River Music

steamboat, paddlewheeler and river related music

  • Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier
    Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier - The Henry Reed Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • Historic American Sheet Music
    Historic American Sheet Music, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke Univerity. A must for every musician! You can print out every piece of sheet music (1850-1920). Lots of river and steamboat related titles.
  • Jazzou Jones - Riverboat Ragtime
    Jazzou Jones - steamboating director of the steamer Delta Queen - plays riverboat ragtime.
  • John Hartford
    the famous musician who also had a pilots license for steamboats
  • Miner Manufacturing Company - Calliopes
    Miner Manufacturing Company is producing the Tangley Clalliaphone Calliope and more.
  • River of Song
    The Mississippi River of Song is a Smithsonian Institution series for public television and radio that explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the twentieth century.
  • Southern Mosaic
    Southern Mosaic - The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • Steam Whistles and More Blog
    Paul Napier blogging about steam whistles and calliopes.

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