Catalogue description World Music

This record is held by Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

Details of MS 4000/5/1/20
Reference: MS 4000/5/1/20
Title: World Music

The tapes are arranged as follows:


MS 4000/5/1/20/1-7 and 7a International song and music 1954-1956; 1964


released by record companies, e.g. Decca,


Folkways, Ethnic Folkways; and sea




MS 4000/5/1/20/8-10 Gambian traditional folk song and 1956; 1974-1975


Music; interviews about China


and the Revolution; English traditional




MS 4000/5/1/20/11-14 African and South Indian song and 1963


Music, some released by record




MS 4000/5/1/20/15-19 West Indian music and song 1963-1966


with the Stewart family of


Harborne, Birmingham


MS 4000/5/1/20/20-22 Indian music [ & extracts from 1966-1975


radio ballad 'On The Edge']


MS 4000/5/1/20/23-24 Buddhist and Tibetan chants 1968


MS 4000/5/1/20/25-26 Greek music and folk song 1963


MS 4000/5/1/20/27-28 Various: Vlachic folk song and 1963; 1968


East/West Dance Music; Group


music from various countries


MS 4000/5/1/20/29 Byzantine Hymn n.d.

Held by: Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Administrative / biographical background:

This collection of recordings comprises a wide variety of examples of traditional music and song from across the world. arrangement: The tapes are arranged as far as possible by the country of origin (International general; Gambia; Africa and South India; West Indies; India; Tibet; Greece; various). One of the recordings of Gambian traditional folk song and music also includes brief interviews of people by Charles Parker on China and the Revolution (MS 4000/5/1/20/9). Some of the recordings have been released on record labels such as Decca, Folkways and Ethnic Folkways Library or as BBC radio recordings and this has been noted in the title of each catalogue description.

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