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Subject: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: GUEST,Roberto
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 06:45 AM

I'd like to buy Ed McCurdy recordings, CDs or LPs or cassettes. Can someone tell me where I could find them? Does somebody know if the old Elektra LPs are still available? I have the followings recordings: Ed McCurdy, Naughty & Bawdy, Songs of Olde England; Cowboy Songs; The Best of Ed McCurdy, 1967, Prestige; On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand, 1977; the LP with Robin Hood's Songs; the LP When Dalliance Was in Flower, Vol.2. Thank you. Roberto Campo


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: masato sakurai
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 08:15 AM

Here's a list of his 227 songs from Folk Music Index:

McCurdy, Ed
   Appearance as principal performer

Address to All Concerning Death, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #B.09
As I Walked in the Woods, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #A.05
Back Bay Hill, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), A.02
Ballad of a Young Man, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #A.08
Banks of the Ohio, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #B.02
Barbara Allen/Barbry Allen, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), B.01
Billy Boy, Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 7
Billy Boy, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #A.01
Bitter Withy, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #A.07
Black-Eyed Susie/Susan, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), cut #A.02
Black Is the Color, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), B.05
Black Jack Davy/David, Folk Box, Elektra EKL-9001 (1964), cut # 6
Black Jack Davy/David, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #A.09
Blow the Candle/Candles Out, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #A.01
Bold Fisherman, Folk Festival at Newport. Vol. 3, Vanguard VRS 9064 (1960?), B.05
Brennan on the Moor, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #B.01
Brown-Eyed Lee, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 11
Buffalo Skinners, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 6
Butcher/Butcher's Boy, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #B.03
Canaday(-I-O), Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #B.08
Careless Love, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), B.06
Casey Jones, Everybody Sing, Vol 2., Riverside RLP-1419 (196?), cut # 4a
Celia, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #A.04
Character of a Mistress, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #A.02
Colorado Trail, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), A.03
Come To the Bower, Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 5
Come To the Bower, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), B.05
Cotton-Eyed Joe, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), B.02
Country Wake, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #B.04
Cowboy, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 2
Cowboy's Dream, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 9
Crow Song, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #A.08
Curtains of Night, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 12
Darling Corey, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #A.01
Darby Ram, O Love Is Teasin', Elektra BLP-12051 (1985), cut #1.10
Days Of Forty Nine, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 9
Dear Evelina, Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 1
Dear Evelina, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), A.06
Dreary Black Hills, Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 4
Dreary Black Hills, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), B.04
Drunkard's Doom, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #B.09
Dublin Murder Ballad, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #A.03
Dying Cowboy, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 12
Dying Cowboy, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 14
End, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #B.08
Farewell to Grog, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #A.08
Fornicator, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #B.07
Four Able Physicians, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #B.08
Frankie and Johnnie, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #A.02
Frankie and Johnnie, Folk Festival at Newport. Vol. 3, Vanguard VRS 9064 (1960?), B.07
Frankie Slide, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), cut #B.01
Frog/Froggie Went A-Courting, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #A.10
Gambling on the Sabbath Day, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #B.05
Gambler's Song, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #A.05
Get Up and Bar the Door, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #A.04
Ghost Riders In the Sky, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), cut #A.06
Go Bring Me a Lass, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #A.01
Good Boy('s Song), Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #A.06
Good Bye My Love/Lover Good Bye, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #B.10
Good Old Colony Times, Folk Box, Elektra EKL-9001 (1964), cut # 13
Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), A.07
Green Grow The Lilacs/Laurel, Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 3
Great Grand Dad, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 3
Green Grass Growing All Around, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #A.04
Green Grow The Lilacs/Laurel, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), A.09
Guilty Sea Captain, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #B.02
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane, Everybody Sing, Vol 3., Riverside RLP-1420 (196?), cut #A.01b
High Barbary/Barbaree, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #A.11
Hive of Bees, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #B.01
Hole in the Bucket, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #A.09
How Happy Is She, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #A.02
How Happy's the Miller, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #A.08
Hush Little Baby, Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 6
Hush Little Baby, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), B.09
I Dreamed My Love, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #A.05
I Had a Little Rooster/Cock, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #A.05
I Had a Horse, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #B.06
I Once Had Virtue, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #A.04
I Ride an Old Paint, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), B.06
I Wish I Was, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #B.05
Jack of Diamonds, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 3
Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #B.01
Jesse James, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 8
John Adkin's Farewell, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #B.07
John Brown's Body, Folk Box, Elektra EKL-9001 (1964), cut # 64
John Henry (the Steel Driving Man), Everybody Sing, Vol 2., Riverside RLP-1419 (196?), cut # 4b
John Hardy [Was A Desperate Little Man], Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #B.03
John Henry (the Steel Driving Man), Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #B.07
Jolly Miller, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #B.02
Jolly Pedlar's Pretty Thing, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #B.06
Jolly Tinker, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #B.03
Kentucky Moonshiner(s), Folk Box, Elektra EKL-9001 (1964), cut # 20
Kentucky Moonshiner(s), Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #A.06
Kitt Hath Lost Her Key, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #B.06
Lady So Frolic and Gay, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #B.04
Lamkin/Lamkins, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #B.06
Lamentable Case, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #A.07
Lavender Cowboy, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), cut #A.05
Leatherwing Bat, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), A.05
Little Black Bull, Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 10
Little Black Bull, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 2
Little Black Bull, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #B.02
Little Old Sod Shanty (on the Claim), Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 10
Little Turtle Dove, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), B.03
Lord Randall/Randal, O Love Is Teasin', Elektra BLP-12051 (1985), cut #1.07
Lovely Ohio, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), cut #A.01
Lukey's Boat, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), B.02
Lukey's Boat, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), cut #A.03
Lulu, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #B.08
Lusty Young Smith, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #A.07
Maiden Did a-Bathing Go, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #B.02
Maiden's Delight, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #B.04
Merchant and the Fidler's Wife, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #A.07
Merry Wedding, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #A.06
Miller's Daughter, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #A.04
Mr. Rabbit, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #B.07
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 8
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #A.02
My Gal on the Rio Grande, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 7
My Thing Is My Own, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #B.05
Naomi/Naomie Wise, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #B.09
Noble Duke of York, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #B.09
No More Booze, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #A.07
Of Chloe and Celia, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #B.03
Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #B.04
Oh Susannah, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #A.11
Old Bangum, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #A.10
Old Brass to Mend, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #A.03
Old Fumbler, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #B.04
Old Texas, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 13
One Man Went to Mow, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #A.06
Our Goodman, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #A.04
Petition, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #A.01
Peter Gray, Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 2
Peter Gray, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), A.08
Phillis, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #B.07
Phillycock, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #B.05
Pig and the Inebriete, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #B.04
Playhouse Saint, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #A.06
Pleasant Ballad, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #B.03
Poor and Single Sailor, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #B.04
Poor Lonesome Cowboy, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 11
Poor Polly, the Mad Girl, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #B.04
Portland County Jail, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #B.01
Pretty Saro, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), B.07
Presbyterian Wedding, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #A.06
Punching the Dough, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 5
Rapture, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #A.03
Real Old Mountain Dew, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #A.07
Red River Valley, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 6
Riddle, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #B.01
Ride an Old Paint, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), cut #A.04
Roving Gambler, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #A.03
Run Mountain, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 13
Rye Whiskey, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #A.09
Sacramento, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 1
Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 5
Santa Fe Trail, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 8
Shepherd, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #A.02
She Lay All Naked, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #B.02
She Plays the Game, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #B.06
She Rose to let Me In, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #B.03
Simple Gifts, Folk Box, Elektra EKL-9001 (1964), cut # 38
Sing, Said the Mother ("Sing," Said the Mother), Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 9
Sing, Said the Mother ("Sing," Said the Mother), Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #A.07
Sing Song Kitty (Won't You Ki-Me-O), Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #B.08
Sir Patrick Spens, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #A.01
S M I L E, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #A.03
Son Davie, Son Davie, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #A.05
Sound Country Lass, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #B.02
Spinning Wheel, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #B.07
Springfield Mountain, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #B.05
Springfield Mountain, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #B.06
Squid-Jiggin' Ground, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), cut #A.01
Stagolee, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #B.05
State of Arkansas, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 7
Star of Logy Bay, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), B.08
Streets Of Laredo, Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #A.05
Strawberry Roan, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 10
Swapping Song, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), A.10
Sylvia the Fair, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #B.09
Tenement to Let, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #A.05
There Was a Knight, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #A.05
There Was an Old Woman and She Had a Little Pig, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #A.08
Three Birds, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #B.06
Three Fisherman, Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 11
Three Fisherman, Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #B.03
Three Pretty Fair Maids, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #B.02
Three Ravens, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #A.02
Three Travelers, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #B.05
To a Lady, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #B.07
To Bed to Me, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #B.08
Tobacco Is an Indian Weed, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #B.01
Tom and Doll, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #A.08
Tottingham Frolic, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #A.02
To the West, Ballad Singer's Choice, Tradition TLP 1003 (1956), A.04
Tradesman, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #A.04
Trail to Mexico, Songs of the Old West, Elektra EKL-112 (196?), cut # 4
Trooper, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #A.02
Twa Corbies, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #A.03
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Song), Best of Ed McCurdy, Tradition TLP 1051 (), cut # 12
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Song), Children's Songs, Tradition TLP 1027 (1958), cut #B.11
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Song), Folk Festival at Newport. Vol. 3, Vanguard VRS 9064 (1960?), B.08
Two Maids/Maidens Went Milking (One Day), When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #A.06
Two Sisters, O Love Is Teasin', Elektra BLP-12051 (1985), cut #1.02
Unquiet Grave, Ballad Record, Riverside RLP 12-601 (), cut #A.06
Uptails All, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #A.01
Utah, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 4
Vine, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #B.05
Virgin's Meditation, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #A.08
Wanton Trick, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #A.04
Way to Win Her, Son of Dalliance, Elektra EKL 170 (1959), cut #B.01
Westron/Westryn Wynde, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), B.04
When Cockle Shells Turn to Silver Bells, Folk Festival at Newport. Vol. 3, Vanguard VRS 9064 (1960?), B.06
Where Did You Come From, Newport Broadside. Topical Songs at the Newport Folk Festival..., Vanguard VSD-79144 (1963), cut #B.03
When Flora Had on Her New Gown, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #B.06
When the Work's All Done this Fall, Song of the West, Tradition TLP 2061 (195?), cut # 1
Whilst Alexis Lay Prest, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #A.07
Worried Man Blues, Everybody Sing, Vol 3., Riverside RLP-1420 (196?), cut #A.01a
Worried Man Blues, Folk Singer, Dawn DLP 1127 (1956c), B.03
Would You Have a Young Virgin, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #B.01
Yeoman of Kent, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol III, Elektra EKL-160 (1959), cut #A.01
Yo Ho Ho (and a Bottle of Rum), Blood, Booze 'n Bones, Elektra EKL-108 (1956), cut #B.07
Young Charlotte, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #B.08
Young Man and a/his Maid, When Dalliance Was in Flower, Elektra EKL-110 (195?), cut #A.03
Young Man, When Dalliance Was in Flower. Vol II, Elektra EKL 140 (1960), cut #A.03
Young People Who Delight in Sin, Sin Songs. Pro/Con, Elektra EKL-124 (1955), cut #B.03

