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Various Artists Bleeker and MacDougal (The Folk Scene of the 1960's)

Alt sleeve:Bleeker and MacDougal (The Folk Scene of the 1960's)

Elektra 60381 (Stereo)

Released: 1984

Disc 1 Side A

  • Fred Neil: Bleeker and MacDougal
  • Mark Spoelstra: White Winged Dove
  • Bruce Murdoch: Rompin' Rovin' Days
  • Dave Van Ronk: Don't You Leave Me Here
  • Geoff Muldaur: Ginger Man
  • Eric von Schmidt: Blow Whistle Blow
  • Hamilton Camp: Girl from the North Country
  • Patrick Sky: Many a Mile

Disc 1 Side B

  • Josh White: One Meat Ball
  • Josh White: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
  • Josh White: Free and Equal Blues
  • The Even Dozen Jug Band: On The Road Again
  • Danny Kalb: Hello Baby Blues
  • Koerner, Ray & Glover: Good Time Charlie
  • Koerner, Ray & Glover: Titanic
  • Koerner, Ray & Glover: John Hardy

Disc 2 Side A

  • Oscar Brand: Talking Atomic Blues
  • Oscar Brand: Great Selchie of Shule Skerry
  • Will Holt: M T A
  • Tom Paley & Peggy Seeger: Who's Going to Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot
  • Tom Paley: Buck Dancer's Choice
  • Tom Paley: Cuckoo (The)
  • Eric Weissberg: Devil's Dream
  • Eric Weissberg: Nine Hundred Miles
  • Dick Rosmini: Nine Hundred Miles to Go
  • Dick Rosmini: Picker's Medley

Disc 2 Side B

  • The Limelighters: If I Had A Hammer
  • The Limelighters: Lonesome Traveller
  • Glenn Yarbrough: House of the Rising Sun
  • Erik Darling: Pretty Polly
  • Erik Darling: Salty Dog
  • The Folksingers: Peter Gray
  • The Travellers 3: Marcella Wahine
  • The Travellers 3: Sinner Man
  • Judy Henske: Wade in the Water

Disc 3 Side A

  • Tom Paxton: I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
  • Tom Paxton: What did you Learn in School Today
  • Tom Paxton: The Last Thing on my Mind
  • Tom Paxton: Daily News
  • Tom Paxton: Ramblin' Boy
  • Tom Paxton: Lyndon Johnson Told The Nation
  • Tom Paxton: Bottle of Wine

Disc 3 Side B

  • Phil Ochs: Power and the Glory
  • Phil Ochs: I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
  • Phil Ochs: Here's to the State of Mississippi
  • Phil Ochs: Changes
  • Phil Ochs: Love me I'm a Liberal
  • Phil Ochs: When I'm Gone

Disc 4 Side A

  • Judy Collins: Maid of Constant Sorrow
  • Judy Collins: Fannerio
  • Judy Collins: The Bells of Rhymney
  • Judy Collins: Daddy You've Been on my Mind
  • Tom Rush: Urge for Going
  • Tom Rush: Panama Limited

Disc 4 Side B

  • Fred Neil: Blues on the Ceiling
  • Fred Neil: Other Side to this Life
  • Fred Neil: A Little Bit of Rain
  • Richard Fariña: House Un-American Blues Activity Dream
  • Richard Fariña: Birmingham Sunday
  • David Blue: Midnight Through Morning
  • David Blue: So Easy She Goes By

Boxed set of 4 LPs in series 'The Jac Holzman Years' with booklet.


