Folkways Records: Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound

1st Edition

Tony Olmsted

Routledge
Published June 24, 2003
Reference - 264 Pages - 20 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780415937092 - CAT# RT3343

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Summary

In 1949, immigrant recording engineer Moses Asch embarked on a lifelong project: documenting the world of sound produced by mankind, via a small record label called Folkways Records. By the time of his death in 1986, he had amassed an archive of over 2,200 LPs and thousands of hours of tapes; so valuable was this collection that it was purchased by the Smithsonian Institute. Folkways Records is an account of how he built this business, working against all odds, to create a landmark in the history of American music.

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