Harry Smith ‎– Anthology Of American Folk Music

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Volume One: The Ballads
1-1 Dick Justice Henry Lee
Vocals, Guitar – Dick Justice
3:28
1-2 Nelstone's Hawaiians Fatal Flower Garden
Vocals, Guitar – James D. Touchstone*Vocals, Steel Guitar – Hubert Nelson
2:58
1-3 Clarence Ashley The House Carpenter
Vocals, Banjo – Clarence Ashley
3:16
1-4 Coley Jones Drunkard's Special
Vocals, Guitar – Coley Jones
3:16
1-5 Bill And Belle Reed Old Lady And The Devil
Guitar – Belle ReedVocals, Guitar – Bill Reed (4)
3:05
1-6 Buell Kazee The Butcher's Boy
Vocals, Banjo – Buell Kazee
3:05
1-7 Buell Kazee The Wagoner's Lad
Vocals, Banjo – Buell Kazee
3:05
1-8 Chubby Parker And His Old Time Banjo* King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O
Vocals, Banjo – Chubby Parker
3:09
1-9 Uncle Eck Dunford Old Shoes And Leggins
Banjo – Bolen FrostHarmonica – Ernest StonemanMandolin – Hattie StonemanVocals, Fiddle – Uncle Eck Dunford
3:01
1-10 Richard Burnett And Leonard Rutherford Willie Moore
Fiddle – Leonard RutherfordVocals, Banjo – Richard Burnett
3:16
1-11 Buster Carter & Preston Young A Lazy Farmer Boy
Fiddle – Posey RorerVocals, Guitar – Preston Young
3:00
1-12 The Carolina Tar Heels Peg And Awl
Banjo – Doc Walsh*Vocals, Guitar – Clarence "Tom" Ashley*Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar – Garley Foster
2:59
1-13 G.B. Grayson Ommie Wise
Vocals, Fiddle – G.B. Grayson
3:12
1-14 Kelly Harrell And The Virginia String Band My Name Is John Johanna
Banjo – Raymond D. HundleyFiddle – Posey RorerGuitar – Alfred SteagallVocals – Kelly Harrell
3:13
2-15 Edward L. Crain Bandit Cole Younger
Vocals, Guitar – Edward L. Crain
2:57
2-16 Kelly Harrell And The Virginia String Band Charles Giteau
Banjo – Raymond D. HundleyFiddle – Posey RorerGuitar – Alfred SteagallVocals – Kelly Harrell
3:05
2-17 The Carter Family John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man
Guitar – Maybelle CarterVocals, Autoharp – Sara Carter (2)
2:57
2-18 The Williamson Brothers And Curry (2) Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand
Vocals, Fiddle – Arnold WilliamsonVocals, Guitar – Curry (2), Irving Williamson
3:26
2-19 Frank Hutchison Stackalee
Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica – Frank Hutchison
3:01
2-20 Charlie Poole And The North Carolina Ramblers White House Blues
Fiddle – Posey RorerGuitar – Roy HarveyVocals, Banjo – Charlie Poole
3:31
2-21 Mississippi John Hurt Frankie
Vocals, Guitar – Mississippi John Hurt
3:28
2-22 William And Versey Smith When That Great Ship Went Down
Vocals, Guitar – William Smith (14)Vocals, Tambourine – Versey Smith
2:58
2-23 The Carter Family Engine 143
Guitar – Maybelle CarterVocals, Autoharp – Sara Carter (2)
3:19
2-24 Furry Lewis Kassie Jones
Vocals, Guitar – Furry Lewis
6:16
2-25 The Bently Boys Down On Penny's Farm
Banjo – Unknown ArtistGuitar – Unknown Artist
2:50
2-26 The Masked Marvel Mississippi Boweavil Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Charley Patton
3:09
2-27 The Carolina Tar Heels Got The Farm Land Blues
Banjo – Doc Walsh*Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar – Garley Foster
3:17
Volume Two: Social Music
3-28 Uncle Bunt Stephens Sail Away Lady
Fiddle – Uncle Bunt Stephens
2:58
3-29 Jilson Setters The Wild Wagoner
Guitar – Unknown ArtistVocals, Fiddle – Jilson Setters
3:17
3-30 Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers Wake Up Jacob
Fiddle – Prince Albert HuntGuitar – Harmon Clem, Unknown Artist
2:55
3-31 Delma Lachney And Blind Uncle Gaspard La Danseuse
Fiddle – Delma LachneyGuitar – Blind Uncle Gaspard
2:56
3-32 Andrew And Jim Baxter* Georgia Stomp
Fiddle – Andrew BaxterVocals, Guitar – Jim Baxter
2:47
3-33 Eck Robertson And Family Brilliance Medley
Banjo – Dueron RobertsonFiddle – Alexander "Eck" Robertson*Guitar – Daphne Robertson, Nettie Robertson
3:01
3-34 Hoyt "Floyd" Ming And His Pep-Steppers Indian War Whoop
Fiddle – Hoyt MingGuitar – Rozelle MingMandolin – Troy Ming
3:13
3-35 Henry Thomas Old Country Stomp
Vocals, Guitar, Reeds [Guills] – Henry Thomas
2:55
3-36 Jim Jackson (2) Old Dog Blue
Vocals, Guitar – Jim Jackson (2)
3:04
3-37 Columbus Fruge Saut Crapaud
Vocals, Accordion – Columbus Fruge
2:49
3-38 Joseph Falcon Acadian One-Step
Accordion – Joe Falcon*Fiddle – Ophy BreauxGuitar – Cleoma Breaux FalconTriangle – Unknown Artist
3:00
3-39 Breaux Freres* Home Sweet Home
Accordion, Vocals – Amadée Breaux*Fiddle, Vocals – Ophy BreauxGuitar, Lead Vocals – Clifford Breaux
3:00
3-40 The Cincinnati Jug Band* Newport Blues
Guitar – Bob ColemanHarmonica, Jug – Unknown Artist
2:58
3-41 Frank Cloutier And The Victoria Cafe Orchestra Moonshiner's Dance Part One 2:40
4-42 Rev. J. M. Gates You Must Be Born Again