Various Artists Crossroads (White Blues in the 1960's)

Alt sleeve:Crossroads (White Blues in the 1960's)

Elektra 60383 (Stereo)

Released: 1984

Disc 1 Side A

  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Linin' Track
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Hangman
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: One Kind Favour
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Banjo Thing
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Jimmy Bell
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Corrina
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Fannin Street
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Black Dog

Disc 1 Side B

  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Poor Howard
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Black Betty
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Broke Down Engine
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Rent Party Rag
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Don't Let Right Hand Know What Your Left Hand Do
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover: Can't Get My Rest At Night

Disc 2 Side A

  • Dave Van Ronk: Bad Dream Blues
  • Geoff Muldaur: Downtown Blues
  • Mark Spoelstra: France Blues
  • Danny Kalb: I'm Troubled
  • Al Kooper: Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
  • Tom Rush: You Can't Tell a Book by the Cover

Disc 2 Side B

  • The Lovin' Spoonful: Good Time Music
  • The Lovin' Spoonful: Almost Grown
  • The Lovin' Spoonful: Searchin'
  • The Lovin' Spoonful: Don't Bank on it Baby
  • Eric Clapton & the Powerhouse: Steppin' Out
  • Eric Clapton & the Powerhouse: Crossroads
  • Eric Clapton & the Powerhouse: I Want to Know

Disc 3 Side A

  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Born in Chicago
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Shake your Money-Maker
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Blues with a Feeling
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: I Got My Mojo Working
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Mellow Down Easy
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Look Over Yonders Wall
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

Disc 3 Side B

  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Walkin Blues
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: I Got A Mind To Give Up Living
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Work Song
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Pity the Fool

Boxed set of 3 LPs in series 'The Jac Holzman Years' with booklet.


Various Artists O Love is Teasin' (Anglo-American Mountain Balladry)

Alt sleeve:O Love is Teasin' (Anglo-American Mountain Balladry)

Elektra 60402 (Stereo)

Released: 1985

Disc 1 Side A

  • Susan Reed: Barbara Allen
  • Ed McCurdy: The Two Sisters
  • Cynthia Gooding: The Cherry Tree Carol
  • Ellen Stekert: Froggie Went A-Courtin'
  • Lori Holland: Gypsy Lover
  • Susan Reed: The Golden Vanity
  • Ed McCurdy: Lord Randal

Disc 1 Side B

  • Shep Ginandes: The Wife of Usher's Well
  • Susan Reed: The Foggy Dew
  • Ed McCurdy: The Derby Ram
  • Myra Ross: John Riley
  • Cynthia Gooding: The Lass from the Low Countrie
  • Peggy Seeger: Love Henry (Young Hunting)
  • George Pegram: Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane
  • Susan Reed: At the Foot of Yonder's Mountain

Disc 2 Side A

  • Jean Ritchie: O Love is Teasin'
  • Jean Ritchie: Black is the Color
  • Jean Ritchie: Jubilee
  • Jean Ritchie: Old Virginny
  • Jean Ritchie: Skin and Bones
  • Jean Ritchie: The Little Devils
  • Jean Ritchie: The Cuckoo Version I
  • Jean Ritchie: The Cuckoo Version II
  • Jean Ritchie: Cedar Swamp
  • Jean Ritchie: Nottamun Town

Disc 2 Side B

  • Jean Ritchie: The Hangman Song
  • Jean Ritchie: Sister Phoebe
  • Jean Ritchie: False Sir John
  • Jean Ritchie: Dulcimer Pieces: Shady Grove, Old King Cole, Skip to my Lou
  • Jean Ritchie: Batchelor's Hall
  • Jean Ritchie: One Morning in May
  • Jean Ritchie: Jemmy Taylor-O
  • Jean Ritchie: Killy Krankie
  • Jean Ritchie: Old Woman and Pig
  • Jean Ritchie: Hush Little Baby
  • Jean Ritchie: The Little Sparrow
  • Jean Ritchie: Goin' to Boston

Disc 3 Side A

  • Oscar Brand and Jean Ritchie: Hey Little Boy
  • Oscar Brand and Jean Ritchie: I Wonder When I Shall be Married
  • Oscar Brand and Jean Ritchie: The Keys of Canterbury
  • Oscar Brand and Jean Ritchie: Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn
  • Oscar Brand and Jean Ritchie: Hog Drivers
  • Oscar Brand and Jean Ritchie: Lazy John
  • Oscar Brand and Jean Ritchie: My Good Old Man
  • Oscar Brand and Jean Ritchie: Paper of Pins
  • Oscar Brand and Jean Ritchie: No Sir

Disc 3 Side B

  • Tom Paley: Shady Grove
  • Tom Paley: The Miller's Song
  • Tom Paley: Old Grey Goose
  • Tom Paley: Jackaro
  • Tom Paley: The Girl on the Greenbriar Shore
  • Tom Paley: Little Maggie
  • Tom Paley: Banjo Pieces
  • Tom Paley: Pretty Polly

Boxed set of 3 LPs in series 'The Jac Holzman Years' with booklet.


