ALAN JABBOUR: PUBLICATIONS

ALAN JABBOUR: SHORT BIBLIOGRAPHY


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

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 with 12-page accompanying booklet. 1973. Reissued as part of the double-CD The Hammons Family (see above).


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

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

"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.

"Creativity and Aging: Thoughts from a Folklife Perspective," in Perspectives on

 

Aging: Exploding the Myth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger Publishing Co., 1981, 139-49.

"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.

“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.


"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.

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

"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.

"Introduction," Folk Roots, New Roots: Folklore in American Life. Lexington, Massachusetts: Museum of Our National Heritage, 1988, 7-17.
 
"On the Values of American Folklorists," Journal of American Folklore, vol. 102, no. 405, (July-September 1989): 292-98.

 

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 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 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.

Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection. Library of Congress website. 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 James Madison Carpenter Collection." Folk Music Journal, volume 7, number 4 (1998), pp. 399-400.

 

“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.

 

“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) and available at the following website: http://www.northshoreroad.info/deisappendices.htm.

 

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. Consists of all the tunes performed by Alan Jabbour on the CDs A Henry Reed Reunion (2002) and Southern Summits (2005).

 

Jabbour, Alan, 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.

 

Jabbour, Alan, 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.

 

 

January 2014