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  • Audio Recording

    Chief bright sky

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains ethnic stereotypes. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938 (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Oh, they told me out in Kansas

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Hard times in Kansas

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    The Dying Californian

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Seventh verse incomplete; ; 8th verse omitted. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on October 12, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Down around the coast of La Barbaree

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | WPA Field Report notes: "Slave-ship days." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 3, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    King William was King James' son

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Includes two versions of song. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on July 9, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    James Bird

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fragmentary version. Song depicts the story of James Bird who distinguished himself for bravery on Lake Erie when Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a decisive battle against the British during the War of 1812. Bird was wounded, left the fleet for a time, ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The Quaker courtship

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Dialogue song. Dust jacket notes: Good recording. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on July 9, 1939 (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Hard times in Kansas

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Good recording. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on July 9, 1939 (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The Fairy bower, a skating song

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on July 9, 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 George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Ice-skating song

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on July 9, 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 George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The Mormon-eyed preacher

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | WPA Field Report notes: "One of a large group of songs which comment upon the ease with which the preachers seem to obtain the best of everything." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 3, ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    The Battle of Fredericksburg

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mr. Graham says he added a 'little horror' to this where he'd forgotten the text." Civil War song. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The Cumberland's crew

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War ballad about naval battle when the Virginia sank the Cumberland, March 8, 1962. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Madam, I have come a-courting

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A Quaker song." Dust jacket notes: "Poor recording -- to be re-recorded." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Madam, I have come a-courting

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A Quaker song." Dust jacket notes: "Poor recording -- to be re-recorded." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938