Len Chandler at youtube.com
Len Chandler
Len Hunt Chandler, Jr.
b. May 27, 1935 in Akron, Ohio

discography


L E N   C H A N D L E R; from front cover of Columbia CL2459 / CS9259The Main Point handbill
sources: Front cover of Columbia CL2459                   /       The Main Point handbill
This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

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Len Chandler Singles
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
1196?
- Song Of The Mind
- Shadow Of The Magic Dancer

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Columbia 43887
21967
- Touch Talk
- The Lovin' People

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Columbia 44269

Len Chandler 1965; photo: Dave Gahr
Len Chandler 1965
from David Gahr & Robert Shelton: The Face Of Folk Music.- New York 1968, p. 191

Len Chandler LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11967Len Chandler: To Be A Man

- To Be A Man
- Feet First Baby
- Nancy Rose [lyrics]
- Shadow Dream Chaser Of Rainbows
- Missionary Stew #2
- Keep On Keepin' On

- Bellevue
- Hide Your Heart, Little Hippie
- Roll, Turn, Spin
- Time Of The Tiger
- Takin' Me Away From You Train
- Quittin' Time

prod. by John Hammond
notes by Gordon Friesen
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Columbia CL 2459 / CS 9259
= CBS BPG 62931 (UK)
21967Len Chandler: The Lovin' People

- Bound To Fly
- Naked Fool
- Lovin' People
- Warmth Of You Beside Me
- Still I Dream

- Behind Your Eyes
- Touch Talk
- Sold Out, No More Reservations
- I Can't Keep From Carin' After All
- Language Of Love

prod. by Elliot Mazer; executive producer John Hammond
notes by Robert Shelton
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Columbia CL 2753 / CS 9553
31968Lew Irwin and The Credibility Gap:
An Album Of Political Pornography


'The Credibility Gap' were Newsmen Lew Irwin, Richard Beebe, Thom Beck and John Gilliland, along with folksinger Len Chandler


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Blue Thumb discography

41975Len Chandler

- Something (Harrison)
- I Have Tried With You (Chandler)

- Wasted Matches (Chandler)

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7 inch 33 rpm EP
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Birdree PLS-8004 (Jp)
51977Len Chandler Alive and Well in Tokyo

- To Be A Man
- She Doesn't Need Me Any More
- Euthanasia
- Takin' Me Away From You, Train
- Mimi
- We Shall Overcome

- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
- Gypsy
- Beans In My Ears
- Touch Talk
- The Lovin' People
- Charley's Trombone

rec. July 8, 1973 live at the Yubin Chokin Hall in Tokyo, Japan; prod. by Yasuyuki Koike
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King Bellwood OFM-1001
  

Additional information appreciated !!!

 

 

drawing: Ernest Kurt Barth
from Jean Ritchie (ed.): The Newport Folk Festival Songbook.- Alfred Music, New York 1965, p. 21

 

Anthologies / Compilations / Samplers
containing music performed by Len Chandler
#year
of release
title / songs (Len Chandler)label # / notes
11964Hootenanny Live At The Bitter End

Len Chandler
- Trombone Cholly
- Troubador Gay
- Youth Of The Heart
Jo Mapes
- Ha Ha Thisaway
- The Ballad Of Julia Bulette
- San Francisco Bay

Fred Neil
- Linin' Track
- The Sky Is Falling
Bob Carey
- Wade In The Water
- For Elise
- Well I Wonder


notes by Oscar Brand
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FM FMLP-309
21964A Rootin' Tootin' Hootenanny

The Big Three
- Come Along
Fred Neil
- Raindrops Falling
The Ward Singers
- Bye And Bye
- Go Down Moses
Allen & Grier
- Lonesome Traveler
- Pied Piper


Len Chandler
- Green Green Rocky Road
- Old Time Religion
Jo Mapes
- Anathea
- Copper Kettle
Bob Carey
- I'm Just A Wanderin' Stranger


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FM FMLP-310
31964The World Of Folk Music

The Big Three (Mama Cass Elliot, Tim Rose, and James Hendricks)
- Come Along
Jo Mapes
- Ha, Ha Thisaway
- Ballad of Julia Bulette
- San Francisco Bay

