Archival re-issue specialists, Dust to Digital have announced the release of THE HARRY SMITH B-SIDES Box set. This comprises the flip side of the 78-rpm records that EGC Bishop Harry Smith included on the seminal collection, Anthology of American Folk Music, which functioned as the bible for the pioneers of the American Folk Music Revival – Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Dave Van Ronk, etc.
The label’s site says:
Available for pre-order. Official release date is October 16, 2020.
81 newly-remastered recordings on four CDs with a full-color, 144-page, cork-cover book in a cigar-style box.
Featuring archival images, original artwork by Harry Smith, and essays by John Cohen, Lance Ledbetter, and Eli Smith.
Liner note contributions 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, Peter Stampfel, and many more.