Gilbert Vandine  Cisco
Houston
b. August 18, 1918 in Wilmington, Delaware
d. April 28, 1961 in San Bernardino, California

discography
C I S C O   H O U S T O N; from cover of Sing Out! Vol. 11 No. 4 Oct-Nov. 1961
source: cover of Sing Out! Vol. 11 No. 4 Oct-Nov. 1961
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.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Cisco Houston LPs / CDs
#
year
of
release
titlelabel # / notes
11946Songs To Grow On – School Days

Leadbelly
- Skip To My Lou

Cisco Houston
- Night Herding Song

Charity Bailey
- Don't We Look Pretty?
- Hey Betty Martin

Charity Bailey with Pete Seeger on banjo
- Pat Works On The Railway
- Driving Steel Cotton Needs Picking


set prepared under supervision of Beatrice Landeck
three 10 inch 78 rpm

Disc 604
21947Cisco Huston [sic]: Cowboy Songs

- Blue Yodel #22
- Drunken Rat

- Roving Gambler
- Philadelphia Lawyer

- Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail
- Oh Willy My Darling
three 10 inch 78 rpm

Disc 608
31951Lonesome Valley
A Collection of American Folk Music sung by Pete Seeger, with Tom Glazer, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Bess Lomax, Baldwin Hawes, Butch Hawes, Dock Reese, Hally Wood, and Lee Hays

- Down In The Valley (Pete Seeger, Bess Lomax, Tom Glazer)
- The Rambler (Cisco Houston)
- Arthritis Blues (Butch Hawes)
- Polly Wolly Doodle (Pete Seeger, Bess Lomax, Tom Glazer)
- Lonesome Traveler (Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, Bess Lomax)


- On Top Of Old Smoky (Cisco Houston)
- Black Eyed Suzy (Pete Seeger)
- Cowboy Waltz (Woody Guthrie)

- Sowing On The Mountain (Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie)

rec. 1943-1946
10 inch LP
Folkways FP 10


= Folkways FA 2010

= Smithsonian Folkways
custom-made CD 02010

4195?Cisco Houston:
900 Miles and other R.R. Songs


- 900 Miles
- 'Getting Up' Holler
- The Roamer
- Wreck Of The '97
- Hobo Bill
- The Great American Bum
- The Brave Engineer
- The Gambler
- The Rambler
- R.R. Bill
- Worried Man Blues
10 inch LP

= Folkways FP 13


= Folkways FA 2013 (1954)

= Smithsonian Folkways
custom-made CD 02013

(combined with FA 2022
"Cowboy Ballads")

5195?Songs To Grow On   Vol. 2 – School Days

Pete Seeger
- By'm By, The Mail Boat
- All The Pretty Little Horses
- The Mail Boat
- Go Tell Aunt Rhodie
Adelaide Van Wey
- Mary Wore A Red Dress
- The Mocking Bird

Cisco Houston
- Fire Down Below
- Crawdad Song
- Night Herding Song

Charity Bailey
- Hey Betty Martin
- Going To Boston
- Cape Cod Chantey
- Little Brass Wagon
Leadbelly
- The Gray Goose
- Rock Island Line
- Skip To My Lou


David Stone Martin cover illustration on FP 20
cover artwork by Irwin Rosenhouse on FC 7020
10 inch LP

= Folkways FP 20


= Folkways FC 7020 (1958)

61952Cisco Houston:
Cowboy Ballads


- Chisolm Trail
- Riding Old Paint
- Diamond Joe
- Tying A Knot On The Devil’s Tail

- Stewball
- Little Joe The Wrangler
- Betsy From Pike
- Trouble In Mind
10 inch LP

Folkways FP 22






Folkways FA 2022 (1958)

= Smithsonian Folkways
custom-made CD 02022

(combined with FA 2013
"900 Miles and other ...")

