Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Didn't He Ramble

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Johnson, Willie "Little Life"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • Rock Island Line

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Green, Joe - Jones, George - Story, C. A. - Denny, John - Battle, Joe - Johnson, Willie "Little Life"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • Vacant chair. Johnson, Song Publisher, ... Phila

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
  • Sailor's bride. J. H. Johnson, Song Publisher, card and job printer, No. 5 north tenth street, Philadelphia

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | In English. (Language). Print (Form).

    • Original Format: Books - Notated Music
  • You Must Be Born Again

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Howard, Willie - Perkins, Paul - Richardson, James - Reid, Allen - Johnson, Dawson - Brown, John - Thomas, Lonnie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Printable Timeline -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    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. ...

  • 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

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  • Country -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Country music encompasses everything from fiddler Eck Robertson to the arena-pop of Taylor Swift. The origins of country music can be traced to the 17th century, when European and African immigrants to North America brought their folktales, folk songs, favorite instruments, and musical traditions. Country music has seen various developments since the first commercial recordings, but whatever form it takes, country music speaks to ...

  • Popular Songs of the Day -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    "Popular songs" can be broadly defined as songs that are at least intended to reach a broad audience via some form of commercial distribution, such as broadsides, sheet music, song collections, touring musicians or musical production and from the 1890s on, commercial recordings. Being made to travel, popular music is most likely to represent a broad range of influences, including ones from folk, church ...

    • Date: 1581
  • Western and Cowboy Songs -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Although it is often spoken of in the same breath as "Country" music, "Western" is a distinct area of American popular music whose roots reach into the frontier era of the 19th century. Playlist Five recordings from Library of Congress collections Starving to death on a government claim A pioneer song sung by folklorist Vance Randolph, who learned it in Kansas in his youth. ...

  • Traditional Ballads -- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    Introduction Traditional ballads are narrative folksongs - simply put, they are folksongs that tell stories. They tell all kinds of stories, including histories, legends, fairy tales, animal fables, jokes, and tales of outlaws and star-crossed lovers. ("Ballad" is a term also used in the recording industry for slow, romantic songs, but these should not be confused with traditional or folk ballads.) Many traditional ballads ...