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Pete Reiniger Discography at Smithsonian

Pete worked in multiple roles on over 200 releases between 1995 and 2022 while at Smithsonian Folkways. The work he leaves behind is truly remarkable, contributing in many areas beyond his legendary skills as an audio engineer - including as photographer, producer, compiler, liner notes writer and more. Of course what he'll be remembered for here is his presence as a friend, colleague, and trumpeter, there's no measure for that but the lasting impression he had on those of us lucky to get to know him will last our own lifetimes.

Mastering Engineer (147)

Year(s) Artist Title
1997, 1952 Various Artists Anthology of American Folk Music SFW40090
2000 Lord Invader Calypso in New York SFW40454
2000 Big Bill Broonzy Trouble in Mind SFW40131
2000 Various Artists The Best of Broadside 1962-1988: Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine SFW40130
2000 Various Artists Calypso Awakening from the Emory Cook Collection SFW40453
2000 Malvina Reynolds Ear to the Ground SFW40124
2000 Suni Paz Alerta Sings and Songs for the Playground/ Canciones Para el Recreo SFW45055
2000, 1977 Ella Jenkins Song Rhythms and Chants for the Dance with Ella Jenkins; Interviews with “Dance People” SFW45004
2001 Various Artists There is No Eye: Music for Photographs SFW40091
2001 Various Artists Traditional Music of Peru, Vol. 6: The Ayacucho Region SFW40449
2001 Various Artists Every Tone a Testimony SFW47003
2001 Various Artists Matanzas, Cuba, ca. 1957: Afro-Cuban Sacred Music from the Countryside SFW40490
2001 Various Artists Havana, Cuba, ca. 1957: Rhythms and Songs for the Orishas SFW40489
2001 Various Artists Traditional Music of Peru, Vol. 7: The Lima Highlands SFW40450
2001, 1956 Richard Dyer-Bennet Richard Dyer-Bennet #2 SFW40142
2001, 1960 Pete Seeger Song and Play Time SFW45023
2001, 1963 The Country Gentlemen On The Road (And More) SFW40133
2001, 1971 Ella Jenkins Little Johnny Brown with Ella Jenkins and Girls and Boys from “Uptown” ( Chicago) SFW45026
2001, 1979 David "Honeyboy" Edwards Honeyboy Edwards: Mississippi Delta Bluesman SFW40132
2002 Various Artists Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40094
2002 Various Artists Deeper Polka: More Dance Music from the Midwest SFW40140
2002 Various Artists Latin Jazz: La Combinación Perfecta SFW40802
2002 Various Artists The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan SFW40438
2002 Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1 SFW40150
2002 Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano ¡Viva el Mariachi! SFW40459
2002 George Abdo Belly Dance!: The Best of George Abdo and His Flames of Araby Orchestra SFW40458
2002 Various Artists Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40092
2002 Various Artists Heroes and Horses: Corridos from the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands SFW40475
2002 Various Artists Fast Folk: A Community of Singers and Songwriters SFW40135
2002 Various Artists Raíces Latinas: Smithsonian Folkways Latino Roots Collection SFW40470
2003 Mike Seeger True Vine SFW40136
2003 Various Artists Mali Lolo! Stars of Mali SFW40508
2003 Roscoe Holcomb An Untamed Sense of Control SFW40144
2003 Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2 SFW40151
2003 Various Artists Sakura: A Musical Celebration of the Cherry Blossoms SFW40509
2003 Various Artists Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda SFW40504
2003 Various Artists Havana & Matanzas, Cuba, ca. 1957: Batá, Bembé, and Palo Songs from the historic recordings of Lydia Cabrera and Josefina Tarafa SFW40434
2003 Various Artists Scotland the Real Music from Contemporary Caledonia SFW40511
2003 Various Artists Cowboy Poetry Classics SFW50003
2003 The Singing Kettle Singalong Songs From Scotland SFW45057
2003 Reverend Gary Davis If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings SFW40123
2003 Buck Ramsey Buck Ramsey: Hittin' the Trail SFW50002
2003 Jean Ritchie Jean Ritchie: Ballads from her Appalachian Family Tradition SFW40145
2003 Various Artists Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways, Vol. 2 SFW40148
2004 Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3 SFW40152
2004 Various Artists Back Roads to Cold Mountain SFW40149
