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Thread #171069   Message #4137706
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
24-Feb-22 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: Music from Ukraine
Subject: RE: Music for Ukraine
American historian Matthew Barton's 2020 lecture for the Association for Recorded Sound Collections:

Edmonton to the East Village: Canadian Ukrainian Folk Music on a NY Label

"Although it is best known for releasing Moe Asch’s recordings of Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, and other American folk artists, Stinson Records played a little-known role in promoting Ukrainian folk and classical music in the 1940s and 1950s. Based in Manhattan’s Union Square, only a mile from New York’s large Ukrainian immigrant community in the East Village, they first pursued a general program of releasing music recorded in the USSR that included occasional Ukrainian releases, then started a separate Ukrainian series that grew to more the 220 78rpm discs, including re-releases of earlier commercial discs recorded in the US and new recordings by artists such as Bill Boychuk’s Easy Aces, and violinist Metro Radomsky’s trio, both mainstays of Edmonton’s Ukrainian community. This presentation will draw on unpublished materials in the Stinson Records Collection at the Library of Congress."

Stinson co-founder Irving Prosky was born in Kiev in 1893. Shot by Cossacks in the 1905 revolution. Moved to Detroit... the more it changes.