Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Sandy of the Tisza (Czardas); My shanty is burning (Czardas)

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-08
  • Lighthouse Blues

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Garnett, Roger "Burn Down"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Turn Her Away

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 14 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "Turn Her Away" (vocals with accordion, drums, and trombone) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll" - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • O blessud vertu sumarsol = O blessed summer sun

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tune composed by Ingi Larusson for the 'first day of summer' festival -- widely known in Iceland. First line defective." Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. ...

    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Pop Goes the Weasel

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Jack Haggerty

    • Contributor: Norman, John (Vocalist) - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-18
  • Ave María purísima (Hail, Purest Mary) [Audio]

    • Contributor: Rael, Juan Bautista - Romero, Alfredo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Carry Me, Bury Me

    • Contributor: Unidentified Singers - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Spearman, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-17
  • Lo, lo, lo, lo, tata = Sleep, little one

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4254 A1 begins with false start and comments by Jessie de Soto's son, Tommy. AFS 4254 A2 continues song with four additional verses. Song completed with fifth verse, "the coyote verse," on AFS 4254. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Alice, where art thou?

    Popular Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:05 | 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 only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Charles Harrison - Joseph Ascher
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1913-07-24
  • Home, Boys, Home

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Jones, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-09
  • Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord cometh

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (Mrs) - Popoff (Mr) - Popoff (Mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Shangaree

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - McDonald Family - McDonald, Jane - McDonald, Joe - McDonald, Molly, Aunt - McDonald, Jim
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-27
  • Live a-humble

    Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:53 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal double quartet, unaccompanied (Description). Dixon/Godrich/Rye notes the 8/31/1914 session as taking place in New York City. Victor ledgers do not list a specific location. Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Tuskegee Institute Singers - Leroy Brown - Charles Edward Clayton - Alvin J. Neely - William J. Williams - William P. Smith - Alfred Taylor - William Wiley
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914-08-31
  • Cotton Needs Plowin' So Bad

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Horne, Jim Henry "Duck"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-28
  • Chieftain's daughter

    • Contributor: Palmer, Mason - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-16
  • Jack Morrisey

    • Contributor: Norman, John (Vocalist) - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-18
  • All You Rounders Better Lie Down Comment

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 10 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Fred Lee Fox, a 20-year-old turpentine worker born in Georgia, discusses the song he learned in the Dixie County Prison Camp. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "All You Rounders Better Lie Down Comment" (spoken) performed by Fred Lee ...

    • Contributor: Fox, Fred Lee - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Contest Song

    • Contributor: Tai Piah Singers - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Jawbones [Jordan Is a Hard Road to Travel]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Emmett, Daniel Decatur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • Emcee Announces that the Whipman will Next be Recognized

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Kun aina alen valmis lahtenaan; Yulia and Olaf

    • Contributor: Jackson, Andrew (Vocalist) - Larson, Nils - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-14
  • You're a grand old flag

    sound recording | Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Us Air Force Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Highway 61 blues

    • Contributor: Frazier, Calvin - Pittman, Sampson - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-11-01
  • Yo soy una rancherita

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Longoria, Manuela
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-25