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George Eaton Simpson photographs

Creator:
Simpson, George Eaton, 1904-1998  Search this
Photographer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
521 Prints (silver gelatin)
90 Negatives (acetate)
70 lantern slides
347 Negatives (nitrate)
185 color slides
4 Prints (Kodachrome color)
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Trinidadians  Search this
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Jamaicans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Lantern slides
Color slides
Photographs
Place:
Trinidad
Ibadan (Nigeria)
Haiti
Jamaica
Date:
1936-1987
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents George Eaton Simpson's fieldwork in Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Nigeria from 1936-1964. There are 704 images in several formats including negatives, prints, and slides. The photographs were primarily made by Simpson, but a few were made by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. Ramsey's prints are stamped on verso with his name. Many prints and slides are annotated by Simpson.

The collection also includes a few reprints of articles based on Simpson's field work and words and musical transcription from Savalou Ricourt, a musician of Port au Prince in 1937.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series:

1. Haiti, 1936-1937

2. Jamaica, 1953, 1957

3. Trinidad, 1960

4. Nigeria, 1964

5. Lantern slides, undated

6. Publications, 1940-1987
Biographical/Historical note:
George Eaton Simpson (1904-1998) was an anthropologist whose focus was the various social aspects of Caribbean religions. He wrote over 60 articles and books, and taught sociology and anthropology at Oberlin College from 1947-1971.

Born in Knoxville, Iowa, Simpson received his B.S. from Coe College in 1926, his M.A. from the University of Missouri in 1927, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1934. In 1947 he began teaching at Oberlin College in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In addition to teaching classes, Simpson served on numerous committees and as department chair.

Simpson conducted fieldwork in the Caribbean, specifically Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad, and Nigeria. He focused primarily on Caribbean religions such as Vodun in Haiti, Rastafarianism in Jamaica, and the Spiritual Baptists in Trinidad. His fieldwork has been documented in numerous articles and books, including "The Vodun Service in Northern Haiti", "The Shango Cult in Nigeria and Trinidad", and Black Religions in the New World. He occasionally collaborated on articles with fellow anthropologists Joseph G. Moore and J. Milton Yinger. He also served as a visiting professor at several leading universities.

He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Wellcome Medal for Anthropological Research, the Anisfield-Wolf Award in Race Relations (with J. Milton Yinger), Doctor of Humane Letters – Oberlin College, and Doctor of Humane Letters – Coe College.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 93-14
Related Materials:
Additional photographs from Simpson are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 2001-24.

The George Eaton Simpson Film Study of Plaisance, Haiti, 1937, accession No. 92.12.1 in the Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives contains silent black and white film footage of Plaisance, Haiti shot by Simpson and his colleagues. The footage contains events also depicted in the photograph collection including work coumbites, marketplace scenes, a wedding ceremony, a funeral, drumming and dancing at a social gathering, and a dancing demonstration. Included in this accession are 21 audiotapes recorded by Simpson and Joseph G. Moore during their fieldwork in Jamaica and Trinidad.

The Joseph G. Moore Collection: Jamaican Revival and Kumina, 1957-1958, accession No. 92.1.1 in the Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives contains related material to Simpson's study of Jamaican Revival Zion and Kumina. The collection contains film footage of Morant Bay and West Kingston, Jamaica shot in 1957. The footage was originally intended for the "Odyssey" program or possibly a short feature. Some of the it ended up being featured on the CBS program "Lamp Unto My Feet" which also includes interviews with Joseph G. Moore and George Eaton Simpson. There is over 10 hours of footage, and in 1992 Simpson, Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives Director John Homiak, and research associate Ken Bilby recorded approximately 10 hours of commentary about the footage. This collection also contains audio recordings made in 1993 of a discussion between Simpson, Homiak, and Bilby concerning the relation of Jamaican Revival with Rastafari.

Sound recordings by Simpson held in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections in the Folkways Records Collection and the Moses and Frances Asch Collection.

