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.

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: mailorder@si.edu

Information: smithsonianfolkways@si.edu
Sites:
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Label


Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
Foll 2 Bill Bonyun Who Built America(2xShellac, 12", Album) Folkways Records Foll 2 US 1949 Sell This Version
LP 403 Drums Of Haiti  album cover Unknown Artist Drums Of Haiti(LP, Album) Folkways Records, Folkways Records LP 403 US 1949 Sell This Version
P 401 Music Of The Sioux And The Navajo  album cover Sioux (3) / Navajo (4) Sioux (3) / Navajo (4) - Music Of The Sioux And The Navajo P 401 US 1949 Sell This Version
P411 Folk Music Of Spain  album cover Various Folk Music Of Spain (Comp) P411 US 1949 Sell This Version
P415 Music Of Peru  album cover Various Music Of Peru (Comp) P415 US 1949 Sell This Version
336 FLP Exotic Dances  album cover Unknown Artist Exotic Dances(LP) Folkways Records 336 FLP 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
FA 2001 Square Dances  album cover Piute Pete Square Dances(10") Folkways Records FA 2001 US 1950 Sell This Version
FA 2001 All About Square Dances With Calls And Instrumental  album cover Piute Pete, Caller And His Country Cousins* All About Square Dances With Calls And Instrumental FA 2001 US 1950 Sell This Version
FA 2011 Talking Dust Bowl  album cover Woody Guthrie Talking Dust Bowl(10") Folkways Records, Folkways Records FA 2011 US 1950 Sell This Version
FB-3 Darling Corey  album cover Peter Seeger* Darling Corey(10") Folkways Records FB-3 US 1950 Sell This Version
Foll 3 Darling Corey  album cover Peter Seeger* Darling Corey(LP) Folkways Records, Folkways Records Foll 3 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP 1 All About Square Dances with Calls & Instrumentals  album cover Piute Pete All About Square Dances with Calls & Instrumentals(10") Folkways Records FP 1 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP 2 Who Built America  album cover Bill Bonyun Who Built America(10", Blu) Folkways Records FP 2 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP 2 Who Built America  album cover Bill Bonyun Who Built America(10", Yel) Folkways Records FP 2 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP 3 Darling Corey  album cover Peter Seeger* Darling Corey (Album) FP 3 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP 4 Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album  album cover Leadbelly Take This Hammer: Huddie Ledbetter Memorial Album (Album) FP 4 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP 5 Woody Guthrie Songs To Grow On Volume One: Nursery Days(10") Folkways Records FP 5 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP 9 All Day Singin' - Louisiana And Smoky Mountain Ballads  album cover Adelaide Van Wey All Day Singin' - Louisiana And Smoky Mountain Ballads (Album) FP 9 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP 11 Talking Dust Bowl  album cover Woody Guthrie Talking Dust Bowl (Album) FP 11 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP15 Sones Of Mexico  album cover Trio Aguilillas Sones Of Mexico FP15 Mexico 1950 Sell This Version
FP 16 Spanish Guitar Solos  album cover Carlos Montoya Spanish Guitar Solos FP 16 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP34 Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four  album cover Leadbelly Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four(10", Album) Folkways Records FP34 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP 52 Exotic Dances  album cover Various Exotic Dances(LP, Album) Folkways Records, Folkways Records FP 52 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP 53 Jazz Volume 1: The South  album cover Various Jazz Volume 1: The South (Comp) FP 53 US 1950 Sell This Version
FP 55 Jazz Volume 2: The Blues  album cover Various Jazz Volume 2: The Blues (Comp) FP 55 USA & Canada 1950 Sell This Version
FW 6816 Spanish Guitar Solos  album cover Carlos Montoya Spanish Guitar Solos(10") Folkways Records FW 6816 US 1950 Sell This Version
P 402 Music Of Equatorial Africa  album cover Various Music Of Equatorial Africa (Comp) P 402 US 1950 Sell This Version
