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Thomas Stern Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs (42) RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs 05 Mar 18

Please send corrections, additions.
Thanks, Thomas.

Folksinger, songwriter, actor.

Jan 11, 1919 Willow Hill, PA
Mar 23, 2000 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


WIFE: Beryl

CHILDREN: Jim (b.1948)
          Dana (b.1952)

From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 10:37 AM

I was lucky enough to be Ed's chauffer when he played at Cobourg's Waterfront Festival many years ago. He had many interesting stories to tell about Joan Baez (He had a monsterous crush on her*), Judy Collins and Stacey Keach and Merrick Jarrett. He said he completed Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream at Merrick's kitchen table and Merrick was not overly enthusiastic about the song when he showed it to him. He was also a shameless flirt and flirted with my wife whether or not I was present.

*I saw him play the Strangest Dream with Jamie snyder on guitar at Mariposa and part way through, Joan Baez walked out and started to put on a harmony. He said that was one of his finest memories.

Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy CDs and LPs
From: meself - PM
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 11:33 PM

I performed on the same bill as Ed McCurdy at a small pro-peace event at Dalhousie University in the late '70s or early '80s, just after he had moved to Halifax. I had no idea who he was, although I was aware of the buzz concerning his move to Halifax. Anyway, we chatted, and he wanted to know all about who I was and what I was about, and was very encouraging ...

My other memory of him is from an after-party for the Atlantic Folk Festival, maybe that following summer. It was in one of those big old wooden Halifax houses, packed with exuberant revellers and musicians. Looking through a doorway into a room, I saw Ed McCurdy sitting straight-backed on a straight-backed wooden chair, both hands propped on top of a cane, singing Amazing Grace, in that deep, wonderful voice. The room was packed with a silent, spellbound crowd of young people, many sitting literally at his feet. Not exactly the big time, but it must have been a satisfying moment for him.

Richard Flohil [program notes, MARIPOSA Folk Festival 1990]:
'Sometimes grumpy and irascible, he is unique; a man of warmth and sensibility, and a link with
   the great folk singers of the past'


266 W 37TH ST FL 17
NEW YORK , NY 10018

1. DRAMMEN OM FRED P$ V$R JORD Work ID: 340173397   [Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream]

2. IRISH SONG                   Work ID: 390189474

3. KING S HIGHWAY THE          Work ID: 410021551


5. SESAME STREET CUE            Work ID: 498068221

Charlie snyder
Jolly Old Roger

"Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream"
"King's Highway"
    became the official theme songs for the PEACE CORPS and VISTA

------------------ Colorado Cannibal

The Ballad of Alfred Packer refers to at least two songs, one by Phil Ochs and the other by Jack Guinn with help from Katie Lee and Ed McCurdy. Jack was a reporter for the Denver Post and Katie Lee and Ed McCurdy were appearing at the Exodus, a well known Denver folk club in the 60s when the song was written. The whole story is in Katie Lee's book "10,000 Goddam Cattle". The lyrics posted on the Mudcat site are the ones to the Guinn/Lee/McCurdy song.
Ed Stabler


Brown, Bill. 'CBC's sorrowful troubadour,' Montreal Standard, 20 Jul 1949

Ed McCurdy's Song Book of Wit and Mirth
the choice from his recordings of dalliance songs
all lyrics adapted, rearranged and interpreted by Ed McCurdy
all musical settings by Ed McCurdy
24p. 31cm
The Hargail folk anthology HFA-14

???????????????????????????????          is this a publication, or distributor for the LP ?????????????????
Homeward Bound
St. John's, NF Duckworth Distribution, 1992

1927 - 1978 (5th Edition)
Gerald S. Doyle Ltd., purveyors of castor oil and other essentials.

The 1978 edition has 31 songs and half a dozen ballads. Included are Ticklecove Pond,
Hard Hard Times, Homeward and Harbor Le Cou, all recorded by Ed McCurdy on an album in the late 50s.

Neil V. Rosenberg, "The Canadianization of Newfoundland Folksong; or the Newfoundlandization of Canadian Folksong," Journal of Canadian Studies 29/1, 1994.
The marketing of music and song on phonograph recordings that specifically ... Today his 41 hours of tape recordings from those summers are the oldest extant sound recordings of ... One was Ed McCurdy, regularly featured on national CBC.

"Folk singer a fixture at Mariposa festival," Globe and Mail, 30 Mar 2000

Brown, Lorne. "Ed McCurdy," Canadian Folk Music Bulletin, Mar-Jun 2000

NY Times- NEIL STRAUSS, April 1, 2000

Sing Out! The Folk Song Magazine, ISSN 0037-5624, 2000, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp. 22 - 23
Last Chorus: Ed McCurdy 1919-2000 by Doug Yeager

Dirty Linen 08/2000 Start Page 8
Tossing Out the Fish: In Memoriam--Ed McCurdy by Paul E. Comeau

The Independent, ISSN 0951-9467, 04/04/2000, p. 6
Obituary: Ed McCurdy by Spencer Leigh

Canadian Folk Music Bulletin 34.1/2 (2000)
Ed McCurdy-Ave atque vale Lorne Brown


biographical information from:
CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA (Author Lynne Hoover, Betty Nygaard King)
album liner notes
MUDCAT online forum
NY Times obituary (NEIL STRAUSS, April 1, 2000)
Canadian Folk Music Bulletin 34.1/2 (2000) Ed McCurdy-Ave atque vale Lorne Brown

discographical data compiled from recordings, library and archive catalogs, trade publications,
and recollections of collectors and associates.

