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Asch's Folkways Sounds, Live on the Web

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Asch's Folkways Sounds, Live on the Web

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Asch's Folkways Sounds, Live on the Web

Asch's Folkways Sounds, Live on the Web

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Moses Asch spent years collecting and compiling the world's sounds. Working through a number of small record labels including Folkways Recordings, Asch explored a world of sound — not just music, but birds, bugs and machines. Asch died in 1986. But now the Smithsonian has put his entire collection of sounds on the Web.

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