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  • Buffalo Song

    Buffalo Song

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 8 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The Buffalo Song from the Green Corn Dance. The Green Corn Dance is a spiritual ritual of purification and thanksgiving held each spring. In this instance, the song was performed with the purpose of being recorded, not as part of the ceremony itself. ...

    • Contributor: Osceola, Richard - Osceola, Robert - Tiger, Naha - Josh, John - Johns, Barfield - Bowlegs, Billy, 1808 - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J. - Bowlegs, Billy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-25
  • Commentary on Wewa'chi Song (Call Number: AFS 20310 13b)

    Commentary on Wewa'chi Song (Call Number: AFS 20310 13b)

    • Contributor: Turner, John - Jabbour, Alan - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-02-24
  • Chieftain's daughter

    Chieftain's daughter

    • Contributor: Palmer, Mason
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-16
  • The  shadows on the door

    The shadows on the door

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 62 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Denny inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Will F. Denny, tenor; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, May 2, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Denny, Will F. - Denny, Will F. (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1899-05-02
  • Goldmine in the Sky; Chod?cie g?ski moje (Come My Little Geese); Weloznej fabryce (In the Steel Mill)

    Goldmine in the Sky; Chod?cie g?ski moje (Come My Little Gees...

    • Contributor: Romel, Sylvester - Romel, Adolph - Lewandowski, Edwina - Lewandowski, Stephanie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-07
  • Epiphaneia

    Epiphaneia

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 13 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong, with a description in English. The singer is director of the Byzantine Choir of Tarpon Springs, Florida. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Anastassiou, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Anastassio, George - Anastassiou, Professor George
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • Armed forces medley

    Armed forces medley

    sound recording | 1 compact disc | The Army goes rolling along--Marines Hymn--Anchors aweigh--Semper paratus--Off we go into the wild blue yonder. (Content). Taken from a cd entitled "Ceremonial music." "The U.S. Air Force" Words & Music by Robert Crawford Copyright © 1939, 1942, 1951 by Carl Fischer, Inc. Copyrights renewed. All Rights assigned to Carl Fischer, LLC. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. ...

    • Contributor: Department of the Air Force - Villaneuva, Msgt Jari - United States Air Force Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • I've Got to Leave You

    I've Got to Leave You

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Gene
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • House Carpenter

    House Carpenter

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • If you got tired of me, sweetheart; Robins fly easily to my sweetheart

    If you got tired of me, sweetheart; Robins fly easily to my s...

    • Contributor: Szilagyi, Dizso - Gaza, V. Sipoo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-08
  • Under the Mountain

    Under the Mountain

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 51 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The Slavia colony in Florida was established by Slovaks who had first settled in Cleveland in 1912. Performance Note: "Under the Mountain" (vocals) performed by a group of young people at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Slavia, Florida, on August 31, 1939. Performers referred to elsewhere as ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Young People - Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C. - Group of Young People
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-31
  • Congo love song

    Congo love song

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 9 in. | "from Nancy Brown" "Baritone Solo" (Content). Mx: 239 Recorded c. 1905 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Zonophone - [Cole, Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - Collins, Arthur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Old rosin the bow

    Old rosin the bow

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 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 George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Paralppamenoh 29:10

    Paralppamenoh 29:10

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Easter psalm." Song title listed on yellow song check-list notes as "Paraeppamenah 29:10." Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October ...

    • Contributor: Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (Mrs) - Popoff (Mr) - Popoff (Mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Uncle Rat

    Uncle Rat

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Humorous song about a drunken rat. Dust jacket notes: "Sung by Charles Fulton, accompanied by himself on piano. Break in recording. [Song begins on AFS 4216 A1 and is continued on AFS 4216 A2] The verse about the cat is Mr. Fulton's own idea." Charles Fulton, ...

    • Contributor: Fulton, Charles - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Las  palmas = The Palms

    Las palmas = The Palms

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mrs. de Soto's oldest sister used to sing this before she was married, about 55 years ago." Jessie de Soto, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on January 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Emcee Calls Men Judges and Comments on Fancy Dancer Contest Rules

    Emcee Calls Men Judges and Comments on Fancy Dancer Contest R...

