Richard Dyer-Bennet (1913-1991), a major figure in the folk music revival of the 1940s-1970s, performed English ballads and European and American folk songs, blending indigenous rural and traditional materials with a unique musicality and urban artistry. Dissatisfied with his earlier recordings, Dyer-Bennet founded his own record company, in partnership with Harvey Cort, in 1955 to ensure that his recordings would truly reproduce his voice and guitar as they sounded in live performance and that the songs on each record would be grouped as on his concert programs. Dyer-Bennet Records were released to high critical acclaim. All fifteen albums in the collection were acquired for pressing and distribution by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in 1995.
A few recordings from Dyer-Bennet Records. Click here for more.
- Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 12
Richard Dyer-Bennet DB12000 (1964) Songs of ships, seafaring men, watery graves, card sharpers...
- Mark Twain's "1601"
Richard Dyer-Bennet DB01601 (1962) Bold, lusty, wickedly funny, unexpurgated. Fireside conversation in the time of Queen Elizabeth I and songs...
- Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 11
Richard Dyer-Bennet DB11000 (1962) Stephen Foster songs - from the original editions.
- Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 8
Richard Dyer-Bennet DB08000 (1959) Tenor accompanying himself on the classic Spanish guitar.
- Richard Dyer-Bennet, Volume 7: Beethoven Scottish and Irish Songs
Richard Dyer-Bennet DB07000 (1958) Beethoven, Scottish and Irish Songs.