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✨✧ Bilal AbdurahmanEchoes Of Timbuktu & Beyond In Congo Square ... CD
Folkways, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautifully poetic take on the transplantation of African sounds in the US scene – played on a variety of different instruments by Bilal Abdurahman! The tracks are mostly short, percussive ones – with the strongest focus on instrumentation, but with occasional vocal refrains from ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Bilal AbdurahmanInnovative Rhythmic & Tonal Textures ... CD
Folkways, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful record – and one that definitely lives up to the "innovative" name in the title! The set's a bit more complex, and more jazz-based than some of the other Folkways albums from Bilal Abdurahman – still very much in the spare modes of his other records, but also with ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Oneyda AlvarengaSongs & Dances Of Brazil ... CD
Folkways, 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the usual sorts of Brazilian songs that you might expect – no tight samba or bossa, but instead a batch of rootsy music from Bahia – all with rhythmic qualities that strongly inspired both later genres! Percussion is the strongest element on most of these tunes, but there's also ... (Brazil) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Jon AppletonMusic For Synclavier & Other Digital Systems ... CD
Folkways, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Moody electronics from maestro Jon Appleton – a spare set that's quite a bit different from some of his early 70s tape experiments for Flying Dutchman! This Folkways album has Appleton doing some wonderfully weird work on the keys – mostly a synclavier, but also some other early ... (Out Sound) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Jon AppletonWorld Music Theater Of Jon Appleton ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mindblowing music from the mighty Jon Appleton – a cool combination of tape effects, electronics, and studio wizardry – every bit as wonderful as his Syntonic Menagerie album for Flying Dutchman! The sound here is quite similar – a playful pastiche of odd sounds, tones, and other ... (Out Sound) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, & OthersBefore Columbus Foundation ... CD
Folkways, 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hip batch of underground poetry tracks – collected together by the Before Columbus Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting the works of African-American and Native American artists! Despite the 1980 date, the collection has a feel that's similar to earlier righteous poetry albums on the ... (Spoken Word) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Barons, Dominoes, Queenettes, & OthersRoots – Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Folkways, 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A weird little album from the Folkways label – one that features a bunch of 50s-sounding R&B tracks, but packaged almost in an ethnographic style – as if commercial American music was being examined from an outside scientific source! Given that the date of the album is 1966, and ... (Soul) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Lars Gunnar BodinFor Jon – Fragments Of A Time To Come 1977 ... CD
Folkways, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic blend of electronics and voices from Swedish composer Lars Gunnar Bodin – and a record that's right up there with our favorite experiments of the type from the better-known Luciano Berio! Bodin keeps things spare and spooky at most moments – and uses themes from science ... (Out Sound) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Stella Brooks/Greta KellerSongs Of The 1940s ... LP
Folkways, 1940s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
(Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue, including the booklet.)

