Resources - Popular Music

Jazz, Blues, Country, Ragtime, Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, New Age, Hip Hop



All About Jazz: A well-presented, award-winning site that includes reviews, discussion topics, sound files, plus links to newsgroups, clubs, etc. A very good, clear, informative site.

American Blues Scene: Publishes content about the contemporary acts, as well as articles about the broad, sometimes hidden history of the blues.

Blues Access Online: This is an electronic version of the periodical Blues Access which contains articles, reviews, discographies, record label information, photographs, festival lists, and other information about the blues

Country Music Association: The official page of the Country Music Association. It features news, a listing of events, and links to other sites.

Cybergrass: This site is an electronic periodical by Bob Cherry devoted to promoting bluegrass. It includes news, articles, reviews, festival guides, lists of bluegrass associations, record labels, links, and more.

The 111 Greatest Acts of the Anglo-American Folk Music Tradition: A site devoted to discussion and reference of selected folk artists, also conceived as an aid to library collection development.

InterJazz: This site functions similar to an online jazz periodical with monthly feature articles. It contains some hard-to-find biographical information about lesser known contemporary jazz musicians, as well as featuring "jazz yellow pages," and events listings.

Jazz Roots: Tom Morgan's popular site devoted to early jazz history featuring the following topics: An Overview, Early Jazz Musicians, Pictures from the Archives, information on the Cotton Club, and a Timeline. Worthwhile site for those seeking information on early jazz history.

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music 1870-1885: Library of Congress' American Memory website, containing 22,000 choral and instrumental selections which can be viewed/printed out in their entirety.

Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems: A site dedicated to Reynolds's life and work.

Roughstock's History of Country Music: This exhibit looks at some of the influential artists and songs of the 1930s through the 1990s era by era, including artists from Gene Autry, Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, Hank Williams to Patsy Cline, Lefty Frizell, WIllie Nelson, Garth Brooks and many others. Included are numerous rare images, sound clips, and digital movies.

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, the national museum of the United States. They are dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound.

Smithsonian Jazz: The Web site includes information on Jazz Appreciation Month as well as online classes and resource materials on jazz artists.


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