James - James Reams' Homeplace
- Although he lives
in Brooklyn, New York, old-time music is in James Reams' blood -- and
it isn't from a "folk revival" inspired transfusion. He has called New
York his home for the past twenty years; however he is perhaps one of
the only northern enthusiasts who has vivid memories of sitting on a
dirt-floored cabin in the heart of Appalachia and listening to his father
and friends playing fiddle, banjo, and guitar music.
Red Mountain White Trash Home Page
- This is a sort
of unofficial home page for info about the band. Actually, though, it's
probably about as official as anything ever is with us.
The Red Mountain White Trash (you can call us the Trash) play traditional
string band music. The band was originally based in Birmingham, but
are now pretty much scattered all across northern Alabama. Great music
by talented musicians who just happen to be the foremost authorities
in Alabama Old-Time Music.
Henry Henry Reed Website
Published by the American Folklife Center
- The American Folklife
Center at the Library of Congress presents FIDDLE TUNES OF THE OLD FRONTIER:
THE HENRY REED COLLECTION, available online through the Library of Congress
American Memory Web site at the following URL: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/hrhtml/.
The online presentation includes 184 sound recordings,
available in WaveForm, MP3, and RealAudio formats; Alan Jabbour's fieldnotes;
and sixty-nine musical transcriptions. New descriptive notes on tune
histories and musical features accompany the sound recordings, and an
extensive listing of related publications and a glossary of musical
terms provide further avenues for exploration. An essay by Alan
Jabbour (with photographs by Carl Fleischhauer, Karen Singer
Jabbour, and Kit Olson) discussing Reed's life, art, and influence accompanies
the collection as a special presentation.
Other folklife-related online collections, selected publications of
the American Folklife Center, and information about products
and services are available from the Center's home page: http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife.
Also check out American Memory, which contains over seventy multimedia
collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, motion
pictures, and text are now available online, free to the public for
educational purposes. All American Memory collections can be accessed
- For more information
focusing more on Reed's life in general, but also taking into account
his musical contribution, check out the site created by Henry's grandson
Terry Reed at http://www.henryreed.org
- The Reed Island
Rounders, featuring Betty Vornbrock on fiddle.
- Reeltime Travelers
- The Reeltime Travelers
of Johnson City, TN play "Old-Time Reeltime Americana music",
rooted in the pre-record string bands of Southern Appalachia and drawing
from that deep tradition to create new songs and sounds. Their shows
are high-energy mixes of traditional, fiddle-driven dance tunes, mountain
harmonies, original banjo and fiddle tunes, and new songs with ties
to the Old-Time tradition.
- Ritchie, Jean - The Jean Ritchie Homepage
- Recordings, Videos,
Books and Mountain Dulcimers are available at this site, along with
touring and performance information.
- David O'Dell's
record label features some of the finest in West Virginia traditional
musicians. Roane has also assumed the JMP catalog.
- Roberts Family Band
- Old-Time and Mountain
Music from this Galax-based band.
- Roots Of American Fiddle Music
- Providing interesting
historical information, clear MP3 recordings and rare photos of early
fiddlers, string bands and other oldtime performers from the 1920's
- Rosen: Steve Rosen/Volo Bogtrotters Home Pages
- Great Old Time
music from those Chicago area madcaps. Lots of information about the
Old Time Scene in the Windy City. If you dare, learn more about Steve
Rosen: The Man, The Mystery, The Banjo (The Cat!)
Rounder North American Traditions Series
- The rural communities
of the United States and Canada possess a rich and varied heritage of
idiomatic forms of social music including square dance fiddling, old
songs and banjo tunes. Under the general editorship of Mark Wilson of
the University of Pittsburgh, the North American Tradition Series attempts
to document this music and its performers in a straightforward and detailed
manner, drawing upon recordings made over the past thirty years.
The purpose of this web site is to introduce the viewer to some of the
intriguing personalities who play the music registered in our series,
by providing sample personal autobiographies, musical excerpts, photography
and other forms of explanatory data. The site is maintained by Rounder
Records as an informational resource designed to acquaint the viewer
with the world of genuine traditional music.
Rounder Records On-Line Catalog
- A quarter century
ago, three Boston-area college students carried their common interest
in traditional music and its contemporary offshoots a step further than
most fans: they started a record company. Today, Rounder Records is
the major independent label in the U.S. Rounder has documented and nurtured
music styles that include [Old-Time!], bluegrass, Cajun, New Orleans
rhythm and blues, Memphis blues and soul, reggae, zydeco and Tex-Mex,
picking up Grammy Awards as well as innumerable other music awards.
Here are over
1400 catalogue listings, with color reproductions of the compact disc
booklet covers, over 380 minutes of music samples and extensive information
about each album, including song titles, musicians and press quotes.
You may search the personnel by artist name, genre of music, or label
name. Also included are label profiles of the many companies from
around the world which are part of the Rounder family of labels.