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31 Jan 09 Bibliography

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Adapted from the “Texas Music Bibliography“, Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor. Viewed February 1, 2009.
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Abernethy, Francis E. (ed.), 2001 A Texas Folklore Odyssey (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2001).

Abernethy, Francis E., Singin’ Texas (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1994).

Abernethy, Francis E., “Texas Folk and Modern Country Music,” in Texas Country: The Changing Rural Scene; eds. Glen E. Lich and Dona B. Reeves-Marquardt (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1986).

Abernethy, Francis E., What’s Going On? In Modern Texas Folklore (Austin: Encino Press, 1976).

Francis E. Abernethy (ed.), Legendary Ladies of Texas (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1994).

Abernethy, F. E., Govenar, A. B., and Mullen, P. (editors), Juneteenth Texas: Essays in African-American Folklore (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society, No. 54; Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1996).

Acosta, Miguel, “Instrumentista,” in Hecho En Tejas: Texas-Mexican Folk Arts and Crafts, ed. Joe S. Graham (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1992).

Albrecht, Theodore, “German Music in Texas on the Eve of Crisis: The State Saengerfest of 1916,” in Dika Newlin, Friend and Mentor: A Birthday Anthology ([n.p.], [n.d.]).

Albrecht, Theodore, “German Singing Societies in Texas” (Ph.D dissertation, North Texas State University, 1975).

Alden, Grant and Blackstock, Peter, No Depression: Definitive Alternative Country Profiles (Nashville: Dowling Press, 1999).

Alden, Grant and Blackstock, Peter, The Best of No Depression: Writing about American Music (Austin: University of Texas Press 2005).

Alexander, Stanley, “Janis and the Austin Scene,” Legendary Ladies of Texas, ed. by Francis E. Abernethy (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1994).

Allan, Johnnie  [John Allen Guillot, comp. and ed.], Memories: A Pictorial History of South Louisiana Music; Volume 1: South Louisiana and East Texas Musicians (Lafayette, LA: JADFEL Publishing Press, 1988).

Allan, Johnnie and Webb, Bernice Larson, Born to be a Loser: The Jimmy Donley Story (Lafayette, LA: JADFEL Publishing, 1992).

Allan, Johnnie, [John Allen Guillot, comp. and ed.], Memories: A Pictorial History of South Louisiana Music, 1920s-1980s, Vol. 1 & 2, South Louisiana and East Texas Musicians (Lafayette, LA: JADFEL Publishing Press, 1995).

Allen, Bob, Waylon & Willie: The Full Story in Words and Pictures of Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson (New York: Quick Fox, 1979).

Allen,Bob, George Jones: The Saga of an American Singer (Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1984).

Allen, Bob, George Jones: The Life and Times of a Honky Tonk Legend (Secaucus, NJ: Carol Pub. Group, 1994).

Allen, Bob (editor), The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Country Music (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1994).

Allen, Jules Verne, Cowboy Lore (San Antonio: Naylor Printing Company, 1933).

Allen, Terry, Dugout with David Byrne, Dave Hickey, and Terrie Sultan (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005).

Allen, Tommy as told to Jack Lane, The Texas Honky Tonk Trail (Bloomington, IN: First Books, 2004).

Allmond, Ruby, Today I’ll Think About the Rain: An Anthology (Austin: Nortex Press, 2006).

Alsup, Fisher, The Lost Crucifix of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Austin: Shoal Creek Publishers, 1977).

Alyn,Glen, I Say Me For A Parable: The Oral Autobiography of Mance Lipscomb, Texas Bluesman as told to and compiled by Glen Alyn (New York: WW Norton & Co., Inc, 1993).

Amburn, Ellis, Dark Star: The Roy Orbison Story (New York: Lyle Stewart, 1990).

Amburn, Ellis, Pearl: The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin: A Biography (New York: Warner Bros, 1992).

Amburn, Ellis, Buddy Holly: A Biography (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995).

Ancelet, Barry Jean, The Makers of Cajun Music (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1984).

Angle, Joe, “The World’s Champion Fiddlers Festival at Crockett, Texas and its Antecedents” (M.A. Report, University of Texas, 1969).

Antone, Susan, Antone’s: The First 10 Years (Austin: Blues Press, 1985).

Antone, Susan, Picture The Blues…11th Anniversary (Austin: Blues Press, 1986).

Arrarás, Maria Celeste, Selena’s Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death (New York: Fireside Books, 1997).

Austin County Historical Commission (ed.), Dance Halls of Austin County (Bellville: Austin County Historical Commission, 1993).

Autry, Gene with Mickey Herskowitz, Back in the Saddle Again (New York: Doubleday, 1978).

Ayers, Samuel J., Buddy Holly: A Legacy of Music (Lubbock: Hermosa Creations, 1999).

Azerrad, Michael, Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 (New York: Little Brown and Company, 2001).


Bailey, Walter B. and Bailey, Nancy Gisbrecht, Radie Britain: A Bio-bibliography. (New York: Greenwood Press, 1990).

Balliett, Whitney, American Musicians (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986).

Bales, Mary Virginia, “Negro Folk Songs in Texas, Their Definition and Origin” (M.A. thesis, Texas Christian University, 1927).

Bane,Michael, The Outlaws: Revolution in Country Music (New York: Doubleday, 1978).

Bane, Michael, Willie: An Unauthorized Biography of Willie Nelson (New York: Dell, 1984).

Barbash, Louis and Close, Frederick P., “Lydia Mendoza: The Voice of a People,” Texas Humanist (Volume 6; Nov.-Dec., 1983).

Barker, Aaron and Strait, George, (Introduction) Love Without End, Amen (Nashville, Rutledge Hill Press 2002).

Roy Barkley, Douglas E. Barnett, Cathy Brigham, Gary Hartman, Casey Monahan, Dave Oliphant, and George B. Ward, editors, The Handbook of Texas Music (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2003).

Norma Barthel, Ernest Tubb Discography (1936-1969) (Roland, OK: Ernest Tubb Fan Club Enterprises, 1969).

Norma Barthel, Ernest Tubb, The Original E.T. (Roland, OK: Country Roads Publications, 1984).

Colleen Bartlett, Willie Nelson: Official Discography (Dorsett, VT: [n.p.], 1990).

Bruce Bastin, Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press 1986).

Richard Bauman and Roger Abrahams, And Other Neighborly Names: Social Process And Cultural Image In Texas (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981).

Mark Bego, George Strait: The Story of Country’s Living Legend (New York: Kensington Books, 1997).

Edward A. Berlin, King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and his Era (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).

Louise Berliner, Texas Guinan, Queen of the Nightclubs (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993).

Shane K. Bernard, Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1996).

George Leslie Biffle, “A History of the Texas Music Educators Association, 1959-1979” (D.M.A. diss., Arizona State University, 1991).

Edward Allen Bishop, Memorial to Jimmie Rodgers (Marion, MS: House of Alohas, 1974).

David Blayney, Sharp-Dressed Men: ZZ Top Behind The Scenes From Blues to Boogie to Beards (New York: Hyperion Press, 1994).

Rudi Blesh and Harriet Janis, They All Played Ragtime: The True Story of an American Music (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950).

Rudi Blesh, Introduction to The Collected Works of Scott Joplin, Vera Brodsky Lawrence, ed. (New York: New York Public Library, 1972).

Gene Bluestein, “The Lomaxes’ New Canon of American Folksong,” Texas Quarterly, V (Spring 1962;pp.49-59).

