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 
FW 6929 Folk Songs Of French Canada  album cover Alan Mills Folk Songs Of French Canada(10", Album) Folkways Records FW 6929 US 1952 Sell This Version
FX 6120 Sounds Of A Tropical Rain Forest In America  album cover No Artist Sounds Of A Tropical Rain Forest In America (Album) FX 6120 US 1952 Sell This Version
P 403 Drums Of Haiti  album cover Unknown Artist Drums Of Haiti(LP) Folkways Records P 403 US 1952 Sell This Version
P 413 Indian Music Of Mexico  album cover Seri / Cora (8) / Yaqui / Huichol / Tzotzil Recorded By Henrietta Yurchenco Seri / Cora (8) / Yaqui / Huichol / Tzotzil Recorded By Henrietta Yurchenco - Indian Music Of Mexico(LP) Folkways Records P 413 US 1952 Sell This Version
P 427 Folk Music Of The Western Congo  album cover Various Folk Music Of The Western Congo(LP, Comp, Mono) Folkways Records P 427 US 1952 Sell This Version
P- 428 A-20 Songs Of The Watutsi, Songs Of Victory, War Songs Ballad, Harps Songs, Praise Songs, Epic Songs, Hunting Songs, Songs About Cattle  album cover Watutsi* Songs Of The Watutsi, Songs Of Victory, War Songs Ballad, Harps Songs, Praise Songs, Epic Songs, Hunting Songs, Songs About Cattle(LP) Folkways Records P- 428 A-20 US 1952 Sell This Version
P 429 Folk Music Of Japan  album cover Unknown Artist Folk Music Of Japan P 429 US 1952 Sell This Version
P 430 Songs And Pipes Of The Hebrides  album cover Various Songs And Pipes Of The Hebrides(LP, Comp, Mono) Folkways Records P 430 US 1952 Sell This Version
P-433 Maori Songs Of New Zealand  album cover Various Maori Songs Of New Zealand(LP, Album) Folkways Records, Ethnic Folkways Library P-433 US 1952 Sell This Version
P 435 The Black Caribs Of Honduras  album cover Various The Black Caribs Of Honduras(LP, Comp) Folkways Records P 435 US 1952 Sell This Version
FA 2014 Rock Island Line  album cover Leadbelly Rock Island Line (Album) FA 2014 US 1953 Sell This Version
FA 2034 Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four  album cover Leadbelly Easy Rider: Leadbelly Legacy Volume Four (Album) FA 2034 US 1953 Sell This Version
FA2040 Smoky Mt. Ballads  album cover Bascom Lamar Lunsford Smoky Mt. Ballads FA2040 US 1953 Sell This Version
FA 2941 Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume One   album cover Leadbelly Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume One (Album) FA 2941 US 1953 Sell This Version
FA 2942 Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume Two  album cover Leadbelly Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume Two (Album) FA 2942 US 1953 Sell This Version
FC 7003 1, 2, 3 And A Zing Zing Zing  album cover Tony Schwartz 1, 2, 3 And A Zing Zing Zing(10") Folkways Records FC 7003 US 1953 Sell This Version
FC 7406 Follow The Sunset  album cover Charity Bailey And Robert Emmett Charity Bailey And Robert Emmett - Follow The Sunset(LP) Folkways Records FC 7406 US 1953 Sell This Version
FE 4439 Tribal Music Of Australia  album cover Various Tribal Music Of Australia(LP, Album) Folkways Records FE 4439 US 1953 Sell This Version
FE 4445 Songs And Dances Of The Flathead Indians  album cover Flathead Songs And Dances Of The Flathead Indians(LP) Folkways Records FE 4445 US 1953 Sell This Version
FE 4501 Folk Music Of The Mediterranean  album cover Various Folk Music Of The Mediterranean(2xLP, Comp) Folkways Records, Ethnic Folkways Library FE 4501 US 1953 Sell This Version
FJ 2807 Various Jazz Volume 7: New York (1922-1934) (Comp) FJ 2807 USA & Canada 1953 Sell This Version
FJ 2811 Jazz Volume 11: Addenda  album cover Various Jazz Volume 11: Addenda (Album, Comp) FJ 2811 USA & Canada 1953 Sell This Version
