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)
Excerpts from Film #23 by Harry Smith
This is a video recording of portions of Film 23 by Harry Smith from the original and only No. 23 16mm print. The TRT of the complete film is 24 minutes, 20 seconds. These excerpts are selections from scenes in the film, including Patti Smith with Robert Mapplethorpe, a woman performing string figures with superimposed motifs, then a nude woman slowly dancing in a room, and finally a woman symbolically shooting a man with her finger as a gun.