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Theodore Bikel A Folksinger's Choice

Sleeve:A Folksinger's Choice

Elektra EKL 250 (Mono) EKS 7250 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Haul Away Joe
  • Damsel Of 19 Years Old
  • Dance To Your Daddy
  • Vicar of Bray
  • Charladies Ball
  • Trooper and the Maid
  • Tail Toddle
  • Away with Rum
  • Highland Muster Roll
  • Wallaby Stew
  • Co-operative Cookies
  • Springhill Mine Disaster
  • Limerick Rake
  • The 42nd
  • Calton Weaver
  • Come Away Melinda

Jim McGuinn plays banjo on this album.

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 1

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Elektra EKL 251 (Mono) EKS 7251 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Car Skid
  • Car Skid and Crash
  • Car Sequence
  • Car Stops, Engine Idles, Shuts Off
  • Car Door Closes
  • Car Horn
  • Sports Car Horn
  • Throaty Car Horn
  • Traffic
  • Bus
  • Motor Cycle
  • Truck
  • Tractor
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Water Pours into Glass
  • Pop Bottle Sequence
  • Washing Machine
  • Bath Being Drawn
  • Shower
  • Tea Kettle Sequence
  • Lawn Mower, Hand Type
  • Children Playing in School Yard
  • Baby Cries
  • Telephone Rings Five Times
  • Telephone Sequence #1
  • Telephone Sequence #2
  • Telephone Busy Signal Sequence
  • Carnival Midway
  • Shooting Gallery
  • Roller Coaster
  • Parade, Marching Band Passes
  • Bowling Sequence
  • Bowling Alleys
  • Sports Car Race
  • Horse Race
  • Door Buzzer
  • Door chimes
  • Key in Lock
  • Door Opens and Closes
  • Screen Door Opens and Closes
  • Squeaky Door Opens and Closes

The series started with (literally) a bang since the skidding-crashing car proved to be a very popular effect.

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 2

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Elektra EKL 252 (Mono) EKS 7252 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Diesel Train
  • Steam Locomotive
  • Steam Train Passes
  • Steam Train Approaches, Stops
  • Railroad Car
  • Passenger Train Passes Rapidly
  • Grand Central Station
  • Subway Sequence, Exterior
  • Subway Sequence, Interior
  • Rooster Crows Three Times
  • Horse Walks and Whinnies
  • Dog Barking
  • Dog Howling
  • Cows Mooing
  • Chicken Coop
  • Tropical Birds
  • Coyote Howls
  • Horse Whinnies
  • Squeaky Water Pump
  • Chopping Wood
  • Milking Machine
  • Gong, One Stroke
  • Gong, Seven Strokes
  • Cuckoo Clock Strikes Twelve
  • Big Ben Strikes Twelve
  • Small Clock Ticking
  • Cheap Alarm Clock Ticking
  • Ticking, then Alarm
  • Alarm Only
  • Grandfather Clock Strikes Twelve
  • Scool Bell or Town Crier Bell
  • News Presses, High Speed
  • News Presses, Moderate Speed
  • City Room
  • Teletypes
  • Linotype Machine
  • Busy Office Area
  • Standard Typewriter
  • IBM Electric Typewriter
  • Cash Register, Modern Type
  • Cash Register, Old Crank Type
  • Adding Machine Sequence
  • Calculator

Steam train sounds were recorded by the legendary O Winston Link and the newspaper sounds were recorded at the New York Daily News.

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 3

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Elektra EKL 253 (Mono) EKS 7253 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • 4 engined piston airliner starts up, taxis
  • 4 engined piston airliner take off
  • World War II fighter
  • 707 jet take-off
  • 707 jet landing
  • Piston airliner landing
  • F-100 jet fighter take off
  • F-100 subsonic fly by
  • F-100 sonic boom
  • Multi-engined pistion aircraft passes overhead
  • Helicopter passes overhead
  • Rocket countdown and blast off
  • Expectant crowd noise
  • Applauding audience, large gathering
  • Cafeteria background
  • Pneumatic drill
  • General construction
  • Construction crane
  • Fire alarm
  • Fire engine passes with bell clanging
  • Fire scene
  • Steamship blast
  • Diesel engine room
  • Ferry Boat
  • Ferry boat, deck perspective
  • Surf
  • Seagulls
  • Reville bugle call
  • Assembly
  • Retreat
  • Taps
  • Air raid alert
  • Air raid all clear
  • Machine guns and mixed rifle fire
  • Battle, overall perspective
  • Factory
  • Metal lathe
  • Hammering
  • Hacksaw
  • Sawing wood
  • Two-cycle motor

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 4

Sleeve:Authentic Sound Effects Vol 4

Elektra EKL 254 (Mono) EKS 7254 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Symphony orchestra tuning
  • Trumpet fanfare #1
  • Trumpet fanfare #2
  • Cathedral
  • Carousel
  • Airport control tower
  • light plane
  • Bacon frying
  • Film projector
  • Sleigh with bells
  • Bubbles
  • Department store
  • Theatre Lobby
  • Tire pump
  • San Francisco cable car
  • Windshield wipers
  • Vokswagen
  • Bell buoy
  • Diving board, swimming sequence
  • Freight elevator
  • Pile driver
  • Cement mixer
  • Steam shovel
  • Factory whistle
  • Power saw
  • Bugler's charge
  • Hunting horn
  • Office safe sequence
  • Key cutting machine
  • Barroom brawl
  • Prize fight, large arena
  • Ducks
  • Elephants
  • Pigs
  • Sea lions
  • Lion house at zoo
  • Monkey house
  • Bird cage
  • City catastrophe
  • New Year's Eve in Times Square
  • New Year's Eve #2

