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Harry SmithAnthology Of American Folk Music

Label:Smithsonian Folkways – SFW 40090
Series:Anthology Of American Folk Music
Format:
CD, Compilation, Reissue
CD, Compilation, Reissue
CD, Compilation, Reissue
CD, Compilation, Reissue
CD, Compilation, Reissue
CD, Compilation, Enhanced, Reissue
Box Set, Compilation
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Cajun, Country, Field Recording, Gospel, Delta Blues, Folk

Tracklist

Volume One: The Ballads
1-1Dick JusticeHenry Lee
Vocals, GuitarDick Justice
3:28
1-2Nelstone's HawaiiansFatal Flower Garden
Vocals, GuitarJames D. Touchstone*
Vocals, Steel GuitarHubert Nelson
2:58
1-3Clarence AshleyThe House Carpenter
Vocals, BanjoClarence Ashley
3:16
1-4Coley JonesDrunkard's Special
Vocals, GuitarColey Jones
3:16
1-5Bill And Belle ReedOld Lady And The Devil
GuitarBelle Reed
Vocals, GuitarBill Reed (4)
3:05
1-6Buell KazeeThe Butcher's Boy
Vocals, BanjoBuell Kazee
3:05
1-7Buell KazeeThe Wagoner's Lad
Vocals, BanjoBuell Kazee
3:05
1-8Chubby Parker And His Old Time Banjo*King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O
Vocals, BanjoChubby Parker
3:09
1-9Uncle Eck DunfordOld Shoes And Leggins
BanjoBolen Frost
HarmonicaErnest Stoneman
MandolinHattie Stoneman
Vocals, FiddleUncle Eck Dunford
3:01
1-10Richard Burnett And Leonard RutherfordWillie Moore
Vocals, BanjoRichard Burnett
3:16
1-11Buster Carter & Preston YoungA Lazy Farmer Boy
FiddlePosey Rorer
Vocals, GuitarPreston Young
3:00
1-12The Carolina Tar HeelsPeg And Awl
BanjoDoc Walsh*
Vocals, GuitarClarence "Tom" Ashley*
Vocals, Harmonica, GuitarGarley Foster
2:59
1-13G.B. GraysonOmmie Wise
Vocals, FiddleG.B. Grayson
3:12
1-14Kelly Harrell And The Virginia String BandMy Name Is John Johanna
FiddlePosey Rorer
GuitarAlfred Steagall
VocalsKelly Harrell
3:13
2-15Edward L. CrainBandit Cole Younger
Vocals, GuitarEdward L. Crain
2:57
2-16Kelly Harrell And The Virginia String BandCharles Giteau
FiddlePosey Rorer
GuitarAlfred Steagall
VocalsKelly Harrell
3:05
2-17The Carter FamilyJohn Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man
GuitarMaybelle Carter
Vocals, AutoharpSara Carter (2)
2:57
2-18The Williamson Brothers And Curry (2)Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand
Vocals, FiddleArnold Williamson
Vocals, GuitarCurry (2), Irving Williamson
3:26
2-19Frank HutchisonStackalee
Vocals, Guitar, HarmonicaFrank Hutchison
3:01
2-20Charlie Poole And The North Carolina RamblersWhite House Blues
FiddlePosey Rorer
GuitarRoy Harvey
Vocals, BanjoCharlie Poole
3:31
2-21Mississippi John HurtFrankie
Vocals, GuitarMississippi John Hurt
3:28
2-22William And Versey SmithWhen That Great Ship Went Down
Vocals, GuitarWilliam Smith (14)
Vocals, TambourineVersey Smith
2:58
2-23The Carter FamilyEngine 143
GuitarMaybelle Carter
Vocals, AutoharpSara Carter (2)
3:19
2-24Furry LewisKassie Jones
Vocals, GuitarFurry Lewis
6:16
2-25The Bently BoysDown On Penny's Farm
BanjoUnknown Artist
GuitarUnknown Artist
2:50
2-26The Masked MarvelMississippi Boweavil Blues
Vocals, GuitarCharley Patton
3:09
