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

    About this Collection -- The Library o...

    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
  • Door Latch Quickstep

    Door Latch Quickstep

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Goodwin, George H. - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Sweet Home Chicago

    Sweet Home Chicago

    Played and sung by Honeyboy Edwards at the 50th Anniversary of the Archive of Culture at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1978. This song is believed to have been composed by Robert Johnson. sound recording | 1 reel. | Recorded at the Archive of Folk Song 50th Anniversary Concert, Library of Congress. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Edwards, Honeyboy - Johnson, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • White House Blues

    White House Blues

    sound recording | 1 sound recoding | Forms part of the 1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection. (Source). April 25, 1977. (Date). Concerns the assasination of President William McKinley in 1901. (Content). The Bluegrass Cardinals, consisting of Don Parmley of Kentucky, his son David Parmley (born in California), and Randy Graham of California, originally formed their group in southern California. They moved to Virginia ...

    • Contributor: Bluegrass Cardinals - Jabbour, Alan - Parmley, David - Parmley, Don - Graham, Randy - Blair, Warren - Davis, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1977-04-25
  • Hesitation Blues

    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
  • Jesus Leads Me All the Way

    Jesus Leads Me All the Way

    Gullah spiritual (ring shout) sung by Reverend Goodwin and the Zion Methodist Church congregation. Recorded by Henrietta Yurchenco in John's Island, South Carolina, March 29, 1970. Henrietta Yurchenco / John's Island Collection. sound recording | 1 reel. | Henrietta Yurchenco / John's Island Collection (Source). March 29, 1970. (Date). Recorded by Henrietta Yurchenco in John's Island, South Carolina. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Yurchenco, Henrietta - Goodwin - Choir of the Zion Methodist Church
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1970
  • Illustrated Sound Recordings --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Illustrated Sound Recordings -- The Li...

    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
  • Scots Wha Hae: Variations

    Scots Wha Hae: Variations

    sound recording | Performed by Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wallace, William Vincent - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Old Granny Hare

    Old Granny Hare

    Sung by William Ernest Bird in Cullowhee, North Carolina, October 28, 1925. Gordon Cylinder Collection. sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Performed by Professor W. E. Bird of Cullowhee State Normal School at Cullowhee, Jackson County, North Carolina, in the mountains to the southwest of Asheville. (Content). Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). October 28, 1925. (Date). This song was published on the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bird, William Ernest - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • O Summer Night from Don Pasquale

    O Summer Night from Don Pasquale

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Donizetti, Gaetano - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Timeline --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Timeline -- The Library of Congress Ce...

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

    • Date: 1759
  • Lilly Bell Quickstep

    Lilly Bell Quickstep

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Friederich, G. W. E - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • To what you said

    To what you said

    manuscript sketch | 1 ms. score (3 leaves) ; 34 cm. | [composed by Bernstein ; words by] Whitman. (Statement Of Responsibility). Holograph sketches in pencil ; Typed poem with annotations. acquire 1 shelf copy [policy default] (Selection Decision). Copyright by The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc. Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC, publisher. Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole agent. Reprinted by permission of Boosey ...

    • Contributor: Bernstein, Leonard - Whitman, Walt
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1977

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  • The  Old Ninety Seven

    The Old Ninety Seven

    sound recording | 1 cylinder recording. | Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon in Concord, North Carolina, (Venue). Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. Original Cylinder number: Gordon cyl. A6, ms. NC4. (Source Note). Recorded on October 15, 1925 (Date). This song is known under several similar titles in addition to the title listed: "The Wreck of the Old Ninety Seven," "The Wreck of the Old ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lewey, Fred J. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Hunters' Chorus, from The Rose of Erin

    Hunters' Chorus, from The Rose of Erin

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Benedict, Julius - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • General Taylor Storming Monterey

    General Taylor Storming Monterey

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Knaebel, Simon - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Historical Topics --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Historical Topics -- The Library of Co...

