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  • Old rosin the bow

    Old rosin the bow

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 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 George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Madam, I have come a-courting

    Madam, I have come a-courting

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A Quaker song." Dust jacket notes: "Poor recording -- to be re-recorded." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Ta-ra-ra-rum bom-e-ray

    Ta-ra-ra-rum bom-e-ray

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on July 9, 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 George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The  sinking of the Titanic

    The sinking of the Titanic

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection. (Source). Recorded in Crandell, Wisconsin. (Venue). Recorded in July 1937. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Spencer, Clyde - Fannin, Harry - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Mexican dance

    Mexican 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
  • My mother in law

    My mother in law

    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
  • He never came back

    He never came back

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Stone, unaccomapnied 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
  • The  Silver bell

    The Silver bell

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Two-step, sung and played on harmonica. John Stone, vocals and harmonica. (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 ...

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

    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
  • Santos = Holy, holy

    Santos = Holy, holy

    sound recording | on 2 sides of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: A traditional melody sung at the Pala Mission by six Indian women. Virginia Pico, vocals; Salvadora Valenzuela, vocals; E. de la Golsh, vocals; Jacinta Ortega, vocals; Everista Myers, vocals; Rosalie Acosta, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pala, California on June ...

    • Contributor: Six Indian Women - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Pico, Virginia - Valenzuela, Salvadora - Golsh, E. De La - Ortega, Jacinta - Myers, Everista - Acosta, Rosalie - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • A jeg ad halda afram lengra = The Discouraged poet

    A jeg ad halda afram lengra = The Discouraged poet

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "'He went from Iceland to Greenland in 1837 and was disgusted with his poems on the subject of the war between Lombardy and Rome.'" John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California ...

    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Vairy zagig = Wild flower

    Vairy zagig = Wild flower

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Vayri dzaghik. Siranoosh Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Armenian. (Language). Forms part of a ...

    • Contributor: Shapazian, Siranoosh - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Oggi penza per te, dopo domani chi sa perche = Today think of yourself, who knows what will happen tomorrow

    Oggi penza per te, dopo domani chi sa perche = Today think of...

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Today I think of you." Giuseppe Russo, vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pittsburg, California on March 29, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

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

    Verses

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Composed verses. "These are not rimur, Mr. B[ardarson] says." Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Poskowsnica

    Poskowsnica

    sound recording | on 2 sides of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A Dalmatian dance. . . Figure calling" is also by Tony Dedo. The selection is incomplete. Tony Dedo, lirica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Woodside, San Mateo County, California on May 7, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Dedo, Tony - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • A - roodle - tum - toodle - tum - too

    A - roodle - tum - toodle - tum - too

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "First heard by Cappy [Captain] Robinson at sea in 1888. Taught by him to the S.F. [San Francisco] Yacht Club, whose song it has since become. . . Last line incomplete on disk is as follows: 'Alas, that ...

    • Contributor: Leighton Robinson with Family and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Robinson, Leighton - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Nancy's fancy

    Nancy's fancy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L9, PLAY AND DANCE SONGS AND TUNES. Thomas Mann, hammered dulcimer. (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 ...

    • Contributor: Mann, Thomas - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1937
  • Comments on the Russian Molokan Congregation in San Francisco

    Comments on the Russian Molokan Congregation in San Francisco

    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 San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting unaccompanied singing and preaching ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Comments on recordings made at Shasta Dam during the 1938 Christmas holidays

    Comments on recordings made at Shasta Dam during the 1938 Chr...

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sidney Robertson Cowell comments on the recordings made by Warde and Pat Ford and Frenchy Oriet in December 1938. Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Ford, Pat - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Shepherd's dance tune

    Shepherd's dance tune

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "This is a bad copy, Mr. Botica's foot-tapping made deep grooves in which the playback needle frequently gets stuck." John Botica, svirala. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Mountain View, California on January 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Botica, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The  Devil out of hell

    The Devil out of hell

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Most of the song recorded on AFS 3813 B1; a verse is added on AFS 3813 B2. WPA Field Report notes: "This is the old English ballad, 'The scolding wife,' -- she was carted off to Hell by the Devil at her husband's ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Comments on Byron Coffin's Barbary Coast performance career

    Comments on Byron Coffin's Barbary Coast performance career

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., narration. (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 Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (Mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Dios bendira = God bless you

    Dios bendira = God bless you

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Birthday song. Concludes with performer speaking about the song in English and Spanish. Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals and narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The  Derby ram

    The Derby ram

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains sexual innuendo and scatological humor. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Olivi salati = Salted olives

    Olivi salati = Salted olives

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Francisco Sanfilippo, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Martinez, California on February 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Italian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Francisco Sanfilippo ...

