The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music (2007)

The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music

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Few musical archivists have worked as tirelessly to preserve American folk music as Harry Smith, and with this documentary filmmaker Rani Singh offers an illuminating look at the lasting impact of Smith's landmark release Anthology of American Folk Music. Originally released as a compilation of 78rpm records and later expanded to an impressive Folkway Records release in 1952, Anthology of American Folk Music was a key factor in the urban folk music revival of the 1960s. Recognizing the … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Harry Smith, Hal Willner
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On DVD: Jun 3, 2008
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The Harry Smith Archives

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