Various ‎– Folksongs Of Another America - Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946

Dust-to-Digital ‎– DTD-43, University Of Wisconsin Press ‎– none
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Pigtown Fling - The Sidney Robertson Recordings
French Canadian
1-1 Leizime Brusoe Fisher's Hornpipe
1-2 Leizime Brusoe Pigtown Fling
1-3 Leizime Brusoe Lancer's In Five Parts
Lumberjacks And Farmers
1-4 Robert Walker (14) Lost Jimmie Whalen
1-5 Warde Ford* Little Brown Bulls
1-6 Warde Ford* Crandon
1-7 Warde Ford* And Art Ford (2) I'd Rather Be A Nigger Than A Poor White Man
1-8 Charles Spencer (5) Mighty Adley-ca-budley-fatley-ca-han-shaw
1-9 Charles Spencer (5) Locks And Bolts
1-10 Clyde Spencer (2) And Harry Fannin The Sinking Of The Titanic
Scots Gaelic
1-11 John H. Matheson A Mhàiri Bhàn Òg / O Fair Mary
1-12 John H. Matheson Stocainnean Daoimean / Diamond-Patterned Sock
1-13 John H. Matheson Eilean Leòdhais / Isle Of Lewis
1-14 John H. Matheson Gabhaidh Sinn A' Rathad Mòr / We Will Take The High Road
1-15 The Balkan Troubadours Alaj Gigi
Performer – Bob Rajacich, Dan Radakovich*, George Rajacich, Lubo Mitrovich, Nick Mitrovich
1-16 The Balkan Troubadours Angelina Vodu Lije / Angelina Is Pouring Water
Performer – Bob Rajacich, Dan Radakovich*, George Rajacich, Lubo Mitrovich, Nick Mitrovich
1-17 Cecilia Kuitunen Charm For Hiccups
1-18 Anna Leino Charm For Toothache
1-19 Olga Simi And Sue Simi Pium, Paum
1-20 Matti Simi And Sue Simi Vilho Ja Pertta / Vilho And Bertta
1-21 Matti Perala Heramäen Pukki / Old Man's Goat
1-22 Josefina Perala Kataja / The Juniper
1-23 Otto Sarkipato Lähtetään Pojat Nyt Soutelemaan / Boys, Let's Go Rowing
1-24 Otto Sarkipato Keskellä Lahtea / In The Middle Of The Bay
1-25 Maria Heino Laurilan Aleksin Harmoonipeli / Laurila Aleksi's Accordion
1-26 Maria Heino Ei Kukaan Puhu Puolestani / No One Speaks On My Behalf
1-27 Maria Heino Eikä Ne Haavan Lehdet Lakkaa / Never Cease The Aspen Leaves
1-28 Maria Heino Isutua, Tyttö / Plant, O Girl
The River In The Pines - The Wisconsin Lumberjacks Recordings
2-1 Earl Schwartztrauber And Ray Calkins Fred Sargent's Shanty Song
2-2 Otto Rindlisbacher Hounds In The Woods
2-3 Ray Calkins And Unknown Artist Shantyboy Tune (Kväsarvalsen)
2-4 Iva Kundert Rindlisbacher The River In The Pines
2-5 Sven "Shantyman" Svenson Dinner Horn Solo
2-6 Otto Rindlisbacher And Ray Calkins Soldier's Joy
2-7 Frank Uchytil With Otto Rindlisbacher And Iva Kundert Rindlisbacher The River In The Pines
2-8 Otto Rindlisbacher And John Giezendanner Woods Holler; Hoot Owl Holler
2-9 Otto Rindlisbacher, Iva Kundert Rindlisbacher, Ray Calkins, Frank Uchytil, Earl Schwartztrauber And John Giezendanner Medley: Die Lustigen Holzhackerbuab'n / The Jolly Lumberjack; Fred Sargent's Shanty Song; Schuhplatter
2-10 Sven "Shantyman" Svenson Cow Horn Solo
2-11 Sven "Shantyman" Svenson Lumberjack Story; Swedish Dialect Story
2-12 Sven "Shantyman" Svenson, Iva Kundert Rindlisbacher, Ray Calkins And Frank Uchytil Kväsarvalsen / Swagger Waltz
2-13 Otto Rindlisbacher Rippling Brook
2-14 Iva Kundert Rindlisbacher, Otto Rindlisbacher And Unknown Artist Saeterjenten's Sontag / Herdsgirl's Sunday
2-15 Ray Calkins Styrmans Vals / Pilot's Waltz
2-16 Peter H. Plante Rolling The Logs; French Dialect Story
2-17 Frank Uchytil Marie Patin
2-18 Otto Rindlisbacher And Ray Calkins Turkey In The Hay
2-19 Otto Rindlisbacher And Ray Calkins Woodchopper's Jig
2-20 Otto Rindlisbacher Gamle Reinlander / Old Reinlander
2-21 Otto Rindlisbacher And John Giezendenner Yodeling
2-22 Otto Rindlisbacher Sørland Springar'n
Harps And Accordions - The Alan Lomax Recordings
3-1 Alan Lomax Introduction To Joe Cloud
3-2 Joe Cloud Red River Jig
3-3 Joe Cloud Squaw Dance
3-4 Joe Cloud And Clarence Cloud White River Two-Step
French Canadian
3-5 Edward King (8) Le Jour De L'an / New Year's Day
3-6 Edward King (8) Ida Goyette, No. 1
3-7 John Cadeau With Ed Cadeau, Adelore Vizina And Probably Joe Miron, Mose Bellaire And Edward King (8) Non Que J'aime Donc Que La Boisson / No, So I Don't Love Anything But The Drink
