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Cornell Recording Society 1950s folk

Thomas Stern 14 Mar 16 - 11:23 AM
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Subject: Cornell Recording Society 1950s folk
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 14 Mar 16 - 11:23 AM

The CORNELL RECORDING SOCIETY produced a handful of releases
of 1950's Cornell Univ. Student folk performers (most notable is a 10" LP by Ellen Stekert who became an important folklorist).

CRS also produced annual discs of the Cornell Glee Club, other more "pop" recordings, and a classical disc.

Below is a list of those folk related releases I am aware of.
If anyone knows of others, please let us know.

I'm also interested in their classical productions.

Would also like to know something about CRS - was it run by Cornell
University, or privately, who were the principals, what years
was it active, is it still operating, did they choose performers, or did the artists hire them to produce their record, etc. ??

Best wishes, Thomas.

10" CRS 1011 Ithaca Baroque Ensemble Telemamn, Loeillet

10" CRS-10021 Dan Isaacson Ballads
•Washington Square Blues
•Rising Sun Blues
•The Creation
•Young Women
•Berta Lee
•Four Nights Drunk
•With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm
•Nine Hundred Miles
•What Folks Are Made Of
•I Gave My Love a Cherry
•Every Night When the Sun Goes In
•Black Eyed Susie

10" CRS 10050 Ellen Stekert Ballads of Careless Love
notes by Harold Thompson
A1 Down in the Willow Garden
A2 Frankie and Johnny
A3 I Know Where I'm Going
A4 Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
A5 Dink's Song
A6 Careless Love
A7 Come All You Fair and Tender Maidewns
A8 The Trees They Do Grow HighB1 Died For Love
B2 Charlie Is My Darling
B3 Omie Wise
B4 The Blackbird
B5 Easy Rider
B6 Go 'way From My Window

ep   CRS 10100 John Flemer
notes by Professor Harold Thompson
Side A
Talking Examination Blues
Greenland Fisheries
Side B
John Henry

There is an album by THE SHERWOODS of CORNELL CRS-10180 which has a few songs which might be folk, but mostly popular material. Anyone
know anything about this group ??

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Subject: RE: Cornell Recording Society 1950s folk
From: GUEST,Finnish Record Freak
Date: 18 Apr 16 - 03:22 PM

I just bought a great jazz 10" by Edé Stewart. The title is "S' wonderful" The voice of Edé Stewart, and its number is CRS-10140.

The songs are: Little girl blue/Dancing on the ceiling/My funny Valentine/Almost like being in love/It could happen to you//But not for me/I hadn't anyone before you/S' wonderful/Foggy day/I get a kick out of you/I don't know why. Total of 11 tracks.

The combo backing her is led by Fred Abraham (vibes), plus Charlie Delgado (piano) and Chuck Chellman (bass). The notes on the cover tell that Edé was from Ithaca and presumably studied at the Cornell University, at least she had an audition and also recorded there.

"The recording was done in the Kimball Room of Willard Straight Hall on the Cornell campus."

I'd like to have some kind of a biography of Edé, cause nothing is found from the net. Please, you older collectors, anything is welcomed!

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