2004 Various Artists Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW40110
2004 Various Artists Classic Maritime Music from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40053
2004 Elizabeth Cotten Shake Sugaree SFW40147
2004 The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Tribute to a Generation: A Salute to the Big Bands of the WWII Era SFW40817
2004 Eddie Pennington Walks the Strings and Even Sings SFW40146
2004 The Beaton Family of Mabou Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music SFW40507
2004 Various Artists cELLAbration: A Tribute to Ella Jenkins SFW45059
2004 Warner Williams with Jay Summerour Blues Highway SFW40120
2004, 1964 Mary Lou Williams Mary Lou Williams Presents Black Christ of the Andes SFW40816
2004, 1979 Doc Tate Nevaquaya Doc Tate Nevaquaya: Comanche Flute SFW50403
2005 Various Artists Dark Holler: Old Love Songs and Ballads SFW40159
2005 Various Artists Classic Bluegrass Vol. 2 from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40163
2005 Hobart Smith In Sacred Trust: The 1963 Fleming Brown Tapes SFW40141
2005 Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano ¡Llegaron Los Camperos! SFW40517
2005, 1961 The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover The Lilly Bros & Don Stover: Bluegrass at the Roots, 1961 SFW40158
2005, 1975 Mary Lou Williams Mary Lou's Mass SFW40815
2005, 1989 Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly Folkways: The Original Vision SFW40000
2006 Various Artists Masters of Old-time Country Autoharp SFW40115
2006 Various Artists Classic African-American Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40191
2006 Various Artists Classic Canadian Songs From Smithsonian Folkways SFW40539
2006 Various Artists Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40166
2006 Rahim Alhaj with Souhail Kaspar When the Soul Is Settled: Music of Iraq SFW40533
2006 Grupo Naidy ¡Arriba Suena Marimba! Currulao Marimba Music from Colombia by Grupo Naidy SFW40514
2006 Sam Hinton Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts SFW45062
2006 Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto Un Fuego de Sangre Pura: Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto from Colombia SFW40531
2006 Various Artists Classic Railroad Songs from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40192
2006 Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 4 SFW40153
2006 Various Artists Alberta: Wild Roses, Northern Lights SFW40538
2006 Elizabeth Mitchell You Are My Little Bird SFW45063
2007 Various Artists Down Home Saturday Night SFW40182
2007 Various Artists Classic Old-Time Fiddle from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40193
2007 Various Artists Sound Neighbours: Contemporary Music in Northern Ireland SFW40544
2007 Various Artists Singing for Life: Songs of Hope, Healing, and HIV/AIDS in Uganda SFW40537
2007 Various Artists If You Ain't Got The Do-Re-Mi SFW40195
2007 Mike Seeger Early Southern Guitar Sounds SFW40157
2007 The La Drivers Union Por Por Group Por Por: Honk Horn Music of Ghana SFW40541
2007 Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 5 SFW40154
2007, 1973 The Country Gentlemen Going Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains SFW40175
2008 Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano Amor, Dolor y Lagrimas: Música Ranchera SFW40518
2008 Various Artists Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40194
2008 Tony Trischka Territory SFW40169
2008 Various Artists Classic Piano Blues from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40196
2008 Tom Glazer Tom Glazer Sings Honk-Hiss-Tweet-GGGGGGGGGG and Other Children's Favorites SFW45068
2008 Michael Doucet From Now On SFW40177
2008 Orlando "Puntilla" Rios y El Conjunto Todo Rumbero A Tribute to Gonzalo Asencio, "Tío Tom" SFW40543
2008 Cephas and Wiggins Richmond Blues SFW40179
2009 Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5 SFW40155
2009 Various Artists Classic Protest Songs from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40197
2009 Various Artists Blodeugerdd: Song of the Flowers - An Anthology of Welsh Music and Song SFW40552
2009 Sarah Lee Guthrie & Family Go Waggaloo SFW45069
2009 Ossie Davis A Voice Ringing O'er the Gale! The Oratory of Frederick Douglass Read by Ossie Davis SFW47006
2010 Various Artists Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40198