Oberlin College has a manuscript collection of George Eaton Simpson's papers (RG 30/64) that document Simpson's research and academic work.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the National Anthropoligical Archives by George E. Simpson in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice to access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Spiritual Baptist -- Trinidad and Tobago  Search this
Orisha religion  Search this
Revivals  Search this
Rastafari movement  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Schools  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Markets  Search this
Dance  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Drummers (Musicians)  Search this
Christian sects  Search this
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo Lot 93-14, George Eaton Simpson photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-14
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National Anthropological Archives
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection

Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Names:
Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Jenkins, Ella  Search this
Leadbelly, 1885-1949  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Extent:
841 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Date:
1926-1986
bulk 1948-1986
Summary:
This collection, which dates from 1926-1986, documents the output of Moses Asch through the various record labels he founded and co-founded, and includes some of his personal papers. The Asch collection includes published recordings, master tapes, outtakes, business records, correspondence, photographs, and film.
Scope and Contents:
The Moses and Frances Asch Collection measures 841 cubic feet and dates from 1926-1987, with some contemporary, relevant correspondence, clippings, and ephemera added after 1987.

Most of the collection consists of audio recordings (commercial 78 rpm and long-playing records, open reel tapes, acetate discs, and test pressings), correspondence with recording artists and producers, artwork, photographs, ephemera, clippings, record production materials, writings, and business papers relating to Folkways Records. Materials relating to Folkways Records can be found primarily in the Correspondence, Folkways Production, Business Records, Photographs, Artwork, Sound Recordings, and Film series.

The collection also contains some biographical materials and personal correspondence, including materials related to Asch's first business, Radio Laboratories, located in the Biographical Materials series. Correspondence, ephemera, photographs, record production materials, business papers, and recordings relating to Asch's record labels before Folkways Records (Asch Recordings, Disc Company of America, Cub Records) are located in the Early Label Materials series as well as the Audio Recordings and Photographs series.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in 10 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1942-1987

Series 2: Folkways Production, 1946-1987

Series 3: Business Records, 1940-1987

Series 4: Woody Guthrie papers, 1927-1985

Series 5: Early Label Materials, 1940-1949

Series 6: Biographical Materials, 1926-1987

Series 7: Photographs

Series 8: Artwork

Series 9: Audio Recordings

Series 10: Film

At this time, the collection is partially processed. Please contact rinzlerarchives@si.edu for more information.
Biographical/Historical note:
The son of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch, Moses Asch was born in Poland in 1905. His childhood was spent in Poland, France, Germany, and New York. While young, Asch developed an interest in radio electronics, which ultimately lead him to his life's work, recording the music and sounds of the world. He established several record labels in succession, sometimes partnering with other record companies. Two of his fist record companies, Asch Recordings and DISC Co. of America, went bankrupt. They were followed by his best-known label, Folkways Records, which was founded in 1948 with Marian Distler (1919-1964). He was still working on Folkways recordings when he died in 1986.

Folkways Records sought to document the entire world of sound. The 2,168 titles Asch released on Folkways include traditional and contemporary music from around the world, spoken word in many languages, and documentary recordings of individuals, communities, and current events. Asch's business practices revolved around the commitment to keep every recording issued by Folkways in print, despite low sales. Asch stayed afloat by cutting costs where he could (such as color printing) and offering a high-quality product, meticulously recorded and accompanied by extensive liner notes. In doing this, he could charge a slightly higher price than other commercial outfits. Despite a tenuous relationship with financial solvency, Folkways grew to be not only one of the most important independent record companies in the United States in the 20th century, but also one of the largest and most influential record companies in the world.

Moses Asch's record labels featured famous and lesser known American writers, poets, documentarians, ethnographers, and grass roots musicians on commercial recordings. American folk icon Woody Guthrie recorded on the Asch, Disc, and Folkways labels, and the Asch Collection includes some of his correspondence, lyrics, drawings, and writings. The collection also includes correspondence with other notable musicians and artists such as John Cage, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Ewan MacColl, Alan Lomax, Henry Cowell, and Kenneth Patchen. Also in the collection are ethnographic field notes and photographs by as well as correspondence with Béla Barók, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Harold Courlander, Helen Creighton, Laura Boulton, and Samuel Charters. Asch hired various prominent artists and graphic designers including David Stone Martin, Ben Shahn, John Carlis, and Ronald Clyne to create album cover art for his recordings. Much of the original art and designs for these covers can be found in the Asch Collection.

