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American Folk Music and Folklore Recordings: A Selected List 1988

Jennifer Cutting
Project Coordinator

American Folklife Center
Library of Congress Washington 1989


  • Dorothy Sara Lee Archives of Traditional Music, Indiana University
  • Richard March Wisconsin Arts Board, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jay Orr Country Music Foundation, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Barry Lee Pearson Department of English, University of Maryland
  • Neil V. Rosenberg Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland

ISSN 0748-5905

Available free of charge from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540


Since 1928 the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress has been preserving America's folk cultural heritage by collecting sound recordings, manuscripts, motion pictures, and photographs; and for the last fifty years the Library has published a series of phonograph records and audiocassettes that provide highlights from the Archive's holdings. In keeping with this effort, since 1983 the Library's American Folklife Center has published _American Folk Music and Folklore Recordings: A Selected List_ to help promote the best recordings of American folk music and folklore issued by various companies and organizations the previous year.

Small companies and organizations produce the greatest number of traditional music recordings. Many recordings result from field research projects that have received support from state arts councils, state humanities committees, and the Folk Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts. Although these folk music and folklore recordings elude mainstream distribution networks and seldom appear in record shops and catalogs, they have been instrumental in preserving America's heritage and encouraging performers in local communities. The recordings are also valuable resources for students, teachers, and libraries. We hope that the publication of the selected list will foster an increased awareness of such recordings and of the forms of expression they present.

Each year a panel of specialists in American traditional music meets to select a group of outstanding recordings from the approximately two hundred phonograph records, audiocassettes, and compact discs submitted by producers and manufacturers or suggested by various interested parties. The resulting list is not comprehensive but is intended to make known to libraries, educators, and others important recent sound recordings. To be eligible for consideration [for the 1989 list], a recording must:

1. have been released in 1989 (or 1988 if not previously submitted);

2. feature cultural traditions found within the United States;

3. emphasize "root traditions" over popular adaptations of traditional materials;

4. be conveniently available to American purchasers;

5. include well-annotated liner notes or accompanying booklets relating the recordings to the performers, their communities, genres, styles, or other pertinent information.

The American Folklife Center hopes that this list will encourage the continuing production of documentary folk recordings, which in turn will help conserve our country's rich folk heritage. We also hope that the list will stimulate record companies to include sufficient documentation with each recording to make it an efficient tool for education.

The recordings in the following annotated listings are produced by the companies and organizations listed at the end of the booklet. None of the recordings listed is manufactured or distributed by the Library of Congress. The booklet also lists other publications that review folk music and folklore recordings, and major mail-order distributors of folk recordings. We have included Library of Congress catalog card numbers for the convenience of librarians; they need not be used when ordering these recordings from the particular company.

[To suggest suitable 1989 recordings for next year's panel or] to receive additional copies of the list, please write to: Folk Recordings List, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.


Possum Up a Gum Stump. Alabama Traditions 103. LP. Home, field, and commercial recordings of Alabama old-time fiddlers past and present. Side one contains recordings made from 1924 to 1949 of important convention and dance fiddlers playing solo and accompanied; side two features living fiddlers, all accompanied, playing their less familiar tunes. Twenty-four-page booklet has a history of fiddle music in Alabama and biographies of artists by Joyce Cauthen, with maps, photos, and other documentation.

Virginia Traditions: Southwest Virginia Blues. Blue Ridge Institute BRI 008. LP/cassette. Commercial and field recordings, 1928 to 1984, documenting blues performed by black and white country artists in Virginia's western corner. These include Carl Martin, Dock Boggs, the Carter Family, Spence Moore, "Cowboy" T. Burks, and others. Twenty-page booklet by Vaughan Webb gives background of the genre and region and analyzes interchange between black and white musicians. Extensively documented with biographies and photographs; bibliography and discography.

Virginia Traditions: Early Roanoke Country Radio. Blue Ridge Institute BRI 010. LP/cassette. Historically significant recordings culled from thirty years of live broadcasts of local and regional country music by four Roanoke, Virginia, radio stations. Includes performances by Roy Hall and the Blue Ridge Entertainers and Tommy Magness and the Orange Blossom Boys. Seventeen-page booklet has essay by Kip Lornell on the history of Roanoke country radio between 1924 and 1954, histories of featured groups, photographs, and recommended reading and listening lists.