2-27The Carolina Tar HeelsGot The Farm Land Blues
BanjoDoc Walsh*
Vocals, Harmonica, GuitarGarley Foster
3:17
Volume Two: Social Music
3-28Uncle Bunt StephensSail Away Lady2:58
3-29Jilson SettersThe Wild Wagoner
GuitarUnknown Artist
Vocals, FiddleJilson Setters
3:17
3-30Prince Albert Hunt's Texas RamblersWake Up Jacob2:55
3-31Delma Lachney And Blind Uncle GaspardLa Danseuse
FiddleDelma Lachney
2:56
3-32Andrew And Jim Baxter*Georgia Stomp
FiddleAndrew Baxter
Vocals, GuitarJim Baxter
2:47
3-33Eck Robertson And FamilyBrilliance Medley3:01
3-34Hoyt "Floyd" Ming And His Pep-SteppersIndian War Whoop
FiddleHoyt Ming
GuitarRozelle Ming
MandolinTroy Ming
3:13
3-35Henry ThomasOld Country Stomp
Vocals, Guitar, Reeds [Guills]Henry Thomas
2:55
3-36Jim Jackson (2)Old Dog Blue
Vocals, GuitarJim Jackson (2)
3:04
3-37Columbus FrugeSaut Crapaud
Vocals, AccordionColumbus Fruge
2:49
3-38Joseph FalconAcadian One-Step
AccordionJoe Falcon*
FiddleOphy Breaux
TriangleUnknown Artist
3:00
3-39Breaux Freres*Home Sweet Home
Accordion, VocalsAmadée Breaux*
Fiddle, VocalsOphy Breaux
Guitar, Lead VocalsClifford Breaux
3:00
3-40The Cincinnati Jug Band*Newport Blues
GuitarBob Coleman
Harmonica, JugUnknown Artist
2:58
3-41Frank Cloutier And The Victoria Cafe OrchestraMoonshiner's Dance Part One2:40
4-42Rev. J. M. GatesYou Must Be Born Again
Vocals [Sermon]Rev. J. M. Gates
1:31
4-43Rev. J. M. GatesOh Death Where Is Thy Sting
Vocals [Sermon]Rev. J. M. Gates
1:29
4-44Alabama Sacred Harp SingersRocky Road2:44
4-45Alabama Sacred Harp SingersPresent Joys2:53
4-46Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1This Song Of Love2:58
4-47Rev. Sister Mary NelsonJudgement
VocalsMary Nelson*
2:25
4-48Memphis Sanctified SingersHe Got Better Things For You2:54
4-49Elders McIntorsh And Edwards' Sanctified SingersSince I Laid My Burden Down
Vocals, GuitarElder Edwards, Elder McIntorsh*
Vocals, TambourineBessie Johnson, Melinda Taylor (2)
3:19
4-50Rev. Moses Mason*John The Baptist
Vocals, GuitarRev. Moses Mason*
3:05
4-51Bascom Lamar LunsfordDry Bones
Vocals, BanjoBascom Lamar Lunsford
3:00
4-52Blind Willie JohnsonJohn The Revelator
VocalsAngeline Johnson
Vocals, GuitarBlind Willie Johnson
3:21
4-53The Carter FamilyLittle Moses
VocalsA. P. Carter
Vocals, AutoharpSara Carter (2)
Vocals, GuitarMaybelle Carter
3:14
4-54Ernest Phipps And His Holiness SingersShine On Me3:03
4-55Rev. F.W. McGhee*Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room
Trumpet [Possibly]Red Allen*
VocalsRev. F.W. McGhee*
2:43
4-56Rev. D.C. Rice And His Sanctified CongregationIn The Battlefield For My Lord3:20
Volume Three: Songs
5-57Clarence AshleyThe Coo Coo Bird
Vocals, BanjoClarence "Tom" Ashley*
2:56
5-58Buell KazeeEast Virginia
Vocals, BanjoBuell Kazee
3:01
5-59Cannon's Jug StompersMinglewood Blues
Banjo, JugGus Cannon
HarmonicaNoah Lewis
Vocals, GuitarAshley Thompson
3:44
5-60Didier Hébert*I Woke Up One Morning In May
Vocals, GuitarDidier Hébert*
3:04
5-61Richard "Rabbit" BrownJames Alley Blues
Vocals, GuitarRichard "Rabbit" Brown
3:07
5-62Dock BoggsSugar Baby
GuitarHub Mahaffy
Vocals, BanjoDock Boggs
