Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Just a baby's prayer at twilight

    From Edison records catalog: After you have listened to this Re-Creation a few times you will probably decide it is one of the most perfectly rendered songs you ever heard. Notice, particularly, the orchestra accompaniment in the refrain. This lyric gives a new idea to the many "war-lyrics" that have been written. "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight, for a Daddy Over There." Few ...

    • Contributor: Jerome, M. K. - Homestead Trio - Lewis, Sam M. - Young, Joe - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • Medley of Southern airs

    Coupling date: 6/5/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Banjo solo unaccompanied. From Edison records catalog: Fred J. Bacon, banjo; includes My old Kentucky home, Dixie, and Old folks at home. With (reverse side): Homeward march / John Kimmel.

    • Contributor: Bacon, Fred J. - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • Old folks at home

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Foster, Stephen Collins - Case, Anna
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • The smiler

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Van Eps, Fred - Burckhardt, John F. - Wenrich, Percy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1925
  • In the little red school house

    Copyright: Edward B. Marks Music Corp., 1922. Coupling date: 4/6/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. In catalog: tenor and baritone. With (reverse side): Broken-hearted blues / Al Bernard.

    • Contributor: Wilson, Al. - Brennan, James A. - Jones, Billy - Hare, Ernest - Edison - Wilson, Al (Vocalist) - Wilson, Al
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • My old Kentucky home

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Sound Recording (Form). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Foster, Stephen Collins - Hempel, Frieda - Criterion Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Myona-Hawaiian waltz

    Coupling date: 6/30/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Kaiwi waltz (Old Hawaiian melody) / Toots Paka's Hawaiians.

    • Contributor: Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Carolina rolling stone

    Coupling date: 2/20/1922. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. On label: tenor with orchestra. With (reverse side): Boo-hoo-hoo / Aileen Stanley.

    • Contributor: Squires, Harry D. - Dalhart, Vernon - Parish, Mitchell - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • My Creole Sue

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, vertical cut, mono. ; 10 in. | "Tenor and Mixed Voices" (Content). Mx: 11512-C-1-3 Recorded on Feb. 10, 1927 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Davis, Gussie L. - Scanlon, Walter and Chorus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1927
  • America : My country 'tis of thee

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | On label: "mixed voices." Matrix: 3080-C-4-4. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Smith, Samuel Francis] - Metropolitan Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • I've been floating down the old green river

    Copyright: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 1915/Mills Music Inc., 1943.t. Coupling date: 1/31/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. The song was introduced by Florence Moore in "Maid in America" (1915). With (reverse side): Cohen at the telephone / George Thompson.

    • Contributor: Cooper, Joe - Murray, Billy - Kalmar, Bert - Edison - Cooper, Joseph
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • 'Till the boys come home

    Coupling date: 12/23/1915. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone and male chorus with orchestra. With (reverse side): My bugler boy / Helen Clark.

    • Contributor: Novello, Ivor - Wheeler, Frederick - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • The bells of St. Mary's

    Copyright: Chappell & Co., Inc., 1917. Coupling date: 12/16/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor. With (reverse side): Pickaninny rose / Margaret Freer.

    • Contributor: Adams, A. Emmett - James, Lewis - Furber, Douglas - Edison - Adams, A. E. (A. Emmett) - Adams, A. E.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • America

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | Matrix: 3035-C-6-24. Song also popularly known as "My country 'tis of thee." Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Smith, Samuel Francis] - [Unidentified Band]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • True to the flag march

    Coupling date: 4/1/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Serenade / Creatore and His Band.

    • Contributor: Blon, Franz Von - United States Marine Band - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • Elegie

    Coupling date: 12/13/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor solo in French. With (reverse side): 'O solo mio / Guido Ciccolini.

    • Contributor: Massenet, Jules - Ciccolini, Guido - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • Polski taniec

    Coupling date: 8/21/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: (Polish). With (reverse side): Polka Warszawska "wiszniaczka" / Aleksander Iwanowski.

    • Contributor: Iwanowski, Aleksander - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • At the ball that's all

    Copyright: Remick Music Corp., 1913/Jerry Vogel Music Co., Inc. Coupling date: 6/22/1915. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. Chorus finale from Hill's musical 'My Friend from Kentucky' (1913), interpolated into the author's 'Darktown Follies' (1914) and into the 'Ziegfeld Follies of 1913.' With (reverse side): At the Yiddish wedding jubilee / Maurice Burkhart.

    • Contributor: Hill, J. Leubrie (John Leubrie) - Mayo, Harry - Tally, Harry - Edison - Hill, J. Leubrie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1915
  • Polka Warszawska "wiszniaczka" Warsaw polka /

    Coupling date: 8/21/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Polski taniec / Aleksander Iwanowski.

    • Contributor: Iwanowski, Aleksander - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • Carnival of Venice--variations

    Coupling date: 2/8/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: cornet solo. With (reverse side): As once in happier days, op. 64 no. 1 / Vladimir Dubinsky.

    • Contributor: Kryl, Bohumir - Burckhardt, John F. - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • Hail Columbia ; Star spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | Matrix: 3069-C-4-13 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Key, Francis Scott] - [Unidentified Band]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • Indiana

    Copyright: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., 1917. Coupling date: 5/11/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: female voices with orchestra. With (reverse side): Can't yo' heah me callin', Caroline? / Vernon Dalhart.

    • Contributor: Hanley, James F. (James Frederick) - Homestead Trio - Macdonald, Ballard - Edison - Hanley, James F.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • Are you from Dixie? ('cause I'm from Dixie, too)

    Coupling date: 6/8/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor and chorus with orchestra. With (reverse side): Don't bite the hand that's feeding you / Walter Van Brunt.

    • Contributor: Cobb, George L. - Murray, Billy - Yellen, Jack - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • 12th Street rag

    Copyright: 1914; Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): American pep march / Imperial Marimba Band.

    • Contributor: Bowman, Euday L. (Euday Louis) - Imperial Marimba Band - Edison - Bowman, Euday L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Farmyard medley

    Copyright: Groene Music Pub. Co., August 12, 1901. Coupling date: 6/19/1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: descriptive sketch, unaccompanied. With (reverse side): Study in mimicry, vaudeville / John Orren, Lilian Drew.

    • Contributor: Premier Quartet - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918