Various Artists Elektrock (The Sixties)

Alt sleeve:Elektrock (The Sixties)

Elektra 60403 (Stereo)

Released: 1985

Disc 1 Side A

  • The Holy Modal Rounders: Bird Song
  • The Beefeaters (Byrds): Please Let Me Love You
  • The Beefeaters (Byrds): Don't be Long
  • Luke and the Apostles: Been Burnt
  • Ars Nova: March of the Mad Duke's Circus
  • Clear Light: Black Roses
  • Clear Light: Mr Blue

Disc 1 Side B

  • Earth Opera: The Red Sox are Winning
  • Earth Opera: Home to You
  • Eclection: Nevertheless
  • David Peel and the Lower East Side: I Like Marijuana
  • Wild Thing: In A Gadda-Da-Vida
  • Roxy: Rock and Roll Circus

Disc 2 Side B

  • Crabby Appleton: Go Back
  • Rhinoceros: Apricot Brandy
  • Rhinoceros: I Need Love
  • Gulliver (featuring Daryl Hall): Christine
  • Voices of East Harlem: Right on be Free
  • Delaney & Bonnie: Someday
  • Delaney & Bonnie: Get Ourselves Together

Disc 2 Side B

  • The Stalk-Forrest Group: Arthur Comics
  • Nico: Frozen Warnings
  • The Butterfield Blues Band: East-West
  • The Incredible String Band: Way Back in the 1960s

Disc 3 Side A

  • Love: My Little Red Book
  • Love: Hey Joe
  • Love: Signed DC
  • Love: Seven and Seven Is
  • Love: She Comes in Colors
  • Love: Alone Again Or
  • Love: Andmoreagain
  • Love: Singing Cowboy

Disc 3 Side B

  • Tim Buckley: Aren't You the Girl
  • Tim Buckley: Strange Street Affair Under Blue
  • Tim Buckley: I Can't See You
  • Tim Buckley: No Man Can Find the War
  • Tim Buckley: Pleasant Street
  • Tim Buckley: Dream Letter
  • Tim Buckley: Morning Glory

Disc 4 Side A

  • The MC5: Kick Out the Jams
  • The MC5: Come Together
  • The MC5: Motor City is Burning
  • The MC5: Rambin' Rose
  • The MC5: Starship

Disc 4 Side B

  • The Stooges: 1969
  • The Stooges: I Wanna be your Dog
  • The Stooges: No Fun
  • The Stooges: TV Eye
  • The Stooges: 1970

Boxed set of 4 LPs in series 'The Jac Holzman Years' with booklet.


Various Follow the Music

Alt sleeve:Follow the Music

Elektra FM 201 (CD)

Released: 2000

  • Jean Ritchie: O Love is Teasin'; Shady Grove
  • Frank Warner: Tom Dooley
  • Susan Reed: The Foggy Dew
  • Sonny Terry: Custard Pie
  • Josh White: St James Infirmary
  • Cynthia Gooding: The Sprig of Thyme
  • Ed McCurdy: Go Bring me a Lass
  • Kathy & Carol: Wondrous Love
  • Theodore Bikel: Dodi Li (My Beloved)
  • Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic: Mother has Decided to Marry Me Off
  • The Limelighters: If I Had a Hammer
  • The Irish Ramblers: Sean South from Garryowen
  • Jean Redpath: Day We Went to Rothesay-O
  • The Dillards: Banjo in the Hollow
  • Judy Henske: Wade in the Water
  • Mark Spoelstra: France Blues
  • Koerner, Ray & Glover: Linin' Track
  • The Even Dozen Jug Band: Original Colossal Drag Rag
  • Tom Rush: Milk Cow Blues
  • Butterfield Blues Band: Got my Mojo Working
  • Fred Neil: Blues on the Ceiling
  • The Incredible String Band: Way Back in the 1960's
  • Tom Paxton: The Last Thing on my Mind
  • Phil Ochs: I Ain't Marching Anymore
  • Judy Collins: Masters of War
  • Tim Buckley: Goodbye and Hello

