“Anthology Of American Folk Music” by Various Artists - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1952(B-list) Album Chart of the 1950s

TJR says

Compiled by musicologist Harry Smith from his personal collection of Hillbilly, Gospel, Blues and Cajun performances from the late 20s to early 30s. The entertaining set has many delightful and obscure surprises lurking, and it's understandable that many of the folks who picked up on it went on to play important roles in the folk revival of the 50s and 60s.

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A1 [03:26] 6.2.png Dick Justice - Henry Lee (Traditional) Folk
A2 [02:55] 7.1.png Nelstone’s Hawaiians - Fatal Flower Garden (Traditional) Folk
A3 [03:14] 7.4.png Clarence Ashley - The House Carpenter (Traditional) Folk
A4 [03:16] 6.6.png Coley Jones - Drunkard’s Special (Traditional) Folk
A5 [03:02] 6.9.png Bill and Belle Reed - Old Lady And The Devil (Traditional) Folk
A6 [03:02] 7.5.png Buell Kazee - The Butcher’s Boy (Traditional) Folk
A7 [03:02] 7.2.png Buell Kazee - The Wagoner’s Lad (Traditional) Folk
A8 [03:08] 5.5.png "Chubby" Parker - King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O (Traditional) Folk
A9 [02:59] 7.8.png Uncle Eck Dunford - Old Shoes And Leggins (Traditional) Folk
A10 [03:13] 8.3.png Burnett and Rutherford - Willie Moore (Traditional, Dick Burnett) Folk
A11 [02:57] 6.2.png Buster Carter and Preston Young - A Lazy Farmer Boy (Traditional) Folk
A12 [02:57] 9.5.png The Carolina Tar Heels - Peg And Awl (Traditional) Folk
A13 [03:09] 7.6.png G. B. Grayson - Ommie Wise (Traditional) Folk
A14 [03:12] 7.2.png Kelly Harrell and The Virginia String - My Name Is John Johanna (Traditional) Folk
B1 [02:54] 6.4.png Edward L. Crain - Bandit Cole Younger (Traditional) Folk
B2 [03:03] 7.9.png Kelly Harrell - Charles Guiteau (Traditional) Folk
B3 [02:55] 8.2.png The Carter Family - John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man (Traditional) Folk
B4 [03:24] 7.8.png Williamson Brothers and Curry - Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand (Traditional) Folk
B5 [02:58] 8.2.png Frank Hutchison - Stackalee (Traditional) Folk
B6 [03:31] 8.7.png Charlie Poole and The North Carolina Ramblers - White House Blues (Traditional) Folk
B7 [03:25] 8.0.png Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B8 [02:55] 8.8.png William and Versey Smith - When That Great Ship Went Down (Unknown) Soul
B9 [03:16] 9.1.png The Carter Family - Engine 143 (Traditional) Country
B10 [06:13] 7.0.png Furry Lewis - Kassie Jones, parts 1 And 2 (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B11 [02:47] 7.1.png The Bently Boys - Down On Penny’s Farm (Traditional) Folk
B12 [03:07] 8.0.png Charlie Patton - Mississippi Boweavil Blues (Charlie Patton) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B13 [03:16] 6.7.png The Carolina Tar Heels - Got The Farm Land Blues (Unknown) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
C1 [02:56] 5.9.png "Uncle Bunt" Stephens - Sail Away Lady (Traditional) Country
C2 [03:14] 5.8.png Jilson Setters - The Wild Wagoner (Traditional) Folk
C3 [02:52] 6.3.png Prince Albert Hunt’s Texas Ramblers - Wake Up Jacob (Traditional) Folk
C4 [02:54] 8.9.png Delma Lachney and Blind Uncle Gaspard - La Danseuse (Delma Lachney) Folk
C5 [02:44] 5.4.png Andrew and Jim Baxter - Georgia Stomp (Unknown) Country
C6 [02:59] 6.8.png Eck Robertson and Family - Brilliancy Medley (Traditional) Folk
C7 [03:10] 9.6.png Floyd Ming and his Pep-Steppers - Indian War Whoop (Hoyt Ming) Country
C8 [02:52] 6.7.png Henry Thomas - Old Country Stomp (Henry Thomas) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
C9 [03:01] 6.5.png Jim Jackson - Old Dog Blue (Jim Jackson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
C10 [02:47] 8.1.png Columbus Frugé - Saut’ Crapaud (Columbus Frugé) Folk
C11 [02:57] 7.8.png Joseph Falcon - Acadian One Step (Joseph Falcon) Folk
C12 [03:00] 6.4.png The Breaux Frères - Home Sweet Home (Henry Bishop, John Howard Payne) Folk
C13 [02:55] 5.6.png Cincinnati Jug Band - Newport Blues (Bob Coleman) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
C14 [02:39] 4.9.png Frank Cloutier and the Victoria Cafe Orchestra - Moonshiner’s Dance Part One (Frank Cloutier, Juventino Rosas) Jazz
D1 [01:28] 4.3.png Rev. J. M. Gates - Must Be Born Again (William Sleeper, George Coles Stebbins) Soul
D2 [01:26] 4.1.png Rev. J. M. Gates - Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting (Horatius Bonar, John B. Dykes) Soul
