Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Introduction of King Family by S.C. Loop
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Loop, S. C.
    • Date: 1941-09-01
  • Audio Recording
    Girl I Left Behind Me
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Date: 1941-09-01
  • Audio Recording
    Girl I Left Behind Me
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Date: 1941-09-02
  • Audio Recording
    Shout Miss Lulu
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Date: 1941-09-02
  • Audio Recording
    Ragtime Annie
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Date: 1941-09-01
  • Audio Recording
    Silver Bells
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Date: 1941-09-02
  • Audio Recording
    Cotton-Eyed Joe
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Date: 1941-09-02
  • Audio Recording
    Old True Love
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Date: 1941-09-02
  • Audio Recording
    Tuning up and introductory talk
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Date: 1941-09-02
  • Audio Recording
    Get Along Down Town
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Date: 1941-09-02
  • Audio Recording
    Good Night, Greeley
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Date: 1941-09-02
  • Audio Recording
    Fod
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Date: 1941-09-02
  • Film, Video
    Don't Say It Can't Be Done videorecording | videorecording ; 5 min | Forms part of the Seeger Family Tribute Collection (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress (Venue). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Pete
    • Date: 2007
  • Audio Recording
    There's a long, long trail a-winding sound recording | 1 sound recording | This song, first published in 1914, became popular during World War I and was later incorporated into the U. S. Army Song Book for World War II. (Bibliographic History). This was recorded in Columbus, North Dakota. (Venue). This forms part of the Bjorngjeld Family Collection. (Source). Recorded between 1956 and 1960. (Date). According to Arthur Bjorngjeld, in ...
    • Contributor: Bjorngjeld Family (Musical Group) - Bjorngjeld, Clarence - Bjorngjeld, Ervin - Bjorngjeld, Alfred - Borghild, Person - Hanson, Olga - Elliott, Zo - King, Stoddard
  • Article
    My Country 'Tis of Thee Article. Smith initially wrote another verse, which he cut because it seemed too strident and not in keeping with what he wanted to be a peaceful homage to the nation. Beethoven and Haydn have incorporated the music of this song into their own work and, on August 28, 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King quoted Smith's lyrics when he stated from the steps of the ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2002
  • 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 ...
  • Audio Recording
    Girl I Left Behind Me
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Pipkin, Frank
    • Date: 1941-08-30
  • Article
    Bluegrass - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections Bluegrass music is a tradition-based modern style of string band music. Typically a bluegrass band consists of four to seven performers who sing while accompanying themselves on acoustic string instruments such as the guitar, double bass, fiddle, five-string banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, and Dobro. Bluegrass combines elements of old-time mountain music, square dance fiddling, blues, gospel, jazz, and popular music. Like jazz, bluegrass allows ...
  • 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
  • Audio Recording
    Soldier's Joy
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Disc sleeve for AFS Disc #2603
    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Date: 1939-04-23
  • Book/Printed Material
    An account of the trial of social dance Book. print | 46 p. 23 cm. | By Rev. George Davis. (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 END.
    • Contributor: Kingston Freeman Printing House - Davis, George (Rev) - Davis, George
    • Date: 1899

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  • Article
    Hawaiian Song Colleges and university programs in Hawai'i participate in the revitalization of Hawaiian language and culture. An example available in this presentation comes from Hawai'i Community College in Hilo, Hawai'i, where a program in traditional hula, Hālau Hula, emphasizes learning Hawaiian language, as well as dance, chants, and songs. Students and teachers of this program formed the group Unukupukupu, which performed at the Library of ...
  • Audio Recording
    Greasy String
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Article
    Folk Singers, Social Reform, and the Red Scare At the Library of Congress in 2007, Pete Seeger performed examples of sing alongs with audience members, folk songs and activist songs. He presented a new peace song, "Don't Say it Can't be Done," inspired by the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentegon, and harking back to the Mongomery, Alabama Civil Rights bus boycott of 1955.