    • Contributor: Sanfilippo, Francisco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Ad sigla . . . (Ryma #8) = To sail a boat, etc

    Ad sigla . . . (Ryma #8) = To sail a boat, etc

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Same words as [AFS 3829] A1, but different tune." 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 ...

    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The  Days of forty nine

    The Days of forty nine

    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
  • Froste frone = Freezing weather

    Froste frone = Freezing weather

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Oddrun Sigurasson, 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 Oddrun ...

    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Egills saga = Ballad of Egill

    Egills saga = Ballad of Egill

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell on May 25, 1938: "Egill was supposed to have been 4 years old when he made up his song. Mrs. Sigurasson says she made up the tune herself as she recorded the song, but I have an idea ...

    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Swedish fiddle tune from Wisconsin woods

    Swedish fiddle tune from Wisconsin woods

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Pat Ford, harmonica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Pat Ford performing Anglo-American songs ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Chunnach mi damh donn ana hailtean

    Chunnach mi damh donn ana hailtean

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "A hunting song." John MacPhee, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, 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 ...

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

    Schenectady

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "A shaped-note hymn from the Sacred Harp." Stanford University Choir, vocals; Raymond Kendall, director. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Palo Alto, California in 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms ...

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

    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
  • Coming round the mountain

    Coming round the mountain

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 4226 A1 and A2 are tests; AFS 4226 A3 is the best recording. Mrs. Ben Scott, violin; Myrtle B. Wilkinson, tenor banjo. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Turlock, California on October 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Mrs. Ben Scott and Myrtle Wilkinson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Scott (Mrs. Ben) - Wilkinson, Myrtle - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Taksim (Improvisation) and Sha'ki

    Taksim (Improvisation) and Sha'ki

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Taksim or tah'sim and sha'ki are the names of specific musical forms, the first free in style to show off one's virtuosity, the second stricter in form. A remark interjected by an auditor toward the end is a form of applause. Sometimes ...

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

    Away, Rio

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Shanty. Leighton Robinson, Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, and Leighton McKenzie, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Belvedere, California on November 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Leighton Robinson, Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, and Leighton Mckenzie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Robinson, Leighton - McKenzie, Leighton - Barr, Alex - Brodeur, Arthur - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Texas Canyon

    Texas Canyon

    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 December 27, 1938. (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: 1938
  • Perry's victory

    Perry's victory

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Fiddle--with drones. Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 62, AMERICAN FIDDLE TUNES. Mrs. Ben Scott, violin; Myrtle B. Wilkinson, tenor banjo. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Turlock, California on October 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy ...

    • Contributor: Mrs. Ben Scott and Myrtle Wilkinson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Scott (Mrs. Ben) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Santos = Holy, holy

    Santos = Holy, holy

    sound recording | on 2 sides of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: A traditional melody sung at the Pala Mission by six Indian women. Virginia Pico, vocals; Salvadora Valenzuela, vocals; E. de la Golsh, vocals; Jacinta Ortega, vocals; Everista Myers, vocals; Rosalie Acosta, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pala, California on June ...

    • Contributor: Six Indian Women - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Pico, Virginia - Valenzuela, Salvadora - Golsh, E. De La - Ortega, Jacinta - Myers, Everista - Acosta, Rosalie - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Quien fuera el sol = Would I were the sun

    Quien fuera el sol = Would I were the sun

    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
  • Marinaro = The Sailor

    Marinaro = The Sailor

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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 Physical Form). In Italian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mario Olmeda ...

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

    Clarence

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung through a haze due to much gin, but the ghost of a song is there." Dust jacket notes: Poor recording -- noisy motor." Ozzie Waters, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on ...

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

    Goodbye, booze

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Composed by Charles Fulton. Dust jacket notes: "Subject: Election in Marietta, O[hio]." Charles Fulton, vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Fulton, Charles - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Dalmatian dance #2, a Dalmatian kolo

    Dalmatian dance #2, a Dalmatian kolo

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Played by Mr. Botica on lirica (liritza), a 3-stringed bowed lyre, also home made." John Botica, lirica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Mountain View, California on May 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Botica, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Que triste estoy = How sad I am

    Que triste estoy = How sad I am

    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
  • Alderman of the ward

    Alderman of the ward

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Song begun on AFS 4209 A2; completed on AFS 4209 A3. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • WPA announcement and comments about the Ford family recorded in California and in Wisconsin

    WPA announcement and comments about the Ford family recorded ...

