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Thread #168926   Message #4088008
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
14-Jan-21 - 07:51 PM
Thread Name: Stinson Records Revisted
Subject: RE: Stinson Records Revisted
Without a doubt, hands down the most famous name Noel Meadow is supposed to have brought into the Stinson story is the legendary Moses Asch. We think, maybe… or not. It is, after all, Moses Asch.

Fun trying to correctly name & date just one Moe Asch recording - Songs of the Lincoln Battalion:

“Songs of the Lincoln Battalion is a 1940 Asch album by several members of the Almanac Singers: Baldwin 'Butch' Hawes, Bess Lomax Hawes and Pete Seeger, along with Tom Glazer. The album presents "the songs of the men who left home and safety behind them in 1937 to fight Fascism" in Spain.” [wiki]

The footnote for the 1940 release date is the liner notes for Folkways, FW05436 Songs of the Spanish Civil War, Vol. I; a compilation of the Almanac's Songs of the Lincoln Battalion and Six Songs for Democracy sung by Ernst Busch and Chorus.

“Songs of the Lincoln Brigade was first recorded in New York (Asch, 1942, 78 rpm)...” [pg.3]

What actually got released was Songs of the Lincoln Brigade, Asch Records, 300. This Moe Asch record label, his third, was the joint venture with The Stinson Trading Co., effective 27 January 1943.

fwiw: Six Songs for Democracy, titled Discos De Las Brigadas Internacionales España, Keynote 101, 1940, was that label's first set in “The Music Room's International Series.”