Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Pezinho

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Fragmentary version. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "From San Miguel [Sao Miguel Island, Azores]." Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, vocals and viola d'arame; Mr. Franks, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Franks (Mr) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • O, love, they say, is a very funny thing

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 3364 A1 is incomplete; last part of song on AFS 3364 A2. Leon Ponce, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 18, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Ponce, Leon - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Leather breeches [fragment]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on August 5, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John McCready performing Anglo-American songs ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Giga Italian dance

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Aaron Morgan, harmonica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 17, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aaron Morgan performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Morgan, Aaron - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Pajarillo de oro = Little bird of gold

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Jessie ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Ojitos negra del alma = Black eyes of the soul

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Title translation listed on dust jacket as: "Black eyes of my soul." Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Learned from her grandmother when she was 12 or so." Hilda Duarte Brown, vocals; Walter Sebree, Hawaiian guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, ...

    • Contributor: Hilda Duarte Brown and Walter Sebree - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Brown, Hilda Duarte - Sebree, Walter - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Fair captive

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Learned from Charles Walker of Crandon, Wis. He learned it from Randal McDonnel [?] in 1906 in Idaho." Contains ethnic stereoptypes of Native Americans. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Mo nighean og bhoideach uibhisteach = My bonny lass

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scots Gaelic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Donald ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • La capinera = The Blackbird

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Learned from his father who is now 85." Mario Olmeda, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 13, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Olmeda, Mario - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Tune the old cow died on

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Leon Ponce, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 17, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Leon Ponce performing ...

    • Contributor: Ponce, Leon - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Aikoja entisia = Times gone by

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Soininen, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Finnish. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing ...

    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Tune the old cow died on

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Casey Jones

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Ben Pitts, harmonica and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pine Grove, California on October 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ben Pitts and ...

    • Contributor: Pitts, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Gidaldilla

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A dance song from the Asturias [Spain] as sung in the town called Puerto del Pajares. Sung by one or two in the big circle -- all turn and join hands again, the whole circle joining in the ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • A media luz (tango) = Half light

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Played on mandolin by Frank Cunha, with accompaniment on guitar by Joachim Flores. Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Frank Cunha and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Konjanik = The Rider on horseback

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is one of the stories belonging to the epic of Kossovo [Kosovo]." Peter Boro, vocals and gusle. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on May 7, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Noche serena = Quiet night

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Serenade, sung and played on the guitar by Lottie Espinosa. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Lottie Espinosa "learned it from her husband's father, who said it 'was called old in his time.' Repeated always in this short form. There were many such short ...

    • Contributor: Espinosa, Lottie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Alagaz = Alagaz Mountain

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Alageaz. Yellow song check-list notes: "Song begins with hum. It is not the same as 56M B2." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Casey Jones

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals; Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Byron Coffin, Sr. and Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr - Coffin (Mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Tango de las campanitas = Tango of the bells

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: From Andalusia, Spain. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Mourning of the bells." Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 18, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Minha mai minha amada (fado) = O my mother, my beloved

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Song is incomplete on AFS 3871 A2 and is repeated in its entirety on AFS 3871 B1. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: A fado in minor known to all Portuguese in California. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Chi mi tir sa robh mi nam bhalach = Song of the Isle of Harris

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scots Gaelic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Blue Julietta

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song about and "Indian girl." William T. Day, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials ...

    • Contributor: Day, William T. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • La paloma blanca = The White dove

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "As sung to her about 1885 in the Asturias [Spain] by her father when he took her on her lap to sing her to sleep." Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Fragments (including Favorita) from a Portuguese broadcast over KRE, Oakland

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "These recordings were made in Coimbra, Portugal, according to Alberto Mendes. AFS 3860 A4 is 'Favorita,' a popular song from Coimbra." Dust jacket notes: AFS 3860 A3 is a very short sample of instrumental music. AFS 3860 A4 has a woman singing ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939