Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection, 1922-1932
Works Cited in the Annotations and Text
Abbot: Francis H. Abbot and Alfred J. Swan, Eight Negro Songs [From
Bedford Co. Virginia]. New York: Enoch & Sons, 1923.
Adventure: Robert W. Gordon, "Old Songs That Men Have Sung," Adventure,
Annual Report: "Archive of American Folk Song from the report
of R. W. Gordon, in charge," Annual Report of The Librarian of
Congress for the Year Ending June 30th, 1932. Washington: Government
Printing Office, 1932.
Ballanta- (Taylor): Nicholas George Julius Ballanta- (Taylor), Saint
Helena Island Spirituals. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1925.
Belden: H. M. Belden, Ballads and Songs: Collected by the Missouri
Folk-Lore Society. Columbia: University of Missouri studies, 1940.
Reprint ed., 1955.
Berlin: Edward A. Berlin, "Piano Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural
Study," unpublished Ph. D dissertation, City University of New York,
Blesh: Rudi Blesh and Harriet Janis, They All Played Ragtime.
2nd ed. New York: Grove Press, 1959.
Bronson: Bertrand Harris Bronson, The Traditional Tunes of the Child
Ballads. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1959-1972.
Brown III: Henry M. Belden and Arthur Palmer Hudson, eds., Folk Songs
from North Carolina (Volume III, The Frank C. Brown Collection of North
Carolina Folklore). Durham: Duke University Press, 1952.
Bush: Michael E. Bush, Folk Songs of Central West Virginia. Ripley,
W. Va.: The Author, 1969.
Cambiaire: Celestin Pierre Cambiaire, East Tennessee and West Virginia
Mountain Ballads. London: The Mitre Press, 1934.
Christeson: R. P. Christeson, The Old-Time Fiddler's Repertory.
Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1973.
Coffin: Tristram Potter Coffin, The British Traditional Ballad in
North America (Revised edition, with a supplement by Roger de V.
Renwick). Austin: University of Texas Press, 1977. American Folklore
Society Bibliographical and Special Series, 2 (revised).
Cohen A: Norm Cohen, " Casey Jones': At The Crossroads of Two
Ballad Traditions," Western Folklore, 32 (1973), 77-103.
Cohen B: Norm Cohen, "Robert W. Gordon and the Second Wreck of the
Old 97," Journal of American Folklore, 87 (1974), 12-38.
Colcord: Joanna C. Colcord, Roll and Go: Songs of American Sailormen.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1924. Revised as Songs of American Sailormen.
New York: W. W. Norton, 1938. Reprint ed., New York: Oak Publications,
Creighton: Helen Creighton, Songs and Ballads from Nova Scotia.
Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1932. Reprinted, New York: Dover Publications,
Dett: Robert Nathaniel Dett, Religious Folk-Songs of the Negro as
Sung at Hampton Institute. Revised ed., Hampton, Va.: Hampton Institute
Press, 1927. Reprint ed., New York: AMS Press, 1972.
Doerflinger: William Main Doerflinger, Shanteymen and Shanteyboys:
Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman. New York: Macmillan, 1951. Reprinted
as Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman, 1972.
Durfee and Jabbour: Charles Durfee and Alan Jabbour, "Old Sledge,
Mississippi Sawyer. . . And Related Matters," Devil's Box 24
(March 1, 1974), 6-8.
Ewen: David Ewen, All the Years of American Popular Music. Englewood
Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1977.
Fenner: Thomas P. Fenner, Religious Folk-Songs of the Negro.
Revised ed., Hampton, Va.: The Institute Press, 1918.
Fenner and Rathbun: Thomas P. Fenner, Frederick G. Rathbun, and Bessie
Cleaveland, comps., Cabin and Plantation Songs as Sung by the Hampton
Students. 3d ed., New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1901. Reprint ed.,
New York: AMS Press, 1977.
Ford: Ira W. Ford, Traditional Music of America. N.Y.: E. P.
Dutton, 1940. Reprint ed., Hatboro, Pa.: Folklore Associates, 1965.
Fowke: Edith Fowke, Sally Go Round The Sun. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart,
Foxfire: "Hide Tanning," in Eliot Wiggington, ed., Foxfire
3. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Books, 1975, pp. 55-78.
Gellert: Lawrence Gellert, Negro Songs of Protest. New York:
American Music League, 1936.
Gordon: Robert W. Gordon, Folk-Songs of America. New York: WPA
Federal Theater Project, National Service Bureau, 1938. Reprinted from
author's manuscript for articles in New York Times, January 2, 1927-January
22, 1928. Other articles by Gordon are listed under Adventure, Annual
Report, and Smythe.
Green: Archie Green, "Commercial Music Graphics #41: Brunswick's
Folksong Discs, 1928," JEMF Quarterly, 13 (1977), 73-78.
