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  • My Lord Is Writin'

    Field Recordings. Music. Gospel Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Cochran Field Singers, unaccompanied vocals (Performers). In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: James, Willis - Cochran Field Singers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943
  • Coast Guard [Semper paratus]

    sound recording | 1 compact disc | Taken from CD titled "Esprit de corps." "Semper Paratus" made available here by W.B. Music Corporation, Warner Brother Inc., Warner Brothers Music Division (Copyright Notice). 30 second (Extent). Due to copyright restrictions, only excerpts from this item are available. (Standard Restriction). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Department of Air Force - Zimmerman, Charles A. - United States Air Force Concert Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Columbian anthem

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 70.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autograph of S.H. Dudley (baritone and manager) inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Performed by the Haydn Quartet. (Performers). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Berliner, Emile - Dudley, S. H. - Haydn Quartet (Vocal Group) - Berliner, Emile (Author) - Haydn Quartet (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 189?
  • Death Come a-Knockin

    Field Recordings. Music. Gospel Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Four Brothers, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: James, Willis - Four Brothers (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943
  • Do Right By Me

    Field Recordings. Blues (Music). Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Buster Ezell, vocals, guitar. (Performers). In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Ezell, Buster - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943
  • Under the bamboo tree

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Mx: 1633 -8 Recorded June 25, 1903. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - [Cole, Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - Collins, Arthur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • ' Taint no disgrace to run when you are skeered

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Mx: A 894 [unknown take] Recorded on Jan. 11, 1904. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Roberts, Bob
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • The Days of forty nine

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Leon Ponce, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 17, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Leon Ponce performing ...

    • Contributor: Ponce, Leon - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • La noche de Reyes = The Night of the Kings (Jan. 6)

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is not a Christmas song. A father is asked by his little son where his mother is. He says he had found her in her lover's arms and killed her -- on the night of January 6th." ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Hunter's farewell

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 77 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Trumpet Quartette from The fortune teller. (Performers). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Herbert, Victor - Herbert, Victor (Author) - Trumpet Quartette from "The Fortune Teller" (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 189?
  • O blessud vertu sumarsol = O blessed summer sun

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tune composed by Ingi Larusson for the 'first day of summer' festival -- widely known in Iceland. First line defective." Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. ...

    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • My Creole Sue

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Mx: 19343-B -3 Issued in mid 1924. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Davis, Gussie L. - Shannon Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Yelping hound blues

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, vertical cut, mono. ; 10 in. | "Fox Trot" (Content). Recorded on Sep. 12, 1919. Mx: 6929-1-1C Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Lada, [Anton] - Nunez, [Al] - Louisiana Five - Cawley, [Joe]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • All coons look alike to me

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on Nov. 16, 1896. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Berliner Grammophone - Hogan, [Ernest] - Gaskin, George J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1896
  • Foreman Monroe

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Beginning off pitch -- the singer didn't settle down until the middle of the first verse." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Fado de Coimbra = Fado from Coimbra

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fado from Coimbra, Portugal, the seat of the University of Coimbra. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Hard times in Kansas

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Good recording. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on July 9, 1939 (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Dark eyed sailor

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "When I inquired about this, Mr. Ponce said he'd not heard it for 40 years -- he could only remember a part." Leon Ponce, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on ...

    • Contributor: Ponce, Leon - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Hard times in Kansas

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • I'm glad my wife's in Europe

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | World War I song. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (Mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • If I Had My Way

    Field Recordings. Gospel Music. Spirituals (Songs). Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The Choir of Oak Grove Missionary Church (Baptist) is from Peach County, Georgia. Venue: Fort Valley State College. Deacon Sam Jackson and Choir of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, unaccompanied vocals (Performers). In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - Jones, Lewis Wade - James, Willis - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943
  • The Cumberland's crew

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War ballad about naval battle when the Virginia sank the Cumberland, March 8, 1962. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Bugle call rag

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in. | "Foxtrot" (Content). Mx: 35533-A -1 Issued in 1916 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - [Blake, Eubie] - [Morgan, Carey] - Victor Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Guadalcanal march

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in. | [copyright] Williamson Music Co. (Copyright). Track 10 from CD, "Uncommon Valor," by the United States Marine Band. "Guadalcanal march" from Victory at Sea "The Guadalcanal March" by Richard Rodgers Copyright (c) 1952 by Williamson Music Copyright Renewed. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission. (Copyright Notice). 30 second ...

    • Contributor: United States Marines - Rogers, Richard - Leidzen, Erik - United States Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1992
  • Che gioja

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 68.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Goodwin inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Virgina Powell Goodwin, soprano; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Mar. 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Goodwin, Virginia Powell - Goodwin, Virginia Powell (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898