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Suggested Reading, Recordings, and Links

Suggested Reading, Recordings, and Links

Compiled by Daniel W. Patterson

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), .

Todd, Billy. “Rich Tradition of Hollerin’ Contest Enters its 41st Year,” The Sampson Independent (2010):’-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:

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:

National Hollerin’ Contest Website: .