Friday, 29 February 2008
Anthology of American Folk Music
Not strictly Country but definitely Yee Haa which, if you remember, was the exact theme of this month. These famous recordings were compiled by Harry Smith from his collection of 78's recorded between 1927 and 1932. The anthology was released by Folkways in 1952. It had a huge effect on the folk scene of the 50's and 60's and you can tell that Bob Dylan and Nick Cave have given these tunes a good few spins. Bobby Gillespie digs it too.
These are the 3 releases which Folkways put out. There was a fourth volume of work songs released in 2000 which isn't included here.
Vol 1 - Ballads
Vol 2 - Social music
Vol 3 - Songs