Crestview Album Discography
By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: January 23, 2006

Crestview was a short-lived folk subsidiary of Elektra Records, releasing two albums that we know of, both in 1963. The record jackets stated, "CRESTVIEW RECORDS, a division of the ELEKTRA CORPORATION, 51 W. 51st Street, New York 19, New York."

The albums seemed to be issued to promote folk music in general. The blurb on the back of the jackets states, among other things, that "Five record companies have consistently tried to record the best [folk music] there is, and their catalogs are worthy of your attention: Folkways Records..., Elektra Records..., Vanguard Records..., Tradition Records..., Prestige Records.... A subscription to SING OUT is also highly recommended." It gives addresses for all the labels and Sing Out.

This label is not to be confused with a later label of the same name, run by Fred Smith, which reissued Mira/Mirwood material such as Bob and Earl.

The Crestview label was red with black printing and a silver lion logo at the top.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Crestview Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2000, 2005 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

Distributed by Elektra:




CRV-804/CRS-7804 - Stag Party - Shel Silverstein [1963]


CRV-806/CRS-7806 - The Original Hootenanny - Various Artists [1963] If I Had A Hammer - Limeliters/John Henry - Josh White/The Rising Of The Moon - Theodore Bikel/You Can Tell The World - Bob Gibson/La Bamba - Bud & Travis/Squid Jiggin' Ground - Oscar Brand//Bonnie Ship The Diamond - Judy Collins/Josie - Ed McCurdy/Wade In The Water - Judy Henske/Reuben's Train - Dillards/Katy Cruel - Travelers 3/Three Jovial Huntsmen - Will Holt

CRV-807/CRS-7807 - The Original Hootenanny, Volume 2 - Various Artists [1963] Mastered September, 1963. Skillet Good And Greasy - Bob Gibson & Bob Camp (S)/Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down - Dián & Greenbriar Boys (S)/Trouble - Josh White (S)/I'm A Soldier - Clara Ward (S)/Downbound Train - Hoyt Axton (S)/Hooka Tooka - Judy Henske (S)/Polyushka - Theodore Bikel (S)//Lonesome Traveler - Limelighters (S)/Mary Had A Baby - Glenn Yarbrough & Marilyn Child (S)/Bulerias - Juan Serrano (S)/Oh What A Beautiful City - Erik Darling (S)/Cottonfields - Travelers 3 (S)

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