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    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)
    • Date: 1938
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    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)
    • Date: 1938
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    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)
    • Date: 1939
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    Gentle Annie

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mr. McCready's father used to sing this crossing the plains in an ox cart." Song is version of "Gentle Annie," composed by Stephen Foster. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Foster, Stephen Collins - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    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)
    • Date: 1939
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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)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    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)
    • Date: 1939
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    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)
    • Date: 1939
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    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)
    • Date: 1939
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    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)
    • Date: 1938
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    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)
    • Date: 1939
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    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)
    • Date: 1939
  • Collection

    Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States

    videorecording | videorecording; 52 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). July 27, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    " If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" Irish and Jewish Influences on the Music of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley

    videorecording | videorecording; 74 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). December 1, 2009 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Moloney, Mick
    • Date: 2009
  • Audio Recording

    The shadows on the door

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 62 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Denny inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Will F. Denny, tenor; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, May 2, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Denny, Will F. - Denny, Will F. (performer)
    • Date: 1899-05-02
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    Just as the sun went down

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 69 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Words and music by Lyn Udall. Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Edna Florence, soprano; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, July 11, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Udall, Lyn - Florence, Edna - Udall, Lyn (author) - Florence, Edna (performer)
    • Date: 1899
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    I love her just the same

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 66.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | 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 at an unknown location, July 15, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Dudley, S. H. - Dudley, S. H. (performer)
    • Date: 1899-07-15
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    Where is my wandering boy tonight?

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 69.8 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Words and music by Robert Lowry. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of S.H. Dudley (baritone and mangager) inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Performed by the Haydn Quartet. (Performers). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Lowry, Robert - Dudley, S. H. - Haydn Quartet (vocal Group) - Lowry, Robert (author) - Haydn Quartet (performer)
    • Date: 189?
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    Hello, ma baby

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 64.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Music by Joseph Edgar Howard and Ida Emerson. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Spencer inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Len G. Spencer, baritone; piano accompaniment. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Apr. 15, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Howard, Joseph E. (joseph Edgar) - Emerson, Ida - Spencer, Len - Howard, Joseph E. - Howard, Joseph Edgar and Emerson, Ida (author) - Spencer, Len (performer)
    • Date: 1899-04-15
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    America

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 69 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Words by Samuel Francis Smith. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Gaskin inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. George J. Gaskin, tenor; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Apr. 5, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Smith, Samuel Francis - Gaskin, George J. - Smith, Samuel Francis (author) - Gaskin, George J. (performer)
    • Date: 1899-04-05
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    Columbia, gem of the ocean

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 69 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Words and music by David T. Shaw. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Hayward inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Florence Hayward, soprano; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Dec. 8, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Shaw, David T. - Hayward, Florence - Shaw, David T. (author) - Hayward, Florence (performer)
    • Date: 1899-12-08
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    Sounds from the sunny South

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 62.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Performed by Metropolitan Orchestra. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Mar. 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Metropolitan Orchestra - Metropolitan Orchestra (performer)
    • Date: 1898-03
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    Zizzy, ze zum zum

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 66.4 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Words by Karl Kennett; music by Lyn Udall. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Terrell inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. John Terrell, baritone; piano acc. (Performers). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Udall, Lyn - Terrell, John - Kennett, Karl - Udall, Lyn and Kennett, Karl (author) - Terrell, John (performer)
    • Date: 189?
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    Pretty little dark blue eyes

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, between 66 and 72 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Charles P. Lowe, xylophone; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., Oct. 12, 1897. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Lowe, Charles P. - Lowe, Charles P. (performer)
    • Date: 1897-10-12
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    On the banks of the Wabash

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 63 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autographs of Pryor and Higgins inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Arthur Pryor, trombone; Henry Higgins, cornet. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., Mar. 28, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Dresser, Paul - Pryor, Arthur - Higgins, Henry - Dresser, Paul (author) - Pryor, Arthur and Higgins, Henry (performer)
    • Date: 1898-06-17