Gospel Music Bibliography


Francis E. Abernethy, Singin’ Texas, (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1994).

Francis E. Abernethy, What’s Going On? In Modern Texas Folklore, (Austin: Encino Press, 1976).

Alden, Grant and Peter Blackstock, No Depression: Definitive Alternative Country Profiles, (Nashville: Dowling Press, 1999).

Bob Allen, Waylon & Willie: The Full Story in Words and Pictures of Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, (New York: Quick Fox, 1979).

Bob Allen, George Jones: The Saga of an American Singe, (Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1984).

Bob Allen, George Jones: The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend, (Secaucus, NJ: Carol Pub. Group, 1994).

Bob Allen, ed., The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Country Music, (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1994).

Jules Verne Allen, Cowboy Lore, (San Antonio: Naylor Printing Company, 1933).

Tommy Allen, as told to Jack Lane, The Texas Honky-Tonk Trail, (Bloomington, Indiana: 1st Books, 2004).

Austin County Historical Commission, ed., Dance Halls of Austin County, (Bellville: Austin County Historical Commission, 1993).

Gene Autry with Mickey Herskowitz, Back in the Saddle Again, (New York: Doubleday, 1978).

Michael Bane, The Outlaws: Revolution in Country Music, (New York: Doubleday, 1978).

Michael Bane, Willie: An Unauthorized Biography of Willie Nelson, (New York: Dell, 1984).

Norma Barthel, Ernest Tubb Discography, 1936-1969, (Roland, OK: Ernest Tubb Fan Club Enterprises, 1969).

Norma Barthel, Ernest Tubb, The Original E.T., (Roland, OK: Country Roads Publications, 1984).

Colleen Bartlett, Willie Nelson: Official Discography, (Dorsett, VT: [n.p.], 1990).

Mark Bego, George Strait: The Story of Country’s Living Legend, (New York: Kensington Books, 1997).

Edward Allen Bishop, Memorial to Jimmie Rodger, (Marion, MS: House of Alohas, 1974).

Mody Coggin Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson and Allen Maxwell, eds., A Good Tale and a Bonnie Tune, (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1964).

Mody Coggin Boatright, Gib Morgan, Minstrel of the Oil Fields, (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1945).

Mody Coggin Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson and Allen Maxwell, eds., Texas Folk and Folklore, (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1954).

Mody Coggin Boatright, Singers and Storytellers, (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1960).

Johnny Bond, The Tex Ritter Story, (New York: Chappell Music, 1976).

Johnny Bond, The Recordings of Jimmie Rodgers: An Annotated Discography, (Los Angeles: John Edwards Memorial Foundation, 1978).

Jean A. Boyd, The Jazz of the Southwest: An Oral History of Western Swing, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998).

Jean A. Boyd, We’re the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003).

Stanley Booth, Rhythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South, (New York: Vintage Books, 1993).

Charles T. Brown, Music USA: America’s Country and Western Tradition, (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1986).

Len Brown and Gary Friedrich, The Encyclopedia of Country and Western Music, (New York, Tower Publications, 1971).

Mary A. Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann, Finding Her Voice: The Saga of Women in Country Music, (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993).

Gene Busnar, Superstars of Country Music, (New York: Julian Messner, 1984).

Tony Byworth, Giants of Country Music, (New York: Hamlyn, 1984).

Alan Cackett and Alec Foege, The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, (New York: Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1994).

David Cantwell, George Strait: An Illustrated Musical History, (New York: Boulevard Books, 1996).

Richard Carlin, The Big Book of Country Music: A Biographical Encyclopedia, (New York: Penguin, 1995).

Richard Carlin, Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary, (New York: Routledge Press, 2003).

Dolly Carlisle, Ragged But Right: The Life and Times of George Jones, (Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1984).

Joe Carr and Alan Munde, Prairie Nights to Neon Lights: The Story of Country Music in West Texas, (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1995).

Patrick Carr, ed., The Illustrated History of Country Music, (New York: Doubleday/Dolphin, 1980).

Betty Casey, Dance Across Texas, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986).

Bryan Chalker, Country Music, (London: Phoebus, 1976).

Samuel Charters, Country Blues, (New York: Da Capo, 1975).

Kenneth S. Clark, The Cowboy Sings Songs of the Ranch and Range, (New York: Paull-Pioneer Music Corp., 1932).

Kenneth S. Clark, The Cowboy Sings Traditional Songs of the Western Frontier Arranged for General Singing, (New York: Paull-Pioneer Music Corp., 1932).