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✨✧ Ann ChartersEssay In Ragtime – Ragtime Piano Classics ... LP
Folkways, 1962. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has a split top seam and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Elizabeth CottenElizabeth Cotten Vol 2 – Shake Sugaree ... LP
Folkways, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Elizabeth Cotten was 73 when she cut this classic set for Folkways Records – brought into the studio under the guidance of Mike Seeger, and sounding maybe more youthful here than some of the younger female folkies at the time! The set's got a crispness that really belies Cotten's age – ... (Folk/Country) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ruby DeeWhat If I Am A Woman – Black Women's Speeches ... CD
Folkways, 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A pretty cool collection produced by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee – focusing on famous speeches by important female African-Americans – mostly focusing on the civil rights era, but also featuring an early speech by Ida B Wells. Ruby reads the speeches, and works include "I Am A Black ... (Spoken Word) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Nancy DupreeGhetto Reality ... CD
Asch/Folkways, 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 16.98
Kind of silly – but also pretty darn hip! Nancy Dupree was one of the most righteous music teachers you could ever have – and here, she's working with some young kids from the rough side of Rochester, in an album of simple tunes that have a surprisingly soulful edge to them. Nancy ... (Soul) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Nancy DupreeSweet Thunder – Black Poetry By Nancy Dupree ... CD
Folkways, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from one of the most compelling poets to record for Folkway Records in the 70s – the always-righteous Nancy Dupree, working here in a really bad-rapping set of work! The album beings with a spoken, then sung, introduction from Dupree – then continues in a very conversational ... (Soul) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ East New York Ensemble De MusicAt The Helm ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An extremely righteous bit of soul jazz – originally issued in a very small pressing by Folkway Records, at a time when the label was doing some great underground recordings! The sound is loose and free – spiritually building in a manner that recalls the work of Ahmed Abdul Malik, Phil ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ EdiigwuMusic Of The Idoma Of Nigeria – Ediigwu Sings The Ancient Songs Of Oturkpo, Nigeria ... CD
Asch/Folkways, 1969. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the darkest field recordings on the Folkways label – a set of Ichicha music – music traditionally performed during the wake of a funeral – actually recorded during a funeral! Some of the songs are just Ediigwu, but the others are call and response with a full chorus and ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Entourage Music & Theater EnsembleEntourage ... CD
Folkways, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a record that's got a really meditative blend of acoustic elements with a few electric touches – used in ways that start in jazz, then move way beyond! Instrumentation includes guitar, flute, keyboards, violin, and mbira – coming ... (Out Sound) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Entourage Music & Theater EnsembleNeptune Collection ... LP
Folkways, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.99
Warmly experimental music from the 70s Folkways scene – music that's a mixture of jazz, folk, electronics, and improvised styles – played with an open, honest sort of feel! The Entourage Music & Theater Ensemble features four composer/musicians – Joe Clark, Wall Matthews, ... (Out Sound) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sarah Webster FabioBoss Soul – 12 Poems By Sarah Webster Fabio ... CD
Folkways, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Excellent stuff from one of the hippest poets of all time – the amazing Sarah Webster Fabio – a 70s poet with a really wonderful groove! Unlike some of her contemporaries in the Folkways poetry scene, Sarah often recorded with music – in a way that's very similar to Camille ... (Soul) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Sarah Webster FabioJujus – Alchemy Of The Blues ... CD
Folkways, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 16.98
An incredible album, and very unique! Sarah Webster Fabio was a hip 70s poet with a very righteous sound – and she's working here with funky backings by a tight group that includes family members, in a style that's similar to early 70s work by artists like Wanda Robinson and Camille ... (Soul) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Sarah Webster FabioSoul Ain't – Soul Is ... CD
Folkways, 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A hard biting album of hip poetry from the great Sarah Webster Fabio! The title cut is a brutal attack on the free use of the word soul by black musicians – and Sarah delivers the words over spare conga backing by family member Cyril Leslie Fabio II. Cyril shows up on one other track – ... (Soul) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Allen GinsbergFirst Blues – Rags, Ballads, & Harmonium Songs ... CD
Folkways, 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from beat legend Allen Ginsberg – not just a record of his famous poetry, but one that also features him on harmonium as well! There's a really weird, dark sound to the record – as Ginsberg plays harmonium and sings/speaks his own words ... (Spoken Word) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Edgar HendricksEdgar Hendricks Sings For The Very Young ... CD
Folkways, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 16.98
A really unusual concept for a soul record, but one that works wonderfully all the way through – a mix of kid-oriented themes and warmly expressive vocals – with a vibe that almost feels like a hip 70s singer recording an album for Sesame Street! Edgar Hendricks works with just congas, ... (Soul) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Langston HughesRhythms Of The World ... CD
Folkways, 1955. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A really wonderful record – and one that maybe brings together a few key strands of the Folkways Records magic – as the album features narration by Langston Hughes, based on his First Book Of Rhythms book – layered with sound effects, folk songs, and music from around the world ... (Spoken Word) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Langston HughesVoice Of Langston Hughes ... CD
Folkways, 1950s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection of work from Langston Hughes – material pulled from a handful of albums recorded for the Folkway labels in the 50s, all of which are pretty darn great and long out of print! Hughes' writings are well known – part of a rich tradition of African-American expression ... (Spoken Word) read more CD

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✨✧ Bob KirkpatrickFeeling The Blues ... CD
Folkways, 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great little 70s album of electric blues – a set that begins with a song about Watergate – then moves off into a whole other great range of themes too! Bob Kirkpatrick's got a vibe here that's in the better style of the small club scene of Detroit or Chicago at the time – lean, ... (Blues) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Alhaj Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, & Ma Lamini JobareGambian Griot Kora Duets ... CD
Folkways, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A beautiful little record – one that features cascading tones from the strings of the kora, mixed with occasional vocal moments too! The album was recorded in Dakar and Brikama in the mid 70s – and is maybe the start of a great run of later sessions that found a way of taking this ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
Also available Gambian Griot Kora Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Alhaj Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, & Ma Lamini JobareGambian Griot Kora Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
A beautiful little record – one that features cascading tones from the strings of the kora, mixed with occasional vocal moments too! The album was recorded in Dakar and Brikama in the mid 70s – and is maybe the start of a great run of later sessions that found a way of taking this ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely-done reissue – with all the heft of an orginal Folkways pressing!)
Also available Gambian Griot Kora Duets ... CD 12.99

