[78-L] Almanac Singers first album

Thomas Stern sternth at attglobal.net
Wed Mar 26 16:56:52 PDT 2014

The 6 Songs for Democracy was also issued on the THEME label, ebay:

There were 2 Almanac Singers albums from Keynote - Songs for John Doe, and Dear Mr. President K-111 which was
issued after Hitler invaded the Soviet Union causing the party line to change from Peace to support the War.
BILLBOARD JUNE 27, 1942; JULY 4 1942

[Hitler invaded Russia JUNE 1941, Songs for John Doe withdrawn and masters(stampers?) destroyed.....]

Best wishes, Thomas.

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This begins to make sense if Songs For John Doe was intended as K-102 before
Keynote put some distance between themselves and it, but 6 Songs was originally
Music Room 101 and the Topic-sourced set was Music Room 102..maybe MR 102
disappeared quickly and the two numbers became Keynote album numbers.


On 3/26/2014 3:59 PM, Jack Raymond wrote:
> In case it's of interest, the 1943 Keynote catalog lists albums K101
> (Six Songs for Democracy) through K114 (Fighting Men of Norway), but
> there is no mention of an Album K102.   The 1944 Keynote catalog,
> however, lists Early American Ballads as Album K-102.
> -- Jack Raymond
> Han Enderman wrote:
>> Keynote Album 101 (6 Songs For Democracy: Discos De Las Brigadas Internacionales) had been issued in 1940(?).
>> Can it be confirmed that the Almanac number (102) was actually the next number in the Keynote 100 series ?
>> There is however a real Keynote Album K-102, Early American Ballads by John&  Lucy Allison.
>> Remarkable is the K prefix, which does not occur on the cover of early Keynote albums.
>> When was K-102 issued and was this cat.nr used to fill the gap in the numerical album list?
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