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: JJ
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 08:32 AM

You can find LPs on eBay sometimes at a reasonable price. The CDs available at amazon.com look pretty much like what you already have, except for one of children's songs.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 09:51 AM

Roberto,

I have about 2 dozen Ed McCurdy albums and only 3 are available on CD. For some reason he has been overlooked for re-issues. A cheesy compliation of the Dalliance series was recently issued as "Naughty and Bawdy" - a term that Ed would hate.   He was adamant that his recordings were "erotic". He once told me "Oscar Brand sings bawdy ballads, my songs are erotic".

Unfortunately the rights to some of Ed's recordings were sold over the years and I'm not sure who has the legal rights to issue them today.   Ed recorded some classic LP's. In addition to the Dalliance series I highly recommend "Blood Booze and Bones" and "Ballad Singers Choice". He recorded a number of maritime albums in Canada that are harder to find but superb.   His last "official" LP was recorded around 1967 and titled "Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream". I believe that was the first time he actually recorded his song, although he wrote it many years earlier and it was already a "classic".   

In his later years he issued a marvelous cassette tape. The cassette featured what I consider his greatest performance of "Strangest Dream", recorded with a childrens chorus. Ed sold it by mail and I don't think that is available at this time.

I'm glad to see there is still interest in his work. I hope some record company will wake up and issue some of these recordings.   I had the pleasure of interviewing Ed and spending some time with him while he was still in NYC. He was one of the most unique individuals I ever met and his talents have been sadly underappreciated.   Let's keep our fingers crossed for new releases, and in the meantime - check out EBAY!

Ron


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Willie-O
Date: 29 Oct 02 - 08:47 AM

My mother should still have a copy of one of the maritime albums Ron refers to. I think it's called "Homeward Bound, Songs of Nova Scotia". I'll look. Can't remember what other songs are on it, but it doesn't appear on the Folk Music Index listed above.

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: GUEST,Roberto
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 06:22 AM

I want to thank very much Ron for his advise. I've bought through eBay LPs by Ed McCurdy, among which Blood, Booze 'n Bones and Ballad Singer's Choice. I didn't think it was so easy to find them. And they are excellent. Thank you. Roberto Campo


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Mrrzy
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 10:27 AM

Which ones are on CD? I *love* this guy.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Ron Olesko
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 10:41 AM

My pleasure Campo! I'm glad you enjoy them!   Ed recorded a number of wonderful albums in the late 50's and early 60's, and they sold in decent numbers. That is one reason you will find them on e-bay and in used record stores. E-bay is a great source for find recordings from artists like Ed.

Ed became ill during the mid-60's, and he also suffered from some alcohol problems.   While he overcame these, he was eclipsed and largely forgotten by the folk revival. It is a real tragedy in my view as I think Ed was brillant and deserves more credit then he received. He was incredibly supportive of new artists and was one of the early supporters of Fast Folk (originally the Coop) and Speakeasy. He continued to write and record, some on Folkways and some self-released, and eventually he moved to Novia Scotia.   I consider Ed, as a musician, to be in the same class as Pete Seeger and Dave Van Ronk.

I hope that someone will consider re-issuing his recordings.   To my knowledge, there are only 3 CD's available.   "Naughty and Bawdy" (Ed would have hated that title as he considered his songs erotic, not bawdy) is a cheap compilation of the Dalliance series, there is a re-issue of the Childrens Song on CD, and the best CD issue is the Cowboy Songs from Traditions which is now issued by Fantasy.   I think it is a crime that Blood, Booze and Bones - an album that influenced many artists including Tom Paxton, is not available. I really miss Ed and I hope more people will someday discover his music.

Are any record labels reading this???

Ron


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 21 Nov 02 - 10:55 AM

I wasn't around at the time, but I spoke to people who remember the early days of Ed McCurdy's arrival in Halifax.

He was a pillar of the folk community for many years until health issues reared its head. Clary Croft would be a perfect person to talk about Ed McCurdy's years in Halifax.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Nov 02 - 10:44 AM

Ron,

When forced to break up my father's record collection after his death, I let the more "popular" recordings go to my brother, figuring that I'd be able to replace those most easily. That included all of the McCurdy albums. I do have tapes of them and I photocopied all of the liner notes, but it isn't the same. I assumed the world would have lots of CD's of McCurdy's old recordings. Now I'll cross my fingers that someone figures out that this body of work needs an new life!

SRS


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: GUEST,Tar Far
Date: 22 Nov 02 - 11:19 AM

Ed sings "Blood on the Saddle'' and "Lavender Cowboy'' on a Vanguard "Newport Folk Festival 1960'' recording. He also rattles off a couplet about the era's most famous self-help guru: "Since I've heard Norman Vincent Peale-ing/ I've lost that rundown feeling.''


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: GUEST,jgordon
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 10:33 PM

Ed had a program on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the early 50s. His theme song was Cotton-eye Joe. He was living in Nova Scotia then. I love his versions of "Black is the color of my true love's hair," and sea songs Like "Lukie's boat is painted green" and
"The squid-jiggin' ground." I had his album "Lyrica Erotica" but lost it along the way. I've watched for any sign of him for years. I just looked up the lyrics for "Under the willow tree" and came aupon all this.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: topical tom
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 10:47 PM

I well remember listening to his radio programme in the '50s.As a young lad I always loved hearing him sing. IMO he is one of the most overlooked of singer-songwriters. I used to like especially his version of "Tickle Cove Pond".


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: meself
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 11:33 PM

I performed on the same bill as Ed McCurdy at a small pro-peace event at Dalhousie University in the late '70s or early '80s, just after he had moved to Halifax. I had no idea who he was, although I was aware of the buzz concerning his move to Halifax. Anyway, we chatted, and he wanted to know all about who I was and what I was about, and was very encouraging ...

My other memory of him is from an after-party for the Atlantic Folk Festival, maybe that following summer. It was in one of those big old wooden Halifax houses, packed with exuberant revellers and musicians. Looking through a doorway into a room, I saw Ed McCurdy sitting straight-backed on a straight-backed wooden chair, both hands propped on top of a cane, singing Amazing Grace, in that deep, wonderful voice. The room was packed with a silent, spellbound crowd of young people, many sitting literally at his feet. Not exactly the big time, but it must have been a satisfying moment for him.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 12:29 AM

A couple of albums to add to the above lists with songs not listed at Folk Music index:
"Treasury of American Folk Song", Elektra EKL 205, accompanied by Erik Darling. 2 disc set. Features many songs not listed at Folk Music Index.
"Folk Songs of the Sea - WINDJAMMER", Spin-O-Rama #M 128. Artist listed a Chad Willis and the Beachstones, but it is unmistakeably Mr. McCurdy.
I also have an album of Cowboy Songs (can't find it at the moment) on a no-name label. One side, again is McCurdy under pseudonym.
Finally I have a McCurdy album on Spin-O-Rama #S 122,"Folk Songs and Hootenanny" which has a couple of songs not listed above. The strange thing about this album is that the photo is not Ed Murdy...or an extremely young EM (I doubt it), and the back of the album cover has line art of Hank Williams!

BTW, I believe Fok Music index is run by one Jane Keefer. About sixteen months ago I offered to add to her database from my quasi-extensive collection (about 500 LPs from about 1956), but she wanted copies of the recordings in addition to the information, and thought that was a bit much to ask.

She has done a great service with what she's provided, however.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 01:25 AM

Well, there have been a number of Ed McCurdy CD's released over the years. My database says here's what I have:
  • A Ballad Singer's Choice (Tradition)
  • When Dalliance Was In Flower and Maidens Lost Their Heads: The Best of Dalliance (Rhino Handmade)
  • Children's Songs - The Greatest Hits (Legacy International)
  • Cowboy Songs of the Old West, Alan Lomax & Ed McCurdy (Legacy International)
  • Cowboy Songs (Tradition)
  • Songs and Stories (Smithsonian/Folkways)
  • A Treasure Chest of American Folk Song (Folkline)
If I recall correctly, both of the Cowboy albums are the same - but I can't find either one just now.

