500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Harry Smith, Ed., 'Anthology of American Folk Music'
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278. Harry Smith, Ed., 'Anthology of American Folk Music'

Folkways, 1952

This influential compilation inspired folkies like Pete Seeger and the early Bob Dylan, and it rekindled interest in the blues. Jerry Garcia cut his turntable speed in half in order to master the solos.

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