The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103288   Message #3274854
Posted By: pdq
16-Dec-11 - 11:52 AM
Thread Name: Jac Holzman and Elektra Records
Subject: RE: Jac Holzman and Elektra Records
I understand that Jac Holtzman decided to start a record company to give his college buddy Glenn Yarbrough a chance to be heard by the rest of the world.

Even though a few 78s were issued at the very beginning of Elektra, the first LP by Glenn Yarbrough was not done until 1957. A second LP with Marilyn Child and Yarbrough followed in 1958 and the first Limeliters record in 1959.

The 1957 solo LP is called "Here We Go Baby", the title song was a minor AM hit.

That record was recently issued on CD and shows Yarbrough as a "real pro" even then. The CD fidelity is a bit dodgy, in my opinion, but the set shows his traditional folk roots pretty well.