The Wayfaring Stranger (album)

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The Wayfaring Stranger
Asch345.jpg
Studio album by Burl Ives
Released 1944
Genre Folk
Label Asch

The Wayfaring Stranger (Asch 345) is an album consisting of three 10-inch, 78 rpm records by Burl Ives released on Asch in 1944. It should not be confused with Ives' 1944 album for Columbia Records (C-103) – also called The Wayfaring Stranger and itself a re-release of a 1941 album on Okeh Records – which contains different songs. The Asch album includes the first releases of two signature songs by Ives: "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" and "The Blue Tail Fly."

The same collection of songs was reissued in 1947 on the Stinson label as a 78-rpm album (Stinson 345), then a 10-inch LP (Stinson SLP-1) in 1949, a 12-inch LP c. 1954 (also with catalog number Stinson SLP-1), retitled Blue Tail Fly and Other Favorites, and finally a cassette tape (Stinson CA-1). All of the Stinson releases with the exception of the 78-rpm album had two bonus tracks: "The Fox" and "Brennan on the Moor."

Track listing (Asch or Stinson 345)[edit]

Record 1 (Asch or Stinson 345-1 )[edit]

Track Song Title
A1. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
A2. Buckeye Jim
B1. The Bold Soldier
B2. The Sow Took the Measles

Record 2 (Asch or Stinson 345-2)[edit]

Track Song Title
C. The Foggy Foggy Dew
D. Black Is the Color

Record 3 (Asch or Stinson 345-3)[edit]

Track Song Title
E. Henry Martin
F. The Blue Tail Fly

Track listing (Stinson SLP-1, both versions)[edit]

Side One (Stinson SLP-1A)[edit]

Stinson SLP-1A (1963) on clear red vinyl (A Re-Pressing from the 1970s[citation needed])
Track Song Title
1. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
2. Black Is The Color
3. The Foggy Foggy Dew
4. Buckeye Jim
5. The Bold Soldier

Side Two (Stinson SLP-1B)[edit]

Track Song Title
1. The Sow Took The Measles
2. The Blue Tail Fly
3. Henry Martin
4. The Fox (Bonus Track)
5. Brennan on the Moor (Bonus Track)

Trivia[edit]

The Asch album was selling for $2.89 in 1944.[1]

The Stinson 12-inch LP album was selling for $3.98 in 1966 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Display ad, New York Times, April 2, 1944, p. X5.
  2. ^ Stinson Records Catalogue, 1966