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  • Audio Recording
    Death of Queen Jane Performance of an old English ballad as learned in North Carolina by folklorist and performer Bascom Lamar Lunsford, of Asheville, North Carolina. sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford recording project, 1949 collection. (Source). Recorded in 1949. (Date). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Emrich, Duncan - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
  • Audio Recording
    Mountain Dew Performance of an original anti-Prohibition song by folklorist and performer Bascom Lamar Lunsford, of Asheville, North Carolina. Composed in 1920. Versions of this song entered oral tradition and consequently it is often thought to be a folk song. sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford recording project, 1949 collection. (Source). Recorded in 1949. (Date). Recorded at the...
    • Contributor: Emrich, Duncan - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
  • Audio Recording
    Old Gray Mare sound recording | 1 cylinder | Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a lawyer, a folklorist, and a performer of traditional songs and music. (Biographical). October 19, 1925. Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). Spoken by Lunsford at the end of this recording: "Bascom Lamar Lunsford, who just sung the foregoing, learned it from Curtis Miles at Alexander, Buncombe County, North Carolina, near the home of...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Booth Killed Lincoln
    Booth
    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Emrich, Duncan - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
    • Date: 1952
  • Audio Recording
    Mr. Garfield sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). Concerns the assassination of President Garfield in 1881. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Emrich, Duncan - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
    • Date: 1952
  • Audio Recording
    Charles Giteau sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). Concerns the assassination of President Garfield in 1881. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Emrich, Duncan - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
    • Date: 1952
  • Audio Recording
    Zolgotz
    White House Blues
    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Recording Project, 1949. (Source). First published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28, "Songs of American History and the Assassination of Presidents," 1952. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in March 1949. (Date). The song describes the assasination of President William McKinley by Leon Czolgosz in September 1901. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Emrich, Duncan - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
    • Date: 1952
  • Audio Recording
    Hesitation Blues
    Hesitating Blues
    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). October 19, 1925. (Date). Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a lawyer, a folklorist, and a performer of traditional songs and music. (Biographical). 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 - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Lunsford, Bascom Lamar
    • Date: 1978
  • Article
    Regional Song Sampler: The Southeast Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Biography
    Robert Winslow Gordon (1888-1961) Biography. Robert Winslow Gordon in a portrait taken in 1928, when he joined the staff of the Library of Congress as the first Head of the Archive of American Folk Song. Photo courtesy Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nye.
    • Contributor: Gordon, Robert Winslow
  • Article
    Traditional Ballads 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...