Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Buffalo Song

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 8 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The Buffalo Song from the Green Corn Dance. The Green Corn Dance is a spiritual ritual of purification and thanksgiving held each spring. In this instance, the song was performed with the purpose of being recorded, not as part of the ceremony itself. ...

    • Contributor: Osceola, Richard - Osceola, Robert - Tiger, Naha - Josh, John - Johns, Barfield - Bowlegs, Billy, 1808 - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J. - Bowlegs, Billy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-25
  • Epiphaneia

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 13 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong, with a description in English. The singer is director of the Byzantine Choir of Tarpon Springs, Florida. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because ...

    • Contributor: Anastassiou, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Anastassio, George - Anastassiou, Professor George
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • I've Got to Leave You

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Gene
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • House Carpenter

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • 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
  • 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
  • Joe Mows

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 18 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | James Byrd, 30-year-old turpentine worker, discusses "Joe Mows," good luck items (also known as "Mojos") usually including a lodestone which, kept in one's pocket, are said to be helpful in winning at gambling games. He says that good Joe Mows must be ordered ...

    • Contributor: Byrd, James - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Byrd, Bill - Byrd, Joe
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Fisher's Hornpipe [on harmonica]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • New Castle

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • Little Lap Dog

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry - Winner, Septimus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • Miss Martinez Cockroach and Mr. Perez Mouse

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 4 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Evelio Andux, age 37, of Cuban descent (father of French descent), born in Key West, Florida, tells the story of "Miss Martinez Cockroach and Mr. Perez Mouse," in Spanish. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • Emcee Announces that It Is Memorial Day for John and Susette Turner

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Grand Entry Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Dividido el corazón (Her Heart Divided) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This hymn, which describes the suffering of the Virgin during the Passion, is sung at the dramatic meeting of Christ and the Virgin during the Procession on Good Friday. Transcription: Dividido el corazón/llora María ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Sally Went to Mobile

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 58 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Fred Lee Fox, a 20-year-old turpentine worker born in Georgia, learned this song in the Dixie County Prison Camp. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "Sally Went to Mobile" (vocals) performed by Fred Lee Fox at Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, ...

    • Contributor: Fox, Fred Lee - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Gourd Dance Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Wolfe, Clifford, Jr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Hethu'shka Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Tai Piah Singers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Greek Folksong, Usually Sung After a Wedding (Part 2 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 29 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Haiclice Tsangaris and Xeni Sarris will continue singing a Greek folksong that they usually sing after a wedding." This part of the song discusses ". . . the tree that we brought you, Bride, in your yard, water it every day so that it will ...

    • Contributor: Tsangaris, Haiclice - Sarris, Xeni - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-27
  • Big Boy, Can't You Move 'em

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 32 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A railroad work song, sung by "Uncle" Bradley Eberhard, a work-crippled, 66-year-old African American. He 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. Now toothless and ...

    • Contributor: Eberhard, Bradley, Uncle - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Eberhard, Bradley (Uncle)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Emcee Announces Women Traditional Cloth Dancers and Pendleton Blanket Raffle

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Hethu'shka Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Emcee Announces Special for Two Tail Dancers

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Emcee Talks Some More About the Omaha and Calls War Dancers, Pow-Wow Committee, and All Singers

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Dulce esposo de mi alma (Sweet Husband of My Soul) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In praise of the Lord Collector's notes: This alabado is usually sung during Holy Communion and at wakes ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Archuleta, Ricardo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09