Annotation

Founded by Joan Pelton in 1977, Alcazar was composed of working dance musicians and callers. The original intent of the corporation was to research, record and publish traditional dance music and, originally partnering with Philo Records, make it available to interested individuals everywhere. The belief was that good dance music of all types could also be good listening music, and that making good dance records available would foster the tradition of using live music for dancing.

Alcazar was the sister company of Silo Systems, a music distribution company not to be confused with various corporations in the midwest. Alcazar acted as the consumer front-end for Silo and when children's music Silo was importing from Canada proved to be extremely popular, Alcazar established a children's label called Alacazam! and produced several notable releases including Priscilla Herdman's StarDreamer.

Unfortunately in the mid-1990's Joan's health began to fail and her missing guidance eventually contributed to both companies decline. In 1998 the much reduced companies and a limited part of the catalog were sold to NewSound, LLC which itself was sold a few years later to Allegro.

Annotation last modified on 2013-10-19 02:21 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksDateCountryCatalog#Barcode
Christmas SpiritualsOdettaCD13ALC104021661010429
Songs From the Night BeforeFred KollerCD12107
Ben & Jerry's Newport Folk Festival '88 LiveVarious ArtistsCD15ALC-105021661010528
Amy & LeslieAmy Fradon & Leslie RitterCD12110
Where The Fast Lane EndsFred KollerCD10112021661011228
Alone & TogetherTony Trischka & Beppe GambettaCD15021661011822
From... Another Time & PlaceDave Van RonkCD12ALC 120021661012027
Get a DogOscar BrandCD13ALC125021661012522
Touch and GoGordon StoneCD7
Never Was PluggedJohn RossbachCD15126021661012621
Country PedigreeLeroy PrestonCD12
TranseoMixcity(unknown)11