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sung by Emily Bishop <br />
 
sung by Emily Bishop <br />
 
Recorded 13 October 1952  Bromsberrow Heath, Herefordshire, England  
 
Recorded 13 October 1952  Bromsberrow Heath, Herefordshire, England  
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== Remixes ==
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/01_Giddyalong.mp3 Giddyalong - Meem]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/02_Me_Dance.mp3 Me Dance - Meem]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/03_Good_Luck.mp3 Good Luck - Meem]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/04_Yeah_Dub.mp3 Yeah Dub - Meem]
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[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/05_In_The_Sky.mp3 In The Sky - Meem]   
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== Credits ==
 
== Credits ==

Revision as of 12:17, 15 June 2010

Parallel Anthology

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We're working with This Is Tomorrow to develop a night inviting bands, musicians and producers to cover, reinterpret and remix Parallel Anthology - a collection of out-of-copyright versions of tracks on Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music - at Whitechapel Gallery on Friday 30th July.

Background

The 1952 release of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music was a compilation bringing together a selection of Smith’s personal collection of 78rpm records. As such, it was effectively a bootleg and operated under the legal radar until it was digitised, re-mastered and fully licensed in 1997.

The recordings in the anthology are those from the early days of the record industry, a time which saw the establishment of a system that fixed collectively-authored folk lyrics and melodies to individual authors in an attempt to control the flow of this previously fluid cultural material.

The Parallel Anthology project aims to map the public/private territory of Smith’s anthology and to scrutinize different levels of access to the material – researching details of future dates when compositions will enter the public domain, sourcing alternative versions of recordings, and gathering together fragments of archive manuscripts and lyrics.

Parallel Anthology volume 1 begins the process of collecting together alternative versions of tracks and makes available a small selection of public domain versions not closed down by copyright. Future volumes will collect, publish and distribute recordings whose proprietary interests have expired, along with new versions and remixes of the material collected.

The project re-envisages Smith’s anthology as a series of nodes in a larger network and employs a kind of sonic virology – tracing songs across spatial and temporal distances.

A parallel collection is proposed: a new roots and future anthology, distributing rich material that remains open for use and reuse.

Source Files

Uncle Rat Went Out To Ride (The Frog And The Mouse)
sung by Elizabeth Cronin
Recorded 7 August 1948 County Cork, Ireland

Our Goodman
sung by Thomas Moran
Recorded december 1954 Mohill Leitrim, Ireland

The Devil (The Farmer’s Curst wife)
sung by Jimmy White
Recorded 9 june 1954 Whittingham, Northumberland, England

The Cuckoo
sung by Bill Westaway
Recorded 26 may 1952 Belstone Devon, England

What Shall I Wear To The Wedding John?
sung by Aunt Fanny Rumble/Albert Collins
Recorded 6 October 1954 Tilshead, Wiltshire, England

No Sir (Oh No John!)
sung by Emily Bishop
Recorded 13 October 1952 Bromsberrow Heath, Herefordshire, England

Remixes

Giddyalong - Meem

Me Dance - Meem

Good Luck - Meem

Yeah Dub - Meem

In The Sky - Meem


Credits

Parallel Anthology project was launched on the occasion of the 17th Biennale of Sydney

Researcher: Matthew White

Recordings gleaned from BBC gramophone collection: 11989, 17794, 18678, 20606, 21493, 22029