Recordings of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) programs, held by the
LIBRARY and ARCHIVES OF CANADA, are designated by an ISN number.
The full Library and Archives of Canada catalog listing can be viewed by consulting their website.

TV information from many sources, including:

Jan 11, 1919 born: Willow Hill, PA

1934    Oklahoma: voice student, introduced to folk music

1937    Gospel singer, Manhattan (NYC)

1940's WKY radio, Oklahoma City gospel singer

       nightclub singer - worked in Niagara Falls and Toronto.
       met future wife at a show in Vancouver, 20 year old dancer Beryl xxxxx.

????    Vaudeville
          romantic baritone singer for Sally Rand burlesque act
          singer and straight man for "Fat" Jack E. Leonard

Billboard Nov 7, 1942 NIGHT CLUBS - VAUDEVILLE
SPOKANE-Major Bowes ALL GIRL unit grossd good business at the Orpehum
October 21-24., according to Manager W.R.Seals. Fly by Night and Heart
of the Rio Grande were on the screen.
Post Street's bill for October 23-25 drew well above average. It included
Floyd and Emma Lou, Jackie Swift, Sabine O'Neal, Crewe and Summers, Ed
McCurdy, Blondie's Blessed Event and The Man Who Returned to Life.


1943 Film Strip & Soundtrack BACK THE ATTACK - how to sell Victory Bonds       ISN 319997
      National War Finance Committee                                             NWFC VL-10-2
      National Bank of Canada, RCA Victor Company Limited.
      Ed McCurdy host/narrator
Consultation copy:
A1 2000-11-0005

1945    moved to VANCOUVER

Billboard Dec 7, 1946 San Francisco "Baritone Ed McCurdy into Matteoni's, Stockton"

date unknown CBC         Ed McCurdy and His Rhythm Pals                  ISN 129613

1947-48 CBC-radio, Vancouver "Ed McCurdy Sings"

RADIO: 1947-06-03 CBR Vancouver    Ed McCurdy Sings                   ISN 197869

RADIO: 1947-06-13 CBR Vancouver    Ed McCurdy Sings                   ISN 197869    15min

RADIO: 1947-06-14 CBR Vancouver    Ed McCurdy Sings                   ISN 197870    9mn

RADIO: 1947-10-02                  Ed McCurdy Sings                   ISN 197884    13mn
                                    featuring songs sung by Captain Cates

RADIO: 1947-12-30 CBR             Sportman's Guide                   ISN 198039    12mn
Production date: 1947-12-30; Release date: 1948-01-01
Producer, Art Sager; technical control, Bill Howard; announcer, Floyd Morris; host, Hal Denton

Radio program featuring an interview by Hal Denton with Ed McCurdy, folksinger, about: the radio program "Ed McCurdy Sings"; hunting; fishing; including singing of folksongs by Ed McCurdy and comments by Hal Denton about an essay contest; with announcer Lloyd Morris.

RADIO: 1948-09-24                   Ed McCurdy                         ISN 148177   15mn
Ed McCurdy sings western ballads:
   Wild Bill Joe
   On Springfield Mountain
   On the Banks of the Lonely River
   Come, Oh My Love, Oh Fare Ye Well
Catalogue number: 3602-A

PUNKINHEAD (Eaton's) 7001                     10"-78rpm 1948?
[storybook Bear invented by Eaton's Department Store, Christmas 1948.]
7001-A 1. Punkinhead in Bearland
          Narrated by Ed Murdy
       2. The Song Punkinhead
          Sung by Ed McCurdy
7001-B 1. Punkinhead and the Snow Fairy
       2. Punkinhead in Santa's Workshop
Sung by Ed McCurdy
Jimmy Coxon at the Organ

RADIO: 1949-01-29 CBR Vancouver    This Week - The Vitamin Minstrel    ISN 198680   14mn 30s
Radio program including a documentary by Ross McLean, with Ed McCurdy, Joan Fowler, Jerry Sarracini, singers; and Byng Whittaker, announcer.
"It was in his Canadian period that he developed an interest in folk music and released his first folk record in 1949. He had a folk show in New York’s Village Vanguard in 1950 and he moved his family to New York. He became the world’s best-known folk singer. His other professional work was televisions as the “L&M Cigarette man." He was also emcee for the George Gobel show on national TV. Gobel was a very popular comedian at that time. By 1954 Ed had a children’s show "Freddy the Fireman."

