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  • Popular Songs of the Day -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    "Popular songs" can be broadly defined as songs that are at least intended to reach a broad audience via some form of commercial distribution, such as broadsides, sheet music, song collections, touring musicians or musical production and from the 1890s on, commercial recordings. Being made to travel, popular music is most likely to represent a broad range of influences, including ones from folk, church ...

    • Date: 1581
  • When I have sung my songs

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 min., 36 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Charles, Ernest - Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Now like a lantern

    videorecording | videorecording ; 2 min., 49 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Kramer, A. Walter (Arthur Walter) - Raphael, Alice
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Night wanderers

    videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source Note). Courtesy of the Samuel Barber Estate and G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com. Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc. http://www.schirmer.com/ (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Barber, Samuel - Davies, W. H. (William Henry) - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • I had myself a true love

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 4 min., 44 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Arlen, Harold - Mercer, Johnny
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • We write the songs: celebrating the ASCAP Collection

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 110 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on May 10, 2011. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Williams, Paul - Deshannon, Jackie - Steinberg, Billy - Kelly, Tom - Eastmond, Barry - Jackson, Freddie - Kay, Dean - Broughton, Bruce - James, Brett - Sampson, Gordie - Lindsey, Hillary - Lovett, Lyle - David, Hal - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Alan Lomax -- The Man Who Recorded The World A Bio-ethnography

    videorecording | videorecording; 61 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). May 5, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Szwed, John F.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which ...

    • Date: 1581
  • Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps

    Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps perform Delta blues at the Library of Congress, May 25, 2011. videorecording | videorecording ; 66 | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). May 25, 2011. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Payton, Ben Wiley - Thundering Harps (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music Photographs from the Great Depression

    videorecording | videorecording; 59 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). June 2, 1010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Remsberg, Rich
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Christine Brewer discusses American song

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 35 min., 23 sec. | Recorded at the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). Music specialist James Wintle from the Library of Congress interviews soprano Christine Brewer about American song. (Content). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Wintle, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Can you imagine that?

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 3 min., 59 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Merrill, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Happiness is a thing called Joe

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 4 min., 18 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Arlen, Harold - Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • The McIntosh County Shouters

    The McIntosh County Shouters perform ring shouts from Georgia at the Library of Congress, December 2, 2010. videorecording | videorecording ; 57 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Date). December 2, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Mcintosh County Shouters (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Hickory Hill

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 3 min., 26 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Sargent, Paul - Hillyer, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Celebrating the Music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David

    1 videorecording ; 78 min. | May 8, 2012 (Date). Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington D.C. (Venue). 16:9

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from Idaho

    Amuma Says No performs traditional and contemporary Basque music and songs from Idaho at the Library of Congress, July 14, 2010. videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 14, 2010. Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Amuma Says No
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • CMA songwriters series: Bob DiPiero, Brett James, Little Big Town, Lori McKenna

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 88 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Dec. 4, 2010. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Dipiero, Bob - James, Brett - Little Big Town (Musical Group) - McKenna, Lori - Country Music Association (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Solitary hotel

    videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Barber, Samuel - Joyce, James - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues

    videorecording | videorecording; 55 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). February 17, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Ferris, William R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Makers of the Sacred Harp

    videorecording | videorecording; 47 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). October 21, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Steel, David Warren
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • CMA songwriters series 2011

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 97 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Nov. 16, 2011. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Dipiero, Bob - Black, Clint - Loveless, Patty - Nichols, Tim - Country Music Association (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Agustín Lira and Alma / Quetzal Cantos de mi Cantón (Songs from My Home), Chicano Music from California

    Two musical groups on one videorecording. videorecording | 1 videorecording | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 14, 2011. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lira, Agustín - Wells Solorzano, Patricia - Knypstra, Ravi - Alma (Musical Group) - Flores, Quetzal - Gonzales, Martha - Quetzal (Musical Group : Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • The Steve Meisner Band Traditional and Contemporary Polka from Wisconsin

    The Steve Meisner Band performs traditional and contemporary Milwaukee Slovenian-style polka music and songs. videorecording | videorecording ; 65 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 25, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Steve Meisner Band - Meisner, Steve
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn from the private papers of a World War II bride

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 19 min., 9 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Smith, Alan Louis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012