Grubby Dub Surfaces

15 07 2013

Everyone knows that ARC has the BEST interns in the American League, and today’s All-Star is Arlo, who, while inspecting classical LPs for surface worthiness, discovered some booklets stuffed inappropriately in inappropriate sleeves.

DubPoet_scan 1smlWho could have have thought to place these very pricey items (going for up to $125 online) into totally trashed Bach variations?  And why did they choose to snack on Jerk Chicken over the only illustrated page of ‘Inglan’?

DubPoet_scanSmiBut we’re glad to have them, and lucky that Arlo checked before he chucked.

If you’ve listened to the recorded versions of Linton Kwesi Johnson’s dub poetry, the righteous rhetoric tempered by tasty licks, you know how glad we are to have found these.  As Wiki claims, “In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series.”

But I prefer the wax.  Here’s a list of the LKJ LP recording here at the ARC.

• A cappella Live  (Lkj, CD 016, 5”, compact disc, 1996)
• Bass Culture  (Island, UK, ILPS 9605, 12″, vinyl disc-Lp, 1980)
• Bass Culture  (Mango, USA, MLPS 9605, 12″, vinyl disc-Lp, 1980)
• Dread Beat An’ Blood  (Heartbeat, USA, 01, 12″, vinyl disc-Lp   , 1981)
• Forces of Victory  (Mango, USA, MLPS 9566, 12″, vinyl disc-Lp, 1979)
• Forces of Victory  (Island, UK, ILPS 9566, 12″, vinyl disc-Lp, 1979)
• In Concert With the Dub Band  (Rough Trade, Rough78/LKJ 006, 12”, vinyl disc-LP)
• In Concert With the Dub Band  (Shanachie, USA, 43034/5, 12″, vinyl disc-2Lp, 1985)
• LKJ in Dub  (Mango, USA, MLPS 9650, 12”, vinyl disc-Lp, 1980)
• LKJ in Dub  (Mango, UK, RRCD 34 / (510 170-2), 5”, compact disc,1980)
• LKJ in Dub Volume 2  (LKJ, UK, LKJ LP 009, 12”, vinyl disc-Lp, 1992)
• Making History  (Mango, USA, MLPS 9770, 12″, vinyl disc-Lp, 1984)
• Reggae Greats Linton Kwesi Johnson (Mango, USA, MLPS 9786, 12”, vinyl disc-Lp, 1984)
• Tings An’ Times  (Shanachie, USA, 43084, 5″, compact disc,1991)

There are a lot more out there – feel free to stuff a few into a Bach folio and send ’em on down to the ARC…

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Simon, Nile + Reed – in the news

3 06 2013

Well, quite a few of our Board Members are in the news these days.  First off here’s a pic of Paul Simon who visited the ARC last week (ignore that other guy).

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We had a mint copy of his Jerry Landis early personae release, “The Lone Teen Ranger,” for Paul to peruse. What we didn’t have was his single with Tico and the Triumphs,  (anyone out there have one to donate to the collection?).

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He was kind enough to autograph a copy of Graceland for that wall of signed classics behind us in the photo.

Paul was witty and gracious and stayed for over an hour    – a treat for everyone here.

Board member Nile Rodgers is also on our radar as his recent collaboration with Frenchies Daft Punk seems to be top of the charts on every continent.  Congrats.

Now these days YouTube is so commercial-laden that I suggest you have a look at the video on: http://www.youtubeskip.com/watch?v=h5EofwRzit0   By the way, see those space helmets in the video?  Watch for an upcoming feature here on bands in helmets!

Finally a hearty get-well-soon to Lou Reed, recovering from major surgery in Cleveland.  Laurie told us about this a while ago, but we  didn’t mention until story officially released.  Lou send us a pic of you doing yoga!

And don’t forget  ARC’s Swingin’ SUMMER  Record + CD SALE   –  THIS WEEKEND.  Sat, June 8 and runs through Sun, June 16.    everyday, 11am – 6pm.

