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    Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory Cajun Music from Louisiana

    videorecording | videorecording; 63 min. | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 23, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lacouture, Marce - Greely, David - Guillory, Guillory, Kristi - Owens, Maida - Ausetn, Theodocia
    • Date: 2012
  • Collection

    The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in ...

    • Date: 1581

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    Historical Topics - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    The history of America is reflected through its songs. Read more about how immigration and migration; work and industry; social change; war and conflict; politics and political campaigns; and sports and leisure in the United States have been portrayed in song. Listen to examples for all.

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    Interactive Maps - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    See the connection between America's geography and song through interactive maps that offer songs from the states and about the states.

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    Popular Songs of the Day - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    "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 ...

  • Film, Video

    Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn from the private papers of a World War II bride

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 19 min., 9 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Smith, Alan Louis
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    Now like a lantern

    videorecording | videorecording ; 2 min., 49 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Kramer, A. Walter (arthur Walter) - Raphael, Alice
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    If I could tell you

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 3 min., 24 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Firestone, Idabelle - Marshall, Madeleine
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    Review

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 5 min., 41 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Dougherty, Celius
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    Sing to me, sing

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 min., 15 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Henley, W. E.
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    Christine Brewer discusses American song

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 35 min., 23 sec. | Recorded at the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). Music specialist James Wintle from the Library of Congress interviews soprano Christine Brewer about American song. (Content). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Wintle, James
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    Happiness is a thing called Joe

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 4 min., 18 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Arlen, Harold - Harburg, E. Y. (edgar Yipsel)
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    I had myself a true love

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 4 min., 44 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Arlen, Harold - Mercer, Johnny
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    When I have sung my songs

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 min., 36 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Charles, Ernest - Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    Hickory Hill

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 3 min., 26 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Sargent, Paul - Hillyer, Robert
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    Can you imagine that?

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 3 min., 59 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Merrill, Bob
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video

    We write the Songs: ASCAP Concert 2012

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 137 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on May 15, 2012. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Williams, Paul - Nunn, Terri - Parker, Ray - Burgie, Irving - Bishop, Stephen - Melanie - Foliart, Dan - Fekaris, Dino - Stapleton, Chris (musician) - Schwartz, Stephen - Simpson, Valerie - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
    • Date: 2012