Harry Smith ‎– Anthology Of American Folk Music

Mississippi Records ‎– none
8 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered
Box Set, Limited Edition


Volume One: Ballads (MRP-070)
A1 Dick Justice Henry Lee
A2 Nelstone's Hawaiians Fatal Flower Garden
A3 Clarence Ashley The House Carpenter
A4 Coley Jones Drunkard's Special
A5 Bill And Belle Reed Old Lady And The Devil
A6 Buell Kazee The Butcher's Boy
A7 Buell Kazee The Wagoner's Lad
B1 Chubby Parker And His Old Time Banjo* King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O
B2 Uncle Eck Dunford Old Shoes And Leggings
B3 Richard Burnett And Leonard Rutherford Willie Moore
B4 Buster Carter & Preston Young A Lazy Farmer Boy
B5 The Carolina Tar Heels Peg And Awl
B6 G.B. Grayson Ommie Wise
B7 Kelly Harrell And The Virginia String Band My Name Is John Johanna
C1 Edward L. Crain Bandit Cole Younger
C2 Kelly Harrell And The Virginia String Band Charles Giteau
C3 The Carter Family John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man
C4 The Williamson Brothers And Curry (2) Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand
C5 Frank Hutchison Stackalee
C6 Charlie Poole And The North Carolina Ramblers White House Blues
C7 Mississippi John Hurt Frankie
D1 William And Versey Smith When That Great Ship Went Down
D2 The Carter Family Engine 143
D3 Furry Lewis Kassie Jones
D4 The Bently Boys Down On Penny's Farm
D5 The Masked Marvel Mississippi Boweavil Blues
D6 The Carolina Tar Heels Got The Farm Land Blues
Volume Two: Social Music (MRP-071)
E1 Uncle Bunt Stephens Sail Away Lady
E2 Jilson Setters The Wild Wagoner
E3 Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers Wake Up Jacob
E4 Delma Lachney And Blind Uncle Gaspard La Danseuse
E5 Andrew And Jim Baxter* Georgia Stomp
E6 Eck Robertson And Family Brilliance Medley
E7 Hoyt "Floyd" Ming And His Pep-Steppers Indian War Whoop
F1 Henry Thomas Old Country Stomp
F2 Jim Jackson (2) Old Dog Blue
F3 Columbus Fruge Saut Crapaud
F4 Joseph Falcon Acadian One-Step
F5 Breaux Freres* Home Sweet Home
F6 The Cincinnati Jug Band* Newport Blues
F7 Frank Cloutier And The Victoria Cafe Orchestra Moonshiner's Dance Part One
G1 Rev. J. M. Gates You Must Be Born Again
G2 Rev. J. M. Gates Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting
G3 Alabama Sacred Harp Singers Rocky Road
G4 Alabama Sacred Harp Singers Present Joys
G5 Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1 This Song Of Love
G6 Rev. Sister Mary Nelson Judgement
G7 Memphis Sanctified Singers He Got Better Things For You
G8 Elders McIntorsh And Edwards' Sanctified Singers Since I Laid My Burden Down
H1 Rev. Moses Mason* John The Baptist
H2 Bascom Lamar Lunsford Dry Bones
H3 Blind Willie Johnson John The Revelator
H4 The Carter Family Little Moses
H5 Ernest Phipps And His Holiness Singers Shine On Me
H6 Rev. F.W. McGhee* Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room
H7 Rev. D.C. Rice And His Sanctified Congregation In The Battlefield For My Lord
Volume Three: Songs (MRP-072)
I1 Clarence Ashley The Coo Coo Bird
I2 Buell Kazee East Virginia
I3 Cannon's Jug Stompers Minglewood Blues
I4 Didier Herbert I Woke Up One Morning In May
I5 Richard "Rabbit" Brown James Alley Blues
I6 Dock Boggs Sugar Baby
I7 Bascom Lamar Lunsford I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground
J1 Ernest And Hattie Stoneman Mountaineer's Courtship
J2 The Stoneman Family The Spanish Merchant's Daughter
J3 Memphis Jug Band Bob Lee Junior Blues
J4 The Carter Family Single Girl, Married Girl
J5 Cleoma Breaux And Joseph Falcon La Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme
J6 Blind Lemon Jefferson Rabbit Foot Blues
J7 Sleepy John Estes And Yank Rachell Expressman Blues
K1 Ramblin' Thomas Poor Boy Blues
K2 Cannon's Jug Stompers Feather Bed
K3 Dock Boggs Country Blues
K4 Julius Daniels 99 Year Blues
K5 Blind Lemon Jefferson Prison Cell Blues
K6 Blind Lemon Jefferson See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
K7 Cleoma Breaux And Ophy Breaux And Joseph Falcon C'Est Si Triste Sans Lui
L1 Uncle Dave Macon Way Down The Old Plank Road
L2 Uncle Dave Macon Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line
L3 Mississippi John Hurt Spike Driver Blues
L4 Memphis Jug Band K.C. Moan
L5 J.P. Nestor Train On The Island
L6 Ken Maynard The Lone Star Trail
L7 Henry Thomas Fishing Blues
Volume Four: Rhythmic Changes (MRP-073)
M1 Memphis Jug Band Memphis Shake Down
M2 Bradley Kincaid Dog And Gun
M3 The Carter Family Black Jack David
M4 Blue Sky Boys Down By The Banks Of The Ohio
M5 Arthur Smith Trio Adieu, False Heart
M6 J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers John Henry Was A Little Boy
M7 Monroe Brothers Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy
N1 Jesse James (3) Southern Casey Jones
N2 Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band* Cold Iron Bed
N3 Lead Belly* Packin' Trunk
N4 Joe Williams' Washboard Blues Singers Baby Please Don't Go
N5 Robert Johnson Last Fair Deal Gone Down
N6 Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues
N7 Heavenly Gospel Singers Mean Old World
O1 The Carter Family Hello, Stranger
O2 Sister Clara Hudmon Stand By Me
O3 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters West Virginia Gals
O4 Blind Alfred Reed How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
O5 Uncle Dave Macon Wreck Of The Tennessee Gravy Train
O6 Uncle Dave Macon Governor Al Smith
O7 John Estes* Milk Cow Blues
P1 The Carter Family No Depression In Heaven
P2 Roosevelt Graves* I'll Be Rested
P3 Memphis Minnie He's In The Ring
P4 Minnie Wallace The Cockeyed World
P5 Mississippi Jook Band Barbecue Bust
P6 Hackberry Ramblers Dans Le Grand Bois
P7 The Four Aces (2) Aces' Breakdown