Gottfried Blumenstein, Janis Joplin: Biographie einer Rocksèangerin (Berlin: Lied der Zeit, 1988).

Mody Coggin Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson and Allen Maxwell (eds.), A Good Tale and a Bonnie Tune (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1964).

Mody Coggin Boatright, Gib Morgan, Minstrel of the Oil Fields (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1945).

Mody Coggin Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson and Allen Maxwell (eds.), Texas Folk and Folklore (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1954).

Mody Coggin Boatright, Singers and Storytellers (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1960).

Mody Coggin Boatright (ed.), Mexican Border Ballads and Other Lore (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1967).

Mody Coggin Boatright and Donald Day (eds.), From Hell To Breakfast (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1967).

Mody Coggin Boatright and Donald Day (eds.), Backwoods to Border (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1967).

Johnny Bond, The Tex Ritter Story (New York: Chappell Music, 1976).

Johnny Bond, The Recordings of Jimmie Rodgers: An Annotated Discography (Los Angeles: John Edwards Memorial Foundation, 1978).

Jean A. Boyd, The Jazz of the Southwest: An Oral History of Western Swing (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998).

Jean A. Boyd, “We’re the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill”: an oral history (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003).

Stanley Booth, Rythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South (New York: Vintage Books, 1993).

Horace Clarence Boyer, How Sweet the Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel (Washington, D.C.: Elliott and Clark Publishing, 1995).

Cutter Brandenburg, My Friends And Buds: We’ve All Been Somewhere Twice (Temple: Cutter Brandenburg, 2005; available from the author for $72: P.O. Box 4826, Temple, TX 76505).

Peter Broadbent, Charlie Christian – Solo Flight (Blaydon on Tyne, UK: Ashley Mark Publishing Company, 2003).

Peter Broadbent, Charlie Christian (Hal Leonard, 1997).

Elizabeth Brooks, Prominent Women of Texas (Akron, OH: The Werner Company, 1896).

Tim Brooks, Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004).

John Broven, South To Louisiana: The Music of the Cajun Bayous (Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing, 1983).

Charles T. Brown, Music USA: America’s Country and Western Tradition (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1986).

Gary Brown, Singin’ a Lonesome Song: Texas Prison Tales (Dallas: Taylor Trade Publishing; 2001).

Jim Brown, George Jones: Why Baby Why (Kingston, ON: Quarry Music Books 2001).

Jim Brown, Willie Nelson: Red Headed Stranger (Kingston, ON: Quarry Music Books 2001)

Len Brown and Gary Friedrich, The Encyclopedia of Country and Western Music (New York, Tower Publications, 1971).

Lilla Jean Brown, “Music in the History of Dallas, 1841-1900” (M.A. thesis: University of Texas at Austin, 1947).

Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez, Lydia Mendoza’s Life in Music: Norteño Tejano Legacies = La historia de Lydia Mendoza (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).

Yolanda Broyles-González, “Re-Membering Chelo Silva,” paper delivered at annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association (March 6-8, 2003).

Steven Erle Buchanan, “The Piano Music of David W. Guion and the Intersection of Musical Traditions in America after World War I” (Ph.D dissertation, University of Texas, 1978).

Mary A. Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann, Finding Her Voice: The Saga of Women in Country Music (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993).

Reed Bunzel, Clear Vision: The Story of Clear Channel Communications (Albany, TX: Bright Sky Press, 2007).

Burkes, Major Lee Sr., In the Shadow of Austin (Austin: L. Star Publishing, 2000).

Ramiro Burr, The Billboard Guide to Tejano and Regional Mexican Music (New York: Billboard Books, 1999).

Ramiro Burr, “Hispanic Music Cultural Expression” in The Hispanic Almanac (edited by Nicolas Kanellos; Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, 1995).

Ramiro Burr, “Tex-Mex Music” in World Music: The Rough Guide (London, England: Penguin Group, 1994).

Alan Burton (ed.), Rave On: Classic Texas Music Quotes (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1996).

Johnny Bush and Rick Mitchell, Whiskey River Take My Mind: The True Story Of Texas Honky Tonk (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006).

William J. Bush, “Buddy Holly,” Guitar Player, XVI, No. 6 (June 1982).

Gene Busnar, Superstars of Country Music (New York: Julian Messner, 1984).

Toby Byron and Pete Welding (eds.), Bluesland (New York: Dutton, 1991).

Tony Byworth, Giants of Country Music (New York: Hamlyn, 1984).


Ron Cabal, A Honky Tonk Odyssey: My Eight Years with George Strait (Austin: [n.p.], 1990).

Alan Cackett and Alec Foege, The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music (New York: Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1994).

Robert Calva, Texas Blues Guitar (Hal Leonard, Book and CD edition, 1999).

Arthur L. Campa, Hispanic Culture in the Southwest (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979).

Bob Cannon, “Not Fade Away: Why Buddy Holly and the Crickets’ Music Still Matters 50 Years After His Tragic Death.”. Performing Songwriter. January/February 2009 Vol 16 Issue 115. Pg 40-43.

David Cantwell, George Strait: An Illustrated Musical History (New York: Boulevard Books, 1996).

Richard Carlin, The Big Book of Country Music: A Biographical Encyclopedia (New York: Penguin, 1995).

Dolly Carlisle, Ragged But Right: The Life and Times of George Jones (Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1984).

Joe Carr and Alan Munde, Prairie Nights to Neon Lights: The Story of Country Music in West Texas (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1995).

Patrick Carr (ed.), The Illustrated History of Country Music (New York: Doubleday/Dolphin, 1980).

Lew Lloyd Carter, Jr., “Raymond T. Barnum: His Contributions to Music Education in Texas” (M.A. thesis, Hardin-Simmons University, 1968).

Betty Casey, The Complete book of Square Dancing (and Round Dancing) (New York: Doubleday, 1976).

Betty Casey, Dance Across Texas (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986).

Bryan Chalker, Country Music (London: Phoebus, 1976).

Samuel Barclay Charles, The Bluesmen: The Story and the Music of the Men Who Made The Blues (New York: Oak Publications, 1967).

Abram Chasins with Villa Stiles, The Van Cliburn Legend (Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1959).

Samuel Charters, Country Blues (New York: Da Capo, 1975).

Jeannie Cheatham, Meet Me with Your Black Drawers On: My Life in Music (Austin: UT Press; 2006).

Chris Christian, How To Get Started In Christian Music (Dallas: Home Sweet Home Publications, 1986).

Kenneth S. Clark, The Cowboy Sings Songs of the Ranch and Range (New York: Paull-Pioneer Music Corp., 1932).

Kenneth S. Clark, The Cowboy Sings Traditional Songs of the Western Frontier Arranged for General Singing (New York: Paull-Pioneer Music Corp., 1932).

Kenneth S. Clark, The Happy Cowboy and His Songs of Pioneer Days (New York: Paull-Pioneer Music Corp., 1934).

Kenneth S. Clark (ed.), Buckaroo Ballads (New York: Paull-Pioneer Music Corp., 1940).

Walter Aaron Clark (ed.), From Tejano to Tango: Latin American popular music (New York : Routledge, 2002).

Bob Claypool, Saturday Night at Gilley’s (New York: Delilah/Grove Press, Random House, 1980).

Alan Clayson, Only the Lonely: Roy Orbison’s Life and Legacy (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989).

Lawrence Clayton and Joe W. Specht, (ed.), The Roots of Texas Music (College Station: Texas University Press, 2003).