71954Cisco Houston:
Hard Travellin


- Hard Traveling
- Stagolee
- John B Sails
- The Frozen Logger
- Turtle Dove

- True Love On My Mind
- Dink's Song
- Hound Dog' Gypsy Dave
- Intoxicated Rat
- The Girl In The Wood
10 inch LP

Folkways FP 42


Folkways FA 2042

= Smithsonian Folkways
custom-made CD 02042

81955Memorial To Woody Guthrie And Cisco Houston

- Take A Whiff On Me
- Bad Lee Brown
- The Golden Vanity
- Cumberland Gap
- Sourwood Mountain
- Old Time Religion

- Columbus Stockade
- Johnny Hard
- Foggy Mountain Top
- Buy Me Beneath The Willow
- Skip To My Lou
- Ezekiel Saw The Wheel

Melodisc MLP 12.106 (UK)


Melodisc MLP 12.106 (1959)
"More Songs by Woody
Guthrie & Cisco Houston"




= Stinson SLP 53 (1963)
"More Songs by Woody
Guthrie & Cisco Houston"


= Ember CW 135 (UK 1969)
"Cisco Houston
& Woody Guthrie"


= Archive of Folk Music
FS-205 "Cisco Houston"


re-released on Collectables
COL-CD-5605 (1995)

91958Cisco Houston Sings American Folk Songs

- Rambling, Gambling Man
- Pat Works On The Railway
- Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill
- The Killer
- Zebra Dun
- Old Reilly
- Going Down The Road

- St. James Infirmary
- Poor Howard
- Make Me A Pallet Down On Your Floor
- John Hardy
- Boll Weevil
- The Midnight Special
- Great July Jones

Folkways FA 2346




= Folkways FT 1012 (mono)
= FTS 31012 (stereo)
(1968)

= Smithsonian Folkways
custom-made CD 02346

101958Folk Music USA. Vol. 1

- John Henry - Virgil Perkins, Jack Sims
- Grizzly Bear: Negro Prison Camp Worksong
- Blowing The Train - Percy Randolph
- Six Thousand Miles From Nowhere - Snooks Eaglin
- Dark Was The Night - Blind Willie Johnson
- Amasee: Children's Ring Game Song

- Spooky Drums - Warren "Baby" Dodds
- Black Jack Davy - Mary Jo Davis
- Drunken Sailor: Dulcimer Medley
- Ellen Smith - Pete Steele
- Run, Run - Elizabeth Cotton [sic]
- Mole In The Ground - Bascom Lamar Lunsford
- Rolling River: Country Dance


- Allons Danser Colinda: Cajun Dance - Roy Brule
- Sourwood Mountain: Square Dance Tune - Hobart Smith

- Diamond Joe: Cowboy Song - Cisco Houston
- Siete Leguas: Corrido - Peter Hurd
- Matachines Dance
- Moonlight Song: Taos Indian Serenade

- War Dance Song
- Esta Navidad: Puerto Rican Christmas Song
- Aguinaldo Cagueno: Puerto Rican Song
- Rocky Road: Shape-Note Singing - Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
- If We Never Meet Again
- Inviting-In Dance Song


ed. by Harold Courlander
DLP

Folkways FE 4530


custom CD from
www.folkways.si.edu

111959Cisco Houston:
The Cisco Special!


- Badman Ballad
- Hard Traveling
- Nine Hundred Miles
- Old Smoky
- This Train
- Talking Dust Bowl
- This Land

- Old Man Tucker
- Colorado Trail
- Old Blue
- Chilly Winds
- Dark As A Dungeon
- I Don't Mind Marrying
- Big Rock Candy Mountain

Fontana TFL 60074 (UK)




= Vanguard VRS 9057
(US 1960)




= Top Rank 30/028
(UK 1960)

121960Cisco Houston Sings Songs Of The Open Road

- Mule Skinner Blues
- Git Along Little Dogies
- Erie Canal
- Hobo's Lullaby
- East Virginia Blues
- Travel On
- Pie In The Sky

- Mysteries Of A Hobo's Life
- Soup Song
- Beans, Bacon And Gravy
- Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
- Cryderville Jail
- I Ain't Got No Home

track list of Albatros LP:
- Mule Skinner Blues
- Git Along Little Dogies
- The Erie Canal
- East Virginia Blues
- Travel On
- Beans, Bacon And Gravy

- Pie In The Sky
- The Job I Left Behind Me [= Mysteries ...]
- Soup Song
- Hobo's Lullaby
- Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
- Cryderville Jail
- I Ain't Got No Home


Folkways FA 2480

= Le Chant Du Monde
FWX-M 52480

= Smithsonian Folkways
custom-made CD 02480


= Albatros VPA 8371
(Italy 1981)
"Pie In The Sky"

131960Songs Of The Civil War

Cisco Houston
- Both Shot Lincoln
two album boxed set
click to enlarge !
Folkways FH 5717

more info

141961The Newport Folk Festival 1960
Vol. 2


Bob Gibson
- This Little Light of Mine
- Wayfaring Stranger
- You can tell the World
- Well, Well, Well (with Bob Camp, Dick Rosmini and Herb Brown)
- Railroad Bill