Traditional Music from the Cumberland Plateau, Volumes 1 and 2. County Records CO786/787. LP. Two-volume anthology of ballads, fiddle, banjo, and square dance music from notable traditional musicians of the Tennessee-Kentucky state-line counties on the Cumberland Plateau. Volume one features performances from Clyde Troxell, The Rocky Toppers, Bessford Hicks, Clyde Davenport, Louie Jones, and Retta Spradlin; volume two has contributions from Clarence Ferrill, Virgil Anderson, John Sharp, and Dee Hicks. Both volumes include a 10-page booklet with extensive notes by Bobby Fulcher, photos, and maps.

Joe Pancerzewski: Brand New Old Time Fiddle Tunes. Voyager VRCS 335. Cassette. Original hornpipes, jigs, reels, and waltzes in the Canadian-influenced Northwest fiddle style from Joe Pancerzewski, a retired railroad engineer born in 1905. Companion tune book available from Voyager.


James P. Johnson: Carolina Shout. Biograph BCD 105. CD. A collection of piano rolls recorded by James P. Johnson, the "father of stride piano," for the Aeolian company in 1916. Selections include many of Johnson's own rags, as well as pieces by W.C. Handy, Sissle & Blake, and others. Notes by Lawrence Boylan.

Skip James, Blind Willie McTell, and Bukka White: Three Shades of Blues. Biograph BCD 107. CD. A sampler of the later recordings of three influential early blues recording artists born near the turn of the century. Selections contrast the local and regional styles of singer/guitarists Booker T. Washington White, Nehemiah "Skip" James and William Samuel McTell. Notes by Peter Lowry.

New York Grassroots Gospel: The Sacred Black Quartet Tradition. Global Village GVM 206. LP. A compilation album presenting the music of five of New York City's active gospel quartets. Some groups sing a cappella and some with instrumental accompaniment, but all feature the close vocal harmonies central to this singing tradition. Fourteen-page booklet by Ray Allen includes essay on the history of gospel quartet singing, group biographies, and notes on the songs. Individual cassettes of the quartets featured in this compilation are listed in the previous (1987?) edition of this publication.

Bless My Bones: Memphis Gospel Radio - The Fifties. Rounder 2063/C 2063. LP/cassette. Sixteen selections illustrating the Memphis gospel quartet style that emerged in the 1950s, from a cappella to the more modern guitar-, piano-, or organ-accompanied harmony singing. Features many previously unissued recordings of male and female groups made during live broadcasts at WDIA's Memphis radio studio. Notes by Doug Seroff; photos and song lyrics.

The Golden Eagles: Lightning and Thunder. Rounder 2073/C 2073/CD 2073. LP/cassette/CD. First live album-length recording of the songs of New Orleans "Mardi Gras Indians" (African-Americans who form "Indian gangs" that prepare dances, songs, and elaborate African-American-Indian costumes for Mardi Gras celebrations.) Style is characterized by rhythmic singing and chanting to accompaniment of a variety of percussion instruments. Some selections are traditional, some are originals by Chief Joseph "Monk" Boudreaux. Recorded live at the H & R Bar, New Orleans. Notes by Michael P. Smith.

Gospel Warrior. Spirit Feel SF1003-LP/SF1003-CS. LP/cassette. Survey of the solo gospel styles of leading black women artists recorded from 1931 to 1982, including Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Clara Ward, The Georgia Peach, and others. A variety of hymns and spirituals, including one unaccompanied song "Well Well Well" by Bessie Griffin. Notes and biographies by Anthony Heilbut.

Chicago Gospel Pioneers. Spirit Feel SF1004-LP/SF1004-CS. LP/cassette. Sometimes called the "Gospel Vatican," the city of Chicago has been an important center for gospel music since the 1930s. These are recent recordings of veteran Chicago artists Robert Anderson, Delois Barrett Campbell, Little Lucy Smith, Gladys Beamon Gregory, and Irma Gwynn. All but one song composed by Chicago songwriters. Notes by Anthony Heilbut.