Jimmy Clossin and Carl Hertzog, West Texas Square Dances; Dictionary, Around-the-Ring Dances, Quadrilles, Callers Chatter (El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1950).

Kenton J. Clymet (ed.), Vietnam War: Its History, Literature and Music (El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1999).

Kevin Coffey, “East Texas Sock: The Impact of Black Music on Texas Country Dance Musicians” (paper delivered at Texas State Historical Association convention, March 7, 1997).

Buell E. Cobb, Jr., The Sacred Harp: A Tradition and Its Music.(Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1978)

Tristam P. Coffin, Folksong and Folksong Scholarship (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1964).

Lawrence Cohn (ed.), Nothing But The Blues: The Music and the Musicians (New York: Abbeville Press, 1993).

M.R. Cole (trans.), Los Pastores: A Mexican Play of the Nativity (Boston: Houghton Mifflin for the American Folk-Lore Society, 1907).

Shelby L. Collier, “The Status of Music in 100 Baptist Churches of Texas” (M.A. thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1949).

Ace Collins, Tanya (New York: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 1995).

Izola Ethel Fedford Collins, Island of Color: Where Juneteenth Started ((Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2004).

Columbia Pictures Publications, comp., Texas: Great Songs of the Lone Star State (Miami: Columbia Pictures Publications, 1985).

Josiah Combs, Folksongs of the Southern United States (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967).

Gilmar Henrique da Conceicaao, De Lenin a Janis Joplin (Sao Paulo: Edicon, 1987).

Pansy Cook, The Saga of Jim Reeves: Country and Western Singer and Musician (Los Angeles: Crescent Publications, 1977).

B. Lee Cooper and Wayne Haney, Rockabilly: A Bibliographic Resource Guide (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1990).

Daniel C. Cooper, Lefty Frizzell: The Honky-Tonk Life of Country Music’s Greatest Singer (Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1995).

Peter Cooper, Hub City Music Makers: One Southern Town’s Popular Music Legacy (Spartenburg, SC: Holocene Publishing, 1997).

Michael Corcoran, All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005).

Dyanne Fry Cortez, Hot Jams & Cold Showers: Scenes from the Kerrville Folk Festival (Austin, Tex.: Dos Puertas Pub., c2000).

Kay Council, “Exploratory Documentation of Texas Norteño-Conjunto Music” (M.A. thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1978).

Country Music Foundation (editor), Country: The Music and the Musicians, From the Beginnings to the ྖs (New York: Abbeville Press, 1994).

Country Music Magazine (editor), The Comprehensive Country Music Encyclopedia (New York: Times Books, 1994).

Ed Cray, Ramblin’ Man: The Life And Times of Woody Guthrie (New York :W.W. Norton 2004).

Albert Cunniff, Waylon Jennings (New York: Kensington Publishing, 1985).

Stephen Curran, A Photographic History of Easter Everywhere (Irving, TX: Prism Marketing, Inc., 2005).

Susan Curtis, Dancing to a Black Man’s Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1994).


David Dalton, Janis (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1971).

David Dalton, Piece of My Heart: The Life, Times and Legend of Janis Joplin (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985).

David Dalton, Piece of My Heart: A Portrait of Janis Joplin (New York: Da Capo Press, 1991).

Helen Oakley Dance, Stormy Monday: The T-Bone Walker Story (New York: Da Capo Press, 1987).

Stanley Dance, The World of Count Basie (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1980).

Robert Darden, People Get Ready! : A New History of Black Gospel Music (New York: Continuum, 2004).

Charles Gilbert Davis, “Turning the Tune in Texas: A Survey of Printed Texas Music from Plain Chant to Ragtime,” (M.A. thesis, Stephen F. Austin University, 1984).

Doug Davis, Stories Behind the Songs (Texarkana: Country Music Classics, 2006; availble from the author for $65: 3702 Pleasant Grove Road, Texarkana, Texas 75503).

Kenneth W. Davis, “Fifth Sunday Singing Convention,” paper delivered at annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association (March 2, 1996).

Ronald L. Davis, A History of Opera in the American West (New York: Prentice-Hall, 1965).

Ronald L. Davis, La Scala West: The Dallas Opera under Kelly and Rescigno (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 2000).

Nicholas Dawidoff, In the Country of Country: People and Places in American Music (New York: Pantheon, 1997).

Jim Dawson and Spencer Leigh, Memories of Buddy Holly: In the Words of His Friends, His Fans and Himself (Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, 1997).

Fred Dellar, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music (New York: Harmony Books, 1977).

Jimmy Dean and Donna Meade Dean, Thirty Years of Sausage, Fifty Years Of Ham: Jimmy Dean’s Own Stories (New York: Berkley Books, 2004).

Leonardo De Lorenzo, My Complete Story of the Flute: The Instrument, The Performer, The Music (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1992).

John Mark Dempsey, The Light Crust Doughboys Are on the Air (Celebrating Seventy Years of Texas Music) (Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, 2002).

R. Serge Denisoff, Waylon (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1983).

Jim DeRogatis, Kaleidoscope Eyes : Psychedelic Rock From the s to the ྖs (Secaucus, NJ:Carol Publishing Group, 1996).

Jim DeRogatis, Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock (Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard,, 2003).

Richard Devinck, Johnny Winter, the Texas Blues Masters and CD with CDROM (Creative Concepts Publishing Corporation, 1996).

Autumn de Wilde, Elliott Smith (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2007).

Joan Dew, Singers and Sweethearts: The Women of Country Music (Garden City, NY: Dolphin Books, 1977).

Dan Dickey, “Tejano Troubadours,” Texas Observer (July 16, 1976).

Dan Dickey, The Kennedy Corridos: A Study of the Ballads of a Mexican-American Hero (Austin: Center for Mexican American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 1978).

Dan Dickey, “The Development of Musica Tejana: Guitarreros, Conjuntos and Orquestas Tejanas,” paper delivered at annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association (March 2, 1984).

Adeline Short Dinger, Folk Life and Folklore of the Mexican Border (Edinburg: Hidalgo County Historical Society, 1994).

Vincent R. DiNino, Marching Bands Through “The Eyes of Texas” (Minneapolis, MN: Schmitt Music Centers, 1974).

Bob Dixon and John Godrich, Blues and Gospel Records, 1902-1943 (Essex, England: Storyville Publications, 1982).

J. Frank Dobie, Follow de Drinkin’ Gou’d (Austin: Texas Folklore Society, 1928).

J. Frank Dobie, “Ballads and Songs of the Frontier Folk, ” in Texas And Southwestern Lore, Texas Folklore Society Publications, VI and VII (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1927, 1928).

J. Frank Dobie, Rainbow in the Morning: Texas Folk Songs (Halboro, PA: Folklore Associates, 1965).

J. Frank Dobie, Coffee in the Gourd [Facsimile edition](Dallas:Southern Methodist University Press 1969, c1923).

Sharrard H. Douglas, “A History of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra” (M.A. thesis, Incarnate Word College, 1971).

Robert Draper, Everything You Want To Know About…ZZ Top (New York: Ballantine Books, 1984).

Frank S. Driggs, “Kansas City and the Southwest,” in Nat Hentoff and Albert J. McCarthy (eds.) Jazz: New Perspectives on the History of Jazz (New York: Rinehart & Co., 1959).

Paul Drummond, Eye Mind: The Saga of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, the Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound (Los Angeles: Process Books, 2007).

Arleigh Duff, Y’all Come (Austin: Eakin Press, 1983).

