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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

    Maori : Samoan dance

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Mx: 445-B3 Issued in early 1923. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Cameo - Tyers, W[illiam]. H. - Cameo Dance Orchestra
    • Date: 1923
  • Audio Recording

    Good morning Carrie

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | "Medley March" (Content). Mx: 362 Recorded in 1901 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - [smith, Chris] - Climax Band
    • Date: 1901
  • Audio Recording

    Way down yonder in the corn field

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | "Baritone Solo" (Content). Recorded in late 1901 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - [myers, J.W.]
    • Date: 1901
  • Audio Recording

    My Creole Sue

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Mx: 750-A Issued in early 1902 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - [davis, Gussie L.] - Climax Quartette
    • Date: 1902
  • Audio Recording

    Morning, noon and night overture

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Mx: 679 -2 Issued in early 1902. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - Band
    • Date: 1902
  • Audio Recording

    I ain't had no lovin in a long time

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "Baritone Solo, Orchestra Accompaniment" (Content). Mx: 3943 [unknown take] Recorded in late 1908 or early 1909. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - [cole, Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (john Rosamond) - [roberts, Bob]
    • Date: 1909
  • Audio Recording

    Come out Dinah on the green

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "Baritone Solo" (Content). Mx: 13 -1 Recorded in early 1901 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - [cole, Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (john Rosamond) - [collins, Arthur]
    • Date: 1901
  • Audio Recording

    I'm a Jonah man

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | "Baritone Solo" (Content). Mx: 1388 -1 Recorded in early 1903. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - [rogers, Alex] - [roberts, Bob]
    • Date: 1903