Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Lighthouse Blues

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Garnett, Roger "Burn Down"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Turn Her Away

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 14 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "Turn Her Away" (vocals with accordion, drums, and trombone) 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
  • O blessud vertu sumarsol = O blessed summer sun

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tune composed by Ingi Larusson for the 'first day of summer' festival -- widely known in Iceland. First line defective." Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. ...

    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Ave María purísima (Hail, Purest Mary) [Audio]

    • Contributor: Rael, Juan Bautista - Romero, Alfredo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • 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
  • Lo, lo, lo, lo, tata = Sleep, little one

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4254 A1 begins with false start and comments by Jessie de Soto's son, Tommy. AFS 4254 A2 continues song with four additional verses. Song completed with fifth verse, "the coyote verse," on AFS 4254. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Home, Boys, Home

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Jones, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-09
  • Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord cometh

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (Mrs) - Popoff (Mr) - Popoff (Mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Shangaree

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - McDonald Family - McDonald, Jane - McDonald, Joe - McDonald, Molly, Aunt - McDonald, Jim
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-27
  • Cotton Needs Plowin' So Bad

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Horne, Jim Henry "Duck"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-28
  • All You Rounders Better Lie Down Comment

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 10 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Fred Lee Fox, a 20-year-old turpentine worker born in Georgia, discusses the song he learned in the Dixie County Prison Camp. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "All You Rounders Better Lie Down Comment" (spoken) performed by Fred Lee ...

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

    • Contributor: Tai Piah Singers - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Emcee Announces that the Whipman will Next be Recognized

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • You're a grand old flag

    sound recording | Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Us Air Force Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Yo soy una rancherita

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Longoria, Manuela
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-25
  • Arkansas traveller

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Ben Scott, violin; Myrtle B. Wilkinson, tenor banjo. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Turlock, California on October 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Mrs. Ben Scott and Myrtle Wilkinson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Scott (Mrs. Ben) - Wilkinson, Myrtle - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Armenian soldier's march

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Opening solo on oud. Jack Aslanian, violin; Bedros Haroutunian, qanun; Archie Krotlian, oud; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Aslanian, Jack - Haroutunian, Bedros - Krotlian, Archie - Takakjian, Mesrout - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Soiridh leis na gruighichean = Farewell to the maidens

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "A sailor's song." John MacPhee, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on February 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scots Gaelic. (Language). Forms part of ...

    • Contributor: Macphee, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Utott-kopott oreg csarda = The Old tavern

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Bandit ballad. Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Hungarian. (Language). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Puntos Guajiro

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A typical Cuban peasant melody. Performance Note: "Puntos Guajiro" (vocals with claves, bongo, bass viol, and two guitars) performed by Sesteto Encanto at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • Young Charlotte

    sound recording | on 1 side and 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Most of the song recorded on AFS 3375 A1--the last verse is on AFS 3375 B1. "Mr. Graham was reading from his ms. copy [from the] '18th century,' i.e., the 1800s." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Al pie de tu vental

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Delgado, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-28
  • Hug 'em in Sebring

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 42 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A square dance tune, played and called. C. W. O'Berry sings the refrain to "Sweet Little Girl on Josephine. Performance Note: "Hug 'em in Sebring" (fiddle with calls and background vocals) performed by Cleo Wynn (C. W.) O'Berry, fiddle, and Johnny ...

    • Contributor: O'Berry, Cleo Wynn - Shoemaker, Johnny Bill - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (C. W.) - Fiddle - Calls - O'Berry, C. W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Weevily wheat

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton Graham ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • María busca a Jesús (Mary Looks for Jesus) [Audio]

    • Contributor: Rael, Juan Bautista - Archuleta, Ricardo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29