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Flora Molton recordings

Thomas Stern 18 May 09 - 01:43 PM
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Subject: Flora Molton recordings
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 18 May 09 - 01:43 PM

Below is a list of recordings of FLORA MOLTON.
If anyone knows of others, can provide title listings, or provide corrections
that information is greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Thomas.


AFS 19,350A9-14: Spirituals sung by Flora Molton accompanied by Ed Green, originally of Beechersville, South Carolina. Recorded by Charles L. Perdue, Jr., in Fairfax, Virginia, 1964. (LWO 12,314 reel 8)

LC Control No.: 2007700247
Charles Perdue Collection of John Jackson Recordings (AFC 1975/040), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Description: 11 sound tape reels : analog,7 1/2 ips, 2 track ; 10 in.
One tape features John Jackson in performance with Neamiah Jim, Ed Green, and Flora Molten, circa 1965.
Local Shelving No.: LWO 8350
AFS 17610-17620
AFC 1975/040

LC Control No.: 2007700237
AFC 1974/024: University of Maryland Folklore Archive Collection
Thirteen 10-inch tapes of student collections from the University of Maryland, under the supervision of George G. Carey, 1967-1970. Recorded in Maryland, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, West Virginia. Includes urban folklore , Pennsylvania Dutch traditions, mining folklore, Rhodesian folk tales, ghost tales, children's rhymes, Irish folklore, rugby songs, songs by Flora Molton, Girl Scout songs, college songs, etc. The collection includes 2 1/2 linear inches of logs and notes. (LWO 7306) (Includes AFS 17391-17403)
analog, 2 track, 7 1/2 ips ; 10 in.
Local Shelving No.: LWO 7306
AFS 17391-17403
AFC 1974/024

1970 Probably recorded in Washington, D.C., ca. 1970.
MOLTON'S Record (6661-6662)       7"-45RPM
The Sun Will Shine in Vietnam
I Heard It Through the True Vine
sung with guitar by Flora Molton, and accompanied by Ed Morris.

AFS 19,369: Ed Morris Collection of Flora Molton Recordings
One 7-inch tape of Flora Molton singing and delivering sermon "The Rejected Stone" at Hagar's Universal Spiritual Church. Recorded in Washington, D.C. by Dave Deutch, ca. 1972; and an interview with Molton recorded by Josh Brooks broadcast live on WHFS-FM, 1972. The collection includes two pages of descriptions and logs.

1973 NOV 19
AFS 16,981: One 7-inch tape of eight songs sung with guitar by Flora Molton.
Recorded in Washington, D.C., by Joseph C. Hickerson, November 19, 1973. The collection includes a one-page log.

AFS 16,981A4: "The Sun's Gonna Shine in Vietnam One Day" composed by Molton. (Five minutes; LWO 7590)

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Blue Ridge Institute of Ferrum College. 198?
Black musical traditions in Virginia religious music / videorecording :
videocassette (41 min.) : sd., col. b&w ; 1/2 in.
Gen. note VHS format [NTSC]
Project director, Roddy Moore; project coordinator, Vaughan Webb; consultants, Kip Lornell, Charles Perdue, Roster Lyle, Alan Jabbour, Gladys-Marie Fry; narrator, Tony Distler; funding, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities;
facilities, WDBJ Television.
Performers Daniel Womack, Hiawatha Giles, The Harmonizing Five, Female Chorus, First Baptist Church of Fincastle, New Design Pentecostal Church, Flora Molton, Earl Gilmore, Starlight Gospel Singers.

L&R      42.030          2x12"-LP 1980
L&R LRCD 711921                CD 2008
Field Recordings from Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Virginia, etc.

1.3 What's The Matter Now         Flora Molton And The Truth Band
2.4 The Titanic                   Flora Molton And The Truth Band

L&R      42.033            12"-LP 1981
L&R LRCD 712928                CD 2008
Living Country Blues USA Vol.3
Flora Molton And The Truth Band
Flora Molton, vocals with guitar and various instruments; Ed Morris, guitar; Vgo, dulcimer, guitar, violin; Phil Wiggins, blues harp; Larry Wise, blues harp.
Notes Recorded in Washington, D.C., October 1980.