Vocals [Sermon] – Rev. J. M. Gates
1:31
4-43 Rev. J. M. Gates Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting
Vocals [Sermon] – Rev. J. M. Gates
1:29
4-44 Alabama Sacred Harp Singers Rocky Road
Choir – Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
2:44
4-45 Alabama Sacred Harp Singers Present Joys
Choir – Alabama Sacred Harp Singers
2:53
4-46 Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1 This Song Of Love
Choir – Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1
2:58
4-47 Rev. Sister Mary Nelson Judgement
Vocals – Mary Nelson*
2:25
4-48 Memphis Sanctified Singers He Got Better Things For You
Guitar – Will ShadeVocals – Bessie Johnson, Melinda Taylor (2), Sally Sumler
2:54
4-49 Elders McIntorsh And Edwards' Sanctified Singers Since I Laid My Burden Down
Vocals, Guitar – Elder Edwards, Elder McIntorsh*Vocals, Tambourine – Bessie Johnson, Melinda Taylor (2)
3:19
4-50 Rev. Moses Mason* John The Baptist
Vocals, Guitar – Rev. Moses Mason*
3:05
4-51 Bascom Lamar Lunsford Dry Bones
Vocals, Banjo – Bascom Lamar Lunsford
3:00
4-52 Blind Willie Johnson John The Revelator
Vocals – Angeline JohnsonVocals, Guitar – Blind Willie Johnson
3:21
4-53 The Carter Family Little Moses
Vocals – A. P. CarterVocals, Autoharp – Sara Carter (2)Vocals, Guitar – Maybelle Carter
3:14
4-54 Ernest Phipps And His Holiness Singers Shine On Me 3:03
4-55 Rev. F.W. McGhee* Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room
Trumpet [Possibly] – Red Allen*Vocals – Rev. F.W. McGhee*
2:43
4-56 Rev. D.C. Rice And His Sanctified Congregation In The Battlefield For My Lord 3:20
Volume Three: Songs
5-57 Clarence Ashley The Coo Coo Bird
Vocals, Banjo – Clarence "Tom" Ashley*
2:56
5-58 Buell Kazee East Virginia
Vocals, Banjo – Buell Kazee
3:01
5-59 Cannon's Jug Stompers Minglewood Blues
Banjo, Jug – Gus CannonHarmonica – Noah LewisVocals, Guitar – Ashley Thompson
3:44
5-60 Didier Hébert* I Woke Up One Morning In May
Vocals, Guitar – Didier Hébert*
3:04
5-61 Richard "Rabbit" Brown James Alley Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Richard "Rabbit" Brown
3:07
5-62 Dock Boggs Sugar Baby
Guitar – Hub MahaffyVocals, Banjo – Dock Boggs
2:58
5-63 Bascom Lamar Lunsford I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground
Vocals, Guitar – Bascom Lamar Lunsford
3:21
5-64 Ernest And Hattie Stoneman Mountaineer's Courtship
Guitar – Hattie StonemanHarmonica – Ernest Stoneman
2:44
5-65 The Stoneman Family The Spanish Merchant's Daughter
Fiddle – Uncle Eck DunfordHarmonica, Guitar – Ernest StonemanVocals, Guitar – Hattie Stoneman
3:18
5-66 Memphis Jug Band Bob Lee Junior Blues
Banjo [Banjo-mandolin] – Vol StevensGuitar – Will Shade, Will WeldonKazoo – Ben RameyVocals – Jennie Clayton
3:11
5-67 The Carter Family Single Girl, Married Girl
Guitar – Maybelle CarterVocals, Autoharp – Sara Carter (2)
2:47
5-68 Cleoma Breaux And Joseph Falcon La Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme
Vocals, Accordion – Joe Falcon*Vocals, Guitar – Cleoma Breaux
3:10
5-69 Blind Lemon Jefferson Rabbit Foot Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Lemon Jefferson
2:57
5-70 Sleepy John Estes And Yank Rachell Expressman Blues
Guitar – Sleepy John EstesPiano – Jab JonesVocals, Mandolin – Yank Rachell
3:01
6-71 Ramblin' Thomas Poor Boy Blues
Vocals, Guitar [Bottleneck] – Ramblin' Thomas
2:24
6-72 Cannon's Jug Stompers Feather Bed
Guitar – Elijah AveryHarmonica – Noah LewisVocals, Banjo, Jug – Gus Cannon
3:16
6-73 Dock Boggs Country Blues
Vocals, Banjo – Dock Boggs
2:59
6-74 Julius Daniels 99 Year Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Julius Daniels
3:07
6-75 Blind Lemon Jefferson Prison Cell Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Lemon Jefferson
2:47
6-76 Blind Lemon Jefferson See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Lemon Jefferson
2:55
6-77 Cleoma Breaux And Ophy Breaux And Joseph Falcon C'Est Si Triste Sans Lui
Fiddle – Ophy BreauxGuitar – Cleoma BreauxVocals, Accordion – Joe Falcon*
3:01
6-78 Uncle Dave Macon Way Down The Old Plank Road
Guitar – Sam McGeeVocals, Banjo – Uncle Dave Macon
3:01
6-79 Uncle Dave Macon Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line
Vocals, Banjo – Uncle Dave MaconVocals, Guitar – Sam McGee
3:15
6-80 Mississippi John Hurt Spike Driver Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Mississippi John Hurt
3:17
6-81 Memphis Jug Band K.C. Moan
Guitar – Charlie BurseJug – Jab JonesLead Vocals, Guitar – Tee Wee Blackman*Vocals, Harmonica – Will ShadeVocals, Kazoo – Ben Ramey
2:33
6-82 J.P. Nestor Train On The Island
Fiddle – Norman EdmondsVocals, Banjo – J.P. Nestor
3:00
6-83 Ken Maynard The Lone Star Trail
Vocals, Guitar – Ken Maynard
3:15
6-84 Henry Thomas Fishing Blues
Vocals, Guitar, Reeds [Quills] – Henry Thomas
5:17

