American Song

Allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.


The first release includes music from many labels, including Rounder Records, McNeil Music, Native Ground Music, Rebel Records, County Records, Smithsonian Folkways, and Document Records. Liner notes to all the albums are included (in PDF format) as well as static URLs to each track and album in the database. This release includes 4,058 albums, equalling 69,025 tracks, growing regularly.

Coverage: 
pre-1960
Support: 

Library Reference Desk: 828-262-2820 or Ask a Librarian

Access: 

Access is restricted to ASU students, faculty, and staff; off-campus access is available.
Number of simultaneous users: unlimited; Terms of Use

Full Text: 
Yes
Vendor: 
Alexander Street Press
Mobile: 
No
Database Types: 
Images, Music and Video