Folkways Records

Folkways Records

Profile:
Folkways Records was originally the label of Folkways Records & Service Corp., which was founded in 1948 by Moses Asch with Marian Distler in New York City to document music, spoken word, and sounds from around the world. With more than 2,000 titles, Folkways grew to be one of the largest and most influential independent record companies in the world.

In 1987, following the death of Moses Asch, the Smithsonian Institute acquired the label and all of its files and assets. As one of the terms of that deal, the Smithsonian agreed to keep all titles in print, which they continue to do to this day under Smithsonian Folkways.

Folkways releases were often kept in print for decades and the copyright date(s) on a release rarely match up to the release date. The release date can usually be narrowed down to a range of years by looking at the mailing address on the labels and/or back cover (which sometimes don't match as new vinyl would be placed in leftover covers, or new covers printed for leftover vinyl.) For information on the numerous pre-Smithsonian addresses that appear on Folkways Records labels, covers and booklets issued between 1948 and 1987 and the periods in which each address was relevant, see the Folkways Records & Service Corp. page.

Labelcode: LC 9628
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Contact Info:
Smithsonian Folkways
PO Box 37012, MRC 520, CG 2001
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Tel: 1-888-FOLKWAYS (365-5929)
Tel: 1-202-633-6450
Fax: 202-633-6477
Email: [email protected]

Information: smithso[email protected]
Sites:
[l20694]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
12T20 Pete Seeger's Guitar Guide For Folk Singers  album cover Pete Seeger Pete Seeger's Guitar Guide For Folk Singers(LP, Album) Topic Records 12T20 UK 1958 Sell This Version
00114 Masters Of French Canadian Music 3  album cover Gabriel Labbé, Philippe Bruneau Gabriel Labbé, Philippe Bruneau - Masters Of French Canadian Music 3(Cass, Album) Folkways Records 00114 US 1980 Sell This Version
336 FLP Exotic Dances  album cover Unknown Artist Exotic Dances(LP) Folkways Records 336 FLP US 1950 Sell This Version
801 Menage Qui Belle  album cover The Jazz Majestic Orchestra Menage Qui Belle(Shellac, 10") Folkways Records 801 US Unknown Sell This Version
802 Angelique, Oh  album cover The Jazz Majestic Orchestra Angelique, Oh(Shellac, 10") Folkways Records 802 Unknown Sell This Version
810 FLP Calypso And Meringues  album cover Various Calypso And Meringues(10", Mono) Folkways Records 810 FLP US 1950 Sell This Version
1424 Music Of Equatorial Africa  album cover Various Music Of Equatorial Africa(4x10", Album) Folkways Records, Folkways Records 1424 US 1950 Sell This Version
2320 American Favorite Ballads  album cover Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads(LP, Album) Folkways Records 2320 Israel Unknown Sell This Version
2390 The Friends Of Old Time Music  album cover Various The Friends Of Old Time Music(LP) Disc Records, Folkways Records 2390 US 1964 Sell This Version
2692 Afro-American Music: A Demonstration Recording  album cover Dr. Willis James* Afro-American Music: A Demonstration Recording(2xLP) Folkways Records, Asch Recordings 2692 US 1970 Sell This Version
03700 Various 2,000 Years Of Music Compiled By And Released In Memory Of Dr. Curt Sachs(2xCass, Comp) Folkways Records 03700 US 1992 Sell This Version
04258  Songs of War and Death from the Slave Coast: Songs of War  album cover Various Songs of War and Death from the Slave Coast: Songs of War(Cass, Album) Folkways Records 04258 US 1992 Sell This Version
06143 Michael Siegel (4) The Sounds Of The Junk Yard(Cass, Album, RE) Folkways Records 06143 US 1994 Sell This Version
06241 Travelon Gamelon - Music For Bicycles  album cover Richard Lerman Travelon Gamelon - Music For Bicycles(Cass, RE) Folkways Records 06241 US 1992 Sell This Version
