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Lawless, Ray Mckinley
Folksingers and folksongs in America
A handbook of biography, bibliography
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1965, 750 p.


The above item has biographical information on:

  Adams, Derroll (b. 1925)   singer, banjo
  Allison, John (b. 1893)  
  Archer, Frances (a. 1962)   singer
  Arkin, Alan (b. 1934)   cast, composer
  Arn (a. 1916)   piano
  Arrani, Adriano (a. 1916)   piano
  Bailey, Jay (b. 1935)  
  Baillargeon, Helene Marie (b. 1916)   folklorist, singer
  Bair, Fred (b. 1915)  
  Ball, E.C. (b. 1914)  
  Barker, Horton (b. 1889)   singer
  Barnes, Bobby [Henry] (b. 1907)  
  Barry, Margaret (b. 1917 a. 1917-1918)   second alto
  Beers, Bob (b. 1920 d. 1972)   folksinger
  Beers, Evelyne Christine Sauer Andresen (b. 1925)   folksinger
  Belafonte, Harry [Harold George] (b. 1927)   calypso singer, cast
  Bender, Bill (b. 1916)  
  Benton, Jessie (b. 1939)  
  Berge, William E. (a. 1916)   piano
  Bikel, Theodore (b. 1924)   cast, singer
  Boette, Marie (b. 1895)  
  Bonyun, Bill (b. 1911)   singer, guitar
  Boswell, George W. (b. 1919)  
  Boyle, Mary Ella M. (b. 1931)  
  Brand, Oscar (b. 1920)   composer, lyricist
  Briscoe, Mary (b. 1875)  
  Broonzy, Big Bill (b. 1893 d. 1958)   blues singer, guitar
  Bryan, Charles Faulkner (b. 1911 d. 1955)   folksinger, composer
  Buckley, Bruce (b. 1928)  
  Burnett, W.H. (b. 1907)  
  Byrne, Jerry (b. 1888)  
  Cahn, Rolf (b. 1924)  
  Cameron, Isla (b. 1930)  
  Campbell, Anne (a. 18th century )   poet
  Campbell, Booth (b. 1872)  
  Cansler, Loman (b. 1924)   singer, guitar
  Chalmers, Keith (b. 1917)  
  Chase, Dorothy  
  Churchill, Stuart (b. 1907)  
  Clark, Edgar Rogie (b. 1917 d. 1978)   singer, composer
  Clark, Keith (b. 1921)  
  Clauson, William (b. 1930)   composer, songwriter
  Clayborn, Garland K. (b. 1900)  
  Clayborn, James R. (b. 1899)  
  Clayton, Paul (b. 1933)   singer, guitar
  Cleveland, Jean G. (b. 1924)  
  Cobos, Ruben Senor  
  Colby, Fred W. (b. 1895)  
  Coltman, Bob (b. 1937)  
  Copeland, Dave (b. 1937)  
  Cornett, Banjo Bill (b. 1890)  
  Creswell, Grace (b. 1919)  
  Crise, George C. (b. 1918)  
  Crisp, Rufus (b. 1880)   singer, banjo
  Dagel, Kathy (b. 1927)  
  Dane, Barbara (b. 1927)   singer, vocals
  Danufsky, Philip G. (b. 1927)  
  Darling, Erik (b. 1933)   singer, guitar
  Davis, Gary [Blind Gary] (b. 1896 d. 1972)   gospel singer, blues singer
  Davis, Thomas Morris (b. 1882)  
  Dehr, Rich (b. 1913)  
  Deller, Alfred (George) (b. 1912 d. 1979)   contralto, counter tenor
  Devall, Dick  
  Diard, Marion (b. 1920)  
  Driftwood, Jimmy (b. 1917)   country music singer, guitar
  Duncan, Bob (b. 1927)  
  Dyer-Bennett, Richard (b. 1913)   guitar, singer
  Elliott, Bill [William Byron] (b. 1933)  
  Elliott, Jane (a. 1765)   poet
  Elliott, June  
  Elliott, Ramblin Jack (b. 1931)   singer, songwriter
  Ellis, Melville M. (b. 1875 a. 1902)   composer
  Eskin, Sam (b. 1898)  
  Faier, Billy (b. 1930)  
  Fairman, George (a. 1916)   piano
  Flowers, Robert Edward Lee (b. 1865)  
  Foster, Pat (b. 1920)  
  Franklin, Malvin Maurice (b. 1889)   composer, lyricist
  Fuller, Jesse "Lone Cat" (b. 1896 d. 1976)   guitar, trombone
  Gainer, Patrick W. (b. 1904)   dulcimer, folksinger
  Gerdts, Felix (a. 1916)   piano
  Gibson, Bob (b. 1931)   singer, guitar
  Gideon, Alice M.  
