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Folkways Records

Folkways Records

Folkways Records was founded in 1948. Led by Moses Asch (1905-1986), Folkways 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. Folkways grew to be one of the largest and most influential record companies in the world. Folkways Records and the label's business papers and files were acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1987. Every recording is kept in print.

A few recordings from Folkways Records. Click here for more.

Sweet Thunder: Black Poetry by Nancy Dupree
Sweet Thunder: Black Poetry by Nancy Dupree
Nancy Dupree
FW09787 (1977)
Woody's Story: As Told by Will Geer and Sung by Dick Wingfield
Woody's Story: As Told by Will Geer and Sung by Dick Wingfield
Will Geer and Dick Wingfield
FW02930 (1973)
Electronic Music
Electronic Music
University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio
FW33436 (1967)
Koto: Music of the One-string Ichigenkin
Koto: Music of the One-string Ichigenkin
Isshi Yamada
FW08746 (1967)
Jewish Folk Songs
Jewish Folk Songs
Ruth Rubin
FW08740 (1959)

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