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    - Indexes of Books by David Dicaire #1 (Folk & Blues):
    Index for "The Early Years of Folk Music"
    Index for "The Folk Music Revival, 1958-1970"
    Index for "Blues Singers"
    Index for "More Blues Singers"

(last updated .05-02-2017)

      This page is an Alphabetical Index of every recording artist profiled in each of the following books by David Dicaire. Click on the "Table of Contents" link of each book for the order in which all artists appear in each book.

      Note: I am a private collector indexing books I own, and not a Library. I cannot respond to questions about information in these books, nor supply photocopies of copyrighted entries in them.
      Other Book Indexes on this site

#yq - "The Early Years of Folk Music: Fifty Founders of the Tradition" {A}
#yr - "The Folk Music Revival, 1958-1970: Biographies of Fifty Performers and Other Influential People" {A}
#ys - "Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Legendary Artists of the Early 20th Century" {A}
#yt - "More Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Artists from the Later 20th Century" {A}
Other Books by David Dicaire #2 (Jazz & Country)

[yyyy] = death dates for musicians who passed away after this book was published

#yq - Dicaire, David.   {A} - cover scans
      "The Early Years of Folk Music: Fifty Founders of the Tradition"
      Jefferson, NC / London, U.K.: McFarland & Company, Inc.
      2010, 242 p., ISBN: 0-7864-4431-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-4431-1, LC: 2010-002491, UPC: 9-780786-444311
      McFarland & Company / Table of Contents

    Introduction, p. 1-6
    Part One. Historical Figures, p. 7-36
    Part Two. American Pioneers, p. 37-84
    Part Three. Political Connections, p. 85-138
    Part Four. Folk Around the World, p. 139-183
    Part Five. The Pre-Folk Boom Era, p. 185-227
    Bibliography, p. 229-232
    Index, p. 233-242

