Harry Smith ‎– Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Volume Four

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1-1 Memphis Jug Band Memphis Shakedown
Fiddle – Charlie PierceGuitar, Vocals – Charlie Burse, Will ShadeJug – Jab JonesWashboard – Robert Burse
3:04
1-2 Bradley Kincaid Dog And Gun (An Old English Ballad)
Guitar, Vocals – Bradley Kincaid
3:25
1-3 The Carter Family Black Jack David
Guitar, Vocals – Maybelle Carter, Sara Carter (2)
2:41
1-4 Blue Sky Boys Down On The Banks Of The Ohio
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Earl BolickTenor Vocals, Mandolin – Bill Bolick
3:20
1-5 Arthur Smith Trio Adieu False Heart
Guitar – Alton DelmoreGuitar [Tenor] – Rabon DelmoreViolin, Vocals – Arthur Smith (6)
2:51
1-6 J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers John Henry Was A Little Boy
Guitar, Chorus – Beacham BlackwellerGuitar, Vocals [Chorus] – Zeke MorrisViolin – Joseph Emmet Mainer*Vocals, Banjo – Wade Mainer
3:13
1-7 Monroe Brothers Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Charlie MonroeTenor Vocals, Mandolin – Bill Monroe
2:14
1-8 Jesse James (3) Southern Casey Jones
Vocals, Piano – Jesse James (3)
2:56
1-9 Jack Kelly And His South Memphis Jug Band Cold Iron Bed
Guitar – Dan SaneJug – Dr. Daniel M. HiggsViolin – Will BattsVocals, Guitar – Jack Kelly (3)
3:07
1-10 Lead Belly* Packin' Trunk
Vocals, Slide Guitar – Lead Belly*
2:57
1-11 Joe Williams' Washboard Blues Singers Baby Please Don't Go
Fiddle [One-string-fiddle] – Dad TracyVocals, Guitar – Joe Williams*Washboard – Chasey Collins
3:25
1-12 Robert Johnson Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Vocals, Guitar – Robert Johnson
2:42
1-13 Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues
Vocals, Slide Guitar – Bukka WhiteWashboard – Washboard Sam (Robert Brown)*
2:40
1-14 Heavenly Gospel Singers Mean Old World
Baritone Vocals – Henderson Massey*Bass Vocals – Jimmy Bryant (2)Lead Vocals – Roosevelt Fenoy*Tenor Vocals – Fred Whitmore
2:48
2-1 The Carter Family Hello, Stranger
Vocals, Autoharp – Sara Carter (2)Vocals, Guitar – Maybelle Carter
2:46
2-2 Sister Clara Hudmon Stand By Me
Chorus – Deacon Leon Davis, Sister Jordan, Sister NormanVocals, Piano – Sister Clara Hudmon
3:13
2-3 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters West Virginia Gals
Guitar – Walter HughesViolin – Ed BelcherVocals – Al Hopkins
3:05
2-4 Blind Alfred Reed How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?
Guitar – Arville ReedVocals, Violin – Blind Alfred Reed
3:16
2-5 Uncle Dave Macon Wreck Of The Tennessee Gravy Train
Banjo [Banjo Guitar] – Sam McGeeVocals, Banjo – Uncle Dave Macon
3:11
2-6 Uncle Dave Macon Governor Al Smith
Guitar – Sam McGeeVocals, Banjo – Uncle Dave Macon
3:08
2-7 John Estes* Milk Cow Blues
Mandolin – James (Yank) Rachel*Piano – Jab JonesVocals, Guitar – John Estes*
3:05
2-8 The Carter Family No Depression In Heaven
Vocals – A.P. Carter*Vocals, Guitar – Maybelle Carter, Sara Carter (2)
2:57
2-9 Roosevelt Graves And Brother I'll Be Rested (When The Roll Is Called)
Vocals, Guitar – Roosevelt Graves*Vocals, Tambourine – Aaron Graves*
2:32
2-10 Memphis Minnie He's In The Ring (Doing The Same Old Thing)
Bass – Bill SettlesPiano – Black BobVocals, Guitar – Memphis Minnie
2:59
2-11 Minnie Wallace The Cockeyed World
Guitar [Second] – Robert (Tim) Wilkins*Harmonica – Will ShadeLead Guitar – Ernest Lawlars*Piano – Kid Stormy WeatherSpoons – "Spoons"Vocals – Minnie Wallace
3:02
2-12 Mississippi Jook Band Barbecue Bust
Guitar, Kazoo, Scat – Roosevelt Graves*Piano – Cooney VaughnTambourine – Aaron Graves*
2:41
2-13 Hackberry Ramblers Dans Le Grand Bois (In The Forest)
Double Bass [String Bass], Vocals – Pete DuhonGuitar – Danny Shreve, Floyd ShreveViolin – Luderin Darbone
2:35
2-14 The Four Aces (2) Aces' Breakdown
Drums – Tony Gonzales (2)Guitar – Dewey Landry, Floyd ShrevePiano [Possibly] – Robert ThibodeauxViolin – Boyce Jones
2:54

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Cover info:
Two CD's plus a 96-page soft cover book housed in a custom hand-made case.
In shrink-sealed package: Leaflet wrapped around cover with info & tracklist for shop-customers (black cover with only minimal info)

Revenant - The Harry Smith Archives

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This release ©℗ 2007 Revenant/The Harry Smith Archives, Inc.

