Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound reel : analog, stereo. | Recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959 (Date). Recorded at the Old Regular Baptist Church, Mayking, Kentucky (Venue). "Amazing Grace" by Thornton Old Regular Baptist Church from Southern Journey vol. 4: Brethren, We Meet Again, Rounder DC 1704. Courtesy of Rounder Records. (Copyright Notice). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Thornton Old Regular Baptist Church Congregation
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Jack Donohue

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (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 Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Pat Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Keith and Hiles Line

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung by Pat Ford. He came West from Wisconsin in 1931. This song was composed by a lumberjack in Crandon [Wisconsin] -- all the names are local." Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters

    videorecording | videorecording ; 27 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • 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
  • Clementine

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song is version of "Oh my darling Clementine," composed by Percy Montrose. Yellow song check-list notes: "Bad; needle wants to jump, shallow cut." John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell at the Arizona Bar in Groveland, California on August 2, 1939. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Montrose, Percy - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • 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
  • Lumberjack special

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A donkey jammer's song from camp 21, Yosemite Sugar Pine Co. Composed by the singers and some others about 1927." Yellow song check-list notes: Sung to the tune of "The Wreck of the old 97." Walter Ross Ralph, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by ...

    • Contributor: Ralph, Walter Ross - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Take a Trip on the Canal if You Want to Have Fun [part 1 of 3]

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan - Sturz, Elizabeth Lyttleton - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1937-11-03
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The River Boys Polka Band

    videorecording | 1 videorecording: 57 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 21, 2006. (Date). This type of polka music and dance is called "Dutch hop" and is found in Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming. "Dutch" refers to its German origins. (Content). This performance is predominantly instrumental with some songs. (Content). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - River Boys Polka Band - Schmer, Robert - Beitz , David - Hergenreder , Jerry - Deines, Steve
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Heimforin til Islands -- 1930 = A trip home to Iceland, 1930

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Text by Sigurd Bardarson, Seattle, Washington." Otto Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on January 17, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Otto - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Battle of Fredericksburg

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mr. Graham says he added a 'little horror' to this where he'd forgotten the text." Civil War song. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • What a Time

    • Contributor: James, Willis - Golden Jubilee Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • The Green fields of Virginia

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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 of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American ...

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

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Cylinder recording. Some scratchy sounds. (Source Note). Forms part of the Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Recordings Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1926. (Date). This is the first known recording of "Come by Here," a song that came to be known as "Kumbayah." (Content). Sung in "Gullah," or Sea Islands Creole Dialect. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Gordon, Robert Winslow - Wylie, H.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • 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
  • Roy Carew and Hal Hopkins interview

    sound recording | Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Carew, Roy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : anaolog, mono. | Recorded in Allen, KY (Venue). Recorded by Margot Mayo, Stu Jamieson and Freyda Simon in 1946 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Mayo, Seymour
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • The Fair captive

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Learned from Charles Walker of Crandon, Wis. He learned it from Randal McDonnel [?] in 1906 in Idaho." Contains ethnic stereoptypes of Native Americans. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Un Bello Bersaglieri = A fine Bersaglieri

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A Neapolitan song." Giuseppe Russo, vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pittsburg, California on March 29, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Italian. ...

    • Contributor: Russo, Giuseppe - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Blind Boys of Alabama I "Amazing Grace"

    The Blind Boys of Alabama perform "Amazing Grace" 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). June 5, 2002. (Date). Forms part of the The Blind Boys of Alabama Concert Collection. (Source Note). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Blind Boys of Alabama - Fountain, Clarence - Carter, Jimmy Lee
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
  • Fhillie duhinn s'tu ga m'dhi = My brown-haired lover, I'm without you

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A waulking song." 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 Scots Gaelic. (Language). Forms part of a ...

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