Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Dance song with solo vocal

    Sung by a local singer known as "Lizahbet." Recorded by Arthur S. Alberts in what is today Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso in 1949. Arthur S. Alberts Collection. sound recording | 1 reel. | Arthur S. Alberts Collection. (Source). Recorded by Arthur S. Alberts in the "pagan"(non-Muslim) quarter of the city of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta). (Venue). 1949. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Alberts, Arthur S. - Lizahbet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1949
  • On a good old-time sleigh ride

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:03 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Peerless Quartet - Harry McClaskey [I.E., Henry Burr] - Albert Campbell - Henry Burr - Arthur Collins - John H. Meyer - Albert Gumble
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1913-10-29
  • I don' I dont know where I'm going, but I'm on my way

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:11 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Peerless Quartet - Albert Campbell - Henry Burr - Arthur Collins - John H. Meyer - Josef Pasternack - George Fairman
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917-07-24
  • Hail, Pennsylvania!

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:25 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording is ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Peerless Quartet - Henry Burr - Albert Campbell - Arthur Collins - John H. Meyer - Alekseĭ Fedorovich L'Vov
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1913-05-14
  • Since Mother goes to the movie shows

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:15 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Peerless Quartet - Harry McClaskey [I.E., Henry Burr] - Henry Burr - Albert Campbell - Arthur Collins - John H. Meyer - Walter Rogers - Albert Von Tilzer
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916-01-18
  • The syncopated walk

    Musical Theater. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:56 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Peerless Quartet - Albert Campbell - Harry McClaskey [I.E., Henry Burr] - Henry Burr - Arthur Collins - John H. Meyer - Ted Levy - Irving Berlin
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1915-02-24
  • Tip-top Tipperary Mary

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:52 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Peerless Quartet - Albert Campbell - Harry McClaskey [I.E., Henry Burr] - Henry Burr - Arthur Collins - John H. Meyer - Ted Levy - Harry Carroll
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914-11-18
  • Arrah go on, I' Arrah go on, Im gonna go back to Oregon

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:55 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Peerless Quartet - Harry McClaskey [I.E., Henry Burr] - Henry Burr - Albert Campbell - Arthur Collins - John H. Meyer - Walter Rogers - Bert Grant
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916-04-27
  • On the Old Dominion line

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:13 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Peerless Quartet - Albert Campbell - Henry Burr - Harry McClaskey [I.E., Henry Burr] - Arthur Collins - John H. Meyer - Walter Rogers - George Botsford
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916-04-27
  • Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    1950 Songs of America Elinor Remick Warren writes "God Be In My Heart." Aaron Copland's first set of Old American Songs includes settings of "The Boatmen's Dance," "The Dodger," "Long Time Ago," "Simple Gifts," and "I Bought Me A Cat." Seeger Family Concert. Mike, Peggy, and Pete Seeger with the Short Sisters, recorded at the Library of Congress, March 16, 2007 [webcast]. Culture Gian ...

  • Spirituals - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    A spiritual is a type of religious folksong that is most closely associated with the enslavement of African people in the American South. The songs proliferated in the last few decades of the eighteenth century leading up to the abolishment of legalized slavery in the 1860s. The African American spiritual (also called the Negro Spiritual) constitutes one of the largest and most significant forms ...

  • Songs of Sports and Leisure - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    American popular song emerged in the same era that American leisure culture began to develop, and sports such as baseball and football began to take on their present, distinctly American forms. As transportation improved, professional entertainers and traveling shows and circuses became regular visitors throughout the country. Transportation itself also became a form of recreation. Playlist for Sports and Leisure Five recordings from Library ...

  • Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    1900 Songs of America Amy Marcy Cheney Beach sets to music Three Browning Songs, including "Ah, Love, But a Day and "The Year's at the Spring." John Rosamond Johnson writes the anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to lyrics by James Weldon Johnson. The King Family performs the traditional dance song "Cripple Creek" on string band instruments: banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bass fiddle. ...

  • Traditional and Ethnic - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    Traditional songs, often called "folk songs," are learned informally, within the context of family, tribe, community, or another close-knit group. Many traditional songs have been sung within the same family or ethnic and regional communities for generations, and as in the case of American traditional songs, can sometimes be traced back to such places of origin as Great Britain, Europe, or Africa and other ...

  • Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    1850 Songs of America Stephen Foster composes 'The Voice of Bygone Days', 'Molly, Do You Love Me?', and 'Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway!' 'Go Down Moses,' a spiritual sung by the Tuskegee Institute Singers, 1914. Harriet Tubman reported using this song to identify herself to slaves that might want to escape and flee north with her by singing it in a neighboring ...

  • African American Gospel - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    African American Gospel music is a form of euphoric, rhythmic, spiritual music rooted in the solo and responsive church singing of the African American South. Its development coincided with -- and is germane to -- the development of rhythm and blues. Playlist Five recordings from Library of Congress collections Oh, Jonah! Performed by the Golden Jubilee Quartet. Recorded by Willis James, 1943. We are ...

  • 1939 Southern Recording Trip Fieldnotes

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-00-00
  • At the old drug store

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 13 x 9 in. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Jerome H. Remick & Co. - Gumble, Albert - Jackson, Arthur
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919