  Gile, Beverly (a. 1962)   singer
  Ginandes, Shep (b. 1928)  
  Glazer, Joe (b. 1918)   singer, songwriter
  Golden, Terry (b. 1917)  
  Gooding, Cynthia (b. 1924)   singer, guitar
  Grant, Anne (b. 1755 d. 1838)   songwriter
  Greer (b. 1888)  
  Greer, I.G. (b. 1881)  
  Gregory, Frosia (b. 1922)   folksinger
  Grimes, Anne Laylin (b. 1912)   singer, instrumentalist
  Gumble, Albert (b. 1883 d. 1946)   composer, lyricist
  Guthrie, Woody [Woodrow Wilson] (b. 1912 d. 1967)   cast, composer
  Hall, Kenneth Martin (b. 1923)  
  Hamilton, Frank S. (b. 1934)   banjo, composer
  Hammontree, Doney (b. 1876)  
  Hanke, Hans (a. 1916)   piano
  Hansen, L.H. (a. 1916)   piano
  Harold, Jane (a. 1916)   piano
  Harrison, Mary E. (a. 1916)   piano
  Hayes, Roland (b. 1887 d. 1976)   tenor, vocals
  Haynes, Valerie (b. 1928)  
  Hays, Lee (b. 1914 d. 1981)   arranger, singer
  Hellerman, Fred (b. 1927)   composer, singer
  Hemans, Felicia Dorothea (b. 1793 d. 1835)   poet
  Hickerson, Joe (b. 1935)   librarian, singer
  High, Fred (b. 1878)  
  Hillhouse, Cora (b. 1891)  
  Hilton, L.M. (b. 1896)  
  Himmaugh, Carmen Harriette (b. 1931)  
  Hinton, Sam (b. 1917)   singer, vocals
  Hochman, Arthur (a. 1916)   piano
  Holland, Lori (b. 1932)  
  Holt, Will (b. 1929)   author, cast
  Holzer, Augusta Maria  
  House, Wallace  
  Houston, Cisco [Gilbert Vandine] (b. 1918 d. 1961)   folksinger, vocals
  Hunter, Max (b. 1921)  
  Huntington, E.G. (b. 1902)  
  Huntington, Emily (b. 1936)  
  Hurd, Peter (b. 1904)  
  Isaacson, Dan (b. 1931)  
  Ives, Burl (b. 1909)   cast, folksinger
  Jarrett, Merrick (b. 1924)   folksinger
  Jemison, Gene (b. 1916)  
  Kazee, Buell (Hilton) (b. 1900 d. 1976)   singer, vocals
  Kincaid, Bradley (b. 1895 d. 1989)   country music singer, vocals
  King, Marty (b. 1902)  
  Klemen, Bertha (a. 1916)   piano
  Kmita, Andrei (a. 1916)   piano
  Kornfeld, Barry (b. 1937)  
  Kossoy, Ellen (b. 1938)  
  Kossoy, Irene (b. 1938)  
  Kukler, Adolph Hugo Christian (b. 1889)  
  Kunitz, Charlene (b. 1929)  
  Langstaff, John Meredith (b. 1922)   baritone
  Ledbetter, Huddie (b. 1885 d. 1949)   songster, vocals
  Lee, Archie (b. 1920)  
  Lindsay, Anne (a. 1770)   songwriter
  Lloyd, A.L. [Albert Lancaster] (b. 1908 d. 1982)   ethnomusicologist, folksinger
  Lomax, Alan (b. 1915)   folklorist
  Long, Maud (b. 1893)  
  Loudermilk, Romaine H. (b. 1890)  
  Lunsford, Bascom Lamar (b. 1882 d. 1973)   singer, vocals
  MacColl, Ewan (b. 1915 d. 1989)   singer, songwriter
  Macdonald, Flora (a. 1745)   songwriter
  Marais, Josef (b. 1905 d. 1978)   folksinger, vocals
  Marais, Miranda (b. 1912)   singer, piano
  Marcotte, Wilfred D. (b. 1921)  
  McCord, May Kennedy (b. 1880)  
  McCurdy, Ed [Edward Potts] (b. 1919)   folksinger, songwriter
  McNeil, Brownie [Norman L.] (b. 1915)  
  Mechau, Frank (b. 1904)  
  Mickelsen, Erik (b. 1938)  
  Mills, Alan (b. 1913 d. 1977)   folksinger, writer
  Mitchell, Merlin P. (b. 1918)  
  Mobley, Pleaz W. (b. 1913)  
  Moon, Jacob Robert (b. 1899)  
  Moon, Winnifred Minter (b. 1898)  
  Morrison, Absie S. (b. 1876)  
  Moser, Artus   singer, guitar
