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                                                                             The Albums

Note: Release dates are based on numerous sources, including contemporary Schwann catalog dates (notorious for reconfiguring release dates to when Schwann cataloged them). Though some dates are exact, most are correct within a month or two, excepting for those howlers where one source or other conflicted or typed in the wrong year. This list provides only a good ballpark estimate, and should not be legal cause for blood feuds. Jac Holzman's excellent autobiography, Follow the Music (FirstMedia Books, Publisher's Group West, avail. in cloth & paper) was an invaluable reference for titles past 1965.

Mono was phased out industry-wide beginning in June, 1967, although it would be another year before they'd completely vanish from production. I am certain a great many albums were mastered in mono but shelved, and at times some discographies relied on master tape inventories rather than production schedules, and so some albums listed elsewhere as mono releases were not actually released into the market. Columbia released both Notorious Byrd Brothers and Dylan's John Wesley Harding in mono in early 1968, but seems to have put most of their small production into the cut-out bins immediately, while Elektra released small amounts of what seems to have been their last mono, the Doors' Strange Days (4014/74014) in October of that year, and Vanguard released tiny amounts of  Julius Lester's Departures (9261/79261) in December of '67 as their final monaural, (after which all new Vanguards were labled " Stereo also playable mono"). All monos not listed here are vouched for by at least two sources as well as by my semi-reliable memory of the time - which occasionally seems more reliable than other sources.

Additions and corrections are welcomed.

Mono/Stereo
EKL  / EKS

178 / 7178  -  Brand, Oscar & the Roger Wilco 5 : Out of the blue, songs of a fighting airforce (2/60)
179 / 7179  - Ellis, Anita : The world in my arms
180 / 7180  -  Limeliters : Limelighters (1/60)
181 / 7181  -  Holt, Will :  The exciting artistry of Will Holt (12/59)
182 / 7182  -  Seafarers Chorus : We sing of the sea
183 / 7183  -  Brand, Oscar & the Sea Wolves :  Boating songs and all that bilge (6/60)
184              -  Grenfell, Joyce : Presenting Joyce Grenfell
185 / 7185  -  Bikel, Theodore - Songs of Russia old and new (10/60)
186 / 7186  -  Oranim- Zabar Troupe : Hora! Songs and dances of Israel (2/60)
187 / 7187  -  Ron & Nama : Sabra - The young heart of Israel (7/60)
188 / 7188  -  Brand, Oscar : Sports car songs for big wheels (8/60)
189 / 7189  -  Newport Folk Festival, 1960 : Oscar Brand, Will Holt, Oranim-Zabar Troupe, Theo Bikel (12/60)
190 / 7190  -  Zacherley : Spook along with Zacherley ( 1960)
191 / 7191  -  MacPherson Singers and dancers of Scotland : Caledonia ( 1960)
192 / 7192  -  Anderson, Casey : Goin' places (1960)
193 / 7193  -  White, Josh : Spirituals and blues (12/60)
194 / 7194  -  Polineoff, Sasha & his Russian Gypsy Orchestra (3/61)
195              -  Shepherd, Jean : Will failure spoil Jean Shepherd?  (1961)
196 / 7196  -  Dudaim : The Dudaim (2/61)
197 / 7197  -  Gibson, Bob : Yes I see (5/61)
198 / 7198  -  Brand, Oscar : Up in the air - songs for the madcap airman (3/61)
199 / 7199  -  Myers, Peter  & Ronnie Cass : Go to blazes (4/61)
200 / 7200  -  Bikel, Theodore : From bondage to freedom (3/60)
