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  • Contempla, alma y Considera (Contemplate, Soul, and Consider) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by José Ignacio Cantú, age 72, of Manassa, Colorado. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: In this hymn, the sinner is asked to contemplate the Passion and is reminded of the wisdom and importance of repenting his sins Transcription: Contempla, alma, y considera/en la divina pasión/de aquel divino ...

    • Contributor: Cantú, José Ignacio - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • 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
  • 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
  • Diez perritos pequeños

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Salazar, Isabella
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-02
  • Corrido de las elecciones de Brownsville

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Suarez, José - Wells, Joe K.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-26
  • Morir en la cruz con Cristo, o Dimas, el buen ladrón: La noche ya se aleja

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - López, Gonzalo - López, Cleofé
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-23
  • Sigan con gran devoción (Follow with Great Devotion) [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. Transcription: Sigan con gran devoción/en quien Dios ha de agradar,/a María del Socorro,/segunda estrella del mar./En Barcelona nació,/y bañada en ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Archuleta, Ricardo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • 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
  • Valse demócrata (Waltz of the Democrats) [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
  • El medio muerto (Half Dead) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Lobato, 72, is a resident of San Luis, Colorado. Transcription: Si gustas de verme muerto/la mitad me moriré,/porque morirme del todo/y ese favor no te daré./Si intente medio matarme/y darme unos medio anhelos,/por unos medios celos/la mitad me moriré./Si en caso medio enfermare/por algo medio accidente,/vendrá un medio ...

    • Contributor: Lobato, Julián - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Nina

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 23 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Sung in Spanish and described in English: "This is probably the oldest type of Cuban song that has ever--that has been known to be the oldest. There is no way of tracing it to its author or originality; it has just been picked from one ...

    • Contributor: Delfino, Gilberto - Bermudez, Ramon - Pages, Art - Halpert, Herbert - Piano
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Escuchen atentos (Listen, Attentive Children) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by José Ignacio Cantú, age 72, of Manassa, Colorado. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This alabado reviews, in dialogue form, the history of the Passion, with special emphasis on the sufferings of the Virgin. Transcription: -Escuchen atentos,/hijos de mi amor,/las lamentaciones/de mi gran dolor./Mi Jesús ha muerto,/mi ...

    • Contributor: Cantú, José Ignacio - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Versos del mojado

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Salinas, Manuel - López, Homero
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-29
  • Que se le querra la calabaza

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Salazar, Isabella
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-02
  • Señora Santa Anna

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Acevedo, Olga
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-01
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cachumbambe

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 12 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A song sung while see-sawing, performed by Isabel Garcia, age 9; Ziomara Andux, age 13; Evelia Andux, age 11; and Tony Lopez, age 11. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Isabel - Andux, Ziomara - Andux, Evelia - Lopez, Tony - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Andux, Evelio
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-23
  • 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
  • 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
  • La indita

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Ramirez, Ramona
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-27
  • 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
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • 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
  • Vamos fieles todos juntos (Faithful, Let Us Go Together) [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: The Passion Collector's notes: In the first stanza of the hymn, the sinner is invited to join the Lord on His way to Calvary. In the succeeding strophes, the Passion of Our Lord is passed ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Venimos de Matamoros

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Suarez, José
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-26