Books, CDs, LPs, singles, VHS, DVDs, sheet music + more    Help us out !  Blog, face, tweet, post or shout out about our sale…

Join the ARC ($50 minimum) and attend our Summer Party – great food, nice people and first crack at all the recordings!  ARC members ONLY, Thursday June 6.  Call or e-us.  You can Join via    Paypal   or   NYcharities.org   –  or go to our website, click dancer image, and use the paypal button.  http://arcmusic.org

PARTY treats provided by:
Brooklyn’s Bonnie’s Grill (hotwings + beer).  Tribeca’s Bubble Lounge (champagne), and Two Boots Pizza.   Krrb is your host for the evening, a local classified startup.   Do visit:  Krrb.com

ARChive of Contemporary Music
54 White Street in Tribeca   New York City, 10013
between Broadway and Church St – 3 short blocks south of Canal
tel : 212-226-6967     e : info@arcmusic.org
http://arcmusic.org       blog: https://arcmusic.wordpress.com





1 Week 2 Go til ARC Summer Sale

30 05 2013

Yes, just about a week till the ARC sale and this is just about the last time we’ll be letting you know.  About 40K new LPs + CDs have arrived, we’ve been staying up late sorting it all, and you can reap the benefits and help support ARC and get some great bargains by coming by next week.

The ARC’s Swingin’ SUMMER  Record + CD SALE

Sat, June 8 and runs through Sun, June 16.
We are open everyday, 11am – 6pm.

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from the art-y + nice $10                                         to the nice + art-y $50

PLUS…thousands of items $3 and UNDER

This is our major fundraiser, so come by and shop  – books, CDs, LPs, singles, VHS, DVDs, sheet music + more    Help us out !  Blog, face, tweet, post or shout out about our sale…

Join the ARC and attend our Summer Party – great food, nice people and first crack at all the recordings!  ARC members ONLY, Thursday June 6
Call or e-us.  You can Join via    Paypal   or   NYcharities.org   –  or go to our website, click dancer image, and use the paypal button.  http://arcmusic.org

PARTY treats provided by:
Brooklyn’s Bonnie’s Grill (hotwings + beer).
Tribeca’s Bubble Lounge (champagne), and Two Boots Pizza.
Krrb is your host for the evening, a local classified startup.
Do visit:  Krrb.com

ARChive of Contemporary Music
54 White Street in Tribeca   New York City, 10013
between Broadway and Church St – 3 short blocks south of Canal
tel : 212-226-6967     e : info@arcmusic.org
http://arcmusic.org       blog: https://arcmusic.wordpress.com





Brazil vs India – go with the flow

15 05 2013

Some things are just too good to be true.  While finishing off the cataloging of recordings that ARC collected for Brazilian Music Day, in preparation for India Music Week, I came across this album by Egberto Gismonti.

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It’s the perfect transition – the perfect bridge between the two cultures and the annual focuses here at the ARC.  Last year Brazil, this year India.  Força Lascada (EMI, Brazil, 064 422 940, 1984) offers a jazzy and dissonant use of a dilruba and the “sitara” – untuned, loung-ey and peculiar – as nearly all such cultural mashups are.

It’s the perfect addition to the collection we’re building of non-Indian musicians incorporating Asian Indian instruments into their music. Often it’s a straight ahead and flatly melodic use, like on a Beatles record.  But sometimes it’s an avant-garde mess bordering on genius.  As this is.  At least on two cuts.

We’ll have a full rundown and essay on more than 30 of these recordings ready for India Music Week in Oct.  Stay un-tuned!

AS YOU MAY KNOW our Swingin’ Summer Record + CD Sale is coming up – June 8 – 16.  So another benefit of re-Brazilin’ is the big pile of Brazilian/Brasilian LPs that we will have at our sale.  Things in near mint condition, like below @ below market prices…

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Swingin’ Summer Record + CD Sale

5 05 2013

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Country, Folk and Cowboy Songbook Collection

6 04 2013

cw_songbk_hankIn October, Edward J. Ward of Wisconsin pulled his rented U-Haul van up to the steps at 54 White Street and unloaded 46 giant plastic tubs containing hundreds of magazines, music folios, LPs and 46,000 forty-fives, mostly country.  All of this material is now catalogued in our database and integrated into our ever-growing country collection.