    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
  • La  Fontaine

    La Fontaine

    sound recording | Performed by Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bovy Lysberg, Charles Samuel - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Old Memories

    Old Memories

    sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Foster, Stephen Collins - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Free and Easy

    Free and Easy

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Downing, David L. - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • The  Heart Bow'd Down

    The Heart Bow'd Down

    sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Balfe, M. W. (Michael William) - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Ol' Man Satan

    Ol' Man Satan

    sound recording | 2 cylinder recordings | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 12, 1926. (Date). According to Gordon, "This song was a favorite with Amelia, a slave brought to this country prior to 1800 from the island of Madagascar. She taught it to her grand-daughter, Violet, and she in turn taught it to her granddaughter, Mary, from whom I obtained it. Amelia ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Mann, Mary C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Where home is life in nineteenth-century Cincinnati, crossroads of the East and West

    Where home is life in nineteenth-century Cincinnati, crossroa...

    compact disc | 1 compact disc | Recorded anthology of American music. (General). Songs, choruses, hymns, and piano music; John Aler, tenor; Clifford Jackson, baritone; Harmoneion Singers; Peter Basquin, piano or harmonium; John Miner, conductor. (General). Durations on container; historical and program notes by K. K. Sklar and J. Newsom and words of the vocal works (4 p.) bound in. (General). Made available here ...

    • Contributor: New World Records - The Harmoneion Singers - Aler, John - Jackson, Clifford - Basquin, Peter - Miner, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1977
  • The  Moonbeam Waltzes

    The Moonbeam Waltzes

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Farmer, Henry - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Amazing grace

    Amazing grace

    1 sound disc : analog, stereo. ; 12 in. | Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, www.sonybmg.com (Copyright).

    • Contributor: Rca Victor - Davis, Skeeter
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1971

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  • Roll the Old Chariot Along and Haul the Woodpile Down

    Roll the Old Chariot Along and Haul the Woodpile Down

    Sea shanties recorded by Robert W. Gordon in the San Francisco Bay Area of California in the early 1920s (singers unknown). Gordon Cylinder Collection (cyl.50, CAL 103, CAL 104) sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). Sea shanties recorded by Robert W. Gordon in the San Francisco Bay Area of California in the early 1920s. (Content). The recording of "Haul the ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Blow Boys, Blow

    Blow Boys, Blow

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). 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 of Folk Culture. (Source Note). May 11, 1926 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Spencer, J. A. S.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Mabel Daniels (1878-1971)

    Mabel Daniels (1878-1971)

    Biography. Upon her return to America, Daniels joined Boston's Cecilia Society, where she was exposed to modern choral works with orchestra. She assumed the directorship of Radcliffe's glee club and the Bradford Academy music program (1911-13). In 1913, she was appointed head of music at Simmons College, where she served through 1918. She later established composition prizes and funds at Radcliffe to aid music ...

    • Date: 1971-03-10
  • Why, No One to Love?

    Why, No One to Love?

    sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Foster, Stephen Collins - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Casey Jones

    Casey Jones

    Sung by Francis H. Abbot. Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon in Charlottesville Virginia, March 24, 1932. Robert W. Gordon Collection of Disc Recordings. sound recording | 1 disc. | Charlottesville, Virginia. (Venue). March 24, 1932. (Date). Robert W. Gordon Collection of Disc Recordings. (Source). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Abbott, Francis H.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Amazing grace

    Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, stereo. ; 12 in. | Track from the LP "Live at the Apollo." (Source Note). 2 minutes (Extent). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Mca Records - Mighty Clouds of Joy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1972
  • Finger Ring

    Finger Ring

    sound recording | 1 cyl. | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 12, 1926. (Date). Spoken at the end of the recording by Mary C. Mann: This is Miss Roberta Paul's, Paul's "boat song" that I have sung just now—the "Finger Ring." She like that. Sung by Mary C. Mann, Darien, Georgia, Macintosh county, April the twelfth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content). According to Robert ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winsow - Mann, Mary C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • About this Collection --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    About this Collection -- The Library o...

    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
  • Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway

    Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway

    sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Foster, Stephen Collins - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Biographies --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Biographies -- The Library of Congress...

