ALAN JABBOUR: BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

"Memorial Transmission in Old English Poetry," Chaucer Review 3 (Fall 1969): 174-90.

"African Recordings in the Archive of Folk Song," with Joseph C. Hickerson, Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress (July l970): 283-88.

"The Archive of Folk Song in the Library of Congress," with Joseph C. Hickerson, l970 Festival of American Folklife, Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian Institution, 1970, 43-44.


"Old Dad," The Devil's Box, No. XIV (April 1971): 8-9.

"Folk Music," Arts in Virginia, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Fall 1971): 17-21.

Music editor, Folklore on the American Land, ed. Duncan B.M. Emrich, Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1972.


American Fiddle Tunes. Library of Congress AFS L-62. Documentary LP recording with 36-page accompanying booklet. 1971.  Reissued on CD with 72-page booklet: Rounder 18964-1518-2, 2000.

The Hammons Family: A Study of a West Virginia Family's Traditions, with Carl Fleischhauer. Library of Congress AFS L65-L66. Documentary double-LP recording with 36-page accompanying booklet. 1973. Reissued as a double-CD edition with 120-page booklet, entitled The Hammons Family: The Traditions of a West Virginia Family and Their Friends, 1998. The CD edition incorporates both the original Hammons Family and Shaking Down the Acorns (see below).  Includes “Preface to the Expanded Edition.”


Shaking Down the Acorns: Traditional Music and Stories from Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties, West Virginia, with Carl Fleischhauer. Rounder 0018. Documentary LP recording with12-page accompanying booklet. 1973. Reissued as part of the double-CD The Hammons Family (see above).

 

"Old Sledge, Mississippi Sawyer... and Related Matters," with Charles Durfee, The Devil's Box, No. XXIV (March 1974): 6-8.

"From the Record and Film Review Editor," Journal of American Folklore, vol. 87, no. 343 (January-March 1974), 106-108.

"From the Record and Film Review Editor: Recent Records of Ralph Stanley," Journal of American Folklore, vol. 87, no. 344 (April-June 1974), 184-188.
"From the Record and Film Review Editor: Georgia Hillbilly Reissues," Journal of American Folklore, vol. 87, no. 345 (July-September 1974), 266-269.

"Folk Music in America," in The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians. 10th edition. New York and Toronto: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1975, 739-49.

"Foreword," Folklife and the Federal Government. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1977, vii-ix.

“Director's Column,” Folklife Center News, l978-88. Quarterly publication.

"Foreword," Buckaroos in Paradise: Cowboy Life in Northern Nevada. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1980, ix.

"Folklife Today on the Blue Ridge Parkway," National Parks & Conservation Magazine, Vol. 54, No. 4 (April 1980): 20-22.

"The Study of Folk Music in the USA: After 1950," The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. London: Macmillan Publishers Limited, 1980, Vol. 19, 447-48.

"Folklife and Cultural Preservation," with Howard W. Marshall. In New Directions in Rural Preservation. U.S. Department of the Interior, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, 1980, 43-50.

"An Interview with Alan Jabbour" by Tom Screven, Goldenseal, Vol. 3, No. 3 (July-August 1977): 10-14, 58-61.

"Creativity and Aging: Thoughts from a Folklife Perspective," in Perspectives on Aging: Exploding the Myth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger Publishing Co., 1981, 139-49.

"Foreword," Ethnic Recordings in America: A Neglected Heritage. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1982, vii-ix.

"Aesthetic Expressions in the City: Art, Folk Art, and Popular Culture," Folklife & Mythology, Vol. 1, No. 3 (April 1982). UCLA Center for the Study of Comparative Folklore & Mythology.

Introduction to "The Federal Cylinder Project" by Ronald Walcott, Phonographic Bulletin, No. 33 (July 1982) (International Association of Sound Archives).

"Holger Olof Nygard," North Carolina Folklore Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Fall-Winter) 1982, 114-15.

"Some Reflections on Intangible Cultural Resources," in Rescue Archeology. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1982, 251-56.

 

"American Folklore Studies: The Tradition and the Future," Folklore Forum, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Fall 1983): 235-47.