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Craig KupkaCrystals – New Music For Relaxation 2 ... CD
Folkways, 1982. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Beautiful sounds from the overlooked minimalist composer Craig Kupka – a set that features two very different tracks, each issued by Folkways Records – with a presentation that's both far away from the more academic records of the time, and some of the self-released work of the growing ... (Out Sound) read more CD
Also available Crystals – New Music For Relaxation 2 ... LP 18.99

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Craig KupkaCrystals – New Music For Relaxation 2 ... LP
Folkways, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.99
Beautiful sounds from the overlooked minimalist composer Craig Kupka – a set that features two very different tracks, each issued by Folkways Records – with a presentation that's both far away from the more academic records of the time, and some of the self-released work of the growing ... (Out Sound) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy reissue – done just like an original Folkways album!)
Also available Crystals – New Music For Relaxation 2 ... CD 12.99

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LeadbellyLeadbelly's Last Session Vol 2 (2LP Box Set) ... LP
Folkways, Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... $24.99
(Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the booklet.)

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Katherine Handy LewisWC Handy Blues Sung By His Daughter Katharine Handy Lewis In Traditional Style ... LP
Folkways, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Vocalists) LP, Vinyl record album

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Lord Invader & His Calypso GroupCalypso Travels (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
The last album ever recorded by Trinidad calypso legend Lord Invader – and a set that really sums up all the genius he brought to his too-short career! At a time when the music was really entering the mainstream in commercial ways, Invader keeps things very spare, stark, and basic here ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with all the heft of a classic Folkways pressing!)

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Ewan MacColl & Peggy SeegerNew Brition Gazette ... LP
Folkways, 1960. Very Good ... $6.99
(Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging.)

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✨✧ McGee Brothers & Arthur SmithMcGee Brothers & Arthur Smith – Look Who Is Here – Old Timers Of The Grand Old Opry ... LP
Folkways, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Great Mike Seeger recordings of these Appalachian greats! (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has some seam splitting.)

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Ann McMillanGateway Summer Sound – Abstracted Animal & Other Sounds ... LP
Folkways, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.99
A really beautiful record from Ann McMillan – one of the lesser-known talents in the female legacy of electronic music – but one we'd put right up there right next to Daphne Oram for her inventive genius! The set was recorded at the legendary Princeton Center For Electronic Music ... (Out Sound) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy reissue – done just like an original Folkways album!)

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✨✧ Ann McMillanGateway Summer Sound – Abstracted Animal & Other Sounds ... CD
Folkways, 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really beautiful record from Ann McMillan – one of the lesser-known talents in the female legacy of electronic music – but one we'd put right up there right next to Daphne Oram for her inventive genius! The set was recorded at the legendary Princeton Center For Electronic Music ... (Out Sound) read more CD
Also available Gateway Summer Sound – Abstracted Animal & Other Sounds ... LP 18.99

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Memphis Slim & Willie DixonMemphis Slim & Willie Dixon At The Village Gate ... LP
Folkways, 1962. Sealed ... $29.99
A nice live set, captured by Folkways in very friendly territory – with titles that include "We Are Going To Rock", "Nobody Loves Me", "One More Time", "Try To Find My Baby", "Somebody Tell That Woman", and "My Baby Don't Stand No ... (Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red-tinted cover, with insert.)

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John MitchellWatergate Vol 4 – White House Horrors – Testimony Of John Mitchell ... LP
Folkways, 1974. Very Good+ ... $0.99
(Spoken Word) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has some surface wear.)

