the lists:

1940-1949

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-2019


the list

Albums:

1940

Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads


1944

Burl Ives - The Wayfaring Stranger [Blue Tail Fly and Other Favorites]


1947

Merle Travis - Folk Songs of the Hills [Back Home]


1949

Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys [Roy Acuff] - Songs of the Smoky Mountains


Singles (and sometimes deep cuts) not included on albums listed here (or for another year):

1948

Patti Page and the George Barnes Trio [Patti Page] - 'Confess', Patti Page - Patti Page [1950]


1949

The Patti Page Quartet [Patti Page] - 'With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming', Patti Page - Patti Page [1950]

Wayne Raney - 'Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me'


Archival and compilation albums: