- Packin' trunk blues (2:53) -- C.C. Rider (2:57) -- You can't lose me, Charlie (2:57) -- Black snake moan (3:10) -- Alberta (3:05) -- Baby don't you love me no more (2:50) -- Death letter blues, pt. 1 (2:59) -- Death letter blues, pt. 2 (2:59) -- Kansas City papa (2:48) -- Red River (2:59) -- Blind Lemon (3:03) -- Mister Tom Hughes's town (3:02) -- Match box blues (3:02) -- Bull cow (2:43).
Track Information:
101 Roberta, pt. 1 / Guitar.

102 Roberta, pt. 2 / Guitar.

103 Packing Trunk Blues / Guitar.

104 See See Rider / Guitar.

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

106 Black Snake Moan / Guitar.

107 Alberta / Guitar.

108 Baby Don't You Love Me No More / Guitar.

201 Death Letter Blues, pt. 1 / Guitar.

202 Death Letter Blues, pt. 2 / Guitar.

203 Kansas City Papa / Guitar.

204 Red River / Guitar.

205 Blind Lemon / Guitar.

206 Fannin Street (Mr. Tom Hughes Town) / Guitar.

207 Matchbox Blues / Guitar.

208 Bull Cow / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0144

Columbia.30035
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Columbia
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
Blues and folk songs; the composer accompanying himself on the guitar. Program notes by Don DeMichael on container.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0144
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings / Series 9: Audio / Commercial / LPs
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5de1e5bd0-3294-4930-b755-16cbee59c563
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref5632

Lead Belly: Recorded in Concert, University of Texas, 6/15/49

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Texas
United States
Austin (Tex.)
Louisiana
New York
Shreveport (La.)
Date:
1973
Contents:
Irene goodnight -- Two hollers: Ho-day ; Ain't goin' down to the well no more -- Rock Island line -- Old Hannah -- Shine on me -- What can I do to change your mind? -- Skip to my Lou -- Mary and Martha -- Scrambled egg song -- Whoa Buck -- John Henry -- Backwater blues -- Ella Louise -- I don't want no more of army life -- Relax your mind -- Irene goodnight -- Old ship of Zion (with added vocal by Martha Ledbetter) -- I will be so glad when I get home (with Martha Ledbetter).
Track Information:
101 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Guitar.

102 Ho-Day / Guitar.

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

103 Rock Island Line / Guitar.

104 Go Down, Old Hannah / Guitar.

105 Let it Shine on Me / Guitar.

106 What Can I Do To Change Your Mind / Guitar.

107 Skip to My Lou / Guitar.

108 Mary and Martha / Guitar.

201 Scrambled Egg Song / Guitar.

202 Whoa Back, Buck / Guitar.

203 John Henry / Guitar.

204 Backwater Blues / Guitar.

205 Ella Louise / Guitar.

206 Gee, But I Want to Go Home (Army Life) / Guitar.

207 Relax Your Mind / Guitar.

208 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Guitar.

209 Old Ship of Zion / Guitar.

210 I Will Be So Glad When I Get Home / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0042

Playboy.119
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Playboy 1973
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Austin (Tex.), United States, Texas.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0042
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ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref6069

American Folksay, Vols. 1 and 2: Ballads and Dances

Creator:
Goldstein, Kenneth S., 1927-1995 (liner notes)  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Producer:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Performer:
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009  Search this
Hawes, Butch, 1919-1971  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Carey, Bob  Search this
Darling, Erik  Search this
Sprung, Roger  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  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
Oklahoma
Date:
1962
Contents:
Glory -- Poor Lazarus -- It was sad when that great ship went down -- 900 miles -- Cindy -- Don't lie buddy -- Mule skinner blues -- Who's gonna shoe your pretty little feet -- Alabama bound -- Round the bay of Mexico -- Tom Dooley -- Devilish Mary -- Midnight Special -- Sportin life blues -- Crawdad song -- Raise a rukus.
Track Information:
101 Streets of Glory / Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry, Woody Guthrie. Guitar,Harmonica.

102 Poor Lazurus (Dead or Alive) / Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

103 When That Great Ship Went Down / Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry, Woody Guthrie. Guitar,Harmonica.

104 900 Miles / Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie, Bess Lomax Hawes, Butch Hawes. Guitar,Harmonica.

