Anthology of American Folk Music®

Various Artists SFW40090

This deluxe 6-CD collector's boxed set contains a 96-page book with essays by Greil Marcus and other noted writers, musicians, and scholars. It also includes a copy of Harry Smith's original liner notes. Play the enhanced sixth disc on your CD-ROM drive and access historic video footage, rare photos, artist interviews, and additional background information. Edited by Harry Smith. Reissue compiled by the staff of Smithsonian Folkways. Reissue liner notes by Greil Marcus, Neil Rosenberg, Jeff Place, Jon Pankake, Luis Kemnitzer and others. "...[T]he missing link in rock's official history." — Newsweek; ***** (five stars) — Rolling Stone

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Year Released 1997
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 1997 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) African American Music; American Folk; Blues; Old Time
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American; Anglo-American; Cajun; European American
Instrument(s) Accordion; Autoharp; Banjo; Banjo-mandolin; Bass; Bottleneck (Guitar playing); Drum; Ensemble leader; Fiddle; Folk ensemble; Guitar; Harmonica; Hawaiian guitar; Jug; Kazoo; Mandolin; Organ; Piano; Quills (Musical instrument); Tambourine; Tambourine (Drum); Triangle (Musical instrument); Trombone; Trumpet; Vocals; Vocals, group
Language(s) English; French
Subject(s) Ballads; Banjo music; Blues; Cajun music; Choral music; Country music; Cowboys--Songs and music; Fiddle tunes; Gospel music; Jug band music; Novelty songs; Old-time music; Popular music--United States; Sermons; Shape note singing; Songsters; Spirituals (Songs); String band
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101 Henry Lee Dick Justice 3:28 Not Available for Download
102 Fatal flower garden Nelstone's Hawaiians 2:58 Not Available for Download
103 The house carpenter Clarence Ashley 3:16 Not Available for Download
104 Drunkard's special Coley Jones 3:16 Not Available for Download
105 Old lady and the devil Bill and Belle Reed 3:05 Not Available for Download
106 The butcher's boy Buell Kazee 3:05 Not Available for Download
107 The wagoner's lad Buell Kazee 3:05 Not Available for Download
108 King kong kitchie kitchie ki-me-o Chubby Parker 3:09 Not Available for Download
109 Old shoes and leggins Uncle Eck Dunford 3:01 Not Available for Download
110 Willie Moore Richard Burnett and Leonard Rutherford 3:16 Not Available for Download
111 A lazy farmer boy Buster Carter and Preston Young 3:00 Not Available for Download
112 Peg and awl The Carolina Tar Heels 2:59 Not Available for Download
113 Ommie Wise G.B. Grayson 3:12 Not Available for Download
114 My name is John Johanna Kelly Harrell and the Virginia String Band 3:13 Not Available for Download
201 Bandit Cole Younger Edward L. Crain 2:57 Not Available for Download
202 Charles Giteau Kelly Harrel and the Virginia String Band 3:05 Not Available for Download
203 John Hardy was a desperate little man The Carter Family 2:57 Not Available for Download
204 Gonna die with my hammer in my hand (John Henry) The Williamson Brothers and Curry 3:26 Not Available for Download
205 Stackalee (Stagger Lee) Frank Hutchison 3:01 Not Available for Download
206 White House blues Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers 3:31 Not Available for Download
207 Frankie Mississippi John Hurt 3:28 Not Available for Download
208 When that great ship went down (The Titanic) William and Versey Smith 2:58 Not Available for Download
209 Engine 143 The Carter Family 3:19 Not Available for Download
210 Kassie Jones, Parts 1 and 2 Furry Lewis 6:16 Not Available for Download
211 Down on Penny's Farm The Bently Boys 2:50 Not Available for Download
212 Mississippi Boweavil (Boll Weevil) Blues The Masked Marvel 3:09 Not Available for Download
213 Got the farm land blues The Carolina Tar Heels 3:17 Not Available for Download
301 Sail away lady Uncle Bunt Stephens 2:58 Not Available for Download
302 The wild wagoner Jilson Setters 3:17 Not Available for Download
303 Wake up Jacob Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers 2:55 Not Available for Download
304 La danseuse Delma Lachney and Blind Uncle Gaspard 2:56 Not Available for Download
305 Georgia stomp Andrew and Jim Baxter 2:47 Not Available for Download
