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  • Minha mai = My mother

    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. Recorded by Sidney Robertson ...

    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)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila and Friends Performing Portuguese Songs and Music, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Flow gently sweet Afton

    Dust jacket notes: "This is the variant taught in Scottish schools." Donald MacInnes, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on June 15, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library ...

    Contributor: Macinnes, Charlotte - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Charlotte Macinnes Performing Scots Dialect Songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Sir egy kislany = A little girl cries

    Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Hungarian. Forms part of ...

    Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Mary Gaidos Singing Unaccompanied Hungarian Songs, January 3, 1940 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940

  • Mo chridhe trom s'dulaich = My heart is heavy

    Yellow song check-list notes: "Interrupted after 1st stanza." Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on June 15, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Donald Macinnes Performing Gaelic Songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Dona Anna = Lady Anna

    Dust jacket notes: Puerto Rican children's game. Cruz Losada, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    Contributor: Losada, Cruz - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Cruz Losada Performing Spanish Songs from Puerto Rico, April 10, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Tia Anica = Aunt Anica

    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 ...

    Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Franco, Clifford - Pavon, Ed - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila and Friends Performing Portuguese Songs and Music, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Jota Navarra = Jota of Navarre

    Instrumental played by Frank Cunha on mandolin and Joachim Flores on guitar. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Modern." Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell ...

    Contributor: Frank Cunha and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila and Friends Performing Portuguese Songs and Music, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Escolha par = Choose a partner

    Dust jacket notes: Singing game. Solo verses sung alternately by Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, and Antonio Medeiros. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva and Antonio Medeiros, vocals. Recorded ...

    Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, and Antonio Medeiros - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila and Friends Performing Portuguese Songs and Music, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Mulher ingrata = Ungrateful woman

    Antonio Medeiros, vocals; Alice Lemos Avila, piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Portuguese. ...

    Contributor: Antonio Medeiros and Alice Lemos Avila - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Medeiros, Antonio - Avila, Alice Lemos - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila and Friends Performing Portuguese Songs and Music, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Fado corrido

    Clifford Franco, vocals and English guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Portuguese. Forms ...

    Contributor: Franco, Clifford - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Louise Franco, Clifford Franco, and Mary Silveira Performing Portuguese Songs, August 15, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • A ti utcatokban fenyesebb a czillag = The stars are brighter on your street

    Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "On your street the sun shines more brightly." Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, ...

    Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Mary Gaidos Singing Unaccompanied Hungarian Songs, January 3, 1940 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940

  • Oszi rozsa = Chrysanthemums

    Dust jacket notes: Buzzing noise at beginning of track. Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. Reference copy available in the Library of ...

    Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Mary Gaidos Singing Unaccompanied Hungarian Songs, January 3, 1940 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940

  • Praia

    Louise Franco, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Portuguese. Forms part of ...

    Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - Louise Franco, Clifford Franco, and Mary Silveira Performing Portuguese Songs, August 15, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Fado dos passarinhos = Fado of the little birds

    Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 6, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Portuguese. ...

    Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila Performing Portuguese Songs, February 6, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Manton de manila = Bullfighter's cape

    Instrumental played by Frank Cunha on mandolin and Joachim Flores on guitar. Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. Reference copy ...

    Contributor: Frank Cunha and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila and Friends Performing Portuguese Songs and Music, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Fado de Coimbra = Fado from Coimbra

    Dust jacket notes: Fado from Coimbra, Portugal, the seat of the University of Coimbra. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California ...

    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)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila and Friends Performing Portuguese Songs and Music, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • O Senhor Ladrao = Oh Mister Robber

    Dust jacket notes: Children's singing game. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva and Antonio Medeiros, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. Reference ...

    Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, and Antonio Medeiros - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila and Friends Performing Portuguese Songs and Music, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Por ti = For thee

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A current hit in Portugal with American jazz accompaniment improvised by Mrs. Avila's son [Albert]." Dust jacket notes: Song on AFS 3876 A2 repeated ...

    Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila and Albert Avila - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Avila, Albert - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila and Friends Performing Portuguese Songs and Music, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Beast of Derbyshire

    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 ...

    Contributor: Fulton, Charles - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - Charles Fulton Performing Anglo American Music, August 15, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Vinde reis, pastores = Come kings, shepherds

    Dust jacket notes: This song comes from the island of Faial in the Azores. Mary Silveira, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. Reference copy ...

    Contributor: Silveira, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Louise Franco, Clifford Franco, and Mary Silveira Performing Portuguese Songs, August 15, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939