Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Miller, The

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Wilson, Ruby
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-01
  • Jigs #1 and #2

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Thomas Mann, hammered dulcimer. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Ortonville, Iowa in July, 1937. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Thomas Mann performing a Anglo-American dance ...

    • Contributor: Mann, Thomas - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1937
  • I Ain't Goin' Work on the Railroad

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Brown, Viola
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-08
  • Blue grass rag

    sheet music | 1 score | For piano Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Ernest S. Williams - Williams, Ernest S.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909

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  • Oh Mr. Brown

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Nassau song from the Bahamas, sung when jumping the fire dance. "The fire dance is some sort of African survival in the West Indies, and they beat the drums and sing these little songs." Zora Neale Hurston, here interviewed by Dr. Carita Doggett Corse ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - Corse, Carita Doggett - [Kennedy, Stetson] - Hurston, Zora Hurston - Halpert, Hurston
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Soldier's joy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Stone, violin. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on August 6, 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 Stone performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Stone, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Chamarita (Flores version)

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Clapping and snapping of fingers audible. At end of AFS 4256 B4, "calls for figures of dance" can be heard. Sung by Louise Franco, accompanied on the English guitar by Clifford Franco, with clapping and the snapping of fingers audible in the background. ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Marching Song

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 55 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Mrs. Elizabeth Prácher sings a marching dance song learned in the "Old Country" (Czechoslovakia). Masaryktown, named for Thomas G. Masaryk, the first president (1918-1935) of the Czechoslovak Republic, is a community near Tampa settled by Czech farmers in 1924. The sound quality of this recording ...

    • Contributor: Prácher, Elizabeth - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • Paso doble

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Unidentified musicians playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 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 Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Root, hog, or die

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sam Bell, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Tuolumne County, California on August 1, 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 Sam Bell performing Anglo-American ...

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

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Newcomer, Elmo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-03
  • Comments on Armenian orchestral style

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (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 Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Haste to the wedding

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Recording includes three jigs, "Haste to the Wedding," "Off she goes," and a third jig whose title is forgotten. Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L9, PLAY AND DANCE SONGS AND TUNES. Thomas Mann, hammered dulcimer. (Performers). Recorded by ...

    • Contributor: Mann, Thomas - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1937
  • Dance of the gnomes

    sheet music | 1 score | For piano Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: D. O. Evans - Wheeler, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1882

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  • Wagoner

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Newcomer, Elmo - Swathoff, Clinton - Evans, J. Otis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-04
  • Dalmatian dance #1, poskocnica

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This sounds as if the needle had stuck in a groove--but the repetitions are as Mr. B. played them." John Botica, misnice. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Mountain View, California on May 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Botica, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Collier in the Scrub

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 55 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This was said to have been composed by the late "Uncle Bunk" Collier, a Highlands County "Cracker," while hiding out from the sheriff after he had stolen a hog. Straws are foot-long fiddle sticks whittled out of fat pine. Albritton and O'Berry say that ...

    • Contributor: Albritton, G. G. - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (C. W.) - Fiddle - Straws - O'Berry, C. W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Snake Song

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 17 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The song is used at the annual Hunting Dance. The Hunting Dance is a spiritual ritual held each autumn. In this instance, the song was performed with the purpose of being recorded, not as part of the ceremony itself. The sound quality of this recording ...

    • Contributor: Josh, John - Tiger, Naha - Johns, Barfield - Osceola, Robert - Bowlegs, Billy, 1808 - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Bowlegs, Billy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • The royall Mr. Isaac's new dance made for Her Majesty's birth day 1711

    Book. print | [12] leaves : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.) | LC copy imperfect: t.p. wanting. Title supplied from Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Contributor: Printed for I. Walsh & I. Hare - Isaac (Mr) - Isaac
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1711

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  • Ain't Goin' Let You Humbug Me

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Jones, Ed
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-30
  • Stangaree

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Always the first dance opening parties on St. George [Sao Jorge Island, Azores]. Sung and played as B1 [Tirana, AFS 3860 B1], except that Mr. Mendes is playing 2nd viola [d'arame] instead of Mr. Franks." Alberto Mendes, vocals; ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Franks (Mr) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Arkansas traveler

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: With narration. John Stone, violin and narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on August 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

    • Contributor: Stone, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Old Joe Clark

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Fragmentary version. . . Attempt to recall Old Joe Clark. He says he will try to practice up on it." John Stone, violin. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on August 6, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Stone, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Inchoo Bingol medar = Why did you enter Bingol?

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Inchu Bingole mtar. Dust jacket notes: "A dance song." 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 ...

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