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Jun-15-2004, 6:00am
Here's a cool item: a scanned copy of an out-of-print book that has transcriptions and notes on most or all of the tunes in the American Anthology of Folk Music, the set of recordings compiled by Harry Smith. Enjoy.


Chris Cantergiani
Jun-15-2004, 8:12am
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for providing the link to this important document!
This Anthology should be required listening for anyone who enjoys music!


Martin Jonas
Jun-16-2004, 3:33am
I'll second that -- what a great document to rescue from oblivion. Funky transcriptions, as well; not as tidied up and sanitised as in the usual songbooks. I like the annotation "The note is sung slightly sharp of the pitch, but not enough to warrant an accidental". Bit difficult to translate to the mandolin, which doesn't really do microtonality.


Jun-16-2004, 7:50am
Wow! thanks a lot!

I totally agree on the importance of this document!

Jon Hall
Jun-16-2004, 9:21pm
Thanks for the great link. I downloaded it without a hitch.

WV Mike
Jun-17-2004, 9:42am
SteveW, what a find! Thanks a ton for sharing!