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    I have seen Sam. Jackson, Printer, 190 Houston Street

    Song Sheet. print | 1 score | Music published by Griffith's Quadrille Band Office, New York. In English. (Language). Print (Form).

  • Audio Recording

    Don't Sit Down

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Audio Recording

    Tear Tokyo Down

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Audio Recording

    A Prayer

    • Contributor: James, Willis - Jackson, Deacon Sam
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Audio Recording

    Over in Zion

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis - Jones, Lewis Wade
    • Date: 1943-03-05
  • Audio Recording

    Samson

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (john Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording

    Sam Bass

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Jackson, Lum Wilson "bill"
    • Date: 1941-08-12
  • Audio Recording

    I Got a Long White Robe over in Zion

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Audio Recording

    Sit Down

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Audio Recording

    I Know I Got Religion

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (john Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording

    Sit Down

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (john Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording

    I'm On the Battlefield

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (john Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording

    If I Had My Way

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (peach County, Ga.). Choir - Jones, Lewis Wade
    • Date: 1943-03-05
  • Audio Recording

    My Soul Couldn't Rest Contented

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (john Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1941
  • Book

    African American Song

    From rappers like André 3000 (1975–) and pop stars like Michael Jackson (1958–2009), to opera singers like Denyce Graves (1964–) and gospel artists like Yolanda Adams (1961–), African American vocal artists continue to shake up and shape the musical culture of the United States in profound ways.

  • Article

    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    1900 Songs of America Amy Marcy Cheney Beach sets to music Three Browning Songs, including "Ah, Love, But a Day and "The Year's at the Spring." John Rosamond Johnson writes the anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to lyrics by James Weldon Johnson. The King Family performs the traditional dance song "Cripple Creek" on string band instruments: banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bass fiddle. ...

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    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    1850 Songs of America Stephen Foster composes 'The Voice of Bygone Days', 'Molly, Do You Love Me?', and 'Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway!' 'Go Down Moses,' a spiritual sung by the Tuskegee Institute Singers, 1914. Harriet Tubman reported using this song to identify herself to slaves that might want to escape and flee north with her by singing it in a neighboring ...

  • Audio Recording

    Santa Anna's Retreat

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1966-08-27
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    African American Gospel - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    African American Gospel music is a form of euphoric, rhythmic, spiritual music rooted in the solo and responsive church singing of the African American South. Its development coincided with -- and is germane to -- the development of rhythm and blues. Playlist Five recordings from Library of Congress collections Oh, Jonah! Performed by the Golden Jubilee Quartet. Recorded by Willis James, 1943. We are ...

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    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    1800 Songs of America James Hewitt (1770-1827) composes 'The Wounded Hussar.' Hon'hewachi Song from the Blue Spot ceremony, sung by a group of Omaha men and women. Recorded by Francis La Flesche, September, 1895. The purpose of the ceremony was to honor a female relative of a society member. La Flesche wrote that this song was composed by Old Blackbird of the White Horse ...

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    Traditional Ballads - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    Introduction Traditional ballads are narrative folksongs - simply put, they are folksongs that tell stories. They tell all kinds of stories, including histories, legends, fairy tales, animal fables, jokes, and tales of outlaws and star-crossed lovers. ("Ballad" is a term also used in the recording industry for slow, romantic songs, but these should not be confused with traditional or folk ballads.) Many traditional ballads ...

  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    1939 Southern Recording Trip Fieldnotes

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (john Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (ruby Terrill)
    • Date: 1939-00-00