Album Chart of 1941

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Album Chart of 1941
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THE YEAR OF THE ALMANACS

Pictured are 4 of The Almanac Singers in 1941. L-R: Woody Gurthrie, Lee Hays, Millard Lampell and Pete Seeger.

The collective dominate this year's chart, and somewhat amazingly for the time, released 4 albums in this one year.

According to the FBI they were a terrifying ensemble, and the biggest danger to western civilisation since the discovery of the neutron in 1932. I mean, you’ve only got to look at them to know…

Meanwhile, Victor Records further enhance their street cred by putting out a truly great set from Lead Belly.

The Jukebox Rebel
15-Sep-2015

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TALKING UNION
The Almanac Singers
Keynote Records K-106
the USA
7.78 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Talking Union” (9.7) • “Which Side Are You On?” (8.9) • “Get Thee Behind Me, Satan” (7.5)
TJR says“Now, boys, you've come to the hardest time, The boss will try to bust your picket line, He'll call out the police, the...more →

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“THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL” AND OTHER SOUTHERN PRISON SONGS
Lead Belly and The Golden Gate Quartet
Victor Records P-50
the USA
7.75 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Midnight Special [1940 version]” (9.0) • “Alabama Bound” (8.7) • “Pick A Bale Of Cotton” (8.4)
TJR saysThe mistreatment blues as recognised by slaves and prisoners the world over; hell yeah, these are the sacred songs of th...more →

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SOD BUSTER BALLADS
The Almanac Singers
General Records G-21
the USA
6.83 “Good” Folk

Jukebox picks: “I Ride An Old Paint” (7.6) • “House Of The Rising Sun” (7.5) • “Hard Ain’t It Hard” (7.4)
TJR saysThe second of two Almanac Singers albums produced by Alan Lomax. As with the preceding “Deep Sea Chanteys and Whaling Ba...more →

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DEEP SEA CHANTEYS AND WHALING BALLADS
The Almanac Singers
General Records G-20
the USA
6.42 “Decent enough” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Blow The Man Down” (7.7) • “Haul Away Joe” (7.0) • “The Coast Of High Barbary” (6.2)
TJR saysThe line-up of the group for album # 3 was Millard Lampell, Lee Hays, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. “Deep Sea Chanteys ...more →

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SONGS FOR JOHN DOE
The Almanac Singers
Almanac Records Album 102
the USA
6.39 “Decent enough” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Ballad Of October 16” (7.0) • “Washington Breakdown” (6.8) • “’C’ For Conscription” (6.6)
TJR saysRecorded and released in springtime 1941 at a time when World War II was raging but the United States remained neutral. ...more →

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PLAY PARTIES IN SONG AND DANCE
Lead Belly
Asch Records (Stinson 1952 LP reissue cover shown)
the USA
5.30 “Below average” Folk

Jukebox picks: “You Can’t Lose Me Cholly [1941 version]” (6.3) • “Christmas Song” (5.5) • “Redbird” (5.4)
TJR says“Play Parties In Song And Dance”, recorded in May 1941, was the first of many Lead Belly releases on Moe Asch’s label. A...more →



Album Charts by year

“A-list”

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“B-list”

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