Audio RecordingOh, dem golden slippers 1 digital file. 1:36 | James A. Bland's song "Oh, Dem Golden Slippers" started its life in 1879 as a minstrel parody of a spiritual sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers. That spiritual ran: "What kind of shoes you going to wear? Golden slippers! Golden slippers I'm bound to wear, That outshine the sun." (The Fisk song was not published until 1880; it was...
- Contributor: Library of Congress - Bland, James A. - Saladini, Robert - Gill, Linda - Desellem, Phillip
- Date: 1998
Notated MusicOh, dem golden slippers Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
- Contributor: John F. Perry & Co. - Bland, James
- Date: 1879
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Notated MusicOh, dem golden slippers! Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).
- Contributor: Ditson & Co., Oliver - Bland, James A. (James Allen)
- Date: 1880
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ArticleIn Performance: Choral Works from the Collection The following recordings demonstrate a variety of compositions selected from the collection Music For The Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885. All are typical of the four-part choral writing of the period, both for hymns and songs with refrain. These twelve pieces cover a variety of subjects and reveal the musical style within the social and political landscape of that era. They are all linked...
- Date: 1870
ArticleEthnic Groups and Popular Songs Characters from several ethnic groups appear repeatedly in songs of the period. Though they often speak in the first person ("I'm Terence O'Reilly, I'm a man of renown. . ."), they are usually seen from outside (though "Is That Mr. Reilly?" is in fact by Irish-American comic Pat Rooney). The two groups that appear most often are Irish and Irish Americans (the distinction is...