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The USC Music Library has a strong collection of monographs and sound recordings relating to the different types of folk music in America. The collection covers both indigenous and popular music. The following bibliography is just a sampling of materials available in the library. To learn more about American folk music, click on the Grove link under each group's bibliography.

map of america Appalachian Mountains Region Bluegrass Blues Country Ozark Mountains Region Old-Time Music African American / Spirituals



1. General
2. African American / Spirituals
3. Appalachian Region
4. Bluegrass
5. Blues
6. Country
7. Old-Time
8. Ozark Mountains Region




General

America's Balladeer. Olympic Records. LP. 1973.
LP 12451

American Favorite Ballads. FA 2445, FA 2320-3 Folkways Records. LP. 1962.
LP 3848

American Folk Singers and Balladeers. SRL-5644 Classics Record Library. LP. 1964.
LP 1986

American Music: A Panorama. A3 34046, A 34047, A 34049 Sony Music Special Productions. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc 4176 
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Anthology of American Folk Music. SFW 40090 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings/ Sony Music Special Products, FP 251- FP 253 Smithsonian Folkways Records. CD. 1997.
Compact Disc 2517 v.1-3

Austin, Sil. Sil Austin with Strings and Choir, Plays Folk Songs. MG-20755 Mercury. LP. 1963.
LP 18420

Baggelaar, Kristin. Folk Music: More than a Song. New York, NY: Crowell, 1976.
ML 3551 .B17

Belafonte, Harry. Ballads, Blues & Boasters. LSP-2953 RCA Victor. LP. 1964.
LP 1653

Brand, Oscar. Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads Vol. 4. AFLP 1847 Audio Fidelity. LP. 195-.
LP 18422

Brave Boys: New England Traditions in Folk Music. NW 239 New World Records. LP. 1977.
LP 4192

Botkin, Benjamin Albert, ed. Anglo-American Ballads. AAFS L7 Library of Congress Recording Laboratory. LP. 1959.
LP 2001

Burl Ives Sings for Fun. DL 8248 Decca Records. LP. 1956.
LP 12464

Burt, Olive Woolley, ed. American Murder Ballads and Their Stories. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1958. 
ML 3551 .B93

Cantwell, Robert. When We Were Good: The Folk Revival. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.
ML 3551 .C36 1996

Chanticleer. Out of this World: From Thomas Tallis to Bill Evans: A Chanticleer Portrait. 4509-96515-2 Teldec. CD. 1994.
Compact Disc 1390 
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The Civil War. 9 79256-2, D114486 Elektra Nonesuch. CD. 1990.
Compact Disc CSAM 18

The Civil War through its Ballads and Songs. HL 503 Heirloom. LP. 1961.
LP 13182

Clark, Keith. Folk Song and Dance. London, England: National Book League; English Folk Dance and Song Society, 1972.
ML128 .F75 C6

Coffin, Tristram Potter. The British Traditional Ballad in North America. Philadelphia, PA: American Folklore Society, 1963.
ML 3553 .C6 1963

Cohen, Norm, ed. Ethnic and Border Music: A Regional Exploration. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.
ML 3551 .E73 2007

Cohen, Ronald D. Rainbow Quest: The Folk Music Revival And American Society, 1940-1970. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.
ML 3551 .C58 2002

Cohen, Ronald D. and Dave Samuelson. Songs for Political Action: Folk Music, Topical Songs, and the American Left, 1926-1953. BCD 15720 JL Bear Family Records. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 2376 discs 3-10

Copland, Aaron. A Copland Celebration, v.2: Chamber Music and Rarities. SM2K 89326-8 Sony Classical. CD. 2000.
Compact Disc 8282

________. A Copland Celebration, v.3: Vocal and Choral Works. SM2K 89329-31 Sony Classical. CD. 2000.
Compact Disc 8283 Discs 1 & 2

Cotten, Elizabeth. When I'm Gone. FA 3537, F-3537 Smithsonian Folkways, FA 3537 Folkways. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc CSAM 33

Dalhart, Vernon. First Recorded Railroad Songs. 794 Mark 56. LP. 1978.
LP 16940

Dylan, Bob. Odetta Sings Dylan. 74321 773802 BMG. CD. 2000.
Compact Disc 9338 
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Emrich, Duncan. Songs and Ballads of American History, and of the Assassination of Presidents. AAFS L29 Library of Congress Recording Laboratory. LP. 1952.
LP 13253

Ewen, David, ed. Songs of America; A Cavalcade of Popular Songs, with Commentaries. Chicago, IL: Ziff-Davis Pub., 1947.
ML 3551 .E85

Far, Far From Home: Music and Camp Scenes of the War Between the States. Calvin Historical Productions, Palmetto Productions, LionHeart Film Works. VHS. 2000.
Video Cassette 276

Filene, Benjamin. Romancing the Folk: Public Memory & American Roots Music. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
ML 3551 .F55 2000