CD: Only available with the paperback (second) edition of 'Follow the Music' and described in the insert as 'A commemorative sampler of Elektra's Pre-rock Era'.


Various Artists Selections from Forever Changing

Alt sleeve:Selections from Forever Changing

Elektra/Rhino EUKS 263 (CD)

Released: October 2006

  • Judy Henske: High Flying Bird
  • Tom Rush: Joshua Gone Barbados
  • Fred Neil: Other Side to this Life
  • Judy Collins: Hard Lovin' Loser
  • Love: She Comes in Colours
  • Eclection: Nevertheless
  • Tim Buckley: Sing a Song for You
  • The Dillards: She Sang Hymns Out of Tune
  • Bread: Dismal Day
  • Paul Siebel: Louise
  • Carly Simon: That's the Way I've Always Heard it Should be
  • Cyrus Faryar: Dolphins
  • The Butterfield Blues Band: East-West

A promotional CD for the massively comprehensive 'Forever Changing' boxed set of CDs. A cheeky but inspired piece of fandom was to give it the next EUKS number in the sequence.

According to the sleeve the recordings on the CD (referred to as 'this artyfact') were 'created prior to the mastering process' which, I assume, means that this disc was produced in advance of the careful retransferring of the tracks for the box set itself and may therefore not be of the same quality.

'East-West' is not listed on the packaging.


Various Artists Forever Changing: the Golden Age of Elektra 1963-1973

Alt sleeve:Forever Changing: the Golden Age of Elektra 1963-1973

Rhino R2 74745 (CD)

Released: November 2006

Disc 1

  • Judy Collins: Turn Turn Turn
  • Dian & The Greenbriar Boys: He Was A Friend
  • Judy Henske: High Flying Bird
  • Bob Gibson: Dink's Song (Fare Thee Well)
  • Dick Rosmini: Casey
  • Dick Rosmini: Shady Grove
  • Dick Rosmini: Little Brown Dog
  • Koerner Ray & Glover: Linin' Track
  • Even Dozen Jug Band: Even Dozens
  • Vince Martin & Fred Neil : Wild Child In A World Of Trouble
  • 'Spider' John Koerner: Good Luck Child
  • Geoff Muldaur: Downtown Blues
  • Phil Ochs: I Ain't Marching Anymore
  • Tom Paxton: Last Thing On My Mind
  • Hamilton Camp: Pride Of Man
  • Judy Collins: Tomorrow Is A Long Time
  • Dillards & Byron Berline: Black Mountain Rag
  • Kathy Larisch & Carol McComb : Green Rocky Road
  • Phil Boroff: Cocaine
  • Richard Farina: House Un-American Activity Blues
  • David Ray: West Egg Rag
  • Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis: Two Trains Running
  • Oliver Smith: Breeze
  • Tom Rush: Joshua Gone Barbados
  • Fred Neil: Other Side To This Life
  • Dino Valente: Birdses
  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band : Blues With A Feeling
  • Doors: Moonlight Drive