-Joe-
    July 2013
    Since this post, I have acquired:
    • Blood Booze 'N Bones (Elektra)
    • When Dalliance Was In Flower - Four Complete (Elektra) Albums [Jsamine Records]


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 01:26 PM

Ed also was selling a cassette tape of his songs in his later years. It was called "Songs after 60" and it contained a version of Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream that was recorded with a choir of children - it may be the most beautiful recording of all.

Also, I shoud correct something I wrote several years ago in this th read. The LP "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream" was recorded in 1976, not 1967 as my typo suggests. Tracy Schwarz and Hedy West helped produce the LP which was issued by Bear Family Records in Germany.

I'm not sure of the dates of the two Folkways LP's that ed recorded with his son Dana - one was a gospel album and the other childrens stories.

Also, there is another thread about "Miracle of the Wheat", a 45 that Ed recorded in the late 1950's.   Apparently this is a very rare recording and much sought after by folks in Cincinnati. I get requests each year for copies, which I'm afraid I cannot legally supply.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: GUEST,johnny
Date: 22 Mar 09 - 10:11 PM

Mccurdy's version of Tickle Cove Pond is the definitive one.I had it but lost it. When I was ayoung boy in the fifties, I remember passing McCurdy on Preston Street in Halifax. I recognized him from TV. Within a 100 feet of that spot lived our neighbors, the McCurdys. Thirty years later, when he moved to Halifax, I used to serve him at a newsstand I worked at. He looked great. Bearded, flowing hair, tweed cape, big imposing man with a formal but friendly manner and well dressed and still pleased to be recognized.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: matt milton
Date: 23 Mar 09 - 08:14 AM

Emusic have three of his albums:

http://www.emusic.com/artist/MP3-Download/11647468.html

If MP3s are acceptable to you you could sign up to them for a couple of months just to get those and then cancel your subscription...


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: GUEST,Ken Draycott
Date: 18 May 11 - 02:42 PM

I have the 3 copies of "When daliance was in flower and maidend lost thier heads" and would like to replace them with CD's.
Are they available on CD and how mush$$
Thanks in advance


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Bettynh
Date: 18 May 11 - 03:52 PM

Amazon (USA) has 28 Ed McCurdy albums listed in its Mp3 dept.. Some are available as CDs and vinyl (used) as well.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 May 11 - 03:37 PM

Most of them are on MOG. He had SUCH a beautiful voice. We had all those tenors, Pete Seeger with and without the rest of the Weavers, but his baritone flowing through my ears makes me feel as I imagine a cat must when being delightfully petted.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Taconicus
Date: 19 May 11 - 03:42 PM

I went to high school with his son Dana. I wonder what he's doing these days.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: MikeT
Date: 20 May 11 - 03:53 PM

'Stangest Dream' is one of my favorite songs ever. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform years ago, probably the late 60's at the Caffe Lena in Saratoga. It remains in my memory as one of the most remarkable performances ever. He was clearly in some physical discomfort, probably with his back, as he was on a tall stool, and had trouble being comfortable. He did sit/stand really upright. He also had some trouble playing his nylon stringed guitar. In spite of all this, he held the audience in the palm of his hand all night long, all three nights. His voice was a gift from God. What a performer and entertainer. He knew how to connect with and audience in a way I have seldom seen. We all sang strangest dream together. Yes, he was amazing, and I am glad to see this thread about him. I think of him, and his performances often when I am trying to understand what is important in performance, entertaining and life in general.


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 13 Jan 12 - 08:00 PM

THE LEGEND(S)OF ROBIN HOOD, narrator Michael Kane, sung by Ed McCurdy, guitar accompanient by Frank Hamilton.
This has been issued on various LP's, and is readily found at used record sources. However, a CD reissue (dated 2002) seems to have
escaped notice. There is NO mention of the performers on the cover or
back of the package.

Below is a list of the releases of this album which I've seen.
Any additions/corrections appreciated.
Thanks!
Best wishes, Thomas.

Riverside RLP 12-810          LP 1957
Riverside Wonderland 1458      LP 1961
Wonderland LP 290             LP 19??
Drive PUR 1385                CD 2002


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 03:00 PM

refresh

Anyone out there interested ??

explicit question: does anyone know if GOLDEN RECORDS issued
the ROBIN HOOD album ? It would have a catalog number prefix "GW"

The CD on DRIVE Records was distributed by IMAGE Entertainment.

Best wishes, Thomas.


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Subject: When Dalliance Was in Flower: Four Complete Albums
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 05:05 PM

There's a pretty good Ed McCurdy discography here (click). As somebody said above, Amazon now has 29 Ed McCurdy MP3 albums available for download.

I found another at emusic.com, a Jasmine Records compilation titled When Dalliance Was in Flower: Four Complete Albums - that's 63 tracks, a total of nearly 151 minutes of music. This includes all four Elektra "Dalliance" albums, When Dalliance Was in Flower and Maidens Lost Their Heads, Volumes 1-3, and Son of Dalliance.

-Joe-
Here's the track listing:

    When Dalliance Was in Flower

    Volume One (EKL-110)
    1 Go Bring Me A Lass 1:39
    2 The Trooper 2:14
    3 A Young Man And A Maid 1:45
    4 A Wanton Trick 2:24
    5 There Was A Knight 2:11
    6 Two Maidens Went Walking One Day 2:23
    7 A Lusty Young Smith 3:15
    8 Tom And Doll 4:30
    9 A Riddle 2:31
    10 A Maiden Did A Bathing Go 2:42
    11 The Jolly Tinker 1:44
    12 Old Fumbler 1:38
    13 The Three Travelers 3:03
    14 Kit Hath Lost Her Key 1:19
    15 To A Lady 2:13
    16 The Four Able Physicians 2:24
    17 Sylvia The Fair 1:51
    Volume Two (EKL-140)
    18 Uptails All 1:44
    19 Tottingham Frolic 2:46
    20 A Young Man 1:30
    21 A Tradesman 1:56
    22 A Tenement To Let 1:52
    23 The Playhouse Saint 3:01
    24 Merchant And The Fiddler's Wife 2:21
    25 A Virgin's Meditation 2:04
    26 Would You Have A Young Virgin 1:37
    27 The Jolly Miller 2:32
    28 Of Chloe And Celia 1:59
    29 A Lady So Frolic And Gay 1:22
    30 My Thing Is My Own 2:29
    31 The Jolly Pedlar's Pretty Thing 3:16
    32 Phillis 2:17
    33 To Bed To Me 3:39
    Volume Three (EKL-160)
    34 The Yeoman Of Kent 3:02
    35 The Shepherd 3:31
    36 Old Brass To Mend 4:28
    37 Celia 1:57
    38 As I Walked In The Woods 1:50
    39 The Merry Wedding 2:01
    40 Whilst Alexis Lay Prest 1:42
    41 How Happy's The Miller 1:24
    42 The Hive Of Bees 4:12
    43 The Sound Country Lass 1:20
    44 She Rose To Me Let Me In 3:27
    45 The Country Wake 1:32
    46 Pillycock 2:57
    47 When Flora Had On Her New Gown 1:16
    48 The Spinning Wheel 2:21
    49 The End 3:01
    Son of Dalliance (EKL-170)
    50 Petition 1:53
    51 Character Of A Mistress 2:10
    52 Rapture 2:24
    53 The Miller's Daughter 2:33
    54 I Dreamed My Love 3:11
    55 The Presbyterian Wedding 3:05
    56 A Lamentable Case 2:36
    57 The Way To Win Her 2:42
    58 She Lay All Naked 2:19
    59 A Pleasant Ballad 1:54
    60 A Maiden's Delight 2:37
    61 The Vine 2:22
    62 Three Birds 1:44
    63 The Fornicator 3:14


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: PHJim
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 05:47 PM

I first saw Ed at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia, Ontario in 1961. He did a main stage performance and did a vocal workshop where he would criticise (positive and negative) the voices of volunteers from the audience.
My wife and I saw him at a later Mariposa (late '80s or early '90s)in Barrie. He and Jamie Snider were singing "Last Night I Had..." when Joan Baez came onto the stage and stuck her head between them and sang a harmony line.
During that same era, maybe a few years later, Ed came to Cobourg's Waterfront Festival and I was given the job of chauffeuring him around.
He told me what a thrill he had gotten from having Joan Baez comeout and sing with him. He had had a huge crush on her in the sixties. He flirted shamelessly with my wife and drew some lovely pictures for my kids.
He told the audience that he had changed the words of his famous song from "The room was filled with men" to "Filled with women and men." He even handed out lead sheets with the new words and had the audience sing along.
During dinner he recounted many tales of the people he had known and recounted anecdotes about his folk friends. An enjoyable weekend and a lovely man.


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Subject: Tracks: A Ballad Singer's Choice (Ed McCurdy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 06:41 PM

What a great story, Jim!

Here's another Ed McCurdy album that's available on MP3: A Ballad Singer's Choice. The label of my reissue is Hallmark/The Orchard. It was originally issued on the Tradition, label, TLP-1003.