06242 Malcolm Goldstein The Seasons: Vermont(Cass, Album) Folkways Records 06242 US 1993 Sell This Version
7103 The Legendary Leadbelly  album cover Leadbelly The Legendary Leadbelly(LP, Comp) Olympic Records (4), Olympic Records (4) 7103 US 1973 Sell This Version
8470 Music From The Orkney Islands  album cover Allie Windwick, Hugh Inkster, Billy Jolly, Ingrid Jolly, Nancy Cassell Allie Windwick, Hugh Inkster, Billy Jolly, Ingrid Jolly, Nancy Cassell - Music From The Orkney Islands(LP) Folkways Records 8470 USA & Canada 1979 Sell This Version
8719 Folk Songs and Ballads of the British Isles  album cover Paul Gwynne Phillips Folk Songs and Ballads of the British Isles(LP) Folkways Records 8719 1964 Sell This Version
09701 The Psychedelic Experience  album cover Timothy Leary, Ph.D.*, Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.* & Richard Alpert,Ph.D.* Timothy Leary, Ph.D.*, Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.* & Richard Alpert,Ph.D.* - The Psychedelic Experience(Cass, RE) Smithsonian Folkways 09701 US 1991 Sell This Version
09717 Kenneth Patchen Selected Poems Of Kenneth Patchen, Read By Kenneth Patchen(Cass, Album) Folkways Records 09717 US 1992 Sell This Version
09718 Kenneth Patchen Reads Jazz In Canada(Cass, Album) Folkways Records 09718 US 1992 Sell This Version
09719 Kenneth Patchen Reads His Love Poems(Cass, Album) Folkways Records 09719 US 1991 Sell This Version
33445 Jon Appleton Music For Synclavier And Other Digital Systems(Cass, Album) Folkways Records 33445 US 1978 Sell This Version
33447 Jon Appleton The World Music Theatre Of Jon Appleton(Cass, Album) Folkways Records 33447 US 1994 Sell This Version
37470 Jon Appleton Two Melodramas For Synclavier(Cass, Album) Folkways Records 37470 US 1992 Sell This Version
88247 Poor Boy  album cover Woody Guthrie Poor Boy(LP, Album) Pläne, Folkways Records 88247 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
96937 American Favorite Ballads  album cover Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads(CD, Album) Folkways Records 96937 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
96938 Sings Folk Songs  album cover Woody Guthrie With Leadbelly, Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry And Bess Hawes Woody Guthrie With Leadbelly, Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry And Bess Hawes - Sings Folk Songs(CD, Album, RE) Folkways Records 96938 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
96940 Cowboy Ballads  album cover Cisco Houston Cowboy Ballads(CD, Album, RE) Folkways Records 96940 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
96951 Chinese Opera / Songs & Music  album cover Various Chinese Opera / Songs & Music(CD, Comp) Folkways Records 96951 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
97908 American Favorite Ballads, Volume 2  album cover Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads, Volume 2(CD, Comp) Folkways Records 97908 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
97912 Iron Mountain And Other Songs  album cover Peter La Farge* Iron Mountain And Other Songs(CD) Folkways Records, Discoplay, Dial Discos, S.A. 97912 Spain 2000 Sell This Version
97913 Kentucky Folk Songs And Ballads   album cover Logan English Kentucky Folk Songs And Ballads (CD, Album, RE) Dial Discos, S.A. 97913 Spain 2000 Sell This Version
97914 Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3(CD, Album) Folkways Records 97914 Spain 2000 Sell This Version
97917 Old Time Music At Clarence Ashley's  album cover Various Old Time Music At Clarence Ashley's(CD, Album, RE) Folkways Records, Dial Discos, S.A. 97917 Spain 2000 Sell This Version
50.1529 Mallorca Y Su Folklore  album cover Aires De Montanya* Director: Antonio Galmes* Aires De Montanya* Director: Antonio Galmes* - Mallorca Y Su Folklore(LP) Doblon 50.1529 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
549185 Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti  album cover Woody Guthrie Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti(LP, Album) Folkways Records 549185 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