    Short biographies are available for some of the many composers, lyricists, performers, conductors, field collectors, and folklorists who have played a part in the history of American songs.

    • Date: 1759
  • Haul Away

    Haul Away

    sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Recorded in the Eastern U.S (Venue). Recorded ca. 1930 to 1932. (Date). Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source Note). 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 of Folk Culture. (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wilkins, A. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace

    manuscript score | 14p., 11 in. x 17 in. | Arrangement of Amazing Gracce courtesy of Hale Smith, c/o Halsco Music, 225 Pine Street, Freeport, NY 11520. (Copyright Notice). Arrangement of Amazing Gracce courtesy of Hale Smith, c/o Halsco Music, 225 Pine Street, Freeport, NY 11520. (Copyright Notice). Manuscript Score (Form). Manuscript Score (Form).

    • Contributor: Smith, Hale
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1977

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  • Jesus is My Only Friend

    Jesus is My Only Friend

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 10, 1926 (Date). Spoken at the end of this recording: sung by Bessie Shaw, Oakhill, Georgia, April the tenth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content). Some verses on the original cylinder were not duplicated due to poor sound quality. (Content). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Shaw, Bessie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Articles About Songs --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Articles About Songs -- The Library of...

    Original essays and articles are available on this site to help provide historical context and a deeper view for those who wish to learn more about particular topics. The Library's curators have written articles on historical topics and song, musical styles, individual songs, and songs of various ethnic groups in America.

    • Date: 1759
  • Amazing grace

    Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, stereo. ; 12 in. | Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, www.sonybmg.com. (Copyright). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia Records - Nelson, Willie - Geezenslaw Brothers - Payne, Jody - Coe, David Allen - Coe, C. J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1976

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  • [ Running in Birmingham, 1974]

    [ Running in Birmingham, 1974]

    photograph | At the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Gerry running with Tom Fay, an unnamed female student, Jack Six, and another unnamed student. (Content). Copyright Franca R. Mulligan. Used by permission. (Copyright Notice). This item used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Photograph (Form).

    • Contributor: Mulligan, Franca R.
    • Original Format: Photos, Prints, Drawings
    • Date: 1974
  • Blow Boys, Blow

    Blow Boys, Blow

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). 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 of Folk Culture. (Source Note). The date Gordon recorded this is unknown. It may have been between 1930 and 1932. (Date). ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Wilkins, A.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • 1950 to Present --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    1950 to Present -- The Library of Cong...

    Cultural and historical events from 1950 to present related to American song.

    • Date: 1950
  • Interactive Maps --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Interactive Maps -- The Library of Con...

    See the connection between America's geography and song through interactive maps that offer songs from the states and about the states.

    • Date: 1581
  • Amazing grace

    Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, stereo. ; 12 in. | Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, www.sonybmg.com. (Copyright). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Rca Victor - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1972

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  • Popular Songs of the Day --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Popular Songs of the Day -- The Librar...

    "Popular songs" can be broadly defined as songs that are at least intended to reach a broad audience via some form of commercial distribution, such as broadsides, sheet music, song collections, touring musicians or musical production and from the 1890s on, commercial recordings. Being made to travel, popular music is most likely to represent a broad range of influences, including ones from folk, church ...

    • Date: 1581
  • Amazing grace

    Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, stereo. ; 12 in. | Track from the LP "Family Circle" (Source Note). 2 minutes (Extent). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Peacock Records - Mighty Clouds of Joy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1972
  • Catfish Blues

    Catfish Blues

    Played and sung by Honeyboy Edwards at the 50th Anniversary Concert for the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1978. sound recording | 1 reel. | Recorded at the Archive of Folk Song 50th Anniversary Concert, Library of Congress. (Venue). At the beginning of this recording, Edwards acknowledges Alan Lomax, who is sitting in the audience. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Edwards, Honeyboy - Petway, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Slow March: Midnight!

    Slow March: Midnight!

