Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Swing low, sweet chariot
    Camp song (Title descriptor)
    Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:00 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted....
    • Contributor: Victor - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet - John Wesley Work II - J. A. Myers - Noah Walker Ryder - Alfred Garfield King
    • Date: 1909-12-01
  • Audio Recording
    I couldn't hear nobody pray Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:50 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not...
    • Contributor: Victor - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet - John Wesley Work II - J. A. Myers - Noah Walker Ryder - Alfred Garfield King
    • Date: 1909-12-01
  • Audio Recording
    Little David, play on yo' harp
    Negro songs (Title descriptor) | Shout all over God's heaven (Additional title)
    Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:51 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted....
    • Contributor: Victor - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet - John Wesley Work II - J. A. Myers - Noah Walker Ryder - Alfred Garfield King
    • Date: 1909-12-08
  • Audio Recording
    There is a balm in Gilead Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:24 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted....
    • Contributor: Victor - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet - John Wesley Work II - J. A. Myers - Noah Walker Ryder - Alfred Garfield King
    • Date: 1909-12-09
  • Audio Recording
    Roll Jordan roll
    Negro folk song (Title descriptor)
    Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:43 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted....
    • Contributor: Victor - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet - John Wesley Work II - J. A. Myers - Noah Walker Ryder - Alfred Garfield King
    • Date: 1909-12-21
  • Audio Recording
    Golden slippers Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:43 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted....
    • Contributor: Victor - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet - John Wesley Work II - J. A. Myers - Noah Walker Ryder - Alfred Garfield King
    • Date: 1909-12-21
  • Audio Recording
    Great campmeeting Religious. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 02:37 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted....
    • Contributor: Victor - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet - John Wesley Work II - J. A. Myers - Noah Walker Ryder - Alfred Garfield King
    • Date: 1909-12-21
  • Audio Recording
    Old black Joe Popular Music, Ethnic Characterizations. sound recording | 1 12" disc recording. | Duration: 03:30 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal quartet (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording is...
    • Contributor: Victor - Fisk University Jubilee Quartet - John Wesley Work II - J. A. Myers - Noah Walker Ryder - Alfred Garfield King - Stephen Collins Foster
    • Date: 1909-12-09
  • Article
    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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    Songs of Social Change - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Americans from the colonial period to the present day have often practiced their right to freedom of speech through song. American songs have called attention to social causes, both criticized and advocated governmental social policies, and provided a means of personal complaint on social issues. Songs are easily carried, demand attention, convey emotion, and can be performed in many contexts, with or without instrumentation,...
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    African American Song The Black Patti, Mme. M. Sissieretta Jones the greatest singer of her race. New York: Metropolitan Printing Co., 1899. Prints and Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-USZC4-5164
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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...
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    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
    Spirituals - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections A spiritual is a type of religious folksong that is most closely associated with the enslavement of African people in the American South. The songs proliferated in the last few decades of the eighteenth century leading up to the abolishment of legalized slavery in the 1860s. The African American spiritual (also called the Negro Spiritual) constitutes one of the largest and most significant forms...
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    African American Spirituals A spiritual is a type of religious folksong that is most closely associated with the enslavement of African people in the American South. The songs proliferated in the last few decades of the eighteenth century leading up to the abolishment of legalized slavery in the 1860s. The African American spiritual (also called the Negro Spiritual) constitutes one of the largest and most significant forms...