Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Got a Letter from My Baby This Morning

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 59 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A work song performed by David Wood, a 27-year-old Florida-born turpentine worker. He learned this song in the Nassau County Prison Farm, where he was jailed for fist-fighting. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online ...

    • Contributor: Wood, David - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • [Schottische in G]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Para subir al cielo

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 44 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, Adelpha Pollato, learned the song in Key West, Florida. 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 avoid unionization of their ...

    • Contributor: Pollato, Adelpha - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0390)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Joe Mows

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 15 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | James Byrd, a 30-year-old turpentine worker, describes a "Joe Mow," a good luck item usually including a lodestone which, kept in one's pocket, is said to be helpful in winning at gambling games. It is also known as "Mojo. Performance Note: "Joe Mows" ...

    • Contributor: Byrd, James - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Byrd, Bill - Byrd, Joe
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Fancy Dance Contest Song for Dancer #1948

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Host Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • 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
  • Emcee Calls Tiny Tot Traditional Dancers

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • [Schottische in C]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Fisher's Hornpipe [on harmonica]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Contest Song

    • Contributor: Tai Piah Singers - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Ricketts' Hornpipe

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Such a Getting Upstairs

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

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Hethu'shka Song

    • Contributor: Tai Piah Singers - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Emcee Calls Little Boy Fancy Dancers and Men Judges

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Marcha (March) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Sale el cordero inocente (letra) (The Innocent Lamb Comes Out) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Sale el cordero inocente/a meditar su pasión/en fuego de amor ardiente/inflama su corazón./inflama su corazón. /(niño . . . Transcription: English Translation Transcription: The innocent lamb comes out/to ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • Men's Traditional Contest Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Emcee Announces Cedar Chest Raffle, A Two Step, and Three Remaining Specials

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Emcee Calls Junior Boy Traditional Dancers

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Nickels and Dimes

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 23 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A children's song. The Spanish children are asking Mama for nickels and dimes to buy trinkets." Minorcans, from the island of Minorca, off the coast of Spain, first came to Florida in 1768, along with Italians and Greeks, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New ...

    • Contributor: De Aceval, Maria Hugas - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-26
  • Grand Entry Song

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

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Jennie Castrounis will sing 'Misirlou,' a Greek Arabian love song." This song describes a woman named Misirlou. Her eyes and lips are mentioned. Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New Smyrna Beach, ...

    • Contributor: Castrounis, Jennie - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-10-04
  • Commentary on Regular Pow-Wow Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0493)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21