A database of more than 143,000 master recordings made by American record companies during the 78 rpm era.
Folk Music Record Labels
Record company catalogs are a great way to familiarize yourself with a particular musical genre. Here is a select list of companies that reissue historical folk music recordings, as well as some that release work by contemporary artists:
Alligator Records: The preeminent label for contemporary blues, cajun, zydeco, and roots music.
Arhoolie Records: Now owned by Smithsonian Folkways, Arhoolie is famed for its recording of Blues, Cajun, and Tex-Mex musicians in their home communities.