The First 10 Years. VSD 6560-1 Vanguard. LP. 1970.
LP 16850

Folk Music: A Catalog of Folk Songs, Ballads, Dances, Instrumental Pieces, and Folk Tales of the United States and Latin America on Phonograph Records. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Music Division, 1964.
Ref. ML156.4 .F5 U5 1964

Foster, Stephen Collins. Stephen Foster: A Family Album. Amerimusic. CD. 2002.
Compact Disc 5071

Goldsmith, Peter David. Making People's Music: Moe Asch and Folkways Records. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998.
ML 429 .A83 G65 1998

Greene, Victor R. A Passion for Polka: Old-Time Ethnic Music in America. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992.
ML 3551 .G696 1992

Greenway, John. American Folksongs of Protest. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1953.
ML 3551 .G7

Guthrie, Woody. The Legendary Woody Guthrie: In Memoriam. TR 2058 Tradition/Everst. LP. 1967.
LP 13154

Herrera-Sobek, Maria. Northward Bound: The Mexican Immigrant Experience in Ballad and Song. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1993.
ML 3558 .H47 1993

I'm on my Journey Home: Vocal Styles and Resources in Folk Music. 80223-2 New World Records. CD. 2002.
Compact Disc 4946 
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Kansas City Chorale. Fern Hill: American Choral Music. NI 5449 Nimbus Records. CD. 1995.
Compact Disc 1955

Kingston Trio. The Best of the Kingston Trio. SN-16183 Capitol Records. LP.
LP 16833

Lawless, Ray McKinley. Folksingers and Folksongs in America: A Handbook of Biography, Biblioography, and Discography.New York, NY: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1960.
ML 3550 .L4

Leadbelly. Folk Singing Greats. R-2021 Rondo. LP. 196-.
Music Rec CSAM 79

________. Leadbelly Sings Ballads of Beautiful Women and Bad Men. SU 278 Sutton. LP. 1965.
Music Rec CSAM 70

Limeliters. Tonight In Person. LPM 2272 RCA Victor. LP. 1961.
LP 11283

Living Guitars. Folk-Dixie Jamboree. CAL 801 RCA Camden. LP. 1964.
LP 17859

Lomax, Alan. Selected Writings, 1934-1997. New York, NY: Routledge, 2003.
ML 3551 .L65 2003

Lomax, Alan, ed. Anglo-American Ballads. AAFSL1 Library of Congress, Division of Music, Recording Laboratory. LP. 1956.
LP 2000

Lomax, John Avery. The Ballad Hunter. Parts 7 & 8: A Lecture. AAFS L52, AFSL 52 Library of Congress, Music Division, Recording Laboratory. LP. 1958.
Music Rec CSAM 71 
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Mantovani. American Scene. PS.182 London. LP. 196-.
LP 17277

Maple Leaf Rag: Ragtime in Rural America. New World Records NW 235. LP. 1976.
LP 4115

Mattfield, Julius. The Folk Music of the Western Hemisphere. New York, NY: Arno Press, 1980.
ML 136 .N5 M2 1980

Mountain Songs: Works by American Composers. MMD 60115, 7038-2-C Musicmasters. CD. 1986.
Compact Disc 1995

Nettl, Bruno. Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1965.
ML 3495 .N5

Niles, John Jacob. Early American Carols & Folk Songs. M 718, 2119-2122 Victor. 78. 1940.
78 disc 10 in. Set 86

Odetta. Odetta Sings Folk Songs. LPM 2643 RCA Victor. LP. 1963.
LP 18410

Oh My Little Darling: Folk Song Types. 80245-2, NW 245 New World Records. CD. 2002.
Compact Disc 4909

Patterson, Daniel W. The Shaker Spiritual. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2000.
ML 3178 .S5 P4 2000

Powwow Songs: Music of the Plains Indians. 80343-2 New World Records. CD. 1986.
Compact Disc 2778

Return of the Wayfaring Stranger. CL 1459 Columbia. LP. 1960.
LP 11815

Ritchie, Jean. Singing Family of the Cumberlands. New York, NY: Oxford Univeristy Press, 1955.
ML 420 .R6 A3

Ruess, Richard A. and Richard K. Spottswodd, eds. Songs of Labor & Livelihood. LBC 8 Library of Congress, Music Division, Recording Laboratory. LP. 1978.
LP 468

Santelli, Robert, Holly George-Warren, and Jim Browns, eds. American Roots Music. New York, NY: H.N. Abrams, 2001.
ML 3551 .A54 2001

Scott, John Anthony. The Ballad of America: The History of the United States in Song and Story. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1983.
ML 3551 .S35 1983

Second South Carolina String Band. Hard Road: The Best of Tenting Tonight & Band of Brothers. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 6447

Seeger, Pete. We Shall Overcome: Recorded Live at Historic Carnegie Hall Concert, June 8, 1963. CS 8901 Columbia. LP. 1963.
LP 12325