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 5

Sleeve:Authentic Sound Effects Vol 5

Elektra EKL 255 (Mono) EKS 7255 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Thunderstorm
  • Rainy Night in City
  • Rain
  • Blizzard
  • Crocket Background
  • Sheep
  • Bullfrog
  • Mean Cat
  • Mockingbird
  • Rattletrap Car
  • Elevated Train Passes By
  • Submarine Sequence
  • Aircraft Carrier, Primary Flight Control
  • Bullfight Sequence
  • Niagara Falls
  • Police Whistles
  • Hospital Operating Room
  • Church Bells
  • Joyous Bells
  • Mission Bells
  • Foghorn
  • Champagne Cork Pops
  • Bon Voyage Sequence
  • Ship Churning Through Water
  • Creaking Ship
  • Pinball Machine
  • Calliope
  • Music Box
  • Ethereal Space Sounds
  • Stock Exchange
  • Las Vegas: Slot Machines
  • Crap Tables
  • Wheel of Fortune Spins
  • Roulette
  • Coin Counting and Sorting Machine
  • Walking on Gravel

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 6

Sleeve:Authentic Sound Effects Vol 6

Elektra EKL 256 (Mono) EKS 7256 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Major league baseball game
  • Ping pong
  • Tennis match
  • Skeet shooting
  • Pool game
  • Handball game
  • Public address system feedback
  • Static
  • Tuning the short wave radio band
  • Oscillator
  • Car laboring uphill
  • Car pulling tin cans
  • Western gun battle
  • Horse gallops by
  • Stage coach passes
  • Stage coach, driver's perspective
  • Indian war dance
  • Light plane take-off
  • Light plane interior
  • Instrument approach and landing
  • Seaplane taxi and take-off
  • Dive bomber
  • Dog fight, WWII aircraft
  • Stunting airplane
  • Plane crash
  • Model plane
  • Trolley car
  • Railroad cars coupling
  • Freight yard
  • Model electric train
  • Rowboat
  • Motor launch
  • Motor launch wake
  • Outboard motor
  • Water lapping

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 7

Sleeve:Authentic Sound Effects Vol 7

Elektra EKL 257 (Mono) EKS 7257 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Machine Gun
  • Machine Guns With Explosions
  • Grenades And Mortar Fire
  • Pistol Shots, Random Fire - with slight ricochet action
  • Pistol Shots, Rapid Fire
  • Explosions
  • Rocket Launcher
  • 21 Gun Salute
  • M1 Rifles
  • Soldiers Marching
  • Manual Of Arms
  • Precision Drill Team Sounds Off - drill team marches off into distance and returns
  • Truck Convoy Passing
  • Tank Maneuvering
  • Tank - driver's perspective
  • String Of Firecrackers
  • Fireworks
  • Police Siren Approaches
  • Coal Truck Unloading
  • Car Wash - automatic type in which car moves along a conveyor
  • Garbage Truck Sequence
  • Tobacco Auction
  • Supermarket Checkout Counter
  • Blacksmith's Shop
  • Garage And Bodyshop
  • Dry Cleaning Plant
  • Gasoline Pump - attendant removes gas cap from car, pumps gas, replaces hose, re
  • Oil Well Drilling Rig
  • Dentist's Drill - sound of water running in circular sink in background
  • Burglar Alarm
  • Cloth Tearing
  • Paper Tearing
  • Roaring Fire - can be used for Forest Fire effect when played at high volume
  • Balloon Sequence - balloons are blown up and then burst one by one
  • Goblet Smashing
  • Window Breaking
  • Plate Glass Breaking
  • Riveting
  • Earth Shovel

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 8

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Elektra EKL 258 (Mono) EKS 7258 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Overstuffed closet
  • Electric shaver
  • Water running into sink
  • Dripping Faucet
  • Can opener
  • Electric grinding wheel
  • Knife sharpener
  • Coffee percolator
  • Dinner triangle
  • Dishwasher
  • Pepper mill
  • Griddle
  • Home air conditioner
  • Carpet sweeper
  • Restaurant kitchen
  • Garbage disposal
  • Ice pick
  • Cocktail shaker sequence
  • Cocktail party background
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Refridgerator door
  • Toilet flushing
  • Electric drill
  • Hand sanding
  • Toothbrush
  • Brushing hair
  • Aerosol
  • Window shade
  • Venetian blind
  • Sewing machine
  • Atomiser
  • Coughing (female)
  • Coughing (male)
  • Laughing (female)
  • Laughing (male)
  • Yawn
  • Snoring
  • Sneezes
  • Woman's terrorised screams
  • Body falling downstairs
  • Body falling downstairs, victim groans
  • Happy baby
  • Children's party

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 9

Sleeve:Authentic Sound Effects Vol 9

Elektra EKL 259 (Mono) EKS 7259 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Lumber Yard
  • Bank Interior
  • Metal Gate Closes
  • Revolving Door
  • Turnstile
  • Airport Terminal Building
  • Turboprop Start Up
  • Turboprop Taxis
  • Jet Airliner Interior
  • Helicopter Start Up And Take Off
  • Helicopter Approach And Landing
  • Helicopter Flight, Interior Perspective
  • Strafing From Low-Flying Fight
  • Light Plane Interior
  • Door Buzzer
  • Rai Road Crossing Bell
  • Escaping Steam
  • Boiling Water
  • Water Wheel
  • Water Cooler
  • Bottling Plant
  • Good Humor Truck
  • Atomic Bomb
  • Geiger Counter
  • Anti -Aircraft Barrage
  • Shotgun Blasts Rapid
  • Double-Barrel Shotgun
  • Building Demolition
  • Bosun's Whistle
  • Anchor Lowering
  • Splash
  • Anchor Being Raised
  • Ship's Bells Strike Hour
  • Sonar Pings
  • Earthquake Tremor
  • Avalanche
  • Volcano
  • Metal Crash
  • Whip Cracks
  • Walking Down Hall
  • Heartbeats
  • Hospital Waiting Room

