Appalachian Women and Traditional Music
Articles A - D
Women of Old-Time, Bluegrass,
Abrahams, Roger D. "Creativity, Individuality, and the Traditional Singer."
Studies in the Literary Imagination
3.1, April 1970: 5-34.
"Aunt Molly Jackson Memorial Issue." Kentucky Folklore Record 7
Ansley, Fran, and Sue Thrasher. "The Ballad of Barney Graham."
Contains biography of this controversial folksinger's life.
Southern Exposure 4, no. 1 & 2 (1976):137-42.
Baker, Edna Ritchie. "Memories of Musical Moments." Appalachian Heritage
Interview with the woman who wrote this ballad.
Discusses her father (subject of the ballad), mining, etc.
Bleeden, Joe. "The Pickard Family" Western and Country Music, January
Discusses the role music played in the Ritchie family. Some texts are used.
Blosser, John. "Conversations with Jean Ritchie." Appalachian News
vol. 1, no. 3 (March 1974)
Brewer, Mary T. "A Golden Memory." Mountain Life and Work
Taken from an interview and concert in West Virginia.
40/2 (1964): 21-25.
Burrison, John. "Biography of a Folksinger: Jean Ritchie." Folkways
(January 1963): 4-28.
Chambers, Virginia. "Hindman Settlement School." Journal of Research
Biography of Ritchie, includes some songs.
Education 21 (Summer 1973): 135-144.
Daniel, Wayne W. "Cousin Emmy." Bluegrass Unlimited, October 1985.
Article concerning the role of music at the HSS in Knott County, Kentucky.
Daniel, Wayne W. "Joy King: She Loves to Yodel and Repair Fiddles." Devil's
Bio on the career of pioneer performer on the Grand Ole Opry
Box 24 (Fall 1990): 41-45.
Daniel, Wayne M. "Wilma Lee Cooper." Bluegrass Unlimited (February
Davis, Chandler. "Bluegrass Family-Family Bluegrass." Bluegrass Unlimited
Article about Wilma Lee Cooper, important female presence in country music.
Born in West Virginia, she became a favorite on the Grand Ol Opry.
no.4 (October 1972): 5-8.
de Mine, Brooks. 74 Southern Exposure 2 (Spring/Summer 74): 52-55.
A bio of the McLain Family of Berea, Kentucky. Two of the band members
Devan, Brett F. The New Coon Creek Girls. Bluegrass Unlimited 23
Article on Aunt Molly Jackson.
(November 1988): 8-14.
Devan, Brett F. "Evelyn 'Daisy' Lange Perry: An Original Member of the
Cover article on the new Coon Creek Girls.
Includes some information on Lily May Ledford.
Creek Girls." Bluegrass Unlimited 24 (December
Women of Old-Time Country, and Country
Atkins, John. "Molly O'Day: One of Country's Greatest Female Voices."
Country Music People, March 1977.
Averill, Patricia. "Esoteric-Exoteric Expectations..." Journal of
Country Music 4
(Summer 1973): 34-38.
Bane, Michael. "Twenty Questions with Dolly Parton." Country Music,
May/June 1993, 48-49
Berman, Connie. "Dolly Parton Scrapbook." Good Housekeeping 188,
February 1979: 140-43,203-09.
Biggar, George C. " The Early Days of WLS and the National Barn Dance."
Time Music 1
Discusses her humble origins in Sevierville in Eastern Tennessee, and her
(Summer 1971): 11-13.
Brown, Rick, and Sue Thrasher. "Loretta Lynn." Southern Exposure
Spring/Summer 1974: 20,22.
Bufwack, Mary A. "Country Music is Women's Business." Tennessee's Business.
Article about her childhood in Butcher Holler, her music, etc.
no. 2 (1995): 21-24.
Bufwack, Mary. "The Feminist Sensibility in Post-War Country Music."
The Southern Quarterly, vol.22, no. 3, Spring
Bufwack, Mary. "Girls With Guitars." South Atlantic Quarterly.
Vol. 9 (Winter 1995): 173-216.
Bufwack, Mary. "Healers and Heartbreakers: Men and Women in Country
Journal of Pop Culture. Vol. 20 (Winter 1986):
Carter, Maybelle. "Maybelle Carter: Woman Behind the Clan.' Music
Carter, Maybelle. "The Show Goes On for Mother Maybelle." Music City
Chase, Chris. "The Country Girl." New York Times Magazine, May
9, 1976, pp.17,60,71-73
Clark, Roy P. "It Wasn't God..." Theology Today 32 (January 1976):
Coltman, Robert. "'Sweethearts of the Hills': Women in Early Country
JEMF Quarterly 14 (1978): 161-180.
Cooper, Wilma L. "Pure Country." Southern Exposure (Summer/Fall
This articles takes a look at early female acts in country music. The Original
Coon Creek Girls, etc.
Cooper, Wilma Lee. "You Can't Talk About Women in Country Music..."
Interview by Alice Gerrard. Sing Out! 26,
no.2 1977: 2-7.
Cornett, Rick. "Loretta Lynn Sings Her Mind and Beats the Odds: Female
Interview with Cooper, discusses the women in her family.
Longer a Stranger to Country Music Charts." Record
Collector's Monthly, no.23,
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