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American Folk Blues Festival 1964 Fontana Records (UK) Recorded in the Musikhalle in Hamburg that year including Sonny Boy Williamson, Sugar Pie Desanto, Howlin Wolf and others. Courtesy of Chess Records. GO Sugar go!
Not to be confused with the Sonny Rollins LP of the same name! Here’s “Way Out West“ by the Scottish folksinger Alex Campbell Arc Records (UK) (1963) A four-track EP with “Jesse James,” “The Old Chisolm Trail,” “The Streets of Loredo,” and “The Wabash Cannonball” featuring the Gunslingers, Gerry Loughran (guitar), Royd Rivers (harmonica), David Laibman (guitar, 5-string banjo), Ian McCann (mandolo, mandolin, autoharp) Read more and listen here! Great cover illustration here by an uncredited designer – reminds me of some great Polish and Czech poster art.
“Golden Folk Album” (Vol. 4) I think this is Korean but not sure. Great cover shot though!
Cynthia Gooding Sings Turkish and Spanish Folk Songs Elektra Records (1953) Cover Illustration by Maurice (“Where the Wild Things Are” and “In the Night Kitchen”) Sendak. These drawings remind me of Edward Gorey a bit. Many great artists and illustrators did covers early in their careers – both records and books. Search the site for Gorey, Warhol, Crumb, Ben Shahn, Miro and on and on.
Bruce Murdoch “33 1/3 Revolutions Per Minute” Stormy Forest Records (1971) Canadian folky. Here’s a nice post about this record. Thanks again to Joe in Maine!