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Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids

A Brief List of Material Relating to New York State Folk Music

Compiled by Joseph C. Hickerson and William Thatcher
Publication Date: January 20, 1975


Bethke, Robert D.
"Old-time Fiddling and Social Dance in Central St. Lawrence County." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 30, number 3, September 1974, pp. 163-184.

Bishop, Fern.
"Songs My Grandmother Sang." Journal of American Folklore, volume 48, number 190, October-December 1935, pp. 379-383.

Botkin, B. A.
New York City Folklore. New York: Random House, 1956.

Case, Richard G.
"The Druse Case: Murder Ballad Fragments." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 25, number 2, June 1969, pp. 93-99.

Castagna, Barbara.
"Some Rhymes, Games, and Songs from Children in the New Rochelle Area." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 25, number 3, September 1969, pp. 221-237.

Cazden, Norman.
The Abelard Folk Song Book. New York and London: Abelard Schuman, 1958.

"Catskill Lockup Songs." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 16, number 2, Summer 1960, pp. 90-103.

Dances from Woodland. Second edition, Bridgeport, Connecticut: N. Cazden, 1955.

"A Man of Many Songs," Neighbors: A Record of Catskill Life, (Phoenicia, N.Y.: Camp Woodland, 1967) pp. 20-25. See also other issues of Neighbors.

"Regional and Occupational Orientations of American Traditional Song." Journal of American Folklore, volume 72, number 286, October-December 1959, pp. 310-344.

"The Story of a Catskill Ballad." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 8, number 4, Winter 1952, pp. 245-266.

Cohen, Norman.
"The Persian's Crew -- the Ballad, its Author, and the Incident." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 25, number 4, December 1969, pp. 289-296.

Curtis, Otis F., Jr.
"The Curtis Collection of Songs." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 9, number 2, Summer 1953, pp. 94-103; number 4, Winter 1953, pp. 273-281.

Cutting, Edith E.
Lore of an Adirondack County. Ithaca, New York: Cornell Studies in American History, Literature, and Folklore, volume 1, 1944.

"Peter Parrott and his Songs." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 3, number 2, Summer 1947, pp. 124-133.

"York State Farm Lore." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 7, number 1, Spring 1951, pp. 4-77.

"A York State Songbag: The Douglass-Stevens Manuscript." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 4, number 3, Autumn 1948, pp. 172-181.

Gardner, Emelyn Elizabeth.
Folklore from the Schoharie Hills. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1937.

Glassie, Henry.
"'Take That Night Train to Selma'; An Excursion to the Outskirts of Scholarship." Journal of Popular Culture, volume 2, number 1, Summer 1968, pp. 1-62. Reprinted in Folksongs and Their Makers, Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1970, pp. 1-70.

Gravelle, Jean F.
"The Civil War Songster of a Monroe County Farmer." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 27, number 2, June 1971, pp. 163-230.

Gray, Roland P.
"Balladry of New York State." New York History, volume 17, number 2, April 1936, pp. 147-155.

Haufrecht, Herbert, and Norman Cazden.
"Music of the Catskills." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 4, number 1, Spring 1948, pp. 32-46.

Jones, Louis C.
"Henry Backus, the Saugerties Bard." New York History, volume 23, number 2, April 1942, pp. 139-148.

Kaufman, Charles H.
"An Ethnomusicological Survey among the People of the Ramapo Mountains." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 13, number 1, March 1967, pp. 3-42; number 2, June 1967, pp. 109-131.

Knight, Lee.
"A Remembrance of Marjorie Lansing Porter 1891-1973." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 30, number 1, March 1974, pp. 77-79.

Lazare, June.
"Folk Songs of New York City." Sing Out!, volume 17, number 2, April-June 1967, pp. 23-31.

McNeil, William K.
"A Schoharie County Songster." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 25, number 1, March 1969, pp. 3-58.

Nestler, Harold.
"Songs from the Hudson Valley." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 5, number 2, Summer 1949, pp. 77-112.

Older, Lawrence.
"Once More A-Lumbering Go." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 22, number 2, June 1966, pp. 96-103.

Porter, Marjorie Lansing.
"Collecting Adirondack Folklore." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 22, number 2, June 1966, pp. 113-121.

Ring, Constance Varney, Samuel P. Bayard, and Tristram P. Coffin.
"Mid-Hudson Song and Verse." Journal of American Folklore, volume 66, number 259, January-March 1953, pp. 43-68.

Rubin, Ruth.
"Yiddish Folksongs in New York City." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 2, number 1, February 1946, pp. 15-23.

Schrader, Arthur F.
"Arcade Revisited: Some Additional Notes for A Pioneer Songster." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 24, number 1, March 1968, pp. 16-26.

Schwartz, Tony.
"New York, New York." In Newport Folk Festival 1967, edited by Henry Glassie and Ralph Rinzler, n.p.: Gilbert Kravette, 1967, pp. 12-13, 39.

Studer, Norman.
"George Edwards . . . Folk Singer of the Catskills." Sing Out!, volume 5, number 1, Winter 1955, pp. 4-9.

"Our Neighbors and Their Music" in "The World is a Neighborhood": Fourth Annual Folk Festival of the Catskills (Phoenicia, N.Y.: Camp Woodland, 1943). See also other Festival booklets.

Thompson, Harold W.
Body, Boots, and Britches. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1940. Reprint edition, New York: Dover Publications, 1964.

Thompson, Harold W., and Edith E. Cutting.
A Pioneer Songster: Texts from the Stevens-Douglass Manuscript of Western New York 1841-1856. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1958.

Tyrrell, William G.
"New York's Folklore on Recordings." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 14, number 3, Fall 1958, pp. 224-232.

Warner, Anne and Frank.
"That's the Way They Lived." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 22, number 2, June 1966, pp. 104-113.

Warner, Frank M.
"A Salute and a Sampling of Songs." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 14, number 3, Fall 1958, pp. 202-223.

Winslow, David J.
"An Annotated Collection of Children's Lore." Keystone Folklore Quarterly, volume 11, number 3, Fall 1966, pp. 151-202.

Wyld, Lionel D.
Low Bridge! Folklore and the Erie Canal. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1962.

 

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