Reverend Claude Jeter: Yesterday and Today. Spirit Feel SF1005- LP/SF1005-CS. LP/cassette. First recordings in ten years from Claude Jeter, influential gospel singer who has been called the "master of falsetto." Includes three previously unreleased 1954 recordings of Jeter with the Swan Silvertones in a live performance of unaccompanied, close-harmony songs. Joining Jeter in the recent recordings is singer Paul Owens, another former member of the Swans. Notes by Anthony Heilbut.

Marion Williams: Born to Sing the Gospel. Spirit Feel SF1007- LP/SF1007-CS. LP/cassette. Gospel classics from former Ward Singers and Stars of Faith lead vocalist famous for her bluesy, improvisational style. Side one recorded live in Williams's own Philadelphia church; side two contains an unaccompanied spiritual "Death in the Morning." Notes by Anthony Heilbut.

ANGLO-AMERICAN The Stanleys: Stanley Series-Volume 3, Number 1. Copper Creek CCSS-V3N1. LP/cassette. Recording of live bluegrass show by influential bluegrass performers Ralph and Carter Stanley, recorded in Paris, Virginia on August 5, 1956. Ralph (banjo and vocals) and Carter (guitar and vocals) are accompanied by Curley Lambert on mandolin, Chubby Anthony on fiddle, and Lindy Clear on bass in a mixture of older traditional pieces and newer originals. Compiled from original tapes courtesy of Alice Gerrard. Jacket notes have biographical information, notes on songs, and recollections of the concert by Walter V. Saunders.

Buck Owens & The Buckaroos: Live at Carnegie Hall. Country Music Foundation Records CMF-012-L/CMF-012-C/CMF-012-D. LP/cassette/CD. Reissue of Capitol's 1966 album of Buck Owens with his band the Buckaroos (Tom Brumley, steel guitar; Willie Cantu, drums; Doyle Holly, bass and vocal; Don Rich, lead guitar and vocal). In the sixties Owens, now known as "the father of the Bakersfield sound," created hit country music recordings with a band sound that influenced a wide spectrum of performers -- amateur and professional, urban and rural. This reissue restores a comedy routine edited from the original release. Notes by Paul Kingsbury.

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Quartet: You Can Feel It In Your Soul. County Records CCS-111/CCS-C-111. LP/cassette. A collection of gospel performances by the most popular bluegrass band of the 1950s. Taken from Columbia recordings made in Nashville and originally issued mainly on singles only, they emphasize close vocal harmonies rather than the instrumental pyrotechnics often associated with bluegrass. Liner notes by Charles Wolfe include song histories and recording session data.

Melvin Whipple: Echoes of the Past: Cowboy Poetry of Melvin Whipple. Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio, no catalog number. Cassette. Twenty-one original poems recited by working Texas cowboy Melvin Whipple. Comes with a forty-eight-page booklet that includes all of the poems recited on tape, illustrations by Whipple's son Lucky, and a glossary of cowboy and regional terms. Foreword by James C. McNutt.

Lee Sexton: Whoa Mule. June Appal Recordings JA0051-A/JA0051-C. LP/cassette. First solo recording of Lee Sexton, a third- generation old-time banjo player born in 1928 in the mountains of Linefork, Kentucky. Sexton plays twenty of his favorite regional and other tunes on banjo and fiddle, accompanied by Marion Sumner on fiddle, Phil Sexton on bass, Sonny Houston on guitar and vocals, and Freddie Campbell on banjo. Seven-page insert has Sexton's reminiscences about his life as musician and coal miner, with notes and banjo tunings for each tune, plus photos.

Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers: Early Classic String Bands - Volume 2. Old Homestead OHCS-192. LP/cassette. The first of two albums chronicling the Skillet Lickers' 1934 San Antonio recording sessions, which were noted for the prominence of Ezra "Ted" Hawkins' mandolin work. A combination of newer compositions and familiar traditional tunes, including "Down Yonder" and "Back up and Push." Jacket notes by Charles Wolfe.