Cisco Houston
- The Cat Came Back
- Hush Little Baby
- The Lavender Cowboy

Ed McCurdy
- Blood On The Saddle
- Handsome Molly
Peggy Seeger
- Willie Moore
Ewan McColl
- Lang A Growing
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
- Salty Dog Blues
- Before I met you
- Cabin On The Hill
- Jimmy Brown

Newport Folk Festival discography




Vanguard VRS 9084


= Vanguard VSD 2088

151961The LIFE Treasury Of American Folk Music

Gene Bluestein
- Skada At America
Fort Wingate Indian School Children
- Song Of Happiness
Navajo Chorus
- Riding Song
Alan Mills
- Ballad Of New Scotland
Gene Bluestein
- Ah, Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser
Hermes Nye
- Constitution And Guerriere
Pete Seeger
- The Knickerbocker Line
Alan Mills & Shanty Men
- Lowlands

Cisco Houston
- The E-R-I-E Canal
Alan Mills & Shanty Men
- Rio Grande
Mickey Miller & Bess Hawes
- Rosewood Casket
Alan Mills & Shanty Men
- Shenandoah
Hermes Nye
- I'm A Good Old Rebel
Huddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter
- Ha Ha This A-Way
Hermes Nye
- Bonnie Blue Flag

Cisco Houston
- Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill
Woody Guthrie
- Billy The Kid
Logan English
- Sacramento
Woody Guthrie
- Hard Work
Hermes Nye
- Bonnie And Clyde
"Kid" Clayton & His Orchestra
- Gettysburg March
click to enlarge !
Life L-1001
16196?Cisco Houston:
Cowboy Ballads And Railroad Songs


- The Chisolm Trail
- Diamond Joe
- Riding Old Paint
- Little Joe The Wrangler
- The Dying Cowboy
- Stewball
- Sweet Betsy From Pike
- Tying A Knot On The Devil’s Tail

- 900 Miles
- ‘Getting Up’ Holler
- The Roamer
- Wreck Of The ‘97
- Hobo Bill
- The Great American Bum
- The Brave Engineer
- The Gambler
- The Rambler
- Railroad Bill
- Worried Man Blues
12 inch LP



Le Chant Du Monde
FWX-50101 (Fr)
171962Frontiers

The Pioneer
The Indian
The Cowboy

- The Bent County Bachelor
- Buffalo Skinners
- Sacramento
- Sioux Indians
- St. George
- The Texian Boys
- Wild Bill Hickock
- Pilgrim And A Stranger
- Go 'long Li'l Dogies

Pete Seeger, L.M. Hinton, Ed McCurdy, Logan English, Cisco Houston, Sam Hinton, et al.

Folkways FR 10003
181962Cisco Houston Sings Songs of Woody Guthrie

THIS LAND
- Pastures Of Plenty
- Ship In The Sky
- Deportees
- Grand Coulee Dam
- Sinking Of The Reuben James
CURLY HEADED BABIES
- Curly Headed Baby
- Ladies Auxiliary
- Taking It Easy
- Hard, Ain't It Hard

BIG MEN
- Jesus Christ
- Buffalo Skinners
- Pretty Boy Floyd
- Philadelphia Lawyer
LONE WOLVES
- Old Lone Wolf
- Talking Fishing Blues
- Ranger's Command
- Do Re Mi
- Blowing Down That Old Dusty Road
prod. by Harold Leventhal
and Lee Hays

Fontana TFL 6014 (UK)


= Vanguard VRS 9089
(US 1963)

click to enlarge !


= Vanguard VSD 2131


= Vanguard CD 2131-2

www.vanguardrecords.com

191962Cisco Houston:
I Ain't Got No Home


- I Ain't Got No Home
- Waggoner's Lad
- New York Town
- Danville Girl
- Bonneville Dam
- Wreck Of The '97
- My Gal
- Tom Joad

- Talking Guitar Blues
- Rambling Round
- I'm A Dust Bowl Refugee
- Trouble In Mind
- East Texas Road
- Hobo Blues
- Streets Of Laredo
- Take My Hand - Didn't it Rain
- This Land Is My Land

Vanguard VRS 9107


= Fontana FJL 412
(UK 1967) "The Legendary
Cisco Houston"

click to enlarge !


