Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Petur par sat i sal = Peter in the high seat of the hall

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 2 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: From the Passiusalmar of Hallgrimur Petursson. Lydian mode. Verses 1-10 are on AFS 4267 A1, verses 11-20 are on AFS 4267 B1, and verses 20-20 are on AFS 4268 B1. Thodur Einarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney ...

    • Contributor: Einarson, Thodur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Karoon agav = The Spring came

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Garun ekaw. Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 4266 "A3 is a very interesting song but she sang off pitch. (Pitches are odd but not supposed to be as odd as this!)" Siranoosh Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell ...

    • Contributor: Shapazian, Siranoosh - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Bagpipes [misnice] solo

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Hum." Peter Boro, misnice. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on December 20, 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 ...

    • Contributor: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • St. Peter at the Golden Gate

    sound recording | on 1 side and 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John McCready's recitation begins on AFS 3352 A1, but is defective. It is continued on AFS 3352 B1 and concluded on AFS 3352 B3. Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This was learned for the meetings of the lit'rary in Kansas, ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Dios te salve, Maria = Hail Mary full of grace

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "From manuscript in Mission Santa Barbara." Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary, unaccompanied vocals; Father Bertrand Hobrecht, conducting. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Santa Barbara, California on March 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • Contributor: Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Hobrecht (Father Bernard) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The Arkansas traveler

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Played on harmonica and recited by John Stone. John Stone, harmonica and narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on August 5, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Stone, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Alagaz bartzer sare = Alagaz Mountain

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Alageaz bardzr sar e. Dust jacket notes: Song of longing for Armenian homeland. Dust jacket notes: This song is not the same as AFS 4236 A1. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Tuning of English guitar, followed by fado accompaniment

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. Franks, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 11, 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 Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and ...

    • Contributor: Franks (Mr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Franks
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Old photograph

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A medicine show song." Ben Pitts, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pine Grove, California on October 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

    • Contributor: Pitts, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Dear Adel, my son

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 3814 B2 includes two verses, repeated, and Graham tuning his guitar. WPA Field Report notes: "This songs left England probably a hundred years ago as Dear Randolph my son. 'Adel' is Mr. G---'s spelling." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Goodbye, booze

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Composed by Charles Fulton. Dust jacket notes: "Subject: Election in Marietta, O[hio]." Charles Fulton, vocals and piano. (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 ...

    • Contributor: Fulton, Charles - 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
  • Escucha me = Listen to me

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A sneezing song." Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on January 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • A facci di San Paolo! = Darn it!

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A Sicilian boat man's song -- not too proper!" Yellow song check-list notes: Song sung two times. First time through defective copy due to dull stylus. Second time through, good copy. Sal Lucido, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by ...

    • Contributor: Lucido, Sal - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Oszi rozsa = Chrysanthemums

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Buzzing noise at beginning of track. Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Hungarian. (Language). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Dan Riley

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "The man who advertised for a wife." Dust jacket notes: This recording was copied from AFS 3848 B1 (23M B1). Sam Blackburn, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on May 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Blackburn, Sam - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Now, now, now

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Defect in middle -- hold the needle lightly." John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on July 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • WPA announcement and comments about the Ford family recording]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Opens with Sidney Robertson Cowell announcement about the Northern California WPA [Work Projects Administration] recording project. She then discusses how she met and recorded the Ford family in northern Wisconsin while working for the Resettlement Administration in 1937 and now, once again, has a chance to ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • She wore a yellow ribbon

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | AFS 3822 A1 is incomplete; AFS 3833 A2 is a complete version of the song. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (Mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Comments by Mrs. Ben Scott about playing the fiddle

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Ben Scott, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Turlock, California on October 31, 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 Mrs. Ben Scott and Myrtle ...

    • Contributor: Scott (Mrs. Ben) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Scott
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Dark-eyed sailor

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Pat Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • The Cruel hiss

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fragment. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 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 ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Honkain keskella = Deep in the forest

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Celia Koljonen, Fina Petersen, and Mary Salonen, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Finnish. (Language). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Celia Koljonen, Fina Petersen, and Mary Salonen - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Koljonen, Celia - Petersen, Fina - Salonen, Mary - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • A flaisgaich oig a S'cheanalteadh = My cheerful young man

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mary MacPhee, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, 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 of a group of field materials documenting Mary ...

    • Contributor: Macphee, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • I'll never leave old Dixie land again

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "An old minstrel song?" Yellow song check-list notes: "Speed variation due to motor trouble." Bogue Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

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