American Folk Songs

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American Folk Songs
American folk songs stafford.jpg
Studio album by Jo Stafford
Released May, 1948
Genre Folk
Length 32:09
Label Capitol, Corinthian
Jo Stafford chronology
Kiss Me, Kate
(1949)Kiss Me, Kate1949
American Folk Songs
(1948)
Autumn in New York
(1950)Autumn in New York1950
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

American Folk Songs is a 1948 album by Jo Stafford. The original release featured six songs on three 78-RPM discs. Two songs were added in 1950 to its first release as a long-playing record. Since the 1962 re-release, the album has featured twelve popular folk songs.[2][3] The album was not done in a traditional manner; Stafford was backed by Paul Weston's orchestra for all the cuts. The Saturday Review records review column described the album as "of its own excellence.[4]

Judy Collins has cited the album as one of the first to spark her interest in folk music.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs are traditional.

No. Title Length
1. "Shenandoah" 3:38
2. "Black Is the Color" 2:58
3. "Old Joe Clark" 1:43
4. "Wayfaring Stranger" 3:02
5. "Barbara Allen" 2:57
6. "Single Girl" 2:14
7. "Red Rosey Bush" 2:56
8. "I Wonder as I Wander" 3:07
9. "Cripple Creek" 1:30
10. "The Nightingale" 3:26
11. "Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier" 2:52
12. "Sourwood Mountain" 1:46

References[edit]

  1. ^ American Folk Songs at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
  2. ^ "American Folk Songs-track listing". AllMusic. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "American Folk Songs-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Recordings Report on Popular Releases". Saturday Review. May 29, 1948: 47. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ Stephen Holden (November 27, 1987). "Judy Collins, A Concern And a Bond". The New York Times. Pop/Jazz. Archived from the original on April 8, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2011.