Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Ol' Man Satan

    sound recording | 2 cylinder recordings | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 12, 1926. (Date). According to Gordon, "This song was a favorite with Amelia, a slave brought to this country prior to 1800 from the island of Madagascar. She taught it to her grand-daughter, Violet, and she in turn taught it to her granddaughter, Mary, from whom I obtained it. Amelia ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Mann, Mary C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Roll the Old Chariot Along and Haul the Woodpile Down

    Sea shanties recorded by Robert W. Gordon in the San Francisco Bay Area of California in the early 1920s (singers unknown). Gordon Cylinder Collection (cyl.50, CAL 103, CAL 104) sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). Sea shanties recorded by Robert W. Gordon in the San Francisco Bay Area of California in the early 1920s. (Content). The recording of "Haul the ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Jesus is My Only Friend

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 10, 1926 (Date). Spoken at the end of this recording: sung by Bessie Shaw, Oakhill, Georgia, April the tenth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content). Some verses on the original cylinder were not duplicated due to poor sound quality. (Content). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Shaw, Bessie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Finger Ring

    sound recording | 1 cyl. | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 12, 1926. (Date). Spoken at the end of the recording by Mary C. Mann: This is Miss Roberta Paul's, Paul's "boat song" that I have sung just now—the "Finger Ring." She like that. Sung by Mary C. Mann, Darien, Georgia, Macintosh county, April the twelfth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content). According to Robert ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winsow - Mann, Mary C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Old Granny Hare

    Sung by William Ernest Bird in Cullowhee, North Carolina, October 28, 1925. Gordon Cylinder Collection. sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Performed by Professor W. E. Bird of Cullowhee State Normal School at Cullowhee, Jackson County, North Carolina, in the mountains to the southwest of Asheville. (Content). Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). October 28, 1925. (Date). This song was published on the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bird, William Ernest - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Robert Winslow Gordon testing disc recording equipment. He speaks, sings a verse of "Casey Jones," and whistles.

    sound recording | 1 disc. | Recorded at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. (Venue). Robert W. Gordon Collection of Disc Recordings. (Source Note). Recorded in January 1932. (Date). 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. ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Casey Jones

    Sung by Francis H. Abbot. Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon in Charlottesville Virginia, March 24, 1932. Robert W. Gordon Collection of Disc Recordings. sound recording | 1 disc. | Charlottesville, Virginia. (Venue). March 24, 1932. (Date). Robert W. Gordon Collection of Disc Recordings. (Source). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Abbott, Francis H.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Hesitation Blues

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). October 19, 1925. (Date). Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a lawyer, a folklorist, and a performer of traditional songs and music. (Biographical). 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 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Old Gray Mare

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a lawyer, a folklorist, and a performer of traditional songs and music. (Biographical). October 19, 1925. Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). Spoken by Lunsford at the end of this recording: "Bascom Lamar Lunsford, who just sung the foregoing, learned it from Curtis Miles at Alexander, Buncombe County, North Carolina, near the home of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • The Old Ninety Seven

    sound recording | 1 cylinder recording. | Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon in Concord, North Carolina, (Venue). Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. Original Cylinder number: Gordon cyl. A6, ms. NC4. (Source Note). Recorded on October 15, 1925 (Date). This song is known under several similar titles in addition to the title listed: "The Wreck of the Old Ninety Seven," "The Wreck of the Old ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lewey, Fred J. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978