Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Battle Ax

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Reed, Clifford - Slater, Gussie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A folktale explaining why you see squint-eyed people today, learned from a Puerto Rican man in Florida. The performer, an 84-year-old blind man, was born in the Bahamas and emigrated to Florida ca. 1911. Performance Note: "Jack and the Beanstalk" (spoken) performed by Wilbur ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Wilbur - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-15
  • Announcement regarding function of the council, concluded

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Saylor, Mr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Interview about life in Oklahoma and how and why he came to California (part 1 of 2)

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Higginbotham, Tom
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-18
  • Ricketts' Hornpipe

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Sparklin' Blue Eyes

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Thompson, Billy Jane - Judd, Willodean - Wright, Virginia
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-01
  • John Henry

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, born in Georgia and reared in Florida, learned the song from workers driving spikes when a waterboy, aged 15-16, on a logging camp railroad in middle Florida. The song always had the same tune but the verses would vary. Performance Note: "John Henry" ...

    • Contributor: Hazelhurst, Harold - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Tall Stories

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Allen, Vernon "Shorty"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Obey the Ration Laws

    • Contributor: Ezell, Buster - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Itisket-Itasket

    • Contributor: Unidentified Girls - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - McBrise, Ella
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • Alan Jabbour Identifies the Setting of the John Turner Interview

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-02-24
  • Jump Jim Crow

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Rice, Tom - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • Horse Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Host Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • East Virginia Blues

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Alston, Ernie - Price, Harding
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-03
  • Introduction to Masaryktown Recordings

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 19 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The songs on this record have been recorded from Slavic singers in the Slavic community of Masaryktown, Florida, on August 28, 1939, by Alton C. Morris of University of Florida." Masaryktown, named for Thomas G. Masaryk, the first president (1918-1935) of the Czechoslovak Republic, is ...

    • Contributor: Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • Wax Cylinder Hethu'shka Song - 1983 Pow-Wow

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Roving Gambler

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Braley, N. V.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-05
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Society Song (Call Number: AFS 20313 15a)

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

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Jones, Ed
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-30
  • I Lef' My Home a-prayin'

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Jones, Ed
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-30
  • Hop Light Ladies

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Gene
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Wake Up, Jacob

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 34 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A holler sung by the shack-rouster, or man hired to wake up the workers in a big work camp. This one was heard at a sawmill in Polk County. Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she ...

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

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Jack believes in witches. He says you can't see a witch until it's caught. Eight-penny nails in a paper sack under one's pillow can ward off witches. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "Witches" (spoken) performed by Jack at ...

    • Contributor: Jack - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Johnson, Berry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Yung, yung, zaddle-mein da schwartz bronie fart (Young man saddle up the jet black horse)

    • Contributor: Meyers, Herman - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-16
  • I Hardly Think I Will

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Duggan, Shirley Lomax
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-07