"British Instrumental Traditions in the United States," New Grove Dictionary of Music in the United States.

"A Legacy from the Past," Flatwater Arts Companion, Nebraska Arts Council, Vol. 1, No. 1 (October 1983): 6.

"Folklore Protection and National Patrimony: Developments and Dilemmas in the Legal Protection of Folklore," in IFPI News, No. 15, l982; in Copyright Bulletin, Vol. XVII, No. 1, 1983, in English, French, and Spanish; in Public Policy Issues and Latin American

Library Resources, Papers of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Seminar on the Acquisitions of Latin American Library Materials, Washington, D.C., March 2-5, 1982. SALALM Secretariat, University of Wisconsin, and UCLA Latin American Center, Los

Angeles, California, 1984.

"Communities and the Classics: A Folklorist's Perspective," Humanities, D.C. Community Humanities Council, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer l984).

"Keeping Track of Culture: Grassroots Conservation," in Passing Time and Traditions: Contemporary Iowa Folk Artists, ed. Steven Ohrn. Des Moines, Iowa: The Iowa Arts Council; Ames, Iowa: The Iowa State University Press, 1984, 149-59.

The Edden Hammons Collection: Historic Recordings of Traditional Fiddle Music from the Louis Watson Chappell Archive, with John A. Cuthbert. Documentary LP recording with 18-page accompanying booklet "Edden Hammons: His Life and Music." Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 1984.  Reissued as a CD recording and

booklet, 2001.

"Tommy Jarrell: Oldtime Music Mentor," Sing Out!, Vol. 31, No. 1 (January-March 1985): 60.

Editor (with James Hardin), Folklife Annual. Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1985-1990.

“Introduction: Coming to Terms," Folklife Annual 1985. Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1985, 7-9.

"Folklore and Regionalism," Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin, Vol. LI, No. 2 (Summer 1985): 44-47.

"Locating Folklife in the Humanities: An Interview with Alan Jabbour By Beatrice Hackett," Federation Review, Vol. VIII, No. 6 (November/December 1985): 1-7.
"The Ideal of Community," Connections Quarterly, Vol. 4 (September 1985): 24-36.

"Foreword," Folk Art and Art Worlds. Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, 1986, xi-xii.

"George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and Fiddling in the Antebellum South," with Chris Goertzen, American Music, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 1987): 121-44.

"Foreword," Pinelands Folklife: Tradition and Environment. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1987.

"Foreword," Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings, The American Association for State and Local History, Nashville, TN, 1987, xiii-xiv.

"Folklorists and Cultural Conservation: Some New Directions," Review article, Urban Resources, Cincinnati Edition, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Spring 1987): 53-55.

"Ethnic Research at the American Folklife Center," Ethnic Forum, vol. 7, no. 2 (1987): 7-16.

"One Hundred Years of Massachusetts Folklife," Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 4 (October-November 1987), 8.

"Foreword," Quilt Collections: A Directory for the United States and Canada. Washington, D.C.: Acropolis Books, Ltd., 1987.

“Introduction," Folk Roots, New Roots: Folklore in American Life. Lexington, Massachusetts: Museum of Our National Heritage, 1988, 7-17.

Untitled liner notes, The Library of Congress Banjo Collection. Documentary 33-rpm recording. Rounder Records 0237. 1988.

"Folklorists' Credo," WETA Magazine, Vol. 2, no. 1 (October 1988), 12.

"On the Values of American Folklorists," Journal of American Folklore, vol. 102, no. 405, (July-September 1989): 292-98.

"Foreword," Now That's a Good Tune: Masters of Traditional Missouri Fiddling. P. 5, booklet accompanying two-LP set. Missouri Cultural Heritage Center, University of

Missouri-Columbia, Grey Eagle Records 101. 1989.

The Spirit Cries: Music from the Rainforests of South America & the Caribbean. The Library of Congress, Endangered Music Project. Produced by Mickey Hart and Alan Jabbour. Documentary recording in compact-disc and cassette editions with an accompanying booklet. Rykodisc RCD 10250.

 

"Foreword," Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993, xi-xiii.