Grimm: Karen Grimm, "Prolegomenon to a Catalog of the Robert W. Gordon
Collection of American Folksong," Northwest Folklore, 2:1 (1967),
Handy: Handy, W. C., Blues: An Anthology. N.Y.: A. & C. Boni,
Hayden: Walter Darrell Hayden, "Vernon Dalhart: Commercial Country
Music's First International Star," JEMF Quarterly, 11 (1975),
Hugill: Stan Hugill, Shanties from the Seven Seas. London: Routledge & Kegan
Jabbour: Alan Jabbour, [brochure notes to:] The Hammons Family: A
Study of a West Virginia Family's Traditions, eds. Carl Fleischhauer
and Alan Jabbour. Washington D. C.: Library of Congress (Album AFS L65-66),
Jameson: Gladys V. Jameson, Wake and Sing. New York: Broadcast
Music, Inc, 1955.
Johnson: James Weldon and J. Rosamond Johnson, The Book of American
Negro Spirituals. New York: Viking Press, 1925. Reprinted with The
Second Book of Negro Spirituals as The Books of American Negro Spirituals,
Jones: Loyal Jones, "The Minstrel of the Appalachians: Bascom Lamar
Lunsford at 91," JEMF Quarterly, 9 (1973), 2-7.
Jones and Hawes: Bessie Jones and Bess Lomax Hawes, Step It Down.
New York: Harper and Row, 1972.
Knauff: G. P. Knauff, Virginia Reels No. 4. Baltimore: George
Willig, Jr., 1839.
Kodish A: Debora G. Kodish, "Good Friends and Bad Enemies":
Robert W. Gordon and American Folksong Scholarship. MA Thesis, Memorial
University of Newfoundland, Department of Folklore, 1977.
Kodish B: Debora G. Kodish, " A National Project with Many
Workers': Robert W. Gordon and the Archive of American Folk Song," The
Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, 35:4 (1978), 218-33.
Krassen: Miles Krassen, Appalachian Fiddle. New York: Oak Publications,
Laws: G. Malcolm Laws, Native American Balladry. Philadelphia:
American Folklore Society, 1964. American Folklore Society Bibliographical
and Special Series, 1 (revised).
Lomaxes: John A. and Alan Lomax, American Ballads and Folk Songs.
New York: Macmillan, 1934.
Lowinger: Gene Lowinger, Bluegrass Fiddle. New York: Oak Publications,
Lunsford and Stringfield: Bascom Lamar Lunsford and Lamar Stringfield,
Thirty and One Folksongs from the Southern Mountains. New York: Carl Fischer,
Mackenzie: W. Roy Mackenzie, Ballads and Sea-Songs from Nova Scotia.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1928. Reprint ed., Hatboro, Pa.: Folklore
Maloy: D. W. (Frank) Maloy, Jr., "Fiddle Tablature: Old Sally Goodin," Devil's
Box, 20 (Mar. 1, 1973), p. 6.
Marsh: J. B. T. Marsh, The Story of the Jubilee Singers: Including
Their Songs. Revised ed., London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1903.
Messer: Don Messer's Way Down East Fiddlin' Tunes. Toronto: Gordon
V. Thompson, 1948.
Newell A: William Wells Newell, Games and Songs of American Children.
New York: Harper & Bros., 1903. Reprint ed., New York, Dover Publications.
Newell B: W. W. Newell, "An Unprinted Game Song," Journal
of American Folklore, 2 (1889), 238.
NLCR: John Cohen and Mike Seeger, eds., The New Lost City Ramblers
Song Book. New York: Oak Publications, 1964. Reprinted as The
Old-Time Stringband Songbook, New York: Oak Publications, 1976.
Parrish: Lydia Parrish, Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Co., 1942. Reprint ed., Hatboro, Pa.: Folklore
Perrow: E. C. Perrow, "Songs and Rhymes from the South," Journal
of American Folklore, 26 (1913), 123-73.
Pound: Louise Pound, American Ballads and Songs. New York: Charles
Scribner's Sons, 1922. Reprint ed., 1972.
Randolph III: Vance Randolph, Ozark Folksongs. Columbia: The
State Historical Society of Missouri, 1949. Volume III.
Roberts: Leonard Roberts, Sang Branch Settlers. Austin: University
of Texas Press, 1974. American Folklore Society Memoir, Series 61.
Sandburg: Carl Sandburg, The American Songbag. New York: Harcourt,
Brace & Co., 1927.
Scarborough A: Dorothy Scarborough, A Song Catcher in Southern Mountains.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1937. Reprint ed., New York: AMS Press,
Scarborough B: Dorothy Scarborough, On The Trail of Negro Folk-Songs.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925. Reprint ed., Hatboro, Pa.: Folklore
Sharp A: Cecil Sharp, English Country Folk Songs. London, Novello,
1961. Reprint of Folk-Songs of England, published 1908-12.
Sharp B: Cecil Sharp, "Forfeit Songs; Cumulative Songs; Songs of
Marvels and of Magical Animals," Journal of the Folk-Song Society,
5 (1916), 277-96.
