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Carlin, Bob. The Birth of the Banjo: Joel Walker Sweeny and Early Minstrelsy. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2007.
MUSIC STACKS ML419.S93 C37 2007
A professional banjo player, Joel Sweeney introduced mainstream America to a music. Beginning with the banjo's introduction to America and Great Britain, the book provides an overview of early banjo music. An appendix contains a performance chronology.
Conway, Cecelia. African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia: a study of folk traditions. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995.
MUSIC STACKS ML3556.C667 1995
This resource is part of the publications of the American folklore society series. The book includes bibliographical references (p. -368) and indexes.
Heier, Uli and Rainer, Lotz E. The Banjo on Record : a bio-discography. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1993.
MUSIC REFERENCE ML156.4.B36 1993
Includes bibliographical references (p. -566) and index.