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Opens with Sidney Robertson Cowell announcement about the Northern California WPA [Work Projects Administration] recordings. She then comments on the Ford family members (Warde, Pat, Bogue, Arthur and their uncle Rob Walker, who she first recorded for the Resettlement Administration in Wisconsin, and Warde, Bogue, and ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Sugradh ris a nighean duibh = I would welcome the black-haired lass

    Sugradh ris a nighean duibh = I would welcome the black-haire...

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A waulking song." Yellow song check-list notes: "Motion is away from the body on the accent. 'The black-haired lass' was a boat which bore a dark maiden's name." Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on June ...

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

    Daki - Tezlana

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Armenian dance. Joe Bedrosian, zurna. (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 of field materials documenting Joe ...

    • Contributor: Bedrosian, Joe - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Soldier's joy

    Soldier's joy

    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
  • She's more to be pitied than centured

    She's more to be pitied than centured

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Poor recording due to noisy motor in recorder. Recorded in the milk house -- occasional noises are due to milk running over cooling pipes." Sam Blackburn, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on ...

    • Contributor: Blackburn, Sam - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Madam, I have come a-courting

    Madam, I have come a-courting

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A Quaker song." Dust jacket notes: "Poor recording -- to be re-recorded." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Quando eu era pequenina = When I was a little girl

    Quando eu era pequenina = When I was a little girl

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Louise Franco, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 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 documenting Louise Franco, ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Preaching by A. P. Sarakoff

    Preaching by A. P. Sarakoff

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | A. P. Sarakoff, preaching. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting unaccompanied ...

    • Contributor: Sarakoff, A. P. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Russian Molokan Congregation - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Highland schottische

    Highland schottische

    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
  • The  Disgusted Swede

    The Disgusted Swede

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "He has forgotten most of this song. " Yellow song check-list notes: "In English with a Swedish accent. . . Contemp[orary song]." C. A. Koljonen, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy ...

    • Contributor: Koljonen, C. A. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Minha mai = My mother

    Minha mai = My mother

    sound recording | on 4 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tests -- A composition by Mrs. Avila for Mother's Day." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joachim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • A  ti utcatokban fenyesebb a czillag = The stars are brighter on your street

    A ti utcatokban fenyesebb a czillag = The stars are brighter...

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "On your street the sun shines more brightly." Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Jenny Lind polka

    Jenny Lind polka

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Selleck, violin. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Camino, California on October 2, 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 Selleck performing Anglo-American music on ...

    • Contributor: Selleck, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • O blessud vertu sumarsol = O blessed summer sun

    O blessud vertu sumarsol = O blessed summer sun

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tune composed by Ingi Larusson for the 'first day of summer' festival -- widely known in Iceland. First line defective." Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. ...

    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Mikor majd a temetoben = When in the cemetery

    Mikor majd a temetoben = When in the cemetery

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Hungarian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary Gaidos ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Schottische

    Schottische

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Thomas Mann, hammered dulcimer. (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: Mann, Thomas - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1937
  • Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven

    Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (Mrs) - Popoff (Mr) - Popoff (Mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort ye, comfort ye, my people

    Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort ye, comfort ye, my people

    sound recording | on 1 band and 1 side of 2 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Hymn begun on AFS 3831 B1, completed on AFS 3832 B1. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Pitch raised deliberately in successive verses." Russian Molokan Congregation, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California ...

    • Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The  Devil out of hell

    The Devil out of hell

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Most of the song recorded on AFS 3813 B1; a verse is added on AFS 3813 B2. WPA Field Report notes: "This is the old English ballad, 'The scolding wife,' -- she was carted off to Hell by the Devil at her husband's ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Casey Jones

    Casey Jones

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Ben Scott, violin; Myrtle B. Wilkinson, tenor banjo. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Turlock, California on October 31, 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: Mrs. Ben Scott and Myrtle Wilkinson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Scott (Mrs. Ben) - Wilkinson, Myrtle - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Weevily wheat

    Weevily wheat

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 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 George Vinton Graham ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Finnegan's wake

    Finnegan's wake

    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
  • Frailen cantua = Monk's song

    Frailen cantua = Monk's song

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry and Matias Etcheverry, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on September 11, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Basque. (Language). Forms part of a group of field ...

    • Contributor: Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry and Matias Etcheverry - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Etcheverry (Mrs. Francisco) - Etcheverry, Matias - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Go tell Aunt Tildy

    Go tell Aunt Tildy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on July 9, 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 George Vinton ...

