• El sacrificio

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 49 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The complete version of the song composed by a Mexican in Miami, Florida, and now popular also in Key West. Performance Note: "El sacrificio" (vocals with claves, bongo, bass viol, and two guitars) performed by Sesteto Encanto at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. ...

    • Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • Ayudemos, almas (Let Us Help, Souls) [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. Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: The faithful are entreated to join the Virgin in her sufferings during the Passion. ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal - Montoya, Luis - Rael, Juan B. - Archuleta,. Ricardo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • El caballo de palo

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 16 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A song about a local Cuban boy composed and made popular in Key West, Florida. Performance Note: "El caballo de palo" (vocals with claves, bongo, bass viol, and two guitars) performed by Sesteto Encanto at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • A la muerte, pecador (To Death, Sinner) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by Luis Montoya, age 70, of Cerro, New Mexico. Collector's notes: This alabado is usually sung at wakes for the dead. Transcription: A la muerte, pecador,/ya todo se acabará,/a la muerte, pecador,/el Señor te juzgará./La sibila y David dicen/que en aquel día de ira,/la gran máquina del mundo/se ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Rael, Juan B. - Chávez, Adelaido - Chávez, Adolfo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Merce

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 59 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A song played in dance halls in Cuba. Introduced by the singer, in Spanish. As later translated by Art Pages, "The idea of the song is--the name of the song is Merce, that's a name--a proper name. It's a Negro girl's name, and ...

    • Contributor: Martinez, Adela - Pages, Art - Bermudez, Ramon - Pous, Carols - Halpert, Herbert - Piano - Drum - Pous, Carlos - Vocals - Martinez, Adelita
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Improvised Coplas w/valse de cadena melody (Improvised Couplets w/chain waltz melody) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Mares, age 42, is a resident of Lobatos, Colorado. He does not know how to read or write, but has the gift of improvising his songs as he sings. He always gets the correct number of syllables to the line as well as the right rhyme. Played by ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar - Rael, Juan B. - Chávez, Adelaido - Chávez, Adolfo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Story of Juanito

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 3 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Martin Noriega is a 51-year-old of Cuban parentage. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to avoid unionization of their workers. ...

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Improvised Coplas (Improvised Couplets) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Coplas were improvised and sung by Esequiel Arellano, age 40, the brother of Narciso. He is also a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Transcription: /Lee tiene por nombre/y Rael por más grandeza,/que lo conozcan por hombre/y también por delicadeza./El nombre de Lee Rael/esta linda y fresca rosa,/y que ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Esequiel - Vocal - Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar - Rael, Juan B. - García, Pedro - Chávez, Adelaido - Chávez, Adolfo - Mares, Remigio
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Antonio the Woodcutter (Part 1 of 2)

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

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Dulce esposo de mi alma (Sweet Husband of My Soul) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In praise of the Lord Collector's notes: This alabado is usually sung during Holy Communion and at wakes ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Archuleta, Ricardo - Rael, Juan B. - Archuleta,. Ricardo - Cantú, José Ignacio
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • 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 - Rael, Juan B. - Archuleta,. Ricardo - Montoya, Luis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Introduction to Cuban Club performances

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

    • Contributor: Delfino, Gilberto - Pages, Art - Halpert, Herbert - Translator
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Ave María purísima (Hail, Purest Mary) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In Praise of the Virgin and Begging Her Intercession Collector's notes: This hymn is sung at all vigils and wakes in order to invoke the aid of the Virgin. Transcription: ¡Ave María purísima,/Ave María poderosa,/Ave ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Rael, Juan B. - Medina, Esteban
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Puntos Guajiro

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A typical Cuban peasant melody. Performance Note: "Puntos Guajiro" (vocals with claves, bongo, bass viol, and two guitars) performed by Sesteto Encanto at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • Valse de Cadena and Entrega de novios (Chain Waltz and Delivery of the Newlyweds) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Melody is a New Mexican adaptation of "Bring Back My Bonny to Me." Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Mr. Anaya, 39, and his daughter Ernestina, 18, both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves) - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar - Rael, Juan B. - Anaya, Ernestina - García, Pedro - Chávez, Adolfo - Lobato, Julián
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Tranquitro

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 59 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is a taunting song made up by the children of Ybor City, and was used to mock the rhythm of the peculiar walk of an Italian vendor of crabs who lived in Ybor City about 20 years ago (ca. 1919). The song ...

    • Contributor: Valdez, Amado - Valdez, Señora - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - [Valdez, Señora]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Dividido el corazón (Her Heart Divided) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This hymn, which describes the suffering of the Virgin during the Passion, is sung at the dramatic meeting of Christ and the Virgin during the Procession on Good Friday. Transcription: Dividido el corazón/llora María ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Rael, Juan B. - Chávez, Adolfo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Duermate mi niña

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 23 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | An ancient lullaby which has remained popular among the Cuban people and their descendants in Key West. Sung by a pupil at the San Carlos Institute, a grammar school in Key West owned and operated by the Cuban government, with classes taught in both English and ...

    • Contributor: Rodriguez, Alva - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rodriguez, Alba
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-22
  • Cuban Lullaby

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

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • Para subir al cielo

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 44 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, 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 Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to avoid unionization of their ...

    • Contributor: Pollato, Adelpha - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Dios te salve, bella aurora (God Save Thee, Beautiful Dawn) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In Praise of the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at wakes when the dawn comes. Transcription: ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Archuleta, Ricardo - Rael, Juan B. - Archuleta,. Ricardo - Chávez, Adolfo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Alto, alto como un pino

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 34 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A riddle, told to several children by Mrs. Edith Kennedy, age 18, born of Cuban and Bahamian-American parentage in Key West, Florida. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Edith - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Andux, Ziomara - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Amambrocha To

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 14 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Ziomara Andux, age 13, and her sister, Evelia Andux, age 11, describe a game played by the Cuban children in Ybor City. To play the game, a group of children line up, with the exception of one who faces the line and sings the first ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Ziomara - Andux, Evelia - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • Mi Dios y mi redentor (My God and Redeemer) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: The Passion Transcription: Mi Dios y mi Redentor/en quien espero y confío,/por tu pasión, Dios mío,/abrázame en vuestro amor./Escuchen con atención/lo que padeció Jesús,/desde el ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso - Vocal - Rael, Juan B. - Archuleta,. Ricardo - Montoya, Luis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Gallito el torero (Part 2 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 40 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