    A Ballad Singer's Choice

    1 The Lovely Ohio 1:29
    2 Back Bay Hill 2:37
    3 Colorado Trail 1:34
    4 To The West 1:29
    5 The Bird's Courtship 2:50
    6 Dear Evelina 2:18
    7 A Great Big Sea Hove In Long Beach 1:13
    8 Peter Gray 2:36
    9 Green Grow Lilacs 2:54
    10 The Swapping Song 2:48
    11 Barbara Allen 3:54
    12 Lukey's Boat 1:33
    13 Little Turtle Dove 1:56
    14 The Dreary Black Hills 2:23
    15 Come To The Bower 1:37
    16 I Ride Old Paint 2:49
    17 Pretty Saro 3:08
    18 The Star Of Logy Bay 4:13
    19 Hush Little Baby 1:32


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Subject: Tracks: Blood Booze 'n Bones (Ed McCurdy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 06:54 PM

And another, Blood Booze 'n Bones (EKL-108):

    Blood Booze 'n Bones

    1 Darlin' Cory 2:46
    2 Josie 1:56
    3 The Dublin Murder Ballad 2:16
    4 Four Nights Drunk 1:58
    5 Cowboy's Lament 2:28
    6 Kentucky Moonshiner 2:03
    7 No More Booze 2:33
    8 Farewell To Grog 3:16
    9 Portland County Jail 1:11
    10 Banks Of The Ohio 2:04
    11 John Hardy 2:52
    12 The Pig And The Inebriate 2:02
    13 Stackerlee 1:49
    14 Lamkins 1:42
    15 Yo Ho Ho 4:08
    16 Lulu 2:20
    17 The Drunkard's Doom 3:21


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Subject: Tracks: A Treasure Chest of American Folk Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jul 13 - 03:09 AM

Here's another one, the last McCurdy album on Elektra. My database says I bought a reissue on the Folkline label in 2008, but I can't find the album available now.

A Treasure Chest of American Folk Song

Ed McCurdy accompanied by Erik Darling

Initial release : 1961

Elektra

  1. Who Is The Man
  2. The Two Sisters
  3. Yorkshire Bite
  4. Frog's Courtship
  5. Gypsy Laddie
  6. Andrew Bardine
  7. Lord Randal
  8. The Paw Paw Patch
  9. In Old Virginny
  10. Boll Weevil
  11. Hunters Of Kentucky
  12. Derby Ram
  13. The Squirrel
  14. Black Is The Color
  15. Rock About, My Saro Jane
  16. Down In The Valley
  17. Across The Western Ocean
  18. Paddy Works On The Railway
  19. My Pretty Little Pink
  20. Lane County Bachelor
  21. Careless Love
  22. Bury Me Beneath The Willow
  23. Gently, Fair Jenny
  24. Simple Gifts
  25. Wondrous Love
  26. John Brown's Body
  27. There Was An Old Soldier
  28. Jesse James
  29. The Cowboy's Dream
  30. Roving Gambler
  31. James Whaland
  32. Clinch Mountain
  33. Willy The Weeper
  34. Hard Travelin'


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jul 13 - 03:20 AM

There's an interesting piece on McCurdy, Paul Clayton, Oscar Brand, and Elektra in Becoming Elektra: The True Story of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label, by Mick Houghton.


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Subject: Tracks: Sin Songs (Ed McCurdy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jul 13 - 03:45 AM

One more Elektra album, Sin Songs, EKL-124, released in 1960. I have not been able to find this album on CD or MP3.

Sin Songs: Pro and Con


Side One: Pro
A1                 The Jolly Boatman                
A2                 How Happy Is She                
A3                 Roving Gambler                
A4                 I Once Had Virtue                
A5                 The Gambler's Song                
A6                 The Good Boy's Song                
A7                 Good Old Mountain Dew                
A8                 Ballad Of A Young Man                
A9                 Rye Whiskey                

Side Two: Con
B1                 Tobacco Is An Indian Weed                
B2                 Three Pretty Fair Maids                
B3                 Young People Who Delight In Sin                
B4                 Poor Polly, The Mad Girl                
B5                 Gambling On The Sabbath Day                
B6                 She Plays The Game                
B7                 John Adkin's Farewell                
B8                 Frozen Charlottie                
B9                 An Address To All Concerning Death


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: open mike
Date: 21 Jul 13 - 04:05 AM

Ed McCurdy (January 11, 1919 – March 23, 2000) was an American folk singer ... His single "Miracle of the Wheat" released on Kapp Records in 1956 ...... Ed McCurdy recorded "The Miracle of the Wheat" in 1958.

The American folk singer delivers the lyrics in a robust baritone voice. Intoning every word, he sounds if he were Dickens' ghost of Christmas present.

The "Miracle" takes place on a farm "in Dakota" on a frigid Dec. 24. A farmer whose wheat crop has failed hears a knock at his door. Two travelers, "I am Joseph, with my good wife, and Mary is her name," need a place to stay. The farmer shows them to the barn. In the night, he hears an infant cry.

At dawn, he awakes to find a field of golden wheat. He runs to the barn to spread the news of the miracle. But the travelers are gone. They've left a Bible with a passage circled:

"Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."


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Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 05 Mar 18 - 03:53 PM

Please send corrections, additions.
Thanks, Thomas.



ED (EDWARD POTTS) McCURDY
-------------------------
Folksinger, songwriter, actor.

Jan 11, 1919 Willow Hill, PA
Mar 23, 2000 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Parents:
Siblings:

Married:
WIFE: Beryl

CHILDREN: Jim (b.1948)
          Mary
          Dana (b.1952)





MUDCAT:
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 10:37 AM

I was lucky enough to be Ed's chauffer when he played at Cobourg's Waterfront Festival many years ago. He had many interesting stories to tell about Joan Baez (He had a monsterous crush on her*), Judy Collins and Stacey Keach and Merrick Jarrett. He said he completed Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream at Merrick's kitchen table and Merrick was not overly enthusiastic about the song when he showed it to him. He was also a shameless flirt and flirted with my wife whether or not I was present.

*I saw him play the Strangest Dream with Jamie snyder on guitar at Mariposa and part way through, Joan Baez walked out and started to put on a harmony. He said that was one of his finest memories.



MUDCAT:
Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: meself - PM
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 11:33 PM

I performed on the same bill as Ed McCurdy at a small pro-peace event at Dalhousie University in the late '70s or early '80s, just after he had moved to Halifax. I had no idea who he was, although I was aware of the buzz concerning his move to Halifax. Anyway, we chatted, and he wanted to know all about who I was and what I was about, and was very encouraging ...

My other memory of him is from an after-party for the Atlantic Folk Festival, maybe that following summer. It was in one of those big old wooden Halifax houses, packed with exuberant revellers and musicians. Looking through a doorway into a room, I saw Ed McCurdy sitting straight-backed on a straight-backed wooden chair, both hands propped on top of a cane, singing Amazing Grace, in that deep, wonderful voice. The room was packed with a silent, spellbound crowd of young people, many sitting literally at his feet. Not exactly the big time, but it must have been a satisfying moment for him.



Richard Flohil [program notes, MARIPOSA Folk Festival 1990]:
'Sometimes grumpy and irascible, he is unique; a man of warmth and sensibility, and a link with
   the great folk singers of the past'






COMPOSITIONS
===================================================================================

C/O THE RICHMOND ORGANIZATION
266 W 37TH ST FL 17
NEW YORK , NY 10018
(212)594-9795

1. DRAMMEN OM FRED P$ V$R JORD Work ID: 340173397   [Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream]

2. IRISH SONG                   Work ID: 390189474
   ESSEX MUSIC INC

3. KING S HIGHWAY THE          Work ID: 410021551

4. 1950 LAST NIGHT I HAD THE STRANGEST DREAM   Work ID: 420108903
       ALMANAC MUSIC INC

5. SESAME STREET CUE            Work ID: 498068221

???
Charlie snyder
Jolly Old Roger


"Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream"
"King's Highway"
    became the official theme songs for the PEACE CORPS and VISTA



------------------ Colorado Cannibal

The Ballad of Alfred Packer refers to at least two songs, one by Phil Ochs and the other by Jack Guinn with help from Katie Lee and Ed McCurdy. Jack was a reporter for the Denver Post and Katie Lee and Ed McCurdy were appearing at the Exodus, a well known Denver folk club in the 60s when the song was written. The whole story is in Katie Lee's book "10,000 Goddam Cattle". The lyrics posted on the Mudcat site are the ones to the Guinn/Lee/McCurdy song.
Ed Stabler


BIBLIOGRAPHY
===================================================================================


Brown, Bill. 'CBC's sorrowful troubadour,' Montreal Standard, 20 Jul 1949



Ed McCurdy's Song Book of Wit and Mirth
the choice from his recordings of dalliance songs
all lyrics adapted, rearranged and interpreted by Ed McCurdy
all musical settings by Ed McCurdy
24p. 31cm
HARGAIL MUSIC PRESS c1963.
The Hargail folk anthology HFA-14



???????????????????????????????          is this a publication, or distributor for the LP ?????????????????
Homeward Bound
St. John's, NF Duckworth Distribution, 1992
ADC-4608



1927 - 1978 (5th Edition)
OLD TIME SONGS and POETRY of NEWFOUNDLAND
Gerald S. Doyle Ltd., purveyors of castor oil and other essentials.

The 1978 edition has 31 songs and half a dozen ballads. Included are Ticklecove Pond,
Hard Hard Times, Homeward and Harbor Le Cou, all recorded by Ed McCurdy on an album in the late 50s.


Neil V. Rosenberg, "The Canadianization of Newfoundland Folksong; or the Newfoundlandization of Canadian Folksong," Journal of Canadian Studies 29/1, 1994.
The marketing of music and song on phonograph recordings that specifically ... Today his 41 hours of tape recordings from those summers are the oldest extant sound recordings of ... One was Ed McCurdy, regularly featured on national CBC.


