I bought this set many years ago and have referred to it often. It has opened my eyes to many different branches of world folk music. My own version of the Harry Smith Anthology. Better annotated and a wider scope. Dick should be acknowledged as Smith was.
On Jul 1, 2013, at 6:55 AM, "Mason Vander Lugt" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Partially in observance of the coming holiday, mostly because I love music
> and get a kick out of sharing, I scanned and blogged the 1976 Library of
> Congress / Dick Spottswood LP series "Folk Music in America". If you're
> unfamiliar, it's a 15 LP series of recordings and booklets documenting the
> folk song and dance of pretty much any culture that can be considered
> American (US, that is) between 1890 and 1976. It's a truly remarkable set,
> and has never been available in digital form (as far as I know) until now.
> You can download the full set here -
> Or download individual volumes and read my notes about it here -
> Please excuse me if this is "blogspam", but I know Dick is a long-time ARSC
> member and thought many of you would appreciate it.
> Mason Vander Lugt