DeadLists Project Song Names

Source Material & References

The following resources have been used whilst compiling the Deadlists Project song information or are suggested as further sources of information about the songs, composers and performers mentioned therein.

Only books and web sites are included below. A third type of resource, LP/CD sleeve notes & labels, has been invaluable.

The list in in two parts. The first includes general reference and other material. The second alphabetic section includes material specific to particular performers, song writers, songs or musical genres.

Web sites come and web sites go. The web site addresses listed below existed at the time the research was underway.




American Song : The Complete Musical Theatre Companion 1877-1995
Ken Bloom,
Schirmer Books 1996 (2nd Edition)
Vol 1 (A-S):
ISBN 0028704843

Vol 2 (T-Z & Indexes):
ISBN 0028645723

Behind The Song - The Stories of 100 Great Pop and Rock Classics
Michael Heatley with Spencer Leigh
Blandford 1998
ISBN 0-7137-2651-2

Beneath the Diamond Sky - Haight-Ashbury 1965-1970
Barney Hoskyns
Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 0 7475 3327 X


Black White and Blue
Tony Russell
Studio Vista Ltd
ISBN 289.79832.92

Broadside - Songs of Our Times from the Pages of Broadside Magazine, Volume 1
Oak Publications 1964
L of C Catalogue Card # 64-66370

Encyclopedia of Hits - The 1960's
Davis McAleer
Blandford 1996
ISBN 0-7137-2609-1

Every Chart-Topper Tells A Story - The Sixties
Sharon Davis
Mainstrean Publishing 1997
ISBN 1 85158 836 1

Good Rockin' Tonight - Sun Records & The Birth Of Rock 'N' Roll
Colin Escott with Martin Hawking
Virgin Books 1992
ISBN 0 86369 573 6

Halliwell Film Guide 7th Edition,
Palladin Grafton Books,1989,
ISBN 0-586-08894-6

Last Train To Memphis - The Rise Of Elvis Presley
Peter Guralnick
Abacus 1995
ISBN 0 349 10651 7

Mystery Train,
Greil Marcus
4th Ed, Penguin Books 1991
ISBN 0 14 01.4720 9

The Oxford Dictionary Of Nursery Rhyme,
Ed. Iona & Peter Opie
Oxford University Press 1958

The Parlour Song Book - A Casquet Of Vocal Gems
Ed. Michael R Turner & Antony Miall
Michael Joseph Ltd 1972
ISBN 7181 0381 5

Popular Music : An Annotated Index Of American Popular Song
Ed. Nat Shapiro,
Adrian Press, 1965-73
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 64-23761
Vol 1. 1950-59
Vol 2. 1940-49
Vol 3. 1960-64
Vol 4. 1930-39
Vol 5. 1920-29
Vol 6. 1965-69

RED MusicMaster 7th Edition,
RED Publishing Ltd,
ISBN 1 900105 04 7

The Rockin' 50's
Arnold Shaw
Da Capo Press, 1987
ISBN 0-306-80301-1

Roots and Rhythm Guide To Rock,
Frank Scott. Al Ennis et al,
a capella books, 1993,
ISBN 1.55652.154.5

Songsters & Saints - Vocal Tradition On Race Records
Paul Oliver
Cambridge University Press 1984
ISBN 0 521 26942 3

Tracks 4th Edition,
Music Master,
ISBN 0 904520 73 0

Who Sang What In Rock'n'Roll,
Alan Warner,
Blandford, 1990,
ISBN 0-7137-2089-1

Who Wrote That Song,
Dick Jacobs and Harriet Jacobs
2nd Ed. Writers Digest Books, 1994,
ISBN 0-89879-639-3



ASCAP - ACE on the Web

BMI Music Repertory Database

Both Sides Now - Discographies

Cdnow - Internet music store

National Music Publishers Association WebPages

PDinfo - Music In The Public Domain

Yahoo Music Index


Allman Brothers Band


Hitting The Web With the ABB

Official Site

ABB Listserv Home Page


Baez, Joan


Joan Baez Official Web Site

Folk Book Index for Joan Baez

Joan Baez/Dylan Pages

Richard L. Hess's Joan Baez Web Pages


Band, The


Jan Hoiberg's WWW Page On The Band


Beach Boys


Beach Boys page with sessionography and discography

Web Page for Brian Wilson




The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopedia
Bill Harry
Virgin Books 1992
ISBN 0 86369 681 3


There are many web sites with information about the Beatles. The Yahoo or Ultimate Band List index pages are probably the best place to start.

