Appalachian Music Bibliography


1.     American Folk Tales and Songs, and Other Examples of English-American Tradition As Preserved in the Appalachian Mountains and Elsewhere in the United States. ed. Richard Chase.  New York: Dover Publications, 1971.

2.     Appalachian Folk Culture and Regional History : a Guide to Audio and Video Recordings Available From the Archives of Appalachia. Johnson City, Tenn.: Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University, 1981.

3.     Appalachian Literature and Music : a Comprehensive Catalogue.  Berea, Ky.: Appalachian Book and Record Shop, 1981.

4.     Evening : an Appalachian Lullaby. adaptor, Paulette Livers Lambert.  Boulder, Colo.: Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1995.

5.     Songs Sung in the Southern Appalachians, Many of Them Illustrating Ballads in the Making. Compiler, Edward Henry Mellinger.  London: Mitre Press, 1934.

6.    Bailey, John. Making an Appalachian Dulcimer.  London: English Folk Dance & Song Society, 1966.

7.    Bean, Heather Ann Ackley. Women, Music, and Faith in Central Appalachia. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2001.

8.    Fussell, Fred and Cedric N. Chatterley. Blue Ridge Music Trails : Finding a Place in the Circle.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.

9.    Jones, Loyal and John M. Forbes. Minstrel of the Appalachians : the Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2002.

10.   Kidd, Ronald and Linda Anderson.  On Top of Old Smoky : a Collection of Songs and Stories From Appalachia.  Nashville, TN: Ideals Children's Books, 1992.

11.   McCrumb, Sharyn. The Songcatcher : a Ballad Novel.   New York: Dutton, 2001.

12.   McNeil, W. K. Ozark Country. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1995.

13.   Patterson, Beverly Bush. The Sound of the Dove : Singing in Appalachian Primitive Baptist Churches. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995.

14.   Patterson, Charles. Paint Creek Miner : Famous Labor Songs From Appalachia.  Huntington, W. Va.: Appalachian Movement Press, 1970.

15.   Rehder, John B. Appalachian Folkways. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.

16.   Ritchie, Jean. Singing Family of the Cumberlands.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1988.

17.   Sawin, Patricia. Listening for a Life : a Dialogic Ethnography of Bessie Eldreth Through Her Songs and Stories.  Logan: Utah State University Press, 2004.

18.   Smith, Betty. Ballads, Songs, and Religious Music in the Southern Appalachians.  Berea, Ky.: Berea College Appalachian Center, 1976.

19.   Smith, Ralph Lee. Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions.  Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow, 2002.

20.   Tallmadge, William H. Religious Folk and Folklike Music in Appalachia.  Berea, Ky.: Berea College Appalachian Center, 1983.

21.   -----. A Selected and Annotated Discography of Southern Appalachian Mountain Music.  Berea, KY: Berea College Appalachian Center, 1985.

22.   Titon, Jeff Todd. Powerhouse for God : Speech, Chant, and Song in an Appalachian Baptist Church.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1988.

23.   Tribe, Ivan M. The Stonemans : an Appalachian Family and the Music That Shaped Their Lives. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Journal Articles

1.    Brown, T. "Sugar in the Gourd : Preserving Appalachian Traditions." Music Educators Journal v. 70, no. 3 (1983): 52-55.

2.    Dudley, Cole and Jilian Ridington. "Hazel Dickens : Appalachian Music With a Message for Women." Kinesis (Dec./Jan. 1982): 23.

3.    Hay, F. J. "Romancing the Folk : Public Memory & American Roots Music." Appalachian Journal v. 28, no. 3 (Spring 2001): 389-393.

4.    Hirshberg, C. "Life Goes to Appalachia." Journal of Country Music v. 14, no. 3 (1992): 39-46.

5.    Meredith, D. "Migration and Adaptation of Popular Balladry in the US Appalachian Region." Scottish Geographical Journal v. 117, no. 3 (2001): 169-183.

6.    Sweet, Stephen. "Bluegrass Music and Its Misguided Representation of Appalachia." Popular Music and Society v. 20, no. 3 (Fall 1996): 37-51.

7.    Yurchenco, Henrietta. "Trouble in the Mines : a History in Song and Story by Women of Appalachia." American Music v. 9, no. 2 (Summer 1991): 209-224.

Sound Recordings

1.    Appalachian Stomp : Bluegrass Classics.  Los Angeles, CA: Rhino, 1995.

2.    Heartland : an Appalachian Anthology.  New York: Sony Classical, 2001.

3.    Last Chance Rider.  Bob Martin, vocalist. Whitesburg, Ky.: June Appal Recordings, 1982.

4.    Songs and Ballads of Appalachia.  Frank Proffitt. Sharon, Conn.: Folk-Legacy Records, 2001.

5.    Traditional Music of Southern Appalachia.  Byard Ray and Vivian Hartsoe. Durham, N.C.: Sounds Good Studio, 1981.

6.    Black Appalachia : String Bands, Songsters, and Hoedowns.  Cambridge, Mass.: Rounder, 1999.

7.    Classic Mountain Songs From Smithsonian Folkways.  Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2002.

8.    Appalachians : Music Rough Guide.  London: World Music Network, 2002.

Video Recordings

1.    Appalachian Journey. Prod. Mike Dibb and Penny Forster, Dir. Alan Lomax. PBS Video, 1991.

2.    Chase the Devil : Religious Music of the Appalachian Mountains. Prod. Jeremy Marre, Dir. Jeremy Marre. Shanachie Home Video, 1990.

3.    Music in the Old Time Way : Traditional Music and Musicians From the Southern Appalachians. Prod. Philip S. Morgan, Morgan, 1986.

Web Pages

1.    Appalachian Music and Instruments. 2002. Web Page. URL: Accessed 18 Jan. 2005 .

2.    Archives of Appalachia Music. Music in Appalachia. 2002. Web Page. URL: Accessed 18 Jan. 2005.

3.    Center for Virtual Appalachia. Library of Appalachia : Music. 2004. Web Page. URL: Accessed 18 Jan. 2005.

4.    H-Appalachia Discussion Network. H-Appalachia : Appalachian History and Studies. 2005. Web Page. URL: Accessed 18 Jan. 2005 .

5.    Reed, Henry, Alan Jabbour, and Glenn Ricci. Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier the Henry Reed Collection, From the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. 2000. Web Page. URL: Accessed 18 Jan. 2005.

Compiled by Deb Bruce
Library Liaison for Music