D3 [02:42] 7.2.png Alabama Sacred Harp Singers - Rocky Road (J. C. Brown, Paine Denson) Soul
D4 [02:50] 7.7.png Alabama Sacred Harp Singers - Present Joys (A. Marcus Cagle, Joseph Cottle) Soul
D5 [02:56] 6.0.png Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1 - This Song Of Love (Unknown) Soul
D6 [02:23] 7.0.png Sister Mary Nelson - Judgement (Unknown) Soul
D7 [02:52] 7.5.png Memphis Sanctified Singers - He Got Better Things For You (Traditional) Folk
D8 [03:16] 6.8.png Elders McIntorsh and Edwards’ Sanctified Singers - Since I Laid My Burden Down (Traditional) Soul
D9 [03:02] 5.7.png Mason, Moses - John The Baptist (Traditional) Folk
D10 [02:58] 5.5.png Bascom Lamar Lunsford - Dry Bones (Traditional) Folk
D11 [03:18] 9.3.png Blind Willie Johnson - John The Revelator (Willie Johnson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
D12 [03:11] 6.2.png The Carter Family - Little Moses (Traditional) Country
D13 [03:01] 6.8.png Ernest Phipps and his Holiness Singers - Shine On Me (George N. Allen, Thomas Shepherd, Isaac Watts) Soul
D14 [02:40] 5.8.png Rev. F.W. McGee - Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room (Herbert Buffum) Jazz
D15 [03:19] 6.8.png Rev. D.C. Rice and his Sanctified Congregation - I’m In The Battle Field For My Lord (Sylvana Bell, E.V. Banks) Jazz
E1 [02:54] 6.7.png Clarence Ashley - The Coo Coo Bird (Traditional) Folk
E2 [02:58] 6.8.png Buell Kazee - East Virginia (Traditional) Folk
E3 [03:44] 7.4.png Cannon’s Jug Stompers - Minglewood Blues (Noah Lewis) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
E4 [03:01] 2.2.png Didier Hébert - I Woke Up One Morning In May (?) Folk
E5 [03:05] 5.7.png Richard "Rabbit" Brown - James Alley Blues (Richard Brown) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
E6 [02:56] 6.5.png Dock Boggs - Sugar Baby (Traditional) Folk
E7 [03:19] 6.8.png Bascom Lamar Lunsford - I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground (Traditional) Folk
E8 [02:42] 7.6.png Ernest Stoneman and Hattie Stoneman - Mountaineer’s Courtship (Traditional) Folk
E9 [03:15] 8.3.png The Stoneman Family - The Spanish Merchant’s Daughter (Traditional, Ernest Stoneman) Folk
E10 [03:08] 7.3.png Memphis Jug Band - Bob Lee Junior Blues (Jennie Mae Clayton, Clayton Shade, Will Shade) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
E11 [02:44] 7.2.png The Carter Family - Single Girl, Married Girl [1927 version] (Traditional) Folk
E12 [03:08] 7.7.png Cleoma Breaux and Joseph Falcon - Le Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme (Traditional) Folk
E13 [02:55] 5.6.png Blind Lemon Jefferson - Rabbit Foot Blues (Lemon Jefferson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
E14 [03:01] 7.4.png Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell - Expressman Blues (James Rachell, Yank Rachell) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
F1 [02:22] 5.6.png Ramblin’ Thomas - Poor Boy Blues (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
F2 [03:13] 7.0.png Cannon’s Jug Stompers - Feather Bed (Traditional, Gus Cannon) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
F3 [02:56] 6.3.png Dock Boggs - Country Blues (Traditional, Moran Lee Boggs) Folk
F4 [03:04] 7.2.png Julius Daniels - 99 Year Blues (Julius Daniels) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
F5 [02:44] 6.3.png Blind Lemon Jefferson - Prison Cell Blues (Lemon Jefferson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
F6 [02:52] 8.2.png Blind Lemon Jefferson - See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (Lemon Jefferson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
F7 [02:59] 6.4.png Cleoma Breaux and Ophy Breaux with Joseph Falcon - C’est Si Triste Sans Lui (?) Folk
F8 [02:58] 6.8.png Uncle Dave Macon - Way Down The Old Plank Road (Traditional) Country
F9 [03:15] 6.7.png Uncle Dave Macon - Buddy Won’t You Roll Down The Line (David Harrison Macon) Folk
F10 [03:14] 7.0.png Mississippi John Hurt - Spike Driver Blues (Mississippi John Hurt) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
F11 [02:31] 7.9.png Memphis Jug Band - K.C. Moan (Traditional, Tewee Blackman) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
F12 [02:57] 5.9.png J.P. Nestor - Train On The Island (J. Preston Nestor) Country
F13 [03:12] 6.4.png Ken Maynard - The Lone Star Trail (Traditional) Folk
F14 [02:44] 7.7.png Henry Thomas - Fishin’ Blues (Henry Thomas) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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