Folkways started releasing circa 1948-49.
The ETHNIC FOLKWAYS LIBRARY 78rpm albums carried an EFL prefix. Discs were
numbered with EF prefix, matrix numbers 014xx, that I've seen. Were there
numbering systems ????
The regular FOLKWAYS releases INITIALLY catalogued as FOL (78rpm) or FOLL
I SUSPECT (can anyone provide actual evidence to support this contention)
FOL/FOLL prefix caused confusion, so the prefix for LP releases was changed
What does FP signify ??? Again, I hypothesize it meant Folkways
possibly Folkways Production, or ????? Any documentation to support or
refute this ????
I have seen 78rpm disc labels which say FOLKWAYS RECORDS, others for same
which say FOLKWAYS RECORDS and Serv. Corp.
Anyone know which came first ????
I would like to compile a list of ACTUAL (i.e. discs exist, not only a
catalog entry) 78rpm
releases of Folkways albums (NOT the Ethnic Folkways Library, at this time).
If you have these discs, please send details. THANKS!
LP releases - does anyone have LP releases with the FOLL prefix ????
Is it on the Jacket AND Disc label, only on Jacket, or only on disc label
The early Folkways LP releases I've seen have a small label pasted on the
which sometimes contains the FP number and FOL (78rpm) number.
Best wishes, Thomas.