Clinch Mountain Echo

Various Artists - The World Of Folk Music Starring Oscar Brand

(No Label #209) 1965


The World Of Folk Music Starring Oscar Brand

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I learnt about this disc from Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, but haven't been able to find a copy... or even an image of the relevant label.

The "World Of Folk Music Starring Oscar Brand" was a series of 15min recordings made for Radio by the US Department Of Health, Education And Welfare. Artists featured in the series included The Clancy Brothers, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Jean Ritchie, Hedy West and on Show # 209 - The Stanley Brothers... They all seem to have had the same generic label design, and according to Gary B. Reid included sections by folkie Oscar Brand, narrative pieces about Social Security Administration, and songs by the guest artists.

If anyone has a copy of the show with The Stanley Brothers, or a tape please get in touch via the Contact page!

 

For a detailed breakdown and background to the Stanley's session, check Gary B. Reid's The Music Of The Stanley Brothers book, pages 190 and 227.

Track:
Title:
1
How Mountain Girls Can Love

Ruby Rakes
2
Stone Walls And Steel Bars

Ray Pennington / Roy E. Marcum

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