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Folkways Records


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About the Book

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. FolkwaysRecords is an account of how he built this business, working against all odds, to create a landmark in the history of American music.


About the Author: Tony Olmstead is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has presented several papers on the music business, and is the recipient of several academic awards and fellowships.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780415937085
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publisher Imprint: Routledge
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 22 mm
  • Weight: 544 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0415937086
  • Publisher Date: 25 Jun 2003
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 236 mm
  • No of Pages: 264
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound
  • Width: 162 mm


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