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Format: CD
Sku: 60027836
UPC: 093074009024
UPC 14: 00093074009024
Release Date: 8/19/1997
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Henry Lee - Dick Justice ~ Various Artists
2. Fatal Flower Garden - Nelstone's Hawaiians ~ Various Artists
3. House Carpenter, The - Clarence Ashley ~ Various Artists
4. Drunkard's Special - Coley Jones ~ Various Artists
5. Old Lady And The Devil - Bill Reed/Belle Reed ~ Various Artists
6. Butcher's Boy, The (The Railroad Boy) - Buell Kazee ~ Various Artists
7. Wagoner's Lad, The (Loving Nancy) - Buell Kazee ~ Various Artists
8. King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O - Chubby Parker ~ Various Artists
9. Old Shoes And Leggins - Uncle Eck Dunford ~ Various Artists
10. Willie Moore - Burnett & Rutherford ~ Various Artists
11. Lazy Farmer Boy, A - Buster Carter/Preston Young ~ Various Artists
12. Peg And Awl - The Carolina Tar Heels ~ Various Artists
13. Ommie Wise - G.B. Grayson ~ Various Artists
14. My Name Is John Johanna - Kelly Harrell ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Bandit Cole Younger - Edward L. Crain ~ Various Artists
2. Charles Giteau - Kelly Harrell ~ Various Artists
3. John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man - The Carter Family ~ Various Artists
4. Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand - The Willliamson Brothers/Curry ~ Various Artists
5. Stackalee - Frank Hutchison ~ Various Artists
6. White House Blues - Charlie Poole/The North Carolina Ramblers ~ Various Artists
7. Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt ~ Various Artists
8. When That Great Ship Went Down - William Smith/Versey Smith ~ Various Artists
9. Engine 143 - The Carter Family ~ Various Artists
10. Kassie Jones - Furry Lewis ~ Various Artists
11. Down On Penny's Farm - The Bently Boys ~ Various Artists
12. Mississippi Boweavil Blues - The Masked Marvel ~ Various Artists
13. Got The Farm Land Blues - The Carolina Tar Heels ~ Various Artists
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Sail Away Lady - Uncle Bunt Stephens ~ Various Artists
2. Wild Wagoner, The - Jilson Setters ~ Various Artists
3. Wake Up Jacob - Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers ~ Various Artists
4. La Danseuse - Delma Lachney/Blind Uncle Gaspard ~ Various Artists
5. Georgia Stomp - Andrew Baxter/Jim Baxter ~ Various Artists
6. Brilliancy Medley - Eck Robertson ~ Various Artists
7. Indian War Whoop - Hoyt Ming & His Pep Steppers ~ Various Artists
8. Old Country Stomp - Henry Thomas ~ Various Artists
9. Old Dog Blue - Jim Jackson ~ Various Artists
10. Saut Crapaud - Columbus Fruge ~ Various Artists
11. Acadian One-Step - Joseph Falcon ~ Various Artists
12. Home Sweet Home - Breaux Freres ~ Various Artists
13. Newport Blues - Cincinnati Jug Band ~ Various Artists
14. Moonshiner's Dance Part One - Frank Cloutier & The Victoria Cafe Orchestra ~ Various Artists
Disc 4
Song Title
1. You Must Be Born Again - Rev. J.M. Gates ~ Various Artists
2. Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting - Rev. J.M. Gates ~ Various Artists
3. Rocky Road - The Alabama Sacred Harp Singers ~ Various Artists
4. Present Joys - The Alabama Sacred Harp Singers ~ Various Artists
5. This Song Of Love - The Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1 ~ Various Artists
6. Judgement - Sister Mary Nelson ~ Various Artists
7. He Got Better Things For You - The Memphis Sanctified Singers ~ Various Artists
8. Since I Laid My Burden Down - The Elders McIntorsh/Edwards' Sanctified Singers ~ Various Artists
9. John The Baptist - Rev. Moses Mason ~ Various Artists
10. Dry Bones - Bascom Lamar Lunsford ~ Various Artists
11. John The Revelator - Blind Willie Johnson ~ Various Artists
12. Little Moses - The Carter Family ~ Various Artists
13. Shine On Me - Ernest Phipps & Holiness Singers ~ Various Artists
14. Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room - Rev. F.W. McGee ~ Various Artists
15. In The Battlefield For My Lord - Rev. D C Rice & Congregation ~ Various Artists
Disc 5
Song Title
1. Coo Coo Bird, The - Clarence Ashley ~ Various Artists
2. East Virginia - Buell Kazee ~ Various Artists
3. Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers ~ Various Artists
4. I Woke Up One Morning In May - Didier Hebert ~ Various Artists
5. James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown ~ Various Artists
6. Sugar Baby - Dock Boggs ~ Various Artists
7. I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground - Bascom Lamar Lunsford ~ Various Artists
8. Mountaineer's Courtship, The - Ernest & Hattie Stoneman ~ Various Artists
9. Spanish Merchant's Daughter, The - The Stoneman Family ~ Various Artists
10. Bob Lee Junior Blues - Memphis Jug Band ~ Various Artists
11. Single Girl, Married Girl - The Carter Family ~ Various Artists
12. Le Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme - Cleoma Breaux & Joseph Falcon ~ Various Artists
13. Rabbit Foot Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson ~ Various Artists
14. Expressman Blues - Sleepy John Estes/Yank Rachell ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This newly remastered six-CD box set is a reissue of the six-LP set compiled by folk archivist Harry Smith in 1952. Some of the many artists influenced by this collection of field recordings from the '20s and '30s are Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Garcia, Joan Baez and Peter, Paul & Mary. The ANTHOLOGY contains a 100-page booklet that incorporates Smith's original annotations, archival photos, graphics and testimonials by well-known musical figures including Elvis Costello, Dave Van Ronk and Eric von Schmidt. The final disc of this 6 CD set contains a multimedia portion which provides a hypertext essay of images, text, and additional information.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1926 and 1932. Includes liner notes by Greil Marcus, Anthony Seeger, Amy Horowitz, Jon Pankake, Luis Kemnitzer, Moses Asch, Harry Smith, Neil V. Rosenberg and Jeff Place.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Dave Glasser and Charlie Pilzer.
Muze PNote ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC won the 1998 Grammy Awards for Best Album Notes and Best Historical Album.
Muze PNote Personnel: Clarence Ashley (vocals, guitar, banjo); Garley Foster, Will Shade (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Clifford Breaux, Coley Jones, Julius Daniels, Dick Justice, Ashley Thompson, Furry Lewis, Henry Thomas , Didier H?bert, Cleoma Breaux Falcon, Bill Reed, James Touchstone, Jim Jackson, Ken Maynard, Mississippi John Hurt, Preston Young, Tewee Blackman, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Willie Johnson, Charley Patton (vocals, guitar); Ramblin' Thomas (vocals, bottleneck guitar); Chubby Parker, Dock Boggs, Richard Burnett, Gus Cannon, J.P. Nestor, Uncle Dave Macon, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Charlie Poole, Buell Kazee (vocals, banjo); Sara Carter (vocals, autoharp); Yank Rachell (vocals, mandolin); Arnold Williamson, G.B. Grayson, Ophy Breaux, Uncle Eck Dunford (vocals, fiddle); Ben Ramey (vocals, kazoo); Versey Smith, Bessie Johnson (vocals, tambourine); Clarence Nelson, Ernest Phipps, The Elders McIntorsh & Edwards' Sanctified Singers, A.P. Carter, Sally Sumler, Angeline Johnson, Rev. D.C. Rice, Kelly Harrell, Alabama Sacred Harp Singers (vocals); Joseph Alfred Stegall , Elijah Avery, Roy Harvey, Sam McGee, Sleepy John Estes, Will Weldon, Charlie Burse (guitar); Vol Stevens (banjo, mandolin); Delma Lachney, Leonard Rutherford, Posey Rorer, Andrew Baxter, Norman Edmonds, Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers (fiddle); Ernest V. Stoneman, Noah Lewis (harmonica); Jab Jones (piano).
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Jon Pankake; Chuck Pirtle; Eric Von Schmidt; Luis Kemnitzer; Greil Marcus; Luc Sant?; Jeff Place; John Fahey; Kip Lornell; Moses Asch; Peter Stampfel; Neil V. Rosenberg.
Muze PNote Recording information: Atlanta, GA (08/09/1923-??/??/1932); Bristol, TN (08/09/1923-??/??/1932); Camden, NJ (08/09/1923-??/??/1932); Chicago, IL (08/09/1923-??/??/1932); Dallas, TX (08/09/1923-??/??/1932); Johnson City, TN (08/09/1923-??/??/1932); Memphis, TN (08/09/1923-??/??/1932); New York, NY (08/09/1923-??/??/1932); Rich (08/09/1923-??/??/1932); St. Louis, MO (08/09/1923-??/??/1932).
Muze PNote Editor: Peter Seitel.
Muze PNote This six-CD box set is nothing less than a blueprint for virtually every form of 20th Century pop music. A staggering compendium of the varied but closely connected styles of early American music, the ANTHOLOGY collects folk, blues, hillbilly, and church music to present a textured and unbelievably rich tapestry. This collection's worth as both a historical document and a source of infinite delight cannot be overstated. Folk archivist Harry Smith envisioned the project and compiled these 78s in 1952. His choice of material reveals not only his impeccable taste but also the spirit of true democratic humanity, manifested and reflected in song.
Muze PNote Recorded largely in the rural South of the early '20s and '30s, the ANTHOLOGY covers forlorn ballads of lost love, Creole chants, Christian hymns, deep swamp blues, novelty songs, political music, and innumerable tunes that dazzle with their melodic and rhythmic charms and risks. Included here are many legends of roots music, including The Carter Family, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charlie Patton, Dock Boggs, and Mississippi John Hurt, as well as dozens of others less heard. Make no mistake. This definitive examination of the roots of America's musical family tree is of monumental importance. It belongs in every music lover's library.