Len Chandler
- Green Green Rocky
- Ole Time Religion

Allan & Grier
- Lonesome Traveller
- Pied Piper
Fred Neil
- Linin Track
- Raindrops Falling
Bob Carey
- Wade in the Water
- Well I Wonder


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FM FMLP-319
41964Broadside Ballads Vol. 3
The Broadside Singers

- Ain't That News - The Broadside Singers with Tom Paxton
- More Good Men - Goin' Down The Broadside Singers with Dave Cohen
- Times I've Had - The Broadside Singers with Mark Spoelstra
- Paths Of Victory - The Broadside Singers with Bob Dylan
- Christine - The Broadside Singers with Matt McGinn
- Rattlesnake - The Broadside Singers with Peter La Farge
- Carry It On - The Broadside Singers with Gil Turner

- Links On The Chain - The Broadside Singers with Phil Ochs
- Causes - The Broadside Singers with Pat Sky
- Immigrante - The Broadside Singers with Buffy Sainte-Marie
- The Faucets Are Dripping - The Broadside Singers wth Malvina Reynolds

- Father's Grave - For Cordell Reagon - The Broadside Singers with Len Chandler
- The Scruggs Picker - The Broadside Singers with Ernie Marrs
- Plains Of Nebrasky-O - The Broadside Singers with Eric Andersen
- Freedom Is A Constant Struggle - The Broadside Singers


notes by Phil Ochs
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Broadside BR 303
=Folkways FH 5303
51965Len Chandler / Pete Seeger / The Freedom Voices:
WNEW's Story Of Selma


Pete Seeger & The Freedom Voices
- Hold On (Keep Your Eyes On The Prize)
The Freedom Voices
- We've Got A Rope That's A Berlin Wall
Pete Seeger, & The Freedom Voices
- I Love Everybody

Len Chandler & The Freedom Voices
- Pick 'Em Up and Lay 'Em Down
Pete Seeger & The Freedom Voices
- If You Want to Get Your Freedom

Len Chandler & The Freedom Voices
- Yankee Doodle (Wallace Said We Couldn't March)
Pete Seeger & The Freedom Voices
- Oh, Wallace

Len Chandler & The Freedom Voices
- Which Side Are You On? (Civil Rights Version)

Pete Seeger & The Freedom Voices
- Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round
The Freedom Voices
- Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round (chorus)

Len Chandler & The Freedom Voices
- Do What The Spirits Say Do
- Do What The Spirits Say Do (at Montgomery)
Pete Seeger & Len Chandler
- Freedom Now Chant
Len Chandler
- Murder On The Roads Of Alabama


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Folkways FH 5595

www.folkways.si.edu

61967Broadside Ballads Vol. 4: The Time Will Come and Other Songs from Broadside Magazine

Elaine White
- The Time Will Come
Will McLean, Paul Champion
- Hold Back the Waters
Danny Valdez & Agustin [sic]Lira
- The Migrant's Song
Chris Gaylord
- Don't Talk to Strangers

Blind Girl Grunt (Janis Ian)
- Shady Acres
Will McLean + Paul Champion, 2nd g
- Osceola
Paul Kaplan
- I've Been Told
Tom Parrott + John Mackiewicz, 2nd g
- Freedoms We've Been Fighting For

Zachary 2 & Group (Len Chandler)
- Genocide
Matthew Jones & Group
- Herll No, I Ain't Gonna Go


cover artwork
by Agnes Friesen
notes by Gordon Friesen
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Broadside BR 306

= Folkways FH 5306

www.folkways.si.edu

71971Broadside Ballads Vol. 6: Broadside Reunion

Eric Anderson
- Long Time Troubled Road
Bob Dylan ("Blind Boy Grunt")
- Train A-Travelin'
Bobby Donahue
- Only Time Will Tell
Bob Dylan ("Blind Boy Grunt")
- Dreadful Day

Len Chandler
- I'm Going To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
Mike McLean
- Tate's Hell
Richard Black
- A Very Close Friend Of Mine
Mike Millus
- Moon Song
Tom Paxton
- Last Train To Auschwitz
Phil Ochs
- Hunger and Cold

