Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Concebida en gracia (Conceived in Grace) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In Praise of the Virgin Transcription: (Concebida en gracia),/sólo tú, María, eres,/sólo tú, bendita eres/entre las mujeres./De gracia eres llena,/y Dios es contigo,/tú que nos defiendes/de nuestro enemigo./A María alabemos/en su concepción,/por ser instrumento /de la redención. Transcription: ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Ya no me venga = You won't never see me again with some eyes

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | We believe song title is not accurate, but are not able to supply a better one. Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Crab is a Better Man Than Man

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 26 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "Crab is a Better Man Than Man" (vocals with accordion) 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
  • Rock of Ages

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Thomas, John Lee
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • Emcee Urges War Dances to Move Along Again

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • You Better Run

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Owens, Cecil - Owens, Robert - Owens, Martha - Owens Quartet - Owens, Edward
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-10
  • Emcee Calls Women and Men Judges to the Speaker Stand

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • The Drunkard's child

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "The occasional barks serve to immortalize a lady named Toots, a fine police dog who made the trip down the Yukon as a young dog--two thousand miles in an open boat. She is occasionally loaned to me as ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Ferrell, J. W. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Women's Traditional Cloth Contest Song

    • Contributor: Tai Piah Singers - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Oh, the Buford Boat Done Come

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 6 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A dance song in the Charleston rhythm from the Geechee country in South Carolina, learned in Florida from a Geechee woman. "Geechee," or "Gullah," refers to a group of African Americans who settled on the sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia. Their ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Comments on "St. Peter at the Golden Gate"

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John McCready and Sidney Robertson, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on August 5, 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 John McCready performing ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Just a Jitterbug

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 3 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 singer, a ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, James - Unidentified Performers - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Unidentified Group
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Lamanda

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains ethnic stereotypes. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 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 Warde ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Love Serenade

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 57 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Evelio Andux, age 37, of Cuban descent (father of French descent), born in Key West, Florida, sings a love serenade which he heard his father sing to his sweetheart in Key West, Florida. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • The Green fields of Virginia

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 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 Warde Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The Flying cloud [fragment]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fragment, includes two lines of text, with the remainder whistled. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals and whistling. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Our Father who art in Heaven Psalm preceding third prayer

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Russian Molokan Congregation, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Jack Donohue

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 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 Pat Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Song During Paul Brill Special ("God, watch over us.")

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Bottle Up and Go

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Ezell, Buster
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • Roosevelt and Hitler

    • Contributor: Ezell, Buster - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • We Are Americans, Praise the Lord

    • Contributor: James, Willis - Houston, Bertha
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • My Time Ain't Long

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Reed, Clifford - Brown, Lois - Sanford, Annabelle
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Blue-eyed Susie

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Newcomer, Elmo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-03
  • Rabbit on de Log

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Horton, Jeff
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-29