105 Cindy / Pete Seeger.

106 Don't Lie Buddy / Lead Belly, Josh White.

107 Muleskinner Blues / Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger. Guitar,Harmonica.

108 Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet? (Child No. 76) / Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

201 Alabama Bound / Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly. Guitar.

202 Round the Bay of Mexico / Bob Carey, Erik Darling, Roger Sprung. Guitar,Banjo.

203 Tom Dooley / Bob Carey, Erik Darling, Roger Sprung. Guitar,Banjo.

204 Devilish Mary / Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

205 The Midnight Special / Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly. Guitar.

206 Sportin' Life Blues / Bob Carey.

207 Crawdad Song / Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry, Woody Guthrie. Guitar,Harmonica.

208 Raise a Ruckus Tonight / Bob Carey, Erik Darling, Roger Sprung. Guitar,Banjo.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0776

Stinson.5
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Granada Hills. Calif. Stinson 1962
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
Title from container. Program notes by Ken Goldstein and texts on container.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
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Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Banjo  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0776
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ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref6216

Lead Belly, Vol. 4

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Creator:
Goldstein, Kenneth S., 1927-1995 (liner notes)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  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
Louisiana
New York
Shreveport (La.)
Date:
1962
Contents:
The boll weevil -- Ain't going down to the well no mo ; Go down old Hannah -- Frankie and Albert -- Fannin Street -- Bourgeois blues -- Looky looky yonder ; Black Betty -- Women's door bells -- Poor Howard ; Green corn -- The gallis pole -- De Kalb women.
Track Information:
101 Boll Weevil / Guitar.

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

102 Go Down, Old Hannah / Guitar.

103 Frankie and Albert / Guitar.

104 Fannin Street (Mr. Tom Hughes' Town) / Guitar.

201 Bourgeois Blues / Guitar.

202 Looky Looky Yonder / Guitar.

202 Black Betty / Guitar.

202 Yellow Woman's Door Bells / Guitar.

203 Poor Howard / Guitar.

203 Green Corn / Guitar.

204 Gallis Pole (Gallows Pole) (Child No. 95)/ Guitar.

205 DeKalb Women / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0043

Stinson.51
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Granada Hills, Calif. Stinson 1962
General:
Title on container spine: A Leadbelly memorial. Program notes by Kenneth S. Goldstein on container.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
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Guitar  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0043
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ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref6217

American Folksay, Vols. 3 and 4: Ballads and Dances

Creator:
Goldstein, Kenneth S., 1927-1995 (liner notes)  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Producer:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Houston, Cisco  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
White, Josh  Search this
Lieberman, Ernie, 1930-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  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
Oklahoma
Louisiana
Shreveport (La.)
Contents:
Yellow gal (Leadbelly, Cisco & Woody) -- Hard traveling (Woody Guthrie) -- The roving gambler (Cisco Houston) -- Lost John (Sonny & Woody) -- Casey Jones (Pete Seeger) -- Railroad whistle (Woody, Sonny & Cisco) -- I've a pretty flower (Leadbelly & Josh White) -- Bile dem cabbage down (Woody, Cisco & Sonny) -- Shenandoah (Ernie Lieberman) -- Cumberland Mountain bear chase (Pete Seeger) -- Stewball (Leadbelly, Woody & Cisco) -- Sowing on the mountain (Woody & Cisco) -- Bennington rifleman (Ernie Lieberman) -- Down in the willow garden (Cisco Houston) -- For Texas (Pete Seeger) -- Cripple Creek (Woody & Cisco).
Track Information:
101 Yellow Gal / Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

102 Hard Traveling / Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

103 Roving Gambler / Cisco Houston. Guitar.

104 Lost John / Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry. Guitar,Harmonica.

105 Casey Jones / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

106 Railroad Whistle / Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry. Guitar,Harmonica.

107 Pretty Flower / Lead Belly, Josh White. Guitar.

108 Bile Them Cabbage Down / Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry. Guitar,Harmonica.

201 Shenandoah / Ernie Lieberman.

202 Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

203 Stewball / Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

204 Sowing on the Mountain / Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie. Guitar.

205 Bennington Rifleman / Ernie Lieberman.

206 Down in the Willow Garden (Willow Garden) / Cisco Houston. Guitar.

207 Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas) / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