"The Fiddle in the Blue Ridge," Blue Ridge Folk Instruments and Their Makers. Ferrum, Virginia: Blue Ridge Institute, Ferrum College, 1993, pp. 28-32.

Music for the Gods: The Fahnestock South Sea Expedition: Indonesia. The Library of Congress, Endangered Music Project. Produced by Mickey Hart and Alan Jabbour. Documentary recording in compact-disc and cassette editions with an accompanying booklet. Rykodisc RCD 10315. 1994.

"The Lasting Contributions of Ralph Rinzler." Folklife Center News, vol. 16, no. 3 (Summer 1994), 10-11.

"The American Folklife Center: A Twenty-Year Retrospective," Folklife Center News, vol. 18, no. 1-2 (Winter-Spring 1996), pp. 3-19; vol. 18, no. 3-4 (Summer-Fall 1996), pp. 3-23.

"The American Folklife Center" (pp. 16-17), "The Archive of Folk Culture" (p. 44), "Fiddle Music" (pp. 253-256). In American Folklore: An Encyclopedia, ed. Jan Harold Brunvand. New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1996.

"The Hollow Rock String Band Remembered a Generation Later," in The Hollow Rock String Band: Traditional Dance Tunes. Compact-disc recording with accompanying booklet, reissued in CD format from the original LP recording (1968), with this essay

as a new preface. County Records CO-CD-2715. 1997.

The Discoteca Collection: Missao de Pesquisas Folkloricas. The Library of Congress, Endangered Music Project. Produced by Mickey Hart and Alan Jabbour. Documentary compact-disc recording with an accompanying booklet. Rykodisc RCD 10403. 1997.

L.H. Correa de Azevedo: Music of Ceara and Minas Gerais. The Library of Congress, Endangered Music Project. Produced by Mickey Hart and Alan Jabbour. Documentary compact-disc recording with an accompanying booklet. Rykodisc RCD 10404. 1997.

The Arthur S. Alberts Collection: More Tribal, Folk, and Café Music of West Africa. The Library of Congress, Endangered Music Project. Produced by Mickey Hart and Alan Jabbour. Documentary compact-disc recording with accompanying booklet. Rykodisc 10401. 1998.

The Yoruba/Dahomean Collection: Orishas Across the Ocean. The Library of Congress, Endangered Music Project. Produced by Mickey Hart and Alan Jabbour. Documentary compact-disc recording with accompanying booklet. Rykodisc 10405. 1998.

"The James Madison Carpenter Collection." Folk Music Journal, volume 7, number 4 (1998), pp. 399-400.


"Library Fostered Slave Narrative Collection." The Gazette (Library of Congress), volume 10, number 4 (January 29, 1999), p. 2.

“Foreword.” In Vykki Mende Gray and Kenny Hall, Kenny Hall’s Music Book: Old-Time Music for Fiddle and/or Mandolin. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 1999, p. v.

 

"Foreword." Different Hairs on the Same Dog: The Work of a Public Folklorist. Elko, Nevada: Western Folklife Center, 1999, p. 2.

"Copland's Kentucky Muse." Curator's Choice, in Civilization: The Magazine of the Library of Congress, June/July 1999, p. 110.

 

Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection. Library of Congress web-site. 2000.  Includes essay “The Life, Art, and Influence of Henry Reed,” as well as field recordings, fieldnotes, musical transcriptions, a video commentary on bowing style, and analytical notes for all the recordings. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/hrhtml/.

 

“The Flowering of the Folk Revival.”  In American Roots Music, ed. Robert Santelli, Holly George-Warren, and Jim Brown.  New York:  Harry N. Abrams, 2001, pp. 56-83.

 

“The Four Modes of Preservation,” in Preserving Our Heritage, by Keith Donohue.  Washington, D.C.: Center for Arts and Culture, 2001, pp. 21-29.


A Henry Reed Reunion.  Privately published CD recording.  Alan Jabbour, fiddle, Bertram Levy, banjo and concertina, James Reed, guitar.  Liner notes by Alan Jabbour.  2002.

 

“In Search of the Source of American Syncopation.”  Strings, Volume 16, number 8 (Issue 102), May/June 2002, pp. 46-56.