FP 8 Calypso And Meringues  album cover Various Calypso And Meringues(10") Folkways Records FP 8 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 14 Rock Island Line  album cover Leadbelly Rock Island Line (Album) FP 14 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 38 Spirituals With Dock Reed And Vera Hall Ward  album cover Dock Reed And Vera Hall Ward* Dock Reed And Vera Hall Ward* - Spirituals With Dock Reed And Vera Hall Ward (Album) FP 38 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 40 Smoky Mountain Ballads  album cover Bascom Lamar Lunsford Smoky Mountain Ballads(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 40 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 48-1 Ballads Of The American Revolution: 1767-1775  album cover Wallace House Ballads Of The American Revolution: 1767-1775(10", Mono) Folkways Records FP 48-1 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 48-2 Ballads Of The American Revolution: 1776-1781  album cover Wallace House Ballads Of The American Revolution: 1776-1781(10", Mono) Folkways Records FP 48-2 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 67 Jazz Volume 7: New York (1922-1934)  album cover Various Jazz Volume 7: New York (1922-1934)(LP, Comp) Folkways Records FP 67 USA & Canada 1953 Sell This Version
FP 69 Jazz Volume 8: Big Bands  album cover Various Jazz Volume 8: Big Bands (Album, Comp) FP 69 USA & Canada 1953 Sell This Version
FP 71 Jazz Vol. 9: Piano  album cover Various Jazz Vol. 9: Piano (Album, Comp) FP 71 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 73 Jazz Volume 10: Boogie Woogie  album cover Various Jazz Volume 10: Boogie Woogie(LP, Album, Comp) Folkways Records FP 73 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 75 Jazz Volume 11: Addenda  album cover Various Jazz Volume 11: Addenda(LP, Album, Comp) Folkways Records FP 75 USA & Canada 1953 Sell This Version
FP 241 Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume One  album cover Leadbelly Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume One(2xLP) Folkways Records FP 241 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 242 Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume Two  album cover Leadbelly Leadbelly's Last Sessions Volume Two FP 242 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 703 1, 2, 3 And A Zing Zing Zing  album cover Tony Schwartz 1, 2, 3 And A Zing Zing Zing(10") Folkways Records, Folkways Records FP 703 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 704 Ring Games From Alabama  album cover Harold Courlander, Various Harold Courlander, Various - Ring Games From Alabama(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 704 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 706 Follow The Sunset  album cover Charity Bailey And Robert Emmett Charity Bailey And Robert Emmett - Follow The Sunset(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 706 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 807 Laura Boulton Songs and Dances of Switzerland(10", Mono) Folkways Records FP 807 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 807 Songs And Dances Of Switzerland  album cover Various Songs And Dances Of Switzerland(10") Folkways Records FP 807 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 810 Argentine Folk Songs  album cover Octavio Corvalan Argentine Folk Songs(10") Folkways Records FP 810 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 811 Haitian Folk Songs  album cover Lolita Cuevas, Frantz Casseus Lolita Cuevas, Frantz Casseus - Haitian Folk Songs(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 811 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 831 Folk Songs Of Newfoundland  album cover Alan Mills Folk Songs Of Newfoundland (Album) FP 831 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 840 Caribbean Dances  album cover Various Caribbean Dances(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 840 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 841 Shepherd And Other Folk Songs Of Israel  album cover Hillel And Aviva Shepherd And Other Folk Songs Of Israel(10") Folkways Records FP 841 US 1953 Sell This Version
FP 842 Songs From The Bible  album cover Hillel And Aviva Songs From The Bible(10") Folkways Records FP 842 US 1953 Sell This Version