Kenneth S. Clark, The Happy Cowboy and His Songs of Pioneer Days, (New York: Paull-Pioneer Music Corp., 1934).

Kenneth S. Clark, ed., Buckaroo Ballads, (New York: Paull-Pioneer Music Corp., 1940).

Bob Claypool, Saturday Night at Gilley’s, (New York: Delilah/Grove Press, Random House, 1980).

Lawrence Clayton and Joe Specht, eds., The Roots of Texas Music, (College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2003).

Tristam P. Coffin, Folksong and Folksong Scholarship, (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1964).

Ace Collins, Tanya, (New York: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 1995).

Columbia Pictures Publications, comp., Texas: Great Songs of the Lone Star State, (Miami: Columbia Pictures Publications, 1985).

Josiah Combs, Folksongs of the Southern United States, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967).

Charles Paul Conn, The Barbara Mandrell Story, (New York: Berkley Books, 1989).

Pansy Cook, The Saga of Jim Reeves: Country and Western Singer and Musician, (Los Angeles: Crescent Publications, 1977).

Daniel C. Cooper, Lefty Frizzell: The Honky-Tonk Life of Country Music’s Greatest Singer, (Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1995).

Country Music Foundation, ed., Country: The Music and the Musicians, From the Beginnings to the ‘90s, (New York: Abbeville Press, 1994).

Country Music Magazine, ed., The Comprehensive Country Music Encyclopedia, (New York: Times Books, 1994).

Albert Cunniff, Waylon Jennings, (New York: Kensington Publishing, 1985).

Nicholas Dawidoff, In the Country of Country: People and Places in American Music, (New York: Pantheon, 1997).

Fred Dellar, Alan Cackett, and Roy Thompson, The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, (London: Salamander Books, 1986).

John Mark Dempsey, The Light Crust Doughboys are on the Air: Celebrating Seventy Years of Texas Music, (Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press, 2002).

R. Serge Denisoff, Waylon, (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1983).

Joan Dew, Singers and Sweethearts: The Women of Country Music, (Garden City, NY: Dolphin Books, 1977).

J. Frank Dobie, Follow de Drinkin’ Gou’d, (Austin: Texas Folklore Society, 1928).

J. Frank Dobie, Rainbow in the Morning: Texas Folk Songs, (Halboro, PA: Folklore Associates, 1965).

Arleigh Duff, Y’all Come, (Austin: Eakin Press, 1983).

Bob Dunbar, From Bob Wills to Ray Benson: A History of Western Swing Music, (Austin: Term Publications, 1988).

Steve Earle, Steve Earle in Quotes, (compiled, researched and published by Joanna Serraris, edited by John Weaver; The Hague, The Netherlands, 1997).

Don Edwards, Classic Cowboy Songs From The Minstrel On The Range, (Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishers, 1994).

Ross Edwards, Fiddle Dust, (Denver, CO: Big Mountain Press, 1965).

Clifford Endres with Scott Newton, Austin City Limits, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1987).

Colin Escott, Martin Hawkins and Hank Davis, The Sun Country Years: Country Music in Memphis, 1950-1959, (Bremen, West Germany: Bear Family Records, 1986).

Nick Evans and Jeff Horne, Songbuilder: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, (Kent, England: Amber Waves/Heartland Publishing, 1998).

Charles F. Faber, The Country Music Almanac, (Lexington, KY: Faber, 1978).

William Ferris and Mary Hart, Folk Music and Modern Sound, (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1982).

Lanny Fiel, The Essential Texas Fiddle: Improvisation, Harmony and Style, (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1992).

Lanny Fiel, The Bob Wills Fiddle Legacy, (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1992).

Austin E. and Alta Stephens Fife, Ballads of the Great West, (Palo Alto, CA: American West Publishing Co., 1970).

Austin E. and Alta Stephens Fife, Cowboy and Western Songs: A Comprehensive Anthology, (New York, C. N. Potter, dist. by Crown Publishers, 1969).

Lana Nelson Fowler, ed., Willie Nelson Family Album, (Amarillo: H.M. Poirot & Company, 1980).

Aaron A. Fox, Real Country: Music and Language in Working-Class Culture, (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2004).

Linnell Gentry, A History and Encyclopedia of Country, Western and Gospel Music, second edition, (Nashville, TN: Clairmont Corp., 1969).

