Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • My Bonny Black Hair; My Bonny Black Hair, cont.; One-eyed Riley

    • Contributor: Thrasher, Ed
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-08
  • Décima de Ausencia (Décima of Absence) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Y al despedirme de ti/no tuve yo vocación,/quiso el cielo que volviera/a darte satisfacción./Me fui con el alma partida/y el corazón traspasado,/me fui con aquel cuidado/que no te avisé, mi vida./Fue tan pronto ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Possum Up the Simmon Tree

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 46 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Berry Johnson discusses women and food, and recites a song about 'possums. Performance Note: "Possum Up the Simmon Tree" (spoken) performed by Berry Johnson at Office of the Aycock & Lindsey Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, on August 19, 1939. Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, Berry - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Improvised Coplas (Improvised Couplets) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Coplas were improvised and sung by Esequiel Arellano, age 40, the brother of Narciso. He is also a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Transcription: /Lee tiene por nombre/y Rael por más grandeza,/que lo conozcan por hombre/y también por delicadeza./El nombre de Lee Rael/esta linda y fresca rosa,/y que ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Esequiel - Vocal - Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Introduction to Florida Folklore Recording Expedition

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 21 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This Florida folklore recording expedition is jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress, the WPA Florida Music Project, and the WPA Florida Writers' Project. This record is being made in Tampa, Florida, August 27, 1939. Stetson Kennedy is the interviewer/operator." Ybor City, now a neighborhood ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Gourd Dance Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Wolfe, Clifford, Jr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • John Henry

    • Contributor: Pittman, Sampson
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-11-01
  • Testing Machine [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Test Recording In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Mississippi Blues

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on Library of Congress LP AFS L59, "Negro Blues and Hollers," edited by Marshall W. Stearns. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Recorded at Sadie Beck's Plantation, Arkansas. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Brown, William - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1962
  • Men's Traditional Contest Song (Warm-Up)

    • Contributor: Tai Piah Singers - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Traditional Dancers' Contest Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • I'm in His Care

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 11 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is an old spiritual song sung by James Brown and Rufus Bland. Performance Note: "I'm in His Care" (vocals) performed by James Brown, Rufus Bland at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Brown, James - Bland, Rufus - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Bland, Rufus]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Little Girls' Traditional Cloth Dance Contest Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Host Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Alfred Gilpin Speaks of Wax Cylinder Recordings

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Gilpin, Alfred
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Home, sweet home

    Opera. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:10 | Vocal (Category). Soprano vocal solo, with piano (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording is required ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Lillian Blauvelt - Henry R. Bishop
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1905-04-13
  • Home, sweet home

    Traditional/Country. sound recording | 1 12" disc recording. | Duration: 03:27 | Vocal (Category). Counter-tenor vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Henry R. Bishop
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Peddler; Temple House; Bobolink; Devil's Dream

    • Contributor: Gallagher, Andrew E. - Bonner, Patrick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-24
  • I'm a Rover

    • Contributor: Wells, Lester
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-03
  • In New York City, Where I Did Dwell; Hayfoot, strawfoot; Pichita; Root, Hog, or Die

    • Contributor: Delmas, Adolphus - Thrasher, Ed
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-08
  • Fiddle tunes, numbers 1, 2, 3, & 4.; Squaw Dance

    • Contributor: Cloud, Joe - Cloud, Clarence
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-10-16
  • Kentucky days

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:16 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Billy Murray - Percy Wenrich
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1913-02-26
  • The trumpet shall sound--Messiah

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Recitative and Air, bass solo with trumpet obligato and orchestra. Coupling date: 2/3/1916. (Venue). With (reverse side): I know that my redeemer liveth--Messiah / Julia Heinrich. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Handel, George Frideric - Middleton, Arthur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • Emcee Calls Men Judges and Comments on Fancy Dancer Contest Rules

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • What-cha gonna do when there ain' What-cha gonna do when there aint no jazz?

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:29 | Vocal (Category). Female vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Esther Walker - Rosario Bourdon - Pete Wendling
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920-05-12
  • Por ser mi divina luz (For Being My Divine Light) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Esequiel Arellano, age 40, is the brother of Narciso. He is also a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This hymn is primarily an exhortation to the sinner to pay homage to Our Lord and to abide by His law, especially in view ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Esequiel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30