Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Queda en paz (Be at Peace) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Transcription: Queda en paz, aurora,/pronto su clavel,/a Dios que ya bajó,/qué vendrá a ofrecer./a Dios que ya bajó/qué vendrá a ofrecer. Transcription: English Translation ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Escuchen atentos (Listen, Attentive Children) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by José Ignacio Cantú, age 72, of Manassa, Colorado. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This alabado reviews, in dialogue form, the history of the Passion, with special emphasis on the sufferings of the Virgin. Transcription: -Escuchen atentos,/hijos de mi amor,/las lamentaciones/de mi gran dolor./Mi Jesús ha muerto,/mi ...

    • Contributor: Cantú, José Ignacio - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Ampáranos, madre (Protect Us, Mother) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Entreating the protection of the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at religious feasts in honor of the Virgin Mary. Transcription: Ampáranos, Madre,/para poder verte,/ampáranos ahora /y en la hora de muerte./Ampáranos, Madre,/y ampáranos ahora,/por eso quedaste/del ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Miss Martinez Cockroach and Mr. Perez Mouse

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 16 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Evelia Andux, age 11, daughter of Evelio Andux, tells a different version of the same story her father told. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelia - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • Antonio the Woodcutter (Part 1 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (5 minutes, 52 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A traditional Spanish story, told by Martin Noriega, age 51, of Cuban parentage. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to ...

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Cuban Lullaby

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 25 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | An old Cuban lullaby. Evelio Andux, age 37, was born in Key West, Florida, of Cuban descent (father of French descent). Martin Noriega is a 51-year-old of Cuban parentage. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under ...

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • Varsoviana (Varceliana) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Anaya was 39 and his daughter was 18 at the time of this recording. Both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in turn has taught his daughter. Both are residents of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. In Spanish. (Language). Also included ...

    • Contributor: Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Padre de todo lo creado (Father of All Creation) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This hymn makes reference to an image of Christ, El Cristo de Mapimí, which is enshrined in the town of Cuencamé, in the ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Decidme, montes y selvas, Part 1 of 2 (Tell Me, Mountains and Forests) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Title given is the first line of song. Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Decidme, montes y selvas/oh, tus frutos y collados,/¿dónde hallaría a mi Jesús,/dónde encontraría mi amado?/Es la moneda perdida/la que busca ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • Introduction to Cuban Club performances

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | An introduction, spoken in Spanish and English. The performers are all native Cubans, who play traditional songs. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved ...

    • Contributor: Delfino, Gilberto - Pages, Art - Halpert, Herbert - Translator
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • En el monte murió Cristo (On the Mountain Christ Died) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: En el monte murió Cristo,/Dios y hombre verdadero,/no murió por sus pecados/murió por pecados nuestros./En una cruz fue clavado/con duros clavos de hierro,/mas a un inmenso cordero/nada tengo ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Dios te salve, Dolorosa (God Save Thee, Sorrowful Virgin) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Farewell to the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado, an invocation as well as a hymn of farewell to the Virgin, is sung at vigils and wakes, usually after the rosary is recited. Transcription: ¡Dios te ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • A Ghost Story

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 34 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A ghost story about a woman who fed her husband a human leg which she dug up from a cemetery, described in English and told in Spanish by Evelia Andux, age 11, and prompted by Tony Lopez, age 11. Ybor City, now a neighborhood ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelia - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Lopez, Tony - Cook, Robert - Andux, Ziomara
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-23
  • El santo angel de mi guarda (The Holy Guardian Angel) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by Luis Montoya, age 70, of Cerro, New Mexico. Collector's notes: This alabado may be sung at any wake or vigil, usually after the rosary has been recited. It is also sung at dawn in some private homes. Transcription: El santo ángel de la guarda/nos eche su bendición/y ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Varsoviana (Varceliana) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Anaya was 39 and his daughter was 18 at the time of this recording. Both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in turn has taught his daughter. Both are residents of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. In Spanish. (Language). Also included ...

    • Contributor: Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Varsoviana (Varceliana) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Vamos fieles todos juntos (Faithful, Let Us Go Together) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: In the first stanza of the hymn, the sinner is invited to join the Lord on His way to Calvary. In the succeeding strophes, the Passion of Our Lord is passed ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • The Story of Juan José, A Working Man, and His Beautiful Wife, Rosa

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (9 minutes, 8 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Martin Noriega, age 51, of Cuban parentage, tells the story of Juan José, which he may have learned from the reading of a "lectore" in the cigar factory. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under ...

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Valse de Rosana (Rosana's Waltz) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Antonio the Woodcutter (Explanation)

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 17 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A description, in English, of the plot of this traditional Spanish story. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to avoid ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Esther - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Noriega, Martin - Cook, Robert - Rollato, Esther - Pollato, Esther
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Considera, alma perdida (Consider, Lost Soul) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This hymn, containing a stanza for each station of the Cross, may be sung at the Via Crucis [Way of the Cross] or at any vigil. Transcription: Considera, alma perdida/en aqueste paso fuerte,/dieron sentencia ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Lloren pecadores (Cry, Sinners) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This alabado is sung after the seizure of Our Lord by the Roman soldiers, during the procession on Good Friday. It ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Punto Guajiro

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 38 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A typical Cuban peasant melody, introduced in English by Art Pages, and performed in Spanish. As later translated by Art Pages, "The Cuban peasants use songs to call on the loved ones, especially at night or in the morning, and the song that Estela Echezabal ...

    • Contributor: Echezabal, Estela - Pages, Art - Bermudez, Ramon - Halpert, Herbert - Piano - Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Decidme, montes y selvas, Part 2 of 2 (Tell Me, Mountains and Forests) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Title given is the first line of song. Note states: "needle has to be pushed across the record." Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Decidme, Cielo Divino,/si acaso he desagradado,/con los pecados del mundo/en ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • Las Posadas, Part 2 of 2 (The Inns, Part 2 of 2) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Medina, age 60, was a resident of Alamosa, Colorado. Transcription: Adentro:/Decir vuestros nombres/si son peregrinos,/porque hay malos hombres/por estos caminos,/porque hay malos hombres/por estos caminos./Afuera:/José el carpintero /somos, y María,/que en el mundo fiero/no fía ya alegría,/que en el mundo fiero/no fía ya alegría./Adentro:/Posada no damos/y no puedo ...

    • Contributor: Medina, Esteban - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07