African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920


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Selected Discography for African-American Sheet Music

Ayers, Joe. Early banjo classics. Volume II, Thomas F. Briggs, 1855. Bremo Bluff, Va.: Tuckahoe Music, p1991.

Bales, Richard. The Confederacy. New York: Columbia Masterworks, [1954?]. Based on music of the South during the years 1861-65.

Bales, Richard. The Union : a cantata on music of the North during the years 1861-65. New York: Columbia Masterworks, [1958].

Black Music Repertory Ensemble. Black music : the written tradition. Chicago: Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, p1990. Distributed by College Music Society.

The Civil War. New York: Mercury, [1961-1963].

Emmett, Daniel Decatur. Old Dan Tucker: melodies of Dan Emmett & the Virginia Minstrels, 1843-1860. Bremo Bluff, Va.; Tuckahoe Music, p1989. Music arranged by Joseph W. (Joe) Ayers.

Erbsen, Wayne. Southern soldier boy. Asheville, N.C.: Native Ground, p1992. Sixteen authentic tunes of the Civil War.

Moseley, Caroline. The blue and the grey: popular songs of the Civil War. Champaign, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, p1993. Lecture and performance by Caroline Moseley.

Pedi, Don. Southern tunes of the Civil War era. Asheville, N.C.: Historical Images, p1991. Appalachian mountain dulcimer.

Rucker, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker. The blue and gray in black and white. Chicago, Ill.: Flying Fish, p1992.

Songs of the Civil War New York: New Worlds, [198-?], p1976. First recordings from original editions.

Songs of the North and South in the War between the States (1861-1865). New York: Decca, [1955].

Taylor, Jim, The Civil War Collection. Mars Hill, N.C.: PearlMae Music, 1995. Combines music from The Falls of Richmond and Little Rose is gone. Co-produced with Gourd Music.

Taylor, Jim, The Falls of Richmond. PearlMae Music, [1989]. Traditional music of the common soldier during the Civil War.

Taylor, Jim. Little Rose is gone: a collection of traditional Southern fiddle tunes from the War between the States. PearlMae Music, c1991.