Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • 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
  • Ave María purísima (Hail, Purest Mary) [Audio]

    • Contributor: Rael, Juan Bautista - Romero, Alfredo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • East Virginia Blues

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Alston, Ernie - Price, Harding
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-03
  • Barbara Allen

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Judd, Nathan - Judd, Lois
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-01
  • Utott-kopott oreg csarda = The Old tavern

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Bandit ballad. Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Hungarian. (Language). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Puntos Guajiro

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A typical Cuban peasant melody. Performance Note: "Puntos Guajiro" (vocals with claves, bongo, bass viol, and two guitars) performed by Sesteto Encanto at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • Interview about the Johnson's wedding day

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Johnson, A. S. - Johnson, A. S., Mrs
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-18
  • Hug 'em in Sebring

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 42 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A square dance tune, played and called. C. W. O'Berry sings the refrain to "Sweet Little Girl on Josephine. Performance Note: "Hug 'em in Sebring" (fiddle with calls and background vocals) performed by Cleo Wynn (C. W.) O'Berry, fiddle, and Johnny ...

    • Contributor: O'Berry, Cleo Wynn - Shoemaker, Johnny Bill - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (C. W.) - Fiddle - Calls - O'Berry, C. W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • If I Had My Way

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir - Jones, Lewis Wade
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-03-05
  • Ring-Ding-Billy-Ding, Cow-Hee

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Jackson, Lum Wilson "Bill"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941-08-24
  • Madame, I Come To Marry You

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Ramsay, Pauline
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941-08-14
  • María busca a Jesús (Mary Looks for Jesus) [Audio]

    • Contributor: Rael, Juan Bautista - Archuleta, Ricardo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • Viene ya mi dulce amor (My Sweet Love Comes ) [Audio]

    • Contributor: Rael, Juan Bautista - Arellano, Esequiel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Interview about life in the government camp

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Becker, J. W. - Becker, J. W., Mrs
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-16
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Pace, Howard - Lawrence, Ramona - Gross, Elsie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Court proceedings; case of 502 (part 3 of 5)

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-06
  • Announcement regarding new curtains

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Loop, Sherman C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • A teid thu leum a ribhinn mhaseach = Will you come to the Isle of Lewis

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Song begins on AFS 4284 A2 and is completed on AFS 4284 A3. John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Announcement regarding function of the council, continued.

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Saylor, Mr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Maitea nai va duzu = My love, if you wish to marry me

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry and Matias Etcheverry, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on September 11, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Basque. (Language). Forms part of a group of field ...

    • Contributor: Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry and Matias Etcheverry - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Etcheverry (Mrs. Francisco) - Etcheverry, Matias - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • S'truadh noch robh mise an a n'eillean a ravich = How I wish I were in the isle of the heather

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "A song in praise of the Isle of Lewis [in the Hebrides, Scotland]." John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Interview about chitterlings; Disappointed in Love ; When It's Chitterlin' Cookin' Time in Cheatham County

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Dulcisimo Jesús mío (My Sweetest Jesus) [Audio]

    • Contributor: Rael, Juan Bautista - Cantú, José Ignacio
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Kay-O-Kime

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Hudson, Patricia
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941-08-12
  • Dying Girl's Message, The

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Spainhard, Rosetta
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-01