201 / 7201  -  Oranim-Zabar Troupe & Geula Gil : A Town Hall concert (1960)
202 / 7202  -  Los Chiriguanos : Pulsating rhythms of Paraguay (4/61)
203 / 7203  -  White, Josh : The house I live in (5/61)
204 / 7204  -  Brand, Oscar : For doctors only ( 7/61)
205              -  McCurdy, Ed : A treasure chest of American folk song (double LP @ $4.98) (1961)
206 / 7206  -  Oranim-Zabar Troupe & Geula Gil : A whole world dances (10/61)
207 / 7207  -  Gibson, Bob & Bob Camp : At the gate of Horn  (10/61)
208 / 7208  -  Presti and Lagoya : The virtuoso guitars of Presti and Lagoya (1961)
209 / 7209  -  Collins, Judy : A maid of constant sorrow (10/61)
210 / 7210  -  Bikel, Theodore : A harvest of Israeli folksongs (12/61)
211 / 7211  -  White, Josh : Empty bed blues (12/61)
212 / 7212  -  Polinoff, Sasha & his Russian Gypsy Orchestra : Fastest balalaika in the west (12/61)
213              -  McCurdy, Ed : The best of Dalliance (double LP @ $4.98) (1961)
214              -  Redpath, Jean : Scottish ballad book (4/62)
215              -  Grossman, Bob :  Bob Grossman (12/61)
216 / 7216  -  Travelers 3 : Travelers 3 (3/62)
217 / 7217  -  Folk banjo styles : Weissberg, Brickman, Paley and Rosenbaum (w/booklet) ( 1962)
218              -  Gooding, Cynthia : A Treasury of Spanish and Mexican folk songs (double LP @ $4.98) (1962)  
219 / 7219  -  Maccabee Singers : Sing along in Hebrew (1962)
220 / 7220  -  Bikel, Theodore : The poetry and prophecy of the Old Testament (3/62)
221              -  Gooding, Cynthia & Yves Tessier : French and Italian folksongs (5/62)         
222 / 7222  -  Collins, Judy : Golden apples of the sun (8/62)
223              -  Treasures of folk songs for children (double LP @ $4.98)  (1962)
224              -  Redpath, Jean : Songs of love lilt and laughter (12/62)
225 / 7225  -  Bikel, Theodore : The best of Bikel (7/62)
226              -  Travelers 3 : Open house (10/62)    
227 / 7227  -  Serrano, Juan : Ole la mano (9/62)
228 / 7228  -  Brand, Oscar : A snow job for skiers  (1/63)
229              -  La Societé de Musique D'Autrefois: Treasury of music of the Renaissance (double-$4.98)(1963)
230 / 7230  -  Bikel, Theodore : On tour (1/63)
231 / 7231  -  Henske, Judy : Judy Henske ( 2/63)
232 / 7232  -  Dillards : Back porch bluegrass (5/63)
233 / 7233  -  Dián and the Greenbriar Boys : Dián and the Greenbriar Boys (1963)
234 / 7234  -  Eto, Kimio : Art of the koto : The music of Japan (2/63)
235 / 7235  -  Serrano, Juan : Flamenco fenomenon (4/63)
236 / 7236  -  Travelers 3 : Live! Live! Live! at last ( 4/63)
237 / 7237  -  Brand, Oscar : Songs for golfers (7/63)
238 / 7238  -  Weissberg, Eric & Marshall Brickman : New dimensions in banjo & bluegrass (9/63)
239 / 7239  -  Gibson, Bob : Where I'm bound (12/63)
240              -  Koerner, Ray & Glover : Blues, rags and hollers (reissue from Audiophile AP-78) (12/63)
241 / 7241  -  Henske, Judy : High flying bird ( 11/63)
242 / 7242  -  Brand, Oscar & the Short Arms : Cough - army songs out of the barracks bag ( (7/63)
243 / 7243  -  Collins, Judy : Judy Collins 3 ( 11/63)
244              -  De La Torre : 20th century music for guitar (1963)
245 / 7245  -  Rosmini, Dick : Adventures for 12 string, 6 string and banjo (2/64)
246 / 7246  -  Even Dozen Jug Band : Even Dozen Jug Band (11/63)
247              -  Engelberg, Fred : The songs of Fred Engleberg (2/64)
248 / 7248  -  Martin, Vince & Fred Neil : Tear down the walls (3/64)   
249 / 7249  -  Irish Ramblers : The patriot game (2/64)
