Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • El columpio

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 52 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A rhythmical Cuban song composed by Dr. Matilde R. Cruz Planas in Havana, Cuba. The singer, Benildes Remond Isern, was then a schoolteacher and later, under the married name Benildes Remond Sanchez, director of the San Carlos Institute for twenty-five years. The San Carlos Institute in ...

    • Contributor: Isern, Benildes Remond - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Isern, Benildes Ramond - Isern, Benuildes Remond - Isern, Señorita Benildes Remond
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-22
  • Al paso ligero (With Quick Stride) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Transcription: Al paso ligero/ya vamos rendidos,/el poder del Cielo/en paja nacido,/el poder del Cielo/en paja nacido./Dicen que esta noche/al frío y la escarcha,/nació de ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Testing Machine [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Test Recording In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Nos dió su cuerpo el Señor (The Lord Gave Us His Body) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by Luis Montoya, age 70, of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Sung During Holy Communion Collector's notes: This hymn is sung during Holy Communion. Transcription: Nos dio su cuerpo el Señor/en la cena que tenía,/así lo representó/la divina Eucaristía./Negó San Pedro al Señor,/antes que viniera el día,/contemplando en ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Gallito el torero (Part 1 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (5 minutes, 41 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Spanish story about a bootblack who became a bullfighter, told by Martin Noriega, age 51, of Cuban parentage. He may have learned from the reading of a "lectore" in the cigar factory. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 ...

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

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 43 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Victoria Valdez, age 25, and Zenaida Beuron, age 28, born in Tampa, play a teasing game. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key ...

    • Contributor: Valdez, Victoria - Beuron, Zenaida - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-23
  • Valse de Cadena (Chain Waltz) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Anaya, 39, and his daughter Ernestina, 18, both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in turn has taught his daughter. Mr. Garcia was 33 at the time of this recording. All three are residents of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. In ...

    • Contributor: Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves) - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Señora Santana

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 59 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A story about a child who had an apple and lost it; someone tried to give him another, but he wanted the one which he had lost. The singer, Adelpha Pollato, learned the song as a child in Key West, Florida. Ybor City, now a neighborhood ...

    • Contributor: Pollato, Adelpha - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Donde vas Alfonso Doce?

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 21 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Spanish ballad reported to be well known in Cuba. Alfonso XII was King of Spain. Adelpha Pollato learned the song in Key West, Florida. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente ...

    • Contributor: Valdez, Amado - Pollato, Adelpha - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Cielo soberano (Sovereign Heaven) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Transcription: Cielo soberano/sea más piedad,/que ya no sufremos/la nieve que cae,/que ya no sufremos/la nieve que cae./Sospenden delirios/cecen los quebrantos,/que ya están poblados/de nieve ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • The Story of Juan José Introduction

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 52 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Martin Noriega, age 51, of Cuban parentage, is introduced and says that he is going to tell the story of Juan José. Ziomara Andux, age 13, acts as interpreter for Martin Noriega, giving his explanation of the type of story he is going to tell. ...

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Andux, Ziomara - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • La Bayamese (Himno Nacional Cubano)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 39 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The National Anthem of Cuba was written by Pedro Felipe (Perucho) Figueredo, a patriot, in the year 1868 during the Revolution. He composed it in Bayamo, the first town captured in the War against Spain. It was sung by a quartet of girls from the San ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Dalia - Soto, Violeta - Leon, Auroia - Baso, Evelia - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-22
  • Alaben, Cristianos (Let Us, Praise) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: In Praise of the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at vigils, wakes, and in private homes at the coming of dawn. Transcription: Alaben, ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Ampáranos, madre (Protect Us, Mother) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Transcription: Ampáranos, Madre,/para poder verte,/ampáranos ahora/y en la hora de muerte./Ampáranos, Madre,/y ampáranos ahora,/por eso quedaste/del mundo fiadora./Ampáranos, Madre,/como mi abogada,/que mi Dios a ti/no te niega ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Cuban Love Song

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes) : analog ; 12 in. | An old Spanish love song, heard in Key West. Evelio Andux, age 37, of Cuban descent (father of French descent), was born in Key West. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Valse Moriño (Moriño's Waltz) [Audio]

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

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Valse de Cadena (Chain Waltz) [Audio]

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

    • Contributor: Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Soy esclavo de Jesús (I am a Slave of Jesus) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: In praise of the Lord Transcription: Soy esclavo de Jesús,/creo en su santa ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Arellano, Narciso
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Valse francés (French Waltz) [Audio]

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

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Entrega de novios, Part 2 of 3 (Delivery of the Newlyweds, Part 2 of 3) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Mares, age 42, is a resident of Lobatos, Colorado. Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: ¿Qué significan las arras/y el anillo pastoral?/Significa ya una peña/que no achican en negar./Adán estaba durmiendo/no ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • En la cena del Señor (At the Supper of the Lord) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Sung During Holy Communion Transcription: En la cena del Señor,/símbolo grande y precioso/de su cuerpo, sangre y amor,/ofreció al Padre amoroso,/por amor al pecador,/¡Ah, qué precio tan ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • La canción de panadería

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 2 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Evelio Andux, age 37, of Cuban descent (father of French descent), born in Key West, Florida, sings a bakery work song which he used to sing when he worked at a bakery in Key West, Florida, where they pulled the dough by hand and threw ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Claves
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • Cantemos con dulce acento (Let Us Sing with Sweet Accent) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In praise of the Lord Collector's notes: This alabado is sung during Holy Communion. Transcription: Cantemos con dulce acento/y cantemos sin cesar,/adorar el estandarte,/que es la guía fraternal./Hoy cantemos todos juntos/y cantemos sin cesar,/adorar el estandarte,/que es la ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Various excerpts from El Niño Perdido (The Lost Child), beginning with Pasagallo (The Cock's Announcement) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: From the play "El Niño Perdido." Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Vamos a darle que es hora /y para que el sol/nos alumbre su farol,/vamos al refulgente aurora/Vamos al refulgente aurora./Atención, senado ilustre/que ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal, Harmonica
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-01
  • Considera con desvelo (Consider with a Vigil) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Collector's notes: This alabado may be sung at any wake or vigil. Transcription: Considera con desvelo/y con aprecio y atención/y con una buena confesión,/abren las puertas del Cielo./A cada paso que das,/hombre, se acerca la muerte,/caminando de esa suerte,/sin saber ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09