1-1 - Chicago, 8 November 1934.
Related recordings:
· Thomas Morris And His Seven Hot Babies - Charleston Stampede, Victor 20180, 13 July 1926
· Johnny Dodds' Black Bottom Stompers - Weary Blues, Vocalion 15632, 22 April 1927

1-2 - New York, 14 September 1933.
Headline: Lady Spurns Squire, Preferring Dairy Chores To Aristocratic Leisure
Laws N20

1-3 - Chicago, 4 October 1940.
Child 200
Related recordings:
· Mr. & Mrs. I.G. Greer - Paramount 3195, 26 October 1929
· Cliff Carlise And His Buckle Busters - Decca 5732, 26 July 1939
· Woody Guthrie; The Gypsy Davy - Rounder 1500(cd) , 4 January 1941
· Wood Guthrie; Gypsy Davy - Smithsonian Folkways 40100(cd), April 1944

1-4 - Charlotte, 16 June 1936.
Laws F5
Related recordings:
· (Red Patterson's) Piedmont Log Rollers - Victor 35874, 12 August 1927
· Henry Whitter & G.B. Grayson; I'll Never Be Yours - Genett 6373, 10 October 1927
· Ernest Stoneman & The Dixie Mountaineers - Edison 52312, 25 April 1928
· Callahan Brothers; On the Banks of the Ohio - ARC 5-12-60, 17 August 1934
· Monroe Brothers; On the Banks of the Ohio, Bluebird B-7385, 21 June 1936

1-5 - Charlotte, 26 January 1938.

1-6 - Charlotte, 15 June 1936.
Related recordings (as 'John Henry' unless otherwise indicated):
· Fiddlin' John Carson; John Henry Blues - 3/24, OKeh 7004, March 1924
· Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett - Columbia 15019-D, 11 September 1924
· Uncle Dave Macon; The Death of John Henry - Vocalion 15320, 14 April 1926
· Ernest V. Stoneman (The Blue Ridge Mountaineer) - Edison 51869, 21 June 1926
· Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers; John Henry Blues - OKeh 45101, 23 March 1927
· Williamson Brothers & Curry; Gonna Die with My Hammer in My Hand - OKeh 45127, 26 April 1927
· Henry Thomas (Ragtime Texas), Vocalion 1094, 30 June 1927
· De Ford Bailey - Victor 23336, 2 October 1928
· Furry Lewis; John Henry, the Steel Driving Man (Pts. 1-2) - Vocalion 1474, 22 September 1929
· Birmingham Jug Band; Bill Wilson - OKeh 8895, 11 December 1930
· Callahan Brothers - Decca 5998, 27 April 1941
· Merle Travis - Capitol 48000, 13 August 1946

1-7 - Charlotte, 17 February 1936.
Related recordings (all as 'Nine Pound Hammer'):
· Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters - Brunswick 177, 13 May 1927
· Frank Blevins & His Tar Heel Rattlers - Columbia 15280-D, 17 April 1928
· G.B. Grayson & Henry Whitter - Victor V-40105, 31 July 1928
· Ernest & Eddie Stoneman - Vocalion 02655, 8 January 1934
· Merle Travis - Capitol 48000, 8 August 1946

1-8 - Chicago, 3 June 1936.
Related recordings (as 'Casey Jones' unless otherwise indicated):
· Fiddlin' John Carson - OKeh 40038, 7 November 1923
· George Riley Puckett - Columbia 113-D, 7 March 1924
· Vernon Dalhart - Victor 20502, 25 June 1925
· Gid Tanner & His Skilllet Lickers - Columbia 15237-D, 28 March 1927
· Prince Albert Hunts Texas Ramblers; Katy On Time - OKeh 45230, 8 March 1928
· Furry Lewis; Kassie Jones (Pts. 1&2) - Victor 21664, 28 August 1928
· Memphis Jug Band; On The Road Again - Victor V-38015, 11 Spetember 1928
· Wilmer Watts & His Lonely Eagles; Knocking Down Casey Jones - Paramount 3210, 29 October 1929

1-9 - New York, 1 August 1933.

1-10 - New York, 23 January 1935.

1-11 - Chicago, 31 October 1935.
Related recordings:
· Baby Doo (Leonard Caston) - I'm Gonna Walk Your Log - Decca 7773, 4 June 1940
· Vera Hall; Another Mane Done Gone - Library of Congress AAFS 16, 31 October 1940
· Joe Williams; Please Don't Go - Bluebird B-8969, 12 December 1941
· Joe Williams - Columbia 37945, 22 July 1947
· Joe Williams - Delmark DL 609, 19 February 1958
· Clifton Chenier - Arhoolie F1031, 10 May 1966

1-12 - San Antonio, 27 November 1936.

