• 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 ...
  • Audio Recording
    Greasy String
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Notated Music
    Nymphalin [solo violin & band] Instrumental parts | 15p., 8 1/2 x 11 in. | scanned from photocopies Instrumental Parts (Form).
    • Contributor: Harry Coleman - Sousa, John Philip
  • Audio Recording
    Fort Valley Blues
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Smith Band (Musical Group)
    • Date: 1941
  • Audio Recording
    Smithy Rag
    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Smith Band (Musical Group)
    • Date: 1941
  • Notated Music
    The High School Cadets Instrumental parts | 29p., 7 x 5 1/2 in. | Instrumental Parts (Form).
    • Contributor: Carl Fischer - Sousa, John Philip
  • Notated Music
    The Salute of the Nations to the Columbian Exposition Instrumental parts | Copyist parts in ink for band and orchestra. [parts missing] 16 pp. [Off-stage band]; 157 pp. [Band and Orchestra] | Instrumental Parts (Form).
    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip
  • Collection
    Los Texmaniacs, traditional conjunto dance music from Texas, Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 11, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Los Texmaniacs founder Max Baca is a renowned innovator on the bajo sexto, a twelve-string Mexican guitar, which customarily provides rhythm accompaniment for the button accordion, creating the core of the ...
    • Contributor: Texas Folklife (Organization) - Texmaniacs (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2013
  • Article
    Portuguese American Song Traditional Portuguese vocal music forms find a contemporary expression in the music of Portuguese American rock bands. The ensembles play standard rock instruments like electric guitar, drums and electric bass, and perform at parties, showers, weddings and other social events. Their repertoire ranges from traditional Portuguese songs to rock and disco music. Acclaimed Portuguese American vocal artists include Anthony Joseph "Joe Perry" Pereira, a ...
  • Audio Recording
    West Virginia Rag
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Watha
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • 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
    Armenian American Song The Armenian American community has fostered several notable names in the American vocal music world including the operatic soprano Cathy Berberian (1925-1983); the pop singer Cher, whose father was Armenian (she was born Cheryl Sarkisian); the theatre director Rouben Mamoulian (1897-1987) who introduced the modern musical to Broadway with Oklahoma! in 1943, and the Los Angeles-based heavy metal band System of a Down, whose ...
  • Audio Recording
    [Grover Jones's Waltz]
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Gene
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Audio Recording
    [High Yellow]
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Audio Recording
    Kitchen Girl
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Watha
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Audio Recording
    Hell up Cole Holler
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Gene
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Audio Recording
    [Waltz in C]
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Audio Recording
    [Grover Jones's Waltz]
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Article
    Chinese American Song The organization Music From China was founded in 1984 in New York City with the aim of introducing American audiences to Chinese music. The Library of Congress collection includes a webcast of instrumental Chinese music performed by members of Music From China: The Ann Yao Trio: Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida, July 27, 2011.
  • Audio Recording
    [Betsy]
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Audio Recording
    Kitchen Girl
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Audio Recording
    Betty Likens
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • Audio Recording
    [Clog in D]
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • Audio Recording
    [Waltz in C]
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Audio Recording
    [West Virginia Gals]
    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Date: 1966-06-18