54.9188 Leadbelly's Last Sessions Part One  album cover Leadbelly Leadbelly's Last Sessions Part One(LP) Folkways Records 54.9188 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
950062 American Favorite Ballads  album cover Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads(CD, Album) Folkways Records 950062 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
950064 American Favorite Ballads, Volume 2  album cover Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads, Volume 2(CD, Comp) Folkways Records 950064 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
39101272 43 Peyote Moon  album cover Taras Bulba Peyote Moon(CD) Hyperium Records 39101272 43 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 49881 2 8 Wet  album cover Boomtang* Wet(CD, Album) Virgin Music Canada 7243 8 49881 2 8 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
093070610224 Sir Edmund Hillary Interview With Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Climbing(CD, Album) Folkways Records 093070610224 US Unknown Sell This Version
AHS 3528 The New Ragtime Guitar  album cover David Laibman & Eric Schoenberg David Laibman & Eric Schoenberg - The New Ragtime Guitar(LP) Asch Records, Folkways Records AHS 3528 US 1971 Sell This Version
ALB 2 Musica Degli Indiani E Degli Eschimesi Dell'America Del Nord  album cover Indiani* E Eschimesi Dell'America Del Nord* Indiani* E Eschimesi Dell'America Del Nord* - Musica Degli Indiani E Degli Eschimesi Dell'America Del Nord(2xLP, Comp) Albatros (2), Folkways Records ALB 2 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
BA 20002 Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs  album cover Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Blue Angel, Zweitausendeins BA 20002 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BA 20004 The Talking Blues  album cover John Greenway (3) The Talking Blues(LP, Mono) Blue Angel BA 20004 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BOMC 10-5524 Jean Shepherd Reads Poems Of Robert Service  album cover Jean Shepherd (2), Robert W. Service Jean Shepherd (2), Robert W. Service - Jean Shepherd Reads Poems Of Robert Service(LP, Album) Folkways Records, Folkways Records BOMC 10-5524 US 1975 Sell This Version
BR 301 Broadside Ballads Vol. 1  album cover Various Broadside Ballads Vol. 1 (Album, Comp) BR 301 US 1963 Sell This Version
BR 302 Broadside Ballads Vol. 2  album cover Pete Seeger Broadside Ballads Vol. 2(LP, Album, RE) Broadside Records BR 302 US 1964 Sell This Version
BR 5310 Broadside Ballads Vol. 8: Song For Patty  album cover Sammy Walker Broadside Ballads Vol. 8: Song For Patty (Album) BR 5310 US 1975 Sell This Version
CAS 13 FA Highlights Of Pete Seeger At The Village Gate  album cover Pete Seeger With Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon Pete Seeger With Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Highlights Of Pete Seeger At The Village Gate(Cass) Folkways Records, Edigsa CAS 13 FA Spain 1972 Sell This Version
CC 0615 Panorama Of Negro History (From 1492 To Today)  album cover Langston Hughes Panorama Of Negro History (From 1492 To Today)(7", Promo) Folkways Records CC 0615 US 1968 Sell This Version
CD SF 40024 Traditional Christmas Carols  album cover Pete Seeger Traditional Christmas Carols(CD, Album, RE) Folkways Records CD SF 40024 US 1989 Sell This Version
CD-SF 45014 Ella Jenkins Come Dance By The Ocean(CD, Album) Folkways Records CD-SF 45014 US 1992 Sell This Version
CMXBX 1030 Anthems In Eden (An Anthology Of British & Irish Folk 1955-1978)  album cover Various Anthems In Eden (An Anthology Of British & Irish Folk 1955-1978)(4xCD, Comp + Box) Castle Music, Castle Music, Castle Music, Castle Music, Castle Music, Castle Music, Castle Music, Castle Music, Castle Music CMXBX 1030 UK 2006 Sell This Version
CP 54 9330 Irish Rebellion Album  album cover Various Irish Rebellion Album(LP, Album, Edi) Folkways Records CP 54 9330 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
