Does anyone remember a tune called Sweet Apple Cider. Who does it? From the mid to late 50's?

Pete "Mad Daddy" Myers a great , great DJ played this almost nightly. Pete was a big hit in Cleveland, so much so he went to New York City and did his thing. I've been looking and asking for almost 50 years, with no luck. HELP

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  • 4 years ago
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    I think it is Milton Brown and the Musical Brownies.

    Here is my research:

    Album: Indian War Whoop

    Styles: Psychedelic, Folk-Rock

    Release Date: 1967

    Genre: Folk

    Label: Get Back

    Total Time: 33:10

    Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber obviously loved American folk music as much as any of the kids who had their head turned around by Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music in the 1950s, but unlike the many musicians who paid tribute to America's musical past by trying to re-create it as closely as possible, as The Holy Modal Rounders Stampfel and Weber opted to drag the music into the present, shrieking and giggling all the way. Even by the standards of The Holy Modal Rounders' first two albums, 1967's Indian War Whoop is a thoroughly bizarre listening experience; loosely structured around the between-song adventures of two seedy vagabonds named Jimmy and Crash, side one veers back and forth between neo-psychedelic fiddle-and-guitar freakouts and free-form (and often radically altered) interpretations of traditional folk tunes such as "Soldier's Joy" and "Sweet Apple Cider," while side two is devoted to like minded originals (including a couple songs from their friend Michael Hurley, who would later join the group). Most certainly a product of its time, Indian War Whoop sounds rather dated today, but its buoyant good humor and chemically-altered enthusiasm remains effective, even when the Rounders' reckless pursuit of inner space sounds like it was more fun to create than to observe on record. The Calibre CD reissue features expanded liner notes, and while no bonus tracks have been added, the digital remastering sounds terrific. ~ Mark Deming, All Music Guide

    Anthology of American Folk Music

    Edited by Harry Smith

    SFW CD 40090 (1952, Reissued 1997))

    The Anthology of American Folk Music, Edited by Harry Smith, is one of the most influential releases in the history of recorded sound. Originally issued by Folkways in 1952 as three volumes of 2 LPs each, (a total of 84 tracks), it had been commercially unavailable for many years before this 1997 reissue.

    The importance and quality of the Anthology reissue and the accompanying documentation was recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which bestowed two Grammy Awards on Folkways for this project: 1997 Best Historic Album, and 1997 Best Album Notes.

    When it was initially released, the Anthology brought virtually unknown parts of America's musical landscape to the public's attention. It inspired a generation of musicians to go in search of the traditions, and, in some cases, the musicians whose recordings Harry Smith had selected to include in the Anthology.

    Released at a time when the commercial recording industry had largely congealed into a few relatively homogeneous mass markets, the Anthology successfully answered a widespread need for fresh inspiration, aesthetic authority, and uncommon artistry in popular music. It played a seminal role in the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, which has had lasting political, economic, and aesthetic impact on American culture. For more than half a century, the collection has profoundly influenced fans, ethnomusicologists, music historians, and cultural critics; it has inspired generations of popular musicians, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Jerry Garcia. Many of the songs included in the Anthology have now become classics.

    The Smithsonian Folkways reissue comes in a 12" by 12" box containing 84 tracks on 6 CDs. Meticulous digital remastering of the selections ensures the best possible sound quality. A special Enhanced CD focuses on Smith as an artist and twentieth century luminary and contains rare photos, historic video footage, artists interviews, and additional annotations.

    Also included in the boxed is an award-winning 100-page "Booklet of Essays, Appreciations, and Annotations Pertaining to the Anthology of American Folk Music." The booklet follows Harry Smith's original vision and features his "scientific/aesthetic handbook" of songs, an essay by noted critic and author Greil Marcus, additional essays, song notes, photos, graphics, a reproduction of the originally liner notes, and recollections by well known artists about the impact of this anthology on their own lives. Compiled and edited by Smithsonian Archivist Jeff Place, the booklet received the 1997 Grammy Award for "Best Album Notes."

    Like the Harry Smith's original release, the revised Anthology is divided into three volumes: Vol. I Ballads; Vol. 2 Social Music; Vol. 3 Songs.

    MILTON BROWN and the MUSICAL BROWNIES(5 CD Box Set/Complete Recordings)

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