“Songs of the American Land” has long been out of print and was never officially issued as a CD. My dad bought this record some time in the early ‘60s. I suspect many of us had it in our homes. I wish I still had it. I guess you would call it “americana” now. I’m not an obsessive collector of traditional tunes but I love hearing versions of these songs from just about anyone.
Salli Terri had a huge discography beginning in the ‘50s as an interpreter of folk songs from both North and South America as well as Europe. See salliterri.org. “Songs of the American Land” has my favorite versions of “Shenandoah,” “Erie Canal,” “Dixie,” “The Lone Prairie,” and “America”. You can listen to this album’s version “America” here: bit.ly/2JXn4xt. It’s too bad that the Vimeo recording doesn’t also include the intro “Geography Lesson” which was all kinds of fun hearing it as a kid.