Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • O Menino Jesus = Sleep, baby Jesus

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Louise Franco alone, then by Mary Silveira, with Clifford Franco playing accompaniment on English guitar. Lullaby. Louise Franco and Mary Silveira, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Louise Franco, Mary Silveira, and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Louise - Silveira, Mary - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Pezinho

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Dance song. This is the Flores version. Louise Franco, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (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 ...

    • Contributor: Louise Franco and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Louise - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • 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
  • Serenata a lua = Serenade to the moon

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Alice Lemos Avila, accompanied by Clifford Franco on English guitar and Ed Pavon on guitar, with friends and relatives on chorus. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Said to be an Italian song translated and adapted in Portugal, where it is very ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Franco, Clifford - Pavon, Ed - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Tia Anica = Aunt Anica

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Alice Lemos Avila, accompanied by Clifford Franco on English guitar and Ed Pavon on guitar, with friends and relatives on chorus. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar; Ed Pavon, guitar; friends and relatives, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Franco, Clifford - Pavon, Ed - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Vira do Minho = The Vira of Minho

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Recorded at the home of Alice Lemos Avila on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1938. Yellow song check-list notes: "Defective but good one." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Joaquim Flores, guitar; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California ...

    • 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
  • Bella aurora = Lovely dawn

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4257 A2 has first verse, song continued on AFS 4257 A3 and AFS 4257 B1, with incomplete text. Mary Silveira, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Mary Silveira and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Silveira, Mary - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Lavar, lavar = Wash, wash

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A washing song." Louise Franco, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (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 ...

    • Contributor: Louise Franco and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Louise - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Vira (dance)

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: This is a dance from Portugal, learned by Louise Franco from friends after coming to California. Louise Franco, vocals; Clifford Franco, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Louise Franco and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Louise - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • O Menino Jesus = Sleep, baby Jesus

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Louise Franco alone, then by Mary Silveira, with Clifford Franco playing accompaniment on English guitar. Lullaby. Louise Franco and Mary Silveira, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Louise Franco, Mary Silveira, and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Louise - Silveira, Mary - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Tuning of English guitar

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Men's tuning (10 strings--5 pairs), taken from left to right facing the instrument. (Ladies's tuning must have 12 strings)." Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Clifford - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Lavar, lavar = Wash, wash

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A washing song." Louise Franco, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (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 ...

    • Contributor: Louise Franco and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Louise - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • O Menino da Franca = A little boy from France

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Louise Franco, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (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 ...

    • Contributor: Louise Franco and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Louise - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Bella aurora = Lovely dawn

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4257 A2 has first verse, song continued on AFS 4257 A3 and AFS 4257 B1, with incomplete text. Mary Silveira, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Mary Silveira and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Silveira, Mary - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • 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
  • Fado corrido

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Clifford Franco, vocals and English guitar. (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 ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Clifford - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Bella aurora = Lovely dawn

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4257 A2 has first verse, song continued on AFS 4257 A3 and AFS 4257 B1, with incomplete text. Mary Silveira, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Mary Silveira and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Silveira, Mary - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Fado corrido

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Clifford Franco, accompanying himself on English guitar, with Ed Pavon on guitar and "answering verses" sung by Alice Lemos Avila. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Motor running a little fast -- this was played in D major, but sounds almost like ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Clifford Franco, and Ed Pavon - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Clifford - Pavon, Ed - Avila, Alice Lemos - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Fado Carolino

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Solo on Portuguese [English] guitar by Clifford Franco, played in the key of A." Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 25, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

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