Centennial of Gnostic Saint Harry Smith

Smithsonian Folkways Records posted on their FB page:
“Today marks the centennial of the birth of Harry Everett Smith (1923-1991), who was a groundbreaking experimental filmmaker, artist, musicologist, and compiler of folklore. From his collection of 78-rpm records, Smith assembled one of the most influential releases in the history of recorded sound: The Anthology of American Folk Music, a six-LP compendium originally released on Folkways in 1952.
“The first solo exhibition of Smith’s work will open at the Whitney Museum of American Art on October 4. It will include a unique listening environment where visitors can explore the Anthology along with interviews from Smith himself: whitney.org/exhibitions/harry-smith
“To read Smith’s original liner notes, see the 1997 CD reissue of the Anthology: s.si.edu/43cyC6o”
Photo by John Palmer, ca. 1970. Courtesy of Harry Smith Archives.
And yes, Harry is not one of the accepted Gnostic Saints as per roll call of same in Liber XV – but he IS in my book. AND he was consecrated a Bishop of EGC by his holiness Hymenaeus Beta.

Frater Lux Ad Mundi

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