Voice of America brings you Tom Scott, the American Troubadour, or Songs that helped build America: Folk songs of America, no. 66Additional title: Folk songs of America no. 66Additional title: Songs that helped build AmericaAdditional title: Riflemen's song at BenningtonAdditional title: Lady GayAdditional title: American Troubadour (Radio program)Additional title: Shenandoah (Song)Additional title: Yankee Doodle (Song)
NamesDaniel, Oliver (Arranger)Scott, Tom, 1912-1961 (Arranger)Scott, Tom, 1912-1961 (Narrator)Shaw, Robert, 1916-1999 (Conductor)Nosco, Henri (Conductor)Scott, Tom, 1912-1961 (Performer)Truman, Margaret, 1924-2008 (Performer)Allison, John, b. 1893 (Performer)Allison, Lucy (Performer)Summers, Andrew Rowan (Performer)Billings, William, 1746-1800 (Composer)Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791 (Composer)Powell, John, 1882-1963 (Compositor)RCA Victor Orchestra (Performer)Voice of America (Organization) (Producer)
Tom Scott audio collection
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1951-09-01Date Created: 1940
Table of ContentsShenandoah ; [Opening remarks] (Unidentified VOA host) -- "I have sworn upon the altar of God ..." (quotation) / Thomas Jefferson -- Yankee doodle -- [Excerpt] Chester (hymn composed in 1770) / William Billings, arranged by Tom Scott -- [Excerpt] My days have been so wondrous free (1759) / Francis Hopkinson -- Riflemen's [song] at Bennington -- Lady Gay -- [Excerpt] Orchestral suite of Virginian songs: Snowbird on the ashbank / John Powell ; "We hold these truths to be self-evident ..." (excerpt from the Declaration of Independence) / Thomas Jefferson -- Shenandoah (Reprise) ; [Closing remarks] (Unidentified VOA host) [ends abruptly]
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LJ-16 11648
TopicsRadio programs, MusicalSongs (Low voice) with guitarSuites (Orchestra) -- ExcerptsSongs (High voice) with orchestraSongs (High voice) with dulcimerHymns, EnglishVocal duets with instrumental ensemblePresidents -- United States -- QuotationsMusic -- United States -- 18th centuryMonologues with music (Orchestra)Folk songs, English
NotesContent: Titles from original audio disc label and audio.Content: "Department of State USA; Office of International Information; International Broadcasting Division; date: Sep 1 1951; time: 1:30 PM; Origin: 3A; Language: English; orig.: X; Tom Scott Folk songs II; Program #66; END-3737; 14:30"--From original audio disc label.Content: Audio on side 1 only.Biographical/historical: According to the audio, "My days have been so wondrous free" (5th work) was the first American music composition.Date: The 5th work was recorded for the RCA Victor album "American songs" (LM 57; issued in195-?), performed by Robert Shaw and the Collegiate Chorale (the Chorale was not mentioned on the audio), and the 6th work was recorded in 1940 in the Victor album "Ballads of the American Revolution and the War of 1812" (P 11, 26460).Performers: Tom Scott, vocals and guitar (1st, 3rd-4th and 10th works), narrator (2nd and 9th works), arranger and commentator (all works) ; [Oliver Daniel, arranger] (5th work only] ; Margaret Truman, soprano (5th work) ; John and Lucy Allison, vocals (6th work) ; Andrew Rowan Summers, vocals and dulcimer (7th work) ; [RCA Victor Orchestra] (5th work) ; [Unidentified accordion player, percussionist and double bass player] (6th work) ; [Unidentified orchestra] (8th work) ; Robert Shaw, conductor (5th work) ; Henri Nosco, conductor (8th work) ; [featuring unidentified VOA host]Venue: Broadcast [Voice of America], Department of State, [Washington, D. C.] 1951 September 1 (original radio broadcast); Recorded [New York, New York] [195-?] (5th work)  (6th work).Acquisition: Separated from; Music Division, Tom Scott papers, 1912-1970 (bulk 1942-1960); JPB 12-08.Acquisition: Gift; Susanna Scott; 2011.
Physical DescriptionAudio discExtent: 1 audio disc (14 min., 38 sec.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, aluminum-based lacquer, mono ; 16 in.
DescriptionAmerican Troubadour Tom Scott shares songs and writings "from the time of a great American, Thomas Jefferson".
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 948211966NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20948993Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2169e2b0-0c22-0135-82d6-053e86ea8efb
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