Elektra EKLP 1 (Mono) - Matrix E1 LCC 2237 / E1 LCC 2238
Released: March 1951
Production: Jac Holzman
Engineering: Jac Holzman
'Vier Stundenbuch Lieder' by Rilke
Four songs by e e cummings
'Chansons de Geishas' by anonymous Japanese poets
12-inch album with the company credited as Elektra Records, 54 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland
The songs are grouped on the sleeve and labels.
The recording was done in the New York studio of Peter Bartók (son of composer Béla) and the Jac supervised the second, satisfactory, mastering at RCA himself.
A note on the sleeve says: New Songs marks the first release of Elektra Records which shall continue to offer disks of unusual and worthy musical fare.
This disc has also been listed (eg in Schwann June 1953) with the title 'Gruen: Poetry set to Music' but that was almost certainly an invention of the catalogue in the absence of real information.