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Anthology of American Folk Music (Edited by Harry Smith)

Anthology of American Folk Music (Edited by Harry Smith)
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  • Format:Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language)
  • Media:Audio CD
  • Number Of Items:6
  • Rating:NR (Not Rated)
  • Discs:6
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):2.4
  • Dimensions (in):12.4 x 12.6 x 1
  • Release Date:August 19, 1997
  • MPN:740090
  • UPC:009307400902
  • EAN:0009307400902
  • ASIN:B000001DJU
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Disc 1 Tracks
  • Henry Lee - Dick Justice
  • Fatal Flower Garden - Nelston's Hawaiians
  • House Carpenter - Clarence Ashley
  • Drunkard's Special - Coley Jones
  • Old Lady And The Devil - Bill & Belle Reed
  • The Butcher's Boy - Buell Kazee
  • The Wagoner's Lad - Buell Kazee
  • King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O - Chubby Parker
  • Old Shoes And Leggins - Uncle Eck Dunford
  • Willie Moore - Richard Burnett And Leonard Rutherford
  • A Lazy Farmer Boy - Buster Carter And Preston Young
  • Peg And Awl - Carolina Tar Heels
  • Ommie Wise - G.B. Grayson
  • My Name Is John Johanna - Kelly Harrell
Disc 2 Tracks
  • Bandit Cole Younger - Edward L. Crain
  • Charles Giteau - Kelly Harrel
  • John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man - Carter Family
  • Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand - Williamson Brothers And Curry
  • Stackalee - Frank Hutchison
  • White House Blues - Charlie Poole And The North Carolina Ramblers
  • Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt
  • When That Great Ship Went Down - William And Versey Smith
  • Engine 143 - Carter Family
  • Kassie Jones - Furry Lewis
  • Down On Penny's Farm - Bently Boys
  • Mississippi Boweavil Blues - Masked Marvel
  • Got The Farm Land Blues - Carolina Tar Heels
Disc 3 Tracks
  • Sail Away Lady - Uncle Bunt Stephens
  • The Wild Wagoner - Jilson Setters
  • Wake Up Jacob - Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers
  • La Danseuse - Delma Lachney And Blind Uncle Gaspard
  • Georgia Stomp - Andrew And Jim Baxter
  • Brilliancy Medley - Eck Robertson
  • Indian War Whoop - Hoyt Ming & His Pep-Steppers
  • Old Country Stomp - Henry Thomas
  • Old Dog Blue - Jim Jackson
  • Saut Crapaud - Columbus Fruge
  • Acadian One-Step - Joseph Falcon
  • Home Sweet Home - Breaux Freres
  • Newport Blues - Cincinnati Jug Band
  • Moonshiner's Dance (Part One) - Frank Cloutier And The Victoria Cafe Orchestra
Disc 4 Tracks
  • You Must Be Born Again - Rev. J.M. Gates
  • Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting - Rev. J.M. Gates
  • Rocky Road - Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
  • Present Joys - Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
  • This Song Of Love - Middle Georgia Singing Conv. No. 1
  • Judgement - Sister Mary Nelson
  • He Got Better Things For You - Memphis Sanctified Singers
  • Since I Laid My Burden Down - Elders McIntorsh & Edwards' Sanctified Singers
  • John The Baptist - Rev. Moses Mason
  • Dry Bones - Bascom Lamar Lunsford
  • John The Revelator - Blind Willie Johnson
  • Little Moses - Carter Family
  • Shine On Me - Ernest Phipps & Holiness Singers
  • Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room - Rev. F.W. McGee
  • In The Battlefield For My Lord - Rev. D.C. Rice And Congregation
Disc 5 Tracks
  • The Coo Coo Bird - Clarence Ashley
  • East Virginia - Buell Kazee
  • Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
  • I Woke Up One Morning In May - Didier Hebert
  • James Alley Blues - Richard 'Rabbit' Brown
  • Sugar Baby - Dock Boggs
  • I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground - Bascom Lamar Lunsford
  • Mountaineer's Courtship - Ernest And Hattie Stoneman
  • The Spanish Merchant's Daughter - Stoneman Family
  • Bob Lee Junior Blues - Memphis Jug Band
  • Single Girl, Married Girl - Carter Family
  • Le Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme - Cleoma Breaux & Joseph Falcon
  • Rabbit Foot Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • Expressman Blues - Sleepy John Estes & Yank Rachell
Disc 6 Tracks
  • Poor Boy Blues - Ramblin' Thomas
  • Feather Bed - Cannon's Jug Stompers
  • Country Blues - Dock Boggs
  • 99 Year Blues - Julius Daniels
  • Prison Cell Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • C'est Si Triste Sans Lui - Cleoma And Ophy Breaux And Joseph Falcon
  • Way Down The Old Plank Road - Uncle Dave Macon
  • Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line - Uncle Dave Macon
  • Spike Driver Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
  • K.C. Moan - Memphis Jug Band
  • Train On The Island - J.P. Nestor
  • The Lone Star Trail - Ken Maynard
  • Fishing Blues - Henry Thomas

Editorial Reviews:
Over 50 years after its original 1952 vinyl release, this is still the best American roots music collection around! Musicologist Harry Smith assembled the anthology from 78 rpm discs issued between 1927 and 1935. This 6-CD reissue was painstakingly researched, annotated and packaged to perfection. With 84 rare tracks, this one is a library all by itself! Includes Drunkard's Special Coley Jones; Peg and Awl Carolina Tar Heels; Frankie Mississippi John Hurt; Engine 143 Carter Family; Indian War Whoop Hoyt Ming & His Pep-Steppers; Newport Blues Cincinnati Jug Band; John the Revelator Blind Willie Johnson; Fifty Miles of Elbow Room Rev. F.W. McGee; Sugar Baby Dock Boggs; See That My Grave Is Kept Clean Blind Lemon Jefferson; The Lone Star Trail Ken Maynard, and many more!
This impressive--and frankly, fun--musical document is still sending out shock waves almost 50 years after its original 1952 vinyl release. The Smithsonian's six-CD reissue is painstakingly researched, annotated, and packaged (even boasting an enhanced disc for the techno-capable). Unlike field recorders, eccentric filmmaker/collector/musicologist Harry Smith assembled the Anthology from commercially released (though obscure) 78 rpm discs issued between 1927 and 1935. Its broad scope--from country blues to Cajun social music to Appalachian murder ballads--was monumentally influential, setting musicians like Bob Dylan down the path to folk fandom. The White House started its own national music library with the Anthology; anyone with more than a passing interest in American roots music should do the same. --Michael Ruby

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