Anthology of American folk music

MG 9926 copy uqdr6f 1In the late 1940s, avant-garde filmmaker, artist, and mystic Harry Smith scoured his massive collection of 78 rpm blues, country, cajun, jazz, and gospel records to compile what would become one of the most important collections of recorded music in history. The Anthology of American Folk Music, a six-album set with extensive liner notes was released in 1952 by Folkways Records. It was essentially a bootleg and the complete licensing of all the tracks wouldn't be worked out until 1997 when Smithsonian Folkways Recordings reissued the material on CD. The original LPs were kindling for the mid-century folk and blues revival and brought artists like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mississippi John Hurt, The Memphis Jug Band (above), and countless other pioneering roots musicians to the ears of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Garcia and so many more.

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Daniel Hawkins Does Ambient Sound at Poetry Gig

by zuky253

Daniel Hawkins is a composer, musician, whose work focuses largely on incorporating folk musics from different traditions into contemporary pieces and on using found sound and ambient noise as a primary agent in composition.
A recent graduate of Princeton University , Daniel was awarded the Martin A. Dale Fellowship, which he will use to spend the next year living
out of a van, traveling across the country, and composing new music.
More about this project can be found on his blog at
Daniel Hawkins and Katy Hawkins will be featured performers at the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel’s Poetry Thursdays August 9, at the Crimson Frog Café in New Cumberland

Courtesy of Roseanne Cash  — Huntington Herald Dispatch
Watson has gravitated to the storytelling side of music.

Charlie Parr performs blues, spirituals at Green Frog  — Bellingham Herald
With his long scraggly hair, Father Time beard, thrift-store workingman's flannel and jeans, and his emphatic, throaty voice, Parr looks and sounds like he would have fit right into Harry Smith's "Anthology of American Folk Music." Cover: $10.

Revenant Records Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume 4 (Edited By Harry Smith)
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Reissue CDs Weekly: Troubadours - Folk and the Roots of American Music  — The Arts Desk
.. almost the time required to listen to the set.

Mississippi Records Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume 1: Ballads (2 LP) (200 Gram Vinyl)
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