1949    CBC, Toronto "Singing in the Wilderness"

RADIO: 1949-04-01                   Welcome to Newfoundland            ISN 229152
Producer/narrator, J. Frank Willis

For the first time Newfoundland is connected as a part of the CBC's Trans-Canada Network. This is a special program to welcome the new Province of Newfoundland to Confederation. It features the following item: Newfoundland folk songs, followed by a comment by E.J. Pratt, explaining the proper pronouncement of Newfoundland and describing some of its charactaristics.
"Up the Pond" played by Howard Cable and his Orchestra.
Ed McCurdy recites "The Tales of Horner Jane".
In conclusion is a statement from Captain [Gubbage], OBE.,skipper of the steamship "Cabot Strait".
Joseph Schull sends a personal message on behalf of the Royal Canadian Navy to the citizens of Newfoundland.   Schull speaks of the activities of the Island of Newfoundland during the last war.
This is followed by a medley of seafaring songs.
From Ottawa, Leonard W. Brockington sends greetings from the nine older provinces to the tenth province of the Dominion.
Songs include songs from Newfoundland:
   "The Petty Harbour Bait Skiff" and and "The Tale of the Hemmer Jane", sung by Ed McCurdy;
    three Newfoundland songs arranged for girls' voices by Leslie Bell, "Bonavista Harbour", "The Long Beach Sea" and "I's the B'y that Builds the Boat";
    the RCNVR Barber Song; songs from the Maritimes, a medley called "Songs from the Gulf" arranged by Leslie Bell and Howard Cable; "We'll Rant and We'll Roar Like True Newfoundlanders"; Lukie's Boat is Painted Green"; "À la claire fontaine"; "Le chapelet de l'évêque"; and "The Squidjiggin' Ground". <1h>
Catalogue number: 490401-3

RADIO: 1949-05-13                     Ed McCurdy Sings
Catalogue number: 37494

RADIO: 1949-08-12                     Ed McCurdy Sings             ISN: 32254
Catalogue number: 38565

RADIO: 1949-08-12                     Ed McCurdy Sings             ISN: 268563
Catalogue number: 490812-1

[recorded about 1949 - based on other Monogram matrix numbers]
ED McCURDY, vocal
RAY NORRIS, guitar

MONOGRAM Records Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 134 154 160 164    10"-78rpm   1949-1950
BEAVER 3006 3010                                                    10"-78rpm c.1954

BEAVER 3010             10" 78rpm Non Breakable
       JOSH WHITE and his guitar
       ED McCURDY and his guitar

MRC 760 RIDERS IN THE SKY (Stan Jones)               MONOGRAM 134-A 1949

MRC 776 COTON-EYED JOE; WORRIED MAN BLUES            MONOGRAM 160    Billboard Mar 25, 1950 Advance releases
                                                      BEAVER 3006
         "Cotton-Eyed Joe" was Ed McCurdy's 1950's CBC theme song.

MRC 777 RIDE AN OLD PAINT                            BEAVER 3010
          ED McCURDY and his guitar

MRC 778 ???   
MRC 779 CARELESS LOVE                               MONOGRAM 160
                                                      BEAVER 3006

         LUKEY'S BOAT; BLACK EYED SUSY                MONOGRAM 154    Billboard Dec 3 1949 Advance
         SQUID JIGGIN' GROUND                         MONOGRAM 154

         BALLADE OF THE FRANK SLIDE                   MONOGRAM 164    Billboard March 25 1950 Advance   

[Possibly the SEECO albums are drawn from the MONOGRAM c.1949 session,
partly based on producer credit, accompaniment, songs, and connections between the
Canadian Monogram label and SEECO founder Sidney Siegel. It is also possible
that the SEECO albums were recorded in the 1950's duplicating the Monogram titles.]

DAWN (Seeco) DLP 1127 THE FOLK SINGER                   LP ??1955 [label discontinued in 1958]
SEECO celp 439         THE FOLK SINGER                   LP 2/1958
BRONJO (Seeco) BR-107 THE FOLK SINGER                   LP early 1960's    [99-cent label]

Ed McCurdy accompanied on guitar by Ray Norris.

liner notes; Jack Stanley
produced by Chuck Darwin

A1 Squid Jiggin' Ground               
A2 Pretty Little Black Eyed Susy      
A3 Lukey's Boat
A4 Ride An Old Paint
A5 Lavender Cowboy
A6 Riders in the Sky
B1 Ballad of (The) Frank Slide
B2 Cotton-Eyed Joe
B3 It Takes A Worried Man To Sing A Worried Song
B4 Western Wind
B5 Black Is The Color
B6 Careless Love

1950    composed "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream"

1950    Village Vanguard, New York City                         WHAT IS ACTUAL DATE ???????????????

RADIO: 1950-01-13                     Ed McCurdy                   ISN: 15279
Portion of radio program featuring singer Ed McCurdy performing folk songs and commenting on them. He sings Bonny George Campbell. The announcer is Harry Mannis.
Catalogue number: 40635
Consultation copy: C04505

RADIO: 1950-01-13                     Ed McFerguson                ISN: 15280
Spoof of the singing of Ed McCurdy by Max Ferguson, playing his character Marvin Mellobell. Ferguson, as Mellowbell, sings a comic song featuring jokes about radio show titles, to guitar accompaniment.
Catalogue number: 40635
Consultation copy: C04505