1-13 - Chicago, 7 March 1940.

1-14 - Atlanta, 7 August 1935.

2-1 - New York, 17 June 1937.

2-2 - Atlanta, 12 December 1930.
Related recordings:
· Pace Jubilee Singer - Victor 21551, 30 June 1938
· Clara Belle Gholston And Chorus - ARC unissued, 30 January 1932
· Norfolk Jubilee Quartette - Decca 7559, 16 July 1937
· Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Decca 8548, 13 March 1941

2-3 - New York, 20 December 1928.
Related recordings:
· Clayton McMichen & Riley Puckett; Arkansas Sheik - Columbia 15686-D, 26 October 1928
· Len Nash & His Country Boys; On the Road to California - Brunswick 354, ca. July 1929
· Tex Hardin; The Trail to California - Champion S-16522, 16 January 1933
· Cousin Emmy; Com On All You Virginia Girls - Decca 24213, 26 March 1947
· Lilly Brothers & Don Stover; Cornbread and 'Lasses and Sassafras Tea - Folkways FA 2433, January 1961

2-4 - New York, 4 December 1929.

2-5 - Jackson, MS, 17 December 1930.
Related recording:
· Uncle Dave Macon; We Are Up Against It Now - Vocalion 15447, 8 September 1926

2-6 - Chicago, 26 July 1928.

2-7 - Memphis, 13 May 1930.

2-8 - New York, 9 June 1936.
Related recording:
· Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners - RCA Victor 20-2055, 30 September 1946

2-9 - Hattiesburg, 7 July 1936.

2-10 - Chicago, 22 August 1935.
Other Joe Louis pieces:
· Memphis Minnie; Joe Louis Strut - Vocalion 03046, 22 August 1935
· Jones' Chicago Cosmopolitans; Joe Louis Chant - Decca 7115, 13 September 1935
· Lil Johnson; Winner Joe (The Knock-Out King) - Vocalion 03604, 12 February 1936
· The Tiger; Beat Them, Cuff Them, Joe Louis, - Bluebird unissued, 7 February 1937
· Lord Invader; Joe Louis-Schmeling Gight - Bluebird B-4594, February 1937
· The Lion And The Atilla; Louis-Schmeling Fight - Decca 17329, 24 February 1937
· The Caresser; Joe Louis - Decca 17354, 25 February 1938
· Jack Sneed And His Sneezers; Big Joe Louis - Decca 7522, 9 September 1938
· The Growler; Joe Louis-Schmeling Fight - Decca 17419, 6 February 1939
· Sonny Boy Williamson; Joe Louis and John Henry Blues - Bluebird B-8403, 21 July 1939
· Rev. J.M. Gates; Joe Louis' Wrist and His Fist - Bluebird B-8382, 7 February 1940

2-11 - Jackson, MS, 12 October 1935.
Related recordings:
· The Lion; Advantage Mussolini - Decca 17275, 31 March 1936
· The Tiger; The Gold in Africa - Decca 17271, 2 April 1936
· King Radio & The Lion; Abyssinian Lament - Decca 17283, 11 April 1936
· The Caresser; Selassie Is Held by the Police - Decca 17314, 24 February 1937
· Muggin' Boyd Kelly & Sweet Dixon; Hally Selassie - Decca 7294, 17 March 1937

2-12 - Hattiesburg, 20 July 1936

2-13 - St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, 22 October 1938.
Related recordings:
· Amadie Breaux, ophy Breaux & Clemo Breaux; Ma Blonde Est Partie - Columbia 40510-F, 18 April 1929
· Oscar Doucet & Alius Soileau; When I Met You at the Gate - Bluebird B-2085, 8 November 1929
· Leo Soileau & His Three Aces; La Valse de Gueydan - Bluebird B-2171, 18 January 1935
· Hackberry Ramblers; Jolie Blonde - Bluebird B-2003, 17 October 1936
· Miller's Merrymakers; Te Ma Lessa Jolie Blonde - Bluebird B-2006, 17 October 1936
· Bayne Bo Ramblers; New Grand Gueydan - Bluebird B-2024, 10 September 1937
· Harry Choates; Jole Blon - Gold Star 1313, 1946
· Moon Mullican; New Jole Blon - King 578, October 1946

2-14 - St. Chales Hotel, New Orleans, 2 April 1938

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Related Listening:
· The Anthology Of American Folk Music [Vols. 1, 2 & 3], Edited by Harry Smith, 1952 (Smithsonian Folkways CD box set reissue 1997, SWCD-40090)
· The Village Fugs, Produced by Harry Smith & Ed Sanders, 1965 (reissued as The Fugs First Album, 1994, Fantasy FCD-9668-2)

Related reading:
· American Magus, Paolo Igliori, ed., Inanout Press, 1996
· Think of the Self Speaking, Rani Singh, ed., Elbow/Cityful Press, 1998

Related viewing:
· Early Abstractions & Mirror Animations, Arthouse Videotape Number 48
· Late Superimpositions, Arthouse Videotape Number 44 (www.Arthouseinc.com)

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