Ed Sanders Recalls His Friendship with Harry Smith

Ed Sanders, poet and founding member of The Fugs, recalls his deep friendship with Harry Smith, compiler of the highly influential Anthology of American Folk Music. Smith produced The Fugs’ first album in 1965 for Folkways Records.


Some Crazy Magic: Meeting Harry Smith

John Cohen tells the story of his first meeting with eccentric filmmaker and collector Harry Smith, the man who created the Anthology of American Folk Music.


Harry Smith Acknowledged

The magician receiving a life ackowledgement for his contribution to american music transformation through his collection of American Folk Music, a few days before his death. (From the Smithsonian Edition)

Harry Smith, legendary filmmaker talks about mediumship

Harry Smith, music ethnocologist, painter, graphic designer, historian and filmmaker talks about mediumship in the living of & with Alan Steinfeld 1985.




Smithsonian Folkways remembers Harry Smith

The video footage is from a 1997 concert celebrating the CD reissue of the anthology.


Interview with Harry Smith and P. Adams Sitney – Part 1

Recorded in Chelsea Hotel, NYC, 1965.