208 Cripple Creek / Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-0775

Stinson.9
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Granada Hills, Calif. Stinson
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
Title from container. Notes by Ken Goldstein and texts on container.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Banjo  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-0775
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ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref6218

The Library of Congress Recordings

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Producer:
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002  Search this
Creator:
Cohn, Lawrence, 1932- (liner notes)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
3 Phonograph records (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Louisiana
New York
Date:
1966
Contents:
Texas, Louisiana, Barrelhouse: Mr. Tom Hughes' town (5:11) ; De Kalb blues (5:00) ; Take a whiff on me (2:57) ; Medicine man (3:37) ; I'm sorry Mama (2:04) -- Square dances, Sooky jumps, Reels: Monologue: Square dances, sooky jumps ; Po' Howard (4:11) ; Monologue: Dance calls, dance steps (1:58) ; Gwine dig a hole (3:37) ; Tight like that (1:35) ; Green corn (2:09) ; Becky Dean (3:57) -- Penitentiaries: (Monologue: Prison singing (4:38) ; Midnight Special (2:53) ; I ain't gonna ring dem yellow women's do'bells ; Rock Island Line (3:29) ; Governor Pat Neff (4:53) ; Irene (6:55) ; Governor OK Allen (4:10) -- Contents (cont.): Spirituals: Git on board (3:45) ; Hallelujah ; Monologue: Joining the Church ; Backslider ; Fare you well ; Amazing grace ; Must I be carried to the sky on flowered beds of ease? ; Amazing grace ; Flowered beds of ease ; Down in the valley to pray (15:06) ; Let it shine on me (2:18) ; Run sinners (1:41) ; Ride on (1:35) -- Blues Monologue: The blues (2:08) ; Thirty days in the workhouse (3:53) ; 'Fo day worry blues (3:5l) ; Matchbox blues (4:40) ; You don't know my mind (4:11) ; Got a gal in town with her mouth chock full of gold (3:48) ; Alberta (4:50) ; Take me back (1:17) ; Henry Ford blues (3:27) -- Contents (cont.): Ballads: (Ella speed (9:08) ; Billy the weaver(1:30) ; Frankie & Albert (4:20) ; If it wasn't for Dicky (4:10) ; Mama, did you bring me any silver? (6:17) -- Topical, Protest: Bourgeois blues (5:35) ; Howard Hughes (2:10) ; Scottsboro boys (5:01) ; Hindenburg disaster (3:19) ; Turn yo' radio on (3:07) ; Roosevelt song (2:19).
Track Information:
101 Fannin Street (Mr. Tom Hughes Town) / Guitar.

102 DeKalb Blues / Guitar.

103 Take a Whiff on Me / Guitar.

104 The Medicine Man / Guitar.

105 I'm Sorry Mama / Guitar.

106 Monologue / Guitar.

106 Sukey Jump / Guitar.

106 Poor Howard / Guitar.

107 Monologue: Dance Calls / Guitar.

201 Gwine Dig a Hole / Guitar.

202 Tight Like That / Guitar.

203 Green Corn / Guitar.

204 Becky Dean / Guitar.

205 Monolgue: Prison Singing / Guitar.

206 The Midnight Special / Guitar.

207 Yellow Woman's Doorbell / Guitar.

208 Rock Island Line / Guitar.

208 Governor Pat Neff / Guitar.

301 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Guitar.