    A  

  1. Moses Asch (1905-1986) - Folkways Founder, p. 190-197
  2. Clarence Ashley (1895-1967) - The Blue Ridge Entertainer, p. 71-74
  3. Targjei Augundsson (1801-1872) - Father of Norwegian Folk, p. 25-27
    B  
  4. Bela Bartok (1881-1945) - The Hungarian Ethnomusicologist, p. 141-145
  5. Dock Boggs (1898-1971) - Primeval Hillbilly Folk, p. 75-78
  6. Oscar Brand (1920-[2016]) - The Can-Am Folklorist, p. 215-219
  7. Edward Bunting (1773-1843) - The Transcriber, p. 22-25
    C  
  8. Francis J. Child (1825-1896) - The Collector, p. 31-33
  9. Elizabeth Cotten (1893-1987) - The Fingerpicker, p. 67-71
    D  
  10. Thomas D'Urfey (1653-1723) - English Folk Comic, p. 9-12
  11. Richard Dyer-Bennet (1913-1991) - Renaissance Man, p. 199-203
    E  
  12. Hamza El Din (1929-2006) - Nubian Folk Master, p. 174-180
    F  
  13. Helen Flanders (1890-1972) - The Vermont Songcatcher, p. 59-63
  14. Stephen Foster (1826-1864) - Father of American Folk Music, p. 39-44
  15. Edith Fowke (1913-1996) - Canadian Folklorist, p. 158-161
    G  
  16. Joe Glazer (1918-2006) - Labor's Troubadour, p. 123-125
  17. Luiz Gonzaga (1912-1989) - Forro Folk, p. 153-157
  18. Niel Gow (1727-1807) - Scottish Fiddle Dance Master, p. 19-22
  19. Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) - Bound for Glory, p. 99-109
    H  
  20. Lee Hays (1914-1981) - Lonesome Traveler, p. 109-112
  21. Fred Hellerman (1927-[2016]) - The Little Cowboy, p. 133-138
  22. Joe Hill (1879-1915) - The Initiator, p. 87-90
  23. Cisco Houston (1918-1961) - The Pure Voice, p. 119-122
    I  
  24. Burl Ives (1909-1995) - The Wayfarin' Stranger, p. 90-96
    J  
  25. Aunt Molly Jackson (1880-1960) - Pistol Packing Mama, p. 55-59
    K  
  26. Buell Kazee (1900-1976) - Lonesome Balladeer, p. 78-81
  27. Udi Hrant Kenkulian (1901-1978) - The Oud Master, p. 146-149
    L  
  28. A.L. Lloyd (1908-1982) - Father of English Folk, p. 194-199
  29. Alan Lomax (1915-2002) - Folksong Revivalist, p. 203-209
  30. John A. Lomax (1867-1948) - The Ballad Hunter, p. 44-48
  31. Bascom Lamar Lunsford (1882-1973) - Minstrel of the Appalachians, p. 48-51
    M  
  32. Ewan MacColl (1915-1989) - English Folk Revivalist, p. 209-214
  33. Buddy MacMaster (1924-[2014]) - Dean of Cape Breton Fiddlers, p. 171-174
    N  
  34. John Jacob Niles (1892-1980) - Dean of American Balladeers, p. 64-67
    O  
  35. Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) - The Gaelic Harpist, p. 12-15
  36. Denis O'Hampsey (1695-1807) - Harp Magic, p. 15-18
  37. Severino Dias De Oliveira (1930-2006) - Sivuca, p. 180-183
    R  
  38. Jean Ritchie (1922-[2015]) - Mother of Folk, p. 220-224
  39. Earl Robinson (1910-1991) - Ballad for Americans, p. 96-99
  40. Amalia Rodrigues (1920-1999) - Voice of Portugal, p. 165-170
    S  
  41. Charles Seeger (1886-1979) - American Musicologist, p. 52-55
  42. Pete Seeger (1919-[2014]) - Twentieth Century Folk Man, p. 126-132
  43. Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953) - Folk Music Matriarch, p. 81-84
  44. Cecil Sharp (1859-1924) - Folklore Revivalist, p. 33-36
  45. Harry Smith (1923-1991) - The Anthologist, p. 224-227
  46. Hobart Smith (1897-1965) - Blue Ridge Legacy, p. 187-189
    T  
  47. Vassilis Tsitsanis (1915-1984) - Urban Greek Folkie, p. 161-165
    V  
  48. Ostap Veresai (1803-1899) - Ukrainian Minstrel, p. 28-31
    W  
  49. Josh White (1914-1969) - Folk-Blues Protest, p. 112-118
    Y  
  50. Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908-1992) - Modern Argentine Folk King, p. 149-153

#yr - Dicaire, David.   {A} - cover scans
      "The Folk Music Revival, 1958-1970: Biographies of Fifty Performers and Other Influential People"
      Jefferson, NC / London, U.K.: McFarland & Company, Inc.
      2011, 314 p., ISBN: 0-7864-6352-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-6352-7, LC: 2011-034607, UPC: 9-780786-463527
      McFarland & Company / Table of Contents

    Introduction, p. 1-6
    Part One. The Revivalists: Behind the Scenes, p. 7-36
    Part Two. The Revivalists: The Performers, p. 37-106
    Part Three. The Political Folk, p. 107-174
    Part Four. Groups and Duos, p. 175-240
    Part Five. Other Performers, p. 241-298
    Bibliography, p. 299-301
    Index, p. 303-314