RADIO 1950-02-05 CBC-Toronto          Stage 50: The Man in the Blue Moon    ISN: 116321
director/producer, Andrew Allan; announcer, Lamont Tilden; music, Lucio Agostini; sound, David Taskers; technical assistant, Andrew Stewart
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy, John Drainie, Charmion King, Howard Milsom, Pegi Brown, Budd Knapp, Katherine Blake, [John Howe], John Colicos, Paul Kligman, Alan Pearce, Tommy Tweed, E.M. Margoleste, Gerard Sarracini
Description: DRAMA
Catalogue number: 40999 500205-1

RADIO: 1950-04-04                      Ed McCurdy                      ISN: 357649
Catalogue number: 1538

RADIO: 1950-04-14
         Tales of the Minstrels-The Tale of the Rich Councillor       ISN: 229972 [incomplete] Part 1 of 2
director/producer, J. Frank Willis; script, Alan King; announcer, Alan Maitland; music, Sam Hersenhoren; sound, Bert Stanley; technical operator, John Hawkins
Cast credit: Ruth Springford, Elizabeth Cole, Frank Peddie, Lister Sinclair, Eric Christmas, John Bethune, Robert Christie, Alan King, [Garth Magworth]

Part of a musical radio drama written by Alan King featuring balladeer Ed McCurdy. <15mn of 30>
Catalogue number: 42008

RADIO: 1950-04-28 CBC-Toronto
         TALES OF THE MINSTRELS- The Ballad of Sam Bass : The Texas Bad Man       ISN: 202076 <30mn>
Production credit: producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Alan King; sound, Bert Stanley(?); music, Samuel Hersenhoren; technical assistant, John Hawkins(?); announcer, Don Sims
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy, John Drainie, Frank Perry, Herb Gott, Alex McKee, Murray Westgate, Jack Scott, Jack Anthony, Budd Knapp, Michael Kane, Alice Hill, Arden Keay         
Catalogue number: 42224

RADIO 1950-05-05 CBC-Toronto
       TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-Lost on the Lady Elgin       ISN: 202080 <30mn>
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; sound, Bert Stanley; music, Samuel Hersenhoren; technical assistant, Cecil Johns; announcer, Max Ferguson
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy
Catalogue number: 42334

RADIO: 1950-05-12 CBC-Toronto
         TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-The Story of Robin Hood and the Three Squires       ISN: 202082 <30mn>
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; sound, Bert Stanley; music, Samuel Hersenhoren; technical assistant, Bruce Armstrong; announcer, Max Ferguson
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy
Catalogue number: 42456

RADIO 1950-05-26 CBC-Toronto TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-Well Sold the Cow       ISN: 202087 <30mn>
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Alan King; sound, Bert Stanley; technical assistant, Bruce Armstrong; announcer, Max Ferguson
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy

Radio program featuring a radio drama with music composed by Phil Nimmons and conducted by Samuel Hersenhoren. Catalogue number: 42688

RADIO: 1950-06-02 CBC-Toronto TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-The Ballad of the Frank Slide ISN: 202088 <30mn>
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Robert E. Gard; sound, Bert Stanley; music, Lucio Agostini; technical assistant, Mary Muir(?); announcer, Alan Maitland
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy
Catalogue number: 42796

1950-06-09 CBC-Toronto TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-The Fightin Finches          ISN: 202090
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Robert E. Gard; sound, Bert Stanley; technical assistant, Mary Muir(?); announcer, Alan Maitland
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy

Radio program featuring a radio drama with music composed by John Dobson(?) and conducted by Samuel Hersenhoren.
Catalogue number: 42896

RADIO: 1950-06-30 CBC-Toronto TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-The Cowboy's Lament      ISN: 200659 <30mn>
Production credit: producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Edith Fowke; announcer, Alan Maitland
Radio program with Alan Maitland, announcer, and performance of radio drama with Ed McCurdy, folksinger.   

RADIO: 1950-07-07 CBC-Toronto TALES OF THE MINSTRELS-The Ballad of the Frank Slide ISN 202094 <30mn>
Production credit: director/producer, J. Frank Willis; writer, Robert E. Gard; sound, David Tasker; music, Lucio Agostini; technical assistant, Stan Westlake; announcer, Bill Bessey
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy, Jack Scott, Sandra Scott, Roxana Bond, Doug Haskins, Alice Mather, Herb Gott, Tommy Tweed, Larry McCance, George Murray, Robert Christie, Alex McKee, Neil Leroy, Austin Willis
Catalogue number: 37776

RADIO: 1950-08-17 CBN          Ed McCurdy          ISN: 357835

RADIO: 1951-05-03               Ed McCurdy          ISN: 49315
Catalogue number: 47728

RADIO: 1951-10-02               Red Feather Show : [incomplete]                ISN: 148202
Production credit: director/producer, Dick Diespecker; script, Norman Campbell

Second part of a radio broadcast from the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver to raise funds for the Red Feather campaign. This segment of the program features music by Suzanne, the star of the radio program HARMONY HOUSE who sings "Shangai"; Art Hallman and his band performing "Because of You"; the Rhythm Pals; Ray Norris and his Vancouver chapter of the Sunshine Society Seven; Rick Hyslop; and the Nabobettes. The closing number by Hallman, Hyslop, and the Nabobettes is "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening". <5mn>
Catalogue number: 9629-A

1. Part 2 of 2 only.
2. CBC description also lists performers Ed McCurdy, The Rhythm Pals and Betty Phillips.
3. Possibly on reverse of 1984-0164/7698.