Linnell Gentry, A History and Encyclopedia of Country, Western, and Gospel Music (St. Clair Shores, MI, Scholarly Press, 1972).

Cary Ginell and Kevin Coffey, Discography of Western Swing and Hot String Bands, 1928-1942, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001).

Cary Ginell, with special assistance from Roy Lee Brown. Milton Brown and the Founding of Western Swing, (Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1994).

David Goodman, Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide and Directory, (Lancaster, PA: Wild Boy Publishers, 1998).

Andrei Gorbatov, Wanted: Country Music in Russia and the Ex-USSR, (Moscow: Inter Media News Agency, 1993).

David Graham, He Walks With Me: The Religious Experiences of Country Music Stars, (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977).

Bill Green, The Dancing Was Lively: Fort Concho, A Social History 1867 to 1882, (San Angelo: Fort Concho Sketches Publishing, 1974).

Douglas B. Green, Country Roots: The Origins of Country Music, (New York: Hawthorne Books, 1976).

Douglas B. Green, Singing in the Saddle: The History of the Singing Cowboy, (Nashville: Country Music Foundation Press & Vanderbilt University Press, 2002).

John Greenway, The Anatomy of a Genius: Woody Guthrie, (New York: Hootenanny Enterprises, 1964).

Hugh Gregory, Who’s Who in Country Music, (London, England: Weidenfield & Nicolson, 1993).

Nanci Griffith and Joe Jackson, Nanci Griffith’s Other Voices: A Personal History of Folk Music, (New York: Random House / Three Rivers Press, 1998).

Peter Guralnick, Lost Highway: Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians, (Boston: Godine Press, 1979).

Woody Guthrie, Bound for Glory, (New York: New American Library, 1983).

Woody Guthrie, Pastures of Plenty: A Self-Portrait, (New York: Harper & Row, 1990).

Merle Haggard with Peggy Russell, Sing Me Back Home: My Story, (New York: Pocket Books, 1981).

Tommy X. Hancock, Zen and the Art of the Texas Two-Step: The Book on Dancing, (Austin: World Wide Publishing, 1997).

Nat Hentoff, Listen To The Stories: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music, (New York: HarperCollins, 1995).

Gérard Herzhaft and Jacques Brémond, eds., Guide de la Country Music et du Folk, (Paris: Librairie Arthéme Fayard, 1999).

Brian Hinton, South by Southwest: A Road Map to Alternative Country, (London: Sanctuary Publishing, 2003).

Honky Tonk Visions On West Texas Music: 1936-1986, (Lubbock: The Museum, Texas Tech University, 1986).

Dorothy Horstman, Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy: Classic Country Songs and Their Inside Stories by the Men and Women Who Wrote Them, (Nashville, TN: Country Music Association and Vanderbilt University Press, 1995).

Kathleen Hudson, Telling Stories, Writing Songs: An Album of Texas Songwriters, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001).

Waylon Jennings, Waylon: An Autobiography, (New York: Warner Books, 1996).

Thomas S. Johnson, Willie Nelson: A Discographic Listing, (Danbury, CT: Mark Rothbaum and Associates, 1985).

George Jones with Tom Carter, I Lived To Tell It All, (New York: Villard Books, 1996).

Jeannette Keim and Robert Brule (eds), Texas, Our Texas, And Other Favorite Songs of the Lone Star State: A Volume of Music, History, and Art, (Irving: Cimarron Music, 1991).

Rod Kennedy, Music From The Heart: Rod Kennedy’s 50 Year Chronicle of His Life In Music With a Few Side Trips, (Austin: Eakin Press, 1998).

Kenn Kingsbury, Kingsbury’s Who’s Who in Country and Western Music, (Culver City, CA: Black Stallion Country Press, 1981).

Paul Kingsbury, ed., The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Paul Kingsbury, The Grand Ole Opry History of Country Music: 70 Years of the Songs, the Stars, and the Stories, (New York: Villard Books, 1995).

Paul Kingsbury, ed., The Country Reader: Twenty-Five Years of the Journal of Country Music, (Nashville: Country Music Foundation Press & Vanderbilt University Press, 1996).

Joe Klein, Woody Guthrie: A Life, (New York: A. A. Knopf, 1980).

Ruth Sheldon Knowles, Hubbin’ It: The Life of Bob Wills, (Kingsport, TN: Kingsport Press, 1938).

Robert K. Krishef, Jimmie Rodgers, (Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1978).

Robert K. Krishef and Bonnie Lake, Western Stars of Country Music, (Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Co., 1978).

