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New tracks in Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries!

Alexander Street Press has just released 84 new albums (1,120 tracks) to Smithsonian Global Sound.

Included in this release are the Mickey Hart Collection, a 25-CD collection that preserves and furthers the Grateful Dead percussionist’s endeavor to cross borders and expand musical horizons. The albums are drawn from “The World,” a series Hart curated that incorporates his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the 25 albums form the “Endangered Music Project,” a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk.

Other releases include material from Collector Records, Cook Records, Monitor Records, and the Smithsonian Folkways Special Series, including a release of pianist Robert Prichard. Pritchard is the first African American pianist playing Western classical music ever commercially recorded and published, affording him a unique place in music history. Pritchard was classically trained by renowned master pianists, including Carl Friedberg, Robert Goldsand, and Arturo Michelangeli; he later unfolded a distinguished career as a concert pianist on several continents.

Other new recordings:

  • African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song
  • Angel in the Absinthe House: Songs in the Indoor Manner
  • Baddi Geet – Songs of the Baddi Community of Garhwal
  • Civil War Naval Songs
  • Freedom Chants from the Roof of the World The Jewish Immigrant Experience in America
  • Rappahannock Blues
  • Stickin’ With the Union: Songs from Wisconsin Labor History
  • Watergate, Vol.4: White House Horrors: The Testimony of John Mitchell, Former Attorney General of the U.S.
  • Yulya Sings Midnight in Moscow and Other Russian Hits

 Smithsonian Global Sound now includes 2,953 albums equaling 42,451 tracks.

Music Online now includes:

  • 765,691 tracks
  • 100,030 pages text reference
  • 24,977 scores (417,083 pages)
  • 897 hours of video

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