Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Hail to the Chief

    Article. -- "The Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Cowboy poet Paul Zarzyski and cowboy singer-composer Wylie Gustafson from Montana

    Paul Zarzyski and Wylie Gustafson perform songs and poetry at the Library of Congress, October 7, 2009. videorecording | videorecording; 60 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). October 7, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Zarzyski, Paul - Gustafson, Wylie - Bulger, Peggy A. - Seemann, Charlie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • I'll Be Home for Christmas

    Article. In December 1965, having completed the first U.S. space rendezvous and set a record for the longest flight in the U.S. space program, the astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell hurtled back to earth aboard their Gemini 7 spacecraft. Asked by NASA communication personnel if they wanted any particular music piped up to them, the crew requested Bing Crosby's recording of "I'll Be ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Balla Kouyaté and World Vision

    Balla Kouyaté and World Vision of Massachusetts perform Malian music and songs at the Library of Congress, April 28, 2010. videorecording | videorecording ; 68 min | The performers refer to the language used as "Mandinka." (Content). Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). April 28, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Balla Kouyaté and World Vision - Kouyate?, Balla - Demba, Adjaratou
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • The Army Goes Rolling Along

    Article. Refrain: Then it's Hi! Hi! Hey!The Army's on its way.Count off the cadence loud and strong,For where e'er we go,You will always knowThat The Army Goes Rolling Along.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Stolen Souls from Africa

    videorecording | videorecording ; 3 min | Recorded at the Library of Congress (Venue). Forms part of the Seeger Family Tribute Collection (Source). A version of this song titled, "The Song of the Coffle Gang," was published in abolishionist song collections: The Liberty Minstrel, compiled by George Washington Clark in New York, 1844, and in The Anti Slavery Harp, compiled by William Wells Brown ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Mike
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Big Rock Candy Mountains

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First pubished on Library of Congress LP AFS L61 "Railroad Songs and Ballads," edited by Archie Green. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in San Pedro, California. (Venue). Recorded in 1951. (Date). The singer says that he composed this song while hoboing in his youth, inspired by hot springs in Idaho and Utah. (Biographical). Harry McKlintock was originally from Knoxville, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McClintock, Harry - Eskin, Sam
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1968
  • 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
  • Mr. Garfield

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). Concerns the assassination of President Garfield in 1881. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • [Bob Milne in concert at the Library of Congress]

    videorecording | 1 digital file (58 min., 52 sec.) : sd., col. | Title supplied by cataloger. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, October 10, 2004. (Venue). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Copyright Notice). Plantation echos -- The Dixie queen rag -- I love to tell the story -- When you and I were young, Maggie -- Saloon medley (Contents). Courtesy of Bob ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Milne, Bob, Pianist - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • Freighting from Wilcox to Globe

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in Chandler, Arizona. (Venue). Recorded in 1949. (Date). First published in Library of Congress LP AFS L30 "Songs of the Mormons and Songs of the West," edited by Duncan Emrich. (Bibliographic History). Recorded by Peter Tufts on a joint project of the Library of Congress and the University of Arizona Folklore Committee. (Source Note). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Busby, Abraham John - Tufts, Peter
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • Drill man blues

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the George Korson Bituminous Songs Collection. AFC 1963/004: AFS 12010-12012 (Source). Recorded in 1940. (Date). Published on the Library of Congress LP L60 "Songs and Ballads of the Bituminous Miners," 1965. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Lochgelly, West Virginia. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Korson, George Gershon - Sizemore, George
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1965
  • Sweet Home Chicago

    Played and sung by Honeyboy Edwards at the 50th Anniversary of the Archive of Culture at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1978. This song is believed to have been composed by Robert Johnson. sound recording | 1 reel. | Recorded at the Archive of Folk Song 50th Anniversary Concert, Library of Congress. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Edwards, Honeyboy - Johnson, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • The Yankee Doodle Boy

    Article. Subsequent to Cohan's most successful years on Broadway, a number of shows have incorporated his song "Yankee Doodle Boy" and/or depicted the "Yankee Doodle Boy," himself. Eddie Buzzell sang "Yankee Doodle Boy" in the 1929 motion-picture adaptation of the big hit Little Johnny Jones. Jimmy Cagney played the role of George M. Cohan and sang "Yankee Doodle Boy" in the Academy Award-winning 1942 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Blind Boys of Alabama II "Keep the Devil in the Hole"

    Blind Boys of Alabama perform "Keep the Devil in the Hole" at the Library of Congress, June 5, 2002. Forms part of the The Blind Boys of Alabama Concert Collection. videorecording | videorecording ; 4 min | Homegrown Concert Series (Source). Forms part of The Blind Boys of Alabama Concert Collection. (Source Note). June 5, 2002. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Blind Boys of Alabama - Fountain, Clarence - Carter, Jimmy Lee
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
  • Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner

    Dallas Chief Eagle of the Rosebud Lakota (Sioux) tribe and Jasmine Pickner of the Crow Creek Lakota (Sioux) tribe describe their tradition and perform hoop dances to Lakota songs at the Library of Congress, November 15, 2007. videorecording | videorecording ; 58 min | The first dance to a Lakota song is 26 minute into the program. (Content). Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 15, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie - Bulger, Peggy A. - Graham, Andrea - Pickner, Jasmine - Chief Eagle, D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Barbara Allen

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Penelope and Rebecca Tarwater Recordings collection. (Source). Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L1 "Anglo-American Ballads" (volume one), 1942. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Washington, D. C. at the Library of Congress. (Venue). The singer is from Rockwood, Tennessee. (Biographical). Recorded in 1936. (Date). Child ballad 84. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Charles - Tarwater, Rebecca
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1942
  • Mississippi Blues

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on Library of Congress LP AFS L59, "Negro Blues and Hollers," edited by Marshall W. Stearns. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Recorded at Sadie Beck's Plantation, Arkansas. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Brown, William - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1962
  • Columbia the Gem of the Ocean

    Article. Sheet music from both 1843 and 1846 credited the American title as "Columbia, the Land of the Brave." Yet between these two dates, in 1844, the song was also published under the title it subsequently retained, "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean." Extremely popular during Abraham Lincoln's Civil War administration, the song became a standard tune in the U.S. Marine Corps Band's repertoire.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Booth Killed Lincoln

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory Cajun Music from Louisiana

    videorecording | videorecording; 63 min. | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 23, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lacouture, Marce - Greely, David - Guillory, Guillory, Kristi - Owens, Maida - Ausetn, Theodocia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Odetta! An Interview for the American Folklife Center

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 35 min | Interview on November 3, 2003. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Odetta - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
  • Sonny Burgess and The Pacers

    Sonny Burgess and the Pacers perform at the Library of Congress, October 18, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 54 minutes | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). October 18, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Burgess, Sonny - Pacers (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • The Farmer's Curst Wife

    Forms part of "New England Balladry," a lecture and concert presented by Helen Hartness Flanders at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on February 27, 1948. Helen Hartness Flanders Collection. sound recording | 1 reel. | Helen Hartness Flanders Collection (Source). February 27, 1948. (Date). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). This ballad is found in The English and Scottish Popular Ballads ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Davis, Asa - Flanders, Helen Hartness - Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1948
  • Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States

    videorecording | videorecording; 52 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). July 27, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006