• About this Collection -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which ...

    • Date: 1581
  • Sweet Henry

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:52 | Vocal (Category). Male 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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Noble Sissle - Eubie Blake - Harry Akst
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-01-08
  • Hinky dinky parlay voo

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:32 | Instrumental (Category). Jazz/dance band (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 - Jimmy Mchugh - Irwin Dash - Irving Mills - Jan Garber - Jan Garber Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-07-02
  • To the unknown soldier boy

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (4 unnumbered pages) ; 27 cm | music by C. Fred'k Clark ; lyric by C. Foster Roberts. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Manuscript in ink. Title from caption. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Clark, C. Frederick - Roberts, C. Foster
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921

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  • Ahavo rabo (Teil 2)

    Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 12" disc recording. | Duration: 04:13 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with orchestra (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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Shloimele Rothstein - Leroy Shield
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-06-04
  • Illustrated Sound Recordings -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Performances of song and concerts from the Library of Congress are available on this site as well as interviews with performers and composers.

    • Date: 1759
  • Costello post

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 35 cm | words and music by H. D. Pryor (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Manuscript in ink, with typescript lyrics. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Pryor, H. D.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921

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  • Timeline -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Explore the relationship between cultural and historical events to American song on this timeline.

    • Date: 1759
  • America the beautiful [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track from Victor 19242-A as found on the LOC Jukebox (http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/detail/id/9509) (Content). Illustrations: Victor 19242-A record label (http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/detail/id/9509) -- Rolls of hay dot the landscape of rural Virginia (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.13875) -- Distant view of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in which the red rocks of the Garden of the Gods state park jut up from the landscape ...

    • Contributor: Shannon Quartet - Ward, Samuel - Bates, Katherine Lee
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1924
  • Angels ever bright and fair

    Opera. sound recording | 1 12" disc recording. | Duration: 03:46 | Vocal (Category). Female vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Also recorded as C-6853. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Lucy Isabelle Marsh - Rosario Bourdon - George Frideric Handel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-11-18
  • Ahavo rabo (Teil 1)

    Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 12" disc recording. | Duration: 04:26 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with orchestra (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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Shloimele Rothstein - Leroy Shield
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-06-04
  • California here I come [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track from Victor 19261-A as found on the Library of Congress Jukebox (General). Pictures used: Washington, D.C. Snow-covered cars and broken limbs felled by a storm (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b37438) -- Westward Ho! (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b32810) -- View from Twin Peaks, Aug. 1, 1929 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c02728) -- In the heart of modern Chinatown, San Francisco, Calif. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b44570) -- [Unidentified house, ...

    • Contributor: Victor Records - Manhattan Merrymakers - Price, George - Desylva, B. G. (Buddy Gard) - Meyer, Joseph - Jolson, Al
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1924
  • Historical Topics -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    The history of America is reflected through its songs. Read more about how immigration and migration; work and industry; social change; war and conflict; politics and political campaigns; and sports and leisure in the United States have been portrayed in song. Listen to examples for all.

    • Date: 1581
  • I didn't raise my boy to be a slacker

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (* pages) ; 27 cm | For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1924

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  • That old time buddy of mine

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (* pages) ; 26 cm | For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1924

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  • Old fashioned love

    Musical Theater. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:36 | Vocal (Category). Tenor 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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Noble Sissle - Eubie Blake - James P. Johnson
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-01-08
  • Heaven seems nearer (since my soldier boy is there)

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (5 pages) ; 31 cm | words by Mrs. M.E. McDaniel, Sr. ; music by Casper Nathan. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Mrs. M.E. McDoniel, Sr. - Nathan, Casper - McDaniel, M. E., Sr. (Mrs)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1924

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  • My Lord, what a mornin' My Lord, what a mornin

    Religious, Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:03 | Vocal (Category). Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra (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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Marian Anderson - Bruno Reibold - H. T. Burleigh
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-12-23
  • California, here I come

    Musical Theater. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:56 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band (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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - George Price - Joseph Meyer - Al Jolson - The Manhattan Merrymakers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-01-28
  • I want to see my Tennessee

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:47 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal duet, with orchestra (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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Billy Murray - Ed Smalle - Charles Adams Prince - Milton Ager
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-10-20
  • American legion march song : one hundred percent American fox trot

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (5 pages) ; 32 cm | by W.D. Malone ; arr. by C.L. Lewis. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: The Composer - Malone, W. D. - Lewis, C.L.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1924

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  • Nobody knows de trouble I' Nobody knows de trouble Ive seen

    Religious, Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:43 | Vocal (Category). Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra (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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Marian Anderson - Josef Pasternack - Charles Adams Prince - Bruno Reibold - Lawrence Brown
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-12-30
  • 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
  • Go down Moses

    Religious, Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:45 | Vocal (Category). Contralto vocal solo, with harp and orchestra (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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Marian Anderson - Charles Adams Prince - Francis J. Lapitino - H. T. Burleigh
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-05-29
  • In Flanders

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 32 cm | poem by Joseph M. White ; music by George R. Henninger. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice and piano. Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Henninger, George R. - White, Joseph M.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1924

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