P 406 Music Of Indonesia  album cover Unknown Artist Music Of Indonesia (Comp) P 406 US 1950 Sell This Version
P 409 Folk Music Of India  album cover Various Folk Music Of India (Comp) P 409 US 1950 Sell This Version
P 1000 Hungarian Folk Songs  album cover Bela Bartok* Hungarian Folk Songs(LP, Comp) Folkways Records P 1000 US 1950 Sell This Version
FA 2021 Seeds Of Love  album cover Andrew Rowan Summers Seeds Of Love(12") Folkways Records FA 2021 US 1951 Sell This Version
FA 2024 Leadbelly's Legacy Volume 3: Early Recordings  album cover Leadbelly Leadbelly's Legacy Volume 3: Early Recordings (Album) FA 2024 US 1951 Sell This Version
FA 2356 Old Harp Singing  album cover The Old Harp Singers Of Eastern Tennessee Old Harp Singing(LP, Album) Folkways Records FA 2356 US 1951 Sell This Version
FC 7020 Songs To Grow On Vol. 2, School Days  album cover Various Songs To Grow On Vol. 2, School Days (Comp) FC 7020 US 1951 Sell This Version
FC 7102 Folk Tales From Indonesia  album cover Harold Courlander Folk Tales From Indonesia(10") Folkways Records FC 7102 US 1951 Sell This Version
FC 7103 Folk Tales From West Africa  album cover Harold Courlander Folk Tales From West Africa(10") Folkways Records FC 7103 US 1951 Sell This Version
FE 4405 Folk Music Of Ethiopia  album cover Various Folk Music Of Ethiopia(LP) Folkways Records, Ethnic Folkways Library FE 4405 US 1951 Sell This Version
FE 4421 Music Of South Arabia  album cover Bédouins Music Of South Arabia(LP, Album) Folkways Records, Ethnic Folkways Library FE 4421 US 1951 Sell This Version
FE 4422 Music Of India: Traditional & Classical  album cover Various Music Of India: Traditional & Classical(LP, Comp) Folkways Records, Ethnic Folkways Library FE 4422 US 1951 Sell This Version
FE 4425 Folk Music From Pakistan  album cover Various Folk Music From Pakistan FE 4425 US 1951 Sell This Version
FJ 2290 Talking And Drum Solos  album cover Baby Dodds Talking And Drum Solos (Album) FJ 2290 US 1951 Sell This Version
FL 9593 Meeting Of James Joyce Society On October 23, 1951 Finnegan's Wake  album cover James Joyce, Joseph Campbell (2), Padraic Colum James Joyce, Joseph Campbell (2), Padraic Colum - Meeting Of James Joyce Society On October 23, 1951 Finnegan's Wake(2xLP, Album) Folkways Records FL 9593 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 10 Lonesome Valley  album cover Various Lonesome Valley FP 10 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 12 Chinese Classic - Instrumental Music  album cover The Chinese Cultural Theatre Group Chinese Classic - Instrumental Music(10") Folkways Records FP 12 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 17 Scottish Bagpipe Music  album cover Pipe-Major John A. MacLellan* Scottish Bagpipe Music(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 17 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 19 Sea Shanties And Loggers' Songs  album cover Sam Eskin Sea Shanties And Loggers' Songs(10") Folkways Records FP 19 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP20 Songs To Grow On Vol. 2, School Days  album cover Various Songs To Grow On Vol. 2, School Days(10") Folkways Records FP20 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 21 Seeds Of Love  album cover Andrew Rowan Summers Seeds Of Love(10") Folkways Records FP 21 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 24 Leadbelly's Legacy Volume 3: Early Recordings  album cover Leadbelly Leadbelly's Legacy Volume 3: Early Recordings(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 24 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 26 Jewish Folk Songs  album cover Mark Olf Jewish Folk Songs FP 26 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 32 Rehearsal Vol. 1  album cover Mary Lou Williams, Hylton Jefferson* Mary Lou Williams, Hylton Jefferson* - Rehearsal Vol. 1(10") Folkways Records FP 32 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 32/FJ 2292 Rehearsal Vol. 1  album cover Mary Lou Williams, Hylton Jefferson* Mary Lou Williams, Hylton Jefferson* - Rehearsal Vol. 1(10") Folkways Records FP 32/FJ 2292 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 54 Russian Choral Music From Ukraine, Caucasia, Russia, Gur'ya, Voronia  album cover Various Russian Choral Music From