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 10

Sleeve:Authentic Sound Effects Vol 10

Elektra EKL 260 (Mono) EKS 7260 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • College Cheers - "Hold that line," "Block that kick"
  • Football Game - the excitement, cheers, etc., as a touchdown is made
  • Locker Room
  • Wrestling Match - boos, catcalls, Bronx cheers with occasional scattered applaus
  • Political Convention - general hullabaloo, demonstrations, etc.
  • Integration Rally - shouts of "Freedom now," "Jim Crow must go"
  • Audience Laugh Sequences - eight sequences with varying intensity and character
  • New York Street Vendor
  • Blowtorch
  • Gears Stripping
  • Shutter Banging
  • Fencing Match
  • Turkeys
  • Hoot Owl
  • Crow
  • Kennel
  • Camel
  • Hyena
  • Parrot - says "Hello"
  • Tropical Birds
  • Baboons
  • Chimpanzee
  • Audio Oscillator, 3 Sweeps
  • Jungle Drums
  • Voodoo Ritual - recorded by Maya Deren
  • Metronome, Three Tempi
  • Snare Drum Flourish
  • Drum Roll - three times
  • Cymbal Clash
  • Wedding March, Processional
  • Wedding March, Recessional
  • Funeral March - played on organ
  • Muffled Drums
  • Ruffles And Flourishes
  • Hail To The Chief
  • Morse Code Transmission
  • Telegraph Click Sounder - of the type used at many older railroad installations
  • Bells
  • Chimes Tolling Hour
  • Carillon Christmas Chimes

The college cheers track was amongst the many effects used on the Beatles' 'Revolution Number Nine' track on the White Album.

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 11 (Paris and Venice)

Sleeve:Authentic Sound Effects Vol 11 (Paris and Venice)

Elektra EKL 261 (Mono) EKS 7261 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Paris: Place de la Concorde
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Le Metro
  • Flea Market
  • Merry-go-round in Tuileries
  • Open Air Puppet Show
  • Pétanque
  • Café de la Floré
  • Restaurant
  • Night Traffic
  • Siren
  • Apache Dancing
  • Les Halles Market 3:00 am
  • Gare du Nord
  • Orly Airport
  • Venice: Grande Canal Traffic
  • San Marco Square at Noon
  • Express Motor Launch Trip
  • Vaporetto Ride
  • Boat Dock
  • "School's Out"
  • San Marco 5:00 pm
  • Billiard Parlor
  • Accademia Bridge at Night
  • Canal Scene
  • Gondolier
  • Milan Airport

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 12 (Rome and Madrid)

Sleeve:Authentic Sound Effects Vol 12 (Rome and Madrid)

Elektra EKL 262 (Mono) EKS 7262 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Rome: Borsa (Rome Stock Exchange)
  • Traffic
  • St Peter's at Noon
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Roman Restaurant
  • Streetcar Ride
  • Department Store
  • Outdoor Movie
  • Borghese Gardens (Noon)
  • Fontata di Trevi
  • Flea Market
  • Telephone Sequence
  • Rome Radio Dial
  • RR Terminal, Overall Perspective
  • Station Platform
  • Electric Train
  • Train through Tunnel
  • Fiumicino Airport
  • Madrid: Bicycle Race
  • Rastro
  • Sound Trucks at San Ysidro Festival
  • Verbena Madrilena
  • Hotel Lobby
  • Telephone Ringing
  • Pelota Match
  • Outdoor Café
  • Flamenco Guitarist (Sabicas)
  • Lotery Seller
  • Angry Stadium Crowd
  • Restaurant
  • Radio Time Signal
  • Madrid Radio Dial

Sound Effects Authentic Sound Effects Vol 13 (London)

Sleeve:Authentic Sound Effects Vol 13 (London)

Elektra EKL 263 (Mono) EKS 7263 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Buskers in Leicester Square
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • News hawkers in Picadilly
  • Prospect of Whitby pub
  • Cricket Match
  • Double-decker bus
  • Billingsgate Fish Market
  • Westminster carillion
  • Big Ben strikes noon
  • Big Ben strikes midnight
  • Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park
  • Telephone Box
  • Petticoat Lane
  • Auction at Christie's
  • Underground
  • Battersea Amusement Park
  • Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Blind buskers

Various Artists The Blues Project

Sleeve:The Blues Project

Elektra EKL 264 (Mono) EKS 7264 (Stereo)

Released: March 1964

Production: Paul A Rothchild and Jac Holzman

  • Dave Ray: Fixin' To Die
  • Eric Von Schmidt: Blow Whistle Blow
  • John Koerner: My Little Woman
  • Geoff Muldaur: Ginger Man
  • Dave Van Ronk: Bad Dream Blues
  • Ian Buchanan: Winding Boy
  • Danny Kalb: I'm Troubled
  • Mark Spoelstra: France Blues
  • Dave Van Ronk: Don't You Leave Me Here
  • Geoff Muldaur: Devil Got My Woman
  • John Koerner: Southbound Train
  • Geoff Muldaur: Downtown Blues
  • Dave Ray: Leavin' Here Blues
  • Danny Kalb: Hello Baby Blues
  • Mark Spoelstra: She's Gone
  • Dave Ray: Slappin' On My Black Cat Bone

Bob Landy, who appears on this album playing 'Treble Piano' on the track 'Downtown Blues', is really Bob Dylan. This album generously points the listener to many other blues recordings, including John Hammond Jnr's excellent debut on Vanguard.

The Dillards Live!!! Almost!!!

Sleeve:Live!!! Almost!!!

Elektra EKL 265 (Mono) EKS 7265 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jim Dickson

  • Black-Eyed Susie
  • Never See My Home Again
  • There Is A Time
  • Old Blue
  • Sinkin' Creek
  • The Whole Word Round
  • Liberty!
  • Dixie Breakdown
  • Walkin' Down The Line
  • Jody's Tune
  • Pretty Polly
  • Taters In Sandy Land/Gimme Chaw T'Baccer
  • Buckin' Mule

Recorded at the Mecca in Los Angeles.

