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During his nearly 40-year tenure with Folkways Records, Moe Asch, the company's founder, amassed a catalogue of almost 2,200 recordings that had expanded the definition of American folk music and introduced listeners to sounds from every corner of the world. This biography provides a complete look at this iconoclastic figure.

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