Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    I have seen Sam. Jackson, Printer, 190 Houston Street Song Sheet. print | 1 score | Music published by Griffith's Quadrille Band Office, New York. In English. (Language). Print (Form).
  • Audio Recording
    Don't Sit Down
    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Audio Recording
    Tear Tokyo Down
    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Audio Recording
    A Prayer
    • Contributor: James, Willis - Jackson, Deacon Sam
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Audio Recording
    Sam Bass
    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Jackson, Lum Wilson "bill"
    • Date: 1941-08-12
  • Audio Recording
    Over in Zion
    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis - Jones, Lewis Wade
    • Date: 1943-03-05
  • Audio Recording
    Samson
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    I Got a Long White Robe over in Zion
    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Audio Recording
    Sit Down
    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Audio Recording
    I Know I Got Religion
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    Sit Down
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    I'm On the Battlefield
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    If I Had My Way
    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - James, Willis - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir - Jones, Lewis Wade
    • Date: 1943-03-05
  • Audio Recording
    My Soul Couldn't Rest Contented
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Jackson, Deacon Sam - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Date: 1941
  • 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
    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 ...
  • Audio Recording
    Santa Anna's Retreat
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • 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 ...
  • Article
    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections 1800 Songs of America James Hewitt (1770-1827) composes 'The Wounded Hussar.' Hon'hewachi Song from the Blue Spot ceremony, sung by a group of Omaha men and women. Recorded by Francis La Flesche, September, 1895. The purpose of the ceremony was to honor a female relative of a society member. La Flesche wrote that this song was composed by Old Blackbird of the White Horse ...
  • Article
    Traditional Ballads - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections 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. (
  • Book/Printed Material
    Jig, clog, and breakdown dancing made easy with sketches of noted jig dancers Book. print | 12 p. illus. 19 cm. | 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 best way to send money is by P. O. Order or Registered Letter.AddressED. JAMES,88 AND 90 CENTRE STREET,NEW YORK.
    • Contributor: Ed. James
    • Date: 1873
  • Film, Video
    Gunther Schuller interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carnegie Hall on April 21, 1998. Part 2. videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 1 hr., 33 min. | Recorded on April 21, 1998. (Date). Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City. (Venue). Transcribed by Elisa Weber. Edited by Pedro Gonzalez and James L. Wolf. (General). Courtesy of Carnegie Hall (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form). This has been a presentation of the Library of Congress. Visit us a www.loc.gov
    • Contributor: Schuller, Gunther - Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe
  • 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
    Masquerades, tableaux and drills Book. print | 144 p. incl. illus., pl. 24 cm. | Cover title. 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). It should be remembered that the more daintily clad the little ones are, the prettier will be the general effect of the drill and its ...
    • Contributor: Butterick Publishing Co. - Butterick Publishing Company
    • Date: 1906
  • Book/Printed Material
    Dancing Book. print | xvii, 454 p. front., illus. (incl. music) plates. 19 cm. | by Mrs. Lilly Grove, F.R.G.S., and other writers, with musical examples. Illustrated by Percy Macquoid and by numerous reproductions of engravings, prints and photographs. (Statement Of Responsibility). Short contributions by Mrs. Wordsworth, Miss Middleton, the Hon. Mrs. Armytage and the Countess of Ancaster. First edition, 1895. Available also through the ...
    • Contributor: Longmans, Green - Frazer, (Lily Grove) (Lady) - Frazer
    • Date: 1907