Smith, Harry, ed. Anthology of American Folk Music. FP 251-3 Smithsonian Folkways Records. CD. 1997.
Compact Disc 2517 v.1-3

Songs of the Great American West and Deep South. SF-23300-B Somerset. LP. 196-.
LP 11525

Spaeth, Sigmund Gottfried. Read 'Em and Weep; The Songs You Forgot to Remember. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1926.
ML 3551 .S61 R4

Stracke, Win. Songs of the War between the States. GLP 50 Golden. LP. 1960.
LP 16872

Tawa, Nicholas E. A Sound of Strangers: Musical Culture, Acculturation, and the Post-Civil War Ethnic American.Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1982.
ML 3551 .T29 1982

That's Why We're Marching. SF 40021, SF CD 40021, Smithsonian/Folkways. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 3285 
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Wade, Stephen. A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings. CD 1500 Rounder Records. CD. 1997.
Compact Disc CSAM 42

Weavers. The Weavers at Carnegie Hall. VSD-6533 Vanguard. LP. 1969.
LP 12323

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African American / Spirituals

Bibb, Leon. Foment, Ferment, Free- Free. LSP-4202 RCA Victor. LP. 1969.
LP 13645

Botkin, Benjamin Albert, ed. Negro Religious Songs and Services. AAFS L10, LC 1882 LP Library of Congress Recording Laboratory. LP. 1959.
Music Rec CSAM 54

Conway, Cece and Scott Odell. Black Banjo Songsters. SF 40079, SF CD 40079 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc CSAM 111 
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Cotten, Elizabeth. Shake Sugaree: Volume 2. FTS 31003 Smithsonian Folkways Records, F-31003 Folkways. CD. 1999.
Compact Disc CSAM 34

Dale Warland Singers. Blue Wheat. ACC 122 American Choral Catalog. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 3112

The Earliest Negro Vocal Groups: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order. DOCD-5288, DOCD-5355, DOCD-5531, DOCD-5613 Document. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc CSAM 19 Vol. 3-5

Hendricks, Barbara. Barbara Hendricks sings Spirituals. DS-38024 Angel. LP. 1983.
LP 12792

The Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music. 74465 997562, 74465-99756-9 Buddha Records. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc CSAM 132 and Text

Lovell, John. Black Song: The Forge and the Flame: The Story of how the Afro-American Spiritual was Hammered out.New York, NY: Paragon House, 1972.
ML 3556 .L69 1986

Marsh, J.B.T. The Jubilee Singers and Their Songs. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2003.
ML 400 .M339 2003

Negro Folk Music of Africa and America. F-4500 Smithsonian Folkways Recording, FE 4500 Folkways Records. CD. 2000.
Compact Disc CSAM 32

Negro Prison Songs from the Mississippi State Penitentiary. TR-1020, TLP 1020 Tradition. LP. 195-.
Music Rec CSAM 44

Norman Luboff Choir. Songs of the South. CL-860 Columbia. LP. 1956.
LP 17282

Odetta. American Folk Pioneer. ALE 100107 Allegro Corp. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 9342

________. At the Gate of Horn. TCD 1063, TLP 1025 Tradition. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 9336

________.Odetta at Town Hall. VMD 2109 Vanguard. CD. 1992.
Compact Disc 9329

________. One Grain of Sand. 2153-2 Vanguard. CD. 199-.
Compact Disc 9330 
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Appalachian Region

Conway, Cecelia. African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia: A Study of Folk Traditions. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1995.
ML 3556 .C667 1995

Harvey, Steven. Bound for Shady Grove. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2000.
ML 3551.7 .A57 H37 2000

Jackson, George Pullen. White Spirituals in the Southern Uplands; the Story of the Fasola Folk, Their Songs, Singings, and "Buckwheat Notes." Hatboro, PA: Folklore Associates, 1964.
ML 3551 .J2 1964

Jones, Loyal. Minstrel of the Appalachians: The Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford. Boone, NC: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1984.
ML 420 .L935 J6 1984

Jug Band Songs of the Southern Mountains. LP. 
LP 12585

McNeil, W.K., comp. Southern Mountain Folksongs: Traditional Songs from the Appalachians and the Ozarks. Little Rock, AR: August House Publishers, 1993.
M 1629 .S72 1993

Old-Time Music at Clarence Ashley's. FA 2355 Folkways Records. LP. 1961.
LP 16547

Smith, Betty. Jane Hicks Gentry: A Singer Among Singers. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.
ML 420 .G34 S65 1998

Thomas, Jeanette Bell. The Singin' Fiddler of Lost Hope Hollow. New York, NY: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1938.
ML 418.S49 T5

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Bluegrass

Banjo and Fiddle. FMRS-CW-057-8 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1983.
LP 18380

Bluegrass. Volume I. FMRS-CW-007-8 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1981.
LP 18355

Bluegrass. Volume II. FMRS CW 071-2 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1983.
LP 18381

Hills and Home: Thirty Years of Bluegrass. NW 225 New World Records. LP. 1976.
LP 4130