306 Brilliancy medley Eck Robertson and Family 3:01 Not Available for Download
307 Indian war whoop Hoyt Ming and the Pep Steppers 3:13 Not Available for Download
308 Old country stomp Henry Thomas 2:55 Not Available for Download
309 Old dog blue Jim Jackson 3:04 Not Available for Download
310 Saut Crapaud Columbus Fruge 2:49 Not Available for Download
311 Acadian One-Step Joseph Falcon 3:00 Not Available for Download
312 Home Sweet Home The Breaux Freres 3:00 Not Available for Download
313 The Newport Blues The Cincinnati Jug Band 2:58 Not Available for Download
314 Moonshiner's Dance Part One Frank Cloutier and the Victoria Cafe Orchestra 2:40 Not Available for Download
401 Must Be Born Again Rev. J.M. Gates 1:31 Not Available for Download
402 Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting Rev. J.M. Gates 1:29 Not Available for Download
403 Rocky Road Alabama Sacred Harp Singers 2:45 Not Available for Download
404 Present Joys Alabama Sacred Harp Singers 2:53 Not Available for Download
405 This Song of Love Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1 2:58 Not Available for Download
406 Judgement Rev. Sister Mary Nelson 2:25 Not Available for Download
407 He Got Better Things For You Memphis Sanctified Singers 2:54 Not Available for Download
408 Since I Laid My Burden Down The Elders McIntorsh and Edwards' Sanctified Singers 3:19 Not Available for Download
409 John the Baptist Rev. Moses Mason 3:05 Not Available for Download
410 Dry Bones Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:00 Not Available for Download
411 John the Revelator Blind Willie Johnson 3:21 Not Available for Download
412 Little Moses The Carter Family 3:14 Not Available for Download
413 Shine on Me Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers 3:03 Not Available for Download
414 Fifty Miles of Elbow Room Rev. F.M. McGee 2:43 Not Available for Download
415 I'm In the Battlefield for My Lord Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation 3:20 Not Available for Download
501 The Coo Coo Bird Clarence Ashley 2:56 Not Available for Download
502 East Virginia Buell Kazee 3:01 Not Available for Download
503 Minglewood Blues Cannon's Jug Stompers with Noah Lewis 3:44 Not Available for Download
504 I Woke Up One Morning In May Didier H├ębert 3:04 Not Available for Download
505 James Alley Blues Richard "Rabbit" Brown 3:07 Not Available for Download
506 Sugar Baby Dock Boggs 2:58 Not Available for Download
507 I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:21 Not Available for Download
508 The Mountaineer's Courtship Ernest and Hattie Stoneman 2:44 Not Available for Download
509 The Spanish Merchant's Daughter (No, Sir No) The Stoneman Family 3:18 Not Available for Download
510 Bob Lee Junior Blues The Memphis Jug Band 3:11 Not Available for Download
511 Single Girl, Married Girl The Carter Family 2:47 Not Available for Download
512 Le Vieux Soulard et Sa Femme (The Drunkard and His Wife)(bon viuex mari) Cleoma Breaux and Joseph Falcon 3:10 Not Available for Download
513 Rabbit Foot Blues Blind Lemon Jefferson 2:57 Not Available for Download
514 Expressman Blues Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell 3:02 Not Available for Download
601 Poor Boy Blues Ramblin' Thomas 2:24 Not Available for Download
602 Feather Bed Cannon's Jug Stompers 3:16 Not Available for Download
603 Country Blues Dock Boggs 2:59 Not Available for Download
604 99 Year Blues Julius Daniels 3:07 Not Available for Download
605 Prison Cell Blues Blind Lemon Jefferson 2:47 Not Available for Download
606 See That My Grave Is Kept Clean Blind Lemon Jefferson 2:55 Not Available for Download
607 C'est Si Triste Sans Lui Cleoma Breaux and Joseph Falcon 3:01 Not Available for Download
608 Way Down the Old Plank Road Uncle Dave Macon 3:01 Not Available for Download
609 Buddy Won't You Roll Down the Line Uncle Dave Macon 3:15 Not Available for Download
610 Spike Driver Blues Mississippi John Hurt 3:17 Not Available for Download
611 K.C. Moan The Memphis Jug Band 2:33 Not Available for Download
612 Train on the Island J.P. Nestor 3:00 Not Available for Download
613 The Lone Star Trail Ken Maynard 3:15 Not Available for Download
614 Fishing Blues Henry Thomas 2:45 Not Available for Download
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