Happy Birthday Moe!
Record biz impresario, pioneering recording engineer and folk revival instigator, Moe Asch was born this day in Warsaw in 1905. Asch, who died in 1986, started the Folkways label in 1948, recording Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and scores and scores of folk, blues and jazz artists. Folkways, now owned by the Smithsonian, remains one of the foundational American record labels.
2008 marks the 60th anniversary of Folkways Records and the 20th anniversary of Smithsonian Folkways, and December 2nd, 2008 would have been Folkways founder Moses Asch’s 103rd birthday!
Enjoy a download of the jaunty blues improvisation "On My Way to See Moe Asch" by Champion Jack Dupree.
Just click the "FLAC" or "MP3" links below and choose "save" to download the track. Alternatively, you can right-click and choose "save target as" to get the track.