Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Minha mai = My mother

    sound recording | on 4 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tests -- A composition by Mrs. Avila for Mother's Day." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joachim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Bolero sentimental

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Composed about depression among country people in Puerto Rico." Yellow song check-list notes: "Bad spot after 2 or 3 verses." Elinor Rodriguez, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. (Venue). ...

    • Contributor: Rodriguez, Elinor - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Billy boy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | William T. Day, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Captain William T. Day ...

    • Contributor: Day, William T. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Coradinha = The Blushing one

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 6, 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: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - 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
  • Mo chridhe trom s'dulaich = My heart is heavy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Interrupted after 1st stanza." Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on June 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scots Gaelic. (Language). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - 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
  • Minha mai = My mother

    sound recording | on 4 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tests -- A composition by Mrs. Avila for Mother's Day." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joachim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Sugradh ris a nighean duibh = I would welcome the black-haired lass

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A waulking song." Yellow song check-list notes: "Motion is away from the body on the accent. 'The black-haired lass' was a boat which bore a dark maiden's name." Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on June ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Minha mai e pobresinha (fado) = My mother is poor

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A fado known to all Portuguese in California today (fado in major)." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Weary Pund o' Tow

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Words by R. Burns." Sung in Scots dialect and English. Charlotte MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Charlotte - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Venid pastores = Come, shepherds

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Christmas song. Aurora Calderon, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • O compadre = Come on, compadre

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Constant major to minor and back again." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 23, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Adeus Ulina = Farewell Ulina

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Ed Pavon, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 25, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group ...

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

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4216 B1 includes only the first verse. Song continued on AFS 4216 B2. Variant of the "Darby Ram" or "Derby Ram." Contains sexual innuendo and scatological humor. Charles Fulton, vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on ...

    • Contributor: Fulton, Charles - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Santos reis = Wise men

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "The ferrinho is a heavy iron triangle, associated particularly with carolling in the Azores. Mr. Medeiros borrowed one last New Year's Eve, but we were unable to record the carols then. For this recording he made himself one the night before." Yellow ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, Antonio Medeiros, and Albert Avila - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Avila, Albert - 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
  • 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
  • Quando eu era pequenina = When I was a little girl

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

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Vegig mentem az ormody temeto = She went through the cemetery

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mary Gaidos, Julia Reha, Elizabeth Jelenfy, Mary Drasky, Rosa Nimerfroh, Mr. Jelenfy, and Mr. Nimerfroh, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on December 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In ...

    • Contributor: Mary Gaidos and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Gaidos, Mary - Reha, Julia - Jelenfy, Elizabeth - Drasky, Mary - Nimerfroh, Rosa - Jelenfy (Mr) - Nimerfroh (Mr) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Blue Julietta

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song about and "Indian girl." William T. Day, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials ...

    • Contributor: Day, William T. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Atonico (Mexican)

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Popular - modern." Olive Flores, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar and vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Olive Flores, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Flores, Olive - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • O carvalho milagroso = The Miraculous oak

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung in the streets of Portugal." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Karacsanyi enek = Christmas song

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Translation of first line: "When Mother Mary put her child to sleep." Mary Gaidos, Julia Reha, Elizabeth Jelenfy, Mary Drasky, Rosa Nimerfroh, Mr. Jelenfy, and Mr. Nimerfroh, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on December 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Mary Gaidos and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Gaidos, Mary - Reha, Julia - Jelenfy, Elizabeth - Drasky, Mary - Nimerfroh, Rosa - Jelenfy (Mr) - Nimerfroh (Mr) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Fado Hilario

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "One of the best loved fados, accompanied very simply as here, and not with the usual rhythmical fado pattern on the guitar. Hilario was a student at Coimbra [Portugal] who was famous for his singing; he composed this." ...

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