Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Featured: Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music

The Anthology Of American Folk Music, Volumes 1-4
Edited by Harry Smith 

Four double LPs, housed in cloth-bound super thick cardboard gatefold sleeves with tipped on plates on the front sleeves. All four volumes housed in a hand-made wooden box. 200 gram vinyl. Limited one-time pressing

 Artist/filmmaker/archivist Smith's 1952 collection has been the bible for traditionalists, weirdos, and weirdo traditionalists for over half a century. Here's what the folks at Mississippi Records say:

   "Its hard to even begin to talk about the significance of these 8 LPs.  Harry Smith created an alternate version of American culture with these sets that influenced just about everyone who heard them. I would dare say that these records changed American society more than any others ever released. Bob Dylan and Carl Sagan both agree its the greatest record ever made.  The Mississippi labels entire ethos is based on them. As mythic and powerful as art can get. Just like every house needs a door, every record collection must have this set.  That's my opinion and it's true."

This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday 

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