    A  

  1. Eric Andersen (1943-) - Blue River, p. 102-106
    B  
  2. Joan Baez (1941-) - Determined, p. 144-151
  3. Harry Belafonte (1927-) - Caribbean Folk, p. 48-54
  4. The Byrds (1964-1973) - Folk Rock Fusion, p. 230-236
    C  
  5. Martin Carthy (1941-) - Father of the English Folk Revival, p. 262-269
  6. The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem (1956-2007) - Irish Hearts, p. 184-192
  7. Judy Collins (1939-) - A Golden Voice, p. 84-89
    D  
  8. Erik Darling (1933-2008) - Walk Right In, p. 39-43
  9. Donovan Leitch (1946-) - Sunshine Superman, p. 292-298
  10. Bob Dylan (1941-) - Folk Troubadour, p. 151-162
    E  
  11. Ramblin' Jack Elliott (1931-) - Hard Travelin', p. 58-62
    F  
  12. Gordon Friesen (1909-1996) and Agnes "Sis" Cunningham (1909-2004) - "Broadside" Magazine, p. 9-12
    G  
  13. Bob Gibson (1931-1996) - 12-String Songs, p. 54-58
  14. Kenneth Goldstein (1927-1995) - The Scholarly Folkie, p. 23-27
  15. Arlo Guthrie (1947-) - Family Link, p. 169-174
    H  
  16. Frank Hamilton (1934-) - The Teacher, p. 31-36
  17. Tim Hardin (1941-1980) - Bird on a Wire, p. 99-102
  18. Richie Havens (1941-) - Mixed Bag, p. 89-95
  19. Carolyn Hester (1937-) - Texas Songbird, p. 132-137
    J  
  20. Bert Jansch (1943-) - English Finger Picker, p. 270-277
    K  
  21. The Kingston Trio (1956-1967) - Trendsetters, p. 177-184
  22. John "Spider" Koerner (1938-) - Spider Web, p. 78-83
    L  
  23. Harold Leventhal (1919-2005) - The Star Maker, p. 13-16
  24. Gordon Lightfoot (1938-) - Canadian Troubadour, p. 249-256
  25. The Limeliters (1959-1965, 1973-2010) - Successful Formula, p. 209-214
  26. The Lovin' Spoonful (1965-1968) - Good- Time Folk, p. 236-240
    M  
  27. Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) - Empress of African Song, p. 243-249
  28. Country Joe McDonald (1942-) - Fixin' to Die, p. 162-168
  29. Ralph McTell (1944-) - Streets of London, p. 284-292
  30. Chad Mitchell Trio (1958-1967) - Missed Opportunities, p. 192-197
  31. Joni Mitchell (1943-) - Canadian Prairie Folk, p. 277-284
    N  
  32. Fred Neil (1936-2001) - Cult Success, p. 67-71
  33. New Lost City Ramblers (1958-1975) - Old- Time Reintroduction, p. 197-204
    O  
  34. Phil Ochs (1940-1976) - The Singing Journalist, p. 137-144
  35. Odetta Holmes (1930-2008) - Voice of the Civil Rights Movement, p. 108-114
  36. Milton Okun (1923-[2016]) - The Studio Chameleon, p. 16-20
    P  
  37. Tom Paxton (1937-) - Ramblin' Boy, p. 125-132
  38. Peter, Paul and Mary (1961-1970) - Deep Roots, p. 214-220
  39. Utah Phillips (1935-2008) - The Golden Voice of the Great Southwest, p. 115-120
    R  
  40. Ralph Rinzler (1934-1994) - Background Man, p. 27-31
  41. Tom Rush (1941-) - The Circle Game, p. 95-99
    S  
  42. Buffy Sainte-Marie (1941-) - Canadian Native Folk, p. 256-261
  43. Peggy Seeger (1935-) - Manchester Angel, p. 120-124
  44. Irwin Silber (1925-2010) - The Broker, p. 20-23
  45. Simon and Garfunkel (1964-1970) - The Sounds of Silence, p. 221-230
    T  
  46. Ian and Sylvia Tyson (1959-1975) - Canadian Folk Duo, p. 204-209
    V  
  47. Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) - The Mayor of MacDougal Street, p. 72-78
  48. Eric Von Schmidt (1931-2007) - Cambridge Folk, p. 63-67
    W  
  49. Doc Watson (1923-[2012]) - Deep Gap Folkie, p. 43-48

