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American Folk Music Antology - CD
Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music (1923-1991) was originally released on Folkways Records in 1952 and is an anthology that had the great value of drawing the public's attention to virtually unknown parts of the American folk music scene recorded between the late 1920s and early 1930s.
For over half a century this work has influenced ethnomusicologists, historians and cultural critics, inspiring countless popular musicians such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Jerry Garcia to name but a few. Many of the songs contained in "Anthology of American Folk Music" have become classics, as has Harry Smith's exclusive "Scientific/Aesthetic Manual", in which we find interesting references and drawings inspired by the various songs.
Published by the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in 1997, the luxury collector's box consists of 6 CDs and a 96-page book with cover notes by Harry Smith and essays by excellent scientists and musicians such as Greil Marcus.
American Folk Songs Antology | Rolling Stone Grammy Wikia
Antony of American Folk Music is a Harry Smith record released in 1952. After Harry Smith had spent the 1940s researching and collecting old recordings of countries, folk and Blues, he decided to sell them to a record company, Folkways Records. There he decided to edit the songs and divide them into three phases: ballads, social music and songs.
After the release, neither Smith nor Folkways owned the rights to the songs and therefore faced a series of lawsuits against existing record companies such as Columbia and Paramount. According to Rolling Stone magazine, the record ranks 276th in the list of the 500 best albums.
Native North America (Vol.One)
Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985" is the masterful product of almost thirty years of field work carried out by Vancouver musicologist and archaeologist Kevin "Sipreano" Howes on the border between the USA and Canada.
The result is incredibly interesting: thirty-four songs from records that cannot be found and that are not on the official course. Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985 not only wants to be a leap into a partial cultural redemption of Indians who have been violently deprived of their dignity for four centuries.
It is a true historical map of the development of music itself: on the CD we can hear the Arctic Rock Garage from the Nunavik region, the melancholic Yup'ik people from Alaska and the smoky Country & Blues from the Wagmatcook First Nation Reserve in Nova Scotia. Echoes of Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, but what stands out is that the Indians' consciousness was able to transform these musical roots to put them in the great tree of their culture.
Among the many Indian song styles are those of Folk Rock, aimed at sacred music, Son of the Sun, Sky Man, and Moon and Spirit Child. So strictly "political" hymns that reflect the difficulties and richness of the "Indian" identity: Kill'n your mind, I city the country, Call of the Moose.
Some are in their native language (N'Doheeno. Mistashipu, Tshekuan Mak Tshetutamak) or simply reflect in folk stars and stripes like Silver River or Birchbark Letter.