Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Just a Jitterbug

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 3 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Shrimphouse workers The singer, a ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, James - Unidentified Performers - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Unidentified Group
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Children's Sermon

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 53 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A sermon preached by children playing church. Rather than preach from the Bible, the children would use "The House that Jack built." The singer, aged 39, grew up in South Jacksonville, Florida. She is a blind student of WPA instructor Rev. H. W. Stuckey. Performance ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, Irene - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Longest Day I Ever Lived, The

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Brown, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Cuban Love Song

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes) : analog ; 12 in. | An old Spanish love song, heard in Key West. Evelio Andux, age 37, of Cuban descent (father of French descent), was born in Key West. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Ja som dobrý remeselnik Introduction

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 30 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | . . . on August 31, 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 of Florida, is the collector. The next song the group is going ...

    • Contributor: Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-31
  • 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
  • Zahucaly hory

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 4 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Masaryktown, named for Thomas G. Masaryk, the first president (1918-1935) of the Czechoslovak Republic, is a community near Tampa settled by Czech farmers in 1924. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still ...

    • Contributor: Prácher, Elizabeth - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • Uncle Bud

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 19 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A social song, for amusement, sung by men all over the South; a "jook song," it is not sung in front of respectable ladies. Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she took a job with the ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Story of a Man of Ybor City

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Martin Noriega is a 51-year-old of Cuban parentage. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to avoid unionization of their workers. ...

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Punto Guajiro Translation

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 32 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The Cuban peasants use songs to call on the loved ones, especially at night or in the morning, and the song that Estela Echezabal just sang is one of them. Roughly, it is morning, and he is singing to his loved one, and though he ...

    • Contributor: Halpert, Herbert - Pages, Art
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Mule on the Mount

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 34 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The most widely-distributed work song in the United States, with a consistent tune but varying verses. Zora Neale Hurston originally learned "Mule on the Mount" from George Thomas in Eatonville, Florida. Sung here in track-lining rhythm, it is also sung in other work sites, such ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • La mata persima en el cemeteria

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A story told by Tony Lopez, age 11. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to avoid unionization of their workers. ...

    • Contributor: Lopez, Tony - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-23
  • Children's Sermon

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 48 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A chant used by children when playing church. The singer, aged 39, grew up in South Jacksonville, Florida. She is a blind student of WPA instructor Rev. H. W. Stuckey. Performance Note: "Children's Sermon" (chanted) performed by Irene Jackson at Federal Music Project Office, Jacksonville, ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, Irene - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Bad Laz'us

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Reid, Allen
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • 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
  • Joe Mows, Witches and Hants

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 36 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The performer, identified only as "Jack," believes that spirits return after death, and contends that Joe Mows cannot help against spirits. He reports that some turpentine workers make Joe Mows (good luck items, also known as "Mojos," said to be helpful in winning ...

    • Contributor: Jack - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Johnson, Berry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Yati-Yati

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 52 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Jennie Castrounis will sing 'Yati-Yati,' a Greek folksong about sweethearts who have quarreled." 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 end in 1777, ...

    • Contributor: Castrounis, Jennie - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-10-04
  • Mousmoulia (Part 2 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 59 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | John Castrounis will continue singing 'Mousmoulia,' a Greek love song." Mousmoulia is a kind of fruit tree. 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
  • Orala, orala

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 17 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A plowing song from the city of Nitra, Slovakia. The singer, Rev. S. M. (Stephen M.) Tuhy, is the pastor of the Lutheran Church of Slavia, Florida. The Slavia colony in Florida was established by Slovaks who had first settled in Cleveland in 1912. Performance ...

    • Contributor: Tuhy, Stephen M., Rev - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C. - Tuhy, Rev. Stephen M. (S. M.) - Tuhy, Rev. S. M.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-31
  • My Time Ain't Long

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Reed, Clifford - Brown, Lois - Sanford, Annabelle
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Oh Cap'n Cain' Read

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Johnson, Dawson
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Nad Tatrou sa blyská (The Slovak National Anthem)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 54 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The first stanza to this song, following the first stanza to the Czech National Anthem, constituted the national anthem of the Czechoslovak Republic beginning in 1918. Since 1993, the first two stanzas of this song have served as the national anthem of the independent Slovak Republic. ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Girls - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C. - Group of Young Girls
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-01
  • Me-Xehasax

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 10 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | John Castrounis will sing 'Me-Xehasax', a Greek love song." 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 end in 1777, the settlers relocated to ...

    • Contributor: Castrounis, John - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-10-04
  • Greek Folksong, Usually Sung After a Wedding (Part 1 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 49 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Haiclice Tsangaris and Xeni Sarris will sing a Greek folksong that they usually sing after a wedding." This song describes the bride as a queen. She wears the crown, and has something on her lips. She is like an icon, and all the people--old and ...

    • Contributor: Tsangaris, Haiclice - Sarris, Xeni - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-27
  • Jump Isabel, Slide Water

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 27 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. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has ...

    • Contributor: Barnwell, Isabel - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-14