2010 John Jackson Rappahannock Blues SFW40181
2010 Elizabeth Mitchell Sunny Day SFW45064
2011 Various Artists From Kuno to Kebyar: Balinese Gamelan Angklung SFW50411
2011 Ella Jenkins African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song SFW45067
2011 Tom Glazer A Treasury of Civil War Songs Sung by Tom Glazer SFW40187
2011 Los Tres Reyes Romancing the Past SFW40562
2011 Dan Milner, David Coffin, Jeff Davis Civil War Naval Songs SFW40189
2011 Los Gauchos de Roldán Button Accordion and Bandoneón Music from Northern Uruguay SFW40561
2011 Various Artists Music from Aluku: Maroon Sounds of Struggle, Solace, and Survival SFW50412
2012 Elizabeth Mitchell Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie SFW45072
2012 Pete Seeger The Complete Bowdoin College Concert, 1960 SFW40184
2012 Various Artists Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music & Interfaith Harmony in Uganda SFW50417
2012 The Dust Busters with John Cohen Old Man Below SFW40206
2012 Woody Guthrie Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection SFW40200
2012 Elizabeth Mitchell Blue Clouds SFW45065
2013 Elizabeth Mitchell The Sounding Joy: Christmas Songs In and Out of the Ruth Crawford Seeger Songbook SFW45074
2013 Dave Van Ronk Down in Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection SFW40213
2013 Various Artists Classic Harmonica Blues from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40204
2013 Various Artists Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40209
2013 Hatun Kotama ¡Así Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador SFW40564
2013 Various Artists Classic Celtic Music from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40560
2013 Ella Jenkins Get Moving with Ella Jenkins SFW45073
2014 Various Artists Classic African American Songsters from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40211
2014 Various Artists New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City SFW40212
2014 Ella Jenkins 123s and ABCs SFW45076
2014, 1962, 1961 Various Artists Songs of the Spanish Civil War, Volumes 1 & 2 SFW40188
2015 Various Artists Playing ’Til Your Soul Comes Out! Music of Macedonia SFW50415
2015 José-Luis Orozco ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! SFW45077
2015 Fannie Lou Hamer Songs My Mother Taught Me SFW40216
2015 Lead Belly Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection SFW40201
2015 Various Artists Uzbekistan: Musical Traditions of the Karakalpaks UNES08308
2015 Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano Tradición, Arte y Pasión SFW40559
2016 Various Artists Classic Folk Songs for Kids from Smithsonian Folkways SFW45080
2016 Agustín Lira and Alma Songs of Struggle and Hope by Agustín Lira SFW40567
2016 Guillermo Velázquez y Los Leones de la Sierra de Xichú Serrano de Corazón SFW40572
2017 Various Artists Classic English and Scottish Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40218
2017 Various Artists Music for Children, Music by Children SFW45081
2018 Hermanos Herrera Sones Jarochos y Huastecos y Más SFW40580
2018 Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles SFW40579
2018 Barbara Dane Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs SFW40227
2018 Various Artists Classic Delta and Deep South Blues from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40222
2018 Los Texmaniacs Cruzando Borders SFW40576
2018 Elizabeth Mitchell and Suni Paz Tú eres mi flor: Songs for Children en Español SFW45075
2019 Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith Songs from the Bardo SFW40583
2019 Various Artists The Social Power of Music SFW40231
2019 Various Artists Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival SFW40250
2020 Various Artists Take Me Back to the Range: Selections from Western Jubilee Recording Company WJRC019876
2020 José-Luis Orozco ¡Muévete! Songs for a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body SFW45085
2020 The John Santos Sextet Art of the Descarga SFW40589
2021 Various Artists Kulintang Kultura: Danongan Kalanduyan and Gong Music of the Philippine Diaspora SFW40593
2021 No-No Boy 1975 SFW40592
2021, 1991, 1979 Lucinda Williams Ramblin' On My Mind SFW40042
2022 He Jinhua Songs of the Naxi of Southwest China SFW40599
2022 Rebolu Mi Herencia (My Heritage) SFW40596