Hired Hands. Something Special. OHS-90193 Old Homestead. LP. 1989.
LP 19471

Jenkins, Snuffy. 33 Years of Pickin' and Pluckin'. 0005 Rounder Records. LP. 1971.
LP 18485

Marshall, Howard W. "Keep on the Sunny Side of Life:" Patter and Religious Expression in Bluegrass Gospel Music. Los Angeles, CA: John Edwards Memorial Foundation, 1974.
ML 3561 .B62 M2 1974

Morris Brothers. Wiley, Zeke and Homer. 0022 Rounder. LP. 1973.
LP 18481

Oxford American Southern Music CD #6. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 8826

Rosenberg, Neil V. From Sound to Style: The Emergence of Bluegrass. Los Angeles, CA: John Edwards Memorial Foundation, 1967.
ML 3561 .B62 R67 1967.

Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection. SF 40062, SF CD 40062 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 1502 
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Wernick, Peter. Bluegrass Songbook. New York, NY: Oak Publications, 1976.
M 1630.18 .B625

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Blues

Albert Nicholas Quartet. Albert Nicholas Quartet. DL-207 Delmar Records. LP. 1960.
LP 17421

Allison, Luther. Blue Streak. ALC 4834 Alligator. Cassette. 1995.
Cassette CSAM 1

Anthology of American Folk Music. SFW 40090 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings/Sony Music Special Products, FP 251-3 Smithsonian Folkways Records. CD. 1997.
Compact Disc 2517 v.1-3

Armstrong, Louis. Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, with the Clarence Williams Blues Five. 63092 CBS. LP. 1973.
LP 17430

Arnold, Billy Boy. Back Where I Belong. ALC 4815 Alligator. Cassette. 1993.
Cassette CSAM 3

The Asch Recordings. AA 1-4 Asch. LP. 1967.
LP 2202 v.1-2

Bayard, Eddie. Blues and Stomps. 11737 Gunn Records. LP. 197-.
LP 17479

Before the Blues: The Early American Black Music Scene: Classic Recordings from the 1920's and 30's. 2015-7 Yazoo. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc CSAM 71 v.1-3

Belafonte, Harry. Belafonte Sings the Blues. LSP 1972 RCA Victor. LP. 1958.
LP 1764

Bernard, Al. Sam Jones' Blues by Bernard, Turk, and Robinson. Columbia 13005D, 81232-2. 78. 1923.
78 disc 10 in. CSAM 10

The Bessie Smith Story. CL 855-8, CL 503-6 Columbia. LP. 1956.
LP 17062 v.1-2

Billie Holiday. LP. 197-.
LP 12027

Billie Holiday: The Golden Years. C3L 21, C3L 40, CL 1758-60, CL 2426-8 Columbia. LP. 1966.
LP 3935

Billie Holiday Sings the Blues. SPC-3335 Pickwick. LP. 19--.
LP 9464

The Billie Holiday Story. KG 32121, KG32124, PG 32127 Columbia. LP. 1973.
LP 10971 v.1-3

Bland, Bobby. Best of Bobby Bland: Volume 2. MCAC-27045 MCA. Cassette. 1983.
Cassette CSAM 5

Blues Masters: The Essential Blues Collection. Volume 4, Harmonica Classics. R2 71124 Rhino. CD. 1992.
Compact Disc 4583 
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Blues Masters: The Essential Blues Collection. Volume 6, Blues Originals. R2 71127 Rhino. CD. 1993.
Compact Disc 4585

Blues Masters: The Essential Blues Collection. Volume 9, Postmodern Blues. R2 71132 Rhino. CD. 1993.
Compact Disc 4588

Blues Masters: The Essential Blues Collection. Volume 10, Blues Roots. R2 71135 Rhino. CD. 1993.
Compact Disc 4589

Blues Masters: The Essential Blues Collection. Volume 11, Classic Blues Women. R2 71134 Rhino. CD. 1993.
Compact Disc 4590 
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Blues Masters: The Essential Blues Collection. Volume 15, Slide Guitar Classics. R2 71126 Rhino. CD. 1993.
Compact Disc 4591

Blues Masters: The Essential Blues Collection. Volume 16, More Harmonica Classics. R2 75346 Rhino. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc 4592

Blues Masters: The Essential Blues Collection. Volume 17, More Postmodern Blues. R2 75347 Rhino. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc 4593

Blues Masters: The Essential Blues Collection. Volume 18, More Slide Guitar Classics. R2 75348 Rhino. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc 4594.