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Joe Mows

    Joe Mows

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 18 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | James Byrd, 30-year-old turpentine worker, discusses "Joe Mows," good luck items (also known as "Mojos") usually including a lodestone which, kept in one's pocket, are said to be helpful in winning at gambling games. He says that good Joe Mows must be ordered ...

    • Contributor: Byrd, James - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Byrd, Bill - Byrd, Joe
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Eina stund (Ryma #3) = Once upon a time

    Eina stund (Ryma #3) = Once upon a time

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Oddrun Sigurasson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Oddrun ...

    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Society Song (Call Number: AFS 20313 06a)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Society Song (Call Number: AFS 20313...

    • Contributor: Turner, John - Jabbour, Alan - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-02-24
  • Fisher's Hornpipe [on harmonica]

    Fisher's Hornpipe [on harmonica]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Kolo

    Kolo

    • Contributor: Sainović, Ilija
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-06
  • Go way back and sit down

    Go way back and sit down

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Mx: 1128 [unknown take] Recorded on Dec. 4 or 6, 1901. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Leachman, Silas
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Dan Riley

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

    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
  • Flag Song ("When you went overseas, you made a stand so that the flag could be raised.")

    Flag Song ("When you went overseas, you made a stand so that ...

    • Contributor: Walker, James - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1985-08-22
  • Yar ounei = I had a sweetheart

    Yar ounei = I had a sweetheart

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Yar unei. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A soldier's song. The names of the cities in the song should be Batoum [Batumi, Georgian S.S.R.]. Tifflis [Tbilisi, Georgian S.S.R.], and Erevan [Yerevan, Armenian S.S.R.], instead of New York, Boston, ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Man with the mandolin

    Man with the mandolin

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Learned from the nickel victrola in the bar. A contemporary (1939) hit." Ben Pitts, harmonica 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. ...

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

    Kele-kele

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dance song. LC romanized form of title: Kele-kele. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Armenian. (Language). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Way down yonder in the corn field

    Way down yonder in the corn field

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | "Baritone Solo" (Content). Recorded in late 1901 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - [Myers, J.W.]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Comments by Mrs. Ben Scott about playing the fiddle

    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)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • New Castle

    New Castle

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • Hay cutting song

    Hay cutting song

    • Contributor: Pol, Thomas
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-05
  • Little Lap Dog

    Little Lap Dog

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry - Winner, Septimus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • He'dewachi Dance Song

    He'dewachi Dance Song

    • Contributor: Merrick, Joseph (Gion'Zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - Miller, George (Inke'Tonga) (Big Shoulder) - La Flesche, Francis - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1895-09-00
  • Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over

    Fiddler's Drunk and the Fun's All Over

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • Thorgrymur prudy (Ryma #5) = Viglander's father

    Thorgrymur prudy (Ryma #5) = Viglander's father

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Oddrun Sigurasson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Oddrun ...

    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Un  sueno de jasmin = A Dream of jasmine

    Un sueno de jasmin = A Dream of jasmine

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Jessie ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Miss Martinez Cockroach and Mr. Perez Mouse

    Miss Martinez Cockroach and Mr. Perez Mouse

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 4 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Evelio Andux, age 37, of Cuban descent (father of French descent), born in Key West, Florida, tells the story of "Miss Martinez Cockroach and Mr. Perez Mouse," in Spanish. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • Why don't you write a letter home?

    Why don't you write a letter home?

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sam Bell, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Tuolumne County, California on August 2, 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 Sam Bell performing Anglo-American ...

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

    Varsuviana

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 3368 A1 is the same as AFS 3368 A2, but the second one is a better recording. Aaron Morgan, harmonica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 17, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • Contributor: Morgan, Aaron - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Plain polka

    Plain polka

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Aaron Morgan, harmonica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 17, 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 Aaron Morgan performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Morgan, Aaron - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Commentary on Wewa'chi Song (Call Number: AFS 20310 13d)

    Commentary on Wewa'chi Song (Call Number: AFS 20310 13d)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Turner, John - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-02-24
  • Ifir kaldan eydtisand = The Vagabond

    Ifir kaldan eydtisand = The Vagabond

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John ...

