Directory: River Music

steamboat, paddlewheeler and river related music

  • Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier – The Henry Reed Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • 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 – 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 – The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.