np: ca. 1962. Lacquer disc with handwritten labels, about 6.5" in diameter. Solidly very good, with light surface scratches, mild surface noise. Included with record is 7" by 7" piece of cardboard, with hand-illustrated collaged art drawn by fountain pen, with handwritten notes and information to verso, including a long inscription. Cardboard about very good as well; lightly toned and scuffed. Very good. Item #19957
Original (and likely unique) acedate disc of four folk songs performed on guitar by one Joachim Keiser. The songs, all originally performed by Woody Guthrie, are here presented as a "little present" to a "Mrs. Braley." In halting English, he notes to Bialey: "please don't be afraid about the cover" (which depicts a hand holding a smoking revolver), and notes that the recordings "sounded better on the tape." His performances, however, are not unaccomplished and are typical for the period, while the cover is a striking word of folk art. Its noirish gloom is surprisingly modern: Mingering Mike meets Raymond Pettibon.