    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Emcee Announces that It Is Memorial Day for John and Susette Turner

    Emcee Announces that It Is Memorial Day for John and Susette ...

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Snooky-vo-kums

    Snooky-vo-kums

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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 Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (Mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Polka

    Polka

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "One inch blank at beginning -- Mr. S. is thinking. Scratched on playback." John Selleck, violin. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Camino, California on October 2, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Selleck, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Dennis Hastings Introduces the Two Step and Asks People to Find Partners

    Dennis Hastings Introduces the Two Step and Asks People to Fi...

    • Contributor: Hastings, Dennis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1985-08-22
  • Grand Entry Song

    Grand Entry Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Sally Went to Mobile

    Sally Went to Mobile

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 58 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Fred Lee Fox, a 20-year-old turpentine worker born in Georgia, learned this song in the Dixie County Prison Camp. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "Sally Went to Mobile" (vocals) performed by Fred Lee Fox at Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, ...

    • Contributor: Fox, Fred Lee - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • The  Forget - me - not song

    The Forget - me - not song

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 2 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Song begun on AFS 3344 A2 and continued on AFS 3343 A3. 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 ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Medley quadrille with figures called

    Medley quadrille with figures called

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 68.8 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Performed by the Metropolitan Orchestra. (Performers). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Metropolitan Orchestra - Metropolitan Orchestra (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 190?
  • I'll be home for Christmas

    I'll be home for Christmas

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 33 rpm, stereo ; 12 in. | Lt. Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel,director From LP "Christmas" by The United States Air Force Band (and others). Side 2, track 3. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" made available here by Gannon & Kent Music Company, 9765 Sunland Blvd., Sunland, CA 91040 (Copyright Notice). 30 second (Extent). Due to copyright ...

    • Contributor: United States Navy - Kent, W. - Nestico, Sammy - The Symphony in Blue
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1969
  • Bolero sentimental

    Bolero sentimental

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Composed about depression among country people in Puerto Rico." Yellow song check-list notes: "Bad spot after 2 or 3 verses." Elinor Rodriguez, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. (Venue). ...

    • Contributor: Rodriguez, Elinor - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Gourd Dance Song

    Gourd Dance Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Wolfe, Clifford, Jr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Hethu'shka Song

    Hethu'shka Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Tai Piah Singers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • The  Shadow of the pines

    The Shadow of the pines

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | This song is a version of "In the shadow of the pines" with words by Hattie Lummis and music by G. O. Long. Dust jacket notes: "Background noises from 4 card players and some men at the bar." John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Long, G. O. - Lummis, Hattie - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • We're anchored by the roadside, Jim

    We're anchored by the roadside, Jim

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A loggers' drinking song. Sackers [were] river drivers who didn't drive the logs but walked along the shore pushing logs that had got into the bayous, out in the stream." Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Matthew 18:1 At the same time come the disciples unto Jesus

    Matthew 18:1 At the same time come the disciples unto Jesus

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (Mrs) - Popoff (Mr) - Popoff (Mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Spaghetti polka

    Spaghetti polka

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 69.3 rpm, mono. ; 8 1/2 in. | Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. F. Jardella, clarinet; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Apr. 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Preservation master. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Magnetic ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Jardella, F. - Jardella, F. (Performer)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898
  • Greek Folksong, Usually Sung After a Wedding (Part 2 of 2)

    Greek Folksong, Usually Sung After a Wedding (Part 2 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 29 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Haiclice Tsangaris and Xeni Sarris will continue singing a Greek folksong that they usually sing after a wedding." This part of the song discusses ". . . the tree that we brought you, Bride, in your yard, water it every day so that it will ...

    • Contributor: Tsangaris, Haiclice - Sarris, Xeni - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-27
  • For an old lady on her departure from Winnipeg

    For an old lady on her departure from Winnipeg

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Verses composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson." Yellow song check-list notes: "These verses were made for Otto, Sigurd's son, to send to an old lady who had lived in the Bardarsons' house when Otto was a little boy. ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Big Boy, Can't You Move 'em

    Big Boy, Can't You Move 'em

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 32 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A railroad work song, sung by "Uncle" Bradley Eberhard, a work-crippled, 66-year-old African American. He worked more than a quarter of a century in railroad work gangs and is still proud of his role as singer when the men were laying track. Now toothless and ...