Blues Routes. SFW CD 40118 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 1999.
Compact Disc 5571

Cavanaugh, Dave D. Cold-Hearted Daddy. 15300 Capitol. 78. 1948.
78 disc 10 in. 715

Charles, Ray. Georgia on my Mind. SM 3926 Joker. LP. 1981.
LP 16831

Chess Blues. CHD4-9340 Chess/MCA. CD. 1992.
Compact Disc 3185, Discs 1-4

Classic African-American Ballads: From Smithsonian Folkways. SWF CD 40191 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 2006.
Compact Disc CSAM 141

Collins, Albert. Iceman. 91583-4 Virgin Records. Cassette. 1991.
Cassette CSAM 7

Coltrane, John. Blue Train. CDP-7 46095 2, BST 81577 Blue Note. CD. 1985.
Compact Disc 1278

Copland, Aaron. Four Piano Blues. LPS.298 London. LP. 1950.
LP 7504

Crossroads: Southern Routes: Music of the American South. SF CD 40080 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 4636

Davis, Gary. The Complete Early Recordings of Rev. Gary Davis. 2011 Yazoo. CD. 1994.
Compact Disc CSAM 93

________. Reverend Gary Davis: Blues & Ragtime. 97024 Shanachie. CD. 1993.
Compact Disc CSAM 129

The Earliest Negro Vocal Groups: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order. DOCD-5288, DOCD-5355, DOCD-5531, DOCD-5613 Document. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc CSAM 19 Vol. 3-5

Early Blues. 7134 Olympic Records. LP. 1974.
LP 13646

Ellington, Duke. Ellington is Forever, Volume II. F-79008 Fantasy. LP. 1977.
LP 13483

________. The Intimacy of the Blues. OJCCD-624-2, F-9640 Fantasy. CD. 1986.
Compact Disc 2561 
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Field Recordings. Volume 9, Georgia, South & North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky. DOCD-5599 Document Records. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc CSAM 9

Field Recordings. Volume 13, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Delaware (1933-1943). DOCD-5621 Document Records. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc CSAM 13

Gryce, Gigi. The Rat Race Blues. OJCCD-081-2 Prestige/New Jazz. CD. 1991.
Compact Disc 9059

Hampton, Lionel. Good Vibes. KH 32165 Harmony. LP. 1973.
LP 13798

Hard Times Come Again No More: Early American Rural Songs of Hard Times and Hardships. 2036-7 Yazoo. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc CSAM Vol. 1-2

Henderson, Joe. Foresight. M-47058 Milestones. LP. 1980.
LP 16260

The History of the Real Billie Holiday. 2-V6S-8816 Verve. LP. 1973.
LP 2061

Holiday, Billie. Billie Holiday: The Original Recordings. PC 32060 Columbia. LP. 1973.
LP 16630

________. The Billie Holiday Story. DXSB 7161, DL28929-30 Decca. LP. 1972.
LP 11060

Honesty, Sadie. The Clearing House Blues. 14019-D. 81698-2 Columbia. 78. 1924.
78 disc 10 in. CSAM 1

Hooker, John Lee. Black Snake. F 24722 Fantasy Records. LP. 1977.
LP 13681

________. Born in Mississippi, Raised up in Tennessee. ABCX-768 ABC. LP. 1973.
LP 13591

________. Don't Turn Me From Your Door. 82356-4 Atco. Cassette. 1992.
Cassette CSAM 9

Howlin' Wolf. Back Door Man. TRC1005 Telstar. Cassette. 1989.
Cassette CSAM 14

Hurt, Mississippi John. The Best of Mississippi John Hurt. CVSD 19/20 Vanguard. Cassette. 1987.
Cassette CSAM 13

James, Elmore. Whose Muddy Shoes. CHC 9114 Chess Records. Cassette. 1984.
Cassette CSAM 16

Joe, Cousin. Cousin Joe from New Orleans: In His Prime. OL 8008 Oldie Blues. LP. 1984.
Music Rec CSAM 86

Josh White Sings the Blues and Sings. Volumes 1 & 2. COL-CD-5602, COL-5602 Collectable Records. CD. 1994.
Compact Disc CSAM 53

Laney, Sid. Cemetery Blues. Columbia 13001D, 81241-3. 78. 1923.
78 disc 10 in. 1029

Lang, Eddie. Jet Black Blues/ Johnson. Blue Blood Blues/ Johnson. 8689, W401842B, W401843B Okeh. 78. 1929.
78 disc 10 in. 834

Larry Conger's Two Rivers Jazz Band. Daddy-Do. S-105 Solo. LP. 1969.
LP 18506

Leadbelly. FS-202 Archive of Folk & Jazz Music. LP.
LP 13151.

