Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Two old ladies in Winnipeg had a fight

    sound recording | on 2 sides of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson. Song begun on AFS 4281 A1 and continued on AFS 4281 A2. "Text (verses) in progress, not yet completed by the author!" Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • When Johny [sic] comes marching home

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 64.2 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Composed by Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Terrell inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. John Terrell, baritone; piano accompaniment. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, June 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield) - Terrell, John - Gilmore, P. S. - Gilmore, Patrick Sarsfield (Author) - Terrell, John (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898
  • The Mormon-eyed preacher

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | WPA Field Report notes: "One of a large group of songs which comment upon the ease with which the preachers seem to obtain the best of everything." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 3, ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The man behind the gun

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 71 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Dudley inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. S.H. Dudley, baritone; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Feb. 27, 1900. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). From the ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Dudley, S. H. - Dudley, S. H. (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1900-02-27
  • Ladrao = The Thief

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song fragment. Louise Franco, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Lily Dale

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Minstrel show song. Song is version of "Lilly dale," composed by H. S. Thompson. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on July 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Thompson, H. S. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Foreman Monroe

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4207 A2 includes all of the song, except for the last verse, which is on AFS 4207 A3. Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The Fair captive

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Learned from Charles Walker of Crandon, Wis. He learned it from Randal McDonnel [?] in 1906 in Idaho." Contains ethnic stereoptypes of Native Americans. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). ...

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

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 69 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Grace McCulloch, soprano; piano acc. (Performers). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Molloy, J. L. (James L.) - McCulloch, Grace - Molloy, J. L. - Molloy, James L. (Author) - McCulloch, Grace (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1894-11-02
  • 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
  • Oh, mama, how pretty the moon shines tonight

    sound recording | on 1 band 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 2, 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
  • The Fair captive

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Fine modal tune . . . Bad stylus, defective recording." Contains ethnic stereotypes. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Hej mazury Polish song no. 8

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, between 66 and 72 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Mr. Torowicz, tenor; with piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknwon location, Mar. 3, 1900. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Torowicz (Mr) - Torowicz, Mr. (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1900-03-03
  • Polka variata

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 66 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autographs of Moeremans and Poucke inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Jean B.H. Moeremans, saxophone; Jacques L. van Poucke, clarinet; piano acc. (Performers). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Moeremans, Jean - Poucke, Jacques L. Van - Moeremans, Jean and Van Poucke, Jacques L. (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1899-10-12
  • The palms

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 70 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Composed by Jean Faure. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Giannini inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. F. Giannini, tenor; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, June 28, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Faure, J. (Jean) - Giannini, Ferruccio - Faure, J. - Faure, Jean (Author) - Giannini, Ferruccio (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1899-06-28
  • Serena de la mar = The Mermaid

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "About a disobedient daughter who insisted on going fishing on Holy Thursday and was turned into a mermaid as a penance." Lottie Espinosa, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific Grove, California on August ...

    • Contributor: Espinosa, Lottie - 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
  • We're anchored by the roadside, Jim

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A loggers' drinking song. Sackers [were] river drivers who didn't drive the logs but walked along the shore pushing logs that had got into the bayous, out in the stream." Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Jerry will you ile that car [fragment]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 61, RAILROAD SONGS AND BALLADS. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • James Bird

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: The second of two last verses on 4202 A1 is "defective." The "corrected" version is on AFS 4202 A2. Song depicts story of James Bird who distinguished himself for bravery on Lake Erie when Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a decisive battle against ...

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

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 63 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autographs of Pryor and Higgins inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Arthur Pryor, trombone; Henry Higgins, cornet. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., Mar. 28, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Dresser, Paul - Pryor, Arthur - Higgins, Henry - Dresser, Paul (Author) - Pryor, Arthur and Higgins, Henry (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898-06-17
  • San Joao = St. John's Song

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva, vocals; Antonio Medeiros, triangle. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, and Antonio Medeiros - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Two old ladies in Winnipeg had a fight

    sound recording | on 2 sides of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson. Song begun on AFS 4281 A1 and continued on AFS 4281 A2. "Text (verses) in progress, not yet completed by the author!" Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • 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
  • The Old photograph

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A medicine show song." Ben Pitts, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pine Grove, California on October 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

    • Contributor: Pitts, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939