"Folk singer a fixture at Mariposa festival," Globe and Mail, 30 Mar 2000


Brown, Lorne. "Ed McCurdy," Canadian Folk Music Bulletin, Mar-Jun 2000




OBITUARIES
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NY Times- NEIL STRAUSS, April 1, 2000

Sing Out! The Folk Song Magazine, ISSN 0037-5624, 2000, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp. 22 - 23
Last Chorus: Ed McCurdy 1919-2000 by Doug Yeager

Dirty Linen 08/2000 Start Page 8
Tossing Out the Fish: In Memoriam--Ed McCurdy by Paul E. Comeau

The Independent, ISSN 0951-9467, 04/04/2000, p. 6
Obituary: Ed McCurdy by Spencer Leigh

Canadian Folk Music Bulletin 34.1/2 (2000)
Ed McCurdy-Ave atque vale Lorne Brown





CHRONOLOGY
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biographical information from:
CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA (Author Lynne Hoover, Betty Nygaard King)
    http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/emc/ed-mccurdy
WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_McCurdy
album liner notes
MUDCAT online forum http://www.mudcat.org/
NY Times obituary (NEIL STRAUSS, April 1, 2000)
Canadian Folk Music Bulletin 34.1/2 (2000) Ed McCurdy-Ave atque vale Lorne Brown


discographical data compiled from recordings, library and archive catalogs, trade publications,
and recollections of collectors and associates.

Recordings of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) programs, held by the
LIBRARY and ARCHIVES OF CANADA, are designated by an ISN number.
The full Library and Archives of Canada catalog listing can be viewed by consulting their website.
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/020114_e.html


TV information from many sources, including:
http://www.tvarchive.ca/



Jan 11, 1919 born: Willow Hill, PA

1934    Oklahoma: voice student, introduced to folk music

1937    Gospel singer, Manhattan (NYC)

1940's WKY radio, Oklahoma City gospel singer

       nightclub singer - worked in Niagara Falls and Toronto.
       met future wife at a show in Vancouver, 20 year old dancer Beryl xxxxx.


????    Vaudeville
          romantic baritone singer for Sally Rand burlesque act
          singer and straight man for "Fat" Jack E. Leonard


Billboard Nov 7, 1942 NIGHT CLUBS - VAUDEVILLE
SPOKANE-Major Bowes ALL GIRL unit grossd good business at the Orpehum
October 21-24., according to Manager W.R.Seals. Fly by Night and Heart
of the Rio Grande were on the screen.
Post Street's bill for October 23-25 drew well above average. It included
Floyd and Emma Lou, Jackie Swift, Sabine O'Neal, Crewe and Summers, Ed
McCurdy, Blondie's Blessed Event and The Man Who Returned to Life.

                  

1943 Film Strip & Soundtrack BACK THE ATTACK - how to sell Victory Bonds       ISN 319997
      National War Finance Committee                                             NWFC VL-10-2
      National Bank of Canada, RCA Victor Company Limited.
      Ed McCurdy host/narrator
Consultation copy:
A1 2000-11-0005


1945    moved to VANCOUVER

Billboard Dec 7, 1946 San Francisco "Baritone Ed McCurdy into Matteoni's, Stockton"


date unknown CBC         Ed McCurdy and His Rhythm Pals                  ISN 129613

1947-48 CBC-radio, Vancouver "Ed McCurdy Sings"

RADIO: 1947-06-03 CBR Vancouver    Ed McCurdy Sings                   ISN 197869

RADIO: 1947-06-13 CBR Vancouver    Ed McCurdy Sings                   ISN 197869    15min

RADIO: 1947-06-14 CBR Vancouver    Ed McCurdy Sings                   ISN 197870    9mn

RADIO: 1947-10-02                  Ed McCurdy Sings                   ISN 197884    13mn
                                    featuring songs sung by Captain Cates


RADIO: 1947-12-30 CBR             Sportman's Guide                   ISN 198039    12mn
Production date: 1947-12-30; Release date: 1948-01-01
Producer, Art Sager; technical control, Bill Howard; announcer, Floyd Morris; host, Hal Denton

Radio program featuring an interview by Hal Denton with Ed McCurdy, folksinger, about: the radio program "Ed McCurdy Sings"; hunting; fishing; including singing of folksongs by Ed McCurdy and comments by Hal Denton about an essay contest; with announcer Lloyd Morris.


RADIO: 1948-09-24                   Ed McCurdy                         ISN 148177   15mn
Ed McCurdy sings western ballads:
   Wild Bill Joe
   On Springfield Mountain
   On the Banks of the Lonely River
   Come, Oh My Love, Oh Fare Ye Well
Catalogue number: 3602-A



PUNKINHEAD (Eaton's) 7001                     10"-78rpm 1948?
[storybook Bear invented by Eaton's Department Store, Christmas 1948.]
7001-A 1. Punkinhead in Bearland
          Narrated by Ed Murdy
       2. The Song Punkinhead
          Sung by Ed McCurdy
7001-B 1. Punkinhead and the Snow Fairy
       2. Punkinhead in Santa's Workshop
Sung by Ed McCurdy
Jimmy Coxon at the Organ



RADIO: 1949-01-29 CBR Vancouver    This Week - The Vitamin Minstrel    ISN 198680   14mn 30s
Radio program including a documentary by Ross McLean, with Ed McCurdy, Joan Fowler, Jerry Sarracini, singers; and Byng Whittaker, announcer.


http://dahoglund.hubpages.com/hub/The-Folksingers-part-5-Ed-McCurdy
"It was in his Canadian period that he developed an interest in folk music and released his first folk record in 1949. He had a folk show in New York’s Village Vanguard in 1950 and he moved his family to New York. He became the world’s best-known folk singer. His other professional work was televisions as the “L&M Cigarette man." He was also emcee for the George Gobel show on national TV. Gobel was a very popular comedian at that time. By 1954 Ed had a children’s show "Freddy the Fireman."



1949    CBC, Toronto "Singing in the Wilderness"

RADIO: 1949-04-01                   Welcome to Newfoundland            ISN 229152
Producer/narrator, J. Frank Willis

For the first time Newfoundland is connected as a part of the CBC's Trans-Canada Network. This is a special program to welcome the new Province of Newfoundland to Confederation. It features the following item: Newfoundland folk songs, followed by a comment by E.J. Pratt, explaining the proper pronouncement of Newfoundland and describing some of its charactaristics.
"Up the Pond" played by Howard Cable and his Orchestra.
Ed McCurdy recites "The Tales of Horner Jane".
In conclusion is a statement from Captain [Gubbage], OBE.,skipper of the steamship "Cabot Strait".
Joseph Schull sends a personal message on behalf of the Royal Canadian Navy to the citizens of Newfoundland.   Schull speaks of the activities of the Island of Newfoundland during the last war.
This is followed by a medley of seafaring songs.
From Ottawa, Leonard W. Brockington sends greetings from the nine older provinces to the tenth province of the Dominion.
Songs include songs from Newfoundland:
   "The Petty Harbour Bait Skiff" and and "The Tale of the Hemmer Jane", sung by Ed McCurdy;
    three Newfoundland songs arranged for girls' voices by Leslie Bell, "Bonavista Harbour", "The Long Beach Sea" and "I's the B'y that Builds the Boat";
    the RCNVR Barber Song; songs from the Maritimes, a medley called "Songs from the Gulf" arranged by Leslie Bell and Howard Cable; "We'll Rant and We'll Roar Like True Newfoundlanders"; Lukie's Boat is Painted Green"; "À la claire fontaine"; "Le chapelet de l'évêque"; and "The Squidjiggin' Ground". <1h>
Catalogue number: 490401-3



RADIO: 1949-05-13                     Ed McCurdy Sings
Catalogue number: 37494

RADIO: 1949-08-12                     Ed McCurdy Sings             ISN: 32254
Catalogue number: 38565

RADIO: 1949-08-12                     Ed McCurdy Sings             ISN: 268563
Catalogue number: 490812-1



[recorded about 1949 - based on other Monogram matrix numbers]
ED McCURDY, vocal
RAY NORRIS, guitar

MONOGRAM Records Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 134 154 160 164    10"-78rpm   1949-1950
BEAVER 3006 3010                                                    10"-78rpm c.1954


BEAVER 3010             10" 78rpm Non Breakable
C-2131 APPLES, PEACHES and CHERRIES (PROBABLY FROM APOLLO c.`1947]
       JOSH WHITE and his guitar
MRC 777 RIDE AN OLD PAINT
       LAVENDER COWBOY
       ED McCURDY and his guitar


MRC 760 RIDERS IN THE SKY (Stan Jones)               MONOGRAM 134-A 1949
MRC 761 BALLADE OF THE FRANK SLIDE (Robert Gard)    MONOGRAM 134-B

MRC 776 COTON-EYED JOE; WORRIED MAN BLUES            MONOGRAM 160    Billboard Mar 25, 1950 Advance releases
                                                      BEAVER 3006
         "Cotton-Eyed Joe" was Ed McCurdy's 1950's CBC theme song.

MRC 777 RIDE AN OLD PAINT                            BEAVER 3010
         LAVENDER COWBOY
          ED McCURDY and his guitar

MRC 778 ???   
            
