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Folk music -- United States

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View Resource bobdylan.com

bobdylan.com is sponsored by Columbia Records, Dylan's record label. The site is a must for Dylan fans; it contains a browsable listing of the artist's songs and albums. Most songs are accompanied by lyrics, and all of the songs are available in RealAudio format. Lyrics are searchable. The site also contains a selection of live performances, and a section called "old songs," highlighted by a two...

http://bobdylan.com/
View Resource Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Edited by Michael F. Murray, Assistant Professor of Music at Southwest Missouri State University, this site is a terrific resource for students and fans of traditional American music. The site offers numerous selections from the Max Hunter Collection, an archive of almost 1,600 Ozark Mountain folk songs, recorded between 1956 and 1976. Hunter was a travelling salesman from Springfield, Missouri...

https://maxhunter.missouristate.edu
View Resource American Roots Music

PBS offers this companion site to their four-part series, which began airing October 29, 2001. As with so many of PBS' sites, this one acts as a nice supplement to the series and an interesting stop of its own right. Users can access episode summaries, read about the songs and artists (as well as read interviews -- oral histories -- with selected artists), and learn about the origins of some...

http://www.pbs.org/americanrootsmusic/index.html
View Resource Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music

The online collections and exhibits prepared by the Library of Congress are generally considered authoritative and of excellent quality, and this new archive prepared by the Music Division within the Library of Congress is no exception. Containing over 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music, this archive is searchable by author, subject, and song title. Clicking on a particular work will allow...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/american-sheet-music-1870-to...
View Resource Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

This site, developed by the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress, draws on the voluminous collection of recordings made by John and Ruby Lomax on their three-month trip across the American South in 1939. The pair traveled over 6,500 miles and, along the way, recorded approximately 25 hours of folk music from over 300 performers. These gems of American musical culture include fiddle...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/john-and-ruby-lomax/about-th...
View Resource Song of America

The Library of Congress has bringing a number of America’s musical archives to its website through the “I Hear America Singing” project, and this addition to their existing work is most welcome. The Song of America website is designed to serve as a companion piece to an ongoing 11-city concert tour which features the baritone Thomas Hampson performing a number of American songs. This site draws...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/songs-of-america/about-this-...
View Resource African American Sheet Music, 1820-1920

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, sheet music was produced in enormous quantities in the United States. To historians and other interested parties, much of this material serves as a way to look at social and cultural mores of the times. This digital collection from Brown University takes a look at the sheet music that reflected attitudes towards African-Americans. Containing several...

http://library.brown.edu/cds/sheetmusic/afam/
View Resource Folksongs for the Five Points

Recently, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum invited digital artists to create works that explore contemporary immigrant experiences in New York City. With the kind assistance of the Institute for Museum and Library Services (along with the J.M. Kaplan Fund), this rather remarkable multimedia collection allows visitors to explore this very vibrant and diverse community through sounds, text, and...

https://tenement.org/folksongs/
View Resource Ben Gray Lumpkin Digital Folk Music Collection

For two decades, Ben Gray Lumpkin travelled around the state of Colorado collecting folk songs. Lumpkin was a professor of English at the University of Colorado, and over this time period he recorded approximately 2000 performances by 192 individuals. This delightful digital collection created by the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries offers curious visitors a sampling of these...

https://cudl.colorado.edu/luna/servlet/UCBOULDERCB1~25~25
View Resource Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection Screenshot

This remarkable collection from the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress brings together an amazing set of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. The folklorist Alan Jabbour recorded Lyn in 1966 and 1967, and the tunes here "represent the music and evoke the history and spirit of Virginia's Appalachian frontier." The collection contains 184 original...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/henry-reed-fiddle-tunes/abou...