Stranded in the USA: Early Songs of Emigration

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This fascinating collection was put together by archivist Christopher Wagner, who assembled these vintage 78 rpms recorded between 1922 and 1959 by all manner of emigrant musicians -- each addressing the hopes, dreams, fears and confusions of starting a new life in a new world -- into an amazing statement on diversity. Some 50 million people migrated from Europe to America in the 19th century, with millions more coming from the Far East, the West Indies, and points in between, all putting to the test the melting pot theory of American democracy, a theory that is, in many ways, still being tested. Consisting of selections by Irish string bands, Scandinavian folk ensembles,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This fascinating collection was put together by archivist Christopher Wagner, who assembled these vintage 78 rpms recorded between 1922 and 1959 by all manner of emigrant musicians -- each addressing the hopes, dreams, fears and confusions of starting a new life in a new world -- into an amazing statement on diversity. Some 50 million people migrated from Europe to America in the 19th century, with millions more coming from the Far East, the West Indies, and points in between, all putting to the test the melting pot theory of American democracy, a theory that is, in many ways, still being tested. Consisting of selections by Irish string bands, Scandinavian folk ensembles, ragged street corner calypso orchestras, conjunto bands and so much more, Stranded in the USA holds a mirror to a vital period in U.S. history, and also sheds light on a nascent recording industry trying anything and everything to reach pocket audiences, a process that is difficult to imagine in a contemporary setting full of corporate multimedia giants more intent on selling culture than reflecting or serving it. This truly is the sound of America singing. Kudos to Trikont Records, a German label, for recognizing the importance of these tracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/2006
  • Label: Trikont
  • EAN: 4015698032628
  • Catalog Number: 326

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Leaving Tipperary (Ich Verlasse Tipperary) - Pat White (2:52)
  2. 2 Lannen Lokari (The Western Logger) - Hiski Salomaa (3:08)
  3. 3 Ponoc Kad Dodje (When Midnight Comes) - Braca Kapudji (2:24)
  4. 4 M' Ekapses Ameriki (America, You Ruined Me) (3:01)
  5. 5 Poor But Ambitious - Rita Abatzi (3:07)
  6. 6 Fado Do Emigrante (Fado of the Immagrant) - Antonio Menano (3:10)
  7. 7 Dziewczyna Z Chicago - Polka (The Girl from Chicago) - Gene Wisniewski (2:31)
  8. 8 An Irish Farewell (Ein Irischer Abschied) (2:51)
  9. 9 Galitziana Ball - Larry Alpert (2:54)
  10. 10 La Discriminacion (Discrimination) (2:40)
  11. 11 Little German Ball (Kleines Deutsches Fest) @@Bowe, Howie & His Little German Band (2:15)
  12. 12 Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow (4:03)
  13. 13 Li Fimmini Cu Lu Lipstick (The Women with Their Lipstick) - Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow (3:18)
  14. 14 Ole (A Norwegian Emigrant Arrives in the USA) - Leonardo Dia (3:19)
  15. 15 U Daljini (In the Distance) - Little Oscar Gang (3:07)
  16. 16 O Gero Amerikanos (The Old American) - Milan Verni's Tamburitza Orchestra (3:11)
  17. 17 Siirtolaisen Ensi Vastuksia (The Immigrant's First Difficulties) - Dimitris Perdicopoulos (3:01)
  18. 18 Un Jibaro en Nueva York (A Puerto Rican Peasant in New York) - El Conjunto Tipico Ladi (3:24)
  19. 19 Dzieci W Krateczki (Children in Squares) - El Conjunto Tipico Ladi (3:06)
  20. 20 Urkainske Weselia W Ameryci (A Ukranian Wedding in America) - Wladyslaw Polak (3:53)
  21. 21 Die Griene Cusiene (The Female Greenhorn Cousin) - Pawlo Humeniuk (2:53)
  22. 22 Lacrime 'E Cundannate (Tears of the Condemned) - Morris Goldstein (2:56)
  23. 23 Oi! Kuinka Engeliksi Mielin (The Preacher and the Slave) (2:58)
  24. 24 Heimwehlied der Schweiz-Amerikaner (Song of Homesickness) - Arthur Arkadias Kylander (3:07)
  25. 25 Grüße an Die Daheimgebliebenen (Greetings to the Loved Ones Left Behind - Lydia Schaschko (0:38)
  26. 26 Herrlich, Herrlich (Glorious, Glorious) - Lydia Schaschko (0:45)
  27. 27 Herrlich Herrlich - Schaschko Family
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Narciso Martínez Accordion
Pawlo Humeniuk Violin
Frank Cantu Guitar, Vocals
Juan Gaytán Guitar, Vocals
Nikos Karakostas Clarinet
Nasza Roza Krasnowska Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Dhimitrios Semsis Violin
Ewgen Zukowsky Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Spoken Word
Wladyslaw Polak Accordion, Vocals
Antonio Menano Vocals
Christopher Wagner Idee
Frank Quinn Violin, Vocals
Mario Marques Guitar
Jesus Erazo Vocals
William Larsen Accordion
Rita Abatzi Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Spoken Word
Bela Balogh Violin
Phil The Plunger Vocals
Larry Alpert Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Alfredo Bascetta Vocals
Howie Bowe Clarinet
Lloyd Buechel Drums
Alfredo Cibelli Mandolin
Leonardo Dia Vocals
Roger Gerner Saxophone
Adam Kapudji Tambur
Frank Kapudji Bass
Louis Kapudji Tambur
Martin Kapudji Tambur
Waino Kaupii Cornet
Earl Kossman Tuba
Lyle Kossman Trumpet
Ladislaus Krupski Flute, Lute, Vocals
Arthur Arkadias Kylander Vocals
Dimitris Perdicopoulos Vocals
Ed Puetz Accordion
Ernestina Reyes Vocals
Robert Ricker Trumpet
Hiski Salomaa Vocals
Carl Schaschko Vocals, Spoken Word
Lydia Schaschko Vocals, Spoken Word
Ruth Schaschko Vocals, Spoken Word
Eugene "Gene" Wisniewski Accordion
Pat White Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Spoken Word
Technical Credits
Leonard Joy Director, Orchestra Director
Alan Lomax Engineer
Christopher Wagner Liner Notes, translation, Concept, Biographical Information
Pekka Gronow Liner Notes, translation, Biographical Information
Hias Schaschko Biographical Information
Hannah Arendt Liner Notes, Author
Paul Auster Author
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