Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Tuning of syrinx [blul] or k'avoll

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Selection introduced by Sidney Robertson Cowell. T. Shatinian, blul; Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 24, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

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

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "From words supplied by his Uncle Robert Walker." Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 4198 B1 and completed on AFS 4198 B2 Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Ifir kaldan eydtisand = The Vagabond

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John ...

    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Upp, upp min sal = Up, up, my soul

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: From the Passiusalmar of Hallgrimur Petursson. Verses 1-2 are on AFS 4268 A1, verses 3-4 are on AFS 4268 A2, and verses 5-7 are on AFS 4268 A3. Thodur Einarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Minstrel show song. Song is version of "Gooseberry pie," composed by Sidney Burt. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on July 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Dust ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Unidentified musicisans playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 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 Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Vira (dance)

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: This is a dance from Portugal, learned by Louise Franco from friends after coming to California. Louise Franco, vocals; Clifford Franco, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Louise Franco and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Louise - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Escolha par = Choose a partner

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Singing game. Solo verses sung alternately by Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, and Antonio Medeiros. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva and Antonio Medeiros, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, and Antonio Medeiros - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Conv ersation about "The Bridges case"

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: The recording is of "a little argument between a Democrat and a Legionnaire . . . It took place in the basement of the building in Oakland where Mr. Fulton is a janitor, while we were waiting for ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Stone, violin. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on August 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 John Stone performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Stone, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Lady Del Roy

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fragmentary version. This song was "also known to settlers at Sutter's Fort [in the 1850s] (according to Rocky Mountain Jim)." Dust jacket notes: AFS 3810 A2 is a recording of the 1st verse, AFS 3810 A3 continues with the 2nd and last verses. ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Yo soy gitano = I'm a gypsy

    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 mother [Maria Garcia]. A gypsy song from Andalusia [Spain]." Johnnie Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 19, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

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

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: On AFS 4196 B2, the first and last verses are sung twice. The record was also scratched in playing it back. AFS 4196 B3 is better. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Caminito = The Little road

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Julio Gomez, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 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 Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Gomez, Julio - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Soldier's sweetheart

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Sung by 'Boney' (Warde H. Ford) and Pat Ford. Learned from an old 'Kaintuck' in Wisconsin." Warde and Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • Contributor: Warde and Pat Ford - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Ford, Warde - Ford, Pat - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Lo, lo, lo, lo, tata = Sleep, little one

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4254 A1 begins with false start and comments by Jessie de Soto's son, Tommy. AFS 4254 A2 continues song with four additional verses. Song completed with fifth verse, "the coyote verse," on AFS 4254. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Comments on the Iowa Thomas Mann recordings

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Ortonville, Iowa in July, 1937. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Thomas Mann performing a Anglo-American dance ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mann, Thomas - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1937
  • Santo = Holy, holy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary, unaccompanied vocals; Father Bertrand Hobrecht, conducting. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Santa Barbara, California on March 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of ...

    • Contributor: Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Hobrecht (Father Bernard) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Ho horo mo Mhairi lubhrach = Ho horo my bonny Mary

    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
  • O Laurentina = Oh Laurentina

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Noche oscura = Dark night

    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
  • Napoli e bello e stinco = Naples is lovely

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: A tarantella, sung in Neapolitan dialect. Giuseppe Russo, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pittsburg, California on March 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Italian. (Language). Forms part ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Stone, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, 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 Stone performing ...

    • Contributor: Stone, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Hi lee, hi lo

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: German waltz. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Morgan, Aaron - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Petur par sat i sal = Peter in the high seat of the hall

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 2 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: From the Passiusalmar of Hallgrimur Petursson. Lydian mode. Verses 1-10 are on AFS 4267 A1, verses 11-20 are on AFS 4267 B1, and verses 20-20 are on AFS 4268 B1. Thodur Einarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney ...

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