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‘Social Music’ –
Volume 2 in a series of crucial reissues of American Folk Music, via Death Is Not The End –

A valuable re-issue of ‘The Anthology of American Folk Music’ which was originally released by Folkways Records in 1952. Specialising in Folk and World music, the label’s back catalogue was acquired by the Smithsonian Institute, assuring it’s preservation and historical importance as a document of American history.

The compilation itself was compiled by the experimental filmmaker Harry Smith from his own personal collection of 78s. Originally split into six parts, Death Is Not The End have resurrected three parts and issued them as cassettes – Volume 1. Ballads, Volume 2. Social Music and Volume 3. Songs.

If you’ve been following this label’s output you’ll love these.

“Sail Away Lady” — “Uncle Bunt” Stephens (1926)
“The Wild Wagoner” — Jilson Setters (1928)
“Wake Up Jacob” — Prince Albert Hunt’s Texas Ramblers (1929)
“La Danseuse” — Delma Lachney and Blind Uncle Gaspard (1929)
“Georgia Stomp” — Andrew & Jim Baxter (1929)
“Brilliancy Medley” — Eck Robertson and Family (1930)
“Indian War Whoop” — Floyd Ming and his Pep-Steppers (1928)
“Old Country Stomp” — Henry Thomas (1928)
“Old Dog Blue” — Jim Jackson (1928)
“Saut Crapaud” — Columbus Fruge (1929)
“Acadian One Step” — Joseph Falcon (1929)
“Home Sweet Home” — The Breaux Freres (Clifford Breaux, Ophy Breaux, Amedee Breaux) (1933)
“Newport Blues” — Cincinnati Jug Band (1929)
“Moonshiner’s Dance Part One” — Frank Cloutier and the Victoria Cafe Orchestra (1927)
“Must Be Born Again” — Rev. J. M. Gates (1927)
“Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting” — Rev. J. M. Gates (1927)
“Rocky Road” — Alabama Sacred Harp Singers (1928)
“Present Joys” — Alabama Sacred Harp Singers (1928)
“This Song of Love” — Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1 (1932)
“Judgement” — Sister Mary Nelson (1927)
“He Got Better Things for You” — Memphis Sanctified Singers (1929)
“Since I Laid My Burden Down” — Elders McIntorsh and Edwards’ Sanctified Singers (1929)
“John the Baptist” — Moses Mason (1928)
“Dry Bones” — Bascom Lamar Lunsford (1929)
“John the Revelator” — Blind Willie Johnson (1930)
“Little Moses” — The Carter Family (1932)
“Shine on Me” — Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers (1930)
“Fifty Miles of Elbow Room” — Rev. F.W. McGee (1931)
“I’m in the Battle Field for My Lord” — Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation (1929)

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