FPX 101 Science In Our Lives  album cover Ritchie Calder* Science In Our Lives(LP) Folkways Records FPX 101 US 1953 Sell This Version
FPX 130 Sound Patterns  album cover No Artist Sound Patterns(LP) Folkways Records FPX 130 US 1953 Sell This Version
FW 6807 Songs And Dances Of Switzerland  album cover Various Songs And Dances Of Switzerland(10") Folkways Records FW 6807 US 1953 Sell This Version
FW 6807 Songs And Dances Of Switzerland  album cover Various Songs And Dances Of Switzerland(10") Folkways Records FW 6807 US 1953 Sell This Version
FW 6810 Argentine Folk Songs  album cover Octavio Corvalan Argentine Folk Songs(10") Folkways Records FW 6810 US 1953 Sell This Version
FW6811 Haitian Folk Songs  album cover Lolita Cuevas, Frantz Casseus Lolita Cuevas, Frantz Casseus - Haitian Folk Songs (Album) FW6811 US 1953 Sell This Version
FW 6814 Songs And Dances Of Greece  album cover Various Songs And Dances Of Greece(10") Folkways Records FW 6814 US 1953 Sell This Version
FW 6831 FP831 Folk Songs of Newfoundland  album cover Alan Mills Folk Songs of Newfoundland(10", Mono) Folkways Records FW 6831 FP831 US 1953 Sell This Version
FW 6839 Robin Hood Ballads  album cover Wallace House Robin Hood Ballads(10", Album) Folkways Records FW 6839 UK 1953 Sell This Version
FW 6840 Caribbean Dances  album cover Various Caribbean Dances (Album) FW 6840 US 1953 Sell This Version
P 404 Folk And Traditional Music Of Turkey  album cover Various Folk And Traditional Music Of Turkey(LP) Folkways Records P 404 US 1953 Sell This Version
P 434 Folk Music Of Yugoslavia   album cover Various Folk Music Of Yugoslavia (LP, Album) Folkways Records P 434 US 1953 Sell This Version
P 436 Burmese Folk And Traditional Music  album cover Various Burmese Folk And Traditional Music(LP, Album) Folkways Records, Ethnic Folkways Library P 436 US 1953 Sell This Version
SH 2151 Ballads Of The Revolution  album cover Wallace House Ballads Of The Revolution (Album) SH 2151 US 1953 Sell This Version
48-6 Frontier Ballads  album cover Pete Seeger Frontier Ballads(10") Folkways Records 48-6 US 1954 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
F 4461 Jamaican Cult Music  album cover Various Jamaican Cult Music(LP) Folkways Records F 4461 US 1954 Sell This Version
FA 2013 900 Miles And Other R.R. Songs  album cover Cisco Houston 900 Miles And Other R.R. Songs(10", Album) Folkways Records FA 2013 US 1954 Sell This Version
FA 2039 Songs Of Joe Hill Sung By Joe Glazer  album cover Joe Glazer Songs Of Joe Hill Sung By Joe Glazer (Album) FA 2039 US 1954 Sell This Version
FA 2042 Hard Travelin'  album cover Cisco Houston Hard Travelin'(10", Album) Folkways Records FA 2042 US 1954 Sell This Version
FA 2163 Ballads Of The War Of 1812  album cover Wallace House Ballads Of The War Of 1812(10", Album) Folkways Records FA 2163 US 1954 Sell This Version
FA 2164 War of 1812  album cover Wallace House War of 1812(10", Album) Folkways Records FA 2164 US 1954 Sell This Version
FC 2041 The Lady Gay  album cover Andrew Rowan Summers The Lady Gay(10") Folkways Records FC 2041 US 1954 Sell This Version
FC 7001 American Folk Songs For Children  album cover Pete Seeger American Folk Songs For Children(10", Album) Folkways Records FC 7001 US 1954 Sell This Version
FC 7009 More Songs To Grow On  album cover Alan Mills More Songs To Grow On(10", Album) Folkways Records FC 7009 US 1954 Sell This Version
FC 7312 The Story Of Jazz - The First Album Of Jazz  album cover Langston Hughes The Story Of Jazz - The First Album Of Jazz (Album) FC 7312 US 1954 Sell This Version
FC 7601 American Folk Songs For Children  album cover Pete Seeger American Folk Songs For Children (Album) FC 7601 US 1954 Sell This Version
FC 7676 More Songs To Grow On  album cover Alan Mills More Songs To Grow On(LP, Album) Folkways Records FC 7676 US 1954 Sell This Version
FE 4409 Folk Music Of India  album cover Various Folk Music Of India (Comp) FE 4409 US 1954 Sell This Version