MRC 779 CARELESS LOVE                               MONOGRAM 160
                                                      BEAVER 3006

         
         LUKEY'S BOAT; BLACK EYED SUSY                MONOGRAM 154    Billboard Dec 3 1949 Advance
         SQUID JIGGIN' GROUND                         MONOGRAM 154

         BALLADE OF THE FRANK SLIDE                   MONOGRAM 164    Billboard March 25 1950 Advance   
         WESTERN WYNDE; BLACK IS THE COLOR            MONOGRAM 164




[Possibly the SEECO albums are drawn from the MONOGRAM c.1949 session,
partly based on producer credit, accompaniment, songs, and connections between the
Canadian Monogram label and SEECO founder Sidney Siegel. It is also possible
that the SEECO albums were recorded in the 1950's duplicating the Monogram titles.]

DAWN (Seeco) DLP 1127 THE FOLK SINGER                   LP ??1955 [label discontinued in 1958]
SEECO celp 439         THE FOLK SINGER                   LP 2/1958
BRONJO (Seeco) BR-107 THE FOLK SINGER                   LP early 1960's    [99-cent label]

THE FOLK SINGER
Ed McCurdy accompanied on guitar by Ray Norris.

liner notes; Jack Stanley
produced by Chuck Darwin

A1 Squid Jiggin' Ground               
A2 Pretty Little Black Eyed Susy      
A3 Lukey's Boat
A4 Ride An Old Paint
A5 Lavender Cowboy
A6 Riders in the Sky
B1 Ballad of (The) Frank Slide
B2 Cotton-Eyed Joe
B3 It Takes A Worried Man To Sing A Worried Song
B4 Western Wind
B5 Black Is The Color
B6 Careless Love

1950    composed "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream"

1950    Village Vanguard, New York City                         WHAT IS ACTUAL DATE ???????????????


RADIO: 1950-01-13                     Ed McCurdy                   ISN: 15279
Portion of radio program featuring singer Ed McCurdy performing folk songs and commenting on them. He sings Bonny George Campbell. The announcer is Harry Mannis.
Catalogue number: 40635
Consultation copy: C04505


RADIO: 1950-01-13                     Ed McFerguson                ISN: 15280
Spoof of the singing of Ed McCurdy by Max Ferguson, playing his character Marvin Mellobell. Ferguson, as Mellowbell, sings a comic song featuring jokes about radio show titles, to guitar accompaniment.
Catalogue number: 40635
Consultation copy: C04505


RADIO 1950-02-05 CBC-Toronto          Stage 50: The Man in the Blue Moon    ISN: 116321
director/producer, Andrew Allan; announcer, Lamont Tilden; music, Lucio Agostini; sound, David Taskers; technical assistant, Andrew Stewart
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy, John Drainie, Charmion King, Howard Milsom, Pegi Brown, Budd Knapp, Katherine Blake, [John Howe], John Colicos, Paul Kligman, Alan Pearce, Tommy Tweed, E.M. Margoleste, Gerard Sarracini
Description: DRAMA
Catalogue number: 40999 500205-1


RADIO: 1950-04-04                      Ed McCurdy                      ISN: 357649
Catalogue number: 1538


RADIO: 1950-04-14
         Tales of the Minstrels-The Tale of the Rich Councillor       ISN: 229972 [incomplete] Part 1 of 2
director/producer, J. Frank Willis; script, Alan King; announcer, Alan Maitland; music, Sam Hersenhoren; sound, Bert Stanley; technical operator, John Hawkins
Cast credit: Ruth Springford, Elizabeth Cole, Frank Peddie, Lister Sinclair, Eric Christmas, John Bethune, Robert Christie, Alan King, [Garth Magworth]

Part of a musical radio drama written by Alan King featuring balladeer Ed McCurdy. <15mn of 30>
Catalogue number: 42008



RADIO: 1950-04-28 CBC-Toronto
         TALES OF THE MINSTRELS- The Ballad of Sam Bass : The Texas Bad Man       ISN: 202076 <30mn>
Production credit: producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Alan King; sound, Bert Stanley(?); music, Samuel Hersenhoren; technical assistant, John Hawkins(?); announcer, Don Sims
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy, John Drainie, Frank Perry, Herb Gott, Alex McKee, Murray Westgate, Jack Scott, Jack Anthony, Budd Knapp, Michael Kane, Alice Hill, Arden Keay         
Catalogue number: 42224



RADIO 1950-05-05 CBC-Toronto
       TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-Lost on the Lady Elgin       ISN: 202080 <30mn>
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; sound, Bert Stanley; music, Samuel Hersenhoren; technical assistant, Cecil Johns; announcer, Max Ferguson
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy
Catalogue number: 42334




RADIO: 1950-05-12 CBC-Toronto
         TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-The Story of Robin Hood and the Three Squires       ISN: 202082 <30mn>
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; sound, Bert Stanley; music, Samuel Hersenhoren; technical assistant, Bruce Armstrong; announcer, Max Ferguson
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy
Catalogue number: 42456



RADIO 1950-05-26 CBC-Toronto TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-Well Sold the Cow       ISN: 202087 <30mn>
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Alan King; sound, Bert Stanley; technical assistant, Bruce Armstrong; announcer, Max Ferguson
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy

Radio program featuring a radio drama with music composed by Phil Nimmons and conducted by Samuel Hersenhoren. Catalogue number: 42688



RADIO: 1950-06-02 CBC-Toronto TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-The Ballad of the Frank Slide ISN: 202088 <30mn>
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Robert E. Gard; sound, Bert Stanley; music, Lucio Agostini; technical assistant, Mary Muir(?); announcer, Alan Maitland
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy
Catalogue number: 42796



1950-06-09 CBC-Toronto TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-The Fightin Finches          ISN: 202090
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Robert E. Gard; sound, Bert Stanley; technical assistant, Mary Muir(?); announcer, Alan Maitland
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy

Radio program featuring a radio drama with music composed by John Dobson(?) and conducted by Samuel Hersenhoren.
Catalogue number: 42896



RADIO: 1950-06-30 CBC-Toronto TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-The Cowboy's Lament      ISN: 200659 <30mn>
Production credit: producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Edith Fowke; announcer, Alan Maitland
Radio program with Alan Maitland, announcer, and performance of radio drama with Ed McCurdy, folksinger.   



RADIO: 1950-07-07 CBC-Toronto TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-The Ballad of the Frank Slide ISN 202094 <30mn>
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Robert E. Gard; sound, David Tasker; music, Lucio Agostini; technical assistant, Stan Westlake; announcer, Bill Bessey
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy, Jack Scott, Sandra Scott, Roxana Bond, Doug Haskins, Alice Mather, Herb Gott, Tommy Tweed, Larry McCance, George Murray, Robert Christie, Alex McKee, Neil Leroy, Austin Willis
Catalogue number: 37776


RADIO: 1950-08-17 CBN          Ed McCurdy          ISN: 357835


RADIO: 1951-05-03               Ed McCurdy          ISN: 49315
Catalogue number: 47728


RADIO: 1951-10-02               Red Feather Show : [incomplete]                ISN: 148202
Production credit: director/producer, Dick Diespecker; script, Norman Campbell

Second part of a radio broadcast from the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver to raise funds for the Red Feather campaign. This segment of the program features music by Suzanne, the star of the radio program HARMONY HOUSE who sings "Shangai"; Art Hallman and his band performing "Because of You"; the Rhythm Pals; Ray Norris and his Vancouver chapter of the Sunshine Society Seven; Rick Hyslop; and the Nabobettes. The closing number by Hallman, Hyslop, and the Nabobettes is "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening". <5mn>
Catalogue number: 9629-A

Notes:
1. Part 2 of 2 only.
2. CBC description also lists performers Ed McCurdy, The Rhythm Pals and Betty Phillips.
3. Possibly on reverse of 1984-0164/7698.

Consultation copy:
A1 9809-0001


RADIO: 1951-11-05 CBC-Vanouver      The Sunshine Society: Reluctant Dragon             ISN: 148194 <8mn>
Music and offbeat skits. Musical selections include: "Katie, the Kangaroo", Betty Phillips;
"Molly, Dear Molly", Ed McCurdy. Backup by Ray Norris and the Sunshine Society Band.
Catalogue number: 9633-B



RADIO: 1951-12-17                                                         ISN 130778
Remarks:
1. Note that many productions were made by Towers of London, a producer of syndicated radio programs. According to 'A Parent Contradiction', the biography of Don Harron, the company recorded programs in London and beamed programs to Britain via the pirate radio station Radio Luxembourg to get around the BBC monopoly on broadcasting. (A Parent Contradiction, pp. 138-139). 2. Covers discs in CBC cabinets 1-4 of Special Disc Collection. [1-1]
Catalogue number: 518 511217-3


RADIO: 1952-03-14             Rawhide                                    ISN: 41502 <20mn>
Production credit: host, Max Ferguson
Description: COMEDY
A man from the tax department discusses how to fill out income tax forms. One of the RAWHIDE boys promotes his opera called Grimy Peter. Rawhide presents a selection of recorded music by Joseph Maurais, Kathleen Ferrier and Ed McCurdy.
Catalogue number: 53843 520314-1


RADIO: 1952-04-09   Rawhide                                              ISN: 260961 <20mn>
Production credit: host, Max Ferguson
Rawhide presents a selection of recorded music by: Ed McCurdy; Florence Foster Jenkins; a Russian women's folk choir; an African Zulu male choir; and cantor Samuel Milafksi and his family.   
Catalogue number: 520409-1 54386


TV: 1952-1954 Uncle Ed's Party (Series)
    Aka: Ed's Place; Uncle Ed's Place
A program of songs and stories for young viewers, with Ed McCurdy. Set in a weird house that could only be entered through a coal chute.
Cast:
Ed McCurdy....Host
Joe Austin....various characters


WORLD BROADCASTING - WORLD PROGRAM SERVICE, DISC 182             16" transcription - circa.1952
[note: World Broadcasting now owned by GHB Foundation/Jazzology]
Ed McCURDY and his Rhythm Pals
G. DRIMMIN' DOWN                  1:54 Folk Ballad
H. JAY GOULD'S DAUGHTER          1:49 Fast Novelty
J. THE BLUE JUNIATA               2:06 Slow Folk Ballad
K. THE SHIP THAT NEVER RETURNED   1:30 Fast Novelty
L. THE BALLAD OF THE FRANK SLIDE 3:45 Folk Ballad with Spoken and vocal Chorus
M. LUKEY'S BOAT                   :58 Bright Folk Novelty
[A-C DICK HAYMES with Carmen Dragon and his Orchestra
DE-F MIMI BENZELL with Henry Sylvern's Orchestra]

???????????????????????
World Program Service Disc 196 .... a while 3) monica lewis with mack stewart quartet - honey 4) ed mccurdy & his rhythm pals - on the banks of that

World Program Service Disc 223 ... Honey 4) Ed Mccurdy & His Rhythm Pals - On The Banks Of That Lonely River 5) Ed Mccurdy & His ...
?????????????????????????