 

“Introduction,” North American Folklore Series, appearing in each of 21 volumes, Mason Crest Publishers, Broomall, Pennsylvania, 2003, pp. 1-5.  A 21-volume series on folklore designed for young readers.

 

Learning Old-Time Fiddle Appalachian Style with Alan Jabbour: 10 Easy Pieces, an Interview, and Tune Transcriptions. Amherst, MA: In the Groove Workshops, 2003.  Instructional video in both DVD and VHS editions, with an accompanying brochure.

 

“Folklife, Intangible Heritage, and the Promise and Perils of Cultural Cooperation.”  In A Richer Heritage: Historic Preservation in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Robert E. Stipe.  Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pp. 423-448.

 

American Folklife Center, The.”  In Encyclopedia of American Folk Art, ed. Gerard C. Wertkin.  New York and London: Routledge, 2004, pp. 16-17.

 

“The Two Faces of Folklore.”  In Folklore, Public Sphere and Civil Society, ed. M.D. Muthukumaraswamy and Molly Kaushal. New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts; Chennai: National Folklore Support Centre, 2004, pp. 17-22.

 

Hollow Rock Legacy.  Privately published two-CD recording, 2004. Reissues Hollow Rock String Band (1974) and Sandy’s Fancy (1981).

 

Southern Summits.  Privately published CD recording.  Alan Jabbour, fiddle, Ken Perlman, banjo.  Accompanying booklet by Alan Jabbour.  2005.

 

North Shore Cemetery Decoration Project Report.  Authored by Alan Jabbour, Philip E. Coyle, and Paul Webb.  National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2005.  Also published as Appendix G (vol. II) of the North Shore Road Environmental Impact Statement (6 vols., National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2006).

 

Goldfield, Steve. “Alan Jabbour: Fiddler, Scholar, and Preserver of Tradition.” Fiddler Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Summer 2006), pp. 14-20. Biographical article based on interview.

 

“Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier.”  In Driving the Bow: Fiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 2, ed. Ian Russell and Mary Anne Alburger.  Aberdeen, Scotland: The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, 2008, pp. 4-13.

 

Fiddle Tunes Illuminated: 45 Tunes Transcribed and Annotated for Stylistic Study. Washington DC: Alan Jabbour, 2009. This publication contains transcriptions of all the tunes performed by Alan Jabbour on the CDs A Henry Reed Reunion (2002) and Southern Summits (2005).

 

__________, and Karen Singer Jabbour. Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. xvi + 234 pp., introduction, acknowledgments, 33 color photographs and 86 black-and-white photographs, map, appendices, endnotes, index.

 

“Helen Cable Vance and the North Shore Historical Association.” North Carolina Folklore Journal, vol. 57, no. 2 (Fall-Winter 2010), pp. 22-28. Photographs by Karen Singer Jabbour appear with the essay and on the front and back covers.

 

__________, and Karen Singer Jabbour. “The Balsam Highlands Cemetery Style: A Meditation on Regional Creativity.” North Carolina Folklore Journal, vol. 59, no. 2 (Fall-Winter 2012), pp. 47-59. Photographs by Karen Singer Jabbour appear with the essay and on the front cover.

 

Gus Garelick. “Alan Jabbour on Henry Reed and the Grand Old Virginia Repertory.” Fiddler Magazine. Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 2013), pp. 4-10. Interview with Alan Jabbour and two transcriptions from Fiddle Tunes Illuminated (Henry Reed’s Favorite” and “Billy in the Low Land”), cover photo of Alan Jabbour by Karen Singer Jabbour.

 

Folk-Songs of the South, by John Harrington Cox. Originally published 1925. Introduction to new edition by Alan Jabbour, pp. xv-xxii. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2013, West Virginia Classics, volume 4.

 

Fiddlers Twenty: Tunes from Twenty Master Fiddlers Featured in Fiddler Magazine’s First Twenty Years. Book and CD sampler with one tune and transcription by Alan Jabbour (“Rocky Mountain Goat”). Los Altos, CA: Fiddler Magazine, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2014