Phil Ochs
- Changing Hands
Peter La Farge
- Drums
Bob Dylan ("Blind Boy Grunt")
- Ballad Of Emmett Till
- Ballad Of Donald White
Sis Cunningham, Mike Millius, Wesley Houston
- The Ballad of Jesse James


rec. 1962/63

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Folkways FR 5315

www.folkways.si.edu

7a1975A Place To Be
Fox Hollow Festival 10th Anniversary Album Volume 1

Biograph 12051 (first edition 1975)
Len Chandler
- Lovin' People (1967) #
Pat Sky
- She's Up For Grabs (1968)
Michael Cooney
- Be Kind To Your Parents (1969) #
Dave Bromberg & John Hartford
- The Holdup (1971) #
Douglas Neidt
- Argentine Folk Dance (1971)
Dan Smith, Bessie Jones, Doris Frazier, Robert Caplin
- Something Down In Me (1971)
Lorre Wyatt
- Clearwater (1974) #
Lou & Sally Killen
- Thousand Or More (1973) #
Martha Nagler
- The Lone Pilgrim - (1971)
The Boys Of The Lough
- Lament (1973) #

Michael Cooney
- Watermelon Song (1969) #
Sandy Paton & The Golden Ring
- Wild Mt. Thyme & The Hunt (1971)
John Hartford, Dave Brober, Norman Blake, Vassar Clements, Alan Stowell
- Babe, You've Been On My Mind (1971) #
Gordon Bok
- Leaving Glen Aben (1972) #
Joe Hickerson
- Maid On The Shore (1974)
John Wright
- Jew's Harp Solo (1974)
Susan Boyer
- Bell Song (1974)
Evelyn Beers
- Green Gravel (1974)
R. U. Brown
- Highland Bagpipe Playing (1971)
Bob Beers
- Closing Speech (1971)


Biograph 12051 (revised edition 1976)
Roger Sprung
- June Apple (1967) #
Pat Sky
- She's Up For Grabs (1968)
John Jackson
- Bad Badman (1969) #
Sandy Paton & The Golden Ring
- Wild Mt. Thyme (1970)
Douglas Neidt
- Argentine Folk Dance (1971)
Dan Smith with Bessie Jones
- Something Down In Me (1971)
Bottle Hill
- Sittin' On Top Of The World (1972) #

Joe Hickerson
- Maid On The Shore (1972)
Craig Morton
- Go To Sea No More (1973) #
John Wright
- Jews Harp Solo (1974)
Susan Boyer
- Bell Song (1974)
Evelyne Beers
- Green Gravel (1974)
R. U. Brown
- Highland Bagpipe Playing (1971)
Bob Beers
- closing speech (1971)


# on first resp. revised edition only

Biograph BLP-12051
(first edition)




Biograph BLP-12051
(revised edition)

Biograph discography

81980Lest We Forget Vol. 3 - Sing For Freedom

Betty Mae Fikes
- Up Over My Head / This Little Light Of Mine (medley)
Doc Reese
- Bullyin' Jack Of Diamonds
Bessie Jones, Georgia Sea Island Singers
- Give Me The Gourd To Drink Water
Bernice Reagon
- Been In The Storm So Long
Doc Reese
- Guide My Feet While I Run This Race
Carlton Reese & The Birmingham Movement Choir
- 99 1/2 Won't Do

Carlton Reese, Cleo Kennedy
- Yes, We Want Our Freedom
Charles Neblet, Cordell Reagon, Ruth Harris
- Which Side are You On?
Cordell Reagon
- Brown Baby

Len Chandler
- Father's Grave
Freedom Singers
- Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round
Phil Ochs
- I'm Gonna Say What I Have To Say
Mamie Brown, Birmingham Movement Choir
- I'm On My Way


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Folkways FR 5488

www.folkways.si.edu

91994Freedom Is a Constant Struggle (Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement)

- We Will Not Bow Down To Genocide
- Move On Over
- I'm Going To Get My Baby Out Of Jail


Folk Era Productions FE-1419

folkera.com

102000
5-CD
boxed set
The Best of Broadside 1962 - 1988
Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine

The Broadside Singers with Len Chandler
- Carry It On
- Father's Grave
Len Chandler and Bernice Johnson Reagon
- I'm Going To Get My Baby Out Of Jail


Smithsonian Folkways
SFW CD 40130

www.folkways.si.edu

  

Additional information appreciated !!!

