Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Green Corn Dance Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Junk man rag

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "One Step or Two Step" (Content). Mx: 17489-B -2 Issued in late 1913 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Roberts, [Luckyeth] - Victor Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • 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
  • Bellamena

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 42 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Bahamian Bahamian fish peddler Greek American man A Bahamian folksong, commemorating the role of Caribbean vessels in "rum-running," or transporting alcohol, to the United States during Prohibition (1919-1933). The 18th amendment to the Constitution, known as the Volstead Act, or Prohibition Act, had outlawed the manufacture ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performer - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Unidentified Bahamian - Unidentified Bahaman
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • America the beautiful

    sound recording | 1 compact disc | Taken from cd entitled "Sing America!", published by MENC, and manufactured by Sony Music Special Products. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Menc - Ward, Samuel - Bates, Katharine Lee - Second Marine Aircraft Wing Band, Cherry Point, Nc
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Yes saren gukiji = As I came from the hill

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Yes saren kugayi. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Armenian. (Language). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • President Harding march

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:58 | Instrumental (Category). Military band (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. ...

    • Contributor: Victor - William H. Santleman - M. Azzolna - United States Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921-04-30
  • St. Peter at the Golden Gate

    sound recording | on 1 side and 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John McCready's recitation begins on AFS 3352 A1, but is defective. It is continued on AFS 3352 B1 and concluded on AFS 3352 B3. Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This was learned for the meetings of the lit'rary in Kansas, ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Digging on the lode

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Recited, then sung by Aaron Morgan. . . Learned for recitation day in school, he thinks." Aaron Morgan, narration and unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 18, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Morgan, Aaron - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Oh Susanna

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:02 | Instrumental with vocal refrain (Category). Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Billy Murray - Albert Campbell - John H. Meyer - Edward T. King - Charles Blamphin - James A. Bland - Stephen Collins Foster - Hugo Frey - Great White Way Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1923-06-22
  • Greek Folksong, Usually Sung After a Wedding (Part 1 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 49 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Haiclice Tsangaris and Xeni Sarris will sing a Greek folksong that they usually sing after a wedding." This song describes the bride as a queen. She wears the crown, and has something on her lips. She is like an icon, and all the people--old and ...

    • Contributor: Tsangaris, Haiclice - Sarris, Xeni - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-27
  • La noche de Reyes = The Night of the Kings (Jan. 6)

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is not a Christmas song. A father is asked by his little son where his mother is. He says he had found her in her lover's arms and killed her -- on the night of January 6th." ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Home, sweet home

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:09 | Vocal (Category). Soprano vocal solo, with piano (Description). Also recorded as [PM-]545 and [PM-]553. Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Rosalia Chalia - Henry R. Bishop
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1901-06-03
  • The Bridgewater

    sound recording | on 1 side and 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 3809 B1 and is continued on AFS 3809 A3. Yellow song check-list notes: "Mr. Graham says he cannot play and sing at the same time, but he likes to 'pick a little,' just for something to ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Caprice Espagnol

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: violin solo. Coupling date: 1/29/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Souvenir / Albert Spalding. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Spalding, Albert - Benoist, André
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • Birdie

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Smith & Co. - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Valse de Cadena and Entrega de novios (Chain Waltz and Delivery of the Newlyweds) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Melody is a New Mexican adaptation of "Bring Back My Bonny to Me." Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Mr. Anaya, 39, and his daughter Ernestina, 18, both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves) - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • My Creole Sue

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Mx: 750-A Issued in early 1902 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - [Davis, Gussie L.] - Climax Quartette
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Haul Away

    sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Recorded in the Eastern U.S (Venue). Recorded ca. 1930 to 1932. (Date). Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source Note). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture. (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wilkins, A. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • [Harmonica Piece]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • My old New Hampshire home

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:10 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording is ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Peerless Quartet - Albert Campbell - Henry Burr - Frank Croxton - John H. Meyer - Rosario Bourdon - Harry Von Tilzer
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1924-01-02
  • Contest Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • True lover of mine

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 3, 1938. (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 ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Glyke vasilike mou

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 7 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. The singer, age 48, learned this song from his grandmother. He says the song is over 300 years old. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Charles M. - Peronis, Louis - Perris, Charylaos "Harry" - Kafezio, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Violin - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Mandola - Brown, Chas. M. - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Oran Mhairi nighean Iaian Bhan = Mary MacDonald's song

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "From the Isle of Skye [in the Hebrides, Scotland]." Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scots ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939