Smithsonian Folkways to release Vinyl Reissue Series July 27 2018 - Woody Guthrie: Struggle, Joseph Spence: Bahaman Folk Guitar, Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' Hopkins
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Introducing Folkways Vinyl Reissue Series
Say hello to the Smithsonian Folkways Vinyl Reissue Series! After plunging deep into our unrivaled collection, we have selected some of our most influential recordings for long-awaited vinyl reissue. The first installment includes three classic albums:

1. Struggle - Woody Guthrie

Originally release: 1976
Features "Hang Knot", "Pretty Boy Floyd", "Ludlow Massacre", and more!

2. Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Hopkins

Originally release: 1959
Considered one a catalyst for the "blues revival" of the 1960s

3. Bahaman Folk Guitar - Joseph Spence

Originally release: 1959
"Cult favorite" for such noted performers as Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, the Incredible String, and Brian Wilson

The series offers fans and collectors a chance to own these masterpiece albums; meticulously redesigned from original prints and materials, photos, and remastered from original LP master tapes. Each record also features the classic black textured Folkways tip-on style album jackets and the liner notes booklet that was included in the initial release.

Available July 27, but you can pre-order yours today, and for a limited time, order our first three reissues as a bundle to receive a complimentary Folkways slipmat!



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