Disc 2

  • Love: My Little Red Book
  • Tim Buckley: Wings
  • David Blue: So Easy She Goes By
  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band : I Got A Mind To Give Up Living
  • Pat Kilroy: Magic Carpet
  • Incredible String Band: First Girl I Loved
  • Alasdair Clayre: Invisible Backward Facing Grocer Who Rose To Fame
  • Tom Paxton: One Time And One Time Only
  • Phil Ochs: Changes
  • Judy Collins: Hard Lovin' Loser
  • Love: She Comes In Colors
  • Doors: Light My Fire
  • Clear Light: Black Roses
  • Tim Buckley: Once I Was
  • Zodiac Cosmic Sounds & Mort Garson: Virgo
  • Steve Noonan: Buy For Me The Rain
  • Eclection: Nevertheless
  • Ars Nova: Fields Of People
  • Holy Modal Rounders: Dame Fortune
  • Bamboo: Girl Of The Seasons
  • Spider' John Koerner & Willie Murphy : Magazine Lady
  • Earth Opera: Red Sox Are Winning
  • Waphphle: I Want You

Disc 3

  • Love: Alone Again Or
  • Judy Collins: Both Sides Now
  • Tom Rush: No Regrets
  • Tom Paxton: Jennifer's Rabbit
  • Incredible String Band: Swift As The Wind
  • Nico: Frozen Warnings
  • David Ackles: Down River
  • Earth Opera: Mad Lydia's Waltz
  • Tim Buckley: Sing A Song For You
  • David Stoughton: Sun Comes Up Each Day
  • Diane Hildebrand: Early Morning Blues And Greens
  • Dillards: She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune
  • Stalk-Forrest Group: Arthur Comics
  • Doors: Five To One
  • Rhinoceros: Apricot Brandy
  • Delaney & Bonnie: When The Battle Is Over
  • Lonnie Mack: Mt Healthy Blues
  • Leviathan: Flames
  • MC5: Kick Out The Jams
  • Stooges: I Wanna Be Your Dog
  • Crabby Appleton: Go Back
  • Bread: Dismal Day
  • Love: August

Disc 4

  • Stooges: Down On The Street
  • Paul Siebel: Louise
  • Judy Collins: Amazing Grace
  • Carly Simon: That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be
  • Doors: Riders On The Storm
  • Mickey Newbury: Future's Not What It Used To Be
  • Farquahr: Start Living
  • Harry Chapin: Taxi
  • Plainsong: True Story Of Amelia Earhart
  • Wackers: I Hardly Know Her Name
  • David Ackles: Ballad Of The Ship Of State
  • Bread: Guitar Man
  • Carly Simon: You're So Vain
  • Courtland Pickett: You Don't Grow Old
  • Cyrus Faryar: Dolphins
  • Skymonters & Hamid Hamilton Camp: Shadows On The Wall
  • Dennis Linde: Burning Love
  • Queen: Keep Yourself Alive

Disc 5

  • Wind Chimes
  • Beefeaters: Don't Be Long
  • Joshua Rifkin: I'll Be Back
  • Spontaneous String Band: Ever See A Devil Uncle Joe
  • Dry City Seat Band: Baldheaded End Of The Broom
  • Joseph Spence: We Shall Be Happy
  • Lovin' Spoonful: Good Time Music
  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band : Born In Chicago
  • Eric Clapton & The Powerhouse : Crossroads
  • Judy Collins: I'll Keep It With Mine
  • Charles River Valley Boys: She's A Woman
  • Tom Rush: Sunshine Sunshine
  • Holy Modal Rounders: Bird Song
  • Clear Light: She's Ready To Be Free
  • Tim Buckley: Wayfaring Stranger
  • David Ackles: Laissez Faire
  • David Peel & The Lower East Side : Alphabet Song
  • SimonStokes & The Nighthawks : Voodoo Woman
  • Eclection: Please
  • Jack S. Margolis: Listening To Music
  • Rainbow Band: Lotus
  • Aztec Two-Step: Persecution And Restoration Of Dean Moriarty
  • Goodthunder: POW
  • Andy Roberts: All Around My Grandmother's Floor
  • Jobriath: World Without End

A 5CD boxed set, available in both deluxe and very deluxe packages with the latter including memorabilia and a book on Elektra's art work. This set was mainly intended for the UK market and, as a result, slightly misses Elektra's full eclecticism. But only slightly.


