Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Evalina

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 58 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A group song, usually sung with drums. This song is sung in Florida as well as in the West Indies, because there are a great number of Bahamians in Florida. Dr. Carita Doggett Corse, state director of the Florida Federal Writers' Project, interviews Zora Neale Hurston, ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - Corse, Carita Doggett - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • To mikro potamaki

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 43 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Helen Sarris will sing a children's play song in Greek, titled 'The Little Brook.'" The singer is 10 years old. Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New Smyrna Beach, Florida. When the colony ...

    • Contributor: Sarris, Helen - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-27
  • Miss Martinez Cockroach and Mr. Perez Mouse

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 16 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Evelia Andux, age 11, daughter of Evelio Andux, tells a different version of the same story her father told. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelia - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • Pastime Annie

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 27 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Performance Note: "Pastime Annie" (banjo, guitar, and violins) performed by Bob Hall, Walter Van Bass, Ned Hugh Bass, and J. C. King at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Hall, Bob - Bass, Walter Van - Bass, Ned Hugh - King, J. C. - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Greek Alphabet

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 41 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Sarris children Schoolchildren The teacher asks her students to recite the alphabet: "Tell us about the alphabet." The students respond that there are twenty-four letters in the Greek alphabet, and then proceed to name them. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Children - Filareton, John - Group of Children
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • You Shall Be Free

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 35 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "You Shall Be Free" (vocals with piano and trumpet) performed by Shorty (Sweet Papa) Harris at Key West, Florida, on January ...

    • Contributor: Harris, Shorty "Sweet Papa" - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Harris, Shorty (Sweet Papa)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • Birdie

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Smith & Co. - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • [Cowboy Waltz]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • Boleráz, boleráz

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 6 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A folksong sung by a group of young people of Slavia, Florida. The Slavia colony in Florida was established by Slovaks who had first settled in Cleveland in 1912. Performance Note: "Boleráz, boleráz" (vocals) performed by Rev. Stephen M. (S. M.) Tuhy, leader, and a ...

    • Contributor: Tuhy, Stephen M., Rev - Unidentified Young People - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C. - Tuhy, Rev. Stephen M. (S. M.) - Leader - Group of Young People - Tuhy, Rev. S. M.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-31
  • Fancy Dance Contest Song for Dancer #1898

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Host Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Emcee Calls All of the Clowns to the Arena and Tells Audience that It Will Be the Judge

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

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Peekaboo

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Watha - Scanlan, Wm. J. (William James)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Hethu'shka Song

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

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 53 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer's mother used to sing this song to her when she was a child. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Maria" (vocals) performed by Mary Gianèskis at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 25, 1939. Performer referred to elsewhere as ...

    • Contributor: Manticos, Mary G. - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Gianèskis, Mary - Granèskis, Mary
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Emcee Calls New Men Traditional Judges

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Teasing Game

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 43 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Victoria Valdez, age 25, and Zenaida Beuron, age 28, born in Tampa, play a teasing game. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Valdez, Victoria - Beuron, Zenaida - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-23
  • Untitled

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 54 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Shrimphouse workers The sound quality of ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Unidentified Group
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Love Somebody

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0401)

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

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • General Dancing Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Host Drum - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Emcee Makes Announcements Before the Tail Dancers' Song

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Sponger Money

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 45 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Bahamian folksong, also very popular in Key West, where sponge fishing had long been an occupation of Bahamian settlers. The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "Sponger Money" (vocals with piano) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle, piano, at Key West, Florida, ...

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll" - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Piano
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • Two Irishmen and a Hebrew

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 57 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Fred Lee Fox, a 20-year-old turpentine worker born in Georgia, learned this rhyming story from his grandmother. Performance Note: "Two Irishmen and a Hebrew" (spoken) performed by Fred Lee Fox at Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, on August 1, 1939. Sound Recording (Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: Fox, Fred Lee - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01