Asch's output of recordings on various labels, including published recordings, open reel master tapes, outtakes, and acetate disks, in addition to his business papers, correspondence, photographs, and other files were acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1987. The collection came to the Smithsonian with the understanding that all 2168 titles under the Folkways label would be kept available in perpetuity.
Provenance:
Ralph Rinzler arranged the Smithsonian's acquisition of the Moses and Frances Asch Collection in 1987, beginning with Asch before his death in 1986 and continuing with extensive discussions between Rinzler and the Asch family. Since its acquisition, archivist Jeff Place and others have added contemporary, relevant correspondence with Folkways artists and related individuals.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Oral interpretation of poetry  Search this
Oral interpretation of fiction  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- 19th century  Search this
Music -- 18th century  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Folk music -- United States  Search this
World music  Search this
Sounds  Search this
Vocal music  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Correspondence
Phonograph records
Photographic prints
Audiotapes
Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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ead_collection:sova-cfch-asch
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Diana Davies photographs

Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Gahr, David  Search this
Performer:
Bread and Puppet Theater  Search this
Everly Brothers  Search this
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Pentangle (Musical group)  Search this
The Pennywhistlers (Musical group)  Search this
The Young Tradition (Musical group)  Search this
Andersen, Eric  Search this
Bikel, Theodore  Search this
Brand, Oscar  Search this
Cameron, John A.  Search this
Chandler, Len  Search this
Collier, Jimmy  Search this
Collins, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Fuller, Jesse  Search this
Gerrard, Alice, 1934-  Search this
Guthrie, Arlo  Search this
Hartford, John  Search this
Hjorth, Ole  Search this
Joplin, Janis  Search this
Kennedy, Norman, 1934-  Search this
Kershaw, Doug  Search this
Killen, Louis  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass  Search this
Koerner, John  Search this
McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996  Search this
Mitchell, Joni  Search this
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996  Search this
Ochs, Phil  Search this
Perkins, Carl  Search this
Proffitt, Frank, Jr., 1946-2005  Search this
Rachell, Yank  Search this
Raim, Ethel  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-  Search this
Rinzler, Ralph  Search this
Sainte-Marie, Buffy  Search this
Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009  Search this
Stabi, Bjorn  Search this
Sykes, Roosevelt, 1906-1983  Search this
Taylor, James  Search this
Traum, Artie  Search this
Traum, Happy  Search this
Waters, Muddy, 1915-1983  Search this
Watson, Doc  Search this
Watson, Merle  Search this
White, Elaine (Vocalist)  Search this
Wiseman, Mac  Search this
Names:
Newport Folk Festival  Search this
Philadelphia Folk Festival  Search this
Asch, Moses  Search this
Chandler, Nancy  Search this
Dunson, Josh., 1941-  Search this
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006  Search this
Silber, Irwin, 1925-2010  Search this
Young, Izzy, 1928-  Search this
Musician:
Bosco, John  Search this
Extent:
3.83 Cubic feet (8 binders containing contact sheets, slides, and prints; 7 boxes (8.5"x10.75"x2.5") of 35 mm negatives; 2 binders of 35 mm and 120 format negatives; and 1 box of 11 oversize prints.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contact sheets
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Saint Simons Island (Ga. : Island)
Date:
1963-2009
Summary:
The Diana Davies photographs consist of images taken by Diana Davies at various stages of her career. Locations include the Festival of American Folklife, the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's Campaign, various peace and protest marches and outdoor performances, New York City, and the Georgia Sea Islands. The collection includes contact sheets, negatives, photographic prints, and slides. Original photographs, negatives, and color slides taken by Diana Davies. Materials date from 1963-2009. Bulk dates: Newport Folk Festival, 1963-1969, 1987, 1992; Philadelphia Folk Festival, 1967-1968, 1987.
Scope and Contents:
The Diana Davies photographs, 1963-2009, consist of black and white negatives, contact sheets and prints, as well as color slides and negatives. The bulk of materials depict major festivals and protest movements (including the Poor People's March of 1968) documented by Diana Davies (located in Series 1: Newport Folk Festival, Series 2: Philadelphia Folk Festival, Series 6: Festival of American Folklife, and Series 11: Social Justice). Also well-represented are non-festival performances (in locations such as clubs, concert halls, and homes), recording sessions, and other music-related images, mainly of notable figures in the American folk music revival (located in Series 3: Broadside Magazine, Series 4: Sing Out! Magazine Concerts, Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People, Series 7: Recording Sessions, Series 8: Instruction Book Shots, and Series 9: Jazz, Blues, and Salsa Musicians). Series 10: Georgia Sea Islands consists of photographs depicting the culture, environment, and daily life of these coastal islands in 1966. Series 12: New York City Scenes contains photographs taken on the street depicting everyday life in NYC in the 1960s and 1970s. The collection also contains related papers in Series 13: Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence.
Arrangement note:
Each item in the Diana Davies Photographs has been assigned an accession number, and like materials have been put together such as the Newport Folk Festival photographs, in a chronological sequence as much as possible. Materials in the three more recent donation batches (1998, 2004, and 2006) were numbered and integrated into the collection. In some series, the accession numbers are in numerical order, and in others, the numbers are random because like items with different number sequences were pulled together in a series for subject coherence. The best way to find occurrences of a particular subject is to use the ctrl+F function. Please consult the archivists if you have any questions about the collection contents.