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Montgomery ExpressMontgomery Express Does Party Fever & Other Songs Of The Montgomery Movement ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.99
A massive lost funk classic – one of those rarer than rare albums that's well worth the fuss! The Montgomery Express were a Florida combo who played on the state's small club circuit – working equally well on their own, or backing up a number of better known singers. The group's got a ... (Soul) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Phipps FamilyPhipps Family – Faith Love & Tragedy ... LP
Folkways, 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Nadi QamarNuru Taa African Musical Idiom – Played On The Mama Likembi ... CD
Folkways, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A rare solo album from Nadi Qamar – an artist who's probably best known for his brief piano appearance with Charles Mingus, but who's working here on the Mama Likembi – an instrument of his own creation that's kind of like a big kalimba! From the information in the notes, it appears ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Malvina ReynoldsAnother County Heard From ... LP
Folkways, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
A fantastic collection of oddball tunes from the great Malvina Reynolds – including "The Day The Freeway Froze", "I Live In A City", "Faucets Are Dripping", "We Hate To See Them Go", "Oh Doctor", and "There'll Come A Time". (Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing – including booklet. Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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JD RobbElectronic Music From Razor Blades To Moog ... CD
Folkways, 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 16.98
A great entry in the "intro to electronic music" style that was popular at the end of the 60s – and like others in the genre, a set that seems to use each new track to demonstrate certain aspects of electronic music! Techniques include tape echoes, moogy passages, and even stereo ... (Out Sound) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with full artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Tony SchwartzMusic In The Streets – A Fascinating Collection Of Music & Musicians Recorded On The Streets On New York City ... CD
Folkways, 1957. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A vivid audio document of New York City in the late 50s – put together by creative sound recorder Tony Schwartz! The set's one of a few amazing albums put together by Schwartz – who spent a lot of time on the streets with his microphones and recorder, then really got creative putting ... (Spoken Word) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Tony SchwartzNew York 19 ... CD
Folkways, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A very cool document of New York in the 50s! Tony Schwartz turns the Folkways ethnographic microphone to the streets of the city – and comes up with amazing sounds and audio documents of life in the Big Apple – specifically, all material recorded in postal zone 19 – hence the ... (Spoken Word) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Tony SchwartzNueva York – A Tape Documentary Of Puerto Rican New Yorkers ... CD
Folkways, 1955. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Great work from Tony Schwartz – one of the most compelling artists to ever record for the Folkways Records label, and almost more of a filmmaker than anything else! The set's a compelling audio documentary on the new and growing community of Puerto Rican residents in New York – ... (Spoken Word) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Tony SchwartzSounds Of My City – The Stories, Music, & Sounds Of The People Of New York ... CD
Folkways, 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tony Schwartz must have been one of the coolest cats working on the New York scene in the 50s – not a musician, or a singer – but instead a sound artist whose legacy was dedicated to documenting the city in a very poetic way! This album may well be Tony's masterpiece – a long ... (Spoken Word) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Bobby Seale/Eldridge Cleaver/H Rap BrownHuey/Listen Whitey ... CD
Folkways, 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dialogue excerpts from two early 70s films documenting the shift between the Civil Rights and Black Power eras in the US! Side one is taken from the film Huey – and features Black Panthers Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver and H Rap Brown – plus what sounds like interviews with police and ... (Spoken Word) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Peggy Seeger & Ewan MacCollWhaler Out Of New Bedford ... LP
Folkways, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
(Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet! Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Serious BiznessFor Your Immediate Attention ... CD
Folkways, 1982. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A really unusual music from the duo of Jaribu and Ngoma Hill – a pair who work together here in a mode that's partly the acoustic blues of the rural scene in the south, but fused with more urban elements too – including a bit of gospel spirit, and folk-inspired righteousness! As you ... (Blues) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Cha Cha ShawInto Morning (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 18.98
A rough-edged batch of spiritual jazz tracks from trumpeter Charles "Cha Cha" Shaw (not to be confused with Charles "Bo Bo" Shaw) – recorded in an open-ended loft jazz mode with a really open, echoey feel! The album's a rare 70s jazz date on the Folkways label, and it's ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy vinyl and cover – feels like a vintage record on Folkways!)

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✨✧ Charles Cha Cha ShawInto Morning ... LP
Folkways, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
(Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Joseph SpenceMusic Of The Bahamas – Bahaman Folk Guitar ... LP
Folkways, 1959. Near Mint- ... $29.99
(Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s pressing. Includes the insert. Cover has some clear tape on the bottom seam and some peeled spots on back.)

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Sonny TerrySonny Terry's New Sound – The Jawharp In Blues & Folk Music ... LP
Folkways, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Wild jawharp work from Sonny Terry – who also sings a bit, and works here in the company of Brownie McGhee on guitar and JC Burris on "bones"! (Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes book.)

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Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee/Coyal McMahanGet On Board (10-inch) ... LP
Folkways, 1952. Very Good ... $24.99
(Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove in the black textured cover. Cover has some surface wear, small split in the bottom seam, a name in pen on the paste-on, and some light stains on back.)

