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    Calling Trains

    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 1936. (Date). Recorded at State Penitentiary, Parchman, Mississippi. (Venue). This railroad call is performed by an unidentified former railroad train caller. (Content). John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1933-1937 (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, John A. (john Avery)
    • Date: 1968
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    Unknown title

    • Contributor: Hulan, Mrs - Lomax, Alan
    • Date: 1938-10-25
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    Unknown title

    • Contributor: Hulan, Mrs - Wallen, Mr. - Lomax, Alan
    • Date: 1938-10-25
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    Unknown title

    • Contributor: Hulan, Mrs - Wallen, Mr. - Lomax, Alan
    • Date: 1938-10-25
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    Unknown title

    • Contributor: Hulan, Mrs - Wallen, Mr. - Lomax, Alan
    • Date: 1938-10-25
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    Unknown title

    • Contributor: Wallen, Mr. - Lomax, Alan
    • Date: 1938-10-25
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    Unknown title

    • Contributor: Hulan, Mrs - Wallen, Mr. - Lomax, Alan
    • Date: 1938-10-25
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    Boogie-Woogie medley

    Performed by Albert Ammons. Recorded by Alan Lomax in 1938. sound recording | 1 disc. | 1938. (Date). John Hammond and Alan Lomax Recordings of Blues and Jazz Musicians. (Source). Recorded in New York by Alan Lomax. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Ammons, Albert - Lomax, Alan
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    Whistling Blues

    Performed by Meade Lux Louis. Recorded by Alan Lomax, 1938. sound recording | 1 disc. | John Hammond and Alan Lomax Recordings of Blues and Jazz Musicians. (Source). 1938. (Date). Recorded in New York by Alan Lomax. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Lewis, Meade - Lomax, Alan
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    Fare Ye Well

    Spiritual sung by the Metropolitan Community Church Choir, performing at the National Folk Festival in Chicago, Illinois, 1937. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell. Collector's number 150. sound recording | 1 reel. | Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection. (Date). May, 1937. (Date). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell at The National Folk Festival in Chicago. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Metropolitan Community Church Choir - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
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    I'm Sad and I'm Lonely

    sound recording | 1 reel. | Recorded by Ann Grimes, Ohio. (Venue). Ann Grimes's Ohio Collection, American Folklife Center. (Source Note). Recorded in 1953. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Sandburg, Carl - Grimes, Anne
    • Date: 1953
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    Catfish Blues

    Played and sung by Honeyboy Edwards at the 50th Anniversary Concert for the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1978. sound recording | 1 reel. | Recorded at the Archive of Folk Song 50th Anniversary Concert, Library of Congress. (Venue). At the beginning of this recording, Edwards acknowledges Alan Lomax, who is sitting in the audience. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Edwards, Honeyboy - Petway, Robert
    • Date: 1978
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    Sweet Home Chicago

    Played and sung by Honeyboy Edwards at the 50th Anniversary of the Archive of Culture at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1978. This song is believed to have been composed by Robert Johnson. sound recording | 1 reel. | Recorded at the Archive of Folk Song 50th Anniversary Concert, Library of Congress. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Edwards, Honeyboy - Johnson, Robert
    • Date: 1978
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    Medley of Greek folksongs, including Dance of Zalongo

    Played on guitar and sung by John Hemonas at his home. Recorded by Peter Bartis in Chicago, Illinois, April 21, 1977. Chicago Ethnic Arts Project. sound recording | 1 reel. | Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection. (Source). Recorded by Peter Bartis in Mr. Hemonas's home. (Venue). April 21, 1977. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Hemonas, John - Bartis, Peter
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    Scotch Mary

    A traditional Irish tune performed on ullieann pipes by Patrick James Touhey. Recorded by Francis O'Neill, Chicago, Illinois, 1904. Dunn Family Collection. sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Dunn Family Collection. (Source). c. 1904 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Touhey, Patrick J. - O'neill, Francis
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    Maid on the Green

    A traditional Irish tune performed on ullieann pipes by Patrick James Touhey. Recorded by Francis O'Neill, Chicago, Illinois, 1904. Dunn Family Collection. sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Dunn Family Collection. (Source). c. 1904. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Touhey, Patrick J. - O'neill, Francis
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    Cross-word puzzle blues

    Humorous Songs, Blues. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:37 | Vocal (Category). Female vocal duet, 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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Duncan Sisters - Florence Sanger
    • Date: 1924-11-14
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    Illinois

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 12" disc recording. | Duration: 03:01 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (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 - Haydn Quartet
    • Date: 1909-09-09