Top of page

Archive: 2020 (10 Posts)

Handwritten manuscript lead sheet for Clifford Hayes's "Bye Bye Blues," submitted for copyright registration in 1928.

Clifford Hayes, Ben Hunter, Earl McDonald, and the Louisville Jug Bands

Posted by: Melissa Wertheimer

The following is a guest post by Reader Services Technician Mary Joy Lamb. While working as a technician in the Library of Congress Music Division I came across Clifford Hayes’s copyright lead sheet for “Bye Bye Blues” from 1928. The yellowed paper, the rushed corrections, and the date caught my eye. I snapped an image …

Woman with dark hair, fancy dress and pearls with eyes closed and mouth slightly open, singing

Spring-Themed Online Music Challenge

Posted by: Melissa Wertheimer

An undeniable musical trend during social distancing right now is the wealth of online music making. In the spirit of music keeping us together while we’re apart, I propose a Spring-Themed Online Music Challenge! Use the sheet music I recommend in this blog post about spring and flowers from the Music Division’s digital collections, make videos, and tag us on social media.