Ukraine, Caucasia, Russia, Gur'ya, Voronia(LP, Comp, Mono) Folkways Records FP 54 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 57 Jazz Volume 3: New Orleans  album cover Various Jazz Volume 3: New Orleans (Album, Comp) FP 57 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 59 Jazz Volume 4: Jazz Singers  album cover Various Jazz Volume 4: Jazz Singers (Comp) FP 59 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 61 Hymns and Carols: Early American  album cover Andrew Rowan Summers Hymns and Carols: Early American(LP, Album) Folkways Records FP 61 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 64 The Unquiet Grave (American Tragic Ballads)  album cover Andrew Rowan Summers The Unquiet Grave (American Tragic Ballads)(LP, Album, Mono) Folkways Records FP 64 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 92 Readings From The Ramayana / Bhagavad Gita  album cover Dr. S. R. Ranganathan / Dr. T. M. P. Mahadevan / Swami Nikhilananda Dr. S. R. Ranganathan / Dr. T. M. P. Mahadevan / Swami Nikhilananda - Readings From The Ramayana / Bhagavad Gita FP 92 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 94 Joyce Society Continuation Of Meeting Of The Joyce Society At The Gotham Book Mart, October 23rd, 1951(12", Mono) Folkways Records FP 94 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 102 Folk Tales From Indonesia  album cover Harold Courlander Folk Tales From Indonesia(10") Folkways Records FP 102 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 103 Folk Tales From West Africa  album cover Harold Courlander Folk Tales From West Africa(10") Folkways Records FP 103 US 1951 Sell This Version
FP 818 Irish Popular Dances:  Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes  album cover Various Irish Popular Dances: Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes(10", Album) Folkways Records, Folkways Records FP 818 US 1951 Sell This Version
FW 6812 (FB 12) Chinese Classic - Instrumental Music  album cover The Chinese Cultural Theatre Group Chinese Classic - Instrumental Music(10") Folkways Records FW 6812 (FB 12) US 1951 Sell This Version
FW 6826 Jewish Folk Songs  album cover Mark Olf Jewish Folk Songs FW 6826 US 1951 Sell This Version
P 407 Music Of Haiti  album cover Various Music Of Haiti P 407 US 1951 Sell This Version
P 414 Folk Music Of France  album cover Various Folk Music Of France(LP, Comp) Folkways Records P 414 US 1951 Sell This Version
P 420 Music Of The American Indians Of The Southwest  album cover Various Music Of The American Indians Of The Southwest(LP, Mono) Folkways Records P 420 US 1951 Sell This Version
P 422 Music Of India - Vol. II  album cover Various Music Of India - Vol. II (Comp) P 422 US 1951 Sell This Version
P 500 Negro Folk Music Of Africa And America  album cover Various Negro Folk Music Of Africa And America(2xLP, Album + Box) Folkways Records, Ethnic Folkways Library P 500 US 1951 Sell This Version
P 504 Music Of The World's Peoples (Volume One)  album cover Various Music Of The World's Peoples (Volume One)(2xLP, Comp) Folkways Records, Ethnic Folkways Library P 504 US 1951 Sell This Version
FA 2036 Mormon Folk Songs  album cover L. M. Hilton Mormon Folk Songs(10") Folkways Records FA 2036 US 1952 Sell This Version
FA 2364 The Unquiet Grave  album cover Andrew Rowan Summers The Unquiet Grave(LP) Folkways Records FA 2364 US 1952 Sell This Version
FA 2952 Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume Two: Social Music  album cover Harry Smith Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume Two: Social Music (Comp) FA 2952 US 1952 Sell This Version
FC 7307 Music Time with Charity Bailey  album cover Charity Bailey In collaboration with Eunice Holsaert Charity Bailey In collaboration with Eunice Holsaert - Music Time with Charity Bailey(10") Folkways Records FC 7307 US 1952 Sell This Version
FE 4407 Folk Music Of Haiti  album cover Various Folk Music Of Haiti(LP, RE) Folkways Records FE 4407 US 1952 Sell This Version
FE 4428 Songs Of The Watutsi  album cover Watutsi* Songs Of The Watutsi (Album) FE 4428 US 1952 Sell This Version
FE 4431 Religious Music Of India  album cover Various Religious Music Of India(LP, Album, Mono) Folkways Records FE 4431 US 1952 Sell This Version