FE 4444 The Eskimos Of Hudson Bay And Alaska  album cover Laura Boulton The Eskimos Of Hudson Bay And Alaska (Album) FE 4444 US 1954 Sell This Version
FE 4446 Music From Mato Grosso, Brazil  album cover Various Music From Mato Grosso, Brazil(LP, Mono) Ethnic Folkways Library FE 4446 US 1954 Sell This Version
FE 4448 Folk Music Of The Amami Islands  album cover Various Folk Music Of The Amami Islands(LP, Mono) Folkways Records FE 4448 US 1954 Sell This Version
FE 4458 Indian Music Of The Upper Amazon  album cover Various Indian Music Of The Upper Amazon(LP) Folkways Records FE 4458 US 1954 Sell This Version
FE 4502 African Drums  album cover Various African Drums(LP, Comp) Folkways Records, Ethnic Folkways Library FE 4502 US 1954 Sell This Version
FI 8303 How To Play The 5-String Banjo  album cover Pete Seeger How To Play The 5-String Banjo (Album) FI 8303 US 1954 Sell This Version
FL 9899 English Dialect Stories Read By Wallace House  album cover Wallace House English Dialect Stories Read By Wallace House(LP) Folkways Records FL 9899 US 1954 Sell This Version
FM 4008 Folk Music Of... Norway  album cover Various Folk Music Of... Norway (Album) FM 4008 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 13 900 Miles And Other R.R. Songs  album cover Cisco Houston 900 Miles And Other R.R. Songs(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 13 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 23 Solomon Valley Ballads  album cover Eugene Jemison Solomon Valley Ballads(10") Folkways Records FP 23 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 41 The Lady Gay  album cover Andrew Rowan Summers The Lady Gay(10") Folkways Records FP 41 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 42 Hard Travelin'  album cover Cisco Houston Hard Travelin'(10", Album, Mono) Folkways Records FP 42 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 48-3 Wallace House Ballads Of The War Of 1812(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 48-3 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 48-5 Frontier Ballads  album cover Pete Seeger Frontier Ballads(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 48-5 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 58 New York 19  album cover Tony Schwartz New York 19 (Album) FP 58 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 60 Millions Of Musicians  album cover Tony Schwartz Millions Of Musicians(LP) Folkways Records FP 60 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 303 The Five-String Banjo Instructor  album cover Pete Seeger The Five-String Banjo Instructor(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 303 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 712 The Story Of Jazz - The First Album Of Jazz  album cover Langston Hughes The Story Of Jazz - The First Album Of Jazz(10", Mono) Folkways Records FP 712 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP802 Folk Songs And Dances Of China  album cover Various Folk Songs And Dances Of China(10") Folkways Records FP802 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 804 Music Of Columbia  album cover Various Music Of Columbia(10") Folkways Records FP 804 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 820 Russian Folk Songs  album cover Piatnitsky Chorus* Russian Folk Songs(10", Album) Folkways Records FP 820 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 822 Haitian Dances  album cover Frantz Casseus Haitian Dances(10") Folkways Records FP 822 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 827 Jewish Folk Songs Vol. 2  album cover Mark Olf Jewish Folk Songs Vol. 2(10") Folkways Records FP 827 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 830 The Basques - Euzkadi  album cover Juan Oñatibia The Basques - Euzkadi(10") Folkways Records FP 830 US 1954 Sell This Version
FP 832 French Folk Songs  album cover Henriette* And Elie Zmirou Henriette* And Elie Zmirou - French Folk Songs(10") Folkways Records FP 832 US 1954 Sell This Version