VA - The Harry Smith B-Sides

"The Harry Smith B-Sides box set contains the flip side of every 78-rpm record that Harry Smith included on the Anthology of American Folk Music. In 1952, Folkways Records published the legendary six-LP series entitled the Anthology of American Folk Music, compiled by eccentric record collector, filmmaker, artist, and anthropologist Harry Smith. Many historians cite Smith's reissue, with its recordings of country, blues, and gospel music from the 1920s and '30s, and its booklet containing idiosyncratic liner notes, esoteric artwork, and handmade design as a major impetus for the folk music revival of the 1950s and '60s. 68 years later, The Harry Smith B-Sides offers both a resonant listening experience and the closing of a collector's circle. Sequenced in the identical order that Smith created, this new box set offers the flip-side of each record selected by Smith for the original Anthology of American Folk Music. Newly-remastered audio under license from Gennett Records, Paramount Records, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group. This box set represents a mirror image of the Anthology of American Folk Music's tracklist. However, the producers have omitted the following tracks due to lyrics containing racist language: track 5 on disc 1, track 4 on disc 2, and track 16 on disc 4. Cigar box, full-color 144-page book featuring original artwork by Harry Smith and four CDs; 84 newly-remastered tracks on four CDs with a full-color 144-page book featuring archival images, original artwork by Harry Smith, and essays by John Cohen, Lance Ledbetter, and Eli Smith. Transcriptions and annotations for each track by more than 80 artists, writers, and musicians that have been inspired by Harry Smith's work including Daniel Bachman, Devendra Banhart, Sarah Bryan, Rosanne Cash, Dom Flemons, Steve Gunn, Will Oldham, Amanda Petrusich, Steve Roden, Art Rosenbaum, Nathan Salsburg, and Peter Stampfel. Features Dick Justice, Nelstone's Hawaiians, Clarence Ashley, Coley Jones, Buell Kazee, Chubby Parker & His Old-Time Banjo, Uncle Eck Dunford, Burnett and Rutherford, Buster Carter and Preston Young, Carolina Tar Heels, G.B. Grayson, Kelly Harrell, Edward L. Crain, Carter Family, Williamson Brothers & Curry, Frank Hutchison, Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers, Mississippi John Hurt, William & Versey Smith, Furry Lewis, The Masked Marvel, Uncle Bunt Stephens, J.W. Day, Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers, Delma Lachney and Blind Uncle Gaspard, Andrew & Jim Baxter, A.C Eck Robertson and Family, Hoyt Ming and His Pep-Steppers, Henry Thomas, Jim Jackson, Columbus Fruge, Joseph Falcon, Breaux Freres, Cincinnati Jug Band, Frank Cloutier and the Victoria Cafe Orchestra, Rev. J. M. Gates, Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1, Sister Mary Nelson, Memphis Sanctified Singers, Elders McIntorsh and Edwards, Rev. Moses Mason, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Blind Willie Johnson, Ernest Phipps & His Holiness Singers, Rev. F.W. McGee, Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation, Cannon's Jug Stompers, E. Segura & D. Herbert, Richard "Rabbit" Brown, Dock Boggs, Mr. & Mrs. Ernest V. Stoneman, Stoneman Family, Memphis Jug Band, Joseph Falcon & Cleoma Breaux, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell, Ramblin' Thomas, Julius Daniels, Uncle Dave Macon, J.P. Nestor, and Ken Manyard." - Dust-To-Digital.
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After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.

This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.

Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.
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