Welcome to Spiveys Corner (1978)

Suggested Reading, Recordings, and Links

Bartis, Peter. A Preliminary Classification System for Hollers in the United States. M. A.

Thesis, Folklore. Chapel Hill, N.C., 1974.

Clark, Doug, “Friends Remember Hollerin's Co-Founder,” The Sampson Independent (2009)

Godwin, Ermon H., and Oscar M. Bizzell. Hollerin' Revived At Spivey's Corner. Clinton, N.C.: Sampson County Historical Society, 1993.

Stinson, Craig. “Folk Festivals; Hollerin’ Contest.” In William S. Powell, ed.

Encyclopedia of North Carolina (University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, N.C., 2006), http://ncpedia.org/hollerin-contest

Todd, Billy. “Rich Tradition of Hollerin’ Contest Enters its 41st Year,” The Sampson

Independent (2010): http://www.clintonnc.com/view/full_story/2739394/article-Rich-tradition-of-Hollerin’-Contest-enters-its-41st-year?instance

Wilson, Mark. “Hollerin’” (notes accompanying the LP album, Hollerin’).


Hollerin’. Recorded by Bill Nowlin, Bill Phillips, and Mark Wilson. Notes by Mark Wilson.

Somerville, Mass.: Rounder Records, 1976.

Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 1: “Secular Music.” New York: Folkways Records, 1960.

Tracks 13-17.

Stewart, W.D. “Levee Camp Holler,” black field holler recorded by Alan Lomax at the

Parchman Prison in Mississippi, Dec. 1947, on the website of the Association for Cultural Equity: http://research.culturalequity.org/rc-b2/audio-ix-recording.jsp?d-446288-p=2

Films and Videorecordings

Hollerin'. 33 min., color and b&w. Produced by Tamera Brooks. [Franklin, Tenn.:] Mulberry

Street Films, 2000.

Mouth Music. 25 min., color. Produced by Blaine Dunlap and Sol Korine for Georgia Public

Television’s Southbound Series, 1981

We Are Arabbers. 1 hr., 21 min., color. Produced by Scott Kecken and Joy Lusco Kecken, The

Film Foundry, 2004.

Other Links

ibiblio website: http://www.ibiblio.org/hollerin/history.htm

National Hollerin’ Contest Website: http://nationalhollerincontest.com/Contact_Us.php

Acknowledgements to: Compiled by Dr. Daniel Patterson