Consultation copy:
A1 9809-0001

RADIO: 1951-11-05 CBC-Vanouver      The Sunshine Society: Reluctant Dragon             ISN: 148194 <8mn>
Music and offbeat skits. Musical selections include: "Katie, the Kangaroo", Betty Phillips;
"Molly, Dear Molly", Ed McCurdy. Backup by Ray Norris and the Sunshine Society Band.
Catalogue number: 9633-B

RADIO: 1951-12-17                                                         ISN 130778
1. Note that many productions were made by Towers of London, a producer of syndicated radio programs. According to 'A Parent Contradiction', the biography of Don Harron, the company recorded programs in London and beamed programs to Britain via the pirate radio station Radio Luxembourg to get around the BBC monopoly on broadcasting. (A Parent Contradiction, pp. 138-139). 2. Covers discs in CBC cabinets 1-4 of Special Disc Collection. [1-1]
Catalogue number: 518 511217-3

RADIO: 1952-03-14             Rawhide                                    ISN: 41502 <20mn>
Production credit: host, Max Ferguson
Description: COMEDY
A man from the tax department discusses how to fill out income tax forms. One of the RAWHIDE boys promotes his opera called Grimy Peter. Rawhide presents a selection of recorded music by Joseph Maurais, Kathleen Ferrier and Ed McCurdy.
Catalogue number: 53843 520314-1

RADIO: 1952-04-09   Rawhide                                              ISN: 260961 <20mn>
Production credit: host, Max Ferguson
Rawhide presents a selection of recorded music by: Ed McCurdy; Florence Foster Jenkins; a Russian women's folk choir; an African Zulu male choir; and cantor Samuel Milafksi and his family.   
Catalogue number: 520409-1 54386

TV: 1952-1954 Uncle Ed's Party (Series)
    Aka: Ed's Place; Uncle Ed's Place
A program of songs and stories for young viewers, with Ed McCurdy. Set in a weird house that could only be entered through a coal chute.
Ed McCurdy....Host
Joe Austin....various characters

WORLD BROADCASTING - WORLD PROGRAM SERVICE, DISC 182             16" transcription - circa.1952
[note: World Broadcasting now owned by GHB Foundation/Jazzology]
Ed McCURDY and his Rhythm Pals
G. DRIMMIN' DOWN                  1:54 Folk Ballad
H. JAY GOULD'S DAUGHTER          1:49 Fast Novelty
J. THE BLUE JUNIATA               2:06 Slow Folk Ballad
L. THE BALLAD OF THE FRANK SLIDE 3:45 Folk Ballad with Spoken and vocal Chorus
M. LUKEY'S BOAT                   :58 Bright Folk Novelty
[A-C DICK HAYMES with Carmen Dragon and his Orchestra
DE-F MIMI BENZELL with Henry Sylvern's Orchestra]

World Program Service Disc 196 .... a while 3) monica lewis with mack stewart quartet - honey 4) ed mccurdy & his rhythm pals - on the banks of that

World Program Service Disc 223 ... Honey 4) Ed Mccurdy & His Rhythm Pals - On The Banks Of That Lonely River 5) Ed Mccurdy & His ...

WHITEHALL LP 850                                     LP 1952?? [mentioned NY Times 5 September 1954]
[Jacket: Whitehall LP 850; Disc: Whitehall 33-551A/B ]
[pressed on cheap plastic with rippling grooves and water marks,
   might have been connected with Solitaire.]
unsigned liner notes
["My thanks to Gerald Doyle of St.John's, Newfoundland, and to Helen Creighton
of Nova Scotia for their help and advice."]

CAMBRIDGE (Monarch) VP 11 SONGS OF THE SEA                                          LP 19xx
[Whitehall stamper numbers scratched out; no liner notes]

SUTTON SU/SSU 265                            AMERICAN FOLK SONGS                     LP 196x
TIARA[Spotlight Series] TST 537/TMS 7537    ED McCURDY SINGS FOLKSONGS OF THE SEA   LP c.1963

NOTE: CAMBRIDGE and TIARA albums contain exactly the same songs as WHITEHALL, but in different sequence.]

