Happy 90th Birthday, Harry Smith!

Interviews with Rani Singh, director of the Harry Smith Archives, and musician Joe McMurrian, organizer of Harry Smith's One Kind Favor: A Tribute Concert to the Anthology of American Folk Music.

one kind favor

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This month, proto-hippie shaman and Portland-born polymath Harry Smith turns 90, and his hometown is throwing him a party. Several, in fact. Never mind that he died in 1991: Considering the man’s resume, the milestone deserves a celebration, regardless of where his spirit resides. Along with being an accomplished experimental filmmaker, in 1952 Smith compiled The Anthology of American Folk ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Songs From Anthology of American Folk Music


Top 5
“The Cuckoo,” Clarence AshleyThis is one of those grand old songs from across the seas that is timeless and transcends the limits of our current mode of musical thought.“See That My Grave is   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 JOE MCMURRIAN

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