Yahoo Beatles Index


Belafonte, Harry


Harry Belafonte Discography


Berry, Chuck


The Chuck Berry Home Page

Chuck Berry Page




Blackwell Guide To Blues Records,
Ed. Pauls Oliver
Basil Blackwell Ltd 1989,
ISBN 0-631-16516-9

Blues of the Record
Paul Oliver
The Baton Press 1984
ISBN 0 85936 153 5

Crying For The Carolines
Bruce Bastin
Studio Vista Ltd 1971
ISBN 289.70210.0

Nothing But The Blues
Lawrence Cohn et al
Abbeville Press 1993
ISBN 1-55859-271-7

The History Of The Blues - The Roots, The Music, The People From Charley Patton To Robert Cray
Francis Davis,
Secker & Warburg 1995
ISBN 0 436 20185 2


The Blue Flame Cafe

The Blue Highway




Bluegrass : An Informal Guide
Richard D Smith
a cappella books 1995
ISBN 1-55652-240-1

Bluegrass Breakdown
Robert Cantwell
De Capo Press 1992
ISBN 0-306-80495-6




Byrd's Nest

Byrdwatcher - A Field Guide to the Byrds of Los Angeles

Jonathan's Byrd's Page


Leroy Carr


Leroy Carr page


Cash, Johnny


The Official Johnny Cash Site

Dr. Mellow's Johnny Cash Page

Another Johnny Cash Site


Cotten, Elizabeth


Biographical Information - Elizabeth Cotton

Libba Cotton

Remembering Elizabeth Cotton


Country Music


The Billboard Book Of Number One Country Hits
Tom Roland
Guiness Publishing Ltd 1991
ISBN 0-85112-987-0

Blackwell Guide To Country Recordings,
Ed. Bob Allen
Basil Blackwell Ltd 1992,
ISBN 0-631-19106-2

Nick Tosches
Charles Scribner's Sons 1985
ISBN 0-684-18395-5

Country Music Recorded Prior To 1943 - A Discography Of LP Reissues
Compiled by Willie Smyth, Preface by Norm Cohen
JEMF Special Series No. 14
The John Edwards Memorial Forum

In The Country Of Country,
Nicholas Dawidoff,
Faber & Faber, 1997,
ISBN 0-571-19174-6


Cowpie songs

Great American Country Home Page

Roughstock's History Of Country Music


Creedence Clearwater Revival


The Dutch CCR Tribute Page


Crosby, Stills & Nash


CSN Website


Crowell, Rodney


The Rodney Crowell Web Site


Davis, Miles


Miles Davis - A Critical Biography,
Ian Carr,
Quartet Books,
ISBN 0-7043-2273-0


Diddley, Bo


Bo Diddley : Living Legend,
George White
Castle Communication
ISBN 1 86074 130 4

The Complete Bo Diddley Sessions
George R White
George R White Publications 1993
ISBN 0 9519888 0 8


BO DIDDLEY - The Originator


Dixon, Willie


I Am The Blue : The Willie Dixon Story,
Willie Dixon with Don Snowden,
Quartet Books,
ISBN 0 7043 2707 4




Donovan - Open Road


Dylan, Bob


Bob Dylan
Anthony Scaduto
Helter Skelter Publishing 1996
ISBN 1-900924-00-5

Dylan Behind Closed Doors, The Recording Sessions 1960-1994,
Clinton Heylin
Penguin Books 1996,
ISBN 0-14-025749-7

Invisible Republic - Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes,
Greil Marcus,
Picador, London, 1997,
ISBN 0 330 33623


As with the Beatles there are many web sites with information about the Bob Dylan. The Yahoo or Ultimate Band List index pages are probably the best place to start.