#ys - Dicaire, David.   {A} - cover scans
      "Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Legendary Artists of the Early 20th Century"
      Jefferson, NC / London, U.K.: McFarland & Company, Inc.
      1999, 292 p., ISBN: 0-7864-0606-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-0606-7, LC: 99-16594, UPC: 9-780786-406067
      McFarland & Company / Table of Contents

    Introduction, p. 1-4
    Part One: The Mississippi Delta Bluesmen, p. 5-61
    Part Two: The Chicago Blues School, p. 63-137
    Part Three: The Texas Blues Tradition, p. 139-183
    Part Four: Women of the Blues, p. 185-224
    Part Five: Blues Outside the Delta, p. 225-273
    Appendix: Recordings by Three or More Blues Singers, p. 275-278
    Selected Bibliography, p. 279-283
    Index, p. 285-292

    B  

  1. Big Bill Broonzy (1893-1958) - Key to the Highway, p. 64-69
  2. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (1924-[2005]) - Gatemouth's Blues, p. 164-169
    C  
  3. Albert Collins (1932-1993) - The Iceman Cometh, p. 169-173
  4. Johnny Copeland (1937-1997) - The Fire Maker, p. 178-183
  5. Ida Cox (1896-1967) - Raisin' Cain, p. 196-201
    D  
  6. Willie Dixon (1915-1992) - The Background Man, p. 87-92
    F  
  7. Blind Boy Fuller (1907-1941) - Rattlesnakin' Daddy Blues, p. 246-251
    G  
  8. Buddy Guy (1936-) - The First Time I Met the Blues, p. 128-133
    H  
  9. John Lee Hooker (1917-[2001]) - Boogie Child, p. 41-47
  10. Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins (1912-1985) - Lightnin' Strikes, p. 158-164
  11. Eddie "Son" House (1902-1988) - Preachin' the Blues, p. 10-16
  12. Howlin' Wolf (1910-1976) - Growlin' the Blues, p. 92-98
    J  
  13. Elmore James (1918-1963) - The Broomduster, p. 99-103
  14. Etta James (1938-[2012]) - The Messenger's Voice, p. 219-224
  15. Skip James (1903-1969) - I'm so Glad, p. 16-20
  16. Blind Lemon Jefferson (1897-1929) - The Blues Comet, p. 140-146
  17. Lonnie Johnson (1894-1970) - Mr. Johnson's Blues, p. 226-231
  18. Pete Johnson (1904-1967) - A Boogie-Woogie King, p. 236-241
  19. Robert Johnson (1911-1938) - At the Crossroads, p. 25-31
    K  
  20. Albert King (1923-1992) - Born Under a Blues Sign, p. 47-52
  21. B. B. King (1925-[2015]) - The Little Blues Boy, p. 52-61
  22. Freddie King (1935-1976) - A Link in the Chain, p. 174-178
    L  
  23. Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter (1889-1949) - 'Lectric Chair Blues, p. 147-152
  24. Little Walter (1930-1968) - The Mississippi Saxophone, p. 114-118
  25. Robert Jr. Lockwood (1915-[2006]) - The Master's Apprentice, p. 32-36
    M  
  26. Magic Sam (1937-1969) - West Side Blues, p. 133-137
  27. John Mayall (1934-) - The Blues Professor, p. 267-273
  28. Blind Willie McTell (1901-1959) - Dean of Atlanta Blues, p. 232-236
  29. Muddy Waters (1915-1983) - Catfish Blues, p. 79-86
    P  
  30. Charley Patton (1891-1934) - Pony Blues, p. 6-10
  31. Professor Longhair (1918-1980) - New Orleans House Party, p. 262-267
    R  
  32. Ma Rainey (1886-1939) - Mother of the Blues, p. 186-190
  33. Jimmy Reed (1925-1976) - The Sweet Blues, p. 109-114
  34. Otis Rush (1934-) - Double Trouble Blues, p. 123-127
    S  
  35. Johnny Shines (1915-1992) - A Traveling Companion, p. 36-41
  36. Bessie Smith (1894-1939) - Empress of the Blues, p. 191-196
  37. Otis Spann (1930-1970) - A Blues Story, p. 119-123
  38. Victoria Spivey (1906-1976) - Moanin' the Blues, p. 205-209
  39. Roosevelt Sykes (1906-1984) - The Honeydripper Blues, p. 241-246
    T  
  40. Tampa Red (1904-1981) - The Guitar Wizard, p. 69-74
  41. Koko Taylor (1935-[2009]) - I Got What It Takes, p. 215-219
  42. Sonny Terry (1911-1986) and Brownie McGhee (1915-1996) - East Coast Blues Duo, p. 256-262
  43. Willie Mae Thornton (1926-1984) - Hound Dog Blues, p. 210-214
  44. Big Joe Turner (1911-1985) - Shoutin' the Blues, p. 251-256
    W  
  45. Sippie Wallace (1898-1986) - Special Delivery Blues, p. 201-205
  46. Aaron T-Bone Walker (1910-1975) - Stormy Monday Blues, p. 152-158
  47. Big Joe Williams (1903-1982) - Poor Joe's Blues, p. 20-25
  48. John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson (1914-1948) - The Bluebird Blues, p. 74-78
  49. Sonny Boy Williamson II (1910-1965) - One Way Out Blues, p. 104-109

