Voice of America brings you Tom Scott, the American Troubadour, or Songs that helped build America: Folk songs of America, no. 66

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Title
Voice of America brings you Tom Scott, the American Troubadour, or Songs that helped build America: Folk songs of America, no. 66
Additional title: Folk songs of America no. 66
Additional title: Songs that helped build America
Additional title: Riflemen's song at Bennington
Additional title: Lady Gay
Additional title: Tom Scott audio collection
Additional title: American Troubadour (Radio program)
Additional title: Shenandoah (Song)
Additional title: Yankee Doodle (Song)
Names
Daniel, 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)
Collection

Tom Scott audio collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1951-09-01
Date Created: 1940
Table of Contents
Shenandoah ; [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 locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LJ-16 11648
Topics
Radio programs, Musical
Songs (Low voice) with guitar
Suites (Orchestra) -- Excerpts
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Songs (High voice) with dulcimer
Hymns, English
Vocal duets with instrumental ensemble
Presidents -- United States -- Quotations
Music -- United States -- 18th century
Monologues with music (Orchestra)
Folk songs, English
Genres
Radio programs
Music
Notes
Titles from original audio disc label and audio.
"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.
Audio on side 1 only.
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) [1940] (6th work).
Acquisition: Separated from; Music Division, Tom Scott papers, 1912-1970 (bulk 1942-1960); JPB 12-08.
Acquisition: Gift; Susanna Scott; 2011.
Forms part of: Tom Scott audio collection, 1941-1960.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 1 audio disc (14 min., 38 sec.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, aluminum-based lacquer, mono ; 16 in.
Description
American Troubadour Tom Scott shares songs and writings "from the time of a great American, Thomas Jefferson".
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 948211966
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20948993
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2169e2b0-0c22-0135-82d6-053e86ea8efb
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1951: Created (Approximate)
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Voice of America brings you Tom Scott, the American Troubadour, or Songs that helped build America" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1951 - 1940. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/86998620-c376-0133-ac80-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Voice of America brings you Tom Scott, the American Troubadour, or Songs that helped build America" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 19, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/86998620-c376-0133-ac80-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1951 - 1940). Voice of America brings you Tom Scott, the American Troubadour, or Songs that helped build America Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/86998620-c376-0133-ac80-60f81dd2b63c

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Voice of America brings you Tom Scott, the American Troubadour, or Songs that helped build America