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Anthology of American Folk Music

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The Anthology of American Folk Music, edited by Harry Smith, is one of the most influential releases in the history of recorded sound. Originally issued by Folkways in 1952 as three volumes of 2 LPs each, (a total of 84 tracks), it had been commercially unavailable for many years before this 1997 reissue. 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.

The importance and quality of the Anthology reissue and the accompanying documentation was recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, which bestowed two Grammy Awards on Folkways for this project: 1997 Best Historic Album, and 1997 Best Album Notes.  12.5"l. x 0.875"w.

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This item is adapted from or inspired by an object in the Smithsonian’s vast home and community life collections.

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