250 / 7250  -  Bikel, Theodore : A folksinger's choice (2/64)
251 / 7251  -  Authentic sound effects, v.1 (1964)
252 / 7252  -  Authentic sound effects, v.2
253 / 7253  -  Authentic sound effects, v.3
254 / 7254  -  Authentic sound effects, v.4
255 / 7255 -  Authentic sound effects, v.5
256 / 7256  -  Authentic sound effects, v.6
257 / 7257  -  Authentic sound effects, v.7
258 / 7258  -  Authentic sound effects, v.8
259 / 7259  -  Authentic sound effects, v.9
260 / 7260  -  Authentic sound effects, v.10
261 / 7261  -  Authentic sound effects, v.11
262 / 7262  -  Authentic sound effects, v.12
263 / 7263  -  Authentic sound effects, v.13
264 / 7264  -  The Blues Project (w/ Muldaur, von Schmidt, Van Ronk, Kalb, Koerner et al) (4/64)(w/booklet)
265 / 7265  -  Dillards : Live!!! Almost!!! (9/64)
266 / 7266  -  Carignan, Jean : The folk fiddler who electrified the Newport Folk Festival (1964)
267 / 7267  -  Koerner, Ray & Glover : Lots more blues, rags and hollers (7/64)  
268 / 7268  -  Campbell, Ian Folk Group : Ian Campbell Folk Group (6/64)
269 / 7269  -  Ochs, Phil : All the news that's fit to sing ( 5/64)
270 / 7270  -  Christ Tabernacle Church : Swing hallelujah (1964)
271              -  Guthrie, Woody - Library of Congress Recordings (3 LPs w/ booklet) (9/64)
272              -  Guthrie, Woody - Library of Congress Recordings (3 LPs w/ booklet) (9/64)(given 2 cat. #s)
273              -  Spence, Joseph : Happy all the time (produced by Fritz Richmond)
274 / 7274  -  Redpath, Jean : Laddie lie near me (8/64)
275 / 7275  -  Serrano, Juan : Bravo Serrano! (8/64)
276 / 7276  -  Old Time Banjo Project (various, w/ booklet) (1964)
277 / 7277  -  Paxton, Tom : Ramblin' boy (10/64)
278 / 7278  -  Camp, Hamilton : Paths of victory (10/64)
279              -  Iron muse : Panorama of British industrial song (also erroneously cataloged as 297)
280 / 7280  -  Collins, Judy : Judy Collins concert (6/64)
281 / 7281  -  Bikel, Theodore : Yiddish theatre and folk songs (10/64)
282              -  Ensemble of the Bulgarian Republic : Music of Bulgaria (11/64)
283 / 7283  -  Spoelstra, Mark : Five and twenty questions (notes by Dick Fariña) (1/65)
284 / 7284  -  Ray, Dave : Snaker's here (1/65)
285 / 7285  -  Dillards w/ Byron Berline : Pickin' and fiddlin' (4/65)
286 / 7286  -  Classical music of Japan (4/65)
287 / 7287  -  Ochs, Phil : I ain't marching anymore (8/65)
288 / 7288  -  Rush, Tom : Tom Rush (3/65)
289 / 7289  -  Kathy & Carol (Kathy Larisch & Carol McComb) (4/65)
290 / 7290  -  Koerner, Spider John : Spider blues (4/65)
291 / 7291  -  Corrie Folk Trio w/ Paddie Bell : Corrie Folk Trio with Paddie Bell ( 3/65)
292 / 7292  -  String Band Project (w/ Mother Bay State Entertainers, et al) (w/ booklet) (4/65)
293 / 7293  -  Neil, Fred : Bleecker and MacDougal (4/65) (later reissued as "Little bit of rain", EKS-74073)
294 / 7294  -  Paul Butterfield Blues Band : The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (5/65)
295 / 7295  -  Paley, Tom  w/ Peggy Seeger (4/65)
296 / 7296  -  Negro folkore from Texas State Prison  (7/65)
297 / 7297  -  Sounds of Japan : actual sounds (1965)
298 / 7298  -  Paxton, Tom : Ain't that news (10/65)
299 / 7299  -  Singer Songwriter Project (w/ Sky, Fariña, Murdoch, Blue) (notes by Richard Fariña) (9/65)
300 / 7300  -  Collins, Judy : Judy Collins' 5th (w/ Richard Fariña, dulcimer) (8/65)
301              -  Leadbelly : Library of Congress recordings (w/ booklet) )(1965)
302              -  Leadbelly : Library of Congress recordings (w/ booklet) )(1965)
