Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music: America changed through music

Released in 1952, The Anthology of American Folk Music was the singular vision of the enigmatic artist, musicologist, and collector Harry Smith 1923 1991 A collection of eighty four commercial recordings of American vernacular and folk music originally issued between 1927 and 1932, the Anthology featured an eclectic and idiosyncratic mixture of blues and hillbilly songsReleased in 1952, The Anthology of American Folk Music was the singular vision of the enigmatic artist, musicologist, and collector Harry Smith 1923 1991 A collection of eighty four commercial recordings of American vernacular and folk music originally issued between 1927 and 1932, the Anthology featured an eclectic and idiosyncratic mixture of blues and hillbilly songs, ballads old and new, dance music, gospel, and numerous other performances less easy to classify.Where previous collections of folk music, both printed and recorded, had privileged field recordings and oral transmission, Smith purposefully shaped his collection from previously released commercial records, pointedly blurring established racial boundaries in his selection and organisation of performances Indeed, than just a ground breaking collection of old recordings, the Anthology was itself a kind of performance on the part of its creator.Over the six decades of its existence, however, it has continued to exert considerable influence on generations of musicians, artists, and writers It has been credited with inspiring the North American folk revival The Anthology was our bible , asserted Dave Van Ronk in 1991, We all knew every word of every song on it and with profoundly influencing Bob Dylan After its 1997 release on CD by Smithsonian Folkways, it came to be closely associated with the so called Americana and Alt Country movements of the late 1990s and early 2000s Following its sixtieth birthday, and now available as a digital download and rereleased on vinyl, it is once again a prominent icon in numerous musical currents and popular culture generally.This is the first book devoted to such a vital piece of the large and complex story of American music and its enduring value in American life Reflecting the intrinsic interdisciplinarity of Smith s original project, this collection contains a variety of new perspectives on all aspects of the Anthology.
Harry Smith s Anthology of American Folk Music America changed through music Released in The Anthology of American Folk Music was the singular vision of the enigmatic artist musicologist and collector Harry Smith A collection of eighty four commercial recordi

  • Title: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music: America changed through music
  • Author: Ross Hair Thomas Ruys Smith
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  • Page: 484
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  • Anthology of American Folk Music Harry Smith s Anthology Of American Folk Music The Real Harry Smith s Anthology Of American Folk Music Several months ago when I transitioned from an owner of music to a renter via streaming, the first selection I imported into my cloud based digital library was a collection of folk music I first heard when I was just a little sprout. Harry Smith Anthology Of American Folk Music CD at Discogs Find a Harry Smith Anthology Of American Folk Music first pressing or reissue Complete your Harry Smith collection Shop Vinyl and CDs. Harry Smith s Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol Harry Smith s Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume is a two disc compilation of twenty eight American folk recordings originally released on rpm records between and , issued in May on Revenant Records, catalogue . Harry Smith s Anthology of American Folk Music Harry Smith was a true polymath avant garde filmmaker, alchemist, occultist, folklorist, painter, magician, archivist and expert on string figures, paper airplanes, and Ukrainian painted eggs but is perhaps best known for his pioneering three volume Anthology of American Folk Music, originally released in and reissued to great acclaim in by Smithsonian Folkways. harry smith s anthology by Editor Harry Smith Currently unavailable The Harry Smith Project The Anthology Of American Folk Music Revisited CD DVD BOX SET by Various Artists The Harry Smith Project Anthology of American Folk Music The Harry Smith Project Anthology of American Folk Music Revisted is a distillation of highlights from those shows, which were held in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and London True to form, Willner selected an eclectic and impressive array of artists to reinterpret the ancient folk songs.

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