Mixing Engineer (50)

Year(s) Artist Title
1995 Various Artists Masters of the Folk Violin ARH00434
1996 Various Artists Iowa State Fare: Music from the Heartland SFW40083
1999 Various Artists Saints' Paradise: Trombone Shout Bands from the United House of Prayer SFW40117
1999 Various Artists Taquachito Nights: Conjunto Music from South Texas SFW40477
1999 Various Artists Blues Routes: Heroes and Tricksters: Blues and Jazz Work Songs and Street Music SFW40118
2002 Various Artists The Heart of Cape Breton SFW40491
2003 Ecos de Borinquen Jíbaro Hasta el Hueso: Mountain Music of Puerto Rico by Ecos de Borinquen SFW40506
2003 Mike Seeger True Vine SFW40136
2003 José Gutiérrez & Los Hermanos Ochoa La Bamba: Sones Jarochos from Veracruz SFW40505
2003 Ella Jenkins Sharing Cultures with Ella Jenkins and children from the LaSalle Language Academy of Chicago SFW45058
2004 The Beaton Family of Mabou Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music SFW40507
2004 Grupo Cimarrón Sí, soy llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia SFW40515
2004 Viento De Agua Viento de Agua Unplugged: Materia Prima SFW40513
2004 Eddie Pennington Walks the Strings and Even Sings SFW40146
2005 Los Pleneros de la 21 Para Todos Ustedes SFW40519
2005 Los Camperos de Valles El ave de mi soñar: Mexican Sones Huastecos SFW40512
2005 Luiz Bonfá Solo in Rio 1959 SFW40483
2006 Arpex ¡Tierra Caliente! Music from the Hotlands of Michoacán by Conjunto de Arpa Grande Arpex SFW40536
2008 La India Canela Merengue Típico from the Dominican Republic SFW40547
2008 Tony Trischka Territory SFW40169
2008 Rafael Manríquez and Friends ¡Que Viva el Canto! Songs of Chile SFW40549
2008 Various Artists ¡Ayombe! The Heart of Colombia's Música Vallenata SFW40546
2009 Various Artists Maiteí América: Harps of Paraguay SFW40548
2009 Los Texmaniacs Borders y Bailes SFW40555
2009 Various Artists Y Que Viva Venezuela! Maestros del Joropo Oriental SFW40551
2009 Sarah Lee Guthrie & Family Go Waggaloo SFW45069
2011 Ella Jenkins African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song SFW45067
2011 Los Tres Reyes Romancing the Past SFW40562
2011 Quetzal Imaginaries SFW40563
2011 Los Hermanos Lovo ¡Soy Salvadoreño! Chanchona Music from Eastern El Salvador SFW40535
2011 Cimarrón ¡Cimarrón! Joropo Music from the Plains of Colombia SFW40557
2012 Stephen Wade Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition SFW40208
2012 The Dust Busters with John Cohen Old Man Below SFW40206
2012 La Sardina de Naiguatá ¡Parranda! Venezuelan Carnival Music SFW40558
2013 Hatun Kotama ¡Así Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador SFW40564
2014 The Seldom Scene Long Time... Seldom Scene SFW40199
2014 Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca Flaco & Max: Legends & Legacies SFW40569
2014 Serenata Guayanesa ¡Canta con Venezuela! Sing with Venezuela! SFW40566
2015 José-Luis Orozco ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! SFW45077
2016 Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights Quelbe! Music of the U.S. Virgin Islands SFW40568
2016 Guillermo Velázquez y Los Leones de la Sierra de Xichú Serrano de Corazón SFW40572
2016 Ecos de Borinquen El Alma de Puerto Rico: Jíbaro Tradition by Ecos de Borinquen SFW40570
2017 The McIntosh County Shouters Spirituals and Shout Songs from the Georgia Coast SFW40214
2017 Quetzal The Eternal Getdown SFW40574
2018 Hermanos Herrera Sones Jarochos y Huastecos y Más SFW40580
2018 Dom Flemons Black Cowboys SFW40224
2018 Rahim Alhaj One Sky SFW40585
2018 Los Texmaniacs Cruzando Borders SFW40576
2018 Grupo Mono Blanco ¡Fandango! Sones Jarochos from Veracruz SFW40575
2020 José-Luis Orozco ¡Muévete! Songs for a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body SFW45085

Recorder (32)