 

 

from Kristin Baggelaar & Donald Milton: The Folk Music Encyclopedia London / New York / Sidney 1977, p. 64
Len Chandler at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival
picture from Kristin Baggelaar & Donald Milton: The Folk Music Encyclopedia
London / New York / Sidney 1977, p. 64

 

Collaborations with / (Guest) Appearances on other Artist's recordings
#year
of release
artist / title label # / notes
12000Sandy Ross: Portraits Of Innocence

Len Chandler choir, chorus

Chartmaker 1140

 

1969 bio (Stambler, Irvin & Landon Grelun: Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music.- New York / London 1969, p. 53/54)
1969 Len Chandler biography
(Stambler, Irvin & Landon Grelun: Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music.- New York / London 1969, p. 53/54)

 
Other artist's Covers of Len Chandler songs
#year
of
release
Artist:
Record Title

- featured Len Chandler song
label # / notes
11964The Serendipity Singers

single:
- Beans In My Ears
- Sailin' Away

EP:
- Beans In My Ears
- Soon It's Gonna Rain
- The New Frankie & Johnny Song

- Mill Girls Don't Sing Or Dance
- Six Foot Six
- Down Where The Winds Blow

7 inch 45 rpm

Philips 40198
= Philips 44012


Philips (EP)
Philips PHM 200-134 (LP)
"The Many Sides of ..."


Collectables CD 2728
(1999)

21964Lonnie Donegan

- Beans In My Ears
- It's A Long Road To Travel
7 inch 45 rpm


PYE 7N15669

38/1966Pete Seeger: Dangerous Songs

- Medley:
  Robin The Bobbin
  Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
  Little Jack Horner
- Die Gedanken sind frei
- Jackaro
- Never Wed An Old Man
- John Brown's Body
- Going Across The Mountains
- Harry Simms
- King Henry
- Medley:
  Ode To Joy
  Goliath, Goliath
- Queen Anne Front
- Joe Hill's "Casey Jones"
- One Grain Of Sand
- The Pill
- The Draft Dodger Rag
- Mao Tse Tung
- Walking Down Death Roe
- From Shakespeare:
  Full Fantom Five
  Perchance To Win

- Beans In My Ears

produced by John Hammond


Columbia CL 2503
Columbia CS 9303

(=) Sony 65261 (1998)

41968The Pozo Seco Singers: Shades Of Time

- Good Morning Today
- You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
- You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
- Green, Green, Grass Of Home
- Hey Babe Open Up Your Mind
- You Better Sit Down Kids

- Spanish Harlem Incident
- Bye Bye Love
- The Renegade
- Gotta Come Up With Something

- Keep On Keeping On



Columbia CS 9656
51971Lonesome Travellers: The Lost Children

- Wind Chime (Graham Cooper)
- Boothferry Bridge (Harvey Andrews)
- I Wish I Had Been There (Woodstock), (John Denver)
- Song For You (Graham Cooper & Doug Porter)
- Hazy Michael (Graham Cooper)
- Turn A Deaf Ear (Rab Nokes)

- Roll Turn Spin (Len Chandler)
- Cindy's Crying (Tom Paxton)
- Jimmy Newman (Tom Paxton)
- The Lost Children (Gordon Lightfoot)
- Hey Sandy (Harvey Andrews)

The Lonesome Travellers were Graham Cooper, Steve Rostron and Doug Porter


Nebula Records NEB 100
(UK)
  

Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources:
- own record collection
- Stambler, Irvin & Landon Grelun: Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music
  New York / London 1969, p. 53/54
- Baggelaar, Kristin & Donald Milton: The Folk Music Encyclopedia.- London/ New York/
  Sidney 1977, p. 64
- various other internet sources

 

Singout! vol 15 # 3 July 1965

Sing Out! vol 15 # 3 July 1965: FREEDOM SONGS - SELMA ALABAMA
Articles include: Selma: A Folksinger's Report by Len Chandler, Jr.

 

F.T.A. movie poster
Original Theatrical Release Movie Poster to the 1972 film "F.T.A." - directed by Francine Parker
with Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Michael Alaimo, Len Chandler, ...
("The show the Pentagon couldn't stop")

 

Len Chandler has been director of the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase

 

Thanks to THEDOLPHIN, Deborah Robins, Rennie Pollitt, Jeff Place, and Thomas Stern for additional info !
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