Jean Carignan The Folk Fidler who Electrified the Newport Folk Festival

Sleeve:The Folk Fidler who Electrified the Newport Folk Festival

Elektra EKL 266 (Mono) EKS 7266 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Jac Holzman with the assistance of Sam Gesser

  • Hangman's Reel
  • Gaspe Reel
  • Le Rossignol
  • Medley: G Scott Skinner
  • La Ronfleuse Gobeil
  • Irish Medley: Jigs
  • Porteau Blanc
  • La Bastringue
  • Devil's Dream
  • Mason's Apron
  • Irish Medley: Reels
  • Bagpipe On Violin
  • Lord Gordon's Reel
  • Van Dam's Hornpipe
  • Bonnie Kate
  • Bird In The Tree

With Phillip Bruneau (accordian), Marcel Roy (piano), Rodolphe Carignan (guitar) and Jean Ferland (bass). The sleeve title isn't stated on the label; presumably because there isn't enough room!

Koerner, Ray & Glover Lots More Blues, Rags and Hollers

Sleeve:Lots More Blues, Rags and Hollers

Elektra EKL 267 (Mono) EKS 7267 (Stereo)

Released: June 1964

Production: Jac Holzman and Paul Rothchild with the assistance of Paul Nelson

  • Black Dog
  • Whomp Bom
  • Black Betty
  • Honey Bee
  • Crazy Fool
  • Keep Your Hands Off Her
  • Duncan And Brady
  • Fine Soft Land
  • Red Cross Store
  • Lady Day
  • Freeze To Me, Mama
  • Ted Mack Rag
  • Fannin Street
  • Love Bug
  • Can't Get My Rest At Night
  • What's The Matter With The Mill

CD Reissue on Red House Records.

The Ian Campbell Folk Group The Ian Campbell Folk Group

Sleeve:The Ian Campbell Folk Group

Elektra EKL 268 (Mono) EKS 7268 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Nathan Joseph and Bill Leader

  • Twa Recruiting Sergeants
  • Down In The Coal Mine
  • Gartan Mother's Lullaby
  • Bells Of Rhymney
  • Apprentice's Song
  • Instrumental Medley
  • Rockin' The Cradle
  • Johnny Lad
  • Blow Boys Blow
  • The Keel Row
  • The Unquiet Grave
  • To Hear The Nightingale Sing
  • Drover's Dream
  • Rocky Road To Dublin/Drops Of Brandy
  • Waters Of Tyne
  • Wee Cooper O'Fife

Licensed from Transatlantic Records, UK. The Ian Campbell Folk Group epitomised trad folk singing in the UK in the early 60s. This was, in turn, legendarily epitomised by bearded singers with one hand cupped over an ear and the other holding a pint of beer ... and wearing a thick-knit sweater: Ian seemed to fit the bill perfectly. Transatlantic was run by another Jewish folk fan, Nat Joseph, and filled a similar niche for good folk albums as Elektra. Group members included Dave Swarbrick. The original UK release was 'This Is the Ian Campbell Folk Group!' on Transatlantic TRA 110. The track order was changed for US release and two tracks ('The Jute Mill Song ' and 'Homeward Bound' - a Campbell song not Paul Simon) were omitted. The sleeve design was also changed: a montage of individual faces on the UK cover was replaced by a group shot. Another version of the UK issue exists as 'Presenting the Ian Campbell Folk Group' on Contour 2870 314.

Phil Ochs All The News That's Fit To Sing

Sleeve:All The News That's Fit To Sing

Elektra EKL 269 (Mono) EKS 7269 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

  • One More Parade
  • The Thresher
  • Talking Vietnam
  • Lou Marsh
  • Power and The Glory
  • Celia
  • The Bells
  • Automation Song
  • Ballad Of William Worthy
  • Knock On The Door
  • Talking Cuban Crisis
  • Bound For Glory
  • Too Many Martyrs
  • What's That I Hear

The Christian Tabernacle Church of New York City with Reverend WM O'Neil Swing Hallelujah

Sleeve:Swing Hallelujah

Elektra EKL 270 (Mono) EKS 7270 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

  • Everytime I Feel the Spirit
  • Live, Live, Live
  • To Me, It's So Wonderful
  • King Jesus Is Calling You
  • Wings
  • Praise Ye the Lord
  • 23rd Psalm
  • Do You Know Him?
  • Joy Bells
  • Down By the Riverside

From 125th Street in Harlem

Woody Guthrie Library Of Congress Recordings

Sleeve:Library Of Congress Recordings

Elektra EKL 271/2 (Mono)

Released: 1964

  • Lost Train Blues
  • Railroad Blues
  • Rye Whiskey
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Beaumont Rag
  • Greenback Dollar
  • Boll Weevil Song
  • So Long It's Been Good To Know You
  • Talking Dust Bowl Blues
  • Do-Re-Mi
  • Hard Times
  • Pretty Boy Floyd
  • They Laid Jesus Christ In His Grave
  • Jolly Banker
  • I Ain't Got No Home
  • Dirty Overalls
  • Chain Around My Leg
  • Worried Man Blues
  • Lonesome Valley
  • Walkin' Down That Railroad Line
  • Goin' Down That Road Feelin' Bad
  • Dust Storm Disaster
  • Foggy Mountain Top
  • Dust Pneumonia Blues
  • California Blues
  • Dust Bowl Refugees
  • Will Rogers Highway
  • Los Angeles New Year's Flood

Boxed set of three records with a booklet. The Library of Congress recordings have been issued inumerable times because they are freely available due to a quirk in US copyright. Usually the releases make little attempt to clean up the sound, which was recorded on location (called 'field recordings') using disc or wire recorders before tape became available. Jac Holzman wanted to issue the recordings of Guthrie and Leadbelly with a bit more care and attention to detail and spent a lot of time personally editing and cleaning up the source material.

