Folk Song U.S.A. (Collected, Adapted and Arranged by John A. and Alan Lomax; 1966)

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Folk Song U.S.A. (Collected, Adapted and Arranged by John A. and Alan Lomax; 1966)

Postby pauldrach » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:50 am

Yesterday I found a list of recommended traditional American folk albums in Appendix III of the book specified above. I believe it's eligible:

Alan Lomax wrote:Selected List of Record Albums

The best way to learn folk singing is to listen to folk singers themselves, or, failing that, to recordings of such singers. We have, therefore, assembled a selected list of albums, commercially available, indicating in our comments which of these are the most desirable. We have not included single records in this list, since that would have made this appendix too cumbersome. We suggest, however, that, if you are interested in building a collection of folk records, you listen to all the "hill-billy" and "race" recordings you can find; they are full of folklore material.
Put yourself on the mailing list of: The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Decca Recording Company (445 Park Ave., New York City); and you will be notified of most of the new albums as they are published. These are the three main sources. If there is no larger store in your vicinity, you may order the commercial albums by mail through the Liberty Music Shop (50th and Madison Avenue, New York City). This list of albums was published in part in the Christmas issue of Vogue, 1946, and is reprinted here by permission.


As for now, I'll only give a list of the albums (without the comments) and link to some helpful web source whenever possible. The list is alphabetical by artist and thus unranked. Titles are given the way they are in the book, not the way they are on record sleeves as found in weblinks:

1. Almanac Singers - Sod-Buster Ballads - General Album #21
2. " - Deep Sea Shanties - General Album #20
3. " - Talking Union - Keynote #K 106
4. Archive of American Folk Song, Library of Congress - Folk Music of the United States series. Eleven Albums. [Note that only the initial eleven volumes are specified.]:
Album I - Anglo-American Ballads
Album II - Songs, Dance Tunes, and Spirituals
Album III - Afro-American Spirituals - Work Songs and Ballads
Album IV - Afro-American Blues and Game Songs
Album V - French Ballads, Dance Tunes, Spanish Religious Songs, and Game Songs
Album VI - Songs from the Iroquois Long House
Album VII - Anglo-American Ballads
Album VIII - Negro Work Songs and Calls
Album IX - Play and Dance Songs and Tunes
Album X - Negro Religious Songs and Services
Album XI - Sacred Harp Singing
5. Bill Bender - Frontier Ballads - Stinson Vol. 1
6. Al Brundage, caller - County Fair Square Dances - Folkcraft Album F I - with Peter Seeger, leader
7. Dan Burleigh - South Side Shake - Circle #S3
8. Calypso - Vol. 1 (Modern) - Lord Invader and Lord Beginner with Felix and His Internationals - Disc #614
Vol. II (Standard) - Lord Invader, Duke of Iron, and Macbeth with Felix and His Internationals - Disc #628
9. Richard Dyer-Bennet - Ballads - Asch #461
10. " - Ballads by the 20th Century Minstrel - Stinson S-364
11. " - Elizabethan Love Songs - Disc #609
12. Ed Durlacher - Country Dances - Sonora MS-479
13. Cousin Emmy - Kentucky Mountain Ballads - Decca #A-574
14. Tom Glazer - Olden Songs - Keynote #K-131
15. Woody Guthrie - Ballads from the Dust Bowl - Disc #610
16. " - Songs to Grow On - Disc #605
17. " - Stinson #347
18. " - Stinson #347 [Yes, they're both given as Stinson #347. I can't find further information on that album. I believe the second one may be this. It can't be the first one since the specified songs don't match.]
19. " - Folksay, I - Stinson #332
20. Paul Hunt and Rock Candy Mountaineers - Square Dances (without calls) - Disc #631
21. Burl Ives - Ballads and Folksongs - Decca #A-407
22. " - Ballads and Folk Songs, II - Decca #A431
23. " - The Wayfaring Stranger - Columbia #C-103
24. " - The Wayfaring Stranger - Asch #345
25. Lonnie Johnson - Blues - Disc #710
26. Tony Kraber - The Old Chisholm Trail - Keynote #104
27. Leadbelly - Negro Folk Song - Disc #660
28. " - Negro Sinful Songs - Musicraft #31
29. Leadbelly, Cisco Houston, and Woody Guthrie - Midnight Special - Disc #726
30. Bess Lomax, Pete Seeger, Butch Hawes, Tom Glazer - America's Favorite Songs - Disc #607
31. Alan Lomax, ed. - Listen to our Story - Brunswick No. B-1024
32. " - Mountain Frolic - Decca #B-1025
33. John A. Lomax, ed. - Smoky Mountain Ballads - Victor P79
34. John Jacob Niles - Seven Joys of Mary - Disc #732
35. " - Early American Ballads - Victor #604
36. " - Early American Carols and Folk Songs - Victor #718
37. Ralph Page and his New England Orchestra - Square Dances with Calls - Disc #630
38. Susan Reed - Folk Songs and Ballads - Victor #1086
39. " - Folk Songs and Ballads, Vol. II - Victor #1107
40. Tex Ritter - Tex Ritter - Capitol #BD27
41. Carson Robison and his Pleasant Valley Boys - Square Dances - Victor P-155
42. Earl Rogers - Folk Songs of New England - Musicraft #M68
43. Earl Robinson - Americana - Keynote #132
44. Carl Sandburg - Cowboy Songs and Negro Spirituals - Decca No. A-356
45. Pete Seeger, Cisco Houston, Charity Bailey, and Leadbelly - School Days - Disc #604
46. Peter Seeger, Lee Hays, Dock Reese, Hally Wood, Butch Hawes - Roll the Union On - Disc #370
47. Lloyd Shaw and Alan Lomax - Cowboy Dances - Decca No. A-524, American Folk Music Series
48. Montana Taylor - Barrel House Blues - Circle #S2
49. Thrasher Wonders and Two Gospel Keys - Spirituals - Disc #658
50. Conrad Thibault - Roustabout Songs - Decca #451
51. Merle Travis - Folk Songs of the Hills - Capitol #AD50
52. Union Boys - Songs for Victory - Stinson #346
53. Frank Warner - Hudson Valley Songs - Disc #661
54. Josh White - Folk Songs - Asch #358
55. " - Ballads and Blues - Decca #A447
56. " - Ballads and Blues, II - Decca #A-611
57. " - Strange Fruit - Keynote #125
58. Josh White, Dick Bennett, Eithne Golden, George Edwards, Aino Karelia, Adolf Stark - Ballads - Stinson #560
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Re: Folk Song U.S.A. (Collected, Adapted and Arranged by John A. and Alan Lomax; 1966)

Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:51 pm

Great find!
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