Moses Asch created Folkways Records in 1948 to document the beautiful and extraordinary diversity of human expression through sound.
From Chicago’s Maxwell Street to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, it can be a dog eat dog world.
In the 1980s, clothing was optional at Madison Wisconsin’s Nottingham Coop.
In the late 1980s, Club Dreamerz on Milwaukee Avenue marked Wicker Park’s transition from old immigrant neighborhood to trendy tech hub.
With the help of festivals like the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Cajun music saw a revival in the 1960s and 70s. Many of the voices from this revival were captured in Les Blank’s poetic J’ai Été Au Bal and Alan Lomax’s more historical Cajun Country.