CRB 1 The Folksinger's Guitar Guide  album cover Pete Seeger The Folksinger's Guitar Guide(LP, box) Folkways Records CRB 1 US 1961 Sell This Version
CRB 2 How To Play The 5-String Banjo  album cover Pete Seeger How To Play The 5-String Banjo(LP, Album, Boo + Box) Folkways Records CRB 2 US 1954 Sell This Version
CRB 5 The Folksinger's Guitar Guide Volume Two  album cover Jerry Silverman The Folksinger's Guitar Guide Volume Two(LP, box) Folkways Records CRB 5 US 1965 Sell This Version
CRB 12 42 Lessons For Tabla  album cover Ustad Keramatullah Kahn* 42 Lessons For Tabla(LP, Album) Folkways Records, Folkways Records & Service Corp. CRB 12 US 1973 Sell This Version
CRB 16 Mandolin Instruction  album cover Michael I. Holmes Mandolin Instruction(2xLP) Folkways Records CRB 16 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CRB 20 New Ways Of Playing Mountain Dulcimer  album cover Kevin Roth New Ways Of Playing Mountain Dulcimer(2xLP, Album) Folkways Records CRB 20 US 1979 Sell This Version
C-SF-40004 Country Songs, Old And New  album cover The Country Gentlemen Country Songs, Old And New(Cass, Album, RE) Smithsonian Folkways C-SF-40004 US 1990 Sell This Version
C-SF 45014 Come Dance By The Ocean  album cover Ella Jenkins Come Dance By The Ocean(Cass) Folkways Records C-SF 45014 US 1992 Sell This Version
C-SF 45033 Ella Jenkins Song And Rhythms From Near And Far(Cass, Album) Folkways Records C-SF 45033 US 1992 Sell This Version
DEM SC-1 Primitive Musical Instruments  album cover Various Primitive Musical Instruments(LP, Mono) Folkways Records DEM SC-1 US 1952 Sell This Version
DP 54.9185 Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti  album cover Woody Guthrie Ballads Of Sacco & Vanzetti(LP, Album) Folkways Records DP 54.9185 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
DP 54.9192 Songs Of The Suffragettes  album cover Elizabeth Knight Accompanied On Guitar By Sol Julty Elizabeth Knight Accompanied On Guitar By Sol Julty - Songs Of The Suffragettes(LP, Album) Folkways Records DP 54.9192 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
DP-54.9207 Poems Of Federico García Lorca Read In Spanish By Jorge Juan Rodríguez  album cover Federico García Lorca - Jorge Juan Rodriguez Federico García Lorca - Jorge Juan Rodriguez - Poems Of Federico García Lorca Read In Spanish By Jorge Juan Rodríguez(2xLP, Album) Folkways Records DP-54.9207 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
DP 54.9225 Sings For Broadside  album cover Phil Ochs Sings For Broadside(LP, Comp) Folkways Records DP 54.9225 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
DP 54.9227 Broadside Ballads Vol. 1  album cover Various Broadside Ballads Vol. 1(LP, Album, Comp) Folkways Records DP 54.9227 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
DP 54.9235 Broadside Ballads Vol. 6: Broadside Reunion  album cover Various Broadside Ballads Vol. 6: Broadside Reunion (Album, Comp) DP 54.9235 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DP-54.9236 Songs Of Joe Hill Sung By Joe Glazer  album cover Joe Glazer Songs Of Joe Hill Sung By Joe Glazer(LP) Folkways Records DP-54.9236 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DP 54.9237 What Did You Expect?  album cover Michael Cohen (4) What Did You Expect?(LP, RE) Folkways Records DP 54.9237 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DP 54.9240 The Broadside Tapes 1  album cover Phil Ochs The Broadside Tapes 1(LP) Folkways Records DP 54.9240 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DP - 54.9242 History Of The Soviet Union In Ballad & Song - Volume One: Songs Of The Revolution And Civil War  album cover Various History Of The Soviet Union In Ballad & Song - Volume One: Songs Of The Revolution And Civil War (Album, Comp) DP - 54.9242 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DP54.9246 Pete Seeger Broadside Ballads Vol. 2(LP, Album, RE) Folkways Records DP54.9246 