Folksong / Folk music

78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge: The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945

The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Bata Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

Blues Mandolin Man: The Life and Music of Yank Rachell

Cajun and Creole Music Makers: Musiciens cadiens et créoles

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World

Cajun Country

Carolina Piedmont Country

Country Music Culture: From Hard Times to Heaven

Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country

Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States

Fiddling Way Out Yonder: The Life and Music of Melvin Wine

George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

The Glenbuchat Ballads

Great Smoky Mountains Folklife

The High-Kilted Muse: Peter Buchan and His Secret Songs of Silence

Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK

Kentucky Bluegrass Country

Let's Make Some Noise: Axé and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music

Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s

Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From: Lyrics and History

The Norumbega Harmony: Historic and Contemporary Hymn Tunes and Anthems from the New England Singing School Tradition

Ozark Country

Prophet Singer
The Voice and Vision of Woody Guthrie

Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Ragged but Right: Black Traveling Shows, "Coon Songs," and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz

Recentering Anglo/American Folksong: Sea Crabs and Wicked Youths

Reggae Wisdom: Proverbs in Jamaican Music

Roosevelt's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on FDR

Roots of a Region: Southern Folk Culture

Selling Folk Music: An Illustrated History

Shenandoah Valley Folklife

Showman: The Life and Music of Perry George Lowery

Somebody Always Singing You

South Florida Folklife

Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Strike Songs of the Depression

Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues

Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities

Upper Cumberland Country

Wiregrass Country


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Record-Setting High Water on the Mississippi | James F. Barnett Jr. Reflects on Current Flooding in the US

In light of the current floods submerging the Midwest and along the Mississippi River and scientists’ predictions that this is just the beginning, James F. Barnett Jr., author of Beyond Control: The Mississippi River’s New Channel to the Gulf of Mexico, a detailed chronicle of how the wild Mississippi will eventually deliver a cataclysm, shares his thoughts below. Viewed from the Natchez

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