ERIC Number: ED313294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
American Folk Music and Folklore Recordings 1987: A Selected List.
Cutting, Jennifer; Fleischhauer, Carl
Small companies and organizations produce the greatest number of traditional music recordings, many of which result from field research projects. 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 U.S. heritage and encouraging performers in local communities. The recordings are also valuable resources for students, teachers, and libraries. The 37 recordings in this list, selected by a panel of specialists in U.S. traditional music, were all released in 1987 and are conveniently available to U.S. purchasers. In addition, they all feature cultural traditions found within the United States, emphasize "root traditions" over popular adaptations of traditional material, and include well annotated liner notes or accompanying booklets. The recordings are arranged under four broad headings: (1) Afro-American, (2) Anglo-American, (3) Anthology, and (4) Ethnic and Regional. Annotations are provided for each recording. The document concludes with names and addresses of the publishers of listed recordings, the major mail order distributors of folk recordings, and the names of publications that review this type of recording. (JB)
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540 (free).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. American Folklife Center.