Listing by Author
Listing by Title
Listing by Subject
Artists' Recordings
Guest Book
To Afrocentric Voices

In Association with AMAZON.COM

Listing by Title

Top | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-O | P-T | U-Z | Subject | Author | Home


African American Music: A Chronology 1619-1995, by Hansonia LaVerne Caldwell. Los Angeles: Ikoro Communications, 1996.

African-American Music: An Introduction, by Earl E. Stewart. New York: Schirmer Books ; London: Prentice Hall International, 1998.

African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance, 1600-1920: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature, Collections, and Artworks, by Eileen Southern and Josephine Wright, comps. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Afro-American Folk Songs: A Study in Racial and National Music, by Henry Edward Krehbiel. New York: G. Schirmer, 1914.

The Afro-American in Music and Art, by Lindsay Patterson, ed. International Library of Afro-American Life and History, v. 6. Cornwells Heights, Pa.: Publishers Agency, 1978.

Afro-American Vocal Music: A Select Guide to Fifteen Composers, by Frank Perry. Berrien Spring, MI, Vande Vere, 1991.

American Art Song and American Poetry, by Ruth C. Friedberg. Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, 1987. (Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3)

American Music Recordings: Discography of 20th Century U.S. Composers, by Carol J. Oja. Brooklyn, NY: Institute for Studies in American Music, Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1982.

And So I Sing: African-American Divas of Opera and Concert, by Rosalyn M. Story. New York: Warner Books, Inc., 1990.

Bibliography of Black Music, by Dominique-René de Lerma. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981-84. (Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4)

Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians, by Eileen Southern. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1982.

Biographical Dictionary of Black Musicians and Music Educators, by Lemuel Berry. Educational Book Publishers, 1978.

Biographies of Black Composers and Songwriters: A Supplementary Textbook, by Ellistine Perkins Holly. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1990.

Black American Music: Past and Present, by Hildred Roach. 2nd ed. Malabar, Fla.: Krieger Publishing, 1992.

Black Music and Musicians in the New Grove Dictionary of American Music and the New Harvard Dictionary of Music, by Dominique-René de Lerma and Marsha J. Reisser. CBMR Monographs, no. 1. Chicago: Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, 1989.*

Black Music in America: A Bibliography, by JoAnn Skowronski. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981.

Black Music in America: A History through Its People, by James Haskins. New York: T.Y. Crowell, 1987.

Black Music in Ebony: An Annotated Guide to the Articles on Music in Ebony Magazine, 1945-1985, by Kimberly R. Vann. CBMR Monographs, no. 2. Chicago: Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, 1990.*

Black Music in the Harlem Renaissance: a Collection of Essays, by Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., ed. Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, No. 128. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Black Music in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Reference and Research Materials, by Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., ed. Millwood, N.Y.: The Scarecrow Press, 1987.

Black Musicians of America, by Richard X. Donovan. Portland, Ore.: National Book, 1991.

Black Song: The Forge and the Flame, by John Lovell, Jr. New York: Paragon House Publishers, 1972. (Alternate)

Black Women Composers: A Genesis, by Mildred Denby Green. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1983.

Blacks in Classical Music: A Bibliographical Guide to Composers, Performers and Ensembles, by John Gray, comp. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Blacks in Classical Music: A Personal History, by Raoul Abdul. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1978.

Blacks in Opera: An Encyclopedia of People and Companies, 1873-1993, by Eric Ledell Smith. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1994.

Top | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-O | P-T | U-Z | Subject | Author | Home


A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans, by Bernard L. Peterson. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Composers in America: Biographical Sketches of Living Composers with a Record of Their Works, 1912-1937, by Claire Reis. New York: Macmillan, 1938.

Dictionary of American Negro Biography, by Rayford W. Logan and Michael R. Winston, eds. New York: Macmillan, 1972.

Dictionary of Afro-American Performers: 78 RPM and Cylinder Recordings of Opera, Choral Music and Songs, c. 1900-1949, by Patricia Turner. New York: Garland Publishing, 1990.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, by Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, Cornel West, eds. New York: Macmillan Library Reference, 1996.

Encyclopedia of Black America, by W. Augustus Low and Virgil A. Clift. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981.

Facts on File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America: Music, by Darlene Clark Hine and Kathleen Thompson, eds. Vol. 5. New York: Facts on File, 1997.

Feel the Spirit: Studies in Nineteenth-Century Afro-American Music, by George R. Keck and Sherrill V. Martin, ed. Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, No. 119. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Fifteen Black American Composers: A Bibliography of Their Works, by Alice Tischler. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1981.

Top | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-O | P-T | U-Z | Subject | Author | Home


Great Negroes Past and Present, by Russell L. Adams. 3rd ed., rev. Chicago: Afro-American Publishing, 1994.

Hard Trials: The Life and Music of Harry T. Burleigh, by Anne K[ey] Simpson. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1990.

Herstory : Women Who Changed the World, by Ruth Ashby and Deborah Gore Ohrn. New York : Viking, 1995.

In one lifetime, by Verna Arvey. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1984.

An Index to African-American Spirituals for the Solo Voice, by Kathleen A. Abromeit. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999.

International Library of Negro Life and History: Historical Negro Biographies, by Wilhelmina S. Robinson. International Library of Afro-American Life and History, v. 5. New York: Publishers Co., 1967.

