John Jacob Niles (1892 - 1980)

American singer of mainly traditional songs. Warning: sings falsetto.


Title.Year.Label. Number
Early Mountain Ballads1938   
American Folk Lore Vol 3 1941RCA Red Seal M-824
I Wander As A I Wander/ Carols and Love Songs1958  Tradition Records 
[Reissued as "The Tradition Years: I Wonder as I Wander"]1958Empire Musikweks 
An Evening With John Jacob Niles1959Tradition Records  
[Reissued as "The Tradition Years: An Evening With John Jacob Niles"]2002Empire Musikweks  
The Ballads of John Jacob Niles 1960Tradition RecordsTLP1046
[Reissue]2007Essential 942 311 018-2
John Jacob Niles: Folk Balladeer1965 RCALPV-513
Ballads2007 Essential Media Group 
The Lass From The Low Countree (*)2008 Albany 

(** sung by Hope Koehler)


Title. year. Label. number.
Sings Folk Songs1964 FolkwaysFA 2372 
The Best of John Jacob Niles 1967??
My Precarious Life in the Public Domain (*) 2006Rev-Olacrrev318

(* recorded 1938 - 1941)


Folk Songs of Xmas Vol 1 (EP) 1955? ?
Folk Songs of Xmas Vol 2 (EP) 1955? ?


Title year. Label.
No Direction Home (Bob Dylan documentary)(*) 2006  

(* contains one song by John Jacob Niles)

Last updated on 22/12/2010