David Grad
September 19, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Anthology of American Folk Music

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Various Artists
Producers
Smithsonian Folkways
genre
Folk, Reissues

We gave it an B+

Packed with classic sides by the legendary likes of Blind Lemon Jefferson and the Carter Family, this definitive collection of blues, country, and gospel recordings inspired the American folk revival after its release in 1952. Now painstakingly remixed and remastered as a six-CD boxed set, with greatly expanded notes and enhanced CD, Anthology of American Folk Music retains the primitive power of those seminal 78s while meeting the more exacting audio standards of the digital age. A

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