Leadbelly. Leadbelly: Includes Legendary Performances Never Before Released. C 30035 Columbia. LP. 1970.
LP 17439

The Legendary Leadbelly. OL7103(E) Olympic Records. LP. 1973.
LP 13822

Let's Get Loose. NW 290 New World Records. LP. 1978.
LP 4254

Lewis, George. Jazz Funeral at New Orleans. OL 7117 Olympic. LP. 1974.
LP 13931

Lightnin' Strikes. TR 2103 Tradition. LP. 1972.
LP 16881

The Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology of Black Music. 74465 997562, 74465-99756-9 Buddha Records. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 4560

The Louis Armstrong Saga. KH 31326 Harmony. LP. 1972.
LP 17426

Low Country Jazz. S-104 Solo. LP. 1967.
LP 18449

McGhee, Brownie. Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing. CD SF 40011 Smithsonian Folkways, FA 2327 Folkways. CD. 1990.
Compact Disc CSAM 47

Memphis Minnie. The Best of Memphis Minnie: In my Girlish Days BD 68018 CD Blues Forever. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9019 
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________. Memphis Minnie. JSP7716 JSP. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 9321 Disc 1-5

________. Memphis Minnie: Volume 2. JSP7741 JSP Records. CD. 2005.
Compact Disc 9320 Disc 1-5

________. Me & My Chauffeur Blues: Classic Recordings. AIM 0018 CD, 0018 CD AIM Records. CD. 2000.
Compact Disc 8977

________. Pickin' the Blues. CDBB 1021 Blue Boar Records, CP018 Culture Press Sarl. CD. 1999.
Compact Disc 9020

Muddy Waters. One More Mile. CHC2-9348 Chess. Cassette. 1994.
Cassette CSAM 29

New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Mt. Gretna Week-end. SOS 1091-2 Stomp Off. LP. 1985.
LP 17404 v.1-2

New Blue Horns: Six Previously Unissued Versions of the Blues. OJCCD-256-2, RLP-1134 Riverside. CD. 1995.
Compact Disc 7028

Odetta. Looking for a Home: Thanks to Leadbelly. MC0044 MC Records. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9339.

________. Odetta. 73144-2 Vanguard. CD. 2007.
Compact Disc 9424

________. Odetta and the Blues. OBCCD-509-2, RLP-9417 Riverside. CD. 1984.
Compact Disc 9331

________. Sings Ballads and Blues. TCD 1004 Tradition. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 9334

________. Sometimes I feel like Cryin'. LPM 2573 RCA Victor. LP. 1962.
LP 18411

________. The Tradition Masters. TCD 1085 Tradition Records. CD. 2002.
Compact Disc 9340

Oh My Little Darling: Folk Song Types. 80245-2, NW 245 New World Records. CD. 2002.
Compact Disc 4909

The Old Piano Roll Blues. 15003, G 710-1, G 711 Abbey. 78. 194-.
78 disc 10 in. 98

Oxford American Southern Music CD. Oxford American. CD. 2006.
Compact Disc 8827

Oxford American Southern Music CD #6/ Compiled by the Oxford American. Oxford American. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 8826

Oxford American Southern Music CD #9/ Compiled by the Oxford American. Oxford American. CD. 2007.
Compact Disc 9245

Parker, Charlie. Charlie Parker Plays the Blues. 314 511 391-2 Verve. CD. 1992.
Compact Disc 1788

Parlor Piano Solos from Rare Piano Rolls, 1917-1921. BLP 1003Q Biograph. LP. 1970.
LP 3920.

Pitchin' Boogie: A Collection of Boogie Woogie Rarities. Milestone. LP. 197-.
LP 12042

Pryor, Snooky. Snooky. BP 92387 Blind Pig Records. Cassette. 198-.
Cassette CSAM 21

Robinson, J. Russel. St. Louis Gal. 13005D, 81231-3 Columbia. 78. 1923.
78 disc 10 in. CSAM 10.

The Roots of the Blues. NW 252 New World Records. LP. 1977.
LP 419

Rounders Essentials: A Baker's Dozen. CD 9902 Rounder. CD. 1997.
Compact Disc 2419.

Ruckus Juice & Chitlins. Classic Recordings of the 1920's and 30's: The Great Jug Bands. 2032-3 Yazoo. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc CSAM 70 v.1-2

Rushing, Jimmy. Five Feet of Soul. COL 6313, COL-CD-6313 Collectables. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc 9458

Shealy, Sherry. Southern Medley. MWS-350 Music World. LP. 1972.
LP 18495

Simone, Nina. Anthology. 82876 530152 RCA/BMG Heritage. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 6099 Discs 1-2

Small, Drink. Drink Small Does it All. SC Arts Commission. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc CSAM 138.

________. Electric Blues Doctor Live! 01832, MS 01832 Mapleshade. CD. 1994.
Compact Disc CSAM 137

Smith, Bessie. The Complete Recordings. DGF40 (vol. 1), DGF41 (vol. 2) Frog. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9314 Vol. 1-2

Smith, Clara. Back Woods Blues. 14022-D, 81694, 81697 Columbia. 78. 1924.
78 disc 10 in. CSAM 2

Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection. SF 40062, SF CD 40062 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 1502

Straighten Up and Fly Right; Rhythm and Blues from the Close of the Swing Era to the Dawn of Rock 'N' Roll. NW 261 New World Records. LP. 1977.
LP 4171

Sweet and Low Blues; Big Bands and Early Territory Bands of the 1920's. NW 256 New World Records. LP. 1977.
LP 4200

Symposium in Blues. PRM 235 RCA Victor. LP. 1966.
LP 17721

Ted Lewis' Orchestra, 1926-1933. BLP C7 Biograph. LP. 1973.
LP 17437

Terry, Sonny. Midnight Special. F-24721 Fantasy. LP. 1977. 
LP 13498

________. Sonny Terry: The Folkways Years, 1944-1963. CD SF 40033 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 1991.
Compact Disc CSAM 49.