Yahoo Dylan Index

Roots, Routes and Ramblings


Everly Brothers


Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back
Roger White
Plexus Publishing Ltd 1984
ISBN 0-85965-099-5


Peter Aarts Everly Brothers Page

The Everly Brothers International Home Page


Funiculi Funicula / Luigi Denza


Virtual Museum of Neapolitan Song (song lyrics)

PlanetItaly : Culture- Song - Neapolitan


Gaye, Marvin


Divided Soul : The Life Of Marvin Gaye
David Ritz,
Omnibus Press 1991,
ISBN 0.7119.4895.X


What's Going On

Tribute To Marvin Gay


Grateful Dead


Box Of Rain : Lyrics 1965-1993,
Robert Hunter
Penguin Books 1993,
ISBN 0 14 01.3451 4

DeadBase IX, The Complete Guide To Grateful Dead Song Lists,
Scott, JW, Dolgushkin, M and Nixon, S,
DeadBase 1995
ISBN 1-877657-18-2

The Editors of Rolling Stone
Little, Brown and Company 1995
ISBN 0-316-87963-0

Goin' Down The Road : A Grateful Dead Travelling Companion,
Blair Jackson,
Harmony Books 1992
ISBN 0-517-58337-2

The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads - An Annotated Bibliography
David G Dodd and Robert G Weiner
Greenwood Press
ISBN 0-313-30141-7


Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

Grateful Dead Song And Lyric Finder

Roots of The Grateful Dead


Guthrie, Woody


Woody Guthrie, A Life
Joe Klein,
Ballantine Books 1982


The Woody Guthrie Pages


Haggard, Merle


Country Music's Living Legend...Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard Official WebSite


Hawkins, Dale


Dale Hawkins Page


Holly, Buddy


Rembering Buddy,
John Goldrosen and John Beecher
Omnibus Press, 1987,
ISBN 0.7119.5702.9


The (Completely) Unauthorized Buddy Holly Discography

Rave On - Unofficial Buddy Holly Page


Hopkins, Lightnin'


Lightnin' Hopkins entry at Blue Flame Cafe


Jefferson Airplane


Jefferson Airplane Home Page


Johnson, Robert


Searching for Robert Johnson
Peter Guralnick
Secker & Warburg, 1990
ISBN 0436199998


Blue Flame Cafe entry

The Robert Johnson Notebooks

Robert Johnson RealAudio


Jones, George


The Official George Jones Country Home Page


King, B. B.


The King Of The Blues Home Page


Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter)


The Leadbelly Web


Leiber/Stoller - Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller


The Legacy of Leiber and Stoller


Little Richard


Little Richard News


Loretta Lynn


The Loretta Lynn Page


Louie Louie


The Louie Louie Page

The Louie Report


Monroe, Bill


Bluegrass 1950-1955 Bill Monroe
Charles K Wolfe & Neil V Rosenberg
Bear Family Publications 1989


Morrison, Van


Van Morrison : Too Late To Stop Now,
Steve Turner
Viking Penguin 1993
ISBN 0-670-85147-7


Van Morrison Home Page


New Orleans/Neville Brothers & Related Sites


New Orleans Music News / Louisiana Music Archive

The Unofficial Neville Brothers WebPage

Neville Web: The Official Neville Brothers Home Page - A Subterranean Guide To New Orleans Music


Owens, Buck


Buck Owens Unofficial Home \Page


Quicksilver Messenger Service/John Cippolina


Shady Grove - Quicksilver Messenger Service

John Cippolina


Reed, Jimmy


Jimmy Reed Blue Flame Cafe entry


Robbins, Marty


Kristy's Marty Robbins Page (with excellent discography)

Unofficial Marty Robbins Page


Rodgers, Jimmie


Jimmie Rodgers
Nolan Porterfield
University Of Illinois Press 1992
ISBN 0-252-06268-X


