Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol. 1-3

Performers Various Artists

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings | August 19, 1997 | Compact Disc

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Unbelievably, this collection emerged almost 50 years ago. The Anthology Of American Folk Music retains incredible historical importance and relevance to music today. When folk historian and musical savant Harry Smith put together this box set in 1952, he wrote a comprehensive summary of the influence of American roots music that is still considered the definitive text and is included here. Now Smithsonian Folkways has re-released this seminal work and expanded on the original annotations and photos. Alongside the 100-page booklet and six CDs, collectors also get multimedia elements on the third disc that provide extra images, text and in-depth information.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 19, 1997

Genre: Appalachian

Style: Folk

Number of Discs: 6

Stereo/Mono: Mono

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1952

Label Name: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

UPC: 093074009024

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Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol. 1-3

Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol. 1-3

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 19, 1997

Genre: Appalachian

Style: Folk

Number of Discs: 6

Stereo/Mono: Mono

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1952

Label Name: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

UPC: 093074009024


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Title Track Time
1.Henry Lee --
2.Fatal Flower Garden --
3.House Carpenter --
4.Drunkard's Special --
5.Old Lady And The Devil --
6.The Butcher's Boy --
7.The Wagoner's Lad --
8.King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O --
9.Old Shoes And Leggins --
10.Willie Moore --
11.A Lazy Farmer Boy --
12.Peg And Awl --
13.Ommie Wise --
14.My Name Is John Johanna --
1.Bandit Cole Younger --
2.Charles Giteau --
3.John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man --
4.Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand --
5.Stackalee --
6.White House Blues --
7.Frankie --
8.When That Great Ship Went Down --
9.Engine 143 --
10.Kassie Jones --
11.Down On Penny's Farm --
12.Mississippi Boweavil Blues --
13.Got The Farm Land Blues --
1.Sail Away Lady --
2.The Wild Wagoner --
3.Wake Up Jacob --
4.La Danseuse --
5.Georgia Stomp --
6.Brilliancy Medley --
7.Indian War Whoop --
8.Old Country Stomp --
9.Old Dog Blue --
10.Saut Crapaud --
11.Acadian One-Step --
12.Home Sweet Home --
13.Newport Blues --
14.Moonshiner's Dance (Part One) --
1.You Must Be Born Again --
2.Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting --
3.Rocky Road --
4.Present Joys --
5.This Song Of Love --
6.Judgement --
7.He Got Better Things For You --
8.Since I Laid My Burden Down --
9.John The Baptist --
10.Dry Bones --
11.John The Revelator --
12.Little Moses --
13.Shine On Me --
14.Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room --
15.In The Battlefield For My Lord --
1.The Coo Coo Bird --
2.East Virginia --
3.Minglewood Blues --
4.I Woke Up One Morning In May --
5.James Alley Blues --
6.Sugar Baby --
7.I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground --
8.Mountaineer's Courtship --
9.The Spanish Merchant's Daughter --
10.Bob Lee Junior Blues --
11.Single Girl, Married Girl --
12.Le Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme --
13.Rabbit Foot Blues --
14.Expressman Blues --
1.Poor Boy Blues --
2.Feather Bed --
3.Country Blues --
4.99 Year Blues --
5.Prison Cell Blues --
6.See That My Grave Is Kept Clean --
7.C'est Si Triste Sans Lui --
8.Way Down The Old Plank Road --
9.Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line --
10.Spike Driver Blues --
11.K.C. Moan --
12.Train On The Island --
13.The Lone Star Trail --
14.Fishing Blues --

Editorial Notes

Full title: Anthology Of American Folk Music. This newly remastered six-CD box set is a reissue of the six-LP set compiled by folk archivist Harry Smith in 1952. Some of the many artists influenced by this collection of field recordings from the '20s and '30s are Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Garcia, Joan Baez and Peter, Paul & Mary. The ANTHOLOGY contains a 100-page booklet that incorporates Smith's original annotations, archival photos, graphics and testimonials by well-known musical figures including Elvis Costello, Dave Van Ronk and Eric von Schmidt. The final disc of this 6 CD set contains a multimedia portion which provides a hypertext essay of images, text, and additional information. Recorded between 1926 and 1932. Includes liner notes by Greil Marcus, Anthony Seeger, Amy Horowitz, Jon Pankake, Luis Kemnitzer, Moses Asch, Harry Smith, Neil V. Rosenberg and Jeff Place. Digitally remastered by Dave Glasser and Charlie Pilzer. ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC won the 1998 Grammy Awards for Best Album Notes and Best Historical Album.
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