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

    Ella Ree

    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
  • Schenectady

    Schenectady

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "A shaped-note hymn from the Sacred Harp." Stanford University Choir, vocals; Raymond Kendall, director. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Palo Alto, California in 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Stanford University Choir - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Beneath the old oak tree

    Beneath the old oak tree

    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 December 25, 1938. (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: 1938
  • The  Bridgewater

    The Bridgewater

    sound recording | on 1 side and 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 3809 B1 and is continued on AFS 3809 A3. Yellow song check-list notes: "Mr. Graham says he cannot play and sing at the same time, but he likes to 'pick a little,' just for something to ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The  Mocking bird

    The Mocking bird

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: With variations. John Stone, harmonica. (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 ...

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

    Georgia wagoner

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Foot tapping barely audible." 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 ...

    • Contributor: Stone, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • I'm old but I'm awfully tough

    I'm old but I'm awfully tough

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Hubert Brady, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 31, 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 Hubert Brady performing ...

    • Contributor: Brady, Hubert - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Two old ladies in Winnipeg had a fight

    Two old ladies in Winnipeg had a fight

    sound recording | on 2 sides of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson. Song begun on AFS 4281 A1 and continued on AFS 4281 A2. "Text (verses) in progress, not yet completed by the author!" Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • For old times' sake

    For old times' sake

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Poor recording due to noisy motor in recorder. Recorded in the milk house -- occasional noises are due to milk running over cooling pipes." Sam Blackburn, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on ...

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

    Chamarita (Flores version)

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Clapping and snapping of fingers audible. At end of AFS 4256 B4, "calls for figures of dance" can be heard. Sung by Louise Franco, accompanied on the English guitar by Clifford Franco, with clapping and the snapping of fingers audible in the background. ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Ifir kaldan eydtisand = The Vagabond

    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
  • Petur par sat i sal = Peter in the high seat of the hall

    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
  • Tuning of viola d'arame

    Tuning of viola d'arame

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alberto Mendes, viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 11, 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 Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and ...

    • Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Son soldato fanteria = The Ghost soldier

    Son soldato fanteria = The Ghost soldier

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A Bersaglieri marching song." Giuseppe Russo, vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pittsburg, California on March 29, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In ...

    • Contributor: Russo, Giuseppe - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Psalm 52 In that day we praise the Lord -- I was the smallest brother of all

    Psalm 52 In that day we praise the Lord -- I was the smallest...

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Russian Molokan Congregation, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Fado Portugues (Fado corrido)

    Fado Portugues (Fado corrido)

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Characteristic rhythm of fado over which verses are improvised. These verses here are however traditional and usually used to begin a fado." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Joaquim Flores, guitar; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Joachim Flores, and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Flores, Joaquim - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Alonzo the brave and the fair Imogene

    Alonzo the brave and the fair Imogene

    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 December 25, 1938. (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: 1938
  • WPA announcement

    WPA announcement

    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 Oakland, California on February 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 Alice Lemos Avila performing Portuguese ...

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

    Zopilote mojado

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Unidentified musicians 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
  • Paddy got drunk on fish and potatoes

    Paddy got drunk on fish and potatoes

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Very familiar Irish tune." Pat Ford, harmonica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The  Great McCluskey fight [fragment]

    The Great McCluskey fight [fragment]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 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 Warde, Pat, and Bogue ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • WPA Announcement and comments on a song Francisco Sanfilippo did not record

    WPA Announcement and comments on a song Francisco Sanfilippo ...

    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 Fresno, California on February 11, 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 Francisco Sanfilippo performing Sicilian music ...

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

    Haste to the wedding

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 62, AMERICAN FIDDLE TUNES. Mrs. Ben Scott, violin; Myrtle B. Wilkinson, tenor banjo. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Turlock, California on October 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Mrs. Ben Scott and Myrtle Wilkinson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Scott (Mrs. Ben) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The  Mowing of the hay

    The Mowing of the hay

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains sexual innuendo. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (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 ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Simon Slick

    Simon Slick

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Learned in Utah from her father." Dust jacket notes: Song sung twice. AFS 4215 A3 had "Too much noise in the bar. "AFS 4215 A4 is a "better recording than A3, but she sang better the first time." Flora Earnson, vocals. (Performers). Recorded ...

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

    Irish tunes

    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
  • Quadrille tune #1

    Quadrille tune #1

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "First change of the quadrille." 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 ...

    • Contributor: Pitts, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Golkozi atchik = Girl of the Kolghoz [Kolkhoz]

    Golkozi atchik = Girl of the Kolghoz [Kolkhoz]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Kolkhozi aghik. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A post-revolutionary song from Russia." Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Pezinho dos Bezorros

    Pezinho dos Bezorros

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mostly sung on Terceira [Island, Azores] -- probably danced." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; 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 ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • La  varsoviana

    La varsoviana

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Lottie Espinosa without words, accompanying herself on the guitar. Dust jacket notes: Dance tune. Lottie Espinosa, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific Grove, California on May 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

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