Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Deep Down in My Heart sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). March 19, 1926. (Date). 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 - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Givens, W. M.
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Jesus is My Only Friend sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 10, 1926 (Date). Spoken at the end of this recording: sung by Bessie Shaw, Oakhill, Georgia, April the tenth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content). Some verses on the original cylinder were not duplicated due to poor sound quality. (Content). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Shaw, Bessie
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Finger Ring sound recording | 1 cyl. | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 12, 1926. (Date). Spoken at the end of the recording by Mary C. Mann: This is Miss Roberta Paul's, Paul's "boat song" that I have sung just now—the "Finger Ring." She like that. Sung by Mary C. Mann, Darien, Georgia, Macintosh county, April the twelfth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content). According to Robert ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winsow - Mann, Mary C.
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Ol' Man Satan
    Drive Ol' Satan Away
    sound recording | 2 cylinder recordings | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 12, 1926. (Date). According to Gordon, "This song was a favorite with Amelia, a slave brought to this country prior to 1800 from the island of Madagascar. She taught it to her grand-daughter, Violet, and she in turn taught it to her granddaughter, Mary, from whom I obtained it. Amelia ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Mann, Mary C.
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Come by Here
    Kumbayah
    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Cylinder recording. Some scratchy sounds. (Source Note). Forms part of the Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Recordings Collection. (Source). Recorded in 1926. (Date). This is the first known recording of "Come by Here," a song that came to be known as "Kumbayah." (Content). Sung in "Gullah," or Sea Islands Creole Dialect. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Gordon, Robert Winslow - Wylie, H.
  • Audio Recording
    Blow Boys, Blow sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). 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). May 11, 1926 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Spencer, J. A. S.
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Glory to God, My Son's Come Home sound recording | 1 cylinder. | Sung by J. D. Purdy in Gullah dialect. Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (General). Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon near Darien, Georgia (Venue). Recorded ca. 1926. (Date). 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 ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Purdy, J. D. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Samson
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham
    • Contributor: Unidentified Vocal Quartet - Work, John W. (John Wesley)
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    [I Know My Time Ain't Long]
    • Contributor: Unidentified Vocal Quartet - Work, John W. (John Wesley)
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    If I Had My Way
    • Contributor: Unidentified Vocal Quartet - Work, John W. (John Wesley)
    • Date: 1941
  • 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
    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
  • 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
    Bottle Up and Go [false start]
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Ezell, Buster
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    Bottle Up and Go
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Ezell, Buster
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    Bottle Up and Go
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Ezell, Buster
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    I Got My Ticket
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Traveller Home Singers - Turner, Alma - Turner, Monroe - Monch, Matthew - Turner, Oscar - Ford, Osa - Ford, T. J.
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    Where My Lord Was Born
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Traveller Home Singers - Turner, Alma - Turner, Monroe - Monch, Matthew - Turner, Oscar - Ford, Osa - Ford, T. J.
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    John the Revelator
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Spiritual Four Quartet - Parker, Cleve - Bond, James - Gaines, Elwood - Bond, Edward
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    I'm Gonna Make You Happy
    • Contributor: James, Willis - Jones, Lewis Wade - Brown, Buster
    • Date: 1943-03-05
  • Audio Recording
    War Song
    • Contributor: James, Willis - Jones, Lewis Wade - Brown, Buster
    • Date: 1943-03-05
  • Audio Recording
    Roosevelt and Hitler, Part I
    • Contributor: Ezell, Buster - James, Willis - Jones, Lewis Wade
    • Date: 1943-03-05
  • Audio Recording
    Roosevelt and Hitler, Part II
    • Contributor: Ezell, Buster - James, Willis - Jones, Lewis Wade
    • Date: 1943-03-05