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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings

Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
8.83 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Southern States -- Music
Date:
1945-1959
Summary:
This collection contains open reel recordings made by noted jazz scholar Frederic Ramsey during his tour of the American South in the 1950s.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes 400? Open reel audio tapes. They are from Ramsey's fieldwork and various projects, many for Folkways Records. The bulk of the recordings come from Ramsey's fieldwork in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana in 1954-56.
Arrangement:
The tapes are organized and shelved by accession number.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederic Ramsey Jr. (1915-1995), son of painter Charles Frederic Ramsey, was a jazz scholar and author who worked with a number of musicians in the South and the New York/New Jersey area, notably Lead Belly. After receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1953, Ramsey undertook a tour of the South in order to explore and document the African-American music environment. His goal was to record the speech and music of persons at least sixty years of age or older in an attempt to trace the evolution of the musical genre that would become jazz. Ramsey produced a number of recordings for the Folkways label in the 1950s-1960s.

[From Jeff: Frederic Ramsey Jr. (1915-1995) was a jazz critic, scholar, fieldworker and record producer. He was the author of a number of books on jazz, including Jazzmen (with Charles Edward Smith) and the Jazz Record Book. He became one of the main producers for Moses Asch at Asch, Disc, and Folkways Records of jazz and blues. Ramsey was one of the first to deploy an open reel tape recorder using it in New York City in 1949 to record Lead Belly in a set of sessions at his apartment, that were to be Lead Belly's last. What was noteworthy about this is that a reel to reel deck allowed one to record a longer recording than the previous 4 minutes on instantaneous discs. This allowed Led Belly to stretch out and do his extended rhymes and longer songs and to tell stories of his life. It was released by Folkways as a 2 LP 2-records each set. Each side was one track so more material could be fit in. The new LP format allowed for Folkways to create anthologies of music with multiple tracks per side. This allowed Ramsey the ability to create a 11-volume anthology of jazz in the early 1950s. It was the first of many anthologies for Folkways. He also received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1954-56 to go to Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana to record vernacular African American music. This included field hollers, spirituals, and brass bands. It was Ramsey's desire to find the roots of jazz in early African-American music forms. He recorded hundreds of tapes they make up the bulk of Ramsey Tape Collection. A 10 LP set Music from the South was released from these trips. Also, there was a book Been Here and Gone with his magnificent photographs from the trip. Other notable recordings released by Folkways include an interview album of Baby Dodds, a box set of shape-note singing, and recordings of a, then, teenaged Michael Hurley. In 1975, with other grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Ford Foundation, he researched the life of Buddy Bolden. After the death of Frederic Ramsey Jr., folklorist Kip Lornell arranged the donation of Ramsey's tape and record collection to the Smithsonian.]
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.
Related Materials:
Frederic Ramsey's personal papers are available at Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies.

Ramsey's photograph collection (many from the same field projects) can be found in the collections of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Frederic Ramsey's daughter Alida Porter in 1996.
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:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Music -- African-American  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5ebc883ed-96f3-4f1b-9e4b-1b8fde86e4f4
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ead_collection:sova-cfch-rams
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Peace Moratorium March NOV 15 1969 (CDR copy)

Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Container:
Box 7RR, Item 320
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-7RR-0320
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:
United States -- History  Search this
Documentary  Search this
Protest  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-7RR-0320
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / Open Reel Tapes
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5f86c7597-78c1-4144-8515-69f560ec685e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref211

Ramsey Recordings: Peace Moratorium March

Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-7RR-0321
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:
United States -- History  Search this
Documentary  Search this
Protest  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, Item RA-RAMS-7RR-0321
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / Open Reel Tapes / Peace Moratorium March, NOV 15 1969 (CDR copy)
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59519474b-3458-45a7-9ffb-a8eb6d49cf18
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ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref2118

Ramsey Recordings: Peace Moratorium March

Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-7RR-0322
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:
United States -- History  Search this
Documentary  Search this
Protest  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, Item RA-RAMS-7RR-0322
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / Open Reel Tapes / Peace Moratorium March, NOV 15 1969 (CDR copy)
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5817ee155-c643-4911-a8d1-10954280ff95
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref2119

Ramsey Recordings: Peace Moratorium March

Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-7RR-0323
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:
United States -- History  Search this
Documentary  Search this
Protest  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, Item RA-RAMS-7RR-0323
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / Open Reel Tapes / Peace Moratorium March, NOV 15 1969 (CDR copy)
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk560b7033d-cf63-4d48-874c-6be109606169
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref2120

