Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Interactive Maps - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

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

    • Date: 1581
  • Historical Topics - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    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
  • Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 57 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). October 14, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sapoznik, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Sure on this shining night

    videorecording | 1 video, 2 minutes, 27 seconds | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, October 2009. (General). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). This item used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hampson, Thomas - Barber, Samuel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • About this Collection - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    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
  • The Star Spangled Banner

    videorecording | videorecording ; 2 min | Forms part of the Baseball Americana Symposium (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Reverb (Vocal Group) - Langley, Steve - Pinkney, Victor - Hunter, Chris - Edler, Troy - Owens, Kevin - Deering, Jason
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Grief

    videorecording | 1 video, 3 minutes, 9 seconds | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, October 2009. (General). Courtesy of William Grant Still Music, www.williamgrantstill.com (Copyright Notice). This item used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hampson, Thomas - Still, William Grant
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Sreevidhya Chandramouli

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli of Portland, Oregon, performs vina music and Sanscrit songs of South India at the Library of Congress, August 20, 2009. videorecording | videorecording ; 64 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 20, 2009. Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Chandramouli, Sreevidhya - Sriji, Poovalur
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Legends and Legacies Concert Celebrating Joseph T. Wilson and the National Council of Traditional Arts Collection

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 176 min. | This concert forms part of the Legends and Legacies: An American Folklife Center Celebration of Public Folklore symposium events. (Source Note). September 10, 2009. (Date). This concert honors the life and work of Joseph T. Wilson and includes a presentation of the Library of Congress Living Legend Award to him by the Librarian of Congress. (Content). This ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wilson, Joe - Sheehy, Daniel Edward - Sweet Heaven Kings - New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters (Musical Group) - Mauchahty Ware, Tom - Mulvihill, Brendan - McComiskey, Billy - Wiggins, Phil - Douglas, Jerry - Dukes, Josh - Tieyah, Chester, Jr. - Ware, Tom, III - Olin, Julia - Billington, James H. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Obey, David R. - Moloney, Mick
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Interview with Thomas Hampson, conducted by Denise Gallo

    videorecording | 1 video, 41 minutes | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, 2009. (General). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hampson, Thomas - Gallo, Denise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Tom Mauchahty-Ware with Thomas Ware, III and Chester Tieyah, Jr. Kiowa and Comanche Music and Dance

    videorecording | videorecording ; 16 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Mauchahty Ware, Tom - Ware, Tom - Tieyah, Chester
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Phil Wiggins and Corey Harris

    videorecording | videorecording ; 17 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). The first portion of this video is instrumental. The song, "Pony Blues" composed by Charley Patton begins at 5:50 minutes, followed by "Everybody Got to Change Sometime" composed by Taj Mahal and "Lynch Blues" composed by Correy Harris. (Content). ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wiggins, Phil - Harris, Corey - Patton, Charley - Taj Mahal (Musician)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Barbara Lynn and Friends

    Barbara Lynn performs Texas Rhythm and Blues at the Library of Congress, November 18, 2009. videorecording | videorecording ; 58 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 18, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lynn, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters

    videorecording | videorecording ; 27 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • " When the Saints Go Marching In"

    videorecording | videorecording ; 9 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sweet Heaven Kings
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • About this Collection - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    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
  • Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers perform a capella Gospel songs at the Library of Congress, July 16, 2009. videorecording | videorecording ; 65 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 16, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers - Riley, Eric - Jennings, Ric - Page, Greg - Tyehimba, Shaka - Darden, Stace - Davenport, Demetrius
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Songs of Robert Burns

    videorecording | videorecording ; 37 min | Forms part of Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics, and Performance (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bennett, Margaret - Miller, Ed - Kruesi, Margaret - Burns, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Eddie Bond and Josh Ellis

    videorecording | videorecording ; 25 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: Remembering Archie Green (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Ellis, Josh - Bond, Eddie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Northern Neck Chantey Singers

    videorecording | videorecording ; 17 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: Remembering Archie Green (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Northern Neck Chanty Singers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy Music From Maine

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin perform Passamaquoddy songs and music at the Library of Congress, Septermber 16, 2009. videorecording | videorecording ; 65 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 16, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sockabasin, Blanch - Newell, Wayne - Mundell, Kathleen - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Popular Songs of the Day - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    "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
  • " If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" Irish and Jewish Influences on the Music of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley

    videorecording | videorecording; 74 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). December 1, 2009 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Moloney, Mick
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    videorecording | videorecording ; 3 min | Forms part of the Baseball Americana Symposium (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Taylor, David - Alstrom, Ed
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Cowboy poet Paul Zarzyski and cowboy singer-composer Wylie Gustafson from Montana

    Paul Zarzyski and Wylie Gustafson perform songs and poetry at the Library of Congress, October 7, 2009. videorecording | videorecording; 60 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). October 7, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Zarzyski, Paul - Gustafson, Wylie - Bulger, Peggy A. - Seemann, Charlie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009