Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Sweet Home Chicago Played and sung by Honeyboy Edwards at the 50th Anniversary of the Archive of Culture at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1978. This song is believed to have been composed by Robert Johnson. sound recording | 1 reel. | Recorded at the Archive of Folk Song 50th Anniversary Concert, Library of Congress. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Edwards, Honeyboy - Johnson, Robert
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Catfish Blues
    Rollin' Stone
    Played and sung by Honeyboy Edwards at the 50th Anniversary Concert for the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1978. sound recording | 1 reel. | Recorded at the Archive of Folk Song 50th Anniversary Concert, Library of Congress. (Venue). At the beginning of this recording, Edwards acknowledges Alan Lomax, who is sitting in the audience. Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Edwards, Honeyboy - Petway, Robert
    • Date: 1978
  • Audio Recording
    Worried Life Blues sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (Venue). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Published on Library of Congress LP AFS L59, "Negro Blues and Hollers," edited by Marshall W. Stearns. Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Edwards, Honeyboy
    • Date: 1962
  • Article
    Regional Song Sampler: The Midwest Return to Mapping the Songs of America
  • Biography
    Alan Lomax (1915-2002) Biography. Resources
  • 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.
  • 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
    Songs of Immigration and Migration - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections As Europeans colonized North America, beginning with the Spanish and French in the 1500s and the British and Dutch in the early 1600s, colonists brought their cultural entertainments along with them. Songs brought to colonial America continued to be sung in their early forms, so that later scholars of songs and ballads, such as the British ethnomusicologist Cecil Sharp and American ballad scholar Francis ...