Compiled by Laurie Kay Sommers, South Georgia Folklife Project
Valdosta State University
Bailey, Cornelia Waler. God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man, A Saltwater Geechee Talks about Life on Sapelo Island. New York et al: Doubleday, 2000.
Barefoot, Patricia. Falling for Coastal Magic. St. Simons Island: The Saltmarsh Press, 1998.
Bastin, Bruce. Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.
Brown, Titus and James “Jack” Hadley. African –American Life on the Southern Hunting Plantation. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Press, 2000.
Burrison, John. Storytellers: Folktales and Legends of the South. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989.
Burrison, John, ec. Folklife Section in New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council et. al. 2004. http://www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org
Cauthen, Joyce H. Benjamin Lloyd’s Hymn Book, A Primitive Baptist Song Tradition. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Folklife Association, 1999 (with CD).
Crowley, John G. Primitive Baptists of the Wiregrass South, 1815 to the Present. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1998.
Fussell, Fred, ed. Pot Liquor, Tales and Recollections told by the People of Stewart County, Georgia. Lumpkin, GA: Westville Historic Handicrafts, Inc.
Fussell, Fred. Chattahoochee album: Images of Traditional People and folksy Places Around the Lower Chattahoochee Valley. Eufala, Alabama: Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 2000.
Gerrill, Pete. Old Trees, The Illustrated History of the Naval Stores (Turpentine) Industry with Artifact Value Guide, Home Remedies, Recipes and Joekes. Crawfordville, FL: SYP Publishing, 1997.
Georgia Writers’ Project. Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Negroes. Athens: University Press of Georgia, 1986 (reprint).
Harper, Francis and Delma E. Presley. Okefinokee Album. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1981.
Hartsfield, Mariella. Tall Betsy and Dunce Baby: South Georgia Folktales. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1987.
Herring, J.L. Saturday Night Sketches, Stories of Old Wiregrass Georgia. Tifton, GA: The Sunny South Press (in cooperation with the Historical Presentations Society of Tift County), 1978.
Hopkins, Milton N. Jr. In One Place, The Natural History of a Georgia Farmer. St. Simons, Georgia: Saltmarsh Press, 2001.
Hurston, Zora. Of Mules and Men, Negro Folktales and Voodoo Practices in the South. Originally published 1935.
Jackson, Karen Luke. "The Royal Singing Convention: Shape Note Tradition in
Irwin County, Georgia," Georgia Historical Quarterly. Winter 1972, 495-509.
Jones, Bessie, and Bess Lomax Hawes. Step It Down. Athens, University of Georgia Press, 1987.
Jones, Debra C. Swamp Gravy, Folk Tales of South Georgia. Colquitt: Sobek Press, 1994.
Jones-Jackson, Patricia. When Roots Die: Endangered Traditions on the Sea Islands. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1987.
Kennedy, Stetson. Palmetto Country. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1989 (reprint of 1942 study for the WPA in Florida).
Lawson, Mary Sterner. June Bug’s Grocery and the Cornfield Jook, A South Albany Oral History. Arcadia Publishing, 2003.
Malone, Ross. Tales from Sowega, Old Times There Are Not Forgotten. St. Petersburg, FL: Southern Heritage Press, 1995.
Marshall, Howard W. and David H. Stanley. “Homemade Boats in South Georgia.” Mississippi Folklore Register. Special Issue: Material Culture. (Vol. 12/2, Fall 1978): 75-94.
May, Lois Barefoot. Settlers of the Okefenokee, Seven Biographical Sketches. Self Published, 1999.
May, Lois Barefoot and Richard H. Mays. Queen of the Okefenokee. Folkston, Georgia: Okefenokee Press, 2003.
McGregory, Jerrilyn. Wiregrass Country. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 1997.
Mitchell, George. In Celebration of a Legacy: The Traditional Arts of the Lower Chattahoochee Valley, Eufala, Alabama: Historic Chattahoochee Commission, 1998.
Mobley, T.R. Old Days a;nd Old Ways in South Georgia, A Short Story Collection, self published (available Books A Million Valdosta, and Agrirama, Tifton), 1998.
Morgan, Nancy. Out of the Pocket: My Life on the Florida/Georgia Border, self published, 1997.
Morris, Alton C., ed. Folksongs of Florida. Gainesville: U. of Florida Press, 1990.
Parrish, Lydia. Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands (1942). 1965 Repring with foreword by Bruce Jackson, Folklore Associates; 1992 repreint with foreword by Art Rosenbaum, Athens: University of Georgia Press.
Puckett, Martha Mizell. Snow White Sands. Occasional Papers from South Georgia. Douglas: South Georgia College, 1978.
Ray, Janesse. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood. Milkweed Editions, 1999.
Reever, Russell, ed. Florida Folktales. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1987.
Rosenbaum, Art. Shout Because You're Free, The African American Ring Shout Tradition in Coastal Georgia. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1997.
St. Claire, Dana. Cracker, The Cracker Culture in Florida History. Daytona Beach, FL: The Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1998.
Sawyer, Lori A. “Roots Running Deep: Picking Mayhaws.” In Tributaries 7 (2004), Journal of the Alabama Folklife Association : 9-18.
Sommers, Laurie Kay. “Continuity and change in the Hoboken, Georgia Sacred Harp Tradition.” The Society for American Music Bulletin 2/3 (Summer/Fall 2001): 1, 34-37, 44.
Sommers, Laurie Kay. Okefenokee Swamp Folklore. In The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Folklife Section, John Burrison, ed. Georgia Humanities Council et. al. 2004. http://www.newgeorgiaencyclopedia.org Follow link to Folklife and Customs and Local Traditions.
Sommers, Laurie Kay. The Florida Music Train, Florida Folklife Program, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, 2003. Winner of the 2003 Dorothy Howard Prize for Folklife in Education from the American Folklore Society. To order send a check for $50 payable to Friends of Historic Prperties and Museums, Florida Department of State, Florida Heirage Education Coordinator, The Old Capitol, Room B-11, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, or call for information 850-487-1902.
Stanley, David. “The Gosepl Singing Convention in South Georgia.” Journal of American Folklore 95 (1982): 1-32.
Taylor, David. Documenting Maritime Folklife: An Introductory Guide. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1989.
Vlach, John M. The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978.
Westmacott, Richard. African-American Gardens and Yards in the Rural South. University of Tennessee Press, 1992.
Wilson, Charles Reagon and William Ferris, co-eds. Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (see esp. music and folklore sections). Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.