Contact sheets, slides, and prints arranged in 8 binders; negatives and oversize prints are stored separately.

Arranged in 14 series:

Series 1: Newport Folk Festival

Series 2: Philadelphia Folk Festival

Series 3: Broadside Magazine

Series 4: -- Sing Out! -- Magazine Concerts

Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People

Series 6: Festival of American Folklife

Series 7: Recording Sessions

Series 8: Instruction Book Shots

Series 9: Jazz, Blues, and Salsa Musicians

Series 10: Georgia Sea Islands

Series 11: Social Justice

Series 12: New York City Scenes

Series 13: Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence

Series 14: Oversize Materials
Biographical/Historical note:
Diana Davies is a well-known photographer of folk performers and festivals. Davies photographed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in its earlier years. Born in 1938, Davies grew up in Maine, the Catskills, New York City, and Boston. Her grandparents were local union organizers and Debs socialists; one grandfather was a gandy dancer with the railroad, and her grandmother was a textile worker in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. Davies finds that her family background was later expressed in her own activist efforts.

Davies left high school at 16, and worked sweeping out coffeehouses, which gave her the opportunity to listen to music while she worked. She became interested in theater and music. In Greenwich Village, she began doing some sound technician work, and then got interested in photography. She taught herself how to develop and print photographs in a darkroom, and began photographing in theaters, shooting from behind the scenes. Her theater photos are at Smith College in Northampton, where she presently lives. In the early 1960s, she began working with the editors of Broadside Magazine, Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen. She developed an interest in human rights work, which grew from her contact with Sis and Gordon, and also her own family background. She also worked as a photographer in a wide range of settings, including night clubs, weddings, and doing portrait photography. This led her to work for major national and international media including the New York Times, covering such events as the war in Biafra, and traveling to Mexico, Cuba, and Portugal on assignment.

Davies' folk photographs represent about one-quarter of her body of work; her other major photographic work includes the Civil Rights Movement, the Peace Movement, and theater. Davies began photographing at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964, which she covered for a number of years. She knew Ralph Rinzler, and found him a vibrant, alive person excited by all aspects of culture. He introduced her to Bessie Jones from the Georgia Sea Islands, and in 1966 she made a photographic journey to the islands. Her work from this trip is included in the collection. Davies has also been a musician. She became involved with the punk rock movement of the 1970s, and felt that there was a connection between the hard-hitting songs from the punk world and the songs being published in Broadside Magazine. In 1975, she became part of a folk/punk women's band in Boston, and later moved to Western Massachusetts. In addition to being a photographer and musician, Davies is also a writer. She wrote a play entitled "The Witch Papers" in 1980, which was produced in Boston and other locations. The play was a vehicle for her human rights activism, comparing the technology of inquisition with labor sweatshops. In 1998, her play "The War Machine" was produced in Amherst, Mass. She lives in Northampton, and enjoys and participates in street performance, which she describes as the "most essentially communicative stuff you can come up with."
General note:
All contact sheets from the collection are digitized and accessible through this finding aid. Series-level slideshows accessible through this finding aid represent a small sampling from the collection.
Provenance:
The Smithsonian Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections acquired portions of the Diana Davies Photograph Collection in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Ms. Davies photographed for the Festival of American Folklife. More materials came to the Archives circa 1989 or 1990. Archivist Stephanie Smith visited her in 1998 and 2004, and brought back additional materials which Ms. Davies wanted to donate to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. These two more recent donations of additional photographs (contact sheets, prints, and slides) consisted of documentation of the Newport Folk Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Poor People's March on Washington, the Civil Rights Movement, the Georgia Sea Islands, and miscellaneous personalities of the American folk revival. In a letter dated 12 March 2002, Ms. Davies gave full discretion to the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to grant permission for both internal and external use of her photographs, with the provison that her work be credited in any use.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

