Most widely held works about Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings
Most widely held works by Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings
The JVC video anthology of world music and dance ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Presents examples of the diversity of musical and dance forms practiced today throughout the world.
Voices of the civil rights movement Black American freedom songs, 1960-1966 ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
The JVC Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of the Americas ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Presents a wealth of ethnic music from the Americas. Most segments are short. Includes folk music, folk songs, performances on traditional musical instruments, dances, and religious or ritual performances. The tapes contain no spoken introduction or explanation, but the booklets contain: overview essays that discuss entire traditions; selection descriptions that present information about each cut; and resource material, including suggestions for listening, viewing, and reading. The quality of the recording varies from segment to segment.
Smithsonian Folkways children's music collection ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
The JVC Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Africa ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 377 libraries worldwide
A three-part educational project that focuses on local performance styles to present the folk music and dance traditions of Africa. Each cassette is accompanied by a book of written commentary containing background information to help the viewer better understand the performances.
Native American traditions ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in Multiple languages and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Classic mountain songs from Smithsonian Folkways ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Ella Jenkins live! at the Smithsonian ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Ella Jenkins sings her own songs.
Classic Appalachian blues ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Born in the racially mixed mines and railroad camps of the southern mountains, Appalachian blues features a blend of African and European musical traditions and a rich variety of styles. Culled from Smithsonian Folkways deep catalog, this collection showcases recordings from all over the region. Includes 11 previously unreleased tracks.
Every tone a testimony an African American aural history ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Features an assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetry, and prose by famous African-American musicians, writers, and activists.
Buffalo skinners by Woody Guthrie ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Classic old-time music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Environmental songs for kids by Coco Kallis ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Vocal music from central and west Flores ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in Indonesian and held by 145 libraries worldwide
The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Africa ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
A three-part educational project that focuses on local performance styles to present the folk music and dance traditions of Africa. Each disc is accompanied by a booklet of written commentary containing background information to help the viewer better understand the performances.
An untamed sense of control by Roscoe Holcomb ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Europe ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Presents examples of music and dance from Europe documented by text.
Shake sugaree by Elizabeth Cotten ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Praise the Lord! gospel music in Washington, D.C ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
cEllabration live ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
This is a concert tribute to children's music performer Ella Jenkins.
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Multiple languages (70)
South American Indian (15)
North American Indian (11)
Greek, Modern (10)
Central American Indian (6)
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (5)
Mayan languages (4)
Miscellaneous languages (4)
Wakashan languages (3)
Church Slavic (3)
Greek, Ancient (3)
Yupik languages (3)
Scottish Gaelic (2)
Apache languages (2)
Neapolitan Italian (2)
Haitian French Creole (1)
Creoles and Pidgins (1)
French, Old (1)
English, Old (1)
Creoles and Pidgins, English-based (1)