Front cover of "Green Fields of Illinois"GREEN FIELDS OF ILLINOIS

Back cover of "Green Fields of Illinois""Green Fields Of Illinois" was a record of traditional folk music,  released by the Campus Folksong Club of the University of Illinois in 1963.  

The album was a compilation of performances by some real, "plain-folk" musicians, all natives of southern Illinois. 

It was one of the major influences in the development of my appreciation for old-time music.

It was accompanied by a booklet with extensive documentation about the artists and their songs.  At this website I have reproduced much of the content of that booklet as well as some of the images and cover art.


NOTE:  A re-issue of "Green Fields Of Illinois", on CD, is now available from RTS Records.  For more information visit

   the old same place :


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the booklet    |    some links



the old same place

2004 David B. Nance