Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Liverpool

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 27 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Conch riddle. The performer, an 84-year-old blind man, was born in the Bahamas and emigrated to Florida ca. 1911. The term "Conch," while now more widely used to refer to a native of Key West, Florida, originally referred to British settlers of the ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Wilbur - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Roberts, Mary Jane - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-15
  • Brother Low-down and Sister Doo-dad

    • Contributor: Pittman, Sampson
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-11-01
  • Shine On

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Goree State Farm Performance Note: "Shine On" performed by Doris McMurray (vocals) at Goree State Farm, near Huntsville, Texas, on May 14, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: McMurray, Doris - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-14
  • Po' Laz'us

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Chain gang Performer referred to elsewhere as Carl Smith Performance Note: "Po' Laz'us" performed by Carol Smith and unidentified performers (vocals) at , near Anderson, South Carolina, on June 11, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Carol - Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Chain Gang
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-11
  • 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
  • Sugar Babe

    Field Recordings. Music. Dance Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "reel" Venue: On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt Performance Note: "Sugar Babe" performed by Sims Tartt, Mandy Tartt, Bettie Atmore (vocals with tapping) at On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt, Livingston, Alabama, on May 30, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Tartt, Mandy - Atmore, Bettie - Tartt, Sims - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Atmore, Betty
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-30
  • Itisket-Itasket

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: drop-the-handkerchief game Location also known as Liberty Hill Group of girls from Liberty High School Venue: Liberty High School Performance Note: "Itisket-Itasket" performed by Ella McBrise and unidentified girls (vocals) at Liberty High School, near Newton, Texas, on May 16, 1939. In English. (Language). ...

    • Contributor: McBrise, Ella - Unidentified Girls - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Girls from Liberty High School
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • Little Gal, Ma'am

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Office of H.R. Weaver Performance Note: "Little Gal, Ma'am" performed by Sarah C. Whitman (vocals) at Office of H.R. Weaver, Merryville, Louisiana, on May 19, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Whitman, Sarah C. - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - [Lomax, Ruby T. - Announcement]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-19
  • 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?
  • El tullido pequeño

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. Lullabies. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "ballad used to sing children to sleep" Venue: Home of Rev. & Mrs. Wm. A. Moye Performance Note: "El tullido pequeño" (vocals) performed at home of Rev. & Mrs. Wm. A. Moye, Kingsville, Texas, on May 2, 1939. In Spanish. (Language). Also ...

    • Contributor: Salazar, Isabella - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Salazar, Señora Isabella
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-02
  • 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
  • Children of America

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. Patriotic Songs. Songs, Spanish. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "patriotic song" Children of Blalack School Venue: Blalack School Performance Note: "Children of America" performed by Unidentified children (vocals) at Blalack School, near Brownsville, Texas, on April 27, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Children - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Children of Blalock School
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-27
  • Contest Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • [Betsy]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Emcee Calls Tiny Tot Traditional Cloth Dancers and New Women Judges

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • The Girl Who Didn't Mind Her Mother

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 43 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A moral tale told by Eartha White's mother, Clara White, who was raised in slavery on Amelia Island, Fernandina, Florida. The Clara White Mission, founded by Eartha White, was named for her mother. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "The ...

    • Contributor: White, Eartha - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - White, Ertha
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Emcee Talks About Having Been in Germany During World War II

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

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Blackbird, Kenny
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Joe Williams; Jolly tinker from France

    • Contributor: Graham, Bert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-14
  • True Paddy's song

    • Contributor: Palmer, Mason
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-16
  • Constant farmer's son

    • Contributor: Green, John W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-27
  • This Is the Seven Fox

    Field Recordings. Music. Hunting Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Georgia Ann Griffin Venue: Home of Mrs. G.A. Griffin Performance Note: "This Is the Seven Fox" performed by Mrs. G. A. Griffin (vocals) at home of Mrs. G.A. Griffin, Newberry, Florida, on June 1, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, G. A., Mrs - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Griffin, Mrs. G.A.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-01
  • Bonyparte; Flying Cloud

    • Contributor: Trueblood, Asel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-10
  • Bring Me a Gourd to Drink Water

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "in and out the window ring game" Venue: On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt Performance Note: "Bring Me a Gourd to Drink Water" performed by Ed Jones (vocals) at On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt, Livingston, ...

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

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28