Thanks to everyone who has posted suggestions.
I am familiar with 2 major books about Moe Asch, Folkways and Asch's earlier labels, and
have corresponded with Jeff Place.
So far, I have not found any substantial documentation of the 78rpm releases by FOLKWAYS
(Folkways, NOT predecessors Asch/Disc/Cub/etc).
I am interested in certain minutiae concerning the releases, including label variations,
and trying to compile a list of what was actually released on 78rpm discs.
The BILL BONYUN album WHO BUILT AMERICA is a case in point.
Released on 2 12" 78rpm discs. There appear to be manual and automatic sequence
couplings. Labels with and without the SERVICE CORP. designation.
Booklet for the album shows copyright 1949, one disc label variation shows 1950.
Does anyone out there HAVE COPIES of 78rpm Folkways releases??????
If you do, PLEASE provide details.
Best wishes, Thomas.
From: Jennifer Vaughn [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:51 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Folkways - EARLY releases, 78rpm releases - Questions
I would get in touch with Jeff Place at Folkways: 202.633.6438, [log in to unmask]
He is extraordinarily knowledgeable about Moses Asch and Folkways.
Syracuse University Libraries/Belfer Archive
On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 6:21 PM, Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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.