Ramsey Recordings: Kent Massacre dubbed from WBAI

Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Ohio
United States
Kent (Ohio)
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-7RR-0325
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:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Protest  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, Item RA-RAMS-7RR-0325
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / Open Reel Tapes / Kent Massacre dubbed from WBAI MAY 06 1970
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b3a8ba54-63ca-4992-9a1d-3b976c123bdb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref2121

Ramsey Recordings: Church Service in Addor

Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Addor (N.C.)
North Carolina
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-10RR-0327
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:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Protest  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, Item RA-RAMS-10RR-0327
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / Open Reel Tapes / Church Service in Addor, SEP 23 1956
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56c07a045-de0d-4761-821e-90b781cc81f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref2123

Kerry Testimony before Senate Committee, APR 22 1971 (CDR copy)

Performer:
Kerry, John, 1943-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Container:
Box 7RR, Item 324
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-7RR-0324
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:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-7RR-0324
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / Open Reel Tapes
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk57d6c0225-6883-4e8a-8030-fd145f4e349d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref213

This Little Light

Performer:
Staple Singers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 177
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Track Information:
101 This Little Light of Mine.

102 What Are They Doing.

103 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall.

104 You Got Shoes.

105 Will the Lord Remember Me.

201 My Dying Bed.

202 Masters of War.

203 Let Jesus Lead You.

204 Prayin' Time.

205 Use What You Got.

206 I Can't Help From Cryin' Sometime.
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0177

Riverside.3527
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Riverside
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:
Gospel music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0177
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / 33 1/3 RPM Records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59dc3abea-60d7-4b19-b0c0-d07de6264bdb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1003

This Land

Producer:
Grauer, Bill, 1922-1963  Search this
Performer:
Woods, Maceo  Search this
Duncan, Al  Search this
Upchurch, Phil  Search this
Pate, Johnny  Search this
Staple Singers  Search this
Creator:
Keepnews, Orrin (liner notes)  Search this
Artist:
Staple Singers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 178
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
New York
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1963
Contents:
This land --Old time religion --Blowin' in the wind --Wish I had answered --Twelve gates to the city --Gamblin' man --Didn't it rain --Swing down, chariot! --Let that liar alone --Cottonfields -- Motherless children --A better home.
Track Information:
101 This Land / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Phil Upchurch. Vocals,Guitar,Bass,Drum.

102 Old Time Religion / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Johnny Pate. Guitar.

103 Blowing in the Wind / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Phil Upchurch. Guitar.

104 Wish I Had Answered / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Phil Upchurch. Guitar.

105 Oh, What a Beautiful City (Twelve Gates to the City) / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Phil Upchurch. Guitar.

106 Gambling Man / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Maceo Woods. Guitar.

201 Didn't It Rain / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Phil Upchurch. Guitar.

202 Swing Down, Chariot / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Phil Upchurch. Guitar.

203 Let That Liar Alone / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Maceo Woods. Guitar.

204 Cotton Fields / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Phil Upchurch. Guitar.

205 Motherless Children / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Phil Upchurch. Guitar.

206 A Better Home / Staple Singers, Al Duncan, Phil Upchurch. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0178

Riverside.3524
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Riverside 1963
General:
Descriptive notes by Orrin Keepnews on container. Performer(s): Gospel and folk songs; the Staple Singers; Roebuck Staples, vocals and guitar ; Phil Upchurch, electric bass ; Johnny Pate, bass ; Al Duncan, drums ; Maceo Woods, organ. Production notes: Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago.
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:
Gospel music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Bass  Search this
Drum  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0178
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / 33 1/3 RPM Records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk544bb4322-0771-4ad6-8446-c4fffc656bde
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1004

The Staple Singers

Performer:
Staple Singers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 179
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0179

Harlem Hitparade.7001
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Harlem Hitparade
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:
Gospel music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0179
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / 33 1/3 RPM Records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56763ae7f-4d17-480e-9996-9f96b6e79738
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1005

In London

Performer:
Shankar, Ravi, 1920-2012  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 182
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
India
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0182

World Pacific.1430
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
World Pacific
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:
World music  Search this
Sitar  Search this
Indians  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0182
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / 33 1/3 RPM Records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5e44d3af7-6268-45cb-ba15-40ebc80c5ec8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1006

