WHITE HOUSE BLUES - Outstanding Folksongs originally issued
on American 78s
These early 78 rpm disc recordings,
a selection re-released in the early 1950s, greatly influenced the beginnings
of the post-war Folksong Movement in the USA. It was at a time when the commercial
record was more easily accessible, and easier listening, to the up-and-coming
folksingers than the field recordings released by Folkways and Library of Congress.
The original selection for the first record was made by Harry Smith, an interesting
and unusual artist and visionary in his own right.
WHITE HOUSE BLUES - FRANKIE - WHEN THAT GREAT SHIP WENT DOWN
- ENGINE ONE FORTY THREE - KASSIE JONES - KASSIE JONES - DOWN ON PENNY'S FARM
- MISSISSIPPI BOWEAVIL BLUES - GOT THE FARM LAND BLUES - THE COO COO BIRD -
EAST VIRGINIA (BLUES) - MINGLEWOOD BLUES - I WISH I WAS A MOLE IN THE GROUND
- THE MOUNTAINEER'S (COUNTRY) COURTSHIP - THE SPANISH MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER (NO
SIR NO) - SINGLE GIRL MARRIED GIRL - LE VIEUX SOULARD ET SA FEMME - COUNTRY
BLUES - K.C.MOAN