Paul Clayton (1931 - 1967)

American singer of contemporary and traditional songs. Also dulcimer-player.

(Paul's birthdate is frequently given as 1933) 


Cumberland Mountain Folksongs1957FolkwaysFA 2007
Bay State Ballads1956FolkwaysFA 2106
Folk Songs and Ballads of Virginia1956FolkwaysFA 2110
The Folkways-Viking Record of  Folk Ballads of the English-Speaking World1956FolkwaysFA 2310
Dulcimer Songs and Solos1957FolkwaysFA 2382
[Reissue]1962FolkwaysFG 3571
Foc'sle Songs and Shanties (Various artists)1959FolkwaysFA 2429
[Reissued as "Chants de Marins anglais"]?Le Chant Du MondeFWX-M 52429
British Broadside Ballads in Popular Tradition1957FolkwaysFW 8708
American Broadside Ballads in Popular Tradition? FolkwaysFA 23378
Whaling Songs and Sailing Songs from the Days of Moby Dick 1956Tradition 1005
[Reissued as "Sailing and Whaling Songs of the 19th Century"]1994 LegacyCD 389
[Reissue] (CD)1997 Tradition1064
[Reissued as "Whaling and Sailing Songs From the Days of Moby Dick"]2005 Universal IMS 
American Folksongs and Tales? TraditionTLP 1011
Bloody Ballads (British and American Murder Ballads) 1956Riverside RLP 12-615
[Reissue] ?Washington WLP 727
Wanted For Murder: Songs of Outlaws and Desperados? RiversideRLP 12-640
[Reissue]? Coffee House Folkie Sounds(Japan)
Timber-r-r-r. Lumberjack Folksongs and Ballads 1958Riverside RLP 12-648
Concert of British and American Folksongs?RiversideRLP 12-836
Unholy Matrimony1958ElektraEKL-147
[Reissue]2006 Collector's Choice 
Bobby Burns Merry Muses of Caledonia1958ElektraEKL-155
Home-Made Songs and Ballads1961MonumentM 4001
Paul Clayton (EP)1961LondonRE-U 1276 (GB)
Whaling Songs and Ballads1963StinsonSLP 69
Waters of Tyne196?StinsonSLP 70
Paul Clayton, Folk Singer1965MonumentMLP 8107

Collaboration - Bill Clifton and Paul Clayton.

A Bluegrass Session 19521975 Folk VarietyFV 12004 
[Reissue]1979 Bear Family 

Collaboration - Jean Ritchie and Paul Clayton.

American Folk Tales and Songs19?? ??
[Reissue] 2006 Hot/ Empire?

Anthologies - Various artists including Paul Clayton.

Title. year. Label. no.
American Murder Ballads2009 Not Now Music 


Who's Gonna Buy You Ribbons (When I'm Gone)/ This Land is Your Land1959Monument45-416
Last Cigarette/ So Long (It's Been Good to Know You)1960Monument45-424
So Long (It's Been Good to Know You)/ Wings of a Dove1960London45-HLU-9285
Wings of a Dove/ The Convent at Ronda1964Monument45-432
Yellow Bird/ Kilgary Mountain196? Monument45-450
San Francisco Blues/ Green Rocky Road 196?Monument 45-819

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Last updated on 12/03/2010