Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Contest Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Let's Shake It

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 53 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Negro track-lining chant, learned at a railroad camp in [Callahan?] (North Florida) in 1935. Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she took a job with the Federal Writers' Project in Florida. Performance Note: "Let's Shake ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Carry Me, Bury Me

    • Contributor: Unidentified Singers - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Spearman, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-17
  • Emcee Announces the End of the Gourd Dance and Thanks Gourd Dancers and Gourd Dance Singers

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • They'll Only Talk About You

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "They'll Only Talk About You" (vocals with accordion) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll" - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • Ghost Story

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Platt, Mose "Clear Rock"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-10
  • Bobolink

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 67.5 rpm, mono. ; 8 1/2 in. | 1 sound disc : analog, 67.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Virginia 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 ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Bischoff, J. W. (John W.) - Goodwin, Virginia Powell - Bischoff, J. W. - Bischoff, J.W. (Author) - Goodwin, Virginia Powell (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898-03
  • Hon'hewachi Song

    • Contributor: Merrick, Joseph (Gion'Zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - Miller, George (Inke'Tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Mi'Gthintonin (Return of New Moon) - Unidentified Woman - La Flesche, Francis - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1895-09-00
  • Dying Cowboy, The

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Goodwyn, Frank
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-29
  • All Around the Maypole

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 26 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A ring play known since childhood by the singer, age 33, who grew up in Savannah, Georgia. The tempo of this song slows down in the first minute, then speeds up again. Performance Note: "All Around the Maypole" (vocals with patting) performed by Ellabell Singleton ...

    • Contributor: Singleton, Ellabell - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Frosty Morning

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Day's a-Breakin'

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 47 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is a jumped-up song sung by Rufus Bland and James Brown. Performance Note: "Day's a-Breakin'" (vocals) performed by James Brown, Rufus Bland at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Brown, James - Bland, Rufus - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Bland, Rufus]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Shady Grove

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Commentary on Gourd Dance Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0377)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Commentary on Flag Song

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • My Baby Needs a Pair of Shoes

    • Contributor: Wood, Ray - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-13
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Society Song (Call Number: AFS 20313 06c)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Turner, John - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-02-24
  • John Turner Introduces Himself in Omaha

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis - Turner, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-02-24
  • Pretty Girl Don't Pay Me No Mind

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Carver, Glenn - Perry, Fred
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Old Dan Tucker

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Wilson, Ruby
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-01
  • Roll Her to the Wall, cont.; Rich Merchant

    • Contributor: Gallagher, Dominic - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-24
  • Miller, The

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Wilson, Ruby
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-01
  • Long John

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Platt, Mose "Clear Rock"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-10
  • Old Gray Mare

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Newcomer, Elmo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-03
  • Emcee Calls Men Judges and Comments on Fancy Dancer Contest Rules

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14