Simon, Paul


The Unofficial Paul Simon Web Site

Simon & Garfunkel Page


Soul Music


Blackwell Guide To Soul Recordings,
Ed. Robert Pruter
Basil Blackwell Ltd 1993,
ISBN 0-631-18595-X


Traditional/Folk/Old Time Music


American Ballads & Folk Songs
John A Lomax & Alan Lomax
Dover Publications 1994
(Orig. published 1934)
ISBN 0-486-28276-7

American Folk Tales & Songs
Compiled by Robert Chase
Dover Publications Inc 1971
ISBN 0-486-22692-1

Ancient & Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads &c
Collected by David Herd 1776
Scottish Academic Press 1972
ISBN 0 7011 1970 5

A Bibliography of North American Folklore and Folksong
Charles Hayward, Constable & Co., 1961
Vol 1
ISBN 0-486-20797-8
Vol 2
ISBN 0-486-20798-6

Carry It On
Pete Seeger & Bob Reisner
Blandford Press 1986
ISBN 0 7137 1854 4

English Folk Songs From The Southern Appalachians Collected by Cecil Sharp,
Ed. Maud Karpelis
Oxford University Press 1966

English Folk Songs, Selected Edition
Cecil J. Sharp
Novello And Company Ltd 1959

Folk Music in Britain, Ireland and the USA
Clive D. Griffin
Dryad Press Ltd, London
ISBN 0 8521 9795 0

Folk Songs Collected by Ralph Vaughn Williams
Ed. Roy Palmer
JM Dent 1983
ISBN 0 460 04558 X

Gennett Records of Old Time Tunes - A Catalog Reprint
The John Edwards Memorial Foundation at the Folklore & Mythology Center
University of California, Los Angeles, 197?

Old Time String Band Songbook,
Eds. Mike Seeger, John Cohen, Holly Wood Stephenson,
Oak Publications 1976
ISBN 0-8256-0179-7

(Originally published as The New Lost City Ramblers Songbook1964)

Ozark Folksongs
Vance Randolph
Edited & Abridged by Norm Cohen
University Of Illinois Press 1982
ISBN 0-252-00952-5

Southern Mountain Folksongs
Compiled & edited by W. K. McNeil
August House Publishers Ltd 1993
ISBN 0-87483-285-3

The Traditional Tunes Of The Child Ballads, Vol II
Bertrand Harris Bronson
Princeton University Press, 1962
LC Card 57-5468

Travellers' Songs From England & Scotland
Ewan McColl & Peggy Seeger
Routledge & Keegan Paul 1977
ISBN 0-7100-8436-6


The Digital Traditions Folksong Database

Folk Music : An Index To Recorded Resources
Milton S. Eisenhower Library

Folkbook - An Online Acoustic Music Establishment

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Traditional Ballad Index
Robert B. Waltz & David G. Engle


Traffic / Spencer Davis Group / Steve Winwood


Winwood : Keep On Running, The Steve Winwood Story,
Chris Welch with Steve Winwood,
Omnibus Press 1989,
ISBN 0.7119.1468.0


Spencer Davis Group Page


TV Themes


Unofficial Addams Family WebSite

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

The Fifth Dimesion (The Twilight Zone Home Page)


Waters, Muddy


Muddy Waters Blue Flame Cafe entry


Watson, Doc


Ballads From Deep Gap

Doc Watson On The Web

Doc Watson - American Folk Muisc Legend

MerleFest Home Page


Williams, Hank


Hank Williams - The Biography
Colin Escott, with George Merritt and William MacEwan
Little, Brown & Company 1994
ISBN 0-316-24986


Hank Williams Sr Page


Williamson, Sonny Boy (I)


Blues Web - Sonny Boy Williamson I

John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson


Williamson, Sonny Boy (II) (aka Rice Miller)


Sonny Boy Williamson II Page


Wolf, Howlin'


Bull Cow Moanin' At Midnight - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf Blue Flame Cafe entry

Howlin' Wolf page with sessionography and discography


Zevon, Warren


Warren Zevon Page


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