Chuck Dunaway, The Way I Remember It (Fort Worth: DFW Press, 2004)

Bob Dunbar, From Bob Wills to Ray Benson: A History of Western Swing Music (Austin: Term Publications, 1988).

Rev. Lavada “Dr. Hepcat” Durst, The Jives of Doctor Hepcat (Austin: [n.p.], 1953).


Steve Earle, Steve Earle in Quotes (compiled, researched and published by Joanna Serraris, edited by John Weaver; The Hague, The Netherlands, 1997).

Steve Earle, Doghouse Roses: Stories (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001).

Alice Echols, Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin (New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 1998).

Don Edwards, Classic Cowboy Songs From The Minstrel On The Range (Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishers, 1994).

Ross Edwards, Fiddle Dust (Denver, CO: Big Mountain Press, 1965).

Daniel McMillan Eggleston, “Portrait of a Young Artist: Shawn Phillips” (Kingsville: M.A. thesis, Texas A&I University, 1973).

Joe Ely, Bonfire of Roadmaps (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007).

Clifford Endres with Scott Newton, Austin City Limits (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1987).

Louis B. Engelke, “San Antonio’s First Music Teacher,” San Antonio Express Magazine (March 26, 1950).

Rev. Roger Roky Kynard Erickson, Openers (Austin: Pyramid Publishers, 1972).

Roger Roky Kynard Erickson, Openers II: The Lyrics of Roky Erickson (comp. and ed. by Casey Monahan; Los Angeles, CA: 2.13.61 Publications, 1995).

Colin Escott, Martin Hawkins and Hank Davis, The Sun Country Years: Country Music in Memphis, 1950-1959 (Bremen, West Germany: Bear Family Records, 1986).

Colin Escott, Tattooed On Their Tongues: A Journey Through the Backrooms of American Music (New York: Schirmer Books, 1996).

David Evans, Musical Innovation in the Blues of Blind Lemmon Jefferson (Chicago: Black Music Research Journal, Spring 2000).

Glen Nicholas M. Evans, “Swingin’ and Boppin’ South Texas-Style: Toward an Understanding of the Corpus Christi Jazz Scene” (M.A. thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1992).

Mark Evans, Scott Joplin and the Ragtime Years (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1976).

Nick Evans and Jeff Horne, Songbuilder: The Life and Music of Guy Clark (Kent, England: Amber Waves/Heartland Publishing, 1998).

Steve Evans and Ron Middlebrook, Cowboy Guitars (Fullerton, CA: Centerstream Publishing / Hal Leonard 2002)


Charles F. Faber, The Country Music Almanac (Lexington, KY: Faber, 1978).

Paula Felps, Lone Stars and Legends: The Story of Texas Music (Plano: Republic of Texas Press, 2001)

William Ferris and Mary Hart, Folk Music and Modern Sound (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1982).

Lanny Fiel, The Essential Texas Fiddle: Improvisation, Harmony and Style (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1992).

Lanny Fiel, The Bob Wills Fiddle Legacy (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1992).

Austin E. and Alta Stephens Fife, Ballads of the Great West (Palo Alto, CA: American West Publishing Co., 1970).

Austin E. and Alta Stephens Fife, “Pug-Nosed Lil’ Girl with the Blue Velvet Band” in Folklore of the Great West: Selections From 83 Years of the Journal of American Folklore, ed. by John Greeway (Palo Alto, CA: American West Publishing Co., 1970).

Austin E. and Alta Stephens Fife, Cowboy and Western Songs: A Comprehensive Anthology (New York, C. N. Potter, dist. by Crown Publishers, 1969).

Benjamin Filene, “‘Our Singing Country’-John and Alan Lomax, Leadbelly, and the Construction of an American Past,'” American Quarterly, XXXXIII, No. 4, (December 1991).

Ronald Flynn, Edwin Davison and Edward Chavez, The Golden Age of the Accordion (Schertz: Flynn Associates Pub. Co., 1992).

Alex Foege, Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio (New York: Faber and Faber, 2008)

Gail Folkins and J. Marcus Weekley, Texas Dance Halls: A Two-Step Circuit (Lubbock: Texas
Tech University Press, 2007).

Gene Fowler and Bill Crawford, Border Radio (Austin: Texas Monthly Press, 1987).

Lana Nelson Fowler (ed.), Willie Nelson Family Album (Amarillo: H.M. Poirot & Company, 1980).

Aaron A. Fox, Real Country: Music and Language in Working-Class Culture (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004).

Robin Fradenburgh (ed.), Directory of Music Collections in Texas Libraries (Austin: Music Library Association, 1985).

Gerald David Frank, A German Organbuilder on the Texas Frontier: The Life and Work of Johann Traugott Wandke (Harrisville, NH: Boston Organ Club Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, 1990).

Tillman Franks with Robert Gentry and Patricia Martinez (ed.), I Was There When It Happened (Many, LA: Sweet Dreams Pub. Co, 2000).

Josh Alan Friedman, Tell the Truth Until They Bleed (New York: Hal Leonard, 2008).

Kinky Friedman, ‘Scuse Me While I Whip This Out : Reflections on Country Singers, Presidents, and Other Troublemakers (New York: William Morrow, 2004).

Myra Friedman, Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin (New York: William Morrow, 1977).

Myra Friedman, Janis Joplin Buried Alive: The Intimate Biography (New York: Crown, 1992).

Myra Friedman, Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin (New York: Harmony Books, 1992).

Steven Fromholz, Texas Trilogy (Cifton, TX: Esteban Publishing & Productions, 2007).

Deborah Frost and Bob Alford, ZZ Top: Bad and Worldwide (New York: Collier Books, 1985).


Peter Gammond, Scott Joplin and the Ragtime Era (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985).

Ronald Garay, Gordon McLendon: The Maverick of Radio (New York: Greenwood Press, 1992).

Gilberto G. Garcia, “The Development of Alternative FM Radio in Austin” (M.A. Thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1990).

Juan S. Garrido, Historia de la Musica Popular en Mexico, 1896-1973 (Mexico City: Editorial Extemporaneos, 1974).

Galen Gart and Roy C. Ames, Duke/Peacock Records: An Illustrated History with Discography (Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, 1990).

Richard M. Garvin and Edmond G. Addeo, The Midnight Special: The Legend of Leadbelly (New York: B. Geis Associates, 1971).

Claes af Geijerstam, Popular Music In Mexico (Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1976).

Robert Geisberg, Carl Cunningham and Alan Rich, Houston Grand Opera At 50 (Houston, TX: Herring Press, 2005).

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Linnell Gentry, A History and Encyclopedia of Country, Western, and Gospel Music (St. Clair Shores, MI, Scholarly Press, 1972).

Silas Edwin George, “Music and Music Education in Abilene, Texas: 1881-1911” (Ph.D. diss., University of North Texas, 1983).

Holly George-Warren; Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry (New York: Oxford University Press; 2007).

Peggy Sue Gerron; Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: A Memoir by Buddy Holly’s Peggy Sue (Tyler, TX: TOGIEntertainment; 2008).

Carlos B. Gil, “Lydia Mendoza: Houstonian and First Lady of Mexican American Song,” Houston Review, III (Summer, 1981).

Luke Gilliam and Guy Rogers III, Pat Green’s Dance Halls & Dreamers (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008).

Cary Ginell and Roy Lee Brown, Milton Brown and the Founding of Western Swing (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1994).

Cary Ginell and Kevin Coffey, Discography of Western Swing and Hot String Bands, 1928-1942 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001).

Joe Goldberg, Jazz Masters of the ’50s (New York: Macmillan, 1963).

