Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    You've Been A Good Old Wagon, But You've Done Broke Down
    The Wagon
    Composer Ben Harney sings his song, "You've Been a Good Old Wagon, But You've Done Broke Down," without accompaniment. Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (probably in Harney's home), ca. 1925. sound recording | 1 cylinder. | This is thought to be the first published ragtime song, published in 1895. The original sheet music was written for piano and voice. (General). Not ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Harney, Benjamin Robertson - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Haul Away sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Recorded in the Eastern U.S (Venue). Recorded ca. 1930 to 1932. (Date). Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source Note). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture. (Source Note). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wilkins, A. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Midnight Special sound recording | 1 disc. | Recorded in Wilton, Connecticut. (Venue). Recorded in February, 1935 (Date). John Lomax Southern States Collection (Source Note). Leadbelly and Lead Belly are stage names for Huddie Ledbetter (1885-1949 ) (Biographical). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Leadbelly - Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
  • Audio Recording
    Calling Trains sound recording | 1 sound recording | First pubished on Library of Congress LP AFS L61 "Railroad Songs and Ballads," edited by Archie Green. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in 1936. (Date). Recorded at State Penitentiary, Parchman, Mississippi. (Venue). This railroad call is performed by an unidentified former railroad train caller. (Content). John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1933-1937 (Source). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
    • Date: 1968
  • Audio Recording
    Come by Here sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in May 1936. (Date). Recorded in Raiford, Florida. (Venue). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1933-1937. (Source). The chorus singing with Ethel Best is unidentified. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Best, Ethel - Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
  • Audio Recording
    Rockaway sound recording | 1 sound recording | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Peters, Jimmy
  • Audio Recording
    God moves on the water sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1933-1937. (Source). Recorded in December 1933. (Date). Recorded at Darrington State Prison, Sandy Point, Texas. (Venue). Performed by Lightnin' Washington and a group of convicts. (General). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Washington, Lightnin - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Alan
  • Audio Recording
    The Titanic sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Alan and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky Collection. (Source). Recorded in Pine Mountain, Kentucky. (Venue). Recorded in September, 1937. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Baker, Arlie - Lomax, Alan
  • Audio Recording
    The Roving Boy sound recording | 1 sound recording | Alan and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky collection. (Source). Recorded in 1937. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Begley, Justis - Lomax, Alan - Lomax, Elizabeth
  • Audio Recording
    House Carpenter; The Scioto Valley Mills
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-06-27
  • Audio Recording
    Johnny and Mollie; My Horses Ain't Hungry, They Won't Eat Your Hay
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-06-27
  • Audio Recording
    Perry's Victory
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-00-00
  • 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
    James Bird
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-06-27
  • Audio Recording
    Hush-a-Bye-Baby; The Jolly Boatman
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-06-27
  • Audio Recording
    Lord Vaniford's Wife; When I Was Single
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-06-27
  • Audio Recording
    The Bold Bolster; Julianne Johnson
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-06-27
  • Audio Recording
    We'll End this War Down by the River; The Resurrection Car
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-06-27
  • Audio Recording
    Lord Vaniford's Wife
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-06-27
  • Audio Recording
    Dutch Jollification Song; Edward Bold; St. Peter at the Gate
    • 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
    Lord Lovele; Jones Hospital
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-00-00
  • Audio Recording
    Irish Washerwoman; Dark-Eyed Sailor
    • 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
    Willy Reilly
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Nye, Pearl R.
    • Date: 1937-00-00