This is from dick greenhaus (who is too impatient to change cookies at the moment)
As I type this, I'm listening to Ballads and Songs of Tradition, Folk-Legacy CD125. Pure bliss!
Consider: Jeannie Robertson, Frank Proffitt, Lawrence Older, Lizzie Higgins, Lee Monroe Presnell, Dave Thompson, James Brown, Vern Smelser, Marie Hare, William Harrison Burnett, Joe Estey, Mrs. Miner Griffin, and Grant Rogers--all in original field recordings that are clear, scratch-free and purely wonderful. No echo chambers, electronic or electric instruments (actually, most of the cuts are unaccompanied singing), no orchestration, no tricky arrangements. Just folk music. And it comes with a fat booklet with both notes and all the lyrics.
If you've never heard any folk song prior to Peter Paul and Mary, buy it! If you're an afficionado of "pure" folk song, buy it! If you're neither, buy it anyway! It's a towering achievement!
Congratulations, Sandy and Caroline.