1. Last Words My Mother Said To Me
2. I Can't Stand It
3. Mean Old World
4. My Mother Left Me Standing On The Lonesome Highway
5. Bye And Bye I'm Going To See The King
6. Your Enemy Can't Harm You
7. Louis Armstrong
8. Get Right With God
9. The Trainsong
10. Vacation In Heaven

L&R      42.041             12"-LP 1982
L&R LRCD 712126                CD 2008
Living Country Blues USA Vol. 11
Country Gospel Roots
xx When The War Is Over - Flora Molton

Evidence ECD 26105    3-CD 1999
Living Country Blues: An Anthology
Recorded in October through November 1980.
liner notes by Brett Bonner, Axel Kustner & Jerry Gordon
2.5   Bye And Bye I'm Going To See The King - Flora Molton/The Truth Band
2.17 Vacation in Heaven - Flora Molton/The Truth Band
3.3   I Can't Stand It - Flora Molton

1984 JUNE 14
AFC 1984/007
The 1984 Neptune Plaza Concert Seriesproduced with the assistance of the National Council for the Traditional Arts.
June 14 Flora Molton and Archie Edwards, DC (Blues)
RWA 7352-53 Flora Molton and Archie Edwards, 6-14-84. Two 10" DT mono at 7.5 ips.

REDWOOD RR8507                                 1985   
SISTERFIRE (various artists)
Songs from the third annual Sisterfire Festival, Washington, DC, 1985
B4. Do lord Remember Me - Flora Morton

Lively Stone LSLPS 0101                12"-LP 1987
I Want To Be Ready to Hear God When He Calls
A1 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
A2 I Can't Stand It
A3 Never Drive a Stranger from Your Door
A4 I Want To Be Ready to Hear God When He Calls
A5 All Around Me Shine
B1 Tell Me How Long the Train Been Gone
B2 In the Little Country Town Where I Was Born
B3 Sun Going to Shine in Viet Nam Some Day
B4 Rejected Stone

OCORA(Fr) 558 684            12"-LP/cassette 1987
OCORA(US) 558 684                CD          1993
Flora Molton, Eleanor Ellis
Recorded at studio 105, Radio France, July 8, 1987.
1. Pharaoh Got My People
2. I Heard It Through the True Vine
3. Come on in This House, It's Going to Rain
4. Crying Holy Unto the Lord
5. Peace in the Valley
6. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
7. Traveling Shoes
8. Move on up a Little Higher
9. When I Lay My Burden Down
10. I Want to Be at the Meeting
11. Louis Armstrong
12. Don't You Want to Ride This Train
13. Lord Will Make a Way
14. Don't Let the Devil Ride
15. Path by the Sea
16. Jesus Met the Woman at the Well
17. Where Is the Gambling Man?
18. Vacation in Heaven

Houseparty Productions, Takoma Park, Md. VHS 1989 57min.
Multicultural Media MCM 1011             DVD 2006 57min.
BLUES HOUSEPARTY - Music, Dance and Stories by Masters of the Piedmont Blues
Featuring John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, Archie Edwards, John Jackson,
James Jackson, Cora Jackson, Flora Molton and Larry Wise,
John Dee Holeman and Quentin 'Fris' Holloway
Filmed in 1989 at the late John Jackson's home in Fairfax Station, Virginia,
Produced and Edited by Eleanor Ellis
Directed by Jackson Frost
for the Greater Washington [D.C] Folklore Society.

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Subject: RE: Flora Molton recordings
From: GUEST,Stefan Wirz
Date: 19 May 09 - 12:18 PM

strange coincidence, or what ...
Thomas, just a few days before you posted your list I have added a Flora Molton discography to my pages:
Maybe we should look closer at each other's work and exchange what should be exchanged ;-)
Best regards

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Subject: RE: Flora Molton recordings
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 22 May 09 - 04:35 PM

Hi Stefan,
Just noticed your list - I missed one of the 45s......
I'm working on various listings - Martha Schlamme, John Runge,
Pete Seeger (trying to identify the unusual stuff), Ronnie Gilbert (non-Weavers), Robeson (again, the rare things) etc.
I did a comprehensive resource guide to Almeda Riddle, and Frank Warner (on the Ballad List).
I usually send inquiries and provide copies of the lists on Mudcat,
Ballad, ARSC, 78 lists.
I would like to see a WIKI type EVERYTHING discography online. There are many sites which provide good listings, nothing quite as excellent as yours.
Best wishes, Thomas.

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