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Thread #3513   Message #17639
Posted By: Virginia Shovlin(
15-Dec-97 - 10:35 PM
Thread Name: Folksongs and Minstrelsy
Subject: folk song record set from the '60s
In the 60's I purchased an excellent set of early folk songs on, I think, 6 LP's. I seem to remember the name of the album as being "Folksongs & Minstrelsy". It was a lot like the Harry Smith Anthology of Folk Music album, except it features more singers from the 40's and 50's -The Weavers, Leadbelly, Odetta, etc. My favorite song was a version of "The Unfortunate Man" where the man's wife takes off her wig, false teeth, false nose, false hip, etc. before getting into bed on their wedding night. Does anyone recognize the album and who might have published it? I'd like to find it on CD. I'd appreciate an e-mail from anyone with info.