Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Bob Milne at the Library of Congress an oral history with David Sager

    videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 9 min., 15 sec.) : sd., col. | Interviewer: David Sager; piano: Bob Milne. (Cast). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Permission). Bob Milne, ragtime pianist, discusses and demonstrates ragtime music performance practice in an interview with David Sager, Library of Congress. (Summary). Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, October 15, 2004. (Venue). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Copyright Notice). ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Milne, Bob, Pianist - Sager, David - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004

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  • Reverb

    Reverb performs a capella songs at the Library of Congress, February 7, 2007. videorecording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). February 7, 2007. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Reverb (Vocal Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • You're a Grand Old Flag

    Article. With and without Ethel Levey George Washington, Jr. ran from February 12, 1906 to April 23, 1906 and, following a national tour, had a one month return engagement in New York from February 11 through March 11, 1907.

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anchors Aweigh

    Article. Charles Zimmermann died just before the U.S. entered WWI but his counterpart, John Philip Sousa, enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was paid one dollar per month to organize the young musicians recruited into the service. He molded the Great Lakes Navy Band into an accomplished musical organization and became the first Navy musician to hold the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Midshipman ...

    • 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
  • Michigan I-O

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | This song is based on the popular lumberman's song "Colley's Run I-O" and uses the same tune. (Content). This song was published on the Library of Congress recording "Songs of the Michigan lumberjacks" AAFS L 56, 1960. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in Traverse City, Michigan. (Venue). Forms part of the Alan Lomax Michigan and Wisconsin Recordings Collection. (Source). ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wells, Lester - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1960
  • The Dying Cowboy

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Recorded in Pecos, Texas. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). The singer is from Alpine, Texas. (Biographical). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Matthews, Sloan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • Roll On Buddy

    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 New York, New York. (Venue). The singer is from Clay County, Kentucky. (Biographical). Recorded in 1939. (Date). Forms part of the Alan Lomax Recordings of Aunt Molly Jackson collection, part 1. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, Alan - Jackson, Aunt Molly
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1968
  • 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
  • Gary Haleamau

    Gary Haleamau performs traditional Hawai'ian music from Las Vegas at the Library of Congress, August 20, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 70 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 20, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Haleamau, Gary - Haleamau, Sheldeen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • 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
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • Harlan County blues

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

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Korson, George Gershon - Davis, George
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1965
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again

    Article. The song also gave rise to many a parody. The best known was the Confederate parody "For Bales." Union soldiers sang about Generals such as Burnside, McClellan and Mead in a parody titled "Boys of the Potomac"and northerners disgruntled by taxes, conscription and inflation sang "Johnny, Fill up the Bowl." During the Spanish American War in 1898, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" reached ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • 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
  • Sreevidhya Chandramouli

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli of Portland, Oregon, performs vina music and Sanscrit songs of South India at the Library of Congress, August 20, 2009. videorecording | videorecording ; 64 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 20, 2009. Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Chandramouli, Sreevidhya - Sriji, Poovalur
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys

    videorecording | 1 videorecording: 59 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 17, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Flippen, Benton - Smokey Valley Boys - Clifton, Verlen - Brown, Paul - Bode, Frank
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • Battle hymn of the republic

    Article. But it was when Julia Ward Howe visited Washington, DC in 1861 that the tune properly came to be called "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Howe and her husband, both of whom were active abolitionists, experienced first-hand a skirmish between Confederate and Union troops in nearby Virginia, and heard the troops go into battle singing "John Brown's Body." That evening, November 18, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • The Shoofly

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L16, "Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miners," 1947. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the George Korson Recordings of Pennsylvania Coal Miners Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1946. (Date). Recorded in Centralia, Pennsylvania. (Venue). The ballad describes local consequences of a period of economic depression that began in 1873. ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Walsh, Daniel - Korson, George Gershon
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1947
  • Over There

    Article. President Wilson described "Over There" as "a genuine inspiration to all American manhood" and Cohan remained unwavering in his patriotic fervor. However, a significant number of artists and performers grew increasingly disillusioned with a war in which 9,000,000 individuals lost their lives (117,000 of whom were Americans). Thus Cohan's work was contrapuntal to the edgier music produced by performers such as James Reese ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Sing Along with Pete Seeger

    videorecording | videorecording ; 29 min | Forms part of the Seeger Family Tribute Collection (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress (Venue). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Pete
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007

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  • The Texas Rangers

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Recorded in Pecos, Texas. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). The singer is from Alpine, Texas. (Biographical). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Matthews, Sloan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • Yankee Doodle

    Article. Of humble origin and perhaps questionable in matters of lyrical "taste," "Yankee Doodle" has survived as one of America's most upbeat and humorous national airs. In the fife and drum state of Connecticut, it is the official state song. George M. Cohan revived the tune in his "Yankee Doodle Boy" (also known as "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy") of 1904. It should surprise ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002