Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Fado dos passarinhos = Fado of the little birds

    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
  • Minha mai minha amada (fado) = O my mother, my beloved

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Song is incomplete on AFS 3871 A2 and is repeated in its entirety on AFS 3871 B1. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: A fado in minor known to all Portuguese in California. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Well-known to all Portuguese in California." 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
  • Triste fado

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 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, 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
  • O Senhor Ladrao = Oh Mister Robber

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Children's singing game. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva and Antonio Medeiros, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • 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)
    • 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
  • Pezinho dos Bezorros

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mostly sung on Terceira [Island, Azores] -- probably danced." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • San Joao = St. John's Song

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva, vocals; Antonio Medeiros, triangle. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part ...

    • 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)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Minha mai minha amada (fado) = O my mother, my beloved

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Song is incomplete on AFS 3871 A2 and is repeated in its entirety on AFS 3871 B1. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: A fado in minor known to all Portuguese in California. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Manton de manila = Bullfighter's cape

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Instrumental played by Frank Cunha on mandolin and Joachim Flores on guitar. Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Frank Cunha and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Noite de reis = Epiphany

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A New Year's greeting song, sung by carollers. First verse is improvised -- true melody begins with refrain." Yellow song check-list notes: "Comparatively modern tune, 4 plus 4, but last phrase 3 plus 5. Solo voice seems forced ...

    • 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 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
  • Fados [various verses]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung by Alberto Mendes, accompanying himself on the Portuguese viola [viola d'arame]." Yellow song check-list notes: "Recorded for his wife, who had returned that day from the hospital with their first child." Yellow song check-list notes: "Con tigo" ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung by Alberto Mendes, accompanying himself on a Portuguese viola [viola d'arame] made by himself." Dust jacket notes: "Fado Portugues." Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on February 11, ...

    • Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Por ti = For thee

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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 on AFS 3876 B2. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Albert Avila, piano. (Performers). Recorded by ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila and Albert Avila - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Avila, Albert - 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
  • Vals Portugues = Portuguese waltz

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Instrumental played by Frank Cunha on mandolin and by Joachim Flores on guitar. Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Frank Cunha and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Bella aurora = Lovely dawn

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alberto Mendes, viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 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 Alberto ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - 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
  • Saudade

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Another old dance." Title translation: "Homesickness." Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fado Portugues (minor)

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Tempo and pitch variations due to problems in original recording. Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, vocals and viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939