Album Chart of 1942

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Album Chart of 1942
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FARE THEE WELL ALMANACS

Having been filed under “Gramophone Records of a Seditious Nature” by the F.B.I., America’s, ahem, “public enemy no.1” had one last glorious hurrah before succumbing to the hostile press and calling it quits for the Almanac Singers brand.

The collective (pictured here in 1942) were six for “Dear Mr President” – (L to R): Woody Guthrie (vocals, guitar), Millard Lampell (vocals), Bess Hawes (vocals, mandolin), Pete Seeger (banjo, vocals), Arthur Stern (vocals) and Agnes ‘Sis’ Cunningham (accordion, vocals).

They were only going for 2 years – but topped my album chart in both 1941 and 1942.

What a wonderful hullabaloo.

The Jukebox Rebel
17-Sep-2015

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DEAR MR. PRESIDENT
The Almanac Singers
Keynote Records K-111
the USA
8.78 “A classic” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Side By Side” (9.4) • “Dear Mr. President” (9.1) • “Reuben James” (9.0)
TJR saysWithin 2 months of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor in late 1941, the Almanac Singers went into the studio to record...more →

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WORK SONGS OF THE U.S.A.
Lead Belly
Asch Records
the USA
6.32 “Decent enough” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Rock Island Line [1942 version]” (7.4) • “Take This Hammer [1942 version]” (6.7) • “Corn Bread Rough” (6.4)
TJR saysConsists of three shellac 78s all recorded in January 1942 and issued a couple of months later. Here, Lead Belly deliver...more →

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“MOANIN’ LOW” - TORCH SONGS BY LENA HORNE
Lena Horne with orchestra conducted by Lou Bring
Victor Records P-118
the USA
4.75 “Poor” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “Stormy Weather” (7.9) • “Moanin’ Low” (5.5) • “I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues” (4.8)
TJR saysHaving been seduced by her magnificent reading of “Stormy Weather” in the 1943 movie of the same name, I was intrigu...more →



Album Charts by year

“A-list”

1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

“B-list”

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