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  • The Beehive Band: Mormon String Band music from Utah

    The Beehive Band: Mormon String Band music from Utah perform at the Library of Congress, April 24, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 66 | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). April 24, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Beehive Band
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn

    Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn from Ohio perform banjo and string band songs and music at the Library of Congress, June 22, 2011. sound recording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 22, 2011. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Ellis, Tony, Banjoist - Austen, Theadocia Millich
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Fort Valley Blues

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Smith Band (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • Smithy Rag

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Smith Band (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • Gandydancer

    Gandydancer, a string band from West Virginia performs at the Library of Congress December 12, 2007. Homegrown Concert Series. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). December 12, 2007. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Mullennex, Ron - Bing, Dave - Payne, Mark, Guitarist - Martin, Jim - Milnes, Gerald - Gandydancer
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Legends and Legacies Concert Celebrating Joseph T. Wilson and the National Council of Traditional Arts Collection

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 176 min. | This concert forms part of the Legends and Legacies: An American Folklife Center Celebration of Public Folklore symposium events. (Source Note). September 10, 2009. (Date). This concert honors the life and work of Joseph T. Wilson and includes a presentation of the Library of Congress Living Legend Award to him by the Librarian of Congress. (Content). This ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wilson, Joe - Sheehy, Daniel Edward - Sweet Heaven Kings - New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters (Musical Group) - Mauchahty Ware, Tom - Mulvihill, Brendan - McComiskey, Billy - Wiggins, Phil - Douglas, Jerry - Dukes, Josh - Tieyah, Chester, Jr. - Ware, Tom, III - Olin, Julia - Billington, James H. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Obey, David R. - Moloney, Mick
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Bluegrass - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Collections

    Bluegrass music is a tradition-based modern style of string band music. Typically a bluegrass band consists of four to seven performers who sing while accompanying themselves on acoustic string instruments such as the guitar, double bass, fiddle, five-string banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, and Dobro. Bluegrass combines elements of old-time mountain music, square dance fiddling, blues, gospel, jazz, and popular music. Like jazz, bluegrass allows ...

  • Greasy String

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Nymphalin [solo violin & band]

    Instrumental parts | 15p., 8 1/2 x 11 in. | scanned from photocopies Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Harry Coleman - Sousa, John Philip
    • Original Format: Notated Music
  • Fado accompaniment played on 8-string mandolin

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Includes tuning of 8-string mandolin. Alberto Mendes, mandolin. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field ...

    • Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The High School Cadets

    Instrumental parts | 29p., 7 x 5 1/2 in. | Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Carl Fischer - Sousa, John Philip
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1890
  • The Salute of the Nations to the Columbian Exposition

    Instrumental parts | Copyist parts in ink for band and orchestra. [parts missing] 16 pp. [Off-stage band]; 157 pp. [Band and Orchestra] | Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • 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. ...

  • Dalmatian dance #2, a Dalmatian kolo

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Played by Mr. Botica on lirica (liritza), a 3-stringed bowed lyre, also home made." John Botica, lirica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Mountain View, California on May 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Botica, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Portuguese American Song

    Traditional Portuguese vocal music forms find a contemporary expression in the music of Portuguese American rock bands. The ensembles play standard rock instruments like electric guitar, drums and electric bass, and perform at parties, showers, weddings and other social events. Their repertoire ranges from traditional Portuguese songs to rock and disco music. Acclaimed Portuguese American vocal artists include Anthony Joseph "Joe Perry" Pereira, a ...

  • Taksim (Improvisation) and Sha'ki

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Taksim or tah'sim and sha'ki are the names of specific musical forms, the first free in style to show off one's virtuosity, the second stricter in form. A remark interjected by an auditor toward the end is a form of applause. Sometimes ...

    • Contributor: Goshtigian, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Regional Song Sampler: The West

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  • Will Marion Cook (1869-1944)

    Biography. Biography. Biography. Cook also followed his own advice. Thomas Riis, in his study of early black musical theater, singles out Cook's remarkable harmonic skill and compositional sophistication. When the pursuit of his classical career was stymied, Cook brought his exceptional talent to bear on popular music, perhaps paving the way for the marriage of popular spirit and classical complexity which became jazz. Either ...

  • Regional Song Sampler: The Southeast

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  • English American Song

    As new song styles developed in the United States, they often made their way to England. Following tours by American minstrels in the 1860s, blackface minstrel shows and vaudeville were adapted and presented in England, and continued there longer than in the United States, inspiring The Black and White Minstrel Show television program that ran between 1958 and 1978. With the advent of radio ...

  • Armenian American Song

    The Armenian American community has fostered several notable names in the American vocal music world including the operatic soprano Cathy Berberian (1925-1983); the pop singer Cher, whose father was Armenian (she was born Cheryl Sarkisian); the theatre director Rouben Mamoulian (1897-1987) who introduced the modern musical to Broadway with Oklahoma! in 1943, and the Los Angeles-based heavy metal band System of a Down, whose ...

  • Malian American Song

    There are many well-known Malian singers who tour extensively in the United States, or that have taken up more-or-less full-time residency in the country, such as Adjaratou "Tapani" Demba and Makane Kouyaté. In recent years Malian performers fled their homeland in droves as newly influential followers of an ultraconservative brand of Islamic law, in this moderate Muslim country, have violently banned most artists. This ...

  • West Virginia Rag

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Watha
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Chinese American Song

    The organization Music From China was founded in 1984 in New York City with the aim of introducing American audiences to Chinese music. The Library of Congress collection includes a webcast of instrumental Chinese music performed by members of Music From China: The Ann Yao Trio: Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida, July 27, 2011.

  • [Grover Jones's Waltz]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Gene
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06