Harry Smith – born 5/29/23

Harry Smith is best known for compiling the influential Anthology of American Folk Music which was originally released in 1952. It was released on 6 CDs in 1997 by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. It’s an amazing collection of all kinds of American music (including blues, folk, country, gospel, and Cajun) recorded in the 1920s and 1930s. Tribute concerts were held in 1997, 1999 and 2001. They’re all on CD and there are DVDs of the 1999/2001 ones in a set with the CDs.

Dust-to-Digital released The Harry Smith B Sides which had 84 tracks but did not include 3 with racist lyrics.

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