Jeffrey J. Lange, Smile When You Call Me Hillbilly: Country Music’s Struggle for Respectability, 1939-1954, (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2004).

Margaret Larkin, Singing Cowboys: A Book of Western Songs, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931).

Jimmy Latham, The Life of Bob Wills: The King of Western Swing, (Odessa: Latham Pub., 1974).

Johnny Lee and Randy Wyles, Lookin’ For Love, (Austin: Diamond Back / Eakin Books, 1989).

Richard E. Lingenfelter, Richard Dwyer and David Cohen, Songs of the American West, (University of California Press, 1968).

Guy W. Logsdon, Mary Rogers and William Jacobson, Saddle Serenaders, (Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 1994).

John A. Lomax, Adventures of a Ballad Hunter, (New York: Macmillan & Co., 1947).

John A. Lomax, Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads, (New York: Sturgis and Walton, 1910).

John A. Lomax, Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp, (New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1947).

John Lomax and Alan Lomax, eds., American Ballads and Folk Songs, (New York: Macmillan & Co., 1933).

John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax, eds., Folk Songs USA, (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1947).

Bill C. Malone, Country Music, USA, (Second Revised Edition. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002).

Bill C. Malone, “Don’t Get Above Your Raising’”: Country Music and the Southern Working Class, Urbana, Illinois: The University of Illinois Press, 2002.)

Bill C. Malone, Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers: Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music, (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1993).

Bill C. Malone, Southern Music, American Music, (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1979).

Bill C. Malone and Judith McCulloh, eds., Stars of Country Music: Uncle Dave Macon to Johnny Rodriguez, (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1975).

Barry McCloud, et. al., Definitive Country: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Country Music and its Performers, (New York: Putnam Berkley Pub. Group, 1995).

Duncan McLean, Lone Star Swing: On The Trail of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, (London, England: Jonathan Cape, 1997).

Frankie McWhorter as told to John R. Erickson, Cowboy Fiddler in Bob Wills’ Band, (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1992).

Bob Millard, Country Music: 70 Years of America’s Favorite Music, (New York: Harper Perennial, 1993).

Bob Millard, Country Music What’s What: The Fan’s Guide to the People, Places and Things of Today’s Country Music, (New York: Harper Perennial, 1995).

John Morthland, The Best of Country Music, (Garden City, NJ: Doubleday Dolphin, 1984).

Susie Nelson, Heart Worn Memories: A Daughter’s Personal Biography of Willie Nelson, (Austin: Eakin Publications, 1987).

Willie Nelson, Lyrics 1957-1994, Don Cusic, ed., (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995).

Willie Nelson with Bud Shrake, Willie: An Autobiography, (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988).

Nothin’ Else to Do: Celebrating 75 Years of West Texas Music, (Lubbock: The Museum, Texas Tech University catalog, 1986).

Raymond Obstfeld and Sheila Burgener, Twang!: The Ultimate Book of Country Music Quotations, (New York: H. Holt and Co., 1997).

Robert K. Oermann and Douglas B. Green, The Listener’s Guide to Country Music, (New York: Facts on File, 1983).

Robert K. Oermann, America’s Music: The Roots of Country, (Atlanta: Turner Pub., 1996).

Dale A. Olsen and Daniel E. Sheehy, eds., The Garland Handbook of Latin American Music, (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 2000).

Steven Opdyke, Willie Nelson Sings America, (Austin: Eakin Press, 1998).

Geoffrey J. Orr, Texas Troubador: A Bio-discography of the Life and Times of Smith Ballew, 1902-1984, (Melbourne, Australia: Exact Science Press, 1985).

William A. Owens, Swing and Turn: Texas Play-Party Games, (Dallas: Tardy Press, 1936).

William A. Owens, Tell Me a Story, Sing Me a Song: A Texas Chronicle, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983).

William A. Owens, Texas Folk Songs, second edition, (Dallas: SMU Press, 1976; distributed by University of North Texas Press).

Becky Patterson, Hondo, My Father, (Austin: Historical Publications, 1996).

John E. Perkins, Jr., Leon Rausch: The Voice of the Texas Playboys, (Arlington: Swing Publishing, 1996).

Richard A. Peterson, Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997).

Robert W. Phillips, Singing Cowboy Stars: The Guys, The Gals, The Sidekicks, (Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1994).

Stacey Phillips, Western Swing Fiddle, (New York: Oak Publications, 1994).

