Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Junior Girls' Traditional Cloth Contest Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Emcee Announces Emergency Meeting with State and Federal Officials

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Jump Isabel, Slide Water Comment

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 22 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Mrs. Isabel Barnwell, age 85, was raised on Nueva Esperanza (New Hope) Plantation in Nassau County, Florida. This song, to be sung while rowing a boat, originated on the plantation in Mrs. Barnwell's childhood. Performance Note: "Jump Isabel, Slide Water Comment" (spoken) performed at ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-14
  • Pauline Parker Speaks During the Pow-Wow Princess Special

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl - Parker, Pauline
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Maria

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. 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 the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "Maria" (vocals) performed by Nick Theos at Tarpon ...

    • Contributor: Theos, Nick - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Fisher's Hornpipe [in G]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Emcee Calls Contestants

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Farewell My Dear Brother

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

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 22 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Bahamian Bahamian fish peddler Greek American man The call of a Bahamian fish peddler. Performance Note: "Pescador" (vocals) performed by an unidentified Bahamian fish peddler at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Performer referred to elsewhere as unidentified Bahamian fish peddler Sound Recording ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performer - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Unidentified Bahamian Fish Peddler
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • Turpentine Blues

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 12 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Willie Mae Brown, 33-year-old Florida-born turpentine worker, sings a "real turpentine song." The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "Turpentine Blues" (vocals) performed by Willie Mae Brown at ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Willie Mae - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Hethu'shka Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Host Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Darren Wolfe is Introduced

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Boleráz, boleráz

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 6 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A folksong sung by a group of young people of Slavia, Florida. The Slavia colony in Florida was established by Slovaks who had first settled in Cleveland in 1912. Performance Note: "Boleráz, boleráz" (vocals) performed by Rev. Stephen M. (S. M.) Tuhy, leader, and a ...

    • Contributor: Tuhy, Stephen M., Rev - Unidentified Young People - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C. - Tuhy, Rev. Stephen M. (S. M.) - Leader - Group of Young People - Tuhy, Rev. S. M.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-31
  • 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
  • Señora Santana

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 59 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A story about a child who had an apple and lost it; someone tried to give him another, but he wanted the one which he had lost. The singer, Adelpha Pollato, learned the song as a child in Key West, Florida. Ybor City, now a neighborhood ...

    • Contributor: Pollato, Adelpha - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Shove It Over

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 47 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A lining rhythm generally distributed throughout Florida, learned from Charlie Jones on a railroad construction camp near Lakeland, Florida, in 1933. Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she took a job with the Federal Writers' Project ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Retsina

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 35 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | John Castrounis will sing a Retsina, a drinking song." Retsina is a kind of Greek wine. Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New Smyrna Beach, Florida. When the colony came to an ...

    • Contributor: Castrounis, John - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-10-04
  • 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
  • Bill Burroughs

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 10 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "Bill Burroughs" (vocals with piano, trombone, and saxophone) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle, piano, at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • 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
  • Introduction of Head and Assistant Singers and Others

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Emcee Calls Waterboys

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Ron Thomas Speaks

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Thomas, Ron
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Down in Mexico

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

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 29 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. The singer learned this song in Greece. It tells the story of a boy singing to his girlfriend with his guitar. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Guitar Song" (vocals) performed by Nick Mandalou at Tarpon ...

    • Contributor: Mandalou, Nick - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28