Ed McCurdy, vcl & g.
assisted by Vic Centro (accordion) and Norm Chapman (guitar)

33-551-A Songs of Newfoundland
A1 Squid jiggin' ground               VP11 A1 Tiara B2 SUTTON B2
A2 Squaring up time                   VP11 A2 Tiara B1 SUTTON B1
A3 Hard hard times                   VP11 A3 Tiara B5 SUTTON B5
A4 She's like the swallow             VP11 A4 Tiara B3 SUTTON B3
A5 Good ship Jubilee                  VP11 A8 Tiara B6 SUTTON B6
A6 Sally Brown                        VP11 A5 Tiara A1 SUTTON A1   
A7 Jack was every inch a sailor       VP11 A6 Tiara B4 SUTTON B4
A8 Trinity cake                      VP11 A7 Tiara B7 SUTTON B7

33-551-B Songs of the Canadian Maritimes
B1 Lukey's boat                      VP11 B1 Tiara A2 SUTTON A2
B2 Gay spanish maid                   VP11 B2 Tiara A3 SUTTON A3
B3 Down by the green-wood siding      VP11 B3 Tiara A4 SUTTON A4
B4 Drymindown                         VP11 B4 Tiara A5 SUTTON A5
B5 Drummer boy at Waterloo            VP11 B5 Tiara A6 SUTTON A6
B6 Ocean queen                        VP11 B6 Tiara A7 SUTTON A7
B7 Back bay hill                      VP11 B7 Tiara A8 SUTTON A8

NOTE: the following SPINORAMA, CORONET, VIKING albums have many song titles in common

VIKING VK 017/VKS 1017 KINGS OF FOLK SONG                            LP 19xx
                           featuring Josh White Leadbelly Ed McCurdy
    B3 Hard Hard Times   
    B4 She's Like The Swallow   
    B5 Squaring Up Time

SPINORAMA (Premier Albums) M/S-128 SONGS OF THE SEA/WINDJAMMER            LP 19xx
                                     Chad Willis & The Beachstones
    A1 Down by the Greenwood Siding
    A2 She's Like A Swallow
    A3 Ocean Queens
    A4 Drummer Boy For Waterloo
    A5 Black is the Color
    B1 Hard Hard Times
    B2 Good Ship Jubilee
    B3 Squaring Up Time
    B4 Drymin Down
    B5 Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor

SPINORAMA S-122 FOLK SONGS Hootenanny featuring Ed McCurdy             LP 1960
CORONET   S-122 FOLK SONGS & HOOTENANNY                                 LP xxxx
CORONET CXS-168 FOLK SONGS featuring Ed McCurdy                         LP xxxx
PREMIER K-60 Country & Western Jamboree                               5-LP box
          K-60-2 ED McCURDY, Folk Songs

    A1 Squid Jiggin' Ground
    A2 John Hardy
    A3 Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor
    A4 The Old Chisholm Trail
    A5 Lukey's Boat

    B1 Sally Brown   
    B2 Careless Love
    B3 Black Is The Color
    B4 Back Bay Hill
    B5 Red River Valley

SPINORAMA M/S-171 [4-21-66] THE BEST OF THE WEAVERS also Starring ED McCURDY       LP 1966
[A product of Premier Albums, Inc., 1650 Broadway, New York 19, N.Y. JU 6-5253]
                                    3-LP box [Spinorama 171/Coronet 265/Coronet 257]
    B1 John Hardy
    B2 Back Bay Hill
    B3 Sally Brown
    B4 Squid Jiggin' Ground
    B5 Careless Love

SPINORAMA S-192 BURL IVES SINGS Five Early Tunes also Starring ED McCURDY    LP 1967
PREMIER PS-9004 BURL IVES SINGS Five Early Tunes also Starring ED McCURDY    LP 19xx [s/m-192A/B] 1963
    B1 Sally Brown
    B2 Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor
    B3 Black Is The Color
    B4 Back Bay Hill
    B5 Lukey’s Boat

RADIO: 1953    CBC, Vancouver "Young People's Radio Magazine"

RADIO: 1953-54 CBC-TV children's program "Ed's Place"

TV 1953 CBC Songs from Everywhere (Series) (1953)
   A fixture of CBC television's first years, Ed McCurdy starred in this half-hour musical program, on which he and his guests sang folk songs.

RADIO: 1953-07-01 CBC-Toronto CBC Wednesday Night - Bonanza                  ISN: 202279 <90mn>
Production credit: director/producer, Arthur Hiller; writer, Jim Richardson; sound, Fred Tudor; music, Lucio Agostini; technical assistant, John Sliz
Cast credit: Frank Peddie, Pegi Loder, Fred M. Diehl(?), Roxanna Bond, Ed McCurdy, Joy Lafleur, Gerry Sarracini, Murray Westgate
Radio program featuring a radio musical. Music and lyrics by Chet Lambertson. Soloists: Bruce Webb(?), Doreen Hulme, Art Holman(?), Freda Wright(?), Bernard Johnson, Ed McCurdy. Chorus directed by Gino Silvi.
Catalogue number: 74655

1953 Director of Music: Louis Applebaum
Aug 6 Songs of Canada, England and the United States: Ed McCurdy (folk singer)
Aug 12 Ed McCurdy (folk singer)

RADIO: 1953-12-12 CBC-Toronto      Stage 54-The Legend of the Baskets          ISN: 202304   <60mn>
Production credit: director/producer, Andrew Allan; announcer, Lamont Tilden; music, Lucio Agostini; sound, David Tasker; technical assistant, Andrew Stewart; script, Ted Allan
Cast credit: Ed McCurdy, John Drainie, Charmion King, Howard Milsom, Pegi Brown, Budd Knapp, Katherine Blake, John Howe(?), John Colicos, Paul Kligman, Alan Pearce, Tommy Tweed, E.M. Margolese, Gerard Sarracini