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Here are the notes from the label from March 12, 2014 email: "Mississippi Records is proud to present a reproduction of the Anthology Of American Folk Music as it originally was released in 1952. Each volume is a double LP, housed in a cloth bound super thick cardboard gatefold sleeve with a tip on print on the front. For volumes 1 - 3, there is a reproduction of the original liner notes. The vinyl is 200 Gram. We have gone to great lengths to reproduce the LPs just as they originally were designed by Harry Smith. All the materials and mastering are as top notch as possible.

Limited one time pressing not to be missed."

Individual copies of each 2LP were limited to 1900 un-numbered copies world-wide. A collected edition of all four volumes (8LPs) in a custom-made wooden box was limited to 100 un-numbered copies world-wide.

Copyright c 2014 Harry Smith. All rights reserved.

Volume Two is called "Dances & Religious" on the spine of the slipcover, but "Social Music" on the face of the slipcover and elsewhere.

Volumes 1 - 3 were sold shrink-wrapped. Volume 4 was never sold with shrink-wrap.

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SFW 40090 Harry Smith Anthology Of American Folk Music(CD, Comp, RE + CD, Comp, RE + CD, Comp, RE + CD, C) Smithsonian Folkways SFW 40090 US 1997 Sell This Version
DOY004 Harry Smith Harry Smith's Complete Anthology Of American Folk Music(8xLP, Comp, Mono, RE + Box) Doxy DOY004 Italy 2010 Sell This Version



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December 26, 2017
The folks at Mississippi Records really put a lot of love and passion into this Folkways Records reissue. Originally compiled by Harry Smith and released in 1952. The music is never short of beautiful and inspirational.