Year(s) Artist Title
1995 Various Artists Masters of the Folk Violin ARH00434
1996 Various Artists Iowa State Fare: Music from the Heartland SFW40083
1996 Various Artists Puerto Rico in Washington SFW40460
1997 Various Artists The Bahamas: Islands of Song SFW40405
1997 Various Artists Cuba in Washington SFW40461
1998 Various Artists The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music SFW40085
1999 Various Artists Taquachito Nights: Conjunto Music from South Texas SFW40477
2002 Various Artists The Heart of Cape Breton SFW40491
2003 Ecos de Borinquen Jíbaro Hasta el Hueso: Mountain Music of Puerto Rico by Ecos de Borinquen SFW40506
2003 José Gutiérrez & Los Hermanos Ochoa La Bamba: Sones Jarochos from Veracruz SFW40505
2003 Ella Jenkins Sharing Cultures with Ella Jenkins and children from the LaSalle Language Academy of Chicago SFW45058
2004 The Beaton Family of Mabou Cape Breton Fiddle and Piano Music SFW40507
2004 Grupo Cimarrón Sí, soy llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia SFW40515
2004 Viento De Agua Viento de Agua Unplugged: Materia Prima SFW40513
2006 Rahim Alhaj with Souhail Kaspar When the Soul Is Settled: Music of Iraq SFW40533
2008 Various Artists ¡Ayombe! The Heart of Colombia's Música Vallenata SFW40546
2008 La India Canela Merengue Típico from the Dominican Republic SFW40547
2008 Tony Trischka Territory SFW40169
2009 Various Artists Maiteí América: Harps of Paraguay SFW40548
2009 Los Texmaniacs Borders y Bailes SFW40555
2009 Various Artists Y Que Viva Venezuela! Maestros del Joropo Oriental SFW40551
2011 Ella Jenkins African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song SFW45067
2011 Quetzal Imaginaries SFW40563
2011 Los Gauchos de Roldán Button Accordion and Bandoneón Music from Northern Uruguay SFW40561
2011 Cimarrón ¡Cimarrón! Joropo Music from the Plains of Colombia SFW40557
2014 The Seldom Scene Long Time... Seldom Scene SFW40199
2014 Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca Flaco & Max: Legends & Legacies SFW40569
2015 José-Luis Orozco ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! SFW45077
2018 Dom Flemons Black Cowboys SFW40224
2018 Rahim Alhaj One Sky SFW40585
2018 Los Texmaniacs Cruzando Borders SFW40576
2018 Grupo Mono Blanco ¡Fandango! Sones Jarochos from Veracruz SFW40575

Engineer (11)

Year(s) Artist Title
2011 Los Tres Reyes Romancing the Past SFW40562
2011 Los Gauchos de Roldán Button Accordion and Bandoneón Music from Northern Uruguay SFW40561
2011 Los Hermanos Lovo ¡Soy Salvadoreño! Chanchona Music from Eastern El Salvador SFW40535
2012 Los Texmaniacs Texas Towns & Tex-Mex Sounds SFW40565
2012 La Sardina de Naiguatá ¡Parranda! Venezuelan Carnival Music SFW40558
2013 Hatun Kotama ¡Así Kotama! The Flutes of Otavalo, Ecuador SFW40564
2016 Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights Quelbe! Music of the U.S. Virgin Islands SFW40568
2016 Agustín Lira and Alma Songs of Struggle and Hope by Agustín Lira SFW40567
2016 Guillermo Velázquez y Los Leones de la Sierra de Xichú Serrano de Corazón SFW40572
2016 Ecos de Borinquen El Alma de Puerto Rico: Jíbaro Tradition by Ecos de Borinquen SFW40570
2017 The McIntosh County Shouters Spirituals and Shout Songs from the Georgia Coast SFW40214

Audio Restoration (9)

Year(s) Artist Title
2010 Various Artists Classic Sounds of New Orleans from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40183
2010 Ola Belle Reed Rising Sun Melodies SFW40202
2010 Various Artists Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40198
2011 Tom Glazer A Treasury of Civil War Songs Sung by Tom Glazer SFW40187
2012 Woody Guthrie Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection SFW40200
2013 Various Artists Classic Harmonica Blues from Smithsonian Folkways SFW40204
2013 Ella Jenkins Get Moving with Ella Jenkins SFW45073
2014, 1962, 1961 Various Artists Songs of the Spanish Civil War, Volumes 1 & 2 SFW40188
2015 Lead Belly Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection SFW40201

Producer (5)

Year(s) Artist Title
1997 Various Artists The Bahamas: Islands of Song SFW40405
1998 Various Artists The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music SFW40085
1999 Various Artists Taquachito Nights: Conjunto Music from South Texas SFW40477
2006 Suni Paz Bandera Mía: Songs of Argentina SFW40532
2014 The Seldom Scene Long Time... Seldom Scene SFW40199

Photographer (3)

Year(s) Artist Title
2003 Ecos de Borinquen Jíbaro Hasta el Hueso: Mountain Music of Puerto Rico by Ecos de Borinquen SFW40506
2004 Grupo Cimarrón Sí, soy llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia SFW40515
2011 Los Gauchos de Roldán Button Accordion and Bandoneón Music from Northern Uruguay SFW40561

Editor (1)

Year(s) Artist Title
1995 Various Artists Masters of the Folk Violin ARH00434

Liner Notes (1)

Year(s) Artist Title
2014 The Seldom Scene Long Time... Seldom Scene SFW40199

Compiler (1)

Year(s) Artist Title
1996 Lead Belly Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1 SFW40044