________. Sonny Terry & His Mouth Harp; And Blind Gary Davis, the Singing Reverend. COL-CD-5607 Collectables. CD. 1994.
Compact Disc CSAM 120

Twenty-One Trombones. Urbie Green & Twenty of the World's Greatest; Blues, Rock, & Jazz. PR 5024 SD Project 3. LP. 1973.
LP 4149

Turner, Joe. S.K. Blues/ Saunders King. 9010, NSC 33-4 National. 78. 1945.
78 disc 10 in. 745

Undertaker's Blues by Jones and Ray. 14092-D, 140533-2 Columbia. 78. 1925.
78 disc 10 in. 870

Up the River to Jazztown with Larry Conger's Two Rivers Jazz Band. S-106 Solo. LP. 1968.
LP18450

Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band. Road Apple Rag. YBJ 101 Yerba Buena Jazz. LP. 1987.
LP 18576

Wade, Stephen. A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings. CD 1500 Rounder Records. CD. 1997.
Compact Disc CSAM 42

Walter, Little. Boss Blues Harmonica. CH 60014-2 Chess. LP. 1981.
Music Rec CSAM 85

Warfield, David. Someone Else will take Your Place; Vocal Blues. 12017, 1322-2 Paramount. 78. 1923.
78 disc 10 in. 647

Washington, Dinah. Dinah Jams. 814 639-2 Emarcy Records. CD. 1984.
Compact Disc 6599.

When Malindy Sings; Jazz Vocalists, 1938-1961. NW 295 New World. LP. 1977.
LP 8026

White, Josh. Chain Gang Songs. EKL-158 Elektra. LP. 1958.
Music Rec CSAM 83

________. Josh White 25th Anniversary Album. EKL-123 Elektra. LP. 1960.
Music Rec CSAM 23

________. Josh White: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order. DOCD-5194-6, DOCD-5405, DOCD-5571-2 Document Records. CD. 1997.
Compact Disc CSAM 35 Vol. 1-2

Williams, Clarence. Clarence Williams. S1237 Swaggie. LP. 1968.
Music Rec CSAM

________. Clarence Williams. Volume 2. S1282 Swaggie. LP. 1971.
Music Rec CSAM 77

________. Jail-House Blues. A4001, 81226-2 Columbia. 78. 1923.
78 disc 10 in. 967

Williams, Spencer. Box Car Blues. Columbia 14047-D, 140134-3. 78. 1924.
78 disc 10 in. 874

Williamson, Sonny Boy. One Way Out. CHC 9116 Chess. Cassette. 1984.
Cassette CSAM 31

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Country

Anderson, Bill. My Life; But You Know I Love You. SPC-3683 Pickwick. LP. 1979.
LP 18477

A Woman's Side of Love. Vol. I. FMRS-CW-015-6 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1981.
LP 18359

Banjo and Fiddle. FMRS-CW-O57-8 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1983.
LP 18380

Bluegrass. Volume I. FMRS-CW-007-8 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1981.
LP 18355

Bluegrass. Volume II. FMRS CW 071-2 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1983.
LP 18381

Cash, Johnny. Johnny Cash, the Man in Black. FMRS CW 009-10 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1981.
LP 18356

Contemporary Country. Volume II. FMRS-CW-047-8 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1981.
LP 18375

Country Comedy. FMRS-CW-037-8 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1982.
LP 18370

Country Gospel. Volume I. FMRS-CW-027-8 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1982.
LP 18365

Country Gospel. Volume II. FMRS-CW-063-4 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1984.
LP 18383

Country Guitar. Volume I. FMRS-CW-011-2 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1981.
LP 18357

Country Music in the Modern Era; 1940's-1970's. NW 207 New World. LP. 1976.
LP 4120

Country-To-Pop. FMRS CW 005-6 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1981.
LP 18354

Crossroads: Southern Routes: Music of the American South. SF CD 40080 Smithsonian Folkways. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 4636 
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Dawidoff, Nicholas. In the Country of Country: People and Places in American Music. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1997.
ML 3524 .D39 1997

DiMaggio, Paul. Country Music: Ballad of the Silent Majority. Los Angeles, CA: John Edwards Memorial Foundation, 1973.
ML 3561 .C69 D55

Dutton, Monte. True to the Roots: Americana Music Revealed. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2006.
ML 3524 .D88 2006

The Great Duets. FMRS-CW-043-4 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1983.
LP 18373

Hard Times Come Again No More: Early American Rural Songs of Hard Times and Hardships. 2036-7 Yazoo. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc CSAM 38 Vol. 1-2
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Honky-Tonk. Vol. I. FMRS-CW-039-40 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1982.
LP 18371

