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Looking for Smithsonian Folkways recordings?

The Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label includes important releases by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, and many more. There are recordings covering the folk music of many countries, political themes such as wars and protests, as well as genres such as railroad, cowboy, and childrens' songs.

We have many Smithsonian Folkways CDs and LPs in the Library, but we also have access to hundreds more through our online subscription to Smithsonian Global Sound.

You can search for this content by label, artist, or song or album title.

If you already know the name of the album, choose Browse > Album from the column on the left.

If you want to browse all of the recordings on the Smithsonian Folkways label, choose Browse > Label from the column on the left:


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Then, chose Smithsonian Folkways Recordings from the list:


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Next, you can get a list of the albums by title by looking at, "Narrow your search further by selecting" at the top and clicking on "Album > more..." in the pop-up window:


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Then you will see an alphabetic list of all albums on that label:


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Of course you can do this with all of the other labels represented in Smithsonian Global Sound as well.


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