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  • A la vibora de la mar

    • Contributor: Unidentified Children - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Moye, Margaret - Moye, Jimmie - Moye, Willie - Moye, Carmen Taffinder with Children
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-01
  • Alaben, Cristianos (Let Us Praise, Christians) [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 Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at vigils, wakes, and in private homes at the coming of dawn. Transcription: Alaben, cristianos,/por Dios concebida,/la luz de los cielos,/y un Ave María./Por su dulce fuego,/qué ...

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

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Salazar, Isabella
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-02
  • Sale el cordero inocente (letra) (The Innocent Lamb Comes Out) [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. Transcription: Sale el cordero inocente/a meditar su pasión/en fuego de amor ardiente/inflama su corazón./inflama su corazón. /(niño . . . Transcription: English Translation Transcription: The innocent lamb comes out/to ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tengo una muñeca vestida de azul

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Salazar, Isabella
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-02
  • Yo soy una rancherita

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Longoria, Manuela
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-25
  • María busca a Jesús (Mary Looks for Jesus) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Title given is the first line of song. This song is from "El Niño Perdido." Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: María busca a Jesús/por montes, selvas, collados,/auxilio pide a los cielos/para poder encontrarlo/para ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • Perdió Jacobo a José (Jacob Lost Joseph) [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: Perdió Jacobo a José/en la fraterna traición/en triste lamentación/pasó el tiempo y ya se ve./Pues la pérdida no fue /tan grande y ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-01
  • Zape, gatito

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Longoria, Manuela
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-25
  • Miremos, ojos (Let Us Look, Eyes) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Song from the folk play "Los Pastores." 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. Collector's notes: From "Los Pastores" Transcription: Miremos, ojos, vuestros raudales,/que ya llegamos a los portales/que ya llegamos ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • 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
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Que dolor igualará al que mi pecho acompaña (What Pain Will Equal That Which Accompanies My Breast) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Same melody as "San José en su pecho siente." Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: ¿Qué dolor igualará /al que mi pecho acompaña?/Muerte venga en su guadaña/pues ninguno perderá/el bien que traigo perdido./Desgraciado en ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • 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
  • 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
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Marcha de Santa Ana (I Wish I Were an Angel performed to the tune of Santa Ana's March) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Lobato, 72, is a resident of San Luis, Colorado. Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: (tonada de la Marcha de Santa Ana)/Quisiera de ser ángel/con ángeles estar/y vienen coronados/y me van ...

    • Contributor: Lobato, Julián - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Se encuentra dos carreteros

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 16 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Cuban song, or "Encanto Cubano," sung 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 ...

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

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 57 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Evelio Andux, age 37, of Cuban descent (father of French descent), born in Key West, Florida, sings a love serenade which he heard his father sing to his sweetheart in Key West, Florida. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • Al pie de este santo altar (At the Foot of This Holy Altar) [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 Transcription: Al pie de este santo altar/la Virgen quedó llorando/por Jesús, su Hijo divino,/y en su pasión contemplando./En su santísimo llanto,/clama y dice: -¡Ay mi Jesús!/¿Qué haré sola en este mundo,/quién lo baja de la cruz?/Ya ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • En el fondo del mar

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Moye, Carmen Taffinder
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-02
  • The Story of Juan José, A Working Man, and His Beautiful Wife, Rosa

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (9 minutes, 8 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Martin Noriega, age 51, of Cuban parentage, tells the story of Juan José, which 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 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under ...

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • La pájara pinta

    • Contributor: Unidentified Girls - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-27
  • 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