John Goldrosen, Buddy Holly, His Life and Music (Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press, 1975).

John Goldrosen, The Buddy Holly Story (New York: Quick Fox, 1979).

John Goldrosen and John Beecher, Remembering Buddy: The Definitive Biography of Buddy Holly (New York: Viking Penguin, 1986).

David Goodman, Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide and Directory (Nashville, TN: Dowling Press, 1999).

Nora Jean Goodreau, “The History of the Texas Woman’s University Music Therapy Program from 1957 to 1977” (Ph.D. dissertation, Texas Woman’s University, 1991).

Alan B. Govenar and Jay F. Brakefield, Deep Ellum and Central Track: Where the Black and White Worlds of Dallas Converged (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1998).

Alan B. Govenar, Blind Lemon Jefferson; The Myth and the Man (Chicago: Black Music Research Journal, 2000).

Alan B. Govenar, Living Texas Blues (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985).

Alan B. Govenar, Meeting The Blues: The Rise of the Texas Sound (New York: De Capo, 1995).

Alan B. Govenar, The Life and Poems of Osceola Mays (Racine, WI: Arcadia Press, 1989).

Alan B. Govenar with Benny Joseph, The Early Years of Rhythm & Blues (Houston: Rice University Press, 1990).

Alan B. Govenar, Portraits of Community: African American Photography in Texas (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996).

Alan B. Govenar, Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008).

David Graham, He Walks With Me: The Religious Experiences of Country Music Stars (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977).

Joe S. Graham (ed.), Hispanic-American Material Culture: An Annotated Directory of Collections, Sites, Archives and Festivals in the United States (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1989).

Daniel Ross Grant, “The Texas Music Educators Association: A Historical Study of Selected Landmark Events Between 1938 and 1980 and the Decisions Which Influenced Their Outcomes” (Ph.D. diss., University of North Texas, 1989).

Archie Green, “Austin’s Cosmic Cowboys: Words in Collision” in “And Other Neighborly Names”: Social Process and Cultural Image in Texas, ed. Richard Bauman and Roger Abrahams (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981).

Archie Green, Torching the Fink Books and Other Essays on Vernacular Culture (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001).

Bill Green, The Dancing Was Lively: Fort Concho, A Social History 1867 to 1882 (San Angelo: Fort Concho Sketches Publishing, 1974).

Douglas B. Green, Country Roots: The Origins of Country Music (New York: Hawthorne Books, 1976).

Victor Greene, A Passion for Polka: Old-Time Ethnic Music in America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992).

John Greenway, The Anatomy of a Genius: Woody Guthrie (New York: Hootenanny Enterprises, 1964).

Hugh Gregory, Who’s Who in Country Music (London, England: Weidenfield & Nicolson, 1993).

Hugh Gregory, Roadhouse Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Texas R&B (San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003).

Constance Fenter Griffin, “A Literary History of Rains County” (M.A. thesis, East Texas State Teachers College, 1952).

Peni R. Griffin, The Music Thief (New York : Henry Holt, 2002).

Nanci Griffith and Joe Jackson, Nanci Griffith’s Other Voices (New York: Random House / Three Rivers Press, 1998).

Bill Griggs and Jim Black, Buddy Holly: A Collectors Guide (Sheboygan, WI: Red Wax Pub. Co., 1983).

Bill Griggs, A Who’s Who of West Texas Rock ‘n’ Roll Music (Levelland: Nocks Publishing, 1994).

Bill Griggs, The Words and Music of Buddy Holly: His Songs and Interviews (the Technical Stuff), Featuring All Recorded Music (Songs and Jingles, etc.), Whether Released or Unreleased, and All Spoken Promos and Interviews (Lubbock: Bill Griggs, 1995; available from author on CD Rom for $13: P.O. Box 6123, Lubbock, TX 79493).

Bill Griggs, The Evolution and Decline of Rock ‘n’ Roll Music of the 1950s: Where the Music Came From … and Where It Went (Lubbock: Bill Griggs, 1996; available from author for $13: P.O. Box 6123, Lubbock, TX 79493).

Bill Griggs, Buddy Holly Day-By Day (Lubbock: Bill Griggs, 1997; available from author for $79: P.O. Box 6123, Lubbock, TX 79493).

Carlos R. Guerra, “The Unofficial Conjunto Primer for the Uninitiated Music Lover, Revised,” Tonantzin 6 (2): 6-7 (1989).

Jack Guerry, Silvio Scionti: Remembering a Master Pianist and Teacher (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1991).

Jack Guerry (comp. and ed.), The Essays of Silvio Scionti on Artistic Piano Playing and Other Topics (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1998).

Peter Guralnick, Lost Highway: Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians (Boston: Godine Press, 1979).

Woody Guthrie, Bound for Glory (New York: New American Library, 1983).

Woody Guthrie, Pastures of Plenty: A Self-Portrait (New York: Harper & Row, 1990).

Woody Guthrie, Seeds of Man: An Experience Lived and Dreamed (New York: Dutton, 1995).

Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, Woody’s 20 Grow Big Songs ( New York: Harper Collins, 1992).

Woody Guthrie and Kathy Jakobsen, illustrator, This Land is Your Land (New York: Little, Brown & Co., 1998).

Félix Gutíerrez and Jorge Schement, Spanish-Language Radio in the Southwestern United States (Austin: UT Austin Center for Mexican-American Studies, 1979).


Oscar Haas, A Chronological History of the Singers of German Songs in Texas (New Braunfels: [n.p.], 1948).

Martha Ann Rosborough Hallmark, “A Study of the Attitudes of Texas Public School Music Teachers Toward Their Profession” (M.A. thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1956).

Tommy X. Hancock, Zen and the Art of the Texas Two-Step: The Book on Dancing (Austin: World Wide Publishing, 1997).

Lisa Carol Hardaway, “Sacred Harp Traditions in Texas,” (M.A. thesis, Rice University, 1989).

Robert Earl Hardy, A Deeper Blue; The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt (Kent, England: Amber Waves/Heartland Publishing, 2003).

Robert Earl Hardy, A Deeper Blue; The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2008).

Patricia Harpole and Mark Fogelquist, Los Mariachis (Danbury, CT: World Music Press, 1989).

Sheldon Harris, The Blues Who’s Who: A Biographical Dictionary of Blues Singers (New York: Da Capo, 1989).

Steve Harris; Texas Troubadours (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007).

Daphne Duval Harrison, Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Presss, 1988).

Max Harrison, Charles Fox, and Eric Thacker, The Essential Jazz Records, Vol. 1, Ragtime to Swing (London, England: Da Capo Press, 1984).

Hartline Marketing, Red River Valley Memories; The Texas Swing Sessions, Volume 2 (School of Prophet Pubns, 1999).

Gary Hartman, The History of Texas Music (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008).

Steve Hartz By the Muddy Angelina: Stories & Musical Wanderings in Search of the Old Pioneer Spirit of East Texas (Nacogdoches, TX: Mystery Ridge, 2001).

James Haskins and Kathleen Benson, Scott Joplin (Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1978).

Walter Darrell Hayden “Vernon Dalhart: His Rural Roots and the Beginnings of Commercial Country Music,” Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal, Vol. III, No. 1, (Winter 1970-71).

Michael V. Hazel, “Arts and Recreation in Twentieth-Century Texas,” paper delivered at annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association (March 4-6, 1999).

Anthony Heilbut, The Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times (New York: Limelight Editions; Distributed by Harper & Row, 1985).

