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Posted By: peregrina
07-Jan-09 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
Subject: RE: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
If it hasn't already been mentioned, the

Harry Smith Anthology

is a must! (Greil Marcus's book Invisible Republic makes a good accompanying book.)

(Google, wikipedia, Amazon and Smithsonian Folkways all have lots about it--it was a massive catalyst for the American folk revival...weird, wonderful, gripping... )