2:58
5-63Bascom Lamar LunsfordI Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground
Vocals, GuitarBascom Lamar Lunsford
3:21
5-64Ernest And Hattie StonemanMountaineer's Courtship
GuitarHattie Stoneman
HarmonicaErnest Stoneman
2:44
5-65The Stoneman FamilyThe Spanish Merchant's Daughter
Harmonica, GuitarErnest Stoneman
Vocals, GuitarHattie Stoneman
3:18
5-66Memphis Jug BandBob Lee Junior Blues
Banjo [Banjo-mandolin]Vol Stevens
KazooBen Ramey
VocalsJennie Clayton
3:11
5-67The Carter FamilySingle Girl, Married Girl
GuitarMaybelle Carter
Vocals, AutoharpSara Carter (2)
2:47
5-68Cleoma Breaux And Joseph FalconLa Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme
Vocals, AccordionJoe Falcon*
Vocals, GuitarCleoma Breaux
3:10
5-69Blind Lemon JeffersonRabbit Foot Blues
Vocals, GuitarBlind Lemon Jefferson
2:57
5-70Sleepy John Estes And Yank RachellExpressman Blues
PianoJab Jones
Vocals, MandolinYank Rachell
3:01
6-71Ramblin' ThomasPoor Boy Blues
Vocals, Guitar [Bottleneck]Ramblin' Thomas
2:24
6-72Cannon's Jug StompersFeather Bed
GuitarElijah Avery
HarmonicaNoah Lewis
Vocals, Banjo, JugGus Cannon
3:16
6-73Dock BoggsCountry Blues
Vocals, BanjoDock Boggs
2:59
6-74Julius Daniels99 Year Blues
Vocals, GuitarJulius Daniels
3:07
6-75Blind Lemon JeffersonPrison Cell Blues
Vocals, GuitarBlind Lemon Jefferson
2:47
6-76Blind Lemon JeffersonSee That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Vocals, GuitarBlind Lemon Jefferson
2:55
6-77Cleoma Breaux And Ophy Breaux And Joseph FalconC'Est Si Triste Sans Lui
FiddleOphy Breaux
GuitarCleoma Breaux
Vocals, AccordionJoe Falcon*
3:01
6-78Uncle Dave MaconWay Down The Old Plank Road
GuitarSam McGee
Vocals, BanjoUncle Dave Macon
3:01
6-79Uncle Dave MaconBuddy Won't You Roll Down The Line
Vocals, BanjoUncle Dave Macon
Vocals, GuitarSam McGee
3:15
6-80Mississippi John HurtSpike Driver Blues
Vocals, GuitarMississippi John Hurt
3:17
6-81Memphis Jug BandK.C. Moan
GuitarCharlie Burse
JugJab Jones
Lead Vocals, GuitarTee Wee Blackman*
Vocals, HarmonicaWill Shade
Vocals, KazooBen Ramey
2:33
6-82J.P. NestorTrain On The Island
FiddleNorman Edmonds
Vocals, BanjoJ.P. Nestor
3:00
6-83Ken MaynardThe Lone Star Trail
Vocals, GuitarKen Maynard
3:15
6-84Henry ThomasFishing Blues
Vocals, Guitar, Reeds [Quills]Henry Thomas
2:45
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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

  • Barcode (Text on enclosure strip): 0 93074 00902 4
  • 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
  • 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 Versions (2)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Harry Smith's Complete Anthology Of American Folk Music (8×LP, Compilation, Reissue, Mono, Box Set, )DoxyDOY004Italy2010
Anthology Of American Folk Music (Box Set, Limited Edition, 8×LP, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered)Mississippi RecordsnoneUS2014

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Anthon40
Guess this has never gone out of print because you can buy it new at Folkways website for 70 something. Or was it reissued?