A More Complete Folk-Legacy Records
We are excited to announce the addition of 33 titles from Folk-Legacy Records to the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings catalog. Folk-Legacy, founded in 1961 by musicians Sandy and Caroline Paton, alongside their friend and business partner Lee Hagerty, was a label dedicated to the preservation, creation, and circulation of traditional folk music. This group of titles continues the project to re-launch the label that began in the Fall of 2019, and it represents many of the label’s finest recordings from its early years in the 1960s up to its final releases in 2018. Illustrative of the label’s range, the 35 titles include a mix of music from America and the British Isles in the form of field recordings, revival interpreters, and original songwriters. Among them are dulcimer recordings from Edna Ritchie (sister to Jean), unaccompanied singing from the influential Norfolk tradition-bearer Harry Cox, Eugene Rhode’s “smooth Blues” recordings made during his time in an Indiana state prison, and of course, the intricate and beautifully arranged Folk-Revival songs from the label’s flagship trio of Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, and Ed Trickett. Learn more about Folk-Legacy Records here.
Folk-Legacy Records additions below:
Year Artist Title 1962 Joseph Able Trivett Joseph Able Trivett, Butler, Tennessee FLG00002 1962 Edna Ritchie Edna Ritchie of Viper, Kentucky FLG00003 1962 Tom Brandon The Rambling Irishman FLG00010 1963 Max Hunter Ozark Folksongs and Ballads FLG00011 1963 Eugene Rhodes Talkin' About My Time FLG00012 1964 Harry Cox Traditional English Love Songs FLG00020 1964 Hector Lee The Folklore of the Mormon Country FLG00025 1965 Bill Meek Traditional and Original Songs of Ireland FLG00021 1965 The Carolina Tar Heels The Carolina Tar Heels FLG00024 1966 Sandy and Jeanie Darlington Songs and Ballads FLG00028 1966 Howie Mitchell The Mountain Dulcimer: How to Make It and Play It FLG00029 1971 The New Golden Ring Five Days Singing, Vol. 2 FLG00042 1972 Howie Mitchell The Hammered Dulcimer: How to Make It and Play It FLG00043 1972 Jon Wilcox Stages of My Life FLG00045 1975 Betty Smith Songs Traditionally Sung in North Carolina FLG00053 1976 Harry Tuft Across the Blue Mountains FLG00063 1979 Gordon Bok Another Land Made of Water FLG00072 1983 Gordon Bok Clear Away in the Morning FLG01001 1990 Gordon Bok Return to the Land FLG00118 1992 David Paton Music From the Mountain FLG00120 1992 Golden Ring For All the Good People: A Golden Ring Reunion FLG00121 1992 Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir and Ed Trickett The First Fifteen Years, Vol. 1 FLG01003 1992 Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir and Ed Trickett The First Fifteen Years, Vol. 2 FLG01004 1995 Gordon Bok North Wind's Clearing FLG01005 1999 Carol Barney, John Sherman Ceol Anam: Traditional Irish Music FLG00126 2000 Ann Mayo Muir The Music of Ann Mayo Muir FLG01006 2001 Howie Bursen with Jay Ungar, Molly Mason and Bob Pasquarello Banjo MANikin FLG00130 2004 Poor Old Horse The Curate's Egg FLG00134 2006 Art Thieme Chicago Town and Other Points West FLG00135 2015 Lisa Null Legacies FLG00145 2015 George Stephens and Kathy Westra Birds of Passage FLG00146 2015 Dan Schatz The Promise of the Sowing FLG00147 2016 Larry Kaplan Furthermore… FLG00148