Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Nina

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 23 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Sung in Spanish and described in English: "This is probably the oldest type of Cuban song that has ever--that has been known to be the oldest. There is no way of tracing it to its author or originality; it has just been picked from one ...

    • Contributor: Delfino, Gilberto - Bermudez, Ramon - Pages, Art - Halpert, Herbert - Piano
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Aunt Jemima

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 38 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A song learned in the Bahamas, followed by a verse of "Yankee Doodle." The singer is the wife of Wilbur Roberts. The term "Conch," while now more widely used to refer to a native of Key West, Florida, originally referred to British settlers of the Bahama ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Mary Jane - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - [Roberts, Mary Jane] - Roberts, Wilbur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-16
  • L-O-N-D-O-N

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 51 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Conch riddle. The performer, an 84-year-old blind man, was born in the Bahamas and emigrated to Florida ca. 1911. The term "Conch," while now more widely used to refer to a native of Key West, Florida, originally referred to British settlers of the Bahama ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Wilbur - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-15
  • Fire on the Mountain

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • Little Boys' Fancy Dance Contest Song ("When you're getting out there, holler.")

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • [Rocky Mountain Goat]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Sale el cordero inocente (letra) (The Innocent Lamb Comes Out) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Sale el cordero inocente/a meditar su pasión/en fuego de amor ardiente/inflama su corazón./inflama su corazón. /(niño . . . Transcription: English Translation Transcription: The innocent lamb comes out/to ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • Folding Down the Sheets

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Grand Finale Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Emcee Speaks to the Paying Customers

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Sponger Money

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 45 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Bahamian folksong, also very popular in Key West, where sponge fishing had long been an occupation of Bahamian settlers. The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "Sponger Money" (vocals with piano) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle, piano, at Key West, Florida, ...

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll" - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Piano
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • Nos dió su cuerpo el Señor (The Lord Gave Us His Body) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by Luis Montoya, age 70, of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Sung During Holy Communion Collector's notes: This hymn is sung during Holy Communion. Transcription: Nos dio su cuerpo el Señor/en la cena que tenía,/así lo representó/la divina Eucaristía./Negó San Pedro al Señor,/antes que viniera el día,/contemplando en ...

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

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 10 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, age 101, was born into slavery, on the McMullen Plantation near Forsythe, Georgia. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "Virginia Reel" (vocals) performed by Ella ...

    • Contributor: Lassiter, Ella Mcmullen - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Cornwall, Robert] - Lassiter, Ella Mcmullen (Mother)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Emcee Makes Announcements Before Dinner

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Song for Two Tail Dancers

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Chinchbug (Bedbug Has No Wings at All, But He Gets There Just the Same)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • 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
  • Introduction to Slavia recordings

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 18 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The songs on this record are being made in the Slovak settlement of Slavia, Florida, on September 1, 1939. They are made for the Library of Congress in cooperation with the Federal Writers' Project and the Federal Music Project of Florida. Alton C. Morris, University ...

    • Contributor: Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-01
  • High Puppies

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 38 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A square dance tune. Of this tune, Albritton said "I made it myself" and "it's personal made. Performance Note: "High Puppies" (fiddle) performed by G. G. Albritton, fiddle at Sebring, Florida, on July 26, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Albritton, G. G. - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Fiddle
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Concebida en gracia (Conceived in Grace) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In Praise of the Virgin Transcription: (Concebida en gracia),/sólo tú, María, eres,/sólo tú, bendita eres/entre las mujeres./De gracia eres llena,/y Dios es contigo,/tú que nos defiendes/de nuestro enemigo./A María alabemos/en su concepción,/por ser instrumento /de la redención. Transcription: ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Ej lúcka, lúcka siroká

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 52 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The Slavia colony in Florida was established by Slovaks who had first settled in Cleveland in 1912. Performance Note: "Ej lúcka, lúcka siroká" (vocals) performed by Lillian Jakubcin, and Emily Mertán at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Slavia, Florida, on August 31, 1939. Sound Recording (Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: Jakubcin, Lillian - Mertán, Emily - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-31
  • A Spiritual Brother Song Explanation

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 29 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | An explanation of the term "spiritual brother," used in the title of the song. A "spiritual brother" occurs when the father of one child baptizes the child of a different family; those two children become spiritual brothers. This custom is common among all the ...

    • Contributor: Alvanos, Nick, Mrs - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Alvanos, Mrs. Nick - Alvanon, Mrs. Nick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Valse de Cadena (Chain Waltz) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Commentary on the Grand Entry

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • El sacrificio

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 49 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The complete version of the song composed by a Mexican in Miami, Florida, and now popular also in Key West. Performance Note: "El sacrificio" (vocals with claves, bongo, bass viol, and two guitars) performed by Sesteto Encanto at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. ...

    • Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18