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Folk Music

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Paton plays

The Many Sides of Sandy Paton  Elektra Records (1959)  Folk songs from Scotland and the British Isles.  Charles Alexander “Sandy” Paton died in 2009 at the age of 80.

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The Holy Yodel Rounders

“Yodeling in Hi-Fi”  Westminster Records

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Sugar Pie’s guys

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!

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Outlaw blues

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.

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What the folk?

“Golden Folk Album”   (Vol. 4)     I think this is Korean but not sure.   Great cover shot though!

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A gooding Sendak

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.

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“Kiss my ass”

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“Donkey Debka”   Young Israel Sings   Ron & Nama   Elektra Records

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Don’t shoot the guitar player

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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!

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And serve with a nice Filipino Grigio

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“MGA PAKULO”   D’Big 3 Sullivans   Mavon Records   (File Under: Filipino Folk)

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Before Stonewall

“The Gay Gordon”     The Joe Gordon Folk Four”   RCA Victor

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