Anthology of American Folk Music (Edited by Harry Smith)


Anthology of American Folk Music (Edited by Harry Smith) by Unknown at Your Free Album. MPN: 093074009024. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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 Wh


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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 More from Smithsonian Folkways The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute To The Anthology Of American Folk Music Classic Maritime Music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways Classic Blues From Smithsonian Folkways Folkways: The Original Vision

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Additional Information

Brand:
Unknown
Manufacturer:
Smithsonian Folkways
Category:
Memphis Blues
MPN:
093074009024
Release Date:
2005-01-03
UPC:
093074009024
EAN:
0009307400902
Genre:
Folk
Artist:
Anthology Of American Folk Music - Edited By Harry Smith
Publisher:
Smithsonian Folkways
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Format:
Array
Publication Date:
1997-08-19
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
3.31 pounds
Item Size:
11.81 x 0.79 x 11.81 inches
Package Weight:
2.65 pounds
Package Size:
12.6 x 1.97 x 14.96 inches

 


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