#yt - Dicaire, David.   {A} - cover scans
      "More Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Artists from the Later 20th Century"
      Jefferson, NC / London, U.K.: McFarland & Company, Inc.
      2002, 288 p., ISBN: 0-7864-1035-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-1035-4, LC: 2001-044839, UPC: 9-780786-410354
      McFarland & Company / Table of Contents (courtesy: Rutgers University Library

    Introduction, p. 1-5
    Part One. Modern Acoustic Blues, p. 7-47
    Part Two. Contemporary Chicago Blues, p. 49-86
    Part Three. Modern American Electric Blues, p. 87-156
    Part Four. Contemporary Blues Women, p. 157-198
    Part Five. Blues Around the World, p. 199-258
    Appendix A: Recordings by Three or More Blues Singers, p. 259-261
    Appendix B: Blues Societies and Foundations, p. 262-274
    Bibliography, p. 275-278
    Index, p. 279-288

          Note: "(yyyy-)" dates are not included in the book's TOC, so I added them from the book's text and my other resources.
    B  

  1. Marcia Ball (1949-) - Hot Tamale Baby, p. 174-178
  2. Lou Ann Barton (1954-) - Texas Roadhouse Queen, p. 185-189
  3. Lurrie Bell (1958-) - Living Chicago Blues, p. 75-78
  4. Rory Block (1949-) - High-Heeled Blues, p. 167-173
  5. Mike Bloomfield (1943-1981) - Blues All Around, p. 61-66
  6. Billy Branch (1951-) - Harp Attack, p. 71-74
  7. Paul Butterfield (1942-1987) - Hot Buttered Blues, p. 56-61
    C  
  8. Eric Clapton (1945-) - Stones in My Pathway, p. 201-208
  9. William Clarke (1951-) - Electric Harp Blues, p. 116-121
  10. Joanna Connor (1962-) - Big Girl Blues, p. 190-194
  11. Robert Cray (1953-) - The Contemporary Bluesman, p. 111-116
    E  
  12. Tinsley Ellis (1957-) - The Georgia Flame Thrower, p. 130-135
    F  
  13. Sue Foley (1968-) - Young Girl Blues, p. 194-198
    G  
  14. Rory Gallagher (1949-1995) - The Irish Mississippian, p. 208-212
  15. Paul Geremia (1944-) - Gamblin' Woman Blues, p. 21-26
    H  
  16. John Hammond, Jr. (1943-) - White Country Blues, p. 15-21
  17. Corey Harris (1969-) - High Fever Blues, p. 44-47
  18. Alvin Youngblood Hart (1963-) - Thunder in His Hands, p. 38-44
  19. Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) - Red House Blues, p. 89-97
  20. Dave Hole (1948-) - Blues from Down Under, p. 224-228
    J  
  21. Janis Joplin (1943-1970) - Pearl's Blues, p. 158-162
    K  
  22. Keb' Mo' (1951-) - The Rainmaker, p. 30-34
  23. Shun Kikuta (1966-) - Blues Made in Japan, p. 250-254
    L  
  24. Jonny Lang (1981-) - Blues from the Badlands, p. 153-156
    M  
  25. Taj Mahal (1942-) - The Blues Scholar, p. 9-15
  26. Larry McCray (1960-) - Assembly-Line Blues, p. 141-145
  27. J. J. Milteau (1950-) - French Harp Blues, p. 228-234
  28. John Mooney (1955-) - Workingman's Blues, p. 34-38