Folk Festival at Newport, 1960, Vol. 1

Performer:
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Brand, Oscar  Search this
Hooker, John Lee  Search this
Mills, Alan, 1912-1977  Search this
Carignan, Jean  Search this
Makem, Tommy  Search this
Weissberg, Eric, 1939-2020  Search this
Driftwood, Jimmie  Search this
Paley, Tom  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 190
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Canadians  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Rhode Island
United States
Newport (R.I.)
New York
Michigan
Detroit (Mich.)
Canada
Québec (Province)
Ireland
Arkansas
Date:
1960
Contents:
East Virginia blues -- In the evening (Pete Seeger) -- Hieland Laddie (Pete Seeger; Oscar Brand) -- Hobo blues = Dusty road -- Mandie --Tupelo = Backwater blues (John Lee Hooker with Bill Lee, bass) -- A si mon moine voulait danser (Alan Mills with Jean Carignan, fiddle) -- Le reel du peudu (Jean Carignan) -- I know an old lady (Alan Mills) -- La bastringue (Alan Mills with Jean Carignan) -- Briau Boru (Tom Makem) -- Johnny, I hardly knew ye -- The whistling gipsy (Tom Makem with Pete Seeger, banjo and Eric Weissberg, guitar) -- Old Joe Clark (Jimmy Driftwood) -- The unfortunate man (Jimmy Driftwood) --Roll in my sweet baby's arms -- The man of constant sorrow -- Foggy Mountain top (The New Lost City Ramblers).
Track Information:
101 East Virginia / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

102 In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down / Pete Seeger. Banjo.

103 Hieland Laddie / Pete Seeger, Oscar Brand. Banjo.

104 Hobo Blues (Dusty Road) / John Lee Hooker. Guitar.

105 Maudie / John Lee Hooker. Guitar.

106 Tupelo (Backwater Blues) / John Lee Hooker. Guitar.

107 A Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser / Alan Mills, Jean Carignan. Guitar,Fiddle.

108 Le Reel du Pendu / Jean Carignan. Fiddle.

109 I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly / Alan Mills. Guitar.

110 La Bastringue / Alan Mills, Jean Carignan. Guitar,Fiddle.

201 Brian Boru / Tommy Makem. Bagpipe.

202 Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye / Pete Seeger, Tommy Makem, Eric Weissberg. Banjo,Guitar.

203 Whistling Gypsy, The (Gypsy Davy) (Child No. 200)/ Pete Seeger, Tommy Makem, Eric Weissberg. Banjo,Guitar.

204 Old Joe Clark / Pete Seeger, Jimmie Driftwood. Banjo.

205 The Unfortunate Man / Jimmie Driftwood. Guitar.

206 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms / New Lost City Ramblers, Tom Paley. Banjo,Guitar,Fiddle,Autoharp.

207 Man of Constant Sorrow / Mike Seeger. Autoharp.

208 Foggy Mountain Top / New Lost City Ramblers, Tom Paley. Banjo,Guitar,Fiddle,Autoharp.
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0190

Vanguard.2087
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Vanguard 1960
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded on location June 24-26, 1960.
General:
Program notes by Stacey Williams 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:
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Québec (Province) -- Songs and music  Search this
Ireland -- Songs and music  Search this
British Isles -- Songs and music  Search this
String band  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violin  Search this
Bagpipe  Search this
Autoharp  Search this
Folk songs -- Arkansas  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0190
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk562e09f3c-8344-40fc-a323-fa78c0ec49ff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1012

Studs Terkel's Weekly Almanac on Folk Music

Performer:
Broonzy, Big Bill, 1893-1958  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 193
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Illinois
United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0193

FW03864

Folkways.86/4
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways
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:
Oral history  Search this
Blues (Music)  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, File RA-RAMS-LP-0193
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5bd3b177f-ed2e-4343-909d-f90edc514190
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1014
Online Media:

Take it Like You Give It

Performer:
Franklin, Aretha  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 199
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Michigan
United States
Detroit (Mich.)
Contents:
Why was I born? --I may never get to heaven --Tighten up your tie, button up your jacket (make it for the door) --Her little heart went to Loveland --Lee Cross --Take it like you give it --Only the one you love --Deeper --Remember me -- Land of dreams --A little bit of soul.
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0199

Columbia Special Products.10179
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Columbia Special Products
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:
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0199
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk582432bea-12aa-4117-8721-8c448ede5564
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1015

The Immortal Johnny Dodds

Performer:
Dodds, Johnny, 1892-1940  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 207
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Illinois
United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0207

Milestone.2002
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Milestone
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:
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0207
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5ea95600d-014e-49b6-8f0b-242aab511576
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1021

Duke Ellington's Greatest

Performer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 210
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0210

RCA Victor.1004
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
RCA Victor
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:
Jazz  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0210
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / 33 1/3 RPM Records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk50af5fe5f-8b36-4903-883d-3720693c1200
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1024

Soul '69

Performer:
Franklin, Aretha  Search this
Producer:
Dowd, Tom, 1925-  Search this
Wexler, Jerry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 214
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Michigan
United States
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1969
Contents:
Ramblin'--Today I sing the blues --River's invitation --Pitiful -- Crazy he calls me --Bring it on home to me --Tracks of my tears --If you gotta make a fool of somebody --Gentle on my mind --So long --I'll never be free --Elusive butterfly.
Track Information:
101 Ramblin'.

