Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Letter from Harold Spivacke to John A. Lomax; Port Aransas, TX

    • Contributor: Spivacke, Harold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-01-20
  • The Lass of Glen Shee

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Hum -- also dull stylus." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Tango gitano

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Title translation: "Gypsy tango." Dust jacket notes: From Andalusia, Spain. Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals and hand clapping. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 18, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Cumberland 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, 1862. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The Devil out of hell

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Most of the song recorded on AFS 3813 B1; a verse is added on AFS 3813 B2. WPA Field Report notes: "This is the old English ballad, 'The scolding wife,' -- she was carted off to Hell by the Devil at her husband's ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Letter from John A. Lomax to Harold Spivacke

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-10
  • A la vibora de la mar

    • Contributor: Unidentified Children - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Moye, Margaret - Moye, Jimmie - Moye, Willie - Moye, Carmen Taffinder with Children
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-01
  • When My Blood Run Chiller and Cold

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Gipson, John R., Mrs - Gipson, John R. "Blind Gipson"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-15
  • Atonico (Mexican)

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Popular - modern." Olive Flores, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar and vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Olive Flores, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Flores, Olive - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Bat, Bat Come Under My Hat

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 28 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Conch song, usually sung by children when they see a bat flying. Pretending that the bat will hear and understand, they sing it these promises. The singer is the wife of Wilbur Roberts. The term "Conch," while now more widely used to refer to a ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Mary Jane - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - [Roberts, Mary Jane] - Roberts, Wilbur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-16
  • The Prisoner's song (with answer)

    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 3, 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
  • Fox and Hounds

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Eckhardt, Charles
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-04
  • Greek Song in preparation for Greek Independence Day

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Greek Independence Day is celebrated annually on March 25. It commemorates Greece's independence from the Ottoman Empire, which began with the Revolution of 1821 and was finalized with the Treaty of London in 1832. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Child - Filareton, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Interview with Augustine Vicari

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 30 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Augustine Vicari, a 24-year-old WPA worker, was born in Tampa of Italian 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 ...

    • Contributor: Vicari, Augustine - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Jesus Says I'm Welcome

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 45 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A spiritual, sung by "Uncle" Bradley Eberhard, a work-crippled, 66-year-old African American. He worked more than a quarter of a century in railroad work gangs and is still proud of his role as singer when the men were laying track. Now toothless and a semi-invalid, he ...

    • Contributor: Eberhard, Bradley, Uncle - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Eberhard, Bradley (Uncle)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Right Back in Jail Again

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 50 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, a 21-year-old Tennessee-born turpentine worker at Putnam Lumber Company, composed this song when imprisoned at the Dixie County Prison Camp. Performance Note: "Right Back in Jail Again" (vocals) performed by James Griffin at Office of the Aycock & Lindsey Turpentine ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, James - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Yo cuando era niño - mi padre querido ...

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Suarez, José
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-26
  • Tha bata beag = The Little boat

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Composed by Alexander Cunningham of Scalpay, Isle of Harris, Scotland. Sung by his son, John Cunningham." John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • La pajaro pinta = The Gay bird

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Dance song. Cruz Losada, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Losada, Cruz - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Shoo Fly

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • Gianos ke e Pagona

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 12 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A very old song loved by Greek mountaineers and shepherds. John fondly nicknames his sweetheart ""Pagona"," or Peacock. He is calling her to bring the "stamna" (water-vase) that she has gone to fill at the mountain waterhole while he labors on the harvest. The singer ...

    • Contributor: Spanos, Mary Gillas - Filareton, John - Gillas, Maria
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Sally Ann

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Gene
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Root, hog, or die

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sam Bell, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Tuolumne County, California on August 1, 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 Sam Bell performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Bell, Sam - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Dennis Hastings Introduces the Whipman's Song

    • Contributor: Hastings, Dennis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1985-08-22
  • Hethu'shka Song

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Walker, James
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1985-08-22