I Walk The Line. JS 6097 Pickwick. LP. 1970.
LP 9467

Lewis, Jerry Lee. Rural Route #1. JS-6120 Hilltop. LP. 1972.
LP 9469

Malone, Bill C. Country Music, U.S.A. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1985.
ML 3524 .M34 1985

Nelson, Willie. Willie Nelson: Lone Star Outlaw. FMRS CW-029-30 (Matrix) Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1982.
LP 18366

Our Stories in Song. Volume II. FMRS-CW-023-4 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1981.
LP 18363

Oxford American 2006 Southern Music CD. CD. 2006.
Compact Disc 8827 
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Oxford American Southern Music CD #6. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 8826

Oxford American Southern Music CD #9. CD. 2007.
Compact Disc 9245

Poplin Family. The Poplin Family of Sumter, South Carolina. FA 2306, F-2306 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 4630

Rodgers, Jimmie. Blue Yodel by Jimmie Rodgers; Vocal with Guitar. 21142 Victor. 78. 1930.
78 disc 10 in. 1187

________. The Country Music Message, Revisited. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 1989.
ML 3524 .R65 1989

Russell, Tony. Country Music Originals :The Legends and the Lost. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2007.
ML 394 .R87 2007

The Singing Cowboys. Vol. I. FMRS-CW-045-6 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1983.
LP 18374

Songs and Sounds of the Great Days of Steam. P 12716 Columbia Special Products. LP. 1975.
LP 9178

Through The Years, Vol. I. FMRS-CW-019-20 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1981.
LP 18361

Tichi, Cecelia. High Lonesome: The American Culture of Country Music.Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.
ML3524 .T5 1994 and Compact disc 1183

Tichi, Cecelia, ed. Reading Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998.
ML 3524 .R43 1998

Watson, Doc. Doc Watson/ Memories. United Artists UA-LA423-H2. LP. 1975.
LP 16550

Wolfe, Charles K., and James E. Akenson, eds. Country Music Goes to War. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2005.
ML 3524 .C695 2005

________. The Women of Country Music: A Reader. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2003.
ML 394 .W65 2003

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Old-Time

The Birth of Country. FMRS-CW-041-2 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1983.
LP 18372

Burman-Hall, Linda. Southern American Folk Fiddle Styles. Los Angeles, CA: John Edwards Memorial Foundation at the Folklore & Mythology Center, 1975.
MT 279.5 . B87 1976

Charters, Samuel. The Country Blues. Vol. 2. RBF 9, F-RF9 Smithsonian Folkways, 9 RBF Records. CD. 200-.
Compact Disc CSAM 104 
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Farewell Blues: Hot String Bands 1936-1941. KK CD 30 Krazy Kat. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 9433 
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Good for What ails You: Music of the Medicine Shows, 1926-1937. CD-1005, CD-1005-1-2 Old Hat. CD. 2005.
Compact Disc 8685 
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Kaufman, Alan. Beginning Old-Time Fiddle. New York, NY: Oak Publications, 1977. 
MT 262 .K28

O'Connor, Mark. Soppin' the Gravy. CD 0137 Rounder. CD. 1981.
Compact disc 2903
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Rodgers, Jimmie. Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. FRMS-CW-033-4 Franklin Mint Record Society. LP. 1982.
LP 19368

Silverman, Jerry, comp. Play Old-Time Country Fiddle : 75 Traditional Fiddle Tunes arr. with Words & Chords, Including 25 Square Dances with Complete Calls & Instructions. Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Co., 1975.
M 1629 .P53

Skillet Lickers. A Corn Licker Still in Georgia. Part 1-2. 15201-D, 145066-7 (matrix) Columbia. 78. 1927.
78 disc 10 in. 1392

________. A Corn Licker Still in Georgia. Part 3-4. 15258-D, 146032-3 (matrix) Columbia. 78. 1928.
78 disc 10 in. 1393

________. A Corn Licker Still in Georgia. Part 5-6. 15366-D, 147275-6 (matrix) Columbia. 78. 1929.
78 disc 10 in. 1394

Times Ain't Like They Used to Be. Vol. 3: Early American Rural Music: Classic Recordings of the 1920's and 30's. 2047 Yazoo. CD. 1999.
Compact Disc CSAM 128

Wolfe, Charles K. The Devil's Box: Masters of Southern Fiddling. Nashville, TN: Country Music Foundation Press and Vanderbilt University Press, 1997.
ML3551.7 .S68 W65 1997

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Ozark Mountains Region

McNeil, W.K., comp. Southern Mountain Folksongs: Traditional Songs from the Appalachians and the Ozarks. Little Rock, AR: August House Publishers, 1993.
M 1629 .S72 1993

Ozark Frontier. CD 1707 Rounder. CD. 1997.
Compact Disc CSAM 64 
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Ozark Mountain Daredevils. SP-4411 A&M Records. LP. 1973.
LP 12615

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