Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Now What a Time

    • Contributor: New York, Georgia, Singers - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Hungarian rag

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. Coupling date: 11/5/1913. (Venue). With (reverse side): La catrera / National Promenade Band. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Lenzberg, Julius - New York Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • Eli Green's cake walk

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 71 rpm, mono. ; 8 1/2 in. | Music composed by Sadie Koninsky. Recorded on one side only. Autographs of Cullen and Collins inscribed on zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Cullen and Collins, banjo duo. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, May 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Koninsky, Sadie - Cullen and Collins (Banjo Duo) - Koninsky, Sadie (Author) - Cullen and Collins (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898
  • Minha mai = My mother

    sound recording | on 4 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tests -- A composition by Mrs. Avila for Mother's Day." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joachim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The carnival of Venice

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, between 66 and 72 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Composed by Sir Julius Benedict. Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Charles P. Lowe, xylophone. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., date unknown. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Benedict, Julius - Lowe, Charles P. - Benedict, Sir Julius (Author) - Lowe, Charles P. (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 189?
  • A teid thu leum a ribhinn mhaseach = Will you come to the Isle of Lewis

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Song begins on AFS 4284 A2 and is completed on AFS 4284 A3. John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Hi oro 's na horo eile = Hi oro, though we must sever

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "This she sang to her husband when they were courting." Mary MacPhee, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In ...

    • Contributor: Macphee, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • 12th Street rag

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: 1914; Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): American pep march / Imperial Marimba Band. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Bowman, Euday L. (Euday Louis) - Imperial Marimba Band - Bowman, Euday L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Foreman Monroe

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4207 A2 includes all of the song, except for the last verse, which is on AFS 4207 A3. Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The garden of flowers

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 66.4 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Mantia inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. S. Mantia, euphonium; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, June 12, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Mantia, Simone - Mantia, Simone (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1899-06-12
  • Love, here is my heart

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Leo Feist Inc., 1915, 1943, 1952. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. Also known as "Chere, a toi mon coeur" or "Mon coeur est pour toi," with French words by Louis Delamarre. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Auld lang syne / Old Home Singers. DLC ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Silésu, Lao - Miller, Reed - Ross, Adrian
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Sit Down

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Chi mi tir sa robh mi nam bhalach = Song of the Isle of Harris

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Sailor's song of regret for his home on Harris [one of the Hebrides Islands in Scotland]." Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 3858 A2 includes three verses of the song with the chorus omitted; AFS 3858 A3 completes the song with chorus. Donald MacInnes, ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Madam, I have come a-courting

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A Quaker song." Dust jacket notes: "Poor recording -- to be re-recorded." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • James Bird

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fragmentary version. Song depicts the story of James Bird who distinguished himself for bravery on Lake Erie when Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a decisive battle against the British during the War of 1812. Bird was wounded, left the fleet for a time, ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Flying cloud [fragment]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fragment, includes two lines of text, with the remainder whistled. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals and whistling. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The Battle of Antietam Creek

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War song. Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 29, SONGS AND BALLADS OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND OF THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENTS. Warde Ford, unaccomapanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - 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
  • The Fair captive

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Fine modal tune . . . Bad stylus, defective recording." Contains ethnic stereotypes. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Adeste fideles

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 63.8 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Unidentified chimes performer. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Sept. 29, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - [Unidentified Chimes Performer] (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1899-09-29
  • The Old photograph

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A medicine show song." Ben Pitts, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pine Grove, California on October 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

    • Contributor: Pitts, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Two old ladies in Winnipeg had a fight

    sound recording | on 2 sides of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson. Song begun on AFS 4281 A1 and continued on AFS 4281 A2. "Text (verses) in progress, not yet completed by the author!" Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Die Schnitzelbank

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: In Deutsch. Coupling date: 2/22/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Im Grumewald ist Holzauktion (A wood auction in the greenforest) / Manhattan Quartett. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Manhattan Quartett
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Tear Tokyo Down

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • About the looks of a girl

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Toward end of strip: 2 verses about Mount Baker, Washingon. Composed--these are not rimur, Mr. B[ardarson] says." Sigurd Bardarson, unacommpanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940