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Comes in a 12x12x0.75" box as 3 double CDs, to imitate the original vinyl release of 3 double LPs, with a copy of the original "Handbook" written by Harry Smith and a "Booklet of Essays, Appreciations and Annotations Pertaining to the Anthology Of American Folk Music" which contains information on the artists, the origins of the songs, their discographies and other versions of the songs.

The Enhanced CD includes interviews with some of the artists or their relatives, videos and pictures of Harry Smith's various other collections. It also includes a video of Harry Smith receiving a Grammy award.

Track positions are from 1 to 84 on the release.

Original "Folkways Records" catalog numbers as they appear on the releases:
Catalog number on "Volume One: Ballads" is FP 251.
Catalog number on "Volume Two: Social Music" is FP 252.
Catalog number on "Volume Three: Songs" is FP 253.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L330
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 501E
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): DIDP-093904 3 A06
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L323
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 5028
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): DIDP-093913 1 A07
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3): IFPI L323
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 5012
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): DIDP-093914 3 A01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD4): IFPI L330
  • Mould SID Code (CD4): IFPI 5046
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): DIDP-093915 3 A09
  • Mastering SID Code (CD5): IFPI L330
  • Mould SID Code (CD5): IFPI 5003
  • Matrix / Runout (CD5): DIDP-093916 1 A06
  • Mastering SID Code (CD6): IFPI L322
  • Mould SID Code (CD6): IFPI 5003
  • Matrix / Runout (CD6): DIDP-001330 2 A03
  • Other (Catalog number Volume One (CD1+2)): FP 251
  • Other (Catalog number Volume Two (CD3+4)): FP 252
  • Other (Catalog number Volume Three (CD5+6)): FP 253

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