302 Governor O.K. Allen / Guitar.

303 Git on Board / Guitar.

304 Hallelujah / Guitar.

304 Monologue: Joining the Church / Guitar.

304 Backslider, Fare You Well / Guitar.

304 Amazing Grace / Guitar.

304 Must I Be Carried to the Sky on Flowered Beds of Ease? / Guitar.

304 Down in Valley to Pray / Guitar.

401 Let it Shine on Me / Guitar.

402 Run Sinners / Guitar.

403 Ride On / Guitar.

404 Monologue: The Blues / Guitar.

405 Thirty Days in the Workhouse / Guitar.

406 Fo' Day Worry Day / Guitar.

407 Matchbox Blues / Guitar.

408 You Don't Know My Mind / Guitar.

409 Got a Gal in Town with Her Mouth Chock Full of Gold / Guitar.

501 Alberta / Guitar.

502 Take Me Back / Guitar.

503 Henry Ford Blues / Guitar.

504 Ella Speed / Guitar.

505 Billy the Weaver / Guitar.

506 Frankie and Albert / Guitar.

507 If It Wasn't for Dicky / Guitar.

601 Gallis Pole (Mama, Did You Bring Me Any Silver) (Child No. 95) / Guitar.

602 Bourgeois Blues / Guitar.

603 Howard Hughes / Guitar.

604 Scottsboro Boys / Guitar.

605 Hindenburg Disaster / Guitar.

606 Turn Your Radio On / Guitar.

607 The Roosevelt Song / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FP-RINZ-LP-2108

Elektra.301/2
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Los Angeles, Calif. Elektra 1966
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States.
General:
Title from container. Folk-songs, blues and original songs, principally with guitar acc. Biographical notes, notes on the recordings by Lawrence Cohn, and transcription of sung and spoken texts (23 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.) laid in container. Automatic sequence.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-RINZ-LP-2108
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ead_component:sova-cfch-rinz-ref7415

Lead Belly

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Field worker:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Louisiana
New York
Local Numbers:
FP-1994-CT-0429
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
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Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RINZ, Item FP-1994-CT-0429
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Lead Belly WNYC Radio Show

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Container:
Box 3
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Louisiana
Date:
1948-09-26
Contents:
Irene--John Henry--Pick a bale of cotton--I will be glad when I get home--Ship of Zion--Bring me a little water, Silvy--Oh Mary, don't you weep--Gallis pole--John Henry--Louise--Pick a bale of cotton
Track Information:
101 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Lead Belly. Guitar.

102 John Henry / Lead Belly, Sonny Terry. Guitar.

103 Pick a Bale of Cotton / Lead Belly, Sonny Terry. Guitar.

104 I Will Be So Glad When I Get Home / Lead Belly. Guitar.

105 Ship of Zion / Lead Belly. Guitar.

106 Bring Me a Little Water, Silvy / Lead Belly. Guitar.

107 Oh, Mary Don't You Weep / Lead Belly. Guitar.

109 Gallis Pole (Child No. 95)/ Lead Belly. Guitar.

110 John Henry / Lead Belly, Sonny Terry. Guitar.

111 Louise / Lead Belly. Guitar.

112 Pick a Bale of Cotton / Lead Belly. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-7RR-0162
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
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Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, Item RA-RAMS-7RR-0162
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
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ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1988

Lead Belly WNYC Radio Shows

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Container:
Box 3
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Louisiana
Date:
1948-09-27
Contents:
Mistreatin' Mama--Black Betty--Ain't going down to the well no more--Birmingham Jail--Governor Pat Neff
Track Information:
101 Mistreatin' Mama / Guitar.

102 Black Betty / Guitar.

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

104 Birmingham Jail (Down in the Valley / Guitar.

105 Governor Pat Neff (Sweet Mary) / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-7RR-0163
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, Item RA-RAMS-7RR-0163
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk538349176-7c0d-4812-afdc-b229fb89c084
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1989

Lead Belly Standard School Broadcast

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Container:
Box 3
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Louisiana
Date:
1945-02-15
Contents:
Irene--Boll weevil--Swing low sweet chariot--John Henry--Mary Mack--Poor boy--Skip to my Lou--Lert it shine on Me--Take this hammer
Track Information:
101 Irene (Goodnight Irene) / Guitar.

102 Boll Weevil / Guitar.

103 Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Guitar.

104 John Henry / Guitar.

105 Mary Mack / Guitar.

106 Poor Boy / Guitar.

107 Skip to My Lou / Guitar.

108 Let it Shine on Me / Guitar.

109 Take This Hammer / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-7RR-0164
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Music -- Juvenile  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, Item RA-RAMS-7RR-0164
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / Ramsey Recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5116a5a23-9463-482a-b60c-40681bcc731b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1990

Lead Belly

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Container:
Box 3
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound recordings
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-7RR-0165
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, Item RA-RAMS-7RR-0165
See more items in:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / Ramsey Recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55132d88b-f4d1-4f63-9bd2-e967b3da18bf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1991

Lead Belly

Performer:
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Container:
Box 3
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound recordings
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-7RR-0166
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, Item RA-RAMS-7RR-0166
See more items in:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / Ramsey Recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5350eea02-f606-49af-91f7-89e19ac60f17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1992

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