Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • The Roving Boy

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Alan and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky collection. (Source). Recorded in 1937. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Begley, Justis - Lomax, Alan - Lomax, Elizabeth
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Bonaparte's Retreat

    sound recording | 1 disc. | A transcription of this recording by Ruth Crawford Seeger was the source for the musical theme of the "Hoe Down" in the score for the ballet Rodeo by Aaron Copeland. (General). Recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax in Salyersville, Kentucky. (Venue). Alan and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky Collection. (Source Note). Recorded in 1937 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Stepp, William Hamilton - Lomax, Alan - Lyttleton, Elizabeth
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • The Titanic

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Alan and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky Collection. (Source). Recorded in Pine Mountain, Kentucky. (Venue). Recorded in September, 1937. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Baker, Arlie - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Alan Lomax (1915-2002)

    Biography. Resources

  • Letter from Alan Lomax to John A. Lomax; Port Aransas, TX

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-01-21

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  • John Henry

    Sung and played on guitar by Gabriel Brown. Long blues instrumental, with only one verse of the ballad sung. Recorded by Zora Neale Hurston, Eatonville, Florida, 1935. Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Expedition Collection. sound recording | 1 disc. | Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Expedition Collection. (Source). 1935. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brown, Gabriel - Hurston, Zora Neale - Lomax, Alan - Barnicle, Mary Elizabeth
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • The Golden Willow Tree

    Song Collection. The text of "The Golden Willow Tree" is the most extensive of the collection, featuring a fairly lengthy narrative tale of maritime exploits. Although Copland completely modified the contour of the melodic line, he retained the modal ambiguities found in the original folksong. Copland's reworking of the melody for "The Golden Willow Tree" can be found in the holograph sketches of the ...

  • Early Sound Recordings of "Amazing Grace" in the LC Collections

    Article. Article. Rust, Brian. The Victor Master Book, Volume 2 (1925-1936). Stanhope, NJ: W. C. Allen, 1970.

  • 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 ...

  • Irish American Song

    In Addition to John McCormack, notable Irish American vocal music artists from the past include Victor Herbert (1859-1924), a Dublin-born conductor and popular composer of operettas; Bing Crosby (1901-1977), a singer and movie star; Gene Kelly (1912–1996), a singer, dancer and movie star; and Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002), a singer and movie star. Contemporary, well-known vocal artists of Irish American descent include Bruce Springsteen, Shania ...

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

    1800 Songs of America James Hewitt (1770-1827) composes 'The Wounded Hussar.' Hon'hewachi Song from the Blue Spot ceremony, sung by a group of Omaha men and women. Recorded by Francis La Flesche, September, 1895. The purpose of the ceremony was to honor a female relative of a society member. La Flesche wrote that this song was composed by Old Blackbird of the White Horse ...

  • 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. ...

  • " John Henry"

    Whether or not the legend has an historical basis, the story of a man whose worth and identity are measured only by his strength, which is then challenged by the advent of steam power, is one that has endured for over a century. John Henry's complaint to the work "captain," "A man ain't nothing but a man," found in most versions of the ballad, ...

  • Woody Guthrie

    Biography. Resources

  • Bahamian American Song

    A relatively new style of music in the 1930s and 40s when these recordings were made was jazz, using the piano and brass instead of, or sometimes in addition to, traditional Bahamian instruments. For example, a traditional version of the Bahamian song "Hoist Up the John B Sail" is sung by Robert Butler accompanied by Theodore "Tea Roll" Rolle. Rolle, a jazz composer, singer, ...

  • 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 ...