Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Yankee Doodle

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Following the selection, Sidney Robertson Cowell describes Mr. Bedrosian's method of playing the zurna. Joe Bedrosian, zurna; Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 24, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Bedrosian, Joe - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The battle hymn of the republic

    sound recording | 1 compact disc | Taken from cd entitled: "The flag flies high." Features the U.S. Army Chorus. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: U.S. Army Band - Steffe, William - Wilhousky - Howe, Julia Ward
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1861
  • Battle hymn of the republic

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | Matrix: 5591-C-4-21X. On label: "Baritone and chorus with orchestra." Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Steffe, William - Howe, Julia Ward - Chalmers, Thomas
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • Lily Dale

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Minstrel show song. Song is version of "Lilly dale," composed by H. S. Thompson. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on July 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Thompson, H. S. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Southern Soldier

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assasination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in 1937. (Date). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1937. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morgan, Minta - Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • When Johnny comes marching home again

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 64 rpm, mono; 7 in. | Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - [Gilmore, Patrick Sarsfield] - Terrill, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898
  • When Johnny comes marching home

    sound recording | 1 compact disc | Taken from cd entitled: "Sing America." Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Menc - Gilmore, Patrick Sarsfield - Airforce Band of Liberty, Boston, Ma
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1861
  • Tramp, tramp, tramp

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 65 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Composed by George F. Root. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Dudley inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. S.H. Dudley, baritone; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., June 10, 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Root, George F. (George Frederick) - Dudley, S. H. - Root, George F. - Root, George F. (Author) - Dudley, S. H. (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898-06-10
  • Battle hymn of the republic

    sound recording | Sound tape reel: analog, 2 track stereo 7 1/2 ips | Taken from the Marine Band Dream Hour (radio program) recordings, circa 1953. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Steffe, William - U.S. Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1953
  • When Johny [sic] comes marching home

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 64.2 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Composed by Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Terrell inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. John Terrell, baritone; piano accompaniment. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, June 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield) - Terrell, John - Gilmore, P. S. - Gilmore, Patrick Sarsfield (Author) - Terrell, John (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898-06
  • 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
  • James Bird

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: The second of two last verses on 4202 A1 is "defective." The "corrected" version is on AFS 4202 A2. Song depicts story of James Bird who distinguished himself for bravery on Lake Erie when Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a decisive battle against ...

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

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: The second of two last verses on 4202 A1 is "defective." The "corrected" version is on AFS 4202 A2. Song depicts story of James Bird who distinguished himself for bravery on Lake Erie when Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a decisive battle against ...

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

    Sung and recorded by John Panamarkoff. Panamarkoff Alaskan Promyshlenniki Recordings. c.a. 1958. sound recording | 1 reel. | John Panamarkoff Alaskan Promyshlenniki Recordings. (Source). c. 1958. (Date). A ballad about the journey of Russian settlers from Arkhangel'sk to Alaska in about 1808. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Panamarkoff, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • The Cumberland's crew

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War ballad about naval battle when the Virginia sank the Cumberland, March 8, 1962. 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
  • The Good old rebel

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Leonard W. Jones, accompanied on guitar by Ben Pitts. Yellow song check-list notes: "Swell! Good singing." Civil War song. Leonard W. Jones, vocals; Ben Pitts, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pine Grove, California on October 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Ben Pitts and Leonard W. Jones - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Pitts, Ben - Jones, Leonard W. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The last fierce charge

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War song. Dust jacket notes: AFS 4214 A2 is incomplete; song completed on AFS 4214 B1. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | This song, popular during the Civil War, is a version of "Lorena" with words by Henry De Lafayette Webster and music by Joseph Philbrick Webster. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on August 2, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Webster, Joseph Philbrick - Webster, Henry De Lafayette - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • 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 Faded coat of blue

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War 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 of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Pitts, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The last fierce charge

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War song. Dust jacket notes: AFS 4214 A2 is incomplete; song completed on AFS 4214 B1. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • 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
  • Battle hymn of the republic

    sound recording | 1 compact disc | Taken from cd entitled: "Ceremonial music." instrumental Arrangement transcribed by MSgt. Jari Villanueva. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Department of the Air Force - Steffe, William - Nestico, Sammy - Howe, Julia Ward - United States Air Force Concert Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1861
  • John Brown's body

    sound recording | 1 digital audiotape | Stand alone recording specifically for IHAS. This recording of "John Brown's Body" made here with permission from the James Weldon Norris Chorale (Copyright Notice). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Unpublished - J. Weldon Norris Chorale
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 2003
  • The Cumberland crew

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War ballad about naval battle when the Virginia sank the Cumberland, March 8, 1862. Warde 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 ...

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