harry smith

Content tagged as harry smith.

Various: Friends of Old Time Music (Smithsonian Folkways/Elite)

Various: Friends of Old Time Music (Smithsonian Folkways/Elite)

Subtitled "The Folk Arrival 1961-1965", this three CD collection with a handsome and informative booklets of essays and histories of the songs, will be of great interest to those turned on to this kind of unadorned music by the soundtrack to Oh Brother! Where Art Thou? Or who like rural blues, artists like the Stanley Brothers, or...

Various: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (Yazoo/Southbound)

Various: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (Yazoo/Southbound)

Among the many delights of this exceptional double disc package -- subtitled "Super Rarities and Unissued Gems of the 1920s and '30s -- are the artwork by that obsessive record collector Robert Crumb, and the hilarious essay by compiler Richard Nevins who attempts to justify the habits of hoarders while also acknowledging this is a crazy...

GILLIAN WELCH INTERVIEWED (2004): That ol' time contemporary music

GILLIAN WELCH INTERVIEWED (2004): That ol' time contemporary music

For someone whose stark songs sound like they have come from the impoverished rural underbelly of Depression-era America, Gillian Welch seems as lively as a June-bug. She laughs readily and doesn't come across as a woman who sings death ballads and has the signature song Orphan Girl. But Welch surprises on many levels. Those who have heard...

Tags related to harry smith