Ballad for Americans


Paul Robeson. side 1: Ballad for Americans (part 1); side 2: Ballad for Americans (part 2) (Victor 26516), from the album, Ballad for Americans (Victor P 20).
78 rpm

"Ballad for Americans" (1939), originally titled "The Ballad for Uncle Sam", is an American patriotic cantata with lyrics by John La Touche and music by Earl Robinson. It was written for the Federal Theatre Project production, Sing for Your Supper which opened on April 24, 1939 at the Adelphi Theatre in New York City, and ran for 44 performances.

Recording Date: 1940

Recording Artist: Robeson, PaulManufacturer: Victor

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Camden

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Music & Musical Instruments, Popular Entertainment


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Related Publication: Rust, Brian A. Complete Entertainment Discography, From the Mid-1890's to 1942

Credit Line: Gift of Bonnie Dank

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0384.47Accession Number: 1988.0384Catalog Number: 1988.0384.47Maker Number: 26516P 20

Object Name: sound recording

Physical Description: shellac (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_1456551

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