  Murai, Jean  
  Murray, Jim [Philip Jesse Jr.] (b. 1925)  
  Neal, Ruth (b. 1925)  
  Nickerson, Camille Lucie (b. 1888 d. 1982)   piano, organ
  Niles, John Jacob (b. 1892 d. 1980)   folksinger, folksong collector
  Nye, Hermes (b. 1908)   singer, guitar
  O'Bryant, Joan (b. 1923 d. 1964)   singer, guitar
  O'Hara, Mary (b. 1935)  
  Okun, Milt [Milton Theodore] (b. 1923)   arranger, singer
  Oldfather, Charles H. (b. 1920)  
  Oster, Harry (b. 1923)  
  Paley, Tom (b. 1928)   banjo, singer
  Peacock, Kenneth Howard (b. 1922)   ethnomusicologist, piano
  Pennington, John  
  Powell, Desmond (b. 1899)  
  Reed, Jared (b. 1924)  
  Reed, Susan (b. 1927)   folksinger
  Reimann, Gustav (a. 1916)   piano
  Ritchie, Abigail  
  Ritchie, Balis  
  Ritchie, Edna  
  Ritchie, Jean (b. 1922)   singer, dulcimer
  Ritchie, Jewel (b. 1914)  
  Ritchie, May  
  Ritchie, Una  
  Roberts, Robin (b. 1928)  
  Robinson, Earl Hawley (b. 1910 d. 1991)   songwriter, conductor
  Robinson, Frank V. (b. 1925)  
  Ross, Bob  
  Roth, Herbert (b. 1930)  
  Rubin, Ruth (b. 1906)   folksinger, ethnomusicologist
  Saletan, Tony [Anthony] (b. 1931)  
  Sandburg, Carl August (b. 1878 d. 1967)   author, composer
  Scammell, Arthur R. (b. 1913)   schoolmaster, songwriter
  Schlamme, Martha (b. 1930 d. 1985)   singer, actress
  Scott, Jane (a. 1835)   composer, songwriter
  Scott, Molly (b. 1938)   cast, composer
  Scott, Tommy [Thomas Jefferson] (b. 1912 d. 1961)   folksinger, pianoforte
  Seeger, Pete [Peter R.] (b. 1919)   Dirigent, folksinger
  Sellers, Brother John [John] (b. 1924)   bluesman, vocals
  Silverman, Jerry (b. 1931)  
  Simon, Morris (a. 1916)   piano
  Smith, Fred M. (b. 1888)  
  Smith, Lua (b. 1905)  
  Smith, Winifred (b. 1930)  
  Starr, Mary Agnes (b. 1901)  
  Steele, Anne (b. 1717 d. 1778)   hymnist
  Stekert, Ellen (b. 1935)  
  Sterling, Al. (a. 1916)   piano
  Stone, Eleanor (b. 1928)  
  Stracke, Win (b. 1908)   singer, guitar
  Sturgill, Virgil L. (b. 1897)   dulcimer, folksinger
  Summers, Andrew Rowan (b. 1912)   singer, dulcimer
  Tarwater, Rebecca (b. 1908)   banjo
  Tate, Charles Henry (b. 1916 d. 1972)   guitar
  Temple, Pick (b. 1911)  
  Terry, Sonny (b. 1911 d. 1986)   book seller, cast
  Thomsen, Paul (b. 1935)  
  Tyler, Ruth H. (b. 1894)  
  Usher, Alex (b. 1929)  
  Utz, Lillian (a. 1916)   piano
  Van Wey, Adelaide (b. 1916)   contralto, folklorist
  Vincent, Jenny Wells (b. 1913)  
  Warner, Frank (b. 1903)   singer, guitar
  Weissman, Dick [Richard] (b. 1935 a. 1961)   folksinger
  West, Harry (b. 1926)  
  West, Jeanie (b. 1933)  
  White, Josh [Joshua Daniel] (b. 1915 d. 1969)   blues singer, gospel singer
  Whitmire, Ross C. (b. 1891)  
  Wilder, Dick (b. 1923)  
  Williams, Betty Vaiden (b. 1913)  
  Williams, Cratis (b. 1911)  
  Wilson, Stanley Clarence (b. 1922)   folksinger, guitar
  Winternitz, Otto (a. 1916)   piano
  Wittgenstein, Victor (d. 1961)   Klavier, piano
  Wood, Hally (b. 1922)  
  Wood, Theodore (b. 1913)  
  Yarbrough, Glenn (b. 1930)   singer
  Zeitlin, David (b. 1932)  

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