3-8 Fred Carrière La Fille Du Roi / The King's Daughter; La Mariage Anglaise / The English Marriage
3-9 Exilia Bellaire I Went To Marquette
3-10 Fred Carrière Pretty Polly; Those Western Shores
3-11 Bill McBride (2) No Sir
3-12 Bert Graham Joe Williams
3-13 Unknown Artist Torch Lake
3-14 Lester Wells Traverse City
3-15 Nils Larsen (2) Yulia And Olaf
3-16 Lester Wells Long Barney
3-17 Adolphus Delmas Hayfoot, Strawfoot
3-18 Ed Thrasher (3) Shoot The Cat
3-19 Charles Ketvirtis Russian Gigue
3-20 Charles Ketvirtis Buffalo Gals
3-21 Charles Ketvirtis Mother Song
3-22 Herman Meyers Was War An Diesem Baum? / What's On This Tree?
3-23 Edwina Lewandowski And Stephanie Lewandowski Chodźcie Gąski Moje / Come My Little Geese
3-24 Felix Kania Wedding March
3-25 Tony Strzelecki And Possibly Tony Wasylk Irish Washerwoman
3-26 Tony Strzelecki Polish Polka
3-27 Adolph Romel And Sylvester Romel W Żelaznej Fabryce / In The Steel Mill
3-28 Tony Strzelecki And Possibly Tony Wasylk Turkey In The Straw
3-29 Felix Kania Czerwono Posiadło, A Zielono Zniszło / Red When It Was Planted, Green When It Bloomed
3-30 Edwina Lewandowski And Stephanie Lewandowski Goldmine In The Sky
3-31 Yalmer Forster Kulkurin Valssi / Vagabond Waltz
3-32 Amanda Härkönen Kaurapellon Pientareella Kasvoi Kaunis Kukka / On The Side Of An Oat Field Grew A Beautiful Flower
3-33 Aapo Juhani Juliana
3-34 Henry Mahoski Kauhavan Polka
3-35 Selma Elona Halinen Pikkulintu Erämaaza Lauleleepi Suruissana / A Little Bird In The Dessert Sings Sadly
3-36 Frank Maki Meripojan Laulu / Sailor's Song
3-37 Amanda Härkönen Oli Mulla Ennen Punaset Posket / I Used To Have Red Cheeks
3-38 Kalle Kallio Kuule Sinä Hiltu Kun Laulelen / Listen Hiltu When I Am Singing
3-39 Wäinö Hirvelä Kylläpä Kai / I Guess So
3-40 Kusti Similä Yli Kymmenen Vuotta Korpiinissa Oli Jo Asuttu / Ten Years We've Lived In Corbin
3-41 Lillian Aho Oi Herra, Jos Mä Matkamies Maan / Oh Lord, If I, A Wanderer Of The Earth
3-42 Pekka Aho And Lillian Aho Mun Kanteleeni Kauniimmin / My Kantele Will Sound More Beautiful
3-43 Emil Maki Suun Kloorin Kloorin Halleluuja! / Oh Glory, Glory Hallelujah!
When The Dance Is Over - The Helene Stratman-Thomas Recordings, Part One
4-1 Stella Stacy And Henry Thunder Flute Song
4-2 Winslow White Eagle War Dance
4-3 Wallace Smith (2) And Albert Webster Tsyatkatho
4-4 Margaret "Laughing Eyes" Edaakie (Eagle) And Phyllis Lewis 49 Song
Frech Canadian
4-5 Leizime Brusoe, Robert McClain, Walter Wyss And Emery Olsen Good For The Tongue
4-6 Ernest Joseph Belisle Je Ne Veux Pas D'un Avocat / I Do Not Want A Lawyer
4-7 Charles Cardinal How They Sang The Marseillaise In Chippytown Falls
4-8 Mary Agnes Starr Michaud
4-9 Marie Donalda Lagrandeur Bonsoir, Mes Amis / Good Night, My Friends
Belgian (Walloon)
4-10 Alfred Vandertie I Went To Market
4-11 Alfred Vandertie C'est L'cafe / It's The Coffee (The Kermiss Song)
4-12 Emile Boulanger Dance Tune
4-13 John Persons Cornish Story
4-14 William Reese (2) And Selina Phillips Cawn Esgyn O'r / Paradise
4-15 Dr. Daniel W. Wickham My Welsh Relation
4-16 Hugh P. Jones Y Mochyn Du / The Black Pig
4-17 John William (34) Siani Bach / Dearest Sian
African American
4-18 Lillie Greene Richmond Hide Thou Me
4-19 Lillie Greene Richmond Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane
4-20 Lillie Greene Richmond One More River
4-21 Preston Willis Chase The Buffalo
4-22 Hamilton Lobdell Barker's Call
4-23 Pearl Jacobs Borusky My Old Hen's A Good Old Hen
4-24 Pearl Jacobs Borusky Last Saturday Night I Entered A House
4-25 Charles Dietz (3) Did You Ever See The Devil?
4-26 Charles Dietz (3) Three Dishes And Six Questions
Lumberjack And Irish American
4-27 Emery DeNoyer Snow Deer
4-28 Emery DeNoyer Shantyman's Life
4-29 Emery DeNoyer Irish Jubilee
4-30 John Muench With Ralph Weide Irish Washerwoman
4-31 Noble Brown* Oh, It's Nine Years Ago I Was Diggin' In The Land
4-32 Robert Walker (14) McNamar' From County Clare
4-33 Charles Robinson (7) Fond Du Lac Jail
4-34 Lewis Winfield Moody Alphabet Song
4-35 Bill Neupert Red Light Saloon
4-36 John Christian (6) Red Light Saloon
4-37 Bessie Gordon Gambler's Blues
My Father Was A Dutchman - The Helene Stratman-Thomas Recordings, Part Two