Various Artists Journey to Love

Alt sleeve:Journey to Love

Elektra/Mojo Mojo 204 (CD)

Released: November 2010

  • Jean Ritchie: O Love is Teasin’
  • Josh White: St James Informary
  • The Dillards: Banjo in the Hollow
  • Kath & Carol: Green Rocky Road
  • Bob Gibson: Yes I See
  • Fred Neil: Blues on the Ceiling
  • Judy Collins: Masters of War
  • Phil Ochs: I Ain’t Marching Anymore
  • Koerner, Ray & Glover: Linin’ Track
  • Geoff Muldaur: Downtown Blues
  • Tom Rush: Milk Cow Blues
  • Tim Buckley: Morning Glory
  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: I Got my Mojo Working
  • John Koerner & Willie Murphy: Magazine Lady
  • Love: 7 and 7 is

CD supplied free with the November 2010 edition of Mojo magazine to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the label’s founding.


The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Original Lost Elektra Sessions

Alt sleeve:The Original Lost Elektra Sessions

Elektra/Rhino R2 73505 (CD)

Released: 1995

Production: Paul Rothchild

Engineering: Dan Rothchild

Recorded: Mastertone Studios, New York

  • Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  • Just to be With You
  • Help me
  • Hate to see you go
  • Poor Boy
  • Nut Popper #1
  • Everything's Gonna be all Right
  • Lovin' Cup
  • Rock Me
  • It Hurts me Too
  • Our Love is Driftin'
  • Take me Back Baby
  • Mellow Down Easy
  • Ain't no Need to go no Further
  • Love Her With a Feeling
  • Piney Brown Blues
  • Spoonful
  • That's All Right
  • Goin' Down Slow

There were three attempts to record the first Butterfield album. This was the first time Elektra had tried their hand at loud electric music and the first set of recordings got as far as finished product before Paul Rothchild persuaded Jac Holzman to give him another go. Some of the tracks appeared on the What's Shakin' disc (EKL 4002) but it wasn't until this CD was released that the originals all came out. It seems that on reflection it wasn't that the session was bad, just raw.


Various Artists Great Lost Elektra Singles (Volume 1)

Alt sleeve:Great Lost Elektra Singles (Volume 1)

Collectors Choice/Rhino OPCD 7742 (CD)

Released: 2005

Production: Gordon Anderson

  • The Beefeaters (AKA The Byrds): Please Let me Love You
  • The Beefeaters (AKA The Byrds): Don't be Long
  • Judy Collins: I'll Keep it With Mine
  • Judy Collins: Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  • Phil Ochs: I Ain't Marching Anymore
  • Paul Butterfield: Come on in
  • David Ackles: La Route a Chicago
  • Eclection: Mark Time
  • Stalk-Forrest Group: What is Quicksand?
  • Stalk-Forrest Group: Arthur Comics

This CD contains an assortment of tracks that appeared on singles but not on albums (at least initially). Saying Volume 1 suggests there ought to be more but I haven't seen any. There should be!


Leviathan The Legendary Lost Elektra Album

Alt sleeve:The Legendary Lost Elektra Album

Grapefruit WCRSE 6035 (CD)

Released: 2016

Production: Clive Selwood and Leviathan

  • Remember the Times
  • Second Production
  • The War Machine
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • Blue Day
  • Time
  • Flames
  • World in my Head
  • Evil Woman
  • Flames (single version)
  • Just Forget Tomorrow (single version)
  • Remember the Times (Australian single version)

Side 1 (LP)

  • World in my Head
  • Blue Day
  • Time
  • Flames
  • The War Machine

Side 2 (LP)

  • Second Production
  • Remember the Times
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • Evil Woman

CD of material recorded in 1969. Although Leviathan were signed to Elektra for the world apparently their proposed album wasn't considered good enough. There were three singles issued in the UK and one in the US and the material was well received by the public who heard it. An acetate exists and that gives us the planned track listing, represented by the second list above.

The material was released on a three-sided album in 2012 with a different sleeve and different order.