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  • Preaching by William S. Fetesoff

    William S. Fetesoff, preaching. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Russian. Forms part ...

    Contributor: Fetesoff, William S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Russian Molokan Congregation
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - Russian Molokan Church Service, September 14, 1938 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1938

  • The Lass of Glen Shee

    Dust jacket notes: "Hum -- also dull stylus." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Reference copy available in the Library of ...

    Contributor: Ford, Warde - 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 - Warde Ford Performing Anglo American Songs, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1938

  • O, love, they say, is a very funny thing

    Dust jacket notes: AFS 3364 A1 is incomplete; last part of song on AFS 3364 A2. Leon Ponce, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July ...

    Contributor: Ponce, Leon - 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 - Leon Ponce Performing Anglo American Music, July, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Pezinho dos Bezorros

    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. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell ...

    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 - 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

  • Our Father who art in Heaven : Psalm preceding third prayer

    Russian Molokan Congregation, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Russian. Forms ...

    Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - 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 - Russian Molokan Church Service, September 14, 1938 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1938

  • Dormi nino = Sleep, child

    Dust jacket notes: Lullaby of the coyote. Lottie Espinosa, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific Grove, California on May 28, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of ...

    Contributor: Espinosa, Lottie - 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 - Lottie Espinosa Performing Spanish Songs from California, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Simon Slick

    Dust jacket notes: "Learned in Utah from her father." Dust jacket notes: Song sung twice. AFS 4215 A3 had "Too much noise in the bar. "AFS 4215 A4 is a "better recording ...

    Contributor: Earnson, Flora - 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 - Flora Earnson Performing an Anglo American Song, September 4, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Fal - a - la - lo

    Yellow song check-list notes: "Faint at first. This is the tune of Fa la la lo all right but he not sing the refrain." John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson ...

    Contributor: Cunningham, John - 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 - John Cunningham Performing Gaelic Songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, June 20, 1940 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940

  • Oxford merchant

    Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. Forms part of a ...

    Contributor: Ford, Warde - 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 - Warde Ford Performing Anglo American Songs, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1938

  • As I staggered from home yesterday morning

    Dust jacket notes: "Learned from his Uncle Bob [Robert Walker]." Yellow song check-list notes: "Lovely tune." Contains ethnic slur: "rich as a Jew." Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell ...

    Contributor: Ford, Pat - 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 - Warde, Pat, and Bogue Ford Performing Anglo American Songs, September 3, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Tango gitano

    Title translation: "Gypsy tango." Dust jacket notes: From Andalusia, Spain. Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals and hand clapping. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 18, 1939. Reference copy available ...

    Contributor: Garcia, Maria - 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 - Maria Garcia Performing Spanish Songs from Asturias, Spain, January, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • 'S gann gu dirich mi chavidh = I can hardly climb the mountain

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Song begins on AFS 4285 A1 and is completed on ...

    Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: John Cunningham Performing Gaelic Songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, June 20, 1940 - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - American Folklife Center - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940

  • Fado accompaniment played on 8-string mandolin

    Dust jacket notes: Includes tuning of 8-string mandolin. Alberto Mendes, mandolin. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 11, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - 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 - Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks Performing Portuguese Songs and Music from the Azores, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Comments on Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra

    Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Note on the 'five languages' in which Bedros Haroutunian's orchestra can play: Armenian, Greek, Arabian, Turkish (the jazz of the ...

    Contributor: 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 - Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra Performing Armenian Music, April 23, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Schenectady

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "A shaped-note hymn from the Sacred Harp." Stanford University Choir, ...

    Contributor: Stanford University Choir - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: Stanford University Choir Performing Shape Note Hymns, 1939 - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - American Folklife Center - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Conversation about "The Bridges case"

    Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: The recording is of "a little argument between a Democrat and a Legionnaire . . . It took place in the basement of the ...

    Contributor: 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

  • Nightingales of spring

    Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. Forms part of a ...

    Contributor: Ford, Warde - 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 - Warde Ford Performing Anglo American Songs, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1938

  • Lo, lo, lo, lo, tata = Sleep, little one

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4254 A1 begins with false start and comments by Jessie ...

    Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: Jessie De Soto Performing Spanish Songs from California, 1939 - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - American Folklife Center - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Santos reis = Wise men

    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 ...

    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)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - 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

  • The Mermaid

    Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. Forms part of a ...

    Contributor: Ford, Warde - 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 - Warde Ford Performing Anglo American Songs, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1938