The recording activities of Sam Gesser are responsible for most
of the traditional Canadian folk songs available on record. As the distributor
of Folkways Records in Canada, Gesser provided an invaluable resource
when folk music labels could be counted on one hand. As a concert producer, Gesser opened the ears of thousands of Montrealers to folk music.
Canada’s first folk music impresario.
Cover of the inside booklet of one of Sam Gesser's productions.
Alan Mills was Canada's first folk music "star".
Album cover for Folkways’ Songs and Ballads of Newfoundland sung by Ken Peacock
Album cover of Folkways’ Songs of Newfoundland sung by Alan Mills
Album cover for Folkways’ Songs and Dances of Quebec
Cover of the United Jewish Peoples’ Order Song Book, Let’s Sing Songs of the People, circa 1950s
Album cover for Folkways’ Ukrainian Christmas Songs