German And Austrian
5-1 Noble Brown My Father Was A Dutchman
5-2 Richard Taschek With Laura Zenz And Louis Taschek Die Deutschmeister / The German Master (Regiment)
5-3 Hans Huber (7) Wiener Fiakerlied / Viennese Coachman's Song
5-4 Ella Mittelstadt Fischer Wir Sitzen So Fröhlich Beisamen / We Sit So Merrily Together
5-5 Charles Robinson (7) Sackery's Cat
5-6 Martha Steinbach An Einem Fluss Daraus An Schuss / By A Rapidly Flowing River
5-7 Albert Mueller Landjäger / Gamekeeper
5-8 John Giezendanner With Albert Giezendanner Echo Yodel
5-9 Otto Rindlisbacher Ländler
5-10 Jacob C. Becker Onse Gesecht Fu Chicago / Our Guests From Chicago
5-11 Rika Tuinstra Enhoff Schaarensliep! / Knife Grinder!
5-12 Marvin Fennema Bokkie / Billy Goat
5-13 Anna C. Gysbers Scholten Moeder, Moeder De Beer Ist Los / Mother, Mother, The Bear Is Loose
5-14 Mary Tillema Smedema Epitaph
5-15 Dick Kok (2) Wiene Wederslweh Bloed Volksrang / Blood Of Netherland Flows; Vlaggelied / Flag Song
5-16 Henry Kempers Daisy, Daisy
5-17 Thomas St. Angleo, Mr. Ambrose DeGidio*, Mrs. Ambrose DeGidio And Michael Ranallo L'America È Tanto Bella / America Is Most Beautiful
5-18 Irene Ruffolo Sona La Mezzanotte / It Is Midnight
5-19 Joseph Accardi Tiki-ti, Tiki-ta!
5-20 Charles Elias Jr.* Introduction To Tamburitza Instruments
5-21 The Elias Tamburitzans Medley: De Nije Ljubavi Nebi Svjeta Bilo / If Not For Lovers There Would Be No World; Vinca Ca / Wine, Wine
Performer – Ann Elias, Charles Elias Jr.*, Martha Elias, Mary Filipovich
5-22 Charles Pelnar, John Pelnar, Bill Slatky And Louis Kasal Švestková Alej / Prune Song
5-23 The Yuba Bohemian Band Popelka Polka / Cinderella Polka
Performer – Alfred Stanek, Anton Stanek, George McGilvery, Martin Rott, Nick Rott, Otto Stanek, Wencil Stanek, William Tydrich
5-24 Emily Bauer McClure And Mayme Bauer Doser Pod Našima Okny / Underneath Our Windows
5-25 Emily Bauer McClure And Mayme Bauer Doser Když Jsem Šel Cestičkou Úzkou / As I Walked That Narrow Path
5-26 Albert Wachuta Voják Od Prairie Du Chien / Soldier From Prairie Du Chien
5-27 John Ciezczak Zbojniki / Bandit's Dance
5-28 John Ciezczak In The Style Of Sabała
5-29 Bernice Bartosz Matuś Moja, Matuś / Mommy, My Mommy
5-30 Bernice Bartosz Miałeś Czapkę / Hat With Peacock Feathers
5-31 Adam Bartosz Zajumiały Bory / The Forests Roared
5-32 Stasia Pokora A Witajże / Oh Hello
5-33 The Lithuanian Group From The Church Of The Immaculate Conception Subatos Vakarèli / Saturday Night I Saddled My Black Horse
Performer – Agnes Zupancich, Alexander F. Skeris, Ann Belekevich, Edward Girdaukas, John Abromaitis, John Aldakauskas, Lucia Aldakauskas, Mary Aldakauskas, Ruth Baranoucky, Stella Skeris
5-34 Jalmar Nukala And Mamie Wirtanen Nukala Tula Tullallaa, Posket Pullalla / Cheeks Full Of Pulla
5-35 Abel Jotblad Flickan På Bellmansro / The Girl At Bellmansro
5-36 Charles O. Lindberg Luffarevisa / Hobo Song
5-37 Ruth Johnson Olson And Alice Johnson Carlson Julen Är Inne / Christmas Is Here
5-38 Kamma Grumstrup Fra Fjerne Lande Kom Hun Dronning Dagmar / From Far Lands Came Queen Dagmar
5-39 Otto Rindlisbacher Fannitullen / Devil In The Wine Keg
5-40 Alice Everson Kom Kjyra / Come Cows
5-41 Britha Lothe And Hannah Haug Her Er Det Land / This Is The Land
5-42 Hans Waag Gamle Mor / Old Mother
5-43 The Psalmodikon Quartet Yderst Mod Norden / Far In The North
Performer – Bertha Larson, Elsie Thompson, Emily Thompson Flugstad, Nora Thompson Brickson
5-44 Sigurline Bjarnarson And Christine Gudmundsen Ólafur Reið Með Björgum Fram / Olafur Rode Beneath The Cliffs
Alan Lomax Goes North - "The Most Fertile Source"
DVD-1 Unknown Artist The Wisconsin Lumberjacks: From Rice Lake And Ladysmith
DVD-2 Unknown Artist In August And September 1938, Folklorist Alan Lomax Traveled Michigan Recording "A Thousand Songs" For The Library Of Congress
DVD-3 Unknown Artist Serbs: Detroit Area
DVD-4 Unknown Artist Croatians: Copper Country (The Floriani Tamburitza Group)
DVD-5 Unknown Artist French Canadians: Baraga
DVD-6 Unknown Artist Finns: Upper Peninsula
DVD-7 Unknown Artist "Enough Material For Years Of Work"



