Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Dying Girl's Message, The

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Spainhard, Rosetta
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-01
  • Serenata a lua = Serenade to the moon

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Alice Lemos Avila, accompanied by Clifford Franco on English guitar and Ed Pavon on guitar, with friends and relatives on chorus. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Said to be an Italian song translated and adapted in Portugal, where it is very ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Franco, Clifford - Pavon, Ed - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Der Galitzianer un Litvak

    Ethnic Spoken Word, Comedies. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:46 | Spoken (Category). Comic dialogue, unaccompanied (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 - Gus Goldstein
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-05-15
  • Ice-skating song

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on July 9, 1939 (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Shooting Creek

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Quari, quari, quat' quari de vacu (part 2); Le matin que je me leve

    • Contributor: Bellaire, Exilia - Bellaire, Mose - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-10-13
  • Hesitation Blues

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). October 19, 1925. (Date). Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a lawyer, a folklorist, and a performer of traditional songs and music. (Biographical). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • L&N Mobile

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 40 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A railroad work song, sung while lining track. The singer, "Uncle" Bradley Eberhard, a work-crippled, 66-year-old African American, worked more than a quarter of a century in railroad work gangs and is still proud of his role as singer when the men were laying track. ...

    • Contributor: Eberhard, Bradley, Uncle - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Eberhard, Bradley (Uncle)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Arkansas Traveler

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • Men's Traditional Contest Song (Warm-Up)

    • Contributor: Tai Piah Singers - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • The Drunkard's child

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "The occasional barks serve to immortalize a lady named Toots, a fine police dog who made the trip down the Yukon as a young dog--two thousand miles in an open boat. She is occasionally loaned to me as ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Ferrell, J. W. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Children's Sermon

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 53 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A sermon preached by children playing church. Rather than preach from the Bible, the children would use "The House that Jack built." The singer, aged 39, grew up in South Jacksonville, Florida. She is a blind student of WPA instructor Rev. H. W. Stuckey. Performance ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, Irene - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Dollar Mamie

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Williams, Alexander "Neighborhood" - Tucker, "Bootmouth," Judge
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Under the Mountain

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 51 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The Slavia colony in Florida was established by Slovaks who had first settled in Cleveland in 1912. Performance Note: "Under the Mountain" (vocals) performed by a group of young people at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Slavia, Florida, on August 31, 1939. Performers referred to elsewhere as ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Young People - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C. - Group of Young People
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-31
  • A man trying to get a dog out of the church in Winnipeg

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Verses composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson." Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Captain's Mule (Part 2 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 43 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A mule-skinning song sung in the hard roads camp. It would be sung during the day, to give the muleskinners more energy. The singer, age 30, learned it while working as a waterboy (aged 15-16) in middle Florida. He was born in Georgia and reared ...

    • Contributor: Hazelhurst, Harold - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • My Mother Got Religion

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Weaver, Herman R. - Johnson, Sylvester "Deacon"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-17
  • Vive la Canadienne

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, between 66 and 72 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Danton inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Eugene Danton, baritone; piano acc. (Performers). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Danton, Eugene - Danton, Eugene (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 189?
  • [Breakdown in A]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Los veusas de Don Bonifacio e Don Coy

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Goodwyn, Frank
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-29
  • She Brought My Breakfast

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Horne, Jim Henry "Duck"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-28
  • Petur par sat i sal = Peter in the high seat of the hall

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 2 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: From the Passiusalmar of Hallgrimur Petursson. Lydian mode. Verses 1-10 are on AFS 4267 A1, verses 11-20 are on AFS 4267 B1, and verses 20-20 are on AFS 4268 B1. Thodur Einarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney ...

    • Contributor: Einarson, Thodur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • ' My Hawaiian maid' medley

    Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:04 | Vocal (Category). Female-male vocal duet, with ukulele and 2 guitars (Description). Victor ledgers do not identify the ukulele player. 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 - Wright and Dietrich - Rene Dietrich - Horace Wright - Sonny Cunha
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916-09-23
  • My Lord, What a Morning

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Fitzpatrick, Ella Mae - McMurray, Doris
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-14
  • Hethu'shka Song

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Walker, James
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1985-08-22