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  • Audio Recording

    Shenandoah

    sound recording | Sung by Captain Richard Maitland at Sailor's Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY. Recorded in 1939 by Alan Lomax for the Archive of Folksong. (General). Forms part of the Captain Richard Maitland Recordings of Sea Shanties. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Maitland, Captain Richard - Lomax, Alan
    • Date: 1939
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    Roll On Buddy

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First pubished on Library of Congress LP AFS L61 "Railroad Songs and Ballads," edited by Archie Green. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in New York, New York. (Venue). The singer is from Clay County, Kentucky. (Biographical). Recorded in 1939. (Date). Forms part of the Alan Lomax Recordings of Aunt Molly Jackson collection, part 1. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, Alan - Jackson, Aunt Molly
    • Date: 1968
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    Mr. Garfield

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). Concerns the assassination of President Garfield in 1881. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Date: 1952
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    Zolgotz

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). The song describes the assasination of President William McKinley by Leon Czolgosz in September 1901. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Date: 1952
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    White House Blues

    sound recording | 1 sound recoding | Forms part of the 1977 Neptune Plaza Concert Series Collection. (Source). April 25, 1977. (Date). Concerns the assasination of President William McKinley in 1901. (Content). The Bluegrass Cardinals, consisting of Don Parmley of Kentucky, his son David Parmley (born in California), and Randy Graham of California, originally formed their group in southern California. They moved to Virginia ...

    • Contributor: Bluegrass Cardinals - Jabbour, Alan - Parmley, David - Parmley, Don - Graham, Randy - Blair, Warren - Davis, John
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    Never did the same thing twice

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, between 75.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Words and music by Felix McGlennon. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Quinn inscribed in zinc master. Production level cataloging. Dan W. Quinn, tenor; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., Mar. 31, 1898. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - McGlennon, Felix - Quinn, Dan W. - Macglennon, Felix (author) - Quinn, Dan W. (performer)
    • Date: 1898-03-31
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    A son of the desert am I

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 63 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Music by Walter A. Phillips; words by John P. Wilson. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Myers inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. J. W. Myers, baritone; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., Mar. 26, 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Phillips, Walter A. - Myers, J. W. (john W.) - Phillips, Walter A. (author) - Myers, J. W. (performer)
    • Date: 1898-26-93
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    Sweetest story ever told

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 67.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Words and music by R.M. Stults. 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). Recorded in New York, N.Y., date unknown. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Stults, R. M. - Dudley, S. H. - Haydn Quartet (vocal Group) - Stults, R. M. (author) - Haydn Quartet (performer)
    • Date: 189?---
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    Rock of ages

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 67 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Music by Thomas Hastings; words by Augustus Toplady. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Campbell inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Albert C. Campbell, tenor ; piano accompaniment. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., date unknown. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Hastings, Thomas - Toplady, Augustus - Campbell, Albert - Hastings, Thomas (author) - Campbell, Albert C. (performer)
    • Date: 189?---
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    Tramp, tramp, tramp

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 65 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Composed by George F. Root. 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 in New York, N.Y., June 10, 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Root, George F. (george Frederick) - Dudley, S. H. - Root, George F. - Root, George F. (author) - Dudley, S. H. (performer)
    • Date: 1898-06-10
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    My old Kentucky home

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 61.1 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Composed by Stephen Foster. Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Edward M. Favor, tenor; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., June 30, 1897. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Preservation master. Washington, D.C. ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Foster, Stephen Collins - Favor, Edward M. - Foster, Stephen (author) - Favor, Edward M. (performer)
    • Date: 1897-06-30
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    Her golden hair was hanging down her back

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, between 66 and 72 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Maud Foster, contralto; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., Jan. 30, 1896. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Preservation master. Washington, D.C. : Library ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - McGlennon, Felix - Foster, Maud - Macglennon, Felix (author) - Foster, Maud (performer)
    • Date: 1896-01-30
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    "Dear Mr. President", New York, New York, January or February 1942

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm; 12 in. | Sound Recording, Music; Sound Recording, Non-Music Dear Mr. President, talking blues song sung by Peter Bowers (Pete Seeger) (Side A)/The Martins and the Coys sung by Peter Bowers (Pete Seeger) (Side B) Sound Recording, Music Part of a series of interviews made by Charles Todd and Robert Sonkin, New York, New ...

    • Contributor: Bowers, Peter, Pseud. (pete Seeger) - Cavanaugh, James (jimmy) - Seeger, Pete - Cavanaugh, Robert - Sonkin, Robert - Todd, Charles L.
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    My Honolulu hula girl

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:50 | Vocal (Category). Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars and ukuleles (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Wright and Dietrich - Rene Dietrich - Horace Wright - Sonny Cunha
    • Date: 1916-09-16
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    Song to Hawaii

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:09 | Vocal (Category). Female-male vocal duet, with ukulele and 2 guitars (Description). Victor ledgers do not identify the ukulele player. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Wright and Dietrich - Rene Dietrich - Horace Wright - Joseph D. Redding
    • Date: 1916-09-23
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    O'Brien is tryin' to talk Hawaiian

    Humorous Songs, Ethnic Characterizations. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:11 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with ukulele and 2 guitars (Description). Victor ledgers do not identify the ukulele player. Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Horace Wright - Rennie Cormack
    • Date: 1916-09-16
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    My Waikiki ukulele girl

    Humorous Songs, Ethnic Characterizations. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:54 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Irving Kaufman - Edward T. King - Chris Smith - King's Orchestra
    • Date: 1916-10-12
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    ' My Hawaiian maid' medley

    Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:04 | Vocal (Category). Female-male vocal duet, with ukulele and 2 guitars (Description). Victor ledgers do not identify the ukulele player. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Wright and Dietrich - Rene Dietrich - Horace Wright - Sonny Cunha
    • Date: 1916-09-23
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    St. Louis blues

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More, Blues. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:15 | Instrumental with vocal refrain (Category). Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Description). Also see B-25073. Victor ledgers: "NOTE: 'Incidental vocal chorus by Al Bernard' to be printed on labels." Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Al Bernard - W. C. Handy - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
    • Date: 1921-05-25
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    Royal garden blues

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More, Blues. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:03 | Instrumental with vocal refrain (Category). Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Description). Victor ledgers: "NOTE: 'Incidental vocal chorus by Al Bernard' to be printed on labels." Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Al Bernard - Clarence Williams - Spencer Williams - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
    • Date: 1921-05-25
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    The Argentines, the Portuguese, and the Greeks

    Ethnic Characterizations, Humorous Songs. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:44 | Vocal (Category). Female vocal duet, with ukuleles (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Duncan Sisters - Carey Morgan
    • Date: 1923-03-19
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    Cotton Belt blues

    Blues. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:07 | Vocal (Category). Female vocal solo, with piano (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording is required ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Clarence Johnson - Spencer Williams
    • Date: 1923-07-19
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    Oh Susanna

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:02 | Instrumental with vocal refrain (Category). Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Billy Murray - Albert Campbell - John H. Meyer - Edward T. King - Charles Blamphin - James A. Bland - Stephen Collins Foster - Hugo Frey - Great White Way Orchestra
    • Date: 1923-06-22
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    Sweet Henry

    Ragtime, Jazz, And More. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:52 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with piano (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Noble Sissle - Eubie Blake - Harry Akst
    • Date: 1924-01-08
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    Old fashioned love

    Musical Theater. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:36 | Vocal (Category). Tenor vocal solo, with piano (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording is ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Noble Sissle - Eubie Blake - James P. Johnson
    • Date: 1924-01-08