303              -  Davis, Maxwell Street Jimmy : Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis (10/65)
304 / 7304  -  Corrie Folk Trio with Paddie Bell : The promise of the day (8/65)
305 / 7305  -  Koerner, Ray & Glover : The return of Koerner, Ray & Glover (1965)
306 / 7306  -  Rifkin, Josh : The Baroque Beatles book (1965)
307 / 7307  -  Spoelstra, Mark : State of mind (1/66)
308 / 7308  -  Tom Rush : The New album (aka : Take a little walk with me) (4/66)
309 / 7309  -  Ian Campbell Folk Group : The rights of man (4/66)
310 / 7310  -  Ochs, Phil : Phil Ochs in concert (5/66)
311 / 7311   -  Kilroy, Pat : Light of day (1966)
312 / 7312  -  Brooks, Harvey : How to play electric bass (w/booklet) (1966)
313 / 7313  -  Elektra Library of Authentic Sound Effects (8/66)(3 LP box - also 314 / 7314)
314 / 7314  -  Elektra Library of Authentic Sound Effects
315 / 7315  -  Paul Butterfield Blues Band : East-West (12/66)
316 / 7316  -  Smith, Oliver : Olver Smith (9/66)
317 / 7317  -  Paxton, Tom : Outward bound (9/66)
318 / 7318  -  Buckley, Tim : Hello and Goodbye (9/67)
319 / 7319  -  Ray, Dave "Snaker" : Fine soft land (1966)
320 / 7320  -  Collins, Judy : In my life (12/66)
321 / 7321  -  Watersons : Frost and fire (1966)
322 / 7322  -  Incredible String Band : The Incredible String Band (w/ Clive Palmer) (6/66)
323 / 7323  -  
324 / 7324  -  Grossman, Stephan : How to play blues guitar (1966)
325 / 7325  -  Bauls of Bengal : The Bauls of Bengal (1966)
326 / 7326  -  Bikel, Theordore w/ The Pennywhistlers : Songs of the earth (1/68)
4001/74001-  Love : Love (9/66)
4002/74002-  What's shakin' (w/Lovin' Spoonful, Clapton, Tom Rush, Butterfield, Kooper) (w/booklet) (1966)
4003/74003-  Blue, David : David Blue (8/66)
4004/74004-  Buckley, Tim : Tim Buckley (1966)
4005/74005-  Love : Da Capo (2/67)
4006/74006-  Charles River Valley Boys : Beatle country  (12/66)
4007/74007-  Doors : The Doors (3/67)
4008/74008-  Dusk 'Til Dawn Orchestra : Sea Drift (4/67)  
4009/74009-  Zodiac Cosmic Sounds (1967)  (Mono LPs discontinued at this point, with exceptions noted)
4010            -  Incredible String Band - The 5000 spirits or The layers of onion  (6/67)
74011          -  Clear Light : Clear Light (10/67)
74012          -  Collins, Judy : Wildflowers (12/67)
4013/74013-  Love : Forever Changes (2/68)
4014/74014-  Doors : Strange Days (10/67)
74015          -  Paul Butterfield Blues Band  : The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw (2/68)
74016          -  Earth Opera : Earth Opera (4/68)
74017          -  Noonan, Steve : Steve Noonan (1968)
74018          -  Rush, Tom : The Circle Game  (2/68)
74019          -  Paxton, Tom : Morning Again (1968)   
74020          -  Ars Nova : Ars Nova (1968)
74021          -  Incredible String Band : The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (3/68)
74022          -  Ackles, David : David Ackles (1968)
74023          -  Eclection : Eclection (1968)  
74024          -  Doors : Waiting for the Sun (7/68)
74025          -  Paul Butterfield Blues Band : In my own Dream (9/68)
74026          -  Holy Modal Rounders : The Moray Eels Eat the Holy Modal Rounders (1968)
4027/74027-  Collins, Judy : In My Life (2/67)
74028          -  Buckley, Tim : Goodbye and Hello (12/67 - reissued 7/71))
74029          -  Nico : The Marble Index (1968)
74030          -  Rhinoceros : Rhinoceros (12/68)

                                                                    Elektra, EKS-7299 - The Singer Songwriter Project