Joseph Spence Happy All The Time

Sleeve:Happy All The Time

Elektra EKL 273 (Mono)

Released: 1964

  • Out On The Rollin' Sea
  • Bimini Gal
  • We Shall Be Happy
  • Crow
  • Diamond On Earth
  • Uncle Lou/No Lazy Man
  • How I Love Jesus
  • Conch Ain't Got No Bone
  • I Am Living On The Hallelujah Side

Recorded in Nassau, Bahamas. Joseph was recorded at home on portable equipment and his stylish and ideosyncratic playing and singing is counterpointed by the sound of his wife, joining in from (we're told) the kitchen.

Jean Redpath Laddie Lie Near Me

Sleeve:Laddie Lie Near Me

Elektra EKL 274 (Mono) EKS 7274 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

  • Tha Mi Sgith
  • Crookit Bawbee
  • Laddie Lie Near Me
  • Johnnie Cope
  • Lassie Wi' The Yellow Coatie
  • Ca' The Yowes
  • Dainty Davy
  • Gin I Were A Baron's Heir
  • Quiet Land Of Erin
  • Rothesay Bay
  • Dream Angus
  • Johnnie Lad
  • Robinadair
  • Sleeps Moon In Deep Blue Sky
  • Ploughboy O
  • O Wert Thou In The Cauld Blast

Juan Serrano Bravo Serrano!

Sleeve:Bravo Serrano!

Elektra EKL 275 (Mono) EKS 7275 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

  • Puerta Oscura
  • Etude No 2
  • Memories Of Carmen Amaya
  • Alix
  • Rumores Del Convento
  • Modern Rhythm
  • Zapateado
  • Alegrias II
  • Mi Longa
  • Sevillanas
  • Compana (Soleares)

Various Artists Old Time Banjo Project

Sleeve:Old Time Banjo Project

Elektra EKL 276 (Mono) EKS 7276 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Paul A Rothchild

  • Allan Block, Bill Vanaver, Ralph Smith, Rory Block: Old Molly Hare
  • John Cohen, Penny Cohen: John Booker
  • Bill Vanaver: Ramblin' Hobo
  • Bob Siggins, Allan Block: Old Jimmy Sutton
  • Hank Schwartz: Brighter Day
  • Peter Siegel: Waterbound
  • Allan Block, Walter Gundy, Bill Vanaver, Eric Thompson: Chicken Reel
  • John Cohen: Pateroller Song
  • Hank Schwartz: Johnson and Dixon
  • Winnie Winston: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Bob Siggins: Skillet Good And Greasy
  • Winnie Winston, Walter Gundy, Eric Thompson: Reuben's Train
  • Peter Siegel, Allan Block, Ralph Smith: Mississippi Sawyer
  • Winnie Winston: Spanish Fandango
  • Peter Siegel, John Cohen: Bill Mason
  • Bill Vanaver, Penny Cohen: Colored Aristocracy
  • Peer Siegel: Soldier's Joy
  • John Cohen, Penny Cohen: John Johanna
  • Winnie Winston: John Henry
  • Bob Siggins, Bill Vannaver: Don't You Cry, Melinda
  • Hank Schwartz, John Cohen: Banging Breakdown
  • Peter Siegel, John Cohen: I Don't Reckon That'll Happen
  • John Cohen: Last Chance
  • Bill Vannaver, Ralph Smith: Paddie On The Turnpike

Tom Paxton Ramblin' Boy

Sleeve:Ramblin' Boy

Elektra EKL 277 (Mono) EKS 7277 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

Production: Paul Rothchild

  • A Job Of Work
  • A Rumblin In The Land
  • When Morning Breaks
  • Daily News
  • What Did You Learn In School Today
  • The Last Thing On My Mind
  • Harper
  • Fare Thee Well, Cisco
  • I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
  • High Sheriff Of Hazard
  • My Lady's A Wild Flying Dove
  • Standing On The Edge Of Town
  • I'm Bound For The Mountains and The Sea
  • Goin' To The Zoo
  • Ramblin' Boy

Some songs are so strong that they single-handedly overshadow a body of work. Tom Paxton's 'Last Thing on my Mind' was such a song, and from that moment on there were few 1960s folk clubs where someone didn't get up and sing it, or 'Bottle of Wine' or some other Paxton composition. In the longer term however, it's his children's songs that may last longest. What we risk forgetting is his wonderful sense of humour.

Hamilton Camp Paths Of Victory

Sleeve:Paths Of Victory

Elektra EKL 278 (Mono) EKS 7278 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

  • Guess I'm Doin Fine
  • Girl Of The North Country
  • The Rubaiyat
  • Walkin' Down The Line
  • A Satisfied Mind
  • Pride of Man
  • Get Together
  • Innisfree
  • Long Time Gone
  • Only A Hobo
  • Irish Poetry (The Lonely; The Strangers Grave)
  • Tomorrow Is A Long Time
  • Paths Of Victory

This album is notable for being the place to find some of Bob Dylan's less well-known early works.

Various Artists The Iron Muse

Sleeve:The Iron Muse

Elektra EKL 279 (Mono)

Released: 1964

Production: A L Loyd

  • A L Loyd: The Celebrated Working Man
  • Bob Davenport: Collier Rant
  • Anne Briggs:The Recruited Collier
  • A L Loyd: Pit Boss
  • Louis Killen: Banks Of Dee
  • Bob Davenport: Row Between The Cages
  • Bob Devenport: The Durham Lockout
  • Louis Killen: The Blackleg Miner
  • Matt McGinn: Donibristle Moss Moran Disaster
  • Celebrated Working Man's Band: Miners' Dance Tunes
  • Celebrated Working Man's Band: Weaver March
  • A L Loyd: Weaver And The Factory Maid
  • Ray Fisher: The Spinner's Wedding
  • A L Loyd: Poor Cotton Wayver
  • Matt McGinn: Swan Necked Valve
  • Anne Briggs: The Doffing Mistress
  • Matt McGinn: Foreman O'Rourke
  • Ray Fisher: Dundee Lassie
  • Louis Killen: Farewell To The Monty
  • Celebrated Working Man's Band: Miners' Dance Tunes

Licensed from Topic Record in the UK with a booklet giving notes on the songs, written by A L (Bert) Lloyd.

In the mid-60s, the era of the oppressed worker seemed as much a part of British industry's past as the grimy and foggy urban view on the cover of this album. Then came the miners' strike in the 80s and the Blackleg Miner didn't seem so outdated after all.

Judy Collins Judy Collins Concert

Sleeve:Judy Collins Concert

Elektra EKL 280 (Mono) EKS 7280 (Stereo)

Released: 1965

Production: Jac Holzman and Mark Abramson

  • Winter Sky
  • The Last Thing on my Mind
  • Tear Down the Walls
  • Bonnie Boy is Young
  • Me and my Uncle
  • Wild Rippling Water
  • The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  • My Ramblin' Boy
  • Red-Winged Blackbird
  • Coal Tattoo
  • Cruel Mother
  • Bottle of Wine
  • Medger Evers Lullaby
  • Hey, Nelly, Nelly

Theodore Bikel Yiddish Theatre and Folk Songs

Sleeve:Yiddish Theatre and Folk Songs

Elektra EKL 281 (Mono) EKS 7281 (Stereo)

Released: 1964

  • A Chasene Tants
  • Doina
  • Beygelach
  • Di Grine Kuzine
  • A Pintale
  • Dire-Gelt
  • A Finf-Un-Tsvantsiger
  • Got Fun Avrohom
  • Kalt Vasser
  • Oem Milner's Treren
  • Machatonim
  • Shabes Shabes
  • Machateyneste Mayne
  • Mayn Shtetele Belz
  • Yossel Der Klezmer
  • A Kleyn Melamedl

Ensemble Of Bulgarian Republic Music Of Bulgaria

Sleeve:Music Of Bulgaria

Elektra EKL 282 (Mono)

Released: 1965

  • Mother Has Decided To Marry Me Off
  • Theodora Is Dozing
  • Chope Dance
  • The Moon Shines
  • Trio Of Bagpipes (Bulgarian Themes)
  • A Young Girl At Parting
  • Niagol Talks To Milka
  • The Bird Has Come
  • Fida Is Sleepy
  • Well Now Pretrounko
  • Come To Supper Tonight, Rada
  • Bulgarian Suite
  • Rank Weeds
  • Stoyan Comes Back To Constantinople
  • The Drums Roll
  • They Are Going Across The Forest
  • Theodora Have You Had Supper?
  • Lana Has Been Surprised in the Night

Recorded in Paris in 1955. Reissued on Nonesuch 7559-72011-2 in 1989. Jac (in FTM) refers to this as having been licensed from EMI records in the UK, but the original may be on Chant du Monde LD-M 8131 which contains the same tracks but with titles that have changes due to a different translation. For example: 'Theodora Have You Had Supper?' is called 'Theodora Have you Dined', 'Fida Is Sleepy' turns into 'Fida has Fallen Asleep' and 'Mother Has Decided To Marry Me Off' is listed as the slightly tamer 'Mother has Decided to Get Me Married'.

Mark Spoelstra Five And Twenty Questions

Sleeve:Five And Twenty Questions

Elektra EKL 283 (Mono) EKS 7283 (Stereo)

Released: 1965

Production: Paul A Rothchild

  • Five And Twenty Questions
  • On The Road Again
  • My Love Is Like A Dew-Drop
  • White Winged Dove
  • Jesse's Jump
  • Ballad Of 12th Avenue
  • Won't Allow Mankind To Rest
  • Somebody's Gonna Miss Me
  • The Leaves
  • Fife And Drum
  • Untitled Instrumental
  • Just A Hand To Hold

Dave 'Snaker' Ray Snaker's Here

Sleeve:Snaker's Here

Elektra EKL 284 (Mono) EKS 7284 (Stereo)

Released: 1965

  • Julie Ann Johnson
  • Go My Bail
  • Rock Me
  • Bull Frog Blues
  • Old Country Rock
  • Rambling On My Mind
  • Broke Down Engine
  • Blind Lemon
  • Last Fair Deal Gone Down
  • Saddle Up My Pony
  • Brownsville Blues
  • Becky Dean
  • Yellow Woman's Door Bells
  • Killing Me By Degrees
  • 'Fore Day Worry Blues
  • Rising Sun Blues
  • Need My Help Someday

The Dillards with Byron Berline Pickin' and Fiddlin'

Sleeve:Pickin' and Fiddlin'

Elektra EKL 285 (Mono) EKS 7285 (Stereo)

Released: 1965

Production: Jim Dickson

  • Hamilton County
  • Fishers Hornpipe
  • Paddy On The Turnpike
  • Jazz Bow Rag
  • Apple Blossom
  • Tom And Jerry
  • Cotton Patch
  • Durangs Hornpipe
  • Wagoner
  • Sally Johnson
  • Crazy Creek
  • Drunken Billy Goat
  • Black Mountain Rag
  • Twinkle, Twinkle
  • Wild John
  • Soppin'the Gravy

Just as it says, this is an album of fingerbusters and demonstrations of the devil's elbow at work.

Various Artists Classical Music Of Japan

Sleeve:Classical Music Of Japan

Elektra EKL 286 (Mono) EKS 7286 (Stereo)

Released: 1965

  • Kyoko Kabuki: Kanjincho (Kabuki Music)
  • Ikeda and Her Co-Operatives: Hiyaku (Music For Two Kotos)
  • Heian Imperial Court Music Orchestra: Bairo (Gagaku)
  • Kasai Family: Sato Kagura Tsurugi (Kagura (Shrine Music))
  • Kyoto Geza Band: Daibyoshi-Ghost Waves Seri (Geza Music)
  • Meianji Priests: Hontechhoshi (Shakuhachi)
  • Ikeda and Her Co-Operatives: Tsumikusa (Sankyoku (Flute Concerto))
  • Staff For Preservation Of Mibu Kyogen: Fesival Tunes, Shrine Tunes

Recorded in Japan by Katsumasa Takasago

Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore

Sleeve:I Ain't Marching Anymore

Elektra EKL 287 (Mono) EKS 7287 (Stereo)