= Vanguard SRV 73006

201963Nursery Rhymes, Games and Folk Songs sung by Cisco Houston

- London Bridge
- My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
- Pumpkin Eater
- Three Blind Mice
- Humpty Dumpty
- Peas Porridge Hot What Are Little Boys Made Of?

- Yonder Tree
- Froggie Went A-Courting
- My Daddy
- Clickety Clack
- Mulberry Bush
10 inch LP




Folkways FC 7606


= Scholastic SC 7606
(1966)

= Smithsonian Folkways
custom-made CD 07606

211963Cowboy Songs sung by Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston

- Chisholm Trail
- Billy The Kid
- Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
- Philadelphia Lawyer

- Ride Around Little Dogies
- Gambling Man
- Red River Valley
- Jesse James

10 inch LP

Stinson SLP 32
221963Cisco Houston & Bill Bender: Traditional Songs Of The Old West

Cisco Houston
- Outlaw Horse
- Tying A Knot In The Devils Tail
- Drunken Rat
- Windy Bill

Bill Bender
- Joe Bowers
- Billy The Kid
- Bald Faced Steer
- Trail To Mexico
10 inch LP; notes by
Kenneth S. Goldstein

Stinson SLP 37
231963Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston:
Folks Songs, Vol. 1





Stinson SLP 44


re-released on Collectables
COL-CD-5605 (1995)

23a1963Folk Blues Song Fest

Brownie McGhee - Face In The Crowd
Big Bill Broonzy - Hush Somebody Is Calling Me
Sonny Terry - Beautiful City
Lightning Hopkins - Fan It
Arbee Stidham - Let It Be Me
Leadbelly - Keep Your Hand Off Her


Leadbelly / Houston / Guthrie - Stewball
Memphis Slim - How Long Blues
Sonny Terry - Dirty Mistreater
Brownie McGhee - Big Wide World
Jack Dupree - Come Back Baby
Arbee Stidham - I Wonder Why



Aravel AB 1004 (1963)


= Ember NR 5015 (1964)




= Vox / Super Majestic
BBH-VS 1.780 (1972)

241964Cisco Houston

- Midnight Special
- Dan Tucker
- Venezuela
- Blow The Candles Out
- The Fox
- Molly Malone
- Red River Valley
- Ship In The Sky
- John Henry

- East Virginia Blues
- Haul Away Joe
- Down In The Valley
- Precious Lord
- Clickery Clack
- Black Is The Colour
- My Girl
- Talking Blues
- Frankie And Johnny

XTRA 1002 (UK)

XTRA discography

2519??Cisco Houston:
Passing Through


- It Takes A Worried Man
- Stewball
- Red River Valley
- Barbara Allen
- Down In The Valley
- Children Go Where I Send Thee
- The Cat Came Back

- East Virginia #2
- Little Dogie #2
- Mole In The Ground
- Old Blue
- John Henry
- Trouble In Mind
- Passing Through

Verve Folkways FVS 9002
261964Cisco Houston:
A Legacy


- Black Is The Color
- Molly Malone
- Frankie & Johnny
- Clickety Clack
- Venezuela
- Precious Lord

- Midnight Special
- Blow The Candle Out
- Haul Away Joe
- Talking Blues
- Black Girl
- Dan Tucker

Disc D-103
271965Woody Guthrie
& Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry, Leadbelly

- Springfield Mountain
- Hey Little Water Boy
- Chisholm Trail
- Rubber Dolly
- Lindburgh
- Hard Travellin'

- Jiggy Jiggy Bum Bum
- Put My Little Shoes
- I Ain't Got Nobody
- Yeller Gal
- Philadelphia Lawyer
- Ida Red

XTRA 1012 (UK)

XTRA discography

281968?Cisco Houston

- Take A Wiff On Me [sic]
- The Golden Vanity

- Old Time Religion
- Cumberland Gap




JOC 45 FS 509 (Fr)

JOC discography

291968?Cisco Houston

- Columbus Stockade
- Foggy Mountain Top

- Bury Me Beneath The Willow
- Ezekiel Saw The Wheel






JOC 45 FS 510 (Fr)

JOC discography

301972The Greatest Songs Of Woody Guthrie

Cisco Houston

click to enlarge !
Vanguard VSD 35/36
311976U.S. Story

Cisco Houston
- Nine Hundred Miles
- Pie In The Sky
DLP



= Le Chant Du Monde
FWX 50107/8 (Fr)
321976American Songs To Sing

- Yankee Doodle - Robert Michael Jones & Richard Shulberg
- The Ballad Of The Tea Party - Hermes Nye
- Ten Green Apples - Alan Mills
- The Erie Canal - Robert Michael Jones & Richard Shulberg
- Goober Peas - John Cohen