Tim Henderson, Sweeping Up Dreams – Lyrics As Poetry (Wimberley: Sun Country Publications, 1996).

Nat Hentoff, The Jazz Life (New York: Da Capo Press, 1975).

Nat Hentoff, Listen To The Stories: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music (New York: HarperCollins, 1995).

Ramon Hernandez (editor), Texas Entertainment and Hispanic Music Industry Directory fifth edition (San Antonio: RDS Marketing, 2005).

Mary Lee Hester, Going to Kansas City (Sherman: Early Bird Press, 1980).

Bill Hicks, Love All the People: Letters, Lyrics, Routines (London: Constable & Robinson, 2004).

Craig D. Hillis with photos by Bruce F. Jordan, Texas Trilogy: Life in a Small Texas Town (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002).

Brian Hinton, South by Southwest: A Roadmap to Alternative Country (London: Sanctuary Publishing, Ltd., 2003).

Larry D. Hodge and Michael Stevens, Texas Tales in Words and Music (Plano: Republic of Texas Press, 2001).

George Hoefer, “Held Notes: Eddie Durham,” Down Beat, XXIX (July 19, 1962).

Travis Holland, Texas Genesis (Austin: B.F. Deal Press, 1978).

Larry Holley, The Buddy I Knew (Lubbock: Larry Holley, 1980).

Larry Holley, I Don’t Know How I Did It (Morrisville, NC: Lulu, 2007).

Honky Tonk Visions On West Texas Music: 1936-1986 (Lubbock: The Museum, Texas Tech University, 1986).

C. Lee Hopkins (editor), The Stevie Ray Vaughan Anthology (Dallas: C. Lee Hopkins, 1996).

C. Lee Hopkins, The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan (Dallas: C. Lee Hopkins, 2004).

C. Lee Hopkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day After Day, Night After Night (Dallas: C. Lee Hopkins, 2008 available from the author for $75: P.O. Box 2019, Cedar Hill, TX 75106-2019).

Joseph Horowitz, The Ivory Trade: Music and the Business of Music at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (New York: Summit Books, 1990).

Dorothy Horstman, Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy: Classic Country Songs and Their Inside Stories by the Men and Women Who Wrote Them (Nashville, TN: Country Music Association and Vanderbilt University Press, 1995).

Kathleen Hudson, In Their Own Words (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998).

Kathleen Hudson, Telling Stories, Writing Songs: An Album of Texas Songwriters (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001).

Kathleen Hudson, Women in Texas Music: Stories and Songs (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007).

George Hurchalla, Going Underground: American Punk 1979-1992 (Stuart, FL: Zuo Press, 2005).

H. Ed Hurt, Bob Wills – His Life – Times – Music (Bloomington: 1st Books Library, 2000).

Martin Huxley and Quinton Skinner, The Day the Music Died (New York: Pocket Books, 2000).


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Bruce Jackson, Wake Up Dead Man: Afro-American Work Songs of Texas Prisons (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972).

Jack Jackson, “Threadgill’s: The Comic Book”, in Threadgill’s: The Cookbook (Atlanta, GA: Longstreet Press, 1996).

Nels Jacobson, “The Maverick Tradition: Postering in Austin, Texas”, article in OFFtheWALL: 1991/Volume No. 1/Issue No. 2; 1992/Volume No. 1/Issue No. 3]

Mint Oliver James-Reed, Music in Austin, 1900-1956 (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones Company, 1957).

Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Lemon Jefferson (edited by Bob Groom; Knutsford, Cheshire, England: Blues World, 1970).

Waylon Jennings with Lenny Kaye, Waylon: An Autobiography (New York: Warner Books, 1996).

Sister Joan of Arc, C.D.P., Catholic Music and Musicians in Texas (San Antonio: Our Lady of the Lake College, 1936).

Bobby H. Johnson, “Tillit S. Teddlie: Texas Gospel Songwriter,” paper delivered at annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association (March 4-6, 1999).

Norman Johnson, The Kid and The King (Lufkin, Best of East Texas, 2008).

Dr. Thomas S. Johnson, Willie Nelson: A Discographic Listing (Danbury, CT: Mark Rothbaum and Associates, 1985).

George Jones with Tom Carter, I Lived To Tell It All (New York: Villard Books, 1996).

Hatti M. Jones, Free to Dream: The Real Story of Kirk Franklin and His Friends (Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2006).

Laura Joplin, Love, Janis (New York: Villard Books, 1992).

Vernon Joynson, The Acid Trip(San Francisco, Last Gasp Books, 1984).

Vernon Joynson, Fuzz, Acid and Flowers: Comprehensive Guide to American Garage Psychedelic and Hippie Rock (1964-1975) (Leeds, England: Borderline Books, 1997).

Vernon Joynson, Fuzz, Acid and Flowers Revisited: Comprehensive Guide to American Garage Psychedelic and Hippie Rock (1964-1975) (Leeds, England: Borderline Books, 2004).


A.E.K., Life of A.O. Babel, The Original and Famous Texas Cowboy Pianist (New York, Dick Publishing House, 1890).

Philip Kamin, ZZ Top (Robus Books, 1986).

Robert Earl Keen, Jr., Merry Christmas From the Family (Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 2001).

Charles Keil, Urban Blues (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966).

Jeannette Keim and Robert Brule (eds), Texas, Our Texas, And Other Favorite Songs of the Lone Star State: A Volume of Music, History, and Art (Irving: Cimarron Music, 1991).

Rod Kennedy, Music From The Heart: Rod Kennedy’s 50 Year Chronicle of His Life In Music With a Few Side Trips (Austin: Eakin Press, 1998).

Nick Kent, The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings on Rock Music 1972-1993 (London, England: Penguin Books, 1994).

Warren Kice, Hank Thompson: My Side of Life: The Biography (Roanoke, TX: My Side of Life Publications, 2008).

Rich Kienzle, Southwest Shuffle: Pioneers of Honky-Tonk, Western Swing, and Country Jazz (New York: Routledge, 2003).

Kenn Kingsbury, Kingsbury’s Who’s Who in Country and Western Music (Culver City, CA: Black Stallion Country Press, 1981).

Paul Kingsbury, The Grand Ole Opry History of Country Music: 70 Years of the Songs, the Stars, and the Stories (New York: Villard Books, 1995).

Paul Kingsbury (ed.), The Country Reader: Twenty-Five Years of the Journal of Country Music (Nashville: Country Music Foundation Press & Vanderbilt University Press, 1996).

Joe Klein, Woody Guthrie: A Life (New York: A. A. Knopf, 1999).

Donna Staley Kline, An American Virtuoso on the World Stage: Olga Samaroff Stokowski (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1996).

Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams with James Patrick Herman, Soul Survivors: Destiny’s Child (New York: Regan Books, 2002).

Ruth Sheldon Knowles, Hubbin’ It: The Life of Bob Wills (Kingsport, TN: Kingsport Press, 1938).

Roger H. Kolar, Early Czech Dance Halls in Texas (Austin: Roger H. Kolar, 1975).

Rick Koster, Texas Music (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998).

Phyllis Krantzman, “Impact of the Music Entertainment Industry On Austin, Texas” (M.A. thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1983).

Robert K. Krishef, Jimmie Rodgers (Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1978).

Robert K. Krishef and Bonnie Lake, Western Stars of Country Music (Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Co., 1978).

John Kruth, To Live’s to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2007).


John Lahr, “Bill Hicks: Light Fantastic,” New Yorker (November 1, 1993).