Ragged But Right: Great Country String Bands of the 1930s. RCA Heritage Series, RCA/BMG Music 8416-2-R/8416-4-R. CD/cassette. Compares different stylistic directions taken by three important pre-war string bands with a shared musical heritage. Six selections each from the Skillet Lickers of Georgia, the Prairie Ramblers of Kentucky, and Mainer's Mountaineers of North Carolina. Fourteen-page booklet with photos, information on accompanying musicians, and notes by producer Billy Altman.

Are You from Dixie? Great Country Brother Teams of the 1930s. RCA Heritage Series, RCA/BMG Music 8417-2-R/8417-4-R. CD/cassette. Vocal and instrumental harmony from six country brother duos of the 1930s, the formative decade for duet-singing in country music. Selections from the Allen Brothers (Sewanee, Tennessee), the Lone Star Cowboys (Bob and Joe Attlesey of Tyler, Texas), the Delmore Brothers (Elkmont, Alabama), the Dixon Brothers (Darlington, South Carolina), the Monroe Brothers (Rosine, Kentucky), and the Blue Sky Boys (Bill and Earl Bolick of Hickory, North Carolina). Photos and information on accompanying musicians in fifteen-page booklet with notes by producer Billy Altman.

Mac Wiseman: Early Dot Recordings-Volume Two. Rebel Records of Canada CCS-109/CCS-C-109. LP/cassette. Second in a series of reissues of the earlier, (1951-1954) all-acoustic recordings of Mac Wiseman, influential singer/guitarist of the early years of bluegrass. Includes well-known songs like "Wabash Cannonball" and "Keep on the Sunny Side" along with two songs never before released on LP. Jacket notes by Eddie Stubbs contain information on song sources and accompanying musicians.

Woody Guthrie: Library of Congress Recordings. Rounder 1041/2/3, C-1041/2/3, CD-1041/2/3. LP/cassette/CD. Reissue of aluminum disc recordings made for the Library of Congress in March, 1940, of Oklahoma ballad-maker Woody Guthrie, interviewed by Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Littleton. Traditional and original songs, guitar and harmonica instrumentals, and Guthrie's recollections and stories of life in the Southwest. Notes by Alan Lomax.


Chuck Guillory & The Rhythm Boys: Grand Texas. Arhoolie 5039/C- 5039. LP/cassette. Country-style Cajun waltzes and two-steps sung in French from fiddler and band leader Chuck Guillory of Mamou, Louisiana, with Preston Manuel (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Julius "Papa Cairo" Lamperez (steel guitar and vocals), and Curzy "Pork Chop" Roy (drum set). Side A was recorded in 1982, side B in 1987. Jacket has notes by Chris Strachwitz, information on other participating musicians, and photos.

The Hackberry Ramblers: Early Recordings 1935-1948: Louisiana Cajun Music, Volume 8. Arhoolie/Old Timey 127/CO-127. LP/cassette. Reissue of historic early recordings of The Hackberry Ramblers, a Cajun string band formed in the early 1930s in the oil field town of Hackberry, Louisiana. Dance tunes and songs in English and French. Jacket has notes by Chris Strachwitz, recording session data, and photos.

White Eagle Singers: Intertribal Pow-Wow Songs. Canyon Records CR-6197. Cassette. A variety of dance and song genres typical of pow-wows, but unique in having Navajo rather than Plains Indian texts. Includes grand entry, flag song, honoring songs, contest songs, and others. Recorded live at Numaga Indian Days at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada. Notes by Arlie Neskahi.

Gu-Achi Fiddlers: Old Time O'odham Fiddle Music. Canyon Records CR-8082. Cassette. First commercial recording of fiddle band music of Arizona's Tohono O'odham people, formerly known as the Papago Indians. The O'odham acquired European instruments from Spanish missionaries and adopted European dance tunes that arrived in the mid-nineteenth century. The traditional instrumentation of fiddles, guitar, snare drum, and bass drum, distinguishes this from the more frequently heard Chicken Scratch, or waila, music. A representative mix of polkas, two- steps, and mazurkas. Notes by Jim Griffith.

A Colorado Dutch Hop Sampler. Music Association of Swallow Hill, no catalog number. Cassette. Polkas and waltzes from current Colorado groups playing "Dutch Hop," a local term for traditional music and dance of the ethnic Germans from Russia who settled the prairies of Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado. Bands featured on this recording use accordion, hammered dulcimer, trombone, and bass or piano as the core instruments. Notes by Michael A. Gowen.