FE 4505 Music Of The World's Peoples, Volume Two  album cover Various Music Of The World's Peoples, Volume Two(2xLP, Box) Folkways Records, Ethnic Folkways Library FE 4505 US 1952 Sell This Version
FJ 2293 Footnotes To Jazz Vol. 2: Rehearsal  album cover Art Tatum Trio Footnotes To Jazz Vol. 2: Rehearsal(10") Folkways Records FJ 2293 US 1952 Sell This Version
FJ 2893 Footnotes To Jazz Vol.2:Rehearsal  album cover Art Tatum Trio Footnotes To Jazz Vol.2:Rehearsal(LP, Album, Mono) Folkways Records FJ 2893 US 1952 Sell This Version
FJ 12293 Footnotes To Jazz: Vol.2 Rehearsal  album cover Art Tatum Trio Footnotes To Jazz: Vol.2 Rehearsal(LP, Album, RE) Folkways Records FJ 12293 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 22 Cowboy Ballads  album cover Cisco Houston Cowboy Ballads (Album) FP 22 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 27 This Land Is My Land  album cover Various This Land Is My Land (Album, Comp) FP 27 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 28 Get On Board (Negro Folksongs By The Folkmasters)  album cover Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Coyal McMahan Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Coyal McMahan - Get On Board (Negro Folksongs By The Folkmasters)(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 28 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 29 Folk Songs Of French Canada  album cover Alan Mills Folk Songs Of French Canada(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 29 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 33 Rehearsals Vol. 2 (Footnotes To Jazz Vol. 2)  album cover Art Tatum Trio Rehearsals Vol. 2 (Footnotes To Jazz Vol. 2)(10") Folkways Records FP 33 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 35 Harmonica & Vocal Solos  album cover Sonny Terry Harmonica & Vocal Solos(10", Mono) Folkways Records FP 35 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 36 Mormon Folk Songs  album cover L. M. Hilton Mormon Folk Songs(10") Folkways Records FP 36 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 37 Anglo-American Ballads  album cover Hermes Nye Anglo-American Ballads(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 37 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 63 Jazz Volume 5: Chicago No. 1  album cover Various Jazz Volume 5: Chicago No. 1 (Comp) FP 63 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 65 Jazz Volume 6: Chicago No. 2  album cover Various Jazz Volume 6: Chicago No. 2 (Comp) FP 65 USA & Canada 1952 Sell This Version
FP 251 Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume One: Ballads  album cover Harry Smith Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume One: Ballads (Comp) FP 251 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 252 Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume Two: Social Music  album cover Harry Smith Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume Two: Social Music (Comp) FP 252 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 253 Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume Three: Songs  album cover Harry Smith Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume Three: Songs (Comp) FP 253 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 805 Songs And Dances Of Yugoslavia  album cover Various, Laura Boulton Various, Laura Boulton - Songs And Dances Of Yugoslavia(10", Album) Folkways Records, Folkways Records FP 805 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 806 Songs And Dances Of Armenia  album cover Various Songs And Dances Of Armenia(10", Album) Folkways Records, Folkways Records, Folkways Records FP 806 US 1952 Sell This Version
FP 7027 (FP 27) This Land Is My Land  album cover Various This Land Is My Land(10", Album, Comp) Folkways Records FP 7027 (FP 27) US 1952 Sell This Version
FPX 120 Sounds Of A Tropical Rain Forest In America  album cover No Artist Sounds Of A Tropical Rain Forest In America(LP) Folkways Records FPX 120 US 1952 Sell This Version
FPX 121 Sounds Of The Sea Vol. 1: Underwater Sounds Of Biological Origin  album cover Naval Research Laboratory Sounds Of The Sea Vol. 1: Underwater Sounds Of Biological Origin(LP, Album) Folkways Records FPX 121 US 1952 Sell This Version