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  • Audio Recording

    You've Been A Good Old Wagon, But You've Done Broke Down

    Composer Ben Harney sings his song, "You've Been a Good Old Wagon, But You've Done Broke Down," without accompaniment. Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (probably in Harney's home), ca. 1925. sound recording | 1 cylinder. | This is thought to be the first published ragtime song, published in 1895. The original sheet music was written for piano and voice. (General). Not ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Harney, Benjamin Robertson - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Date: 1978
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    The Avondale Mine Disaster

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. (Venue). Recorded in 1946. (Date). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L16, "Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miners," 1947. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the George Korson Recordings of Pennsylvania Coal Miners Collection. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Korson, George Gershon - Quinn, John J.
    • Date: 1947
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    Union Man

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L16, "Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miners," 1947. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the George Korson Recordings of Pennsylvania Coal Miners Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1946. (Date). Recorded in the Newkirk Tunnel Mine, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morgan, Albert - Korson, George Gershon
    • Date: 1947
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    The Shoofly

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L16, "Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miners," 1947. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the George Korson Recordings of Pennsylvania Coal Miners Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1946. (Date). Recorded in Centralia, Pennsylvania. (Venue). The ballad describes local consequences of a period of economic depression that began in 1873. ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Walsh, Daniel - Korson, George Gershon
    • Date: 1947
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    The Miner's Doom

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L16, "Songs and Ballads of the Anthracite Miners," 1947. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the George Korson Recordings of Pennsylvania Coal Miners Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1946. Recorded in Centralia, Pennsylvania. (Venue). The collector notes that this is a Welsh ballad. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Walsh, Daniel - Korson, George Gershon
    • Date: 1947
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    Colley's Run-I-O

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Versions of this woodsman's song are known in Maine, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. (General). Forms part of the L. Parker Temple Recordings collection. (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). Recorded in 1946. ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Temple, L. Parker - Korson, Rae
    • Date: 1952
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    Blue Monday

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the George Korson Bituminous Songs Collection. AFC 1963/004: AFS 12010-12012 (Source). Recorded in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. (Venue). Recorded in 1940. (Date). Published on the Library of Congress LP L60 "Songs and Ballads of the Bituminous Miners," 1965. (Bibliographic History). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Korson, George Gershon - Barry, Michael F.
    • Date: 1965
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    Tchepone

    sound recording | 1 reel. | Forms part of the documentation of the American Folklife Center presentation "In Country": A concert and Symposium on the Folksong Traditions of the Vietnam-Era Soldier. (Source). July 13, 1989. (Date). Chuck Rosenburg is from Pennsylvania. (Biographical). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Rosenburg, Chuck, Performer
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    Laughing song

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, between 66 and 72 rpm, mono. ; 8 1/2 in. | 1 sound disc : analog, between 66 and 72 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Originally for voice and orchestra. Libretto by Owen Hall; lyrics by Harry Greenbank; music by Sidney Jones. Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Maurice Farkoa, tenor; ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Jones, Sidney - Hall, Owen - Greenbank, Harry - Farkoa, Maurice
    • Date: 1896-05-08
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    First comes your duty to your flag

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:56 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with bugle calls (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 only. ...

    • Contributor: Victor - S. H. Dudley - Harry Von Tilzer
    • Date: 1901-11-29
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    Tenting on the old camp ground

    Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:36 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with bugle calls, unaccompanied (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 only. ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Haydn Quartet - Walter Kittredge
    • Date: 1904-06-08
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    Tenting on the old campground

    Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:24 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (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 only. Downloading is not permitted. ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Haydn Quartet - Walter Kittredge
    • Date: 1903-05-02
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    Home, sweet home

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:03 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with violin (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 only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Harry Macdonough - Henry R. Bishop
    • Date: 1902-01-23
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    Home, sweet home

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 7" disc recording. | Duration: 02:11 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (Description). Berliner (Canada) issue not confirmed. Also recorded as B-721. Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment and the National Jukebox Project. (Copyright Notice). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Haydn Quartet - Henry R. Bishop
    • Date: 1902-03-12
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    In the sweet bye and bye

    Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:00 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (Description). It is not known whether M-11 or M-12 was the issued take. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Haydn Quartet - Joseph Philbrick Webster
    • Date: 1902-03-12
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    The battle of Santiago

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:14 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (Description). Listed in EDVR vol. 1 as by Haydn Quartet; in Victor catalogs and ledgers as by American Quartet. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - American Quartet
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    The passing of a circus parade

    Descriptive Specialties. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:22 | Spoken (Category). Descriptive scene (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 only. Downloading is not permitted. ...

    • Contributor: Victor
    • Date: 1902-05-09
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    United Service passing in review

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 7" disc recording. | Duration: 01:49 | Instrumental (Category). Band (Description). Also recorded as 31096. 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 only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Arthur Pryor - David Wallis Reeves - Sousa's Band
    • Date: 1902-06-18
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    Sailing

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:25 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, with orchestra (Description). Legacy EDVR data included an issue of 16014 from take 3 which is not referenced on Victor blue history cards. Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Haydn Quartet - Godfrey Marks
    • Date: 1907-06-26
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    All in, down and out

    Ethnic Characterizations, Humorous Songs. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:55 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo (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 only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Arthur Collins - Chris Smith
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    Some time we'll understand

    Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:53 | Vocal (Category). Mixed chorus, 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 only. Downloading is not ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Trinity Choir - James McGranahan
    • Date: 1906-05-25
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    Tramp, tramp, tramp

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:19 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal duet, with orchestra (Description). A later recording by the Criterion Quartet (see B-23722) also was issued as 16531. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Byron G. Harlan - Frank C. Stanley - George F. Root
    • Date: 1907-01-23
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    Steal away

    Religious, Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:54 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied (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 only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Dinwiddie Colored Quartet - Clarence Meredith - Sterling Rex - Harry Cruder - J. Mantell Thomas
    • Date: 1902-10-29
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    Second Connecticut march

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:35 | Instrumental (Category). Band (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 only. Downloading is not permitted. The ...

    • Contributor: Victor - David Wallis Reeves - Clarke's Band of Providence American Band of Providence [i.e., Clarke's Band of Providence]
    • Date: 1902-11-11
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    Lincoln's speech at Gettysburg

    Speeches. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:32 | Spoken (Category). Recitation (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 only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Abraham Lincoln
    • Date: 1903-03-21