The Prestige Folklore label was established in 1963 as a vehicle for grouping albums in the then-popular "folk" genre. A number of the albums in this series were reissues from Prestige\'s other labels such as Prestige International and Prestige Bluesville. When folk music died in late 1964 due to the British Invasion, Prestige discontinued the Folklore series and reissued the albums on Prestige proper.
PRESTIGE FOLKLORE FEATURED ARTISTS
A highly influential folk singer who was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s, Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) sang everything from 1920s classic blues to newer folk songs, helping to revive “House of the Rising Sun” and “He Was a Friend of Mine.” Born in … MORE
Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. MORE