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  1. 1. Worlds of Sound<br />Ciara Haskett<br />Anthropology 377<br />Ball State University<br />April 26, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Book Information<br />Worlds of Sound<br />Richard Carlin<br />Collins Publishing <br />2008<br />304 pages<br />
  3. 3. Book Thesis<br />Richard Carlin seeks to provide a history of Folkways Records, outlining important individuals along with the social and cultural outcomes produced by the existence of a “different” kind of record label.<br />
  4. 4. Folkways?<br />Folkways Records were created in 1940 by Moses Asch.<br />Primary goal of Folkways Records: to create an “encyclopedia of sound.”<br />
  5. 5. Moses Asch<br />
  6. 6. Social and Cultural Implications of Folkways<br />Moses Acsh created a record company that recorded all sound. All musicians were welcome, regardless of skin color. <br />Early records put out by Folkways were Jazz records, employing the “unemployable” according to other record companies of the time.<br />
  7. 7. A Look at Chapter 3: Lasting Friendships<br />Chapter examines the close friendship of three individuals who made a huge contributions to folk music. <br />Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, and Pete Seeger<br />
  8. 8. Woody Guthrie<br />
  9. 9. Leadbelly<br />
  10. 10. Pete Seeger<br />
  11. 11. Professional Use?<br />The book is not written for professionals, it simply seeks to tell the story of Folkways.<br />My use of the book is merely for the historical aspect of it. The book tells another side to Woody Guthrie while offering a glimpse into his friendships with Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, and above all Moses Asch<br />

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