Tracy Pitcox, ed., Hillbilly Hits Fan Club Kountry Kookin’ Volume III, (Brady: Hillbilly Hits Enterprises, 1997).

Bill Porterfield, The Greatest Honky-Tonks in Texas, (Dallas: Taylor Press, 1983).

Nolan Porterfield, Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of America’s Blue Yodeler, (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1979; 1992).

Nolan Porterfield, The Last Cavalier: The Life and Times of John A. Lomax 1867-1948, (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1996).

Steven D. Price, Take Me Home: The Rise of Country and Western Music, (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1974).

Charlie Pride with Jim Henderson, The Charlie Pride Story, (New York: William Morrow; 1994).

Barbara J. Pruett, Marty Robbins: Fast Cars and Country Music, (Scarecrow Press, 1991).

Ronnie Pugh, Ernest Tubb: The Texas Troubadour, (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996).

Buck Ramsey, And As I Rode Out In The Morning, (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1992).

Jan Reid, The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock, (Austin: The University of Texas Press, 2004).

James Rice, Texas Honky-Tonk Music, (Austin: Eakin Press, 1985).

Tad Richards and Melvin B. Shestack, The New Country Music Encyclopedia, (New York: Fireside Books, 1993).

Ellen Walker Rienstra and Judith Walker Linsley, Music in Texas: Frontier to 1900, (Beaumont: Beaumont Heritage Society, 1980).

Carrie Cecil Williamson Rodgers, My Husband, Jimmie Rodgers, (Nashville, TN: Country Music Foundation Press, 1975; reprint of the 1935 ed. published by Southern Literary Institute, San Antonio; with a new introduction and chronology by Nolan Porterfield).

Neil V. Rosenberg, Bluegrass: A History, (Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1985).

David Rothel, The Singing Cowboys, (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1978).

David Rothel, Gene Autry Book, (Madison, NC: Empire Publishing Company, 1988).

Larry Sandberg and Dick Weissman, The Folk Music Sourcebook, (New York: Da Capo, 1989).

William W. Savage, Jr., Singin’ Cowboys and All That Jazz: A Short History of Popular Music in Oklahoma, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1983).

Lola Scobey, Willie Nelson: Country Outlaw, (New York: Zebra Books, 1982).

Jo Sgammato, Dreams Come True: The LeAnn Rimes Story, (New York: Ballentine Books, 1997).

Billy Joe Shaver, assisted by Brad Reagan, Honky Tonk Hero, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005).

Harold B. Simpson, Hood’s Texas Brigade in Poetry and Song, (Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1968).

John L. Smith, Waylon Jennings: Recording History and Complete Discography, 1959-1972, (Des Moines, Iowa: John L. Smith, 1972).

John L. Smith, The Waylon Jenning Discography, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995).

Richard D. Smith, Can’t You Hear me Callin’: The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass, (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 2000).

Willie Smyth, Country Music Recorded Prior to 1943: A Discography of LP Reissues, (John Edwards Memorial Foundation, 1984).

Joe Specht, The Women There Don’t Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song, (Abilene, Texas: Mc Murry University/State House Press, 2006).

Lauren St. John, Hardcore Troubadour: The Life and Near Death of Steve Earle, (New York: Fourth Estate, Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 2003).

Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon, Golden Guitars: The Story of Country Music, (New York, Four Winds Press, 1971).

Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon, Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music, (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983).

Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon, Country Music: The Encyclopedia, (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997).

Red Steagall, Ride For The Brand: The Poetry and Songs of Red Steagall, (Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1993).

Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon, Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music, second edition, (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983).

Al Stricklin with Jon McConal, My Years with Bob Wills, (San Antonio: Naylor & Company, 1976).

Texas Department of Publicity for Centennial Celebrations, Public School Division, ed., Songs Texas Sings, (Marfa: Sesquicentennial Committee of Marfa/Presidio County, 1986).

Cecelia Tichi, High Lonesome: The American Culture of Country Music, (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994).

Nathan Howard (Jack) Thorp, Songs of the Cowboys, (publ., 1908; reprinted Bedford, MA: Applewood Books, 1989).

Nick Tosches, Country: The Biggest Music in America, (New York: Stein and Day, 1977).

Nick Tosches, Country: Living Legends and Dying Metaphors in America’s Biggest Music, (New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1984).

Nick Tosches, Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll, (New York: Da Capo Press, 1996).

Charles R. Townsend, San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills, (Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1986).

