• Punto Guajiro Translation

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 32 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The Cuban peasants use songs to call on the loved ones, especially at night or in the morning, and the song that Estela Echezabal just sang is one of them. Roughly, it is morning, and he is singing to his loved one, and though he ...

    • Contributor: Halpert, Herbert - Pages, Art
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Kde domov muj? (The Czech National Anthem)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The first stanza to this song, preceding the first stanza to the Slovak National Anthem, constituted the national anthem of the Czechoslovak Republic beginning in 1918. Since 1993, the first two stanzas of this song have served as the national anthem of the independent Czech ...

    • Contributor: Jakubcin, Julia - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C. - Jacubcin, Julia
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-01
  • Christmas Song

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 34 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Christmas song that "Mother" Ella Lassiter's grandmother used to sing when she was a little girl. The singer, age 101, was born into slavery, on the McMullen Plantation near Forsythe, Georgia. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "Christmas Song" (vocals) ...

    • Contributor: Lassiter, Ella Mcmullen - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Corse, Carita Doggett] - Lassiter, Ella Mcmullen (Mother)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • The Walls of Jericho

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Georgia Ann Griffin Venue: Home of Mrs. G.A. Griffin Performance Note: "The Walls of Jericho" performed by Mrs. G. A. Griffin (vocals) at home of Mrs. G.A. Griffin, Newberry, Florida, on June 1, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, G. A., Mrs - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Griffin, Mrs. G.A.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-01
  • Old Bad Laz'us

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Old Bad Laz'us" (vocals and guitar) performed at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 3, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). ...

    • Contributor: Reid, Allen - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • Steal Partner

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 11 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Performance Note: "Steal Partner" (vocals) performed by Richard Osceola, Naha Tiger, John Josh, and Morgan Smith at Cow Creek settlement, Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Osceola, Richard - Tiger, Naha - Josh, John - Smith, Morgan - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Maria

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "Maria" (vocals) performed by Nick Theos at Tarpon ...

    • Contributor: Theos, Nick - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • The More You Scratch

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 48 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "The More You Scratch" (vocals with piano, trombone, and guitar) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle, piano, at Key West, Florida, on January 20, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Piano
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-20
  • You Shall Be Free

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 35 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "You Shall Be Free" (vocals with piano and trumpet) performed by Shorty (Sweet Papa) Harris at Key West, Florida, on January ...

    • Contributor: Harris, Shorty "Sweet Papa - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Harris, Shorty (Sweet Papa)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • Explanation of Philoptochos Society recordings

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 26 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This part of today's program is a solemn, beautiful, religious pageant, and with more than 500 present of the [unintelligible] sponge industry, the members of the Philoptochos Hellenic Society, and the followers of the Greek Orthodox Church, worship while the impressive services conducted by ...

    • Contributor: Filareton, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Poor Stranger Blues Comment

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (5 minutes, 11 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singers answer questions about jook joints, and define them as "bar rooms," formerly known as "festival halls," "a name colored people give dance halls," etc. They think the term jook joint originated in sawmill camps. Jooks are described: "an outlaw place; don't ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Smith, Ire - Arnold, L. G. - Choice, Doc - Cook, Robert - Tatum, S. T.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Play and Recital

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Sarris children Schoolchildren As they grow older, they begin to have plays, and to celebrate the Greek independence on the 25th day of March, the schoolchildren have a program." Greek Independence day is celebrated annually on March 25. It commemorates Greece's independence from the ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Children - Filareton, John - Group of Children
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Shove It Over

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 47 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A lining rhythm generally distributed throughout Florida, learned from Charlie Jones on a railroad construction camp near Lakeland, Florida, in 1933. Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she took a job with the Federal Writers' Project ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Pod Prespurkom na Dunaju

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 16 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A folksong sung by a group of young people, led by Rev. S. M. (Stephen M.) Tuhy, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Slavia, Florida. Pressburg is the German name for Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Repubic. The Slavia colony in Florida was established ...

    • Contributor: Tuhy, Stephen M., Rev - Unidentified Young People - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C. - Tuhy, Rev. Stephen M. (S. M.) - Leader - Group of Young People - Tuhy, Rev. S. M.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-31
  • The Dying Cowboy

    Field Recordings. Music. Cowboy Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Georgia Ann Griffin Venue: Home of Mrs. G.A. Griffin Performance Note: "The Dying Cowboy" performed by Mrs. G. A. Griffin (vocals) at home of Mrs. G.A. Griffin, Newberry, Florida, on June 1, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, G. A., Mrs - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Griffin, Mrs. G.A.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-01
  • Barbara Allen

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm, Women's Dormitory Performance Note: "Barbara Allen" performed by Hule "Queen" Hines (vocals) at State Farm, Women's Dormitory, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern ...

    • Contributor: Hines, Hule "Queen - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Introduction to Florida Folklore Recording Expedition

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 21 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This Florida folklore recording expedition is jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress, the WPA Florida Music Project, and the WPA Florida Writers' Project. This record is being made in Tampa, Florida, August 27, 1939. Stetson Kennedy is the interviewer/operator." Ybor City, now a neighborhood ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Tilly, Lend Me Your Pigeon

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 34 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A fragment of a story song from the Bahamas. Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she took a job with the Federal Writers' Project in Florida. Performance Note: "Tilly, Lend Me Your Pigeon" (vocals) performed by Zora ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson] - Hurston, Zora Hurston
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • The Old Time Country People

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 42 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A square dance tune. Straws are foot-long fiddle sticks whittled out of fat pine. Albritton and O'Berry say that their ancestors have been Southern fiddlers for several generations. Both are of Scotch-Irish descent. Only one fiddle was used; Albritton used the ...

    • Contributor: Albritton, G. G. - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn - Shoemaker, Johnny Bill - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Shoemaker, Johnny Bill] - Fiddle - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (C. W.) - Straws - Calls - O'Berry, C. W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Tall Tale

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A story of an old native of Georgia who came to Florida in the 1890s, read from her own manuscript by Beatrice Lang, age 35, originally of Woodbine (Calhoun County, South Georgia). Performance Note: "Tall Tale" (spoken) performed by Beatrice Lang at Federal Music ...

    • Contributor: Lang, Beatrice - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson] - Long, Beatrice
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Down by the Rocky Mountains

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Down by the Rocky Mountains" performed by James Richardson (vocals) at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 3, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, James - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • I'm Gonna Roll On a Few Days Longer

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Performer referred to elsewhere as Willie Ford Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "I'm Gonna Roll On a Few Days Longer" performed by Willie Howard (vocals) at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also ...

    • Contributor: Howard, Willie - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Zotali brezu

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 28 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, Rev. S. M. (Stephen M.) Tuhy, is the pastor of the Lutheran Church of Slavia, Florida. The Slavia colony in Florida was established by Slovaks who had first settled in Cleveland in 1912. Performance Note: "Zotali brezu" (vocals) performed by Rev. Stephen M. ...

    • Contributor: Tuhy, Stephen M., Rev - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C. - Tuhy, Rev. Stephen M. (S. M.) - Tuhy, Rev. S. M.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-01
  • Myjava

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 44 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | An old song about the singer's hometown in Czechoslovakia. Masaryktown, named for Thomas G. Masaryk, the first president (1918-1935) of the Czechoslovak Republic, is a community near Tampa settled by Czech farmers in 1924. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has ...

    • Contributor: Prácher, Elizabeth - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • Trenaban los riseñores

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 1 second) : analog ; 12 in. | An old Cuban song sung 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 avoid ...

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26