Maybe every Ed on Earth loves country, because we launched this focused collection when Ed Salamon,  the former Executive Director  of the Country Radio Broadcasters  Assoc., donated 11,460 singles, 3300 LPs, 250 CDs and 65 seventy-eights in ’02.   Add in our materials of 600 books, 5,843 CDs (haven’t sorted the singles yet) and 2,313 LPs  and it look like the beginning of a pretty serious group.  All we need now is a patron to help create a named collection here like the Keith Richards’ Blues Collection!  All suggestions welcome, as we wait for a call from Taylor Swift…

Of great interest are Mr. Ward’s 167 songbooks focusing on folks and country music, from the 1930s through the 80s.  We’ve started scanning these, so here’s some snazzy covers just for fun and the list generated from our cataloging of the entire collection.

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• 100 Great Country and Western Songs (Hill and Range Songs, Inc., 1962).
• 100 WLS Barn Dance Favorites (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., 1935).
• 33 Prison and Mountain Songs (Shapiro bernstein & Co., 1932).
• 39 Country and Wester Songs (Charles Hansen Pub., 1968).
• Al Clauser & Oklahoma Outlaws Songs of the West (American Music Inc., 1939).
• American Cowboy Songs (Robbins Music Corp, 1936).
• Arkansas Woodchoppers : World’s Greatest Collection of Cowboy Songs with Yodel Arrangement (M.M. Cole Publishing Co., 1931).
• Arkansas Woodchoppers (M.M. Cole Pub. Co, Chicago, Il, 1931).
• Arkansas Woodchoppers Cowboy Songs (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., Chicago, Il, 1932).
• Arkansas Woodchopper Square Dance Calls (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., Chicago, Il, 1940).
• Arkansas Woodchoppers : World’s Greatest Collection of Cowboy Songs with Yodel Arrangement (M.M. Cole Publishing Co., 1932).
• Arlen & jackie Vaden, The Southern Gospel Singers (KXEL, Waterloo, Iowa, 1957).
• Arling Schaeffer’s Barn Dance (M.M Cole Pub. Co, 1933).
• Arthur Smith’s Original Folk – Folio No. 1 (American Music Inc., 1943).
• Arthur Smith’s Original Folk Songs (American Music Inc., 1943).
• Asher Sizemore and Little Jimmi (Asher Sizemore, 1934). Includes B&W glossy photo of Sizemore & Little Jimmie.

cw_songbk_wwva cw_songbk_homehill cw_songbk_tommix• Bill Scott’s Song & Photo Album – No. 1 (Kelly Music Pub., 1944).
• Blaine Smith Favorite Songsm, Poems, Pictures (Russ Hull’s Country Music, 1942).
• Bluegrass Favorites (Karamar Pub., ).
• Bob Acher’s Home Folk Favorites (Acuff-Rose Pub., 1943).
• Bob Miller’s Famous Hill-Billy Songs (Paull-Pioneer Music Corp, , 1933).
• Bob Miller’s Folio Full of Song Hits (Bob Miller Inc., 1934).
• Bob Nolan’s Folio of Cowboy Classics – No. 1 (American Music Inc., 1939).
• Bob Nolan’s Folio of Cowboy Classics – No. 2 (American Music Inc., 1940).
• Bob Nolan’s Folio of Original Cowboy Classics – No.1 (American Music Inc., 1939).
• Bob Nolan’s Folio of Original Cowboy Classics – No.2 (American Music Inc., 1940).
• Bradley Kincaid – Filio No .12 (Peer International Corp, 1941).
• Carson J Robison’s Mountain Ballads ╔ (M.M. Cole Publishing Co., 1930).
• Carson J Robison’s Mountain Ballads ╔ (M.M. Cole Publishing Co., 1930).
• Carson Robison Collection (Robbins Music Corp, 1936).
• Carson Robison’s Mountain Ballads & Old Time Songs (MM Cole, Chicago, Il, 1930).
• Charley Pride – His Most Complete Collection (West Coast Pub. Inc., 1971).
• Cliff Carlisle Cowboy and Mountain Songs (M.M Cole Pub. Co, 1936).
• Country Music Souvenir Scrapbook (1968).