Geronimo Treviño, Dance Halls and Last Calls: A History of Texas Country Music, (Plano, Texas: Republic of Texas Press, 2002).

Tanya Tucker and Patsi Bale Cox, Nickel Dreams: My Life, (New York: Hyperion, 1997).

Martha Anne Turner, The Yellow Rose of Texas: Her Saga and Her Song, (Austin: Shoal Creek Publishers, 1976).

Townes Van Zandt, For the Sake of the Song, J. Lomax, ed., (Houston: Wings Press, 1977).

R.G. Vliet, Clem Maverick: The Life and Death of a Country Music Singer, (Bryan: Shearer Publishing, 1983).

John I. White, Git Along Little Dogies: Songs and Songmakers of the American West, (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1975).

Raymond E. White, King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005).

E. Clyde Whitlock and Richard Drake Saunders, eds., Music and Dance in Texas, Oklahoma, and the Southwest, (Hollywood, CA: Bureau of Musical Research, 1950).

Sherman Wildman, The Willie Nelson “Cooked Goose” Cookbook and IRS Financial Advisor, (Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1992).

Rosetta Wills, The King of Western Swing: Bob Wills Remembered, (New York: Billboard Books, 1998).

Charles K. Wolfe, The Grand Ole Opry: The Early Years, 1925-35, (London: Old Time Music, 1975).

Charles Wolfe, Lefty Frizzell: His Life, His Music, (Bremen, Germany: Bear Family, 1984).

Charles Wolfe, The Devil’s Box: Masters of Southern Fiddling, (Nashville, TN: Country Music Foundation and Vanderbilt University Press, 1997).

Henrietta Yurchenco, A Mighty Hard Road: The Woody Guthrie Story, (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970).

African American Music in General:

De Lerma, Dominique-René . Bibliography of Black Music. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981. ASU MUSIC REF: ML128.B45 D44 v.1.

Floyd, Samuel A, and Marsha J. Reisser. Black Music in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Reference and Research Materials . Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus International Publications, 1983. WCU GENERAL: ML128.B45 F6 1983.

Haywood, Charles. A Bibliography of North American Folklore and Folksong . New York, Greenberg [1951]. ASU REFERENCE: Z5984.U6 H3x.

Jackson, Irene V. Afro-American Religious Music: A Bibliography and a Catalogue of Gospel Music . Westport, CO: Greenwood Press, 1979. ASU MUSIC REF: ML128.S4 J3.

Johnson, James P. Bibliographic Guide to the Study of Afro-American Music . [Washington] 1973. ASU MUSIC REF: ML128.A4 J6x.

Skowronski, JoAnn. Black Music in America: A Bibliography . Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1981. ASU MUSIC REF: ML128.B45 S6.

Spencer Jon Michael. As the Black School Sings : Black Music Collections at Black Universities and Colleges with a Union List of Book Holdings . New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. UNCA REFERENCE: ML128.B45 S7 1987.

Szwed, John F., and Roger D. Abrahams. Afro-American Folk Culture: An Annotated Bibliography of Materials from North, Central, and South America, and the West Indies . Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues, c1978. WCU GENERAL: GR103 .S95 pt.1.

Specific Appalachian African American musicians :

Albertson, Chris. Bessie . New York, Stein and Day 1972. (p. 243 - 244). ML420.S667 A7 1972.

Simone, Nina; Stephen Cleary. I Put a Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone . New York: Da Capo Press, 1993. UNCA GENERAL, ML420.S5635 A3 1993.

Szwed, John F. Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra . New York: Pantheon Books, c1997. (p. 409 - 425). ASU MUSIC STACKS: ML410.S978 S73 1997.

Tilling, Robert. "Oh, What a Beautiful City": A Tribute to the Reverend Gary Davis (1896-1972): Gospel, Blues, and Ragtime . Jersey [Channel Islands]: Paul Mill Press, 1992. (p. 121 - 123). ML419.D386 O4 1992.

Wald, Elijah. Josh White: Society Blues . Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, c2000. (p. 325 - 327). ML420.W48 W35 2000.

Younger, Richard. Get a Shot of Rhythm and Blues: The Arthur Alexander Story . Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2000. ML420.A5825 Y68 2000.

Zolten, J. Jerome. Great God A'mighty!, The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music . Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. (p. 338 - 346). ML394 .Z65 2003.

Online bibliography :

Appalachian Classic Blues Singers: Bessie Smith. http://www.library.appstate.edu/appcoll/research_aids/bessie.html

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