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DP - 54.9284 Al Tocar Diana "At Break Dawn" - Songs From A Franco Prison  album cover Max Parker (3) Al Tocar Diana "At Break Dawn" - Songs From A Franco Prison(LP) Folkways Records DP - 54.9284 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DP 54.9291 Songs Of Fire / Songs Of A Lesbian Anarchist  album cover Kathy Fire Songs Of Fire / Songs Of A Lesbian Anarchist(LP, Album, RE) Folkways Records DP 54.9291 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DP 54.9320 Folkways Record Of Contemporary Songs  album cover Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacColl Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacColl - Folkways Record Of Contemporary Songs(LP, Album) Folkways Records DP 54.9320 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DP 54.9326 Gazette With Pete Seeger  album cover Pete Seeger Gazette With Pete Seeger(LP, Album, RE) Folkways Records DP 54.9326 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DP 54.9327 Gazette, Vol. 2  album cover Pete Seeger Gazette, Vol. 2(LP, Album, RE) Folkways Records DP 54.9327 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
DP-54.9333 Broadsides - Songs And Ballads Sung By Pete Seeger  album cover Pete Seeger Broadsides - Songs And Ballads Sung By Pete Seeger(LP) Folkways Records DP-54.9333 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DS-1101 Sing With Seeger! Live - At The Village Gate (Greenwich Village)  album cover Pete Seeger Sing With Seeger! Live - At The Village Gate (Greenwich Village)(LP, Album) Disc Records DS-1101 US 1964 Sell This Version
DS1103 Cisco Houston - A Legacy  album cover Cisco Houston Cisco Houston - A Legacy(LP, Comp) Disc Records, Disc Records DS1103 US 1964 Sell This Version
DTJR-4111 Biwa☆スウィンギン!!  album cover Orchestra "Alessandro Scarlatti" di Napoli Della Rai Biwa☆スウィンギン!!(CD, Album) Folkways Records DTJR-4111 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
EFL 1000 Bela Bartok* Hungarian Folk Songs(10", Comp) Folkways Records EFL 1000 US 1950 Sell This Version
EFL 1401 American Indian Music Of The Sioux And Navajo  album cover Sioux (3) / Navajo (4) Sioux (3) / Navajo (4) - American Indian Music Of The Sioux And Navajo (Album) EFL 1401 US Unknown Sell This Version
EFL 1402 Music Of Equatorial Africa  album cover Various Music Of Equatorial Africa(LP, Comp) Folkways Records EFL 1402 US 1950 Sell This Version
EFL 1403 Drums Of Haiti  album cover Unknown Artist Drums Of Haiti(4xShellac, 10", Album) Folkways Records EFL 1403 US 1949 Sell This Version
EFL. 1406 Unknown Artist Music Of Indonesia(4x10", Album) Folkways Records EFL. 1406 US 1950 Sell This Version
EFL 1407 Music Of Haiti  album cover Various Music Of Haiti(4x10", Album) Folkways Records EFL 1407 US 1950 Sell This Version
EFL 1411 Various Folk Music Of Spain(4x10", Album) Ethnic Folkways Library EFL 1411 US 1949 Sell This Version
EKL-BOX The Folk Box  album cover Various The Folk Box(4xLP, Comp, Mono + Box) Elektra EKL-BOX US 1964 Sell This Version
EPC 4 A Suite For Young People  album cover Terig Tucci, Telrafilm Orchestra Terig Tucci, Telrafilm Orchestra - A Suite For Young People(7") Folkways Records EPC 4 US Unknown Sell This Version
EPC 5 A Suite For Young People  album cover Terig Tucci, Telrafilm Orchestra Terig Tucci, Telrafilm Orchestra - A Suite For Young People(7") Folkways Records EPC 5 US Unknown Sell This Version
EPC-601 South African Freedom Songs  album cover Pete Seeger, Robert Harter, Garrett Morris (4), Guy Carawan, Ned Wright Pete Seeger, Robert Harter, Garrett Morris (4), Guy Carawan, Ned Wright - South African Freedom Songs(7", EP) Folkways Records EPC-601 US Unknown Sell This Version
EPC 602 The New Lost City Ramblers  album cover The New Lost City Ramblers The New Lost City Ramblers(7", EP) Folkways Records EPC 602 US 1961 Sell This Version
EPC 603 Radio Special #1  album cover The New Lost City Ramblers Radio Special #1(7", EP) Folkways Records EPC 603 US 1964 Sell This Version