Winter's Bone director Debra Granik offers her 45+ minute documentary, Hillbilly Up!
, as a free exclusive iTunes download. The film features several of the local musicians and actors from the film discussing Ozarks culture and history.
posted by dobbs
on Jan 3, 2011 -
The John Quincy Wolf Folklore Collection
from the University of Arkansas. "John Quincy Wolf began collecting Ozark ballads while an undergraduate at Arkansas (now Lyon) college. His first serious professional interest in Ozark folksongs dates from his attendance at the Old Settler's folk music festival at Blanchard Springs in 1941. He and his wife Bess began to seek out folksingers in the White River and surrounding areas, often placing advertisements in local newspapers for people who knew 'old songs'. Wolf recorded hundreds of Ozark folksingers between 1952 and 1963, including Almeda Riddle, Neal Morris, Oscar and Ollie Gilbert, and Jimmy Driftwood. [...] The Wolf Folksong Collection
at Lyon College contains hundreds of recordings." Site contains the field recordings of Ozark Folksongs
, as well as sections for Memphis Blues
, Sacred Harp Singing
, and more
. The folk song recordings are indexed by song title
. Music files play in Windows Media or Real.
posted by jokeefe
on Jun 7, 2005 -