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• Country Song Round Up (American Folk Pub. Inc, May, 1959).
• Country Song Round Up (American Folk Pub. Inc, Jul, 1959).
• Country Song Round Up (American Folk Pub. Inc, Nov. 1958).
• Country Song Round Up (American Folk Pub. Inc, Sep. 1958).
• Country Song Round Up (American Folk Pub. Inc, Nov. 1954).
• Country Song Round Up (American Folk Pub. Inc, Dec. 1956).
• Country Song Round Up (American Folk Pub. Inc, Feb. 1962).
• Country Song Round Up (American Folk Pub. Inc, Jul. 1960).
• Country Song Round Up (American Folk Pub. Inc, May- 1962).
• Country Song Round Up (American Folk Pub. Inc, Nov. 1962).
• Country Song Round Up (American Folk Pub. Inc, Aug. 1963).
• Country Sounds of the Nashville Stars (Warner Bros, Sever Arts Music, 1968).
• Cowboy Ballads Folio NO. 4 (American Music Inc., Portland, OR, 1940).
• Cowboy Ballads – Folio No. 1 (American Music Inc., 1939).
• Cowboy Ballads – Folio No. 10 (American Music Inc., 1941).
• Cowboy Ballads – Folio No. 4 (American Music Inc., 1940).
• Cowboy Ballads – Folio No. 7 (American Music Inc., 1941).
• Cowboy Ballads – Folio No. 8 (American Music Inc., 1941).
• Cowboy Songs – No. 62 (American Folk Pub. Inc, July, 1959).
• Cowboy Songs – No. 64 (Nov. 1957).
• Cowboy Songs – No. 69 (American Folk Pub. Inc, Fall, 1962).
• Cowboy Songs as sung by John White (Pacific Coast Borax Company, 1934).
• Cowboy Tom’s Round Up Book – Book One (Bibo-Lang Inc., 1933).cw_songbk_santafe cw_songbk_gene cw_songbk_roundup
• Dale Hunter’s Hill Billy and Cowboy Songs (Chart Music Pub. House, 1934).
• Deluxe Edition Mac and Bob Mountain Songs, Western Songs, Cowboy Songs (M.M. Cole Publishing Co., USA, 1941).
• Dick Foran’s Western Song Classics – Folio No.1 (Cross Music Co, 1943).
• Doc Hopkins & Cumberland Ridgerunners Songs (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., 1936).
• Don White, Carolina Boys Westerm Hill, Country songs (American Music Inc., 1939).
• Dude Martion’s Songs of the Plains (American Music Inc., 1939).
• Eddy Arnold’s Favorite Songs (Hill and Range Songs Inc., Hollywood, CA, 1948).
• Eddy Arnold’s Favorite Songs No. 2 (Hill and Range Songs, Hollywood, CA, 1950).
• Eddy Arnolds Favorite Songs (Hill and Range Songs Inc., 1948).
• Eddy Arnolds Favorite Songs – No. 3 (Hill and Range Songs Inc., NY, NY, 1953).
• Elmore Vincent’s Lumber Jack Songs (M.M. Cole Publishing, 1932).
• Elton Britt’s Famous Recorded Songs (Bob Miller Inc., 1941).
• Ernest Tubb Favorites – Radio Songbook No. 3 (Ernest Tubb Pub., 1944).
• Favorite Old Time Songs & Mountain Ballads (Bradley Kincaid, Mountain Boy of WLS, 1930).
• Favorite Songs of the WLW Boone County Jamboree (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., 1941).
• Five Star Collection of Cowboy Songs (Chart Music Pub. House, 1947).