Top | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-O | P-T | U-Z | Subject | Author | Home


Marian Anderson, by Anne Tedards. Notable Black Americans of Achievement. Danbury, Conn.: Grolier, 1988. (Library Binding)

Marian Anderson, by Charles Patterson. An Impact Book. New York: Watts, 1988.

"Marian Anderson," by Norah Smaridge. Trailblazers in American Arts. New York: J. Messner, 1971.

Marian Anderson: A Great Singer, by Pat McKissack. Great African Americans Series. Hillside, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1991.

Marian Anderson: A Portrait, by Kosti Vehanen. Westport: Greenwood Pub, 1970.

Marian Anderson: A Singer's Journey, by Allan Keiler. New York: Scribner, 2000.

Marian Anderson: an Annotated Bibliography and Discography, by Janet L. Sims-Wood. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981.

Marian Anderson: Lady from Philadelphia, by Shirlee Petkin Newman. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1965.

The Music of Black Americans: A History, by Eileen Southern. 3rd ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1997. (Paperback)

Music by Black Women Composers: A Bibliography of Available Scores, by Helen Walker-Hill. CBMR Monograph, no. 5. Chicago: Center for Black Music Research, 1995.*

Music, Printed and Manuscript, in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters: An Annotated Catalog, by Rae Linda Brown. New York: Garland, 1982.

Musicology and Difference: Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship, by Ruth A. Solie, ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

My Lord, What a Morning, by Marian Anderson. University of Wisconsin Press, 1993.

The Negro Almanac: A Reference Work on the African American, by Harry A. Ploski and James Williams, comp. 5th ed. Detroit: Gale Research, 1989.

The Negro and His Music -- Negro Art Past and Present, by Alain Locke. New York: Arno Press and New York Times, 1969.

Negro Musicians and Their Music, by Maud Cuney-Hare. New York: Da Capo Press, 1974.

The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie, eds. 4v. London: Macmillan, 1986.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, by Stanley Sadie, ed. London: Macmillan Publishers, 1980. 20 v. (Paperback)

New Perspectives on Music: Essays in Honor of Eileen Southern, by Josephine Wright, with Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., ed. Warren, Mich.: Harmonie Park Press, 1992.

No Man Can Hinder Me: The Journey from Slavery to Emancipation Through Song, by Velma Maia Thomas.

The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: A Ranking Past and Present, by Deborah G. Felder. Secaucus, N.J.: Carol Pub. Group, 1996.

Top | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-O | P-T | U-Z | Subject | Author | Home


Performing Artists, by Richard Scott Rennert. Profiles of Great Black Americans. New York: Chelsea Pub., 1994. (Paperback)

The Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States, by Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners, by Carmen Bredeson. Springfield, N.J.: Enslow, 1996.

Protest & Praise: Sacred Music of Black Religion, by Jon Michael Spencer. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990.

Readings in Black American Music, by Eileen Southern, comp. 2nd ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1983.

Re-Searching Black Music, by Jon Michael Spencer. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996.

Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War, by Dena J. Epstein. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1977.

The Social Implications of Early Negro Music in the United States, by Bernard Katz, ed. New York: Arno Press, 1969.

Song Index, by Minnie E. Sears. Reprint. Hamden, Conn: Shoe String Press, 1966.

Songs in Collections: An Index, by Desiree De Charms and Paul F. Breed. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1966.

Spreadin' Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters, 1880-1930, by David A. Jasen and Gene Jones. New York: Schirmer Books, 1998.

The Spirituals and the Blues: An Interpretation, by James H. Cone. New York: Seabury Press, 1972.

Stars of the opera, 1950-1985, in photographs, by James Camner, ed. New York: Dover Publications, 1986.

This Day in African-American Music, by Ted Holland. San Francisco: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1993.

Twentieth Century Women of Achievement, by Samuel Kostman. New York : R. Rosen Press, 1976.

Top | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-O | P-T | U-Z | Subject | Author | Home


Unsung: A History of Women in American Music, by Christine Ammer. Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 2001.

Voices of Joy, Voices of Freedom: Ethel Waters, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Lena Horne, by Arnold Dobrin. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972. (Alternate)

Wade in the Water: the Wisdom of the Spirituals, by Arthur C. Jones. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1993.

What I Had Was Singing: The Story of Marian Anderson, by Jeri Ferris. Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 1994. (Paperback)

William Grant Still: a Bio-bibliography, by Judith Anne Still, Michael J. Dabrishus, and Carolyn L. Quin. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996.

William Grant Still and the Fusion of Cultures in American Music, by Judith Anne Still and Celeste Anne Headlee. 2nd ed. Master-Player Library, 1995.

Women Composers: A Checklist of Works for the Solo Voice, by Miriam Stewart-Green. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1980.

The World's Encyclopedia of Recorded Music, by Francis F. Clough and G.J. Cuming. London: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, 1952.

Top | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-O | P-T | U-Z | Subject | Author | Home

* Works published by the Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) might be more easily acquired directly from the center. Address and phone number are listed on the Afrocentric Voices Collections page.

If you would like to look for additional materials, feel free to use the search engine below. And I would appreciate it if you would let me know if you find materials related to this page's subject not already listed.

In Association with

Please submit contributions, comments, or suggestions to Randye Jones.

Updated: January 11, 2001.

LinkExchange Network

An ATC Thang