Released: 1965

  • I Ain't Marching Anymore
  • In The Heat Of The Summer
  • Draft Dodger Rag
  • That's What I Want To Hear
  • That Was The President
  • Iron Lady
  • The Highwayman
  • Links On The Chain
  • Hills Of West Virginia
  • The Men Behind The Guns
  • Talking Birmingham Jam
  • Ballad Of The Carpenter
  • Days Of Decision
  • Here's To The State Of Mississippi

Tom Rush Tom Rush

Sleeve:Tom Rush

Elektra EKL 288 (Mono) EKS 7288 (Stereo)

Released: 1965

Production: Paul Rothchild

  • Long John
  • If Your Man Gets Busted
  • Do-Re-Mi
  • Milk Cow Blues
  • The Cuckoo
  • Black Mountain Blues
  • Poor Man
  • Solid Gone
  • When She Wants Good Lovin'
  • I'd Like To Know
  • Jelly Roll Baker
  • Windy Bill
  • Panama Limited

Tom had recorded for Prestige and when Jac tempted Paul Rothchild over from that label to Elektra, Tom followed.

Kathy & Carol Kathy & Carol

Sleeve:Kathy & Carol

Elektra EKL 289 (Mono) EKS 7289 (Stereo)

Released: April 1965

Production: Paul A Rothchild

Recorded: Whitney Studios, Los Angeles

Side 1

  • Sprig Of Thyme
  • George Collins
  • The Blacksmith
  • Fair Beauty Bright
  • Green Rocky Road
  • The Grey Cock

Side 2

  • Wondrous Love
  • Carter's Blues
  • Lady Maisry
  • Brightest And Best
  • Gold Watch And Chain
  • Just A Hand To Hold

Kathy Larisch and Carol McComb accompanying themselves on guitars and autoharp. According to Paul Rothchild (as quoted in FTM) the extraordinary sound of the girls' voices was due to their virginal nature and by the time they returned to record a second album this phase of their lives was over and the magic had gone.

John Koerner Spider Blues

Sleeve:Spider Blues

Elektra EKL 290 (Mono) EKS 7290 (Stereo)

Released: May 1965

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Good Luck Child
  • I Want To Be Your Partner
  • Nice Legs
  • Spider Blues
  • Corrina
  • Shortnin' Bread
  • Ramblin' And Tumblin'
  • Delia Holmes
  • Need A Woman
  • I Want To Do Something
  • Baby Don't Come Back
  • Hal C Blake
  • Things Ain't Right
  • Rent Party Rag

The Corrie Folk Trio with Paddie Bell The Corrie Folk Trio with Paddie Bell

Sleeve:The Corrie Folk Trio with Paddie Bell

Elektra EKL 291 (Mono) EKS 7291 (Stereo)

Released: February 1965

  • Lock The Door Lariston
  • O'er The Water
  • Bungle Rye
  • Doodle Let Me Go
  • The Singing Games
  • Singin' Bird
  • Queen Mary, Queen Mary
  • The Jug O' Punch
  • Coorie Doon
  • Blow, Ye Winds In The Morning
  • Bothwell Castle
  • The Itinerant Cobbler
  • Fine Flowers In The Valley
  • The Lass O'Fyvie

Licensed from Waverly Records in Scotland.

Various Artists The String Band Project

Sleeve:The String Band Project

Elektra EKL 292 (Mono) EKS 7292 (Stereo)

Released: May 1964

Production: John Cohen and Paul Rothchild

Engineering: Paul Rothchild

Side 1

  • Uncle Willie's Brandy Snifters: Hallelujah to the Lamb
  • Uncle Willie's Brandy Snifters: The Burial of Wild Bill
  • Stu Jamieson's Boys : All Around the Mountain
  • Stu Jamieson's Boys : Shoot the Turkey Buzzard
  • Stu Jamieson's Boys : Been all around this World
  • Phil Boroff: Cocaine
  • The Dry City Scat Band: Baldheaded End of the Broom
  • The Dry City Scat Band: Jealous
  • Uncle Willie's Brandy Snifters: What Will I do for my Money's all Gone?
  • Uncle Willie's Brandy Snifters: I Got a Gal in Baltimore

Side 2

  • John & Penny Cohen with Bob Mamis: Sugar Hill
  • John Cohen with Bob Mamis: Chilly Winds
  • John & Penny Cohen with Bob Mamis: Ragtime Annie
  • The Mother Bay State Entertainers: Red Rocking Chair
  • The Mother Bay State Entertainers: Billy in the Low Ground
  • The Mother Bay State Entertainers: Train on the Island
  • The Spontaneous String Band: Ever see a Devil Uncle Joe
  • The Spontaneous String Band: Goodbye Miss Liza Jane
  • The Spontaneous String Band: Single Girl
  • Siegel-Grisman-Rose-Lowinger: Stoney Point

Until I got a copy of this I thought it was a Rick von Schmidt cover but in fact it's by Bob Pepper. For some reason Goldmine lists this as being an album by The Dry City Scat Band, who are on the album of course.

Fred Neil Bleecker and MacDougal

Sleeve:Bleecker and MacDougal

Elektra EKL 293 (Mono) EKS 7293 (Stereo)

Released: May 1965

Production: Paul A Rothchild

Side 1

  • Bleecker and MacDougal
  • Blues on the Ceiling
  • Sweet Mama
  • Little Bit of Rain
  • Country Boy
  • Other Side to This Life
  • Mississippi Train

Side 2

  • Travellin' Shoes
  • The Water is Wide
  • Yonder Comes the Blues
  • Candy Man
  • Handful of Gimme
  • Gone Again

Later reissued as EKS 74073 with the title 'Little Bit of Rain' and with a different sleeve.

