Stranded in the USA: Early Songs of Emigration
by Various Artists
- Released: February 28, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Trikont
- 1.I'm Leaving Tipperary (Ich Verlasse Tipperary) - Pat White
- 2.Lannen Lokari (The Western Logger) - Hiski Salomaa
- 3.Ponoc Kad Dodje (When Midnight Comes) - Braca Kapudji
- 4.M' Ekapses Ameriki (America, You Ruined Me) - Rita Abatzi
- 5.Poor But Ambitious - Wilmoth Houdini / Rita Abatzi
- 6.Fado Do Emigrante (Fado of the Immagrant) - Antonio Menano
- 7.Dziewczyna Z Chicago - Polka (The Girl from Chicago) - Gene Wisniewski
- 8.Irish Farewell, An (Ein Irischer Abschied) - Frank Quinn
- 9.Galitziana Ball - Larry Alpert / Jerry Lieberman
- 10.Discriminacion, La (Discrimination)
- 11.Little German Ball (Kleines Deutsches Fest)
- 12.Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow - I.D. Beck
- 13.Li Fimmini Cu Lu Lipstick (The Women with Their Lipstick) - Leonardo Dia / Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow
- 14.Ole (A Norwegian Emigrant Arrives in the USA) - Leonardo Dia
- 15.U Daljini (In the Distance) - Milan Verni's Tamburitza Orchestra / Little Oscar Gang
- 16.O Gero Amerikanos (The Old American) - Dimitris Perdicopoulos / Milan Verni's Tamburitza Orchestra
- 17.Siirtolaisen Ensi Vastuksia (The Immigrant's First Difficulties) - Dimitris Perdicopoulos
- 18.Jibaro en Nueva York, Un (A Puerto Rican Peasant in New York) - El Conjunto Tipico Ladi / Arthur Arkadias Kylander
- 19.Dzieci W Krateczki (Children in Squares) - Wladyslaw Polak / El Conjunto Tipico Ladi
- 20.Urkainske Weselia W Ameryci (A Ukranian Wedding in America) - Pawlo Humeniuk / Wladyslaw Polak
- 21.Die Griene Cusiene (The Female Greenhorn Cousin) - Pawlo Humeniuk
- 22.Lacrime 'E Cundannate (Tears of the Condemned) - Alfredo Bascetta / Morris Goldstein
- 23.Oi! Kuinka Engeliksi Mielin (The Preacher and the Slave)
- 24.Heimwehlied der Schweiz-Amerikaner (Song of Homesickness) - Arthur Arkadias Kylander
- 25.Gr?áe an Die Daheimgebliebenen (Greetings to the Loved Ones Left Behind - Lydia Schaschko
- 26.Herrlich, Herrlich (Glorious, Glorious) - Lydia Schaschko
- 27.Herrlich Herrlich - Schaschko Family
This compilation features the music of European emigrants to America, including such classics as "I'm Leaving Tipperary," "Poor But Ambitious" and "Irish Farewell."
Personnel: Lydia Schaschko, Ruth Schaschko, Carl Schaschko, Ewgen Zukowsky, Pat White , Rita Abatzi (vocals, spoken vocals); Frank Cantu, Juan Gayt n (vocals, guitar); Ladislaus Krupski (vocals, lute, flute); Frank Quinn (vocals, violin); Wladyslaw Polak (vocals, accordion); Hiski Salomaa, Arthur Arkadias Kylander, Leonardo Dia, Dimitris Perdicopoulos, Phil The Plunger, Larry Alpert, Jesus Erazo, Nasza Roza Krasnowska, Ernestina Reyes, Alfredo Bascetta, Antonio Menano (vocals); Mario Marques (guitar); Alfredo Cibelli (mandolin); B‚la Balogh, Dhimitrios Semsis, Pawlo Humeniuk (violin); Eugene "Gene" Wisniewski, Ed Puetz, Narciso Mart¡nez, William Larsen (accordion); Nikos Karakostas, Howie Bowe (clarinet); Roger Gerner (saxophone); Lyle Kossman, Robert Ricker (trumpet); Waino Kaupii (cornet); Earl Kossman (tuba); Lloyd Buechel (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Hannah Arendt; Pekka Gronow; Christopher Wagner.
Recording information: Athens, Gr Feqir (01/??/1922-09/06/1959); Berlin, Germany (01/??/1922-09/06/1959); Chicago IL (01/??/1922-09/06/1959); Detroit, MI (01/??/1922-09/06/1959); New York, NY (01/??/1922-09/06/1959); San Benito, TX (01/??/1922-09/06/1959); San Juan, Puerto Rico (01/??/1922-09/06/1959); Sheboygan, WI (01/??/1922-09/06/1959).
Authors: Paul Auster; Hannah Arendt.
Director: Leonard Joy.
Photographers: Lyle Kossman; Pekka Gronow.
Translators: Pekka Gronow; Christopher Wagner.
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. ~ Steve Leggett
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