WHITEHALL LP 850                                     LP 1952?? [mentioned NY Times 5 September 1954]
ED McCURDY SINGS FOLK SONGS OF THE CANADIAN MARITIMES
[Jacket: Whitehall LP 850; Disc: Whitehall 33-551A/B ]
[pressed on cheap plastic with rippling grooves and water marks,
   might have been connected with Solitaire.]
unsigned liner notes
["My thanks to Gerald Doyle of St.John's, Newfoundland, and to Helen Creighton
of Nova Scotia for their help and advice."]

CAMBRIDGE (Monarch) VP 11 SONGS OF THE SEA                                          LP 19xx
[Whitehall stamper numbers scratched out; no liner notes]

SUTTON SU/SSU 265                            AMERICAN FOLK SONGS                     LP 196x
TIARA[Spotlight Series] TST 537/TMS 7537    ED McCURDY SINGS FOLKSONGS OF THE SEA   LP c.1963

NOTE: CAMBRIDGE and TIARA albums contain exactly the same songs as WHITEHALL, but in different sequence.]

Ed McCurdy, vcl & g.
assisted by Vic Centro (accordion) and Norm Chapman (guitar)

33-551-A Songs of Newfoundland
A1 Squid jiggin' ground               VP11 A1 Tiara B2 SUTTON B2
A2 Squaring up time                   VP11 A2 Tiara B1 SUTTON B1
A3 Hard hard times                   VP11 A3 Tiara B5 SUTTON B5
A4 She's like the swallow             VP11 A4 Tiara B3 SUTTON B3
A5 Good ship Jubilee                  VP11 A8 Tiara B6 SUTTON B6
A6 Sally Brown                        VP11 A5 Tiara A1 SUTTON A1   
A7 Jack was every inch a sailor       VP11 A6 Tiara B4 SUTTON B4
A8 Trinity cake                      VP11 A7 Tiara B7 SUTTON B7

33-551-B Songs of the Canadian Maritimes
B1 Lukey's boat                      VP11 B1 Tiara A2 SUTTON A2
B2 Gay spanish maid                   VP11 B2 Tiara A3 SUTTON A3
B3 Down by the green-wood siding      VP11 B3 Tiara A4 SUTTON A4
B4 Drymindown                         VP11 B4 Tiara A5 SUTTON A5
B5 Drummer boy at Waterloo            VP11 B5 Tiara A6 SUTTON A6
B6 Ocean queen                        VP11 B6 Tiara A7 SUTTON A7
B7 Back bay hill                      VP11 B7 Tiara A8 SUTTON A8



NOTE: the following SPINORAMA, CORONET, VIKING albums have many song titles in common
      with WHITEHALL/CAMBRIDGE so are PROBABLY from WHITEHALL.

VIKING VK 017/VKS 1017 KINGS OF FOLK SONG                            LP 19xx
                           featuring Josh White Leadbelly Ed McCurdy
    B3 Hard Hard Times   
    B4 She's Like The Swallow   
    B5 Squaring Up Time

SPINORAMA (Premier Albums) M/S-128 SONGS OF THE SEA/WINDJAMMER            LP 19xx
                                     Chad Willis & The Beachstones
    A1 Down by the Greenwood Siding
    A2 She's Like A Swallow
    A3 Ocean Queens
    A4 Drummer Boy For Waterloo
    A5 Black is the Color
    B1 Hard Hard Times
    B2 Good Ship Jubilee
    B3 Squaring Up Time
    B4 Drymin Down
    B5 Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor

SPINORAMA S-122 FOLK SONGS Hootenanny featuring Ed McCurdy             LP 1960
CORONET   S-122 FOLK SONGS & HOOTENANNY                                 LP xxxx
CORONET CXS-168 FOLK SONGS featuring Ed McCurdy                         LP xxxx
PREMIER K-60 Country & Western Jamboree                               5-LP box
          K-60-2 ED McCURDY, Folk Songs

    A1 Squid Jiggin' Ground
    A2 John Hardy
    A3 Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor
    A4 The Old Chisholm Trail
    A5 Lukey's Boat

    B1 Sally Brown   
    B2 Careless Love
    B3 Black Is The Color
    B4 Back Bay Hill
    B5 Red River Valley


SPINORAMA M/S-171 [4-21-66] THE BEST OF THE WEAVERS also Starring ED McCURDY       LP 1966
[A product of Premier Albums, Inc., 1650 Broadway, New York 19, N.Y. JU 6-5253]
Premier K-33 The AMERICAN HERITAGE OF FOLK MUSIC
                                    3-LP box [Spinorama 171/Coronet 265/Coronet 257]
    B1 John Hardy
    B2 Back Bay Hill
    B3 Sally Brown
    B4 Squid Jiggin' Ground
    B5 Careless Love


SPINORAMA S-192 BURL IVES SINGS Five Early Tunes also Starring ED McCURDY    LP 1967
PREMIER PS-9004 BURL IVES SINGS Five Early Tunes also Starring ED McCURDY    LP 19xx [s/m-192A/B] 1963
    B1 Sally Brown
    B2 Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor
    B3 Black Is The Color
    B4 Back Bay Hill
    B5 Lukey’s Boat


RADIO: 1953    CBC, Vancouver "Young People's Radio Magazine"


RADIO: 1953-54 CBC-TV children's program "Ed's Place"


TV 1953 CBC Songs from Everywhere (Series) (1953)
   A fixture of CBC television's first years, Ed McCurdy starred in this half-hour musical program, on which he and his guests sang folk songs.



RADIO: 1953-07-01 CBC-Toronto CBC Wednesday Night - Bonanza                  ISN: 202279 <90mn>
Production credit: director/producer, Arthur Hiller; writer, Jim Richardson; sound, Fred Tudor; music, Lucio Agostini; technical assistant, John Sliz
Cast credit: Frank Peddie, Pegi Loder, Fred M. Diehl(?), Roxanna Bond, Ed McCurdy, Joy Lafleur, Gerry Sarracini, Murray Westgate
Radio program featuring a radio musical. Music and lyrics by Chet Lambertson. Soloists: Bruce Webb(?), Doreen Hulme, Art Holman(?), Freda Wright(?), Bernard Johnson, Ed McCurdy. Chorus directed by Gino Silvi.
Catalogue number: 74655



STRATFORD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Concerts (Ontario)
1953 Director of Music: Louis Applebaum
Aug 6 Songs of Canada, England and the United States: Ed McCurdy (folk singer)
Aug 12 Ed McCurdy (folk singer)




RADIO: 1953-12-12 CBC-Toronto      Stage 54-The Legend of the Baskets          ISN: 202304   <60mn>
Production credit: director/producer, Andrew Allan; announcer, Lamont Tilden; music, Lucio Agostini; sound, David Tasker; technical assistant, Andrew Stewart; script, Ted Allan
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy, John Drainie, Charmion King, Howard Milsom, Pegi Brown, Budd Knapp, Katherine Blake, John Howe(?), John Colicos, Paul Kligman, Alan Pearce, Tommy Tweed, E.M. Margolese, Gerard Sarracini

Radio program featuring a radio drama by Ted Allan based on a story by B. Traven.
Catalogue number: 78347



RADIO: 1954-03-31      CBC Wednesday Night-The Hero of Mariposa                ISN: 174998 <1h 28mn>
Production credit: producer, Jackie Rae; script, Mavor Moore; conductor/composer, Howard Cable
Cast credit: George Murray, Maxine Miller, Terry Dale, Ed McCurdy (role: Mal Tompkins), John Martin, Rod Coneybeare, Bernard Johnson, Tommy Tweed, Frank Peddie, Beth Lockerbie, Bill Needles, Alex McKee, Bob Christie, Murray Westgate, Frank Perry, Douglas Master, Tommy Tweed   

Performance for CBC Radio of a musical comedy by Mavor Moore, based on the book "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" by Stephen Leacock.   
Catalogue number: 691112-1 540331-1

Consultation copy:
A1 2007-04-0003
A1 2007-04-0004



MANHATTAN (Solitaire Recordings, Toronto, Canada) SR-044         10" LP    195u   
CANADIAN FOLK SONGS sung by Ed McCurdy
[12 of the most Beloved Canadian FOLK SONGS as requested of
Mr. McCurdy during the course of his popular program over the C.B.C.]
FOLK SONGS OF NEWFOUNDLAND