Raices Musicales: Music of Mexico and the Hispanic Southwest. National Council for the Traditional Arts, no catalog number. Cassette. Regional music of Mexico and the Hispanic Southwest. Recording was produced from a national tour sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts that featured Roberto and Lorenzo Martinez of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mariachi Jalisco of Jalisco, Mexico; Los Pregoneros del Puerto of Veracruz, Mexico; La Marimba Continental of Chiapas, Mexico (Mexican artists now reside in the U.S.); and Conjunto Norteno of southern Texas. Twenty-seven-page booklet in English and Spanish has extensive notes by Daniel Sheehy on the styles and artists; photos.

Sol Hoopii: Master of the Hawaiian Guitar - Volume 2. Rounder 1025/C-1025. LP/cassette. The second volume of reissues of singer and virtuoso acoustic and electric steel guitarist Sol Hoopi (1902-1953), who fused traditional Hawaiian music with blues and swing. Trio and larger band settings of instrumentals and traditional and popular songs sung in Hawaiian and English. Extensive biographical information and notes on each selection by Bob Brozman; photos.

D.L. Menard: No Matter Where You At, There You Are. Rounder 6021/C-6021/CD-6021. LP/cassette/CD. Classic Cajun waltzes, two- steps, and songs from D.L. Menard, Louisiana singer and guitarist who blends country with traditional Cajun style. All songs sung in French, including a version of the country standard "Wildwood Flower." Menard is accompanied by button accordionists Blackie Forestier and Eddie LeJeune, and fiddler Ken Smith.

!Conjunto! Texas-Mexican Border Music, Volumes 1 and 2. Rounder 6023/6024, C-6023/6024, CD-6023-6024. LP/cassette/CD. Two-volume anthology of well-known groups that play "conjunto," a dance- music tradition from south Texas. These accordion-based dance bands play a typical selection of polkas, rancheras, and other dance tunes . Sleeve has Spanish lyrics with English translations; jacket notes by Jose R. Reyna.

Swissconsin: My Homeland. Wisconsin Folklife Center Ethnic Music Series, no catalog number. Cassette. Field and studio recordings (1987-88) made by the Wisconsin Folklife Center of Swiss folk music from south-central Wisconsin, interspersed with historic reissues of influential Swiss and Swiss-American performers. Accordion and alphorn playing, yodeling and choral singing, and alpine-style dance bands. Insert has photos, biographical information on the musicians, and notes by Phil Martin.


The Library of Congress Banjo Collection. Rounder Records 0237/C- 0237/CD-0237. LP/cassette. Field recordings made between 1937 and 1946 from the collections of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress. Presents important but lesser-known banjo players and their styles, from the frailing of Walter Williams to the three-finger uppicking of Ernest Helton. Collection shows the banjo used as solo instrument as well as an accompaniment to singers and fiddlers. Comes with seven-page booklet with biographical notes by Bob Carlin and photos; jacket notes by Carlin and Alan Jabbour.

Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie: Folkways: The Original Vision. Smithsonian Folkways Records SF 40001. LP/cassette/CD. Historic recordings of Huddie Ledbetter ("Leadbelly") and Woody Guthrie, originally made between 1940 and 1947 for Folkways Records. Includes three previously unreleased Guthrie songs from the Folkways collection at the Smithsonian Institution, a previously unreleased version of Leadbelly's "4, 5, and 9", and a recording of Will Geer reading from Guthrie's writings. Complements the Columbia Records benefit album Folkways: A Vision Shared in which popular musicians of the 1980s interpret some of the same songs.