Radio program featuring a radio drama by Ted Allan based on a story by B. Traven.
Catalogue number: 78347

RADIO: 1954-03-31      CBC Wednesday Night-The Hero of Mariposa                ISN: 174998 <1h 28mn>
Production credit: producer, Jackie Rae; script, Mavor Moore; conductor/composer, Howard Cable
Cast credit: George Murray, Maxine Miller, Terry Dale, Ed McCurdy (role: Mal Tompkins), John Martin, Rod Coneybeare, Bernard Johnson, Tommy Tweed, Frank Peddie, Beth Lockerbie, Bill Needles, Alex McKee, Bob Christie, Murray Westgate, Frank Perry, Douglas Master, Tommy Tweed   

Performance for CBC Radio of a musical comedy by Mavor Moore, based on the book "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" by Stephen Leacock.   
Catalogue number: 691112-1 540331-1

Consultation copy:
A1 2007-04-0003
A1 2007-04-0004

MANHATTAN (Solitaire Recordings, Toronto, Canada) SR-044         10" LP    195u   
[12 of the most Beloved Canadian FOLK SONGS as requested of
Mr. McCurdy during the course of his popular program over the C.B.C.]

A1 Green grow the lilacs                                 2:04
A2 Tambolin                                              1:31 [Merle Travis "John Bolin"; Brian O'Linn]
A3 Going down the road                                  1:57
A4 Sailing down the coast                               2:40 [High Barbaree; Henry Martyn]
A5 Hard Times in Durham Jail                            3:04
A6 Gambler's Blues                                       2:01
B1 Old Joe Clark                                        1:39
B2 John Henry                                           3:09
B3 Western wine                                          1:26 [Westryn Wynde]
B4 Dark is the colour                                    2:18 [Black is the Color-J.J.Niles]
B5 Bold fisherman                                        1:34
B6 Who's Going To Shoe My Horse                         2:14 [Who's Gonna Shoe Your pretty Little Feet]

    ??Going down town [in some catalog listings]

TRIUMPH (Canada) MO-15                                        10" 78rpm

TRIUMPH (Canada) MO-16                                           10" 78rpm
Lukeys Boat
Down By The Greenwood Siding
Sung by Ed McCurdy

1954    moved to New York City

SAPPHIRE (Toronto, Canada) 101                                  10" 78rpm c.1954
S-EP500 1.THAT'S AMORE (Warren-Brooks)   Wally Koster and Ellis McLintock Orch.
         2.CHANGING PARTNERS (Darion-Coleman) Frances Wright and Ron Howard Orch.
S-EP501 1.JONES BOY (Mizzy-Curtis)    Ellie Van Evera Group
         2.BIMBO (Rod Morris)          Ed McCurdy
Bimbo was a Jim Reeves hit, Billboard Mar 27, 1954

TV: Camera Three (27 Mar. 1955)       30 min.
THE FORTY-NINERS - The story of the migration westward in search of gold.
Stars: Royal Dano, Michael Kane and Ed McCurdy

       These programs preserved by Getty Images, and The Paley Center for Media.

Sponsor Jul-Dec 1955
Ed McCurdy, western-style singer
of the Easy Glamur jingle (page 44
this issue of SPONSOR) shared credits
with tv playwrightw Sherman Yellen
and Peter Stone on Labor Day. McCurdy
performed and created the
music for a song written by Yellen
and Stone for their play DAYS BEFORE
BATTLE produced on STUDIO ONE's Sum-
mer Theatre. Incidentally, play was a
tv first for its authors and actor Ted
Flicker, all three of whom were college

TV: CAMERA THREE - CBS-TV, September 4, 1955 3:30-4:00PM
SONGBAG FOR A HOLIDAY composed of folk songs sung by Ed McCurdy and Jean Ritchie
Americans at work and at play
accompaniment dulcimer and guitar
James MacAndrew commentary
[NYTimes September 5 1955]

TV: CAMERA THREE - Season 1, Episode 4, February 12, 1956, Sunday   CBS-TV 11:30AM 30min.
FOLK SONG - Guest Star: Ed McCurdy; Guest: Jo Mapes
American folk music popular during the first half of the 19th century are performed as the balladiers pay a special tribute to Abraham Lincoln with a selection of Walt Whitman verses set to music.
Music performed includes the following: "Fare Thee Well, Molly"; "I'm Bound for the Promised Land"; "To the West, To the West"; Mapes sings "Mockingbird"; McCurdy sings his musical setting of Walt Whitman's Lincoln elegy, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"; "Will You Wear White, Jenny Jenkins?"; "I Give My Love a Cherry"; "Go Tell Aunt Nancy, the Old Grey Goose Is Dead"; "Oh, Do You See the Little Turtledove?"; and "Skip to My Lou." Includes a public service announcement for Radio Free Europe's efforts to help "fight communism."