A1 Green grow the lilacs                                 2:04
A2 Tambolin                                              1:31 [Merle Travis "John Bolin"; Brian O'Linn]
A3 Going down the road                                  1:57
A4 Sailing down the coast                               2:40 [High Barbaree; Henry Martyn]
A5 Hard Times in Durham Jail                            3:04
A6 Gambler's Blues                                       2:01
B1 Old Joe Clark                                        1:39
B2 John Henry                                           3:09
B3 Western wine                                          1:26 [Westryn Wynde]
B4 Dark is the colour                                    2:18 [Black is the Color-J.J.Niles]
B5 Bold fisherman                                        1:34
B6 Who's Going To Shoe My Horse                         2:14 [Who's Gonna Shoe Your pretty Little Feet]

    ??Going down town [in some catalog listings]


TRIUMPH (Canada) MO-15                                        10" 78rpm
CANADIAN FOLK SONGS Ed McCurdy
MO-15-A:
GREEN GROW THE LILACS
GOING DOWN THE ROAD
GAMBLERS BLUES
MO-15-B:
OLD JOE CLARK
DARK IS THE COLOUR
GOING DOWN TOWN


TRIUMPH (Canada) MO-16                                           10" 78rpm
CANADIAN FOLK SONGS
MO-16-A
Lukeys Boat
?????????????????
MO-16-B
Down By The Greenwood Siding
Drymindown
Sung by Ed McCurdy


1954    moved to New York City


SAPPHIRE (Toronto, Canada) 101                                  10" 78rpm c.1954
4 TOP HITS RECORD
S-EP500 1.THAT'S AMORE (Warren-Brooks)   Wally Koster and Ellis McLintock Orch.
         2.CHANGING PARTNERS (Darion-Coleman) Frances Wright and Ron Howard Orch.
S-EP501 1.JONES BOY (Mizzy-Curtis)    Ellie Van Evera Group
         2.BIMBO (Rod Morris)          Ed McCurdy
         
Bimbo was a Jim Reeves hit, Billboard Mar 27, 1954



TV: Camera Three (27 Mar. 1955)       30 min.
THE FORTY-NINERS - The story of the migration westward in search of gold.
Stars: Royal Dano, Michael Kane and Ed McCurdy

NOTE: CAMERA THREE PRODUCTIONS, INC. became CREATIVE ARTS TELEVISION ARCHIVES, Getty Images.
       These programs preserved by Getty Images, and The Paley Center for Media.


TV
Sponsor Jul-Dec 1955
Ed McCurdy, western-style singer
of the Easy Glamur jingle (page 44
this issue of SPONSOR) shared credits
with tv playwrightw Sherman Yellen
and Peter Stone on Labor Day. McCurdy
performed and created the
music for a song written by Yellen
and Stone for their play DAYS BEFORE
BATTLE produced on STUDIO ONE's Sum-
mer Theatre. Incidentally, play was a
tv first for its authors and actor Ted
Flicker, all three of whom were college
classmates.


TV: CAMERA THREE - CBS-TV, September 4, 1955 3:30-4:00PM
SONGBAG FOR A HOLIDAY composed of folk songs sung by Ed McCurdy and Jean Ritchie
Americans at work and at play
accompaniment dulcimer and guitar
James MacAndrew commentary
[NYTimes September 5 1955]



TV: CAMERA THREE - Season 1, Episode 4, February 12, 1956, Sunday   CBS-TV 11:30AM 30min.
FOLK SONG - Guest Star: Ed McCurdy; Guest: Jo Mapes
American folk music popular during the first half of the 19th century are performed as the balladiers pay a special tribute to Abraham Lincoln with a selection of Walt Whitman verses set to music.
Music performed includes the following: "Fare Thee Well, Molly"; "I'm Bound for the Promised Land"; "To the West, To the West"; Mapes sings "Mockingbird"; McCurdy sings his musical setting of Walt Whitman's Lincoln elegy, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"; "Will You Wear White, Jenny Jenkins?"; "I Give My Love a Cherry"; "Go Tell Aunt Nancy, the Old Grey Goose Is Dead"; "Oh, Do You See the Little Turtledove?"; and "Skip to My Lou." Includes a public service announcement for Radio Free Europe's efforts to help "fight communism."




Sponsor Jul-Dec 1955
Ed McCurdy as FREDDIE THE FIREMAN
appears in Darling Stores throughout
the telecast area.
TV: WABD TV Ch.5 FREDDIE THE FIREMAN weekday evenings
    Monday evening, July 16, 1956 - Friday, October 21, 1956
    Sally Siren; Willie Whistle
    [WABD Allen B. DuMONT television, later WNEW-TV Metromedia, WNYW Fox]


A: RODEO International RLP 102 HOMEWARD BOUND A Selection of Canadian Folklore    LP 1960??
   RODEO RBS 1181               HOMEWARD BOUND A Selection of Canadian Folklore    LP
   BANFF RBS 1181               HOMEWARD BOUND A Selection of Canadian Folklore    LP
    [stampers MG.317/MG.318 on all, same back cover used for each]
B: ROSEDALE R 2027             HOMEWARD BOUND                                     CDr 2011
    [insert states "Original release 1965, Celtic Records"]

BANFF RBS 1133 16 GREAT FOLK SONGS by CANADA'S TOP FOLK SINGERS   LP 1959 ??? [MG 461/MG-462]
    [A Product of RODEO RECORDS LTD. distributed in Canada by LONDON Records of Canada Ltd.]
RODEO International (Canada) SRLP-2-7121                   2-LP 1972
                  THE SAGA OF CANADIAN COUNTRY & FOLK MUSIC (Late 40's through the 50's)
    ["From the archives of Aragon, London & Rodeo Records."; Sean Eyre, Commentator]
Canadian Cavalcade CCC 55-4608                                     CS


JASMINE(UK) JASMCD 3508 COWBOY COUNTRY                            CD 2000
    [Ed McCurdy and his Rhythm Pals] = this might be from World Program Service transcription ???





Ed McCurdy
Biographical notes printed on container
performed by Ed McCurdy with instrumental accompaniment

A: B:
-- --
A1 2. Homeward bound               2:47
A2 1. Harbour Le Cou               2:07
A3 4. When I was in my prime       3:24
A4 3. Carrion crow                3:11             BANFF RBS 1133(A4)
A5 5. Hard hard times             1:52             RODEO International SRLP-2-7121 (15)
A6 6. The bonnie house of Airlie   3:07             BANFF RBS 1133(B1)
B1 12. The Nova Scotia song [Farewell To Nova Scotia] 3:02
B2 7. When the Caplin come         2:31             Canadian Cavalcade CCC 55-4608 (xx)
B3 8. Cherry tree carol            2:38
B4 9. Tickle Cove pond             2:32             JASMINE(UK) JASMCD 3508(16)
B5 11. Down by the brook            1:37
B6 10. Come all my old comrades    3:14

CD tracks 13-17 by OMAR BLONDAHL
   13. Cod Liver Oil
   14. John Yetman
   15. Twin Lakes
   16. Prisoner of Newfoundland
   17. Squaring Up Time



RIVERSIDE [Folklore Series] RLP 12-601               THE BALLAD RECORD      LP 1955
                                                       [NY Times December 18, 1955]
WASHINGTON [Folk Music of the World Series] WLP 705 THE BALLAD RECORD      LP 1961
                                                       [Billboard Special Merit Album Dec 4, 1961]

RIVERSIDE S-2 RIVERSIDE FOLKSONG SAMPLER          LP 1956
RIVERSIDE WONDERLAND RLP 1419 - Everybody Sing      LP 19xx
    Volume 2 For Juniors – Oscar Brand, Bob Gibson, Ed McCurdy

Sung and played by Ed McCurdy
Notes by Kenneth S. Goldstein
Introductory Text by MacEdward Leach

   BRITISH BALLADS
A1 Sir Patrick Spens       (Child #58)
A2 The Three Ravens       (Child #26)             Riverside S-2(A7)
A3 The Twa Corbies         (Child #26)
A4 Get Up and Bar the Door (Child #273)
A5 Son Davie, Son Davie    (Child #13)
A6 The Unquiet Grave       (Child #78)
A7 The Bitter Withy
   BRITISH BALLADS IN AMERICA
A8 Crow Song               (Child #26)
A9 Black Jack Davie       (Child #200)
A10 Old Bangum
A11 High Barbary                                    Riverside RLP 1419 B1b
   BROADSIDE BALLADS
B1 Brennan On The Moor
B2 William Glen
B3 The Butcher Boy
B4 The Poor and Single Sailor
   AMERICAN BALLADS
B5 Springfield Mountain (Myrick type)
B6 Springfield Mountain (Molly type)
B7 John Henry
B8 Canada-I-O
B9 Omie Wise



A: ELEKTRA EKL-16 [JH 520 A/B] BADMEN and HEROES                10"-LP 1955
    Ed McCurdy, Jack Elliot and Oscar Brand
B: ELEKTRA EKL-129 BADMEN, HEROES and PIRATE Songs and Ballads 12"-LP 1959
    [Side 1 from EKL-16 - 2 McCurdy tracks deleted,
    Side 2 from EKL 18 PIRATE Songs and Ballads, Dick Wilder]
Production: Jac Holzman

ELEKTRA SMP2 NEW Folk Sampler            &nbs


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Date: 05 Mar 18 - 10:40 PM

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