Permission for the duplication or publication of items in the Diana Davies Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Topic:
Peace movements  Search this
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963  Search this
Civil rights -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact sheets
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
Diana Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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ead_collection:sova-cfch-davie
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Jazz. Vol. 5 [sound recording] : Chicago No. 1 / edited by Frederic Ramsey, Jr

Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Performer:
Morton, Jelly Roll d. 1941  Search this
Powers, Ollie  Search this
Oliver, King 1885-1938  Search this
Blythe, Jimmie  Search this
Keppard, Freddie 1890-1933  Search this
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971  Search this
Tate, Erskine  Search this
Dodds, Johnny 1892-1940  Search this
Noone, Jimmie 1895-1944  Search this
Wynn, Albert 1907-  Search this
Jelly Roll Morton's Stomp Kings  Search this
Ollie Powers' Harmony Syncopators  Search this
King Oliver's Jazz Band  Search this
New Orleans Bootblacks (Musical group)  Search this
Jimmie Blythe's Ragamuffins  Search this
Keppard's Jazz Cardinals  Search this
Erskine Tate's Vendome Orchestra  Search this
Dixie Syncopators  Search this
Red Hot Peppers (Musical group)  Search this
Black Bottom Stompers  Search this
Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra  Search this
Albert Wynn's Creole Jazz Band  Search this
Johnny Dodds' Washboard Band  Search this
Album cover design:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
United States
Illinois
Date:
1951
1920-1930
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 2805
Folkways 63
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231810

Sounds of new music [sound recording]

Editor:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Composer:
Mosolov, A. (Aleksandr) 1900-1973  Search this
Callahan, Harry M  Search this
Varèse, Edgard 1883-1965  Search this
Cowell, Henry 1897-1965  Search this
Ussachevsky, Vladimir 1911-1990  Search this
Luening, Otto 1900-1996  Search this
El-Dabh, Halim 1921-  Search this
Composer.:
Meyfuss, Julius  Search this
Recorder:
Marin, Roger  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Creator:
Bartok, Peter 1924-  Search this
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Jacobs, Henry  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Date:
1957
20th century
Topic:
Music  Search this
Instrumental music  Search this
Local number:
FW06160
Folkways 6160
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232490
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The jazz record book, by Charles Edward Smith, with Frederic Ramsey, jr., Charles Payne Rogers and William Russell

Author:
Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970  Search this
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Rogers, Charles Payne  Search this
Russell, Bill 1905-1992  Search this
Physical description:
xiv p., 1 l., 515 p. 1 illus. (music) 24 cm
Type:
Discography
Date:
1942
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Call number:
ML156.4.J3 S5X
ML156.4.J3S5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_40726

Jazzmen, edited by Frederic Ramsey, jr., and Charles Edward Smith. With 32 pages of illustrations

Author:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 360 p. plates. ports. 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1939
[1939]
Topic:
Jazz--History and criticism  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Call number:
ML3561.R24 J2X
ML3561.R24J2X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_41685

Jazzmen / edited by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. and Charles Edward Smith

Author:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Smith, Charles Edward 1904-1970  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 360 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1977
1959
1977, c1967
Topic:
Jazz--History and criticism  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Call number:
ML3561.J3R3 1977X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_92392

Calypso and meringues [sound recording]

Recorder:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Courlander, Harold 1908-1996  Search this
Performer:
Caresser (Musician)  Search this
Lord Invader 1914-1961  Search this
Macbeth the Great  Search this
Duke of Iron  Search this
Felix and His Internationals  Search this
Jazz Majestic Orchestra  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1953
Topic:
Calypso (Music)  Search this
Merengues  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 6808
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232533

Leadbelly's legacy. Vol. 3 [sound recording] : early recordings

Performer:
Leadbelly 1885-1949  Search this
Editor:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
FW02024
Folkways 2024
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231503

Sonny Terry [sound recording] : harmonica and vocal solos / recorded by Moses Asch

Performer:
Terry, Sonny  Search this
Producer:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1956
1950-1960
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Local number:
FW02035
Folkways 2035
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Footnotes to jazz. Vol. 3 : jazz rehearsal, 1. [sound recording]

Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Performer:
Jefferson, Hilton 1903-1968  Search this
Jones, Jonah  Search this
Rivera, Dave  Search this
Hinton, Milt 1910-  Search this
Hall, Edmond  Search this
Lucas, Al 1916-1983  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Creator:
Williams, Mary Lou 1910-1981  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in
Culture:
African American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
1951
1950-1960
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 2292
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Footnotes to jazz Vol. 1 : Baby Dodds talking and drum solos. [sound recording]

Performer:
Dodds, Baby 1898-1959  Search this
Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1951
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 2290
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Cat-Iron sings blues and hymns [sound recording] / recorded by Frederic Ramsey, Jr

Performer:
Cat Iron  Search this
Photographer:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Album cover design:
Rosenhouse, Irwin  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
Mississippi
United States
Date:
1958
1950-1960
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Hymns  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
FW02389
Restrictions & Rights:
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Music from the South. Vol. 1 [sound recording] : country brass bands / recordings taken by Frederic Ramsey, Jr

Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Performer:
Laneville-Johnson Union Brass Band  Search this
Lapsey Band  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Songs and music
Music
Place:
Southern States
Southern states
Alabama
Date:
1955
1950-1960
Topic:
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Marches  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Brass band music  Search this
Local number:
FW02650
Folkways 2650
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Music from the South. Vol. 2 [sound recording] : Horace Sprott, 1 / recordings taken ... by Frederic Ramsey, Jr

Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Performer:
Sprott, Horace  Search this
Ford, Marshall  Search this
Ford, Mattie  Search this
Daniels, Eveline  Search this
Ford, Bessie  Search this
Hastings, Nellie  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
Alabama
Date:
1955
1950-1960
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Local number:
FW02651
Folkways 2651
Folkways 651
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Music from the South. Vol. 3 [sound recording] : Horace Sprott, 2 / recordings taken by Frederic Ramsey, Jr

Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Performer:
Sprott, Horace  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
Alabama
Date:
1955
1950-1960
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Local number:
FW02652
Folkways 2652
Folkways 652
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Music from the South, Vol. 4: Horace Sprott, 3 [sound recording]

Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Performer:
Sprott, Horace  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Songs and music
Place:
Southern states
United States
Southern States
Alabama
Date:
1955
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Cries  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Solo instrument music  Search this
African American dance  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Buck dancing  Search this
Local number:
FLP 68322
Folkways 2653
Restrictions & Rights:
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Music from the South. Vol. 5 [sound recording] : song, play, and dance / recordings taken by Frederic Ramsey, Jr

Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Performer:
Sprott, Horace  Search this
Rutledge, Harry  Search this
Ramsey, Philip Mrs  Search this
Ramsey, Philip (Musician)  Search this
Ford, Berenice  Search this
Ford, Eunice  Search this
Daniels, Bessie Lee  Search this
Daniels, Rosemary  Search this
Johnson, Tom  Search this
Copeland, John  Search this
Dunbar, Scott  Search this
Tucker, Joe  Search this
Dunbar, Celeste  Search this
Dunbar, Rosie  Search this
Mississippi String Band  Search this
Album cover design:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African American  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Songs and music
Place:
Southern states
Southern States
United States
Alabama
Mississippi
Louisiana
Date:
1956
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, English  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Singing games  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
String band music  Search this
Buck dancing  Search this
Local number:
FLP 68323
Folkways 2654
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Music from the South. Vol. 6 [sound recording] : elder songsters, 1 / recordings taken ... by Frederic Ramsey, Jr

Commentator:
Ramsey, Frederic 1915-1995  Search this
Performer:
Sprott, Annie  Search this
Griffins, Suddie b. 1898  Search this
Brand, Emmett b. ca. 1872  Search this
Boling, Wilson b. ca. 1861  Search this
Ford, Verna  Search this
Ford, Bessie  Search this
Hastings, Nellie  Search this
Sprott, Horace  Search this
Field, Jake  Search this
Brand, Eastman  Search this
Holifield, Arthur  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
Southern states
Southern States
Alabama
Louisiana
Mississippi
Date:
1956
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Hymns  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Cries  Search this
Lullabies  Search this
Hollering  Search this
Songsters  Search this
Local number:
FW02655
Folkways 2655
Restrictions & Rights:
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