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Sleeve:The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Elektra EKL 294 (Mono) EKS 7294 (Stereo)

Released: October 1965

Production: Paul Rothchild with the assistance of Mark Abramson

  • Born in Chicago
  • Shake Your Moneymaker
  • Blues with a Feeling
  • Thank You Mr Poobah
  • I Got My Mojo Working
  • Mellow Down Easy
  • Screamin'
  • Our Love is Drifting
  • Mystery Train
  • Last Night
  • Look Over Yonders Wall

This album came from the third sessions because the earlier recordings were not judged good enough. In 1995 Rhino Records, in their Elektra Traditions series, released those tracks as 'The Original Lost Elektra Sessions' (R2 73505). According to Paul A Rothchild's sleeve notes for the CD, Elektra had already pressed 25,000 copies of the album, which Jac agreed to junk at Paul's recommendation. Do any of those discs still exist? Jac says no.

Tom Paley and Peggy Seeger Tom Paley and Peggy Seeger

Sleeve:Tom Paley and Peggy Seeger

Elektra EKL 295 (Mono) EKS 7295 (Stereo)

Released: 1965

Production: Bill Leader

  • Who's That Knocking At My Door? (T+P)
  • Love Henry (T)
  • The Lass Of Roch Royal (P)
  • Who's Going To Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot? (T+P)
  • Pretty Polly (T)
  • Englewood Mine (P)
  • Buck Dancer's Choice (T)
  • Just as the Tide was Flowing (P)
  • The Kicking Mule (T+P)
  • The Heartless Lady (P)
  • The Fiddling Soldier (T+C)
  • Tittery Nan (P)
  • Loving Reilly (P)
  • The Cuckoo (T)
  • If He'd Be A Buckaroo (P)
  • The Girl on the Greenbriar Shore (T)

Tom (T) and Peggy (P) were joined on 'The Fiddling Soldier' by Claudia Paley (C). Originally released in the UK as 'Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot, Who's Gonna Glove Your Hand?' on Topic 12T 113 with a different sleeve using a similar photo, probably from the same session.

Various Artists Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons

Sleeve:Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons

Elektra EKL 296 (Mono) EKS 7296 (Stereo)

Released: June 1965

Production: Bruce Jackson and Jac Holzman

Side 1

  • Johnny Jackson: Raise 'em Up Higher
  • Marshall Phillips: Don't Look so Downhearted Buddy
  • Joseph 'Chinaman' Johnson: Move Along 'Gator
  • Joseph 'Chinaman' Johnson: Three Moore Brothers
  • Johnnie H Robinson: Assassination Of The President
  • George White: Don't Be Uneasy
  • Jesse 'GI Jazz' Hendricks: Rattler

Side 2

  • Johnny Jackson: Hammer Ring
  • Louis 'Bacon & Porkchop' Houston: T B Bees
  • Mack Maze: If You See My Mother
  • Joseph 'Chinaman' Johnson: Just Like a Tree Planted by the Water
  • Houston Page: See How They Done My Lord
  • WD 'Alec' Alexander: Daniel In The Lion's Den
  • Virgil Asbury: Forty-Four Hammers

Work songs, blues, spirituals, preaching and toasts. Features a splendid cover illustration by Eric von Schmidt. (Also Bounty BY 6012/76012 in UK.)

Actuality Sounds Sounds Of Japan

Sleeve:Sounds Of Japan

Elektra EKL 297 (Mono) EKS 7297 (Stereo)

Released: 1965

  • Gagaku
  • Nursery School
  • Abacus
  • Open Air Market
  • Department Store
  • Ginza By Day
  • Elevator Girls At Takashimaya
  • Weaving Center
  • Noodle Vendor's Horn
  • Kuzuya (Trash Man)
  • Snake Charmer
  • Gion Festival
  • Ebisu Festival
  • Mibu Festival
  • Poetry Reading
  • Kobe Harbor
  • Peace Demonstration
  • Kendo (Fencing)
  • Judo
  • Baseball Broadcast
  • Temple Drum And Bell
  • Sutra Chanting
  • Shrine Worship
  • Tokyo Station
  • Majan Parlor
  • Pachinko (Pinball Parlor)
  • Cafeteria
  • New Year's At A Shrine
  • New Year's Party
  • Private Home
  • Geisha
  • Kabuki
  • Noh Drama
  • Ginza By Night
  • Tuning Across Radio Dial

Tom Paxton Ain't That News

Sleeve:Ain't That News

Elektra EKL 298 (Mono) EKS 7298 (Stereo)

Released: 1965

Production: Paul Rothchild

  • Ain't That News
  • Willing Conscript
  • Lyndon Johnson Told The Nation
  • Hold On To Me Babe
  • The Name Of The Game Is Stud
  • Bottle Of Wine
  • The Natural Girl For Me
  • Goodman Schwerner And Chaney
  • We Didn't Know
  • Buy A Gun For Your Son
  • Every Time
  • Georgie On The Freeways
  • Sully's Pail
  • I'm The Man That Built The Bridges

Various Artists Singer-Songwriter Project

Sleeve:Singer-Songwriter Project

Elektra EKL 299 (Mono) EKS 7299 (Stereo)

Released: 1965

Production: Jac Holzman

  • Richard Fariña: House Un-American Blues Activity Dream
  • Richard Fariña: Birmingham Sunday
  • Richard Fariña: Bold Marauder
  • Patrick Sky: Too Many Times
  • Patrick Sky: Talking Socialized Anti-Undertaker Blues
  • Patrick Sky: Many A Mile
  • Bruce Murdoch: Rompin' Rovin' Days
  • Bruce Murdoch: Down In Mississippi
  • Bruce Murdoch: Farewell My Friend
  • Bruce Murdoch: Try 'n' Ask
  • Dave Cohen: I Like To Sleep Late In The Morning
  • Dave Cohen: It's Alright With Me
  • Dave Cohen: Don't Get Caught In A Storm

Some copies of this album are missing two tracks ... despite what it says on the labels! David Cohen also recorded as David Blue and Richard Fariña is listed as Dick Fariña on the front cover. Sky and Fariña appeard courtesy of Vanguard Records, for whom they usually recorded.