cw_songbk_ricebrothers cw_songbk_robinson cw_songbk_montanaslim• Foggy River Boys (Hill and Range Songs Inc.NY, NY, 1955).
• Folk and Country Songs (Charlton Publication, Nov, 1957).
• Folk and Country Songs (Charlton Publication, Sept, 1956).
• Folk and Country Songs (Charlton Publication, Sept. 1957).
• Four American Indian Songs, Charles Wakefield Cadman (White-Smith Music Pub., 1909).
• Four Star Folio Cavalcade of Melodies (Southern Music Pub. Co., 1939).
• Fred Scott’s Songs of the Open Trail No. 1 (American Music Inc., 1939).
• Gene Autry and Jimmy Long Cowboy Songs (M.M. Cole Pub. , Chicago, IL, 1935).
• Gene Autry’s Cowboy Songs & Mountain Ballads (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., 1936).
• Gene Autry’s Cowboy Songs & Mountain Ballads (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., 1932).
• Gene Autry’s Folio of Western Songs (Movie Songs Inc., 1947).
• Georgia Crackers – Song Folio No. 1 (American Music Inc., Portland, OR, 1940).
• Grand Ole Opry WSM Picture – History Book (WSM Nic, 1977).
• Hank Williams Country Music Folio (Acuff-Rose Pub., 1948).
• Hank Williams Favorite Songs (Acuff-Rose Pub., 1953).
• Happy Chappies Collection of Outdoor Songs (M.M.Cole Pub. Co., Chicago, IL, 1933).
• Happy Chappies Greatest Collection of Outdoor Songs (M.M. Cole Publishing Co., 1930).
• Happy Jack Turner Cowboy, Home, Mountain Songs (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., 1942).
• Hill and Range Hit Songs – Folio No. 2 (Hill and Range Songs, Inc., 1952).
• Hill-Billy, Prisoner & Mountaineer Song Folio No. 1 (DeSylva, Brown & Henderson, 1933).

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• Hillbilly Hit Parade of 1940 (Southern Music Pub. Co., 1941).
• Hillbilly Hit Parade of 1941 (Southern Music Pub. Co., 1941).
• Hillbilly, Cowboy and Standards Songs (Pagani & Bros NY, 1935).
• Home and Hill Country Ballads – Folio No. 1 (American Music Inc., 1939).
• Home and Hill Country Ballads – Folio No. 4 (American Music Inc., 1941).
• Homer Rodeheaver’s Collection of Sacred Songs (M.M.Cole Pub. Co., 1953).
Various• International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Motion Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada ╨ General Bulletins: (, ).
• Jimmie Rodgers (Southern Music Publishing, 1943).
• Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Folio – Volume 1 (Peer International Corp, 1967).
• Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Folio – Volume 2 (Peer International Corp, 1967).
• Jimmy Dean Song Favorites (Robbins Music Corp, 1958).
• Johnny Cash Show Souvenir Song Book (Southwind Music Inc. NY, NY, 1966).
• Lefty Friozzell’s Country Hit Songs (Hill and Range Songs, Inc., 1951).
• Log Cabin Songs by Johnny Crockett (Goodman Music Co, 1932).
• Louise Massey and the Westerners Song Folio (Peer International Corp, 1941).
• Lulu Belle & Scotty Hayloft Jamboree Songbook (Hilliard, Currie Corp., Chicago, IL, 1943).
• Lulu Belle & Scotty’s Happy Valley Songs (Lulu Belle & Scotty, Station WLW, Cincinatti, 1940).
• Lulu Belle & Skyland Scotty : Mountain Songs, Western Songs, Cowboy Songs (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., Chicago, Il, 1941).
• Lulu Belle’s Skyland Scotty’s Home Folk Songs (Scott Wiseman, 1937).
• Mac and Bob (M.M.Cole Pub. Co., Chicago, IL, 1941).
• Mac and Bob’s Collection of Songs (Bob Miller Inc., 1935).
• Mac and Bob’s Mountain, Western ,Cowboy Songs (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., 1941).
• Montana Slim (Wilf Cater) Songs of the Plains & Rockies (Southern Music Pub. Co., 1939). cw_songk_carter
• Nashville Songbag (Hill and Range Songs, Inc., 1968).
• New and Original Favorite Songs of Famous Hill Billies (Bibo-Lang Inc. NY, NY, 1934).
• Newest Carson Robison Book (Carson J. Robison, 1936).
• On the Trail (Remick Music Corp, 1945).
• Palls of the Golden West Song Folio No. 1 (American Music Inc., 1942).
• Paul Howard’s Cotton Pickin’ Songs (Acuff-Rose Pub., 1945).
• Paul Howard’s Cotton Pickin’ Songs (Acuff-Rose Pub., Nasjville, TN, 1945).
• Play and Sing (M.M. Cole Publishing House, ).
• Prairie Ramblers & Patsy Montana’s Songs (Bob Miller Inc., 1935).
• Prairie Ramblers and Patsy Montana Collection (Bob Miller Inc. NY, NY, 1937).
• Prairie Ramblers Barn Dance Favorites (Chart Music Publishing House, 1941).
• Ranch Boys Songs of the Plains (M.M. Cole Publishing Co., 1939).
• Readers Digest Country & Western Songbook (Reader’s Digest Asso, 1983).
• Red Foley’s Cowboy Songs & Mountain Ballads (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., Chicago, Il, 1940).
• Rice Brothers and Their Radio Gang (Chart Music Pub. House, 1942).
• Round Up Memories – Songs of the Hill and Range (Shapiro bernstein & Co., 1946).
• Round Up Memories – Songs of the Hill and Range (Shapiro bernstein & Co., 1946).
• Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Songs (Acuf-Rose Pub., 1943).
• Roy Clark’s – Big Note Guitar Song Book (Shattinger Intl Music Corp, 1978).
• Santa Fe Folk Songs and Dances (Mills Music, 1940).
• Santa Fe Rangers Western Songs (Leeds Music Corp, 1946).
• Santos Ranger Ensemble Songs of the Camp Fires (Don Santos Pub. Co., 1949).
• Songs Gene Autry Sings (Western Music Co., 1942).
• Songs of Jimmie Davis (Southern Music Pub. Co., 1937).
• Songs of the Pioneers (Albert E. Brumley, 1970).
• Songs of the Roaming Ranger (Tip Top Publishers, 1935).
• Songs of the Saddle (American Music Inc., 1942).
• Sons of the Pioneers Solg Folio (Cross & Winge Inc., 1936).
• Souvenir Program W-H-O Barn Dance Frolic (Central Broadcasting Co, Des Moines IA, 1936).