Smythe: Augustine T. Smythe, et al., The Carolina Low-Country.
New York: Macmillan, 1931. Robert W. Gordon, "The Negro Spiritual," pp.
Thede: Marion Thede, The Fiddle Book. New York: Oak Publications,
Wetmore and Bartholomew: Susannah Wetmore and Marshall Bartholomew, Mountain
Songs of North Carolina. New York: G. Schirmer, n.d. .
White: Newman I. White, American Negro Folk-Songs. Cambridge: Harvard
University Press, 1928. Reprint ed., Hatboro, Pa.: Folklore Associates,
Wilgus: D. K. Wilgus, "A Catalog of American Folk Songs on Commercial
Records." Unpublished master's thesis, Ohio State University, 1947.
Work: John W. Work and Frederic J. Work, Folk Songs of the American
Negro. Nashville: Work Brothers, 1907.
Discography of Recordings Cited
Al Bernard: Al Bernard with the Goofus Five, "Hesitation Blues," Okeh
-------------, with Carl Fenton Orchestra, "Hesitation Blues," Brunswick
Fiddlin' John Carson: Fiddlin' John Carson, "Georgia's Three-Dollar
Tag," Bluebird B5410 (2/27/34), reissued on Rounder 1003, The
Old Hen Cackled and the Rooster's Gonna Crow.
-------------------------, "Tom Watson Special," Okeh 4000 (ca.
Bo Carter: Bo Carter, "All Around Man," Bluebird B6295 (2/20/36),
reissued on Melodeon MLP 7324, The Party Blues.
Cousin Emmy: Cousin Emmy (Jo May Carver), "I Wish I Was a Single
Girl Again," Decca 24215, issued as part of Decca album A-574, Kentucky
Mountain Ballads, 1947.
Davis: John Davis and group, "Live Humble," on Prestige International
Int 25001, Southern Journey 1: Georgia Sea Islands, Volume 1,
ed. Alan Lomax (1959-60).
Art Gillham: Art Gillham, "Hesitation Blues," Columbia 343-D
Grayson and Whitter: G. B. Grayson and Henry Whitter, "Sally Gooden," Gennet
W. C. Handy: W. C. Handy, "Hesitating Blues," Lyratone 4212.
McMichen: Clayton McMichen, "Sally Gooden," Decca 2648 (1939),
reissued on Davis Unlimited DU- 33032, McMichen, The Traditional Years.
Uncle Dave Macon: Uncle Dave Macon and Fruit Jar Drinkers, "Hold
That Woodpile Down," Vocalion 5151 (5/7/27), reissued on RBF RF41, Uncle
J. E. Mainer: J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers, "Big Ball's In Town," King
622, reissued on King LP 666, Good Ole' Mountain Music.
Messer: Don Messer and His Islanders, "Mississippi Sawyer," Apex
26302 (ca. 1950), reissued on Apex AL-610, The Best of Don Messer and
His Islanders, Volume 3.
Monroe: Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, "Sally Goodin," on
Decca DL 75213, Kentucky Blue Grass (1967).
The Mountain Ramblers: The Mountain Ramblers, "Big Ball In Boston," Atlantic
1347, Southern Folk Heritage Series: Blue Ridge Mountain Music (1959).
Pegram and Parham: George Pegram and Walter Parham, "The Downfall
of Paris," on Riverside RLP 12-650, Pickin' And Blowin' (1957).
Charlie Poole: Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers, "If
The River Was Whiskey," Columbia 15545-D (1/23/30), reissued on County
509, Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers, Volume Two.
Powers: Fiddlin' John Powers and Family, "Old Molly Hair," Okeh
Puckett: Riley Puckett, "Sally Goodwin," Columbia 15102-D (1926).
Riley: Bartow Riley, "Sally Goodin," on County 703, Texas
Robertson: A. C. "Eck" Robertson, "Sallie Gooden," Victor
18956-A (1923), reissued on Old Timey X-101, The String Bands, Volume
Scruggs: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, "Sally Goodwin," on
Columbia CL 1564, Foggy Mountain Banjo, (1960).
Smith: Glen Smith, "Mississippi Sawyer," on Folkways FS 3811, Traditional
Music From Grayson and Carrol Counties (1962).
Smith: Glen Smith, "Sally Goodin," on Folkways FS 3832, Bluegrass
from The Blue Ridge (1967).
Stoneman: Ernest Stoneman, "Sally Goodwin," Edison 52350 (1928).
Summers: John Summers, "Mississippi Sawyer," on Kanawha 307, Traditional
Music for Banjo, Fiddle, and Bagpipe, [by] Franklin George of Bluefield,
West Va., with John Summers of Marion, Ind. (ca. 1967).
Tanner: Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers, "Mississippi Sawyer," Bluebird
Tuskegee Institute Singers: Tuskegee Institute Singers, "I've Been
Buked and I've Been Scorned," Victor 18447 (1917 or 1918), reissued
on RBF RF5, An Introduction to Gospel Song.