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The Folkways Collection

A podcast series from Smithsonian Folkways and CKUA Radio

This series of 24 one-hour programs explores the remarkable collection of music, spoken word, and sound recordings that make up Folkways Records (now at the Smithsonian as Smithsonian Folkways Recordings). The music of modern day giants like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Ani Difranco is interwoven with original Folkways recordings to demonstrate the lasting legacy that Folkways Records has on popular music. Recent and archival interviews with Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Mickey Hart, Studs Terkel, and others help reveal the remarkable human stories behind this equally remarkable collection. The series was produced by CKUA Radio in Alberta, Canada and originally aired in 1999.

Episode 1: A Folkways Overture
55 minutes
Episode 2: Moses Asch: Man and Myth
55 minutes
Episode 3: Folkways: An American Canon
58 minutes
Episode 4: The Anthology of American Folk Music Part I
59 minutes
Episode 5: The Anthology of American Folk Music Part II
54 minutes
Episode 6: The Anthology of American Folk Music Part III
55 minutes
Episode 7: Huddie Leadbetter (Lead Belly)
55 minutes
Episode 8: Woody Guthrie
54 minutes
Episode 9: Blues
56 minutes
Episode 10: Jazz
56 minutes
Epsode 11: Country and Bluegrass
56 minutes
Episode 12: Pete Seeger
56 minutes
Episode 13: Music and the Winds of Change: The Labor Movement
56 minutes
Episode 14: Music and the Winds of Change: The Civil Rights Movement
56 minutes
Episode 15: Music and the Winds of Change: The Women's Movement
56 minutes
Episode 16: Children's Music
56 minutes
Episode 17: Voices of History
56 minutes
Episode 18: Music of the World
56 minutes
Episode 19: Music of the World II
56 minutes
Episode 20: The Poets
56 minutes
Episode 21: Subterranean Homesick Blues I
56 minutes
Episode 22: Subterranean Homesick Blues II
56 minutes
Episode 23: Phil Ochs
56 minutes
Episode 24: Epilogue
56 minutes
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