cw_songbk_prisoner • Tex Ritter Mountan Ballads & Cowboy Songs (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., 1941).
• The New Hank Keene Book (Hank Keene Inc, 1936).
• The Best of Country Music (Best of Country Music, 1984).
• The Big Round-Up of Cowboy Songs (Amsco Music Sales Co., 1934).
• The Carter Family Album of Smoky Mountain Ballads (Southern Music Pub. Co., 1937).
• The Lonely Mountaineers Cowboy/Mountain Songs (Wm. J. Smith Music Co., 1934).
• The Lonesome Cowboy Songs of the Plains and Hills (George T. Worth & Co., 1930).
• The Short Brothers, Jimmie and Leon (American Music Inc., 1943).
• The Wade Mainer Story Picture Songbook (WWNC, Asheville, NC, 1941).
• Tim Spencer’s Sagebrush Symphonies (American Music Inc., 1943).
• Tom Mix Western Songs (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., 1935).
• Uncle Jack and Mary Lou’s Songs You Love To Hear (Southern Music Pub. Co., 1941).
• W.W.VA Radio Jamboree Songs (M.M. Cole Publishing Co., 1940).
• Walter Peterson’s Mountain Ballads & Old Time Songs (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., 1930).
• Warner’s Old Time Songs of the Gay Nineties (Chart Music Pub. House, 1944).
• Webb Pierce, The Wondering Boy, Folio No. 1 (Hill and Range Songs, Inc., 1953).
• Wesern Classics (Chas. H. Hansen Music Co, 1946).
• Witmark’s Peaceful Valley Songs (M. Witmark & Sons NY, 1933).
• WSM Grand Ole Opry History Picture Book (WSM Inc., 1969).
• WWVA Radio Jamboree Famous Songs (M.M. Cole Pub. Co., Portland, OR, 1940).









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