5 CDs, 1 DVD with 434-page hard-bound book.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 9 780299 301507 5600
  • Other (ISBN-13): 978-0299301507
  • Other (ISBN-10): 0299301508



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November 18, 2017
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Tremendous collection and thoughtfully presented book. Dust to Digital outdid themselves with this one. Truly a labor of love -
from the performances presented, to the field recorders, photographers, filmmakers, and researchers who captured them, to the amazing presentation and documentation contained in the collection -- the book itself only hints and the wonders inside.

The explanation and historical context of recordings presented in the text is illuminating. Consider, for example, the description of the Alan Lomax DVD, "Alan Lomax Goes North":

"Neither synchronized with sound nor edited into a finished document, his 1938 cinematographic efforts also lacked accompanying notes, in a sharp contrast to the 1936 footage, which was supplemented with a list of, "records that can be played as musical accompaniment," as well as as fifteen pages of "Descriptive notes pertaining to the Archives' Haitian film" (Averill 2011: CD5). Haphazardly indexed, eventually spliced willy-nilly onto a single reel with clips from his earlier fieldwork and that of other researchers in the American West, it languished in obscurity for decades.
In the late 1970s, thanks to Carolyn Lipson-Walker's American Folkloer Films and Videotapes: An Index, I happened on an entry for "The Archive of Folk Song: Being a Collection of Amateur Films Made by Alan Lomax and Others from 1936-1940" (1976: 291). ..."

These notes and references are detailed, thorough, interesting, and well-sourced. While all this material can be listened to and viewed without reading the or referencing the book, the whole package Dust To Digital has put together is a wonderful nexus and jumping off point for field recording and folk song enthusiasts of all interest levels.

Years of listening and learning are contained in this collection.