Sponsor Jul-Dec 1955
appears in Darling Stores throughout
the telecast area.
TV: WABD TV Ch.5 FREDDIE THE FIREMAN weekday evenings
    Monday evening, July 16, 1956 - Friday, October 21, 1956
    Sally Siren; Willie Whistle
    [WABD Allen B. DuMONT television, later WNEW-TV Metromedia, WNYW Fox]

A: RODEO International RLP 102 HOMEWARD BOUND A Selection of Canadian Folklore    LP 1960??
   RODEO RBS 1181               HOMEWARD BOUND A Selection of Canadian Folklore    LP
   BANFF RBS 1181               HOMEWARD BOUND A Selection of Canadian Folklore    LP
    [stampers MG.317/MG.318 on all, same back cover used for each]
B: ROSEDALE R 2027             HOMEWARD BOUND                                     CDr 2011
    [insert states "Original release 1965, Celtic Records"]

    [A Product of RODEO RECORDS LTD. distributed in Canada by LONDON Records of Canada Ltd.]
RODEO International (Canada) SRLP-2-7121                   2-LP 1972
                  THE SAGA OF CANADIAN COUNTRY & FOLK MUSIC (Late 40's through the 50's)
    ["From the archives of Aragon, London & Rodeo Records."; Sean Eyre, Commentator]
Canadian Cavalcade CCC 55-4608                                     CS

JASMINE(UK) JASMCD 3508 COWBOY COUNTRY                            CD 2000
    [Ed McCurdy and his Rhythm Pals] = this might be from World Program Service transcription ???

Ed McCurdy
Biographical notes printed on container
performed by Ed McCurdy with instrumental accompaniment

A: B:
-- --
A1 2. Homeward bound               2:47
A2 1. Harbour Le Cou               2:07
A3 4. When I was in my prime       3:24
A4 3. Carrion crow                3:11             BANFF RBS 1133(A4)
A5 5. Hard hard times             1:52             RODEO International SRLP-2-7121 (15)
A6 6. The bonnie house of Airlie   3:07             BANFF RBS 1133(B1)
B1 12. The Nova Scotia song [Farewell To Nova Scotia] 3:02
B2 7. When the Caplin come         2:31             Canadian Cavalcade CCC 55-4608 (xx)
B3 8. Cherry tree carol            2:38
B4 9. Tickle Cove pond             2:32             JASMINE(UK) JASMCD 3508(16)
B5 11. Down by the brook            1:37
B6 10. Come all my old comrades    3:14

CD tracks 13-17 by OMAR BLONDAHL
   13. Cod Liver Oil
   14. John Yetman
   15. Twin Lakes
   16. Prisoner of Newfoundland
   17. Squaring Up Time

RIVERSIDE [Folklore Series] RLP 12-601               THE BALLAD RECORD      LP 1955
                                                       [NY Times December 18, 1955]
WASHINGTON [Folk Music of the World Series] WLP 705 THE BALLAD RECORD      LP 1961
                                                       [Billboard Special Merit Album Dec 4, 1961]

RIVERSIDE WONDERLAND RLP 1419 - Everybody Sing      LP 19xx
    Volume 2 For Juniors – Oscar Brand, Bob Gibson, Ed McCurdy

Sung and played by Ed McCurdy
Notes by Kenneth S. Goldstein
Introductory Text by MacEdward Leach

A1 Sir Patrick Spens       (Child #58)
A2 The Three Ravens       (Child #26)             Riverside S-2(A7)
A3 The Twa Corbies         (Child #26)
A4 Get Up and Bar the Door (Child #273)
A5 Son Davie, Son Davie    (Child #13)
A6 The Unquiet Grave       (Child #78)
A7 The Bitter Withy
A8 Crow Song               (Child #26)
A9 Black Jack Davie       (Child #200)
A10 Old Bangum
A11 High Barbary                                    Riverside RLP 1419 B1b
B1 Brennan On The Moor
B2 William Glen
B3 The Butcher Boy
B4 The Poor and Single Sailor
B5 Springfield Mountain (Myrick type)
B6 Springfield Mountain (Molly type)
B7 John Henry
B8 Canada-I-O
B9 Omie Wise

A: ELEKTRA EKL-16 [JH 520 A/B] BADMEN and HEROES                10"-LP 1955
    Ed McCurdy, Jack Elliot and Oscar Brand
B: ELEKTRA EKL-129 BADMEN, HEROES and PIRATE Songs and Ballads 12"-LP 1959
    [Side 1 from EKL-16 - 2 McCurdy tracks deleted,
    Side 2 from EKL 18 PIRATE Songs and Ballads, Dick Wilder]
Production: Jac Holzman

ELEKTRA SMP2 NEW Folk Sampler                                     LP 1956
ELEKTRA SMP2 FOLK FESTIVAL                                        LP 1959
MACMILLAN/COLUMBIA SPECIAL PRODUCTS CSM 461-3 / 27559          3-LP 1966 box
    Macmillan Gateway English-Poetry And Song

A: B:
-- --
A1 __ Captain Kidd                   Macmillan CSM 462(B4)
A3 __ Jesse James
A5 A8 Quantrell
B1 A1 Bold Turpin
B5 A5 Robin Hood and the Bold Pedlar Elektra SMP2(A5)


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