Producer: Michael Maloney; Philip Coady; Steve Moreland; Mary Monseur; Harry Smith; Harry Smith (Compilation); Pete Reiniger (Compilation); Jeff Place (Reissue); Amy Horowitz (Reissue)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/04/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1997
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 40090
Music Label Name Label : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 6
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093074009024

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.52)
- Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Rolling Stone (9/18/97, pp.101-102)
- 5 Stars (out of 5)
- " is impossible to overstate the historic worth, sociocultural impact and undiminished vitality of the music in this set, and of Smith's idiosyncratic scholarship and instinctive wisdom....a bedrock of our national musical identity..."

Spin (1/98, p.88)
- Ranked #1 on Spin's list of "Top 10 Reissues."

Spin (10/97, p.139)
- " exhaustively annotated six-CD set that has no competition as reissue of the year....between strength of material and force of vision, [Harry Smith] did nothing less than create a canon. At a time when folk music [included] Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie,...and the Lomax corpus, Harry Smith convinced the world that there was something far weirder and more exciting..."

Entertainment Weekly (9/19/97, p.85)
- "...this definitive collection of blues, country, and gospel recordings inspired the American folk revival after its release in 1952. Now painstakingly remixed and remastered...ANTHOLOGY retains the primitive power of those seminal 78s while meeting the more exacting audio standards of the digital age." - Rating: A

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