Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    The United States Needs Prayer, Everywhere sound recording | 1 disc. | Sung by Lulu Morris and members of the congregation of the African Methodist Church, Tupelo, Mississippi. (Venue). John and Ruby Lomax Southern Recording Trip 1939 Collection (Source Note). She says that it was composed by Sister McCreasy McKissick. Recorded by Herbert Halpert, May 1939 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Morris, Lulu - Halpert, Herbert - McKissick, McCreasy
  • Film, Video
    The Zionaires — Gospel Music from Maryland and Delaware The Zionaires perform Gospel music at the Library of Congress, July 24, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 24, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Zionaires (Musical Group) - Brooks, O. Wendell - Brady, Dennis
    • Date: 2008
  • Article
    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.
  • Audio Recording
    Jesus Leads Me All the Way Gullah spiritual (ring shout) sung by Reverend Goodwin and the Zion Methodist Church congregation. Recorded by Henrietta Yurchenco in John’s Island, South Carolina, March 29, 1970. Henrietta Yurchenco / John’s Island Collection. sound recording | 1 reel. | Henrietta Yurchenco / John's Island Collection (Source). March 29, 1970. (Date). Recorded by Henrietta Yurchenco in John's Island, South Carolina. Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Yurchenco, Henrietta - Goodwin - Choir of the Zion Methodist Church
    • Date: 1970
  • Article
    African American Spirituals Freedom songs based on spirituals have also helped to define struggles for democracy in many other countries around the world including Russia, Eastern Europe, China and South Africa. Some of today's well-known pop artists continue to draw on the spirituals tradition in the creation of new protest songs. Examples include Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" and Billy Bragg's "Sing their souls back home."
  • Article
    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 ...
  • 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
  • Article
    Early Sound Recordings of "Amazing Grace" in the LC Collections Article. Article. Rust, Brian. The Victor Master Book, Volume 2 (1925-1936). Stanhope, NJ: W. C. Allen, 1970.
  • Article
    Battle hymn of the republic Article. But it was when Julia Ward Howe visited Washington, DC in 1861 that the tune properly came to be called "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Howe and her husband, both of whom were active abolitionists, experienced first-hand a skirmish between Confederate and Union troops in nearby Virginia, and heard the troops go into battle singing "John Brown's Body." That evening, November 18, ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • Book/Printed Material
    Modern dancing: in the light of Scripture and facts Book. print | v, 7-104 p. 19 cm. | By Rev. W. W. Gardner, D.D. ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). For Sale by the BAPTIST BOOK CONCERN, Corner Third and Jefferson Streets,LOUISVILLE, KY.
    • Contributor: Baptist Book Concern - Gardner, William W.
    • Date: 1893
  • Book/Printed Material
    May Christians dance? Book. print | 143 p. 16 cm. | By Jas. H. Brookes. (Statement Of Responsibility). Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Small jobs can readily be sent by mail to our customers at cost of only 8 cents per lb.
    • Contributor: J. W. McIntyre - Brookes, James H. (James Hall) - Brookes, James H.
    • Date: 1869
  • Article
    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 ...
  • Book/Printed Material
    The lure of the dance Book. print | 148 p. illus. 18 cm. | by T. A. Faulkner ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). —Lulu Agnew Singer
    • Contributor: T. A. Faulkner - Faulkner, Thomas A.
    • Date: 1916
  • Book/Printed Material
    The art of dancing, historically illustrated To which is added a few hints on etiquette; also, the figures, music, and necessary instruction for the performance of the most modern and approved dances, ...
    Art of dancing
    Book. print | xii, 13-181, 103 p. illus. 19 cm. | By Edward Ferrero. (Statement Of Responsibility). Music: 103 pages. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Ferrero Esmeralda.
    • Contributor: The Author - Ferrero, Edward
    • Date: 1859