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Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways

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A man, a microphone, and a dream When he opened his tiny recording studio in New York in 1940, Moses Asch had a larger-than-life dream: To document and record all the sounds of his time. He created Folkways Records to achieve his goal, not just a record label but a statement that all sounds are equal and every voice deserves to be heard. The Folkways catalog grew to include a myriad of voices, from world- and roots-music to political speeches; the voices of contemporary poets and steam engines; folk singers Lead Belly and ...

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Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways
2008, Smithsonian Books (DC), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780061563553

Hardcover

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