102 Today I Sing the Blues.

103 River's Invitation.

104 Pitiful.

105 Crazy He Calls Me.

106 Bring it on Home to Me.

201 Tracks of My Tears.

202 If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody.

203 Gentle on My Mind.

204 So Long.

205 I'll Never Be Free.

206 Elusive Butterfly.
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0214

Atlantic.8212
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Atlantic 1969
General:
Program notes by Ritchie Yorke on container. Performer(s): Popular and soul songs; Aretha Franklin. Production notes: Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York.
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:
Rhythm and blues music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0214
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / 33 1/3 RPM Records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56e2f08bd-6db4-4655-9d85-82f4b187134e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1028

Brownsville Blues

Performer:
Estes, Sleepy John, 1899-1977  Search this
Rachell, Yank  Search this
Wilkenson, Ed  Search this
Nixon, Hammie, 1908-1984  Search this
Knowling, Ransom  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 217
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Tennessee
United States
Brownsville (Tenn.)
Contents:
38 pistol -- The girl I love -- City Hall blues -- Time is drawing near -- God can use me -- Government money -- Working man blues -- Mailman blues -- Mary, come on home -- I'd been well warned -- Pat Mann -- Drop down mama -- Vassie Williams -- Young lawyer -- Al Rawls -- Lawyer Clark -- Martha Hardin -- Rats in my kitchen.
Track Information:
101 The Girl I Love / Sleepy John Estes. Guitar.

102 City Hall Blues / Sleepy John Estes, Ed Wilkenson, Hammie Nixon. Guitar.

103 Government Money / Sleepy John Estes, Ransom Knowling, Yank Rachell. Guitar.

104 Working Man Blues / Sleepy John Estes. Guitar.

105 Mailman Blues / Sleepy John Estes. Guitar.

106 Mary Come On Home / Sleepy John Estes. Guitar.

201 Pat Mann / Sleepy John Estes, Ed Wilkenson, Hammie Nixon. Guitar.

202 Vassie Williams / Sleepy John Estes. Guitar.

203 Young Lawyer / Sleepy John Estes, Hammie Nixon. Guitar.

204 Al Rawls / Sleepy John Estes. Guitar.

205 Lawyer Clark / Sleepy John Estes. Guitar.

206 Martha Hardin / Sleepy John Estes, Hammie Nixon. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0217

Delmark.613
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Chicago, Ill. Delmark
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
Guitar  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0217
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / 33 1/3 RPM Records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk557191f68-2fac-4576-ae86-bdeaa0bff122
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1030

Look On Yonders Wall

Performer:
Crudup, Arthur, 1905-1974  Search this
Escudero, Mario  Search this
Knowling, Ransom  Search this
Meyers, Dave  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Container:
Box LP, Item 218
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Illinois
United States
Chicago (Ill.)
Track Information:
102 Questionnaire Blues / Arthur Crudup, Ransom Knowling.

103 That's All Right / Arthur Crudup, Ransom Knowling.

104 Katie May / Arthur Crudup, Ransom Knowling.

105 Dust My Broom / Arthur Crudup, Dave Meyers, Mario Escudero.

101 Look On Yonder's Wall / Arthur Crudup, Dave Meyers, Mario Escudero.

201 Landlord Blues / Arthur Crudup, Dave Meyers, Mario Escudero.

202 Coal Black Mare / Arthur Crudup, Ransom Knowling.

203 Blues Out the Sky: Walk Out on the Road / Arthur Crudup, Ransom Knowling.

204 Blues Out the Sky: I'm All Alone / Arthur Crudup, Ransom Knowling.

205 You'll Be Old Before Your Time / Arthur Crudup, Dave Meyers, Mario Escudero.
Local Numbers:
RA-RAMS-LP-0218

Delmark.614
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Chicago, Ill. Delmark
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
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.RAMS, File RA-RAMS-LP-0218
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Frederic Ramsey audio recordings
Frederic Ramsey audio recordings / 33 1/3 RPM Records
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5571ff604-a0cb-42df-b272-0fb30406ffe6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-rams-ref1031

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