Alabama Traditions, distributed by Brierfield Ironworks Park Foundation Route 1, Box 147 Brierfield, AL 35035

Arhoolie Records 10341 San Pablo Avenue El Cerrito, CA 94530

Biograph Records 16 River Street Chatham, NY 12037

BRI Records Blue Ridge Institute Ferrum College Ferrum, VA 24088

Canyon Records 4143 North 16th Street Suite 4 Phoenix, AZ 85016

CMF Records Country Music Foundation 4 Music Square East Nashville, TN 37203

Copper Creek Records P.O. Box 3161 Roanoke, VA 24015

County Records P.O. Box 191 Floyd, VA 24091

Global Village Music Box 2051 Cathedral Station New York, NY 10025

Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio P.O. Box 1226 San Antonio, TX 78294

June Appal Recordings 306 Madison Street Whitesburg, KY 41858

Music Association of Swallow Hill 1905 S. Pearl Street Denver, Colorado 80210

National Council for the Traditional Arts 1346 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Number 1118 Washington, D.C. 20036

Old Homestead Records Box 100 Brighton, MI 48116

RCA Records/BMG Music 1133 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036

Rebel Records of Canada P.O. Box 72, Station G Toronto, Ontario M4M 3E8 Rounder Records 1 Camp Street Cambridge, MA 02140

Spirit Feel Records, distributed by Shanachie Records 37 E. Clinton Street Newton, NJ 07860

Smithsonian Folkways, distributed by Roundup Records 1 Camp Street Cambridge, MA 02140

Voyager Recordings 424 35th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122

Wisconsin Folklife Center 100 South 2nd Street Mount Horeb, WI 53572

For further listings and reviews of folk recordings, consult publications such as _American Music_, _Bluegrass Unlimited_, _Blues & Rhythm: the Gospel Truth_, _County Sales Newsletter_, _Devil's Box_, _Disc Collector_, _Down Home Music Newsletter_, _Ethnomusicology_, _Folk Roots_, _Journal of American Folklore_, _Juke Blues_, _Living Blues_, _Musical Traditions_, _Old-Time Herald_, _Old Time Country_, _Old Time Music_, _Record Roundup_, _Rejoice: The Gospel Music Magazine_, _Sing Out!_, _Tale Trader_, _Western Folklore_, and _Yarnspinner_. _Ethnomusicology_, the journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology, publishes a "Current Discography" feature in each issue. In addition, the free guide _Folklife and Ethnomusicology Serial Publications in North America_ is available from the Archive of Folk Culture, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540

For a more complete guide to folk record labels and direct mail- order sources, write for the free reference aid _Recording Companies in North America Specializing in Folk Music, Folklore and Ethnomusicology_ (LCFARA 3) prepared by the Archive of Folk Culture.

_Folklife Sourcebook_, a directory of folklife resources in the United States and Canada, can be obtained by sending $10 to the Folklife Sourcebook, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.


Alcazar Records Box 429 Waterbury, VT 05676 (802) 244-8657

Andy's Front Hall Wormer Road Post Office Box 307 Voorheesville, NY 12186 (518) 765-4193

County Sales Box 191 Floyd, VA 24091 (703) 745-2001

Down Home Music 10341 San Pablo Avenue El Cerrito, CA 94530 (415) 525-1494

Elderly Records 1100 North Washington Box 14210 Lansing, MI 48901 (517) 372-7890; 372-4161

Global Village Music Box 2051 Cathedral Station New York, NY 10025 (212) 749-2284

House of Musical Traditions 7040 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 (301) 270-9090 after noon, E.S.T.

Note-Ably Yours 6865 Scarff Road New Carlisle, OH 45344 (513) 845-8232

Original Music R.D. 1, Box 190 Lasher Road Tivoli, NY 12583 (914) 756-2767

Rooster Blues 2615 North Wilton Avenue Chicago, IL 60614 (312) 281-3385

Roundup Records Box 154 Cambridge, MA 02140 (617) 354-0700

Smithsonian Folkways Office of Folklife Programs Smithsonian Institution 955 L'Enfant Plaza Suite 2600 Washington, D.C. 20560 (202) 287-3262

World Music Institute 109 West 27th Street Room 9C New York, NY 10001 (212) 206-1050

World Music Press P.O. Box 2565 Danbury, CT 06813 (203) 748-1131 Previous editions of _American Folk Music and Folklore Recordings: A Selected List_ are available at facilities across the United States through the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) of the U.S. Department of Education. Consult your librarian or online service vendor (such as BRS or DIALOG), or contact:

ERIC Document Reproduction Service 3900 Wheeler Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304 (703) 823-0500 (800) 227-3742

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