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Noeren, J. M - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Indiana Polka

    Indiana Polka

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Jaeger, Edmund - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Robert Winslow Gordon testing disc recording equipment. He speaks, sings a verse of "Casey Jones," and whistles.

    Robert Winslow Gordon testing disc recording equipment. He sp...

    sound recording | 1 disc. | Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. (Venue). Robert W. Gordon Collection of Disc Recordings. (Source Note). Recorded in January 1932. (Date). 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 of Folk Culture. ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Medley of Greek folksongs, including Dance of Zalongo

    Medley of Greek folksongs, including Dance of Zalongo

    Played on guitar and sung by John Hemonas at his home. Recorded by Peter Bartis in Chicago, Illinois, April 21, 1977. Chicago Ethnic Arts Project. sound recording | 1 reel. | Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection. (Source). Recorded by Peter Bartis in Mr. Hemonas's home. (Venue). April 21, 1977. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Hemonas, John - Bartis, Peter
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1977-04-21
  • Glory to God, My Son's Come Home

    Glory to God, My Son's Come Home

    sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Sung by J. D. Purdy in Gullah dialect. Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (General). Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon near Darien, Georgia (Venue). Recorded ca. 1926. (Date). 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 - Purdy, J. D. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Margaret R. Lang (1867-1972)

    Margaret R. Lang (1867-1972)

    Biography. Lang was self critical of her works and frequently destroyed them. None of her orchestral works are extant. After her father's death in 1909, she became caretaker of her elderly mother. She stopped composing in 1919. A zealous Episcopalian, she published a series of devotional pamphlets titled "Messages from God" between 1927 and 1939. At her own expense, she printed and distributed 6,000 ...

    • Date: 1972-05-29
  • Captain Finch's Quickstep

    Captain Finch's Quickstep

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Grafulla, C. S. (Claudio S.) - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Old Gray Mare

    Old Gray Mare

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a lawyer, a folklorist, and a performer of traditional songs and music. (Biographical). October 19, 1925. Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). Spoken by Lunsford at the end of this recording: "Bascom Lamar Lunsford, who just sung the foregoing, learned it from Curtis Miles at Alexander, Buncombe County, North Carolina, near the home of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Captain Shepherd's Quickstep

    Captain Shepherd's Quickstep

    sound recording | Performed by band playing brass instruments from collections of the Smithsonian Institution; Frederick Fennell, conductor. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Grafulla, C. S. (Claudio S.) - Fennell, Frederick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • The  Herdsman's Mountain Song

    The Herdsman's Mountain Song

    sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • Upon a Summer's Day

    Upon a Summer's Day

    sound recording | Performed by Merja Sargon, soprano; Bernard Rose, piano. Recorded Sept. 1974, Coolidge, Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Published as commercial records in LP, cassette, and compact disc format (Our Musical Past, OMP 101/102 Sound Recording (Form). Sound Cassette (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik - Sargon, Merja - Rose, Bernard
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1974
  • You've Been A Good Old Wagon, But You've Done Broke Down

    You've Been A Good Old Wagon, But You've Done Broke Down

    Composer Ben Harney sings his song, "You've Been a Good Old Wagon, But You've Done Broke Down," without accompaniment. Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (probably in Harney's home), ca. 1925. sound recording | 1 cylinder. | This is thought to be the first published ragtime song, published in 1895. The original sheet music was written for piano and voice. (General). Not ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Harney, Benjamin Robertson - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Amazing grace (used to be her favorite song)

    Amazing grace (used to be her favorite song)

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, stereo. ; 7 in. | Publisher: Fourth Floor Music, Inc. (ASCAP) ABC-12142-A. Mx: 45-14859-S (Source Note). 2 minutes (Extent). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Abc Records - Amazing Rhythm Aces - Smith, H. R. - Burton, Barry "Byrd
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1975

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  • Curator Talks --                        The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Curator Talks -- The Library of Congre...

    The curators of the collections at the Library of Congress give more information about the history of song in the United States in these brief "Curator Talk" videos with the help of illustrations and audio clips.

    • Date: 1759