Dave Laing, Buddy Holly (New York: Macmillan, 1971).

Tracey E. W. Laird, Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music Along the Red River (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Deborah Landau, Janis Joplin, Her Life and Times (New York: Paperback Library, 1971).

James Langdon, “The True Chameleon is an Old World Lizard,” Chicago Review XVI, No. 1 (1974).

Bob Lapham , Meet Me at the River Buddy Holly (Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2003).

Margaret Larkin, Singing Cowboys: A Book of Western Songs (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931).

Aaron John Latham, “The Ballad of the Urban Cowboy: America’s Search for True Grit,” Esquire Vol. 90, pp. 21-30 (Sept. 12, 1978).

Jimmy Latham, The Life of Bob Wills: The King of Western Swing (Odessa: Latham Pub., 1974).

Mary Alice Lavender, “Social Conditions in Houston and Harris County, Music Topic” (M.A. thesis, Rice Institute, Houston, 1950).

Kelly Robert Lawler, The Thirteenth Floor Elevators and the Origins of Psychedelic Music in Austin, Texas (Master’s Thesis – California State University, Fresno – Department of History, 1998).

Mike Leadbitter and Neil Slaven, Blues Records 1943-1970 (two vols.; London, England: Record Information Services, 1987).

Johnny Lee and Randy Wyles, Lookin’ For Love (Austin: Diamond Back / Eakin Books, 1989).

Keri Leigh, Stevie Ray: Soul to Soul (Dallas: Taylor Publishing, 1993).

Spencer Leigh, (UK: SAF Publishing, Ltd., 2009).

Joe M. Leonard, Jr. with Shaun Mather, Rockabilly, Radio and WWII (Austin: Eakin Press, 2004).

Peter J. Levinson, Trumpet Blues: The Life of Harry James (New York : Oxford University Press, 1999).

José E. Limon, “Texas-Mexican Popular Music and Dancing: A Symbological Interpretation,” (unpublished manuscript, 1977).

José E. Limon, Dancing With The Devil: Society and Cultural Poetics in Mexican-American South Texas (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1994).

Richard E. Lingenfelter, Richard Dwyer and David Cohen, Songs of the American West (University of California Press, 1968).

Miriam Linna, “Bobby Fuller: Rock & Roll King of the Southwest,” Kicks No. 6 (1988).

Mance Lipscomb, (see Glen Alyn).

John Litweiler, The Freedom Principle: Jazz After 1958 (New York: Da Capo Press, 1984).

John Litweiler, Ornette Coleman: A Harmolodic Life (New York: William Morrow, 1992).

Horace Logan with Bill Sloan, Elvis, Hank, and Me: Making Musical History on the Louisiana Hayride (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998).

Guy W. Logsdon, The Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1989).

Guy W. Logsdon, Mary Rogers and William Jacobson, Saddle Serenaders (Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 1994).

Alan Lomax, The Land Where the Blues Began (New York: Pantheon Books, 1993).

Alan Lomax [Ronald D. Cohen, comp. and ed.], Alan Lomax: Selected Writings, 1934-1997 (New York : Routledge, 2003).

John Lomax, Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp (New York: Macmillan & Co., 1919).

John Lomax and Alan Lomax (eds.), American Ballads and Folk Songs (New York: Macmillan & Co., 1933).

John Lomax and Alan Lomax, Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads (New York: Macmillan & Co., 1938).

John Lomax and Alan Lomax (eds.), Negro Folk Songs as Sung By Lead Belly: “King of the Twelve-String Guitar Players of the World” (New York: Macmillan & Co., 1936).

John Lomax, Adventures of a Ballad Hunter (New York: Macmillan & Co., 1947).

John Lomax and Alan Lomax (eds.), Folk Songs USA (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce, 1947).

Jim, Longhi, Woody, Cisco, and Me: Seamen Three in the Merchant Marine (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997).

Kip Lornell, Blind Lemon Meets Leadbelly (Chicago: Black Music Research Journal, 2000).

Los Pastores trans. Carmelo Tranchese, music notation by Carmela Montalvo. (1949; reprint, San Antonio: Treviño, 1976).

Fred Lowery as told to John R. McDowell, Whistling in the Dark (Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 1983).

Anthony S. Lyle curated by Craig D. Hills, Charles Gallagher and Geronimo Treviño III Dance Halls and Last Calls: An Exhibition Documenting Texas Dance Halls and Country Music Traditions (New Braunfels: New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music, 2003).


Bill Mack, Spins And Needles (New York: Travis Press, 1970).

Bill Mack, Bill Mack’s Memories From The Trenches of Broadcasting (Fort Worth: Unit II, 2004).

Hugh MacLean and Vernon Joynson, An American Rock History, Part Two – Texas, Arizona and New Mexico: A Southwestern Pilgrimage 1960-89 (1990; Borderline Productions, P.O. Box 3819, Glasgow G43 1UT, England; 011-44-141-632-4288; fax 011-44-141-632-7278).

William Madsen, The Mexican-Americans of South Texas (New York: Holt, Rinehardt and Winston, 1973).

Bill C. Malone and Judith McCulloh (eds.), Stars of Country Music: Uncle Dave Macon to Johnny Rodriguez (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1975).

Bill C. Malone, Southern Music, American Music (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1979).

Bill C. Malone, Country Music, USA (revised edition; Austin: University of Texas Press, 1985).

Bill C. Malone, Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers: Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1993).

Alan Mann, The A-Z of Buddy Holly (London: Aurum Press, 1996).

Alan Mann, Elvis and Buddy – Linked Lives (York: Music Mentor Books, 2002).

Louis J. Marchiafava, “A Feeling For Jazz: An Interview with Arnett Cobb” Houston Review, XII, No. 3 (1990).

Robert Lincoln Marquis, “The Development of the Symphony Orchestra in Texas” (M.A. thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1934).

Mary Martin, My Heart Belongs (New York: William Morrow, 1976).

Shirley Matterson, “The Past, Present, and Future of the Secondary School Applied Music Program of the State of Texas,” (M.A. thesis, Hardin-Simmons University, 1984).

Portia Maultsby, “Africanisms in African-American Music” in Africanisms in American Culture (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1990).

Barry McCloud, et. al., Definitive Country: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Country Music and its Performers (New York, NY: Putnam Berkley Pub. Group, 1995).

Mack McCormick, “Mance Lipscomb, Texas Sharecropper and Songster,” in American Folk Music Occasional (Berkeley, CA: No. 1, 1964).

Judy McCoy, Rap Music in the 1980s: A Reference Guide (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1992).

Rev. Raymond “Big Tex” McDonald, Jr., The USA Montage Treasure of Black Song Legends (Austin: The Guiding Angel Church, 1995).

Tim A. McKenzie illustrated by Elaine Atkinson, Baxter Barret Brown’s Bass Fiddle (Albany, TX: Bright Sky Press, 2004).

Tim A. McKenzie illustrated by Elaine Atkinson,, Baxter Barret Brown’s Cowboy Band (Albany, TX: Bright Sky Press, 2006).

Duncan McLean, Lone Star Swing: On The Trail of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (London, England: Jonathan Cape, 1997).

Martin McMurtrey, Mariachi Bishop: The Life Story of Patrick Flores (San Antonio: Corona Pub., 1987).

Lois Towles McNeely, “The History of Music Education at Wiley College” (M.A. thesis, State University of Iowa, 1942).

Barry McRae and Tony Middleton, Ornette Coleman (London, England: Apollo Publishing, 1988).

