It’s Album Cover Tuesday! We’re kicking off the holiday season with the 1996 recording “Holiday Times” by Ella Jenkins, featuring “Harmonica For Hanukkah.” #Folkways #AlbumCoverTuesdays #EllaJenkins #Smithsonian #Holidays #Hanukkah
11/19/2013 This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As the liner notes say in this 1965 Smithsonian Folkways album of poems, “Of Poetry and Power: Poems Occasioned by the Presidency and by the Death of John F. Kennedy,” the release is an attempt to “make reasonable a ghostly reality, to give a rational account of an emotional experience … to understand.”
It’s Album Cover Tuesday and New Year’s Eve! Time to shake the rafters with Down Home Saturday Night for some of the most rocking, rollicking, and partying tracks found in the Smithsonian Folkways collection.
It’s Album Cover Tuesday! With “Classic Canadian Songs from Smithsonian Folkways,” we celebrate the life of Samuel Gesser, who was born on this date in 1930. Gesser, who died in 2008, produced or helped along more than a hundred Folkways albums of Canadian-based traditions. #Folkways #AlbumCoverTuesdays #Canadian #Smithsonian #Music