Showing posts with label Americana 2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Americana 2. Show all posts

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Birth of a Nation - trailer (1915)

Birth of a Nation 512Kb MPEG4 format 9.8 mb Birth of a Nation MPEG2 165.3 mb. Birth of a Nation OGV format 9.3 mb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGV format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia. animated gif, 5 frames

Birth of a Nation premiered with the title "The Clansman" is a 1915 American silent film directed by D. W. Griffith. Set during and after the American Civil War, the film was based on Thomas Dixon's The Clansman, a novel and play.

It was the highest-grossing film of the silent film era, and is noted for its camera techniques and narrative.

It has provoked controversy for promoting white supremacy and positively portraying the "knights" of the Ku Klux Klan as heroes.


Birth of a Nation posterMany, most, trailers for movies released before 1964 are in the Public Domain because they were never separately copyrighted. The law at the time granted the owner 28 years to file a copyright registration.

The trailer is published (run in a theater) before the movie itself is published. Thus, the trailer requires a separate copyright, and the scenes contained in the trailer are in Public Domain.
This movie is part of the collection: SabuCat Movie Trailers
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Yellow Rose of Texas

Yellow Rose of Texas VBR MP3 8.5 mb, Yellow Rose of Texas OGG format 4.4 mb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGG format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia.

The Coast Guard Band: Ownership Information presented on this web site in the non-logged in domain is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.

Band Admin. U.S. Coast Guard Band 15 Mohegan Ave. (pb) New London, CT 06320.

Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office.


Yellow Rose of TexasThe Center for American History at the University of Texas has an unpublished early handwritten version of the song, perhaps dating from the time of the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. The author is unknown; the earliest published version, by Firth, Pond and Company of New York and dated September 2, 1858, identifies the composer and arranger as "J.K."; its lyrics are "almost identical" to those in the handwritten manuscript, though it states it had been arranged and composed for the vaudeville performer Charles H. Brown.
The song is based on a Texas legend from the days of the Texas War of Independence. According to the legend, a woman named Emily D. West — a mulatto, and hence, the song's reference to her being "yellow" — who was seized by Mexican forces during the looting of Galveston seduced General Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico and commander of the Mexican forces. The legend credits her supposed seduction with lowering the guard of the Mexican army and facilitating the Texan victory in the Battle of San Jacinto waged in 1836 near present-day Houston. Santa Anna's opponent was General Sam Houston, who won the battle literally in minutes, and with almost no casualties.

This audio is part of the collection: Community Audio
Artist/Composer: U.S. Coast Guard Band
Keywords: Yellow Rose; Texas
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

AUDIO CREDIT: The U.S. Coast Guard Band

TEXT CTEDIT: The Yellow Rose of Texas (song) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Texas Ranger

Noise removed and channel added with Audacity by sookietex. The Texas Ranger WAV 5.1 mb, The Texas Ranger VBR MP3 705.9 kb, The Texas Ranger OGG format 246.4 kb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGG format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia.

In this traditional song, a Texas Ranger bids farewell to the frontier. The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

PERFORMER(S): E.A. Briggs. DATE: 5/5/1939. FORMAT: sound recording. INSTRUMENTATION: vocals



LOCATION(S): Home of Beal D. Taylor, near Medina, Bandera County, Texas, TYPE OF RECORDING SITE: home. GENRE: cowboy songs. CALL NUMBER: AFC 1939/001 2640b1. DIGITAL ID: afcss39 2640b1.

Copyright and Restrictions: The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions on the materials in the Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip.

The Library of Congress has exhaustively researched this Collection to ascertain any possible legal rights embodied in the materials in the Collection.

This audio is part of the collection: Community Audio
Artist/Composer: Archive of Folk Culture Library of Congress
Keywords: Texas Ranger; Texas
Creative Commons license: Public Domain