Peter
La Farge

b. Oliver Albee La Farge, April 30, 1931 in New York City
d. October 27, 1965 in New York City

buried in Fountain, Colorado
discography
	P E T E R   L A  F A R G E; source: Front cover of Sing Out! Vol. 15 No. 6 (Jan. 1966); photographer: David Gahr
source: Front cover of Sing Out! Vol. 15 No. 6 (Jan. 1966)
photographer: David Gahr

Peter La Farge LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11962Peter La Farge: "Ira Hayes" And Other Ballads

- Ira Hayes
- Rodeo Hand
- Easy Rider
- Sod Shanty
- John Henry
- Head Hammer Man

- I Gave My Love A Cherry
- John Brown's Body
- True Love Is A Blessing
- Alabama Bound
- St. James Infirmary

prod. by John Hammond
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CBS CL 1795
21962Peter La Farge: Iron Mountain and other songs
composed and sung by Peter La Farge

- Stumbling
- Pop Reed
- Pony Called Nell
- Marijuana Blues
- Snow Bird Blues
- Hungry Blues

- Avril Blues
- Santa Fe
- Alaska, 49th State
- Iron Mountain
- Falling Stars
- Abraham Lincoln
- Cisco Houston

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Folkways FN 2531

reissued (along with 'Sings Of
The Cowboys')
Bear Family BCD 15627

31963Peter La Farge: As Long As The Grass Shall Grow
Peter La Farge Sings Of The Indians

- Look Again To The Wind
- The Senecas (As Long As The Grass Shall Grow)
- Damn Redskins
- Tecumseh
- Take Back Your Atom Bomb
- Vision Of APast Warrior

- Coyote, My Little Brother
- Alaska
- Custer
- The Trail Of Tears
- Hey, Mr. President
- The Tourists
- Last Words

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Folkways FN 2532 (mono)

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= Folkways FTS 31013 (1964)
("Electronically re-channeled
to simulate stereopohonic")

reissued (along with 'On The
Warpath')
Bear Family BCD 15626

41964Peter La Farge Sings Of The Cowboys
Cowboy, Ranch and Rodeo Songs, and Cattle Calls

- Whoopee Ti Yi Yo
- The Chisholm Trail / Trail To Mexico
- Sirey Peaks
- Lavender Cowboy
- I´ve Got No Use For The Women
- I Ride Old Paint
- The Cowboy's Lament

- Yavipii Pete
- When The Work´s All Done This Fall
- Cowboy´s Dream
- The Black Stallion
- Walkin´ John
- Strawberry Roan
- The Rodeo Hand
- Cattle Calls

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Folkways FA 2533

reissued (along with 'Iron
Mountain')
Bear Family BCD 15627

51964Peter La Farge Sings Women Blues

- Bad Girl
- Lone Night Song
- I Will Bring You Flowers
- Sundi
- Handsome Blackarbee
- View Is Clear

- People Ask Me
- Rainbow Race
- Don't Tell Me How I Looked Falling
- In My Chains
- Broken Birds
- Nobody Can Do It Alone
- Pete's Blues
- Epitaph Blues

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Folkways FA 2534

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= Verve FVS 9004
61965Peter La Farge: On The Warpath

- Ira Hayes
- Johnny Half-Breed
- Radio Active Eskimo
- The Crimson Parson
- Move Over, Grab A Holt
- Gather Round
- If I Could Not Be An Indian

- Drums
- White Girl
- I'm An Indian
- Stampede
- Please Come Back, Babe
- War Whoop
- Father, Oh My Father


Folkways FN 2535

reissued (along with 'As Long
As The Grass ...')
Bear Family BCD 15626

71992Peter La Farge
On The Warpath / As Long As The Grass Shall Grow


- Ballad Of Ira Hayes
- Johnny Half-Breed
- Radioactive Eskimo
- The Crimson Parson
- Move Over, Grab A Holt
- Gather Round
- If I Could Not Be An Indian
- Drums
- White Girl
- I´m An Indian, I´m An Alien
- Stampede
- Please Come Back Abe
- War Whoop
- Father, Oh My Father
- Look Again To The Wind
- As Long As The Grass Shall Grow
- Damn Redskins
- Tecumseh
- Take Back Your Atombomb
- Vision Of A Past Warrior
- Coyote, My Little Brother
- Alaska
- Custer
- The Trail Of Tears
- Hey, Mr. President
- The Touriste
- Last Words

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Bear Family BCD 15626

more info

81992Peter La Farge
Songs Of The Cowboys / Iron Mountain


- Whoopee Ti Yi Yo
- The Chisholm Trail / Trail To Mexico
- Sirey Peaks
- Lavender Cowboy
- I´ve Got No Use For The Women
- I Ride Old Paint
- The Cowboy's Lament
- Yavipii Pete
- When The Work´s All Done This Fall
- Cowboy´s Dream
- The Black Stallion
- Walkin´ John
- Strawberry Roan
- The Rodeo Hand
- Cattle Calls
- Stumbling
- Pop Reed
- Pony Called Nell
- Marijuana Blues
- Snow Bird Blues
- Hungry Blues
- Avril Blues
- Santa Fe
- Alaska, 49th State
- Iron Mountain
- Falling Stars
- Abraham Lincoln
- Cisco Houston

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Bear Family BCD 15627

more info



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

 

Anthologies / Compilations / Samplers
containing songs performed by Peter La Farge
#year
of release
title / songs performed by Peter La Fargelabel # / notes
11963Introducing BROADSIDE
A Handful Of Songs About Our Times

- As Long As The Grass Shall Grow
- Faubus Foibles

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Broadside B-301

= Broadside Ballads, Vol. 1
Folkways FH 5301

21963Newport Broadside. Topical Songs at the Newport Folk Festival

- Coyote, My Little Brother

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Vanguard VRS 89144 (mono)
= VSD-79144 (stereo)

= VCD-77003

more info

31964Broadside 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
41967New Jazz Poets

- Autumn, 1964


Broadside BR 461
= Folkways 9751

more info

51971Broadside Ballads Vol. 6: Broadside Reunion

Eric Anderson
- Long Time Troubled Road
Bob Dylan ("Blind Boy Grunt")
- Train A-Travelin'
- Dreadful Day
- Ballad Of Emmett Till
- Ballad Of Donald White
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
Tom Paxton
- Last Train To Auschwitz
Phil Ochs
- Hunger and Cold
- Changing Hands

Peter La Farge
- Drums


rec. 1962/63

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Folkways FR 5315

61973An Anthology of North American Indian and Eskimo Music




Folkways FE 4541
6a1976U.S. Story

Peter La Farge
- As Long As The Grass Shall Grow

DLP




= Le Chant Du Monde
FWX 50107/8 (Fr)

71992Cowboy Songs on Folkways

- Trail To Mexico
- Rodeo Hand

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Smithsonian/Folkways
CD-SF-40043

more info

82000
5-CD
boxed set
V. A.: The Best of Broadside 1962 - 1988
Anthems of the American Underground from the Pages of Broadside Magazine

- The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
- As Long As The Grass Shall Grow


Smithsonian Folkways
SFW CD 40130

more info

Sources:
- own record collection
- http://www.bear-family.de/php/showartist.php?name=LAFARGE%2C+Peter&wo=&was=L
- http://www3.justnet.ne.jp/~urawamats/peter-lafarge.html

Thanks to Sandra Hale Schulman and to Jeff Place (folkways.si.edu) for correcting the release year of Folkways FN 2535

 

Peter La Farge bio
(written by his mother, provided by Michael Stelk)

 

 

Stefan Wirz


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