The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music

The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute to the Anthology of American Folk Music

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Powerful new interpretations of Southern musical traditions, recorded live in October, 1997, at the Barns of Wolf Trap. These contemporary versions of songs that either appeared on the Grammy-Award winning Anthology of American Folk Music or are associated with its compiler, Harry Smith (tracks 9 and 19), are a wild mix of styles from "gangsta folk" to gospel, blues, Cajun, country rock, jug band, and more. A stellar group of musicians pays tribute to the past and dramatically demonstrates the enduring vitality of America’s traditional music. Extensive notes, discographies, and photographs. Produced by Pete Reiniger, Jeff Place and Bob Santelli, and annotated by Jeff Place and Bob Santelli.

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Year Released 1998
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1998 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Blues
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American; Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Accordion; Banjo; Fiddle; Guitar; Harmonica; Mandolin; Percussion instruments; Piano
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Blues; Cajun music; Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Gospel music; Music--Juvenile; Rock music; Songsters; String band

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101 East Virginia Blues Roger McGuinn, Jeff Tweedy, and Jay Bennett 2:45
102 I'm on the Battlefield for My Lord Ethel Caffie-Austin 2:36
103 John Henry John Jackson 3:21
104 A Lazy Farmer Boy Greg Hooven String Band 3:17
105 Old Dog Blue Lonnie Pitchford 3:03
106 Home Sweet Home The New Lost City Ramblers 3:13
107 The Butcher Boy Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz 4:12
108 John the Revelator Ethel Caffie-Austin 2:36
109 His Tapes Roll On Peter Stampfel 4:43
110 Minglewood Blues John Sebastian and the J Band with Geoff Muldaur 3:42
111 The Coo Coo Bird Ella Jenkins 2:49
112 Frankie and Johnny John Jackson 2:51
113 Sugar Baby Roger McGuinn, Jeff Tweedy, and Jay Bennett 2:59
114 Le Vieux Soulard et sa Femme (bon vieux mari) Balfa Toujours 2:37
115 Spike Driver Blues Dave Van Ronk 4:25
116 Darling Corey Greg Hooven String Band 2:31
117 The Coo Coo Bird Toshi Reagon 3:29
118 James Alley Blues Roger McGuinn, Jeff Tweedy, and Jay Bennett 3:23
119 Nothing The Fugs 3:01
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