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  • Audio Recording

    She wore a yellow ribbon

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | AFS 3822 A1 is incomplete; AFS 3833 A2 is a complete version of the song. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    She wore a yellow ribbon

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | AFS 3822 A1 is incomplete; AFS 3833 A2 is a complete version of the song. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    My gal Sal

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals; Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Byron Coffin, Sr. And Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (sr) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The Lyre bird and the jay

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "From 'Hanky Panky.'" Byron Coffin, Jr., vocals and Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano and vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Byron Coffin, Jr. And Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (jr) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Virginia

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Includes narrative by Byron Coffin, Sr. about performing this song on the Barbary Coast. Barbary Coast song. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and narration; Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Byron Coffin, Sr. And Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr - Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Lily Dale

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Minstrel show song. Song is version of "Lilly dale," composed by H. S. Thompson. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on July 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Thompson, H. S. - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Gentle Annie

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mr. McCready's father used to sing this crossing the plains in an ox cart." Song is version of "Gentle Annie," composed by Stephen Foster. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Foster, Stephen Collins - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Lorena

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | This song, popular during the Civil War, is a version of "Lorena" with words by Henry De Lafayette Webster and music by Joseph Philbrick Webster. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on August 2, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Webster, Joseph Philbrick - Webster, Henry De Lafayette - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The Girl with the Striped Stockings; Barbara Allen

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-00-00
  • Audio Recording

    Keep the Baby Still; Over in the Promised Land; Oh, Glory Hallelujah

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-00-00
  • Audio Recording

    Little Red Bird in the Tree; Old Woman Under the Hill

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-00-00
  • Audio Recording

    Between Me and the Wall [part 1 of 2]

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan - Sturz, Elizabeth Lyttleton - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-11-03
  • Audio Recording

    Between Me and the Wall [part 2 of 2]; Pretty Sally [part 1 of 2]

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan - Sturz, Elizabeth Lyttleton - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-11-03
  • Audio Recording

    Boys, Keep Away from the Girls, I Say [part 2 of 2]; Just One Penny

    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan - Sturz, Elizabeth Lyttleton - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-11-03
  • Audio Recording

    Old Lang Syne

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (john Wesley) - Unidentified Singers at Fisk University
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording

    Shame on you

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 11 in. | Arthur Collins performs. (Content). no matrix information Issued in 1904. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Amrican Record Co. - [larkins, John] - Smith, Chris - Invincible Male Quartet
    • Date: 1904
  • Audio Recording

    Indians along Broadway

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 11 in. | Mx: 331 Issued in 1904 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: American Record Co. - [burt, Benjamin Hapgood] - Collins, Arthur
    • Date: 1904
  • Audio Recording

    The shadows on the door

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 62 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Denny inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Will F. Denny, tenor; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, May 2, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Denny, Will F. - Denny, Will F. (performer)
    • Date: 1899-05-02
  • Audio Recording

    Just as the sun went down

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 69 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Words and music by Lyn Udall. Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Edna Florence, soprano; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, July 11, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Udall, Lyn - Florence, Edna - Udall, Lyn (author) - Florence, Edna (performer)
    • Date: 1899
  • Audio Recording

    I love her just the same

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 66.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | 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 at an unknown location, July 15, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Dudley, S. H. - Dudley, S. H. (performer)
    • Date: 1899-07-15
  • Audio Recording

    Where is my wandering boy tonight?

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 69.8 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Words and music by Robert Lowry. 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). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Lowry, Robert - Dudley, S. H. - Haydn Quartet (vocal Group) - Lowry, Robert (author) - Haydn Quartet (performer)
    • Date: 189?
  • Audio Recording

    Hello, ma baby

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 64.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Music by Joseph Edgar Howard and Ida Emerson. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Spencer inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Len G. Spencer, baritone; piano accompaniment. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Apr. 15, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Howard, Joseph E. (joseph Edgar) - Emerson, Ida - Spencer, Len - Howard, Joseph E. - Howard, Joseph Edgar and Emerson, Ida (author) - Spencer, Len (performer)
    • Date: 1899-04-15
  • Audio Recording

    Sounds from the sunny South

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 62.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Performed by Metropolitan Orchestra. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Mar. 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Metropolitan Orchestra - Metropolitan Orchestra (performer)
    • Date: 1898-03
  • Audio Recording

    All coons look alike to me

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on Nov. 16, 1896. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Berliner Grammophone - Hogan, [ernest] - Gaskin, George J.
    • Date: 1896
  • Audio Recording

    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