Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Hurricane
    • Contributor: Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892 - Cornwall, Robert - Brown, James - Bass, Walter Van - Bass, Ned Hugh - Brown, James, Jr.
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • 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
  • Biography
    John Avery Lomax (1867-1948) Biography. Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip (American Memory)
    • Contributor: Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
  • Article
    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections 1759 Songs of America Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791) sets to music Doctor Parnell's 'My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free' – America's earliest surviving secular composition. Culture Voltaire (1694-1778) writes his satirical masterpiece Candide My days have been so wondrous free [manuscript] 1760 In the News George III becomes King of England. 1761 Songs of America 'Young Johnny,' sung by Winifred Bundy. Recorded by Helene ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
    War and Conflict - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections War has played no small part in the history of American song. Some of the nation's oldest folk and pop songs celebrate important victories, the experiences of soldiers and sailors, or the loss of loved ones. Playlist for War and Conflict Five recordings from Library of Congress collections describe the business of conflict in a human way. The Waltz must change to a march, ...
  • 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."
  • Audio Recording
    Where home is life in nineteenth-century Cincinnati, crossroads of the East and West compact disc | 1 compact disc | Recorded anthology of American music. (General). Songs, choruses, hymns, and piano music; John Aler, tenor; Clifford Jackson, baritone; Harmoneion Singers; Peter Basquin, piano or harmonium; John Miner, conductor. (General). Durations on container; historical and program notes by K. K. Sklar and J. Newsom and words of the vocal works (4 p.) bound in. (General). Made available here ...
    • Contributor: New World Records - The Harmoneion Singers - Aler, John - Jackson, Clifford - Basquin, Peter - Miner, John
    • Date: 1977
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    1939 Southern Recording Trip Fieldnotes
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Date: 1939-00-00
  • Book/Printed Material
    Manners and social usages Book. print | 487 p. front. 18 cm. | by Mrs. John Sherwood ... (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). •The above work sent by mail, postage prepaid, to any part of the United States or Canada, on receipt of the ...
    • Contributor: Harper & Brothers - Sherwood, M. E. W. (Mary Elizabeth Wilson) - Sherwood, M. E. W.
    • Date: 1887