  29. Charlie Musselwhite (1944-) - Ace of Harps, p. 66-71
    N  
  30. Yuri Naumov (1963-) - Renegade Russian Blues, p. 247-250
  31. Kenny Neal (1957-) - Louisiana Bayou Blues, p. 135-140
    P  
  32. Lucky Peterson (1963-) - A Blues Prodigy, p. 145-150
  33. Kelly Joe Phelps (1959-) - Hosanna Blues, p. 26-30
  34. Rod Piazza (1947-) - Jumpin' Blues, p. 101-106
    R  
  35. Bonnie Raitt (1949-) - A Blues Angel, p. 178-185
    S  
  36. Son Seals (1942-[2004]) - Bad-Axe Blues, p. 50-56
  37. Kenny Wayne Shepherd (1977-) - Young Man's Blues, p. 150-153
  38. Angela Strehli (1945-) - Soul-Shake Blues, p. 163-167
    T  
  39. Melvin Taylor (1959-) - Blues on the Run, p. 83-86
  40. Hans Theessink (1948-) - Blues from the Lowlands, p. 217-224
    V  
  41. Javier Vargas (1955-) - Madrid Blues, p. 243-246
  42. Jimmie Vaughan (1951-) - Thunderbird Blues, p. 121-125
  43. Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990) - Texas Flood, p. 125-130
    W  
  44. Joe Louis Walker (1949-) - A Blues Soul, p. 107-110
  45. Donnie Walsh (1947-) - Mr. Downchild, p. 212-217
  46. Lil' Ed Williams (1955-) - Imperial Blues, p. 78-83
  47. Johnny Winter (1944-[2014]) - Albino Bluesman, p. 97-101
    Z  
  48. Sven Zetterberg (1952-) - Swedish Blues, p. 234-238
  49. Silvan Zingg (1973-) - Boogie-Woogie Swiss Blues, p. 254-258
  50. Zucchero (1955-) - Sweet Italian Blues, p. 238-242

Other Books by David Dicaire #2 (Jazz & Country)  
  1. #zo - Dicaire, David.   {B}
          "Jazz Musicians of the Early Years, to 1945"
          2003, 329 p. ISBN: 0-7864-1583-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-1583-0, LC: 2003-009258
          McFarland & Company / Table of Contents

  2. #zp - Dicaire, David.   {A} - cover scans
          "Jazz Musicians, 1945 To The Present"
          2006, 292 p., ISBN: 0-7864-2097-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-2097-1, LC: 2006-003226, UPC: 9-780786-420971
          McFarland & Company / Table of Contents

  3. #zq - Dicaire, David.   {B}
          "The First Generation of Country Music Stars: Biographies of 50 Artists Born Before 1940"
          2007, 312 p., ISBN: 0-7864-3021-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-3021-5, LC: 2007-018871
          McFarland & Company / Table of Contents

  4. #zr - Dicaire, David.   {A} - cover scans
          "The New Generation of Country Music Stars: Biographies of 50 Artists Born After 1940"
          Jefferson, NC / London, U.K.: McFarland & Company, Inc.
          2008, 267 p., ISBN: 0-7864-3787-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-3787-0, LC: 2008-022998, UPC: 9-780786-437870
          McFarland & Company / Table of Contents

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