Roycrofters -Corpus Christi
Roycroft Records CD269 (Single Disc - $14.99 U.S.Dollars)
What is Roycroft? It was a handicraft community founded in East Aurora, NY about 1895 by Elbert Hubbard. Hubbard had been a very successful soap salesman for J. D. Larkin and Co. in Buffalo, but wasn't satisfied with his life. So in 1892, he sold his interests in the company and briefly enrolled at Harvard. Disenchanted, he quickly dropped out and set off on a walking tour of England. He briefly met William Morris and became enamored of Morris' Arts-and-Crafts Kelmscott Press.
The record line was mastered by Gennett records and featured rare early folk music, madrigals and sacred songs.