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Mary Lou WilliamsZodiac Suite (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Folkways, 1945. Used ... $5.99
One of the first higher-concept recordings from pianist Mary Lou Williams – recorded in the mid 40s, but with a musical vision that holds up beautifully all these many years later! Despite the large group expectations you might have from the "suite" in the title, the tracks are all ... (Jazz) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsZoning (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mary/Folkways, 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album by Mary Lou Williams – a set recorded during the 70s period when she was mixing in a bit of funk with her jazz! The sound here is wonderful – quite different than other work you might know from Williams, and much more in the sort of groove you'd expect from Junior ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAfrican Flutes – Recorded In The Gambia By Samuel Charters ... CD
Folkways, 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spare and haunting flute work – recorded by Samuel Charters in the Gambia River basin in the mid 70s, but with a timeless sound that's really compelling! The music was recorded in two different villages, and some of the tracks feature just one or two flutes, played together with a snakey, ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousCult Music Of Cuba – Recorded In Cuba By Harold Courlander ... CD
Folkways, 1951. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
40s field recordings in pre-Castro Cuba – a series of tracks recorded in Havana and more rural locations, all of which document the surviving African traditions in Cuban music! Much of the work here is relatively spare and percussive – done with instrumentation that includes gourd ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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VariousElectronic Music ... CD
Folkways, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 16.98
A wonderful collection of early electronic music – issued by the less-high tech Folkways label, but every bit as compelling as similar collections from bigger labels at the time! Most of the work was composed in the 50s and early 60s, and is from the Electronic Music Studio at the University ... (Out Sound) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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VariousElectronic Music ... LP
Folkways, 1967. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A wonderful collection of early electronic music – issued by the less-high tech Folkways label, but every bit as compelling as similar collections from bigger labels at the time! Most of the work was composed in the 50s and early 60s, and is from the Electronic Music Studio at the University ... (Out Sound) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing booklet.)

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✨✧ VariousElectronic Music From The Outside In ... CD
Folkways, 1980. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A double-length set of experimental electronics from Folkways – music recorded a bit later than some of the early analogue sides on the label, but done with a similarly spare and spooky feel! There's a nice maturation going on here – a move away from some of the more academic ... (Out Sound) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousHarry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume 4 (2CD set) ... CD
Folkways, 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used 2CD & Book ... Just Sold Out!
Harry Smith's much revered efforts to compile the deepest early-to-mid 20th Century American folk music resulted in the monumental Anthology Of American Folk Music box set – plus this later volume that didn't make it into the original set or the celebrated reissue – and sadly went ... (Folk/Country) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousHighlights Of Vortex – Electronic Experiments & Music ... CD
Folkways, 1959. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A very cool set of music – originally recorded as part of a mixed sound/image experiment shown at the San Francisco Planetarium in the late 50s! There's definitely a lot of early analogue electronics going on here – but the presentation is also sometimes a bit more playful, and almost ... (Out Sound) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz Vol 4 – Jazz Singers (70s pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1930s/1940s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes work by Cab Calloway, Jimmy Rushing, Ivy Anderson, Bertha Chippie Hill, Sonny Terry, Champion Jack Dupree, and many others! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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VariousMan In Space – Story Of The Journey ... LP
Folkways, 1964. Very Good+ ... $6.99
(Spoken Word) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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✨✧ VariousMusic Used In Many Popular Television Commercials ... CD
Bosworth/Folkways, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A haunting batch of commercial music from the 70s – billed in the notes to Bosworth Ensembles, which makes us almost think that the work's from the Bosworth Sound Library – even though the record was issued in the US by Folkways! Most of the music here is relatively gentle – ... (Sound Library) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousNew Jazz Poets ... CD
Folkways, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set of righteous underground poetry – a key bridge between the earlier work of Langston Hughes and some of the bigger spoken sides of the 70s by artists like Gil Scott-Heron or Wanda Robinson! As the title promises, there's a definite undercurrent of jazz in the work – but ... (Spoken Word) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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VariousReligious Music Of India ... LP
Folkways, 1952. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Features the tracks "Bhajana - I Am They Servant", "Raga Kamavardhani", "Raga Bhairavi" "Hymn To Shiva", "Rama Lila", "Raghupati Raghava Raja Rama" & " Kirtana - The Black Parrot". (Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the book.)

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VariousSpeech After The Removal Of The Larynx (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways/Fantome Phonographique (Italy), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A fascinating little record – and one of the oddest releases ever issued by Folkways Records! The set is exactly what it promises in the title – human speech, but after the voice box has been removed from an individual – so that vocalizations have to take the form of noises and ... (Spoken Word) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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VariousTuareg Music Of The Southern Sahara (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
The sounds of the Tuareg culture have gotten some surprisingly strong global circulation in recent years – thanks especially to a few key guitarists who've gained international attention – but this 1960 recording by Folkways Records may well be one of the first times the music of the ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely-done reissue – with all the heft of an orginal Folkways pressing!)

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VariousWNEW's Story Of Selma ... LP
Folkways, 1965. Very Good ... $9.99
(Spoken Word) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has a vintage price sticker and some seam splitting.)
 
 



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