- I've Been Workin' On The Railroad - Robert Michael Jones & Richard Shulberg
- Buffalo Gals - Pete Seeger

- Whoopie Ti Yi Yo - Cisco Houston
- The Mocking Bird - Adelaide Van Way
- This Land Is Your Land - Woodie Guthrie


click to enlarge !
Scholastic SCC 2745
331994Cisco Houston:
The Folkways Years 1944 - 1961


- I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore
- Hard Traveling
- Rambling Gambling Man
- Hobo Bill
- Better World A-Comin'
- Strawberry Roan
- The Great American Bum
- Intoxicated Rat
- The Cat Came Back
- The Frozen Logger
- Pat Works On The Railroad
- Dark As The Dungeon
- Diamond Joe
- The Girl in the Wood
- Ship In The Sky
- The Fox
- What Did the Deep Sea Say?
- St. James Infirmary
- Born 100,000 Years Ago
- The Preacher And The Slave
- Mysteries Of A Hobo's Life
- 900 Miles
- Great July Jones
- Picture from Life's Other Side
- Farmer's Lament
- The Killer
- I Ride An Old Paint
- Zebra Dun
- Passing Through

Smithsonian Folkways
CD 40059
341995Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston Vol. 1 & 2

- Gypsy Davy
- More Pretty Girls Than One
- Pretty Boy Floyd
- Buffalo Skinners
- Hey Lolly Lolly
- Lonesome Day
- John Henry
- Ranger's Command
- Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way
- Poor Boy
- Hard, Ain't It Hard
- Worried Man Blues
- Take A Whiff on Me
- Skip To My Lou
- Ezekiel Saw The Wheel
- Johnny Hart
- Columbus Stockade
- Foggy Mountain Top
- Sourwood Mountain
- Bad Lee Brown
- Cumberland Gap
- The Golden Vanity
- Old Time Religion
- Bury Me Beneath The Willow

Collectables COL-CD-5605
351995American Folksay: Ballads & Dances Vol. 5 & 6

Holly Wood
- Come All You Fair And Tender Ladies
Leadbelly
- Take This Hammer

Cisco Houston
- Hobo Bill
Woody Guthrie
- Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Pete Seeger
- Teeroo Teeroo
Holly Wood
- Johnson Boys

Cisco Houston
- The Rover
Woody Guthrie
- House Of The Rising Sun
Frank Warner
- Old Smokey
Davis, Gary & Sonny
- When The Train Comes Along
Leadbelly
- Corn Bread Rough
Tom Glazer
- Streets Of Loredo
- Down In The Valley
Ernie Liberman
- Foggy Dew
Pete Seeger
- Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn
Frank Warner
- Jolly Roving Tar
Woody Guthrie
- Froggie Went A-Courtin'
Pete Seeger
- Erie Canal
Ernie Liberman
- Soldier, Soldier
Woody Guthrie
- Cornbread, Meat & Molasses
- Ham And Eggs
- Lost John
- Chain Gang Blues
- It Takes A Chain Gang Man
- Betty And Dupree
- Stack-O-Lee
- Rock Me Momma
- Chain Gang Special

Collectables COL-CD
362000Cisco Houston:
Best Of The Vanguard Years


- This Train **
- Roll On Columbia *
- Colorado Trail **
- Dark As A Dungeon **
- Hard Traveling **
- Old Blue **
- Nine Hundred Miles **
- Badman Ballad **
- Diamond Joe *
- John Hardy *
- Big Rock Candy Mountain **
- So Long It's Been Good *
- Buffalo Skinners
- Pastures Of Plenty
- Grand Coulee Dam
- Hand, Ain't It Hard
- Pretty Boy Floyd
- Do Re Mi
- Deportees
- Tramp On The Street *
- Talking Dust Bowl **
- This Land Is Your Land **
- Way Out There **
- Chilly Winds **

*   previously unreleased
** never issued on CD


Vanguard VCD 79574


Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- http://www3.justnet.ne.jp/~urawamats/cisco-houston1.html
- http://www.searchingforagem.com/1976.htm
- Ebay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: front cover of Vanguard VRS 9057

 

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