Curators of Genuine American Music
OLD LINE MUSIC has provided historical research to print, film and recorded music projects. Here is a sample of our most recent efforts.

REZOLUTION PICTURES

Consultation and archival material provided for the music documentary film RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World. This 2017 Sundance and HotDocs award winning documentary is currently in theaters across the United States and Canada.

ACE RECORDS

  • Liner notes for Link Wray’s Early Recordings / Good Rockin’ Tonight CD. Archival material for Link Wray’s Three Track Shack CD set.

ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS

Archival material for Link Wray’s The Swan Singles Collection CD.

SUNDAZED RECORDS

  • Archival material for Link Wray’s Rumble 45 rpm single for Record Store Day.

LINK WRAY

  • Link Wray is a rock and roll pioneer. A 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee, Link made the guitar the weapon of choice in rock and roll. Learn more about this guitar hero here.

FLORIDA FOLKLIFE PROGRAM

  • Research and archival material provided for the the Florida Folk Heritage Award presented to Sun / Chess / Vee-Jay recording artist William R. “Billy the Kid” Emerson.

BILLY "THE KID" EMERSON

  • Billy “The Kid” Emerson is the earliest surviving Sun Records artist, having released his first sides 63 years ago. Sun Records is the birthplace of rock and roll, and no other African American artist released more music on Sun than Billy. Learn more about Billy here.

RIVERLINE MUSIC

  • Billy “The Kid” Emerson’s songs have been recorded by the likes of Brian Setzer, Delbert McClinton, Jimmie Vaughan, Ann Margaret, Rod Stewart and Elvis Presley.
  • For inquires on Billy’s songs, Tarpon Records or Riverline Music, please contact us.

PIN UP AMERICA MAGAZINE

  • Numerous articles, profiles and archival materials of rockabilly and American Roots musicians including Marshall Lytle of Bill Haley’s Comets, Link Wray, Deke Dickerson, Levi Dexter and more.

VINCE MALOY

  • Vince was Southern Maryland’s first rock and roller, releasing his first 45 in 1957. Learn more about Vince here.

DUNN (NC) AREA HISTORY MUSEUM

Consultation and archival material provided for the Link Wray exhibit.

If you are in need of research, archival material or content for your Genuine American Music project, we look forward to the opportunity to assist you.