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  • Smithsonian Folkways: Sounds to Grow On Episode #17 - The Letter J - Now Available on Podcast

    Smithsonian Folkways: Sounds to Grow On, the 26-part radio series hosted by Michael Asch, son of Folkways founder Moses Asch, features the original recordings of Folkways Records' vast catalogue. Listen to Program #17 - The Letter J and subscribe to the podcast here. Shortly before he died in 1987, Moses Asch was interviewed by the Today Show on NBC. At that time, he justified his policy of never withdrawing a record title from the complete two thousand plus collection by saying: "would you take the letter J out of the dictionary merely because it is used less frequently than the letter S?" This program covers songs, music from countries, artists, instruments and sounds which all begin with the letter J.