Sunday, June 8, 2014

The World Of Folk Music - shows #188/189

Here`s an unusual item I never knew existed until I stumbled across these discs on ebay. I have about six of these discs and will be posting them all. So... what we have here is a transcription disc of a radio show hosted by Oscar Brand. Each side of each disc has a guest on it. Before I listened to these I figured the show was done by using existing recordings by the guests, but no, they are recordings made just for this show. We also get a little bit of back and forth talk between Oscar Brand and the guests. These discs were made for information about Social Security, as you will hear by the stories on the sides in lieu of advertisements.
Show #188`s guests are Sam and Kirk McGee with Arthur Smith
Track list---
1. Bow Ye Down - Oscar Brand
2. Dusty Miller - The McGee Brothers and Fiddlin` Arthur Smith
3. story
4. Roll On Buddy - The McGee Brothers and Fiddlin` Arthur Smith
5. Great Granddad - Oscar Brand

Show #189`s guest is a group called The Tripjacks. I have no idea who they were, nor do I care for their style of singing, but I`ve posted the disc as a whole.
Track list---
1. The Hind Part Of A Mule - Oscar Brand
2. Let Me Fly - The Tripjacks
3. story
4. Child Of The Moonlight - The Tripjacks
5. Lowlands - Oscar Brand

Click here to download The World Of Folk Music - shows #188/189


  1. Great to have you back!! I'm ready for some more Bill Ring!! Just discovered your site - great stuff!!! Randy

  2. This is Exciting! Sure will look forward to hearing these. Thanks as always!

  3. Oscar Brand? Man that is going back to the old timey days! Although, I gotta say that "Let Me Fly" by The Tripjacks is one of the best Folk songs out there. I still can't believe you have your hands on this record.


  4. My dad loves listening to country music. His favorite gift to receive every year for his birthday and Christmas is a country CD he hasn't listened to yet. I'm looking for a band he hasn't hear of yet. I'm not familiar with the name Oscar Brand, so I think he may be a singer my dad hasn't heard of yet. He may have heard of most of the songs on this album, but I'm sure he'll appreciate listening to some oldies sung by a different singer.
    Deanna R. Jones |

  5. My father is/was Oscar Brand. The family is interested in where the recordings were made and who do they belong to.

    1. I don`t know where the recordings were made, but the sound quality on the disc tells me that Oscar Brand recorded his comments and were edited in with the artists recordings, which would have been made elsewhere. I own this disc, but I don`t know who owns the rights to it. I`m pretty sure it was a government program funding the project.