Frankie McWhorter as told to John R. Erickson, Cowboy Fiddler in Bob Wills’ Band (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1997).

Wilfrid Mellers, Music in a New Found Land: Themes and Developments in the History of American Music (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965).

David Lawrence Menconi, “Music, Media and the Metropolis: The Case of Austin’s Armadillo World Headquarters,” (M.A. thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1985).

Lydia Mendoza, “The Lark of the Border” published in Ethnic Recordings in America: A Neglected Heritage (Washington, DC: American Folklife Center, 1982).

Lydia Mendoza, Lydia Mendoza: A Family Autobiography (comp. by Chris Strachwitz; Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1993).

Vicente T. Mendoza, El Corrido Mexicano (Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1954).

Vicente T. Mendoza, Lirica Narrativa de Mexico: El Corrido (Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto de Investigaciones Esteticas, 1964).

Heiner Mèuckenberger, Meet Me Where They Play the Blues: Jack Teagarden Und Seine Musik (Gauting-Buchendorf: Oreos, 1986).

Bob Millard, Country Music: 70 Years of America’s Favorite Music (New York: HarperPerennial, 1993).

Bob Millard, Country Music What’s What: The Fan’s Guide to the People, Places and Things of Today’s Country Music (New York: Harper Perennial, 1995).

Jay Dunston Milner, Confessions of a Maddog: A Romp Through the High-Flying Texas Music and Literary Era of the Fifties to the Seventies (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1998).

John Stephen Minton, “Phonograph Blues: Folksong and Media in the Southern United States Before the Second World War,” (Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Austin, 1990).

Barbara Mitchell, Raggin’: A Story About Scott Joplin (Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1987).

Ruben Molina, Chicano Soul (La Puente, CA: Mictlan Publishing 2008; available from the author for $30: P.O. Box 6074, La Puente, CA 91747).

Casey Monahan (ed.), “A Bibliography of Texas Music,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly (Volume XCVIII, No. 4, April 1995).

Luigi Monge, The Language of Blind Lemon Jefferson; The Covert Theme of Blindness (Chicago: Black Music Research Journal, 2000).

Fran Moody, “From Jimmy Rodgers to Bob Wills: A Tribute to Shelly Lee Alley,” paper delivered at annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association (March 4-6, 1999).

Kevin E. Mooney, “Defining Texas Music: Lota May Spell’s Contributions,” Bulletin of the Society for American Music (26/1, Spring 2000): 1-6.

Kevin E. Mooney, “Texas Centennial 1936: Music and Identity,” (Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Austin, 1998).

Craig Morrison, Go Cat Go! Rockabilly Music and Its Makers (Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, 1997).

John Morthland, The Best of Country Music (Garden City, NJ: Doubleday Dolphin, 1984).

Wally Moyers, Thirty-Four Years of Country Music In Lubbock, Texas (unpublished manuscript, 1990).

Heiner Mückenberger, Meet Me Where They Play the Blues: Jack Teagarden und Seine Musik (Gauting-Buchendorf: Oreos 1986).

Alan Munde, Mel Bay Presents Texas Fiddle Favorites For Banjo [music] (Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications, 2000).


Scott Nance, Recycling the Blues: ZZ Top (Las Vegas, NV: Pioneer, 1991).

Peter Narvaez, Living Blues Journal: The Paradoxical Aesthetics of the Blues Revival” in Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1993).

Susie Nelson, Heart Worn Memories: A Daughter’s Personal Biography of Willie Nelson (Austin: Eakin Publications, 1987).

Willie Nelson, “A Tribute to Bob Wills,” Country Music, II, No. 12 (August, 1974).

Willie Nelson with Bud Shrake, Willie: An Autobiography (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988).

Willie Nelson, Lyrics 1957-1994 (Don Cusic, editor; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995).

Willie Nelson, The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes (New York: Random House, 2002).

Willie Nelson and Turk Pipkin, The Tao of Willie: A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart (New York: Gotham, 2006).

Willie Nelson and Mike Blakely, A Tale Out of Luck (Nashville: Center Street, 2008).

Patty Nicholas and Rita Shamblin, Eldon Shamblin The Guitar Man: His Fame – His Music – His Memorabilia (Tulsa: Rita Shamblin).

A. M. Nolan, Rock ‘n’ Roll Roadtrip: The Ultimate Guide to the Sights, the Shrines, and the Legends Across America (New York: Pharos Books, 1992).

Philip Norman, Buddy: The Biography of Buddy Holly (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996).

Philip Norman, Rave On: The Biography of Buddy Holly (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996).

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David Rothel, Gene Autry Book (Madison, NC: Empire Publishing Company, 1988).

Hubert Roussel, The Houston Symphony Orchestra, 1913-1971 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1972).

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Billy Joe Shaver with Brad Reagan, Honky Tonk Hero (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005).

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Laurie Shulman, The Meyerson Symphony Center : Building a Dream (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2000)

David R. Shumway, Rock and Roll as Cultural Practice (The South Atlantic Quarterly, 1991).

David Shutt (comp.), Journey to Tyme: A Discography & Interpretive Guide to Texas 1960s Punk/Psychedelia (Austin: David Shutt, P.O. Box 17132, Austin, TX 78760; 1984).

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Merle Simmons, The Mexican Corrido as a Source of an Interpretive Study of Modern Mexico, 1870-1950 (Bloomington, University of Indiana Press, 1957).

Helen Simons and Cathryn A. Hoyt (eds.), Hispanic Texas: A Historical Guide (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992).

Harold B. Simpson, Hood’s Texas Brigade in Poetry and Song (Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1968).

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Quinton Skinner, Casualties of Rock (New York: Pocket Books, 2001).

David Walter Sloan, “A Study of Administration and Organization of Extra-Curricular Orchestras in the State of Texas” (M.M.E. thesis, Midwestern University, 1964).

Jay D. Smith and Leonard Guttridge, Jack Teagarden: The Story of a Jazz Maverick (New York: Da Capo, 1988).

John L. Smith, Waylon Jennings: Recording History and Complete Discography, 1959-1972 (Des Moines, Iowa: John L. Smith, 1972).

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Willie Smyth, Country Music Recorded Prior to 1943: A Discography of LP Reissues (John Edwards Memorial Foundation, 1984).

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Eileen Southern, The Music of Black Americans (New York: Norton 1983).

Hugh Cullen Sparks, “Stylistic Development and Compositional Processes of Selected Solo Singer/Songwriters in Austin, Texas” (Ph.D diss., University of Texas at Austin, 1984).

Ernest B. Speck, Mody C. Boatright (Austin: Steck-Vaughn Company, 1971).

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Jon Michael Spencer, The Diminishing Rural Residue of Folklore in City and Urban Blues, Chicago 1915-1950 (Black Music Research Journal, 1991).

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Nicholas R. Spitzer, “When Death Comes Creeping: A Farewell To Mance Lipscomb,” Picking Up The Tempo, No. 15, April/May 1976.

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Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon, Golden Guitars: The Story of Country Music (New York, Four Winds Press, 1971).

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Cecelia Tichi, High Lonesome: The American Culture of Country Music (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994).

Bob Thiele as told to Bob Golden, What A Wonderful World: A Lifetime of Recordings (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).

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Geronimo Treviño III, Dance Halls and Last Calls: A History of Texas Country Music (Plano: Republic of Texas Press 2002).

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Dave Walker, American Rock ‘n Roll Tour (New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1992).

Jerry Jeff Walker, Gypsy Songman (Emeryville, CA: Woodford Press 1999).

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