    • Contributor: Eberhard, Bradley, Uncle - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Eberhard, Bradley (Uncle)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Emcee Announces Women Traditional Cloth Dancers and Pendleton Blanket Raffle

    Emcee Announces Women Traditional Cloth Dancers and Pendleton...

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Hethu'shka Song

    Hethu'shka Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Monologue; Poor Jack

    Monologue; Poor Jack

    • Contributor: Trueblood, Asel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-10
  • Finnegan's wake

    Finnegan's wake

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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 Warde Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Wewa'chi Song

    Wewa'chi Song

    • Contributor: White, Mattie (Mi'Gthi Ntonin) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Dios bendira = God bless you

    Dios bendira = God bless you

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Birthday song. Concludes with performer speaking about the song in English and Spanish. Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals and narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Comments on Bedros Haroutunian

    Comments on Bedros Haroutunian

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 22, 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 Bedros Haroutunian performing Armenian and ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Emcee Announces Special for Two Tail Dancers

    Emcee Announces Special for Two Tail Dancers

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Emcee Talks Some More About the Omaha and Calls War Dancers, Pow-Wow Committee, and All Singers

    Emcee Talks Some More About the Omaha and Calls War Dancers, ...

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Inchoo Bingol medar = Why did you enter Bingol?

    Inchoo Bingol medar = Why did you enter Bingol?

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Inchu Bingole mtar. Dust jacket notes: "A dance song." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Yksi kauppias Intiassa, rikas ja arvokas, hanella oli tytar kaunis ja arvokas; Vingerka

    Yksi kauppias Intiassa, rikas ja arvokas, hanella oli tytar k...

    • Contributor: Juhani, Aapo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-27
  • Unknown title

    Unknown title

    • Contributor: Hirvelä, Wäino
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-10-15
  • Minua varten kevat tullut on

    Minua varten kevat tullut on

    • Contributor: Marttila, Mrs
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-27
  • Mariana costureira = Seamstress Mariana

    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
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0414)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0414)

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Little Boys' Traditional Contest Song ("They're coming.")

    Little Boys' Traditional Contest Song ("They're coming.")

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Liverpool

    Liverpool

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 27 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Conch riddle. The performer, an 84-year-old blind man, was born in the Bahamas and emigrated to Florida ca. 1911. The term "Conch," while now more widely used to refer to a native of Key West, Florida, originally referred to British settlers of the ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Wilbur - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Roberts, Mary Jane - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-15
  • Emcee Announces that the Whipman Will Be Recognized

    Emcee Announces that the Whipman Will Be Recognized

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Pride of Glencoe, cont.; Jack Donahue

    Pride of Glencoe, cont.; Jack Donahue

    • Contributor: Brideup, Louis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-03
  • Guabina

    Guabina

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 44 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A typical Afro-Cuban song, introduced in Spanish by the singer and explained, in English, by pianist Art Pages. As later translated by Art Pages, "The song that you have just heard Carlos Pous sing, it's sort of a Negro song. It's a Negro telling his ...

    • Contributor: Pous, Carols - Pages, Art - Bermudez, Ramon - Halpert, Herbert - Pous, Carlos - Vocals - Piano - Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Sadly pounds the Magyar tunes (songs)

    Sadly pounds the Magyar tunes (songs)

    • Contributor: Olah, Julius
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-08
  • Oral history with male and female, Trent, Kentucky

    Oral history with male and female, Trent, Kentucky

    sound recording | Audio tape; 10.5" reel, 7.5 ips; duration: 17:24 | Appalachian Oral History Project. Lees College Library. Jackson, KY Husband and wife, ages unknown. Live in Trent, KY. Talk about their families; childhood games; radio; sing songs; life during the war; gardening; school in the past; and tobacco farming. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Lawson, Wilford - Lawson, Carol
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1984-02-02
  • Emcee Announces that the San Juan Pueblo Will Sing Next, that All Paying Customers Are Invited to the Small Arena for a Free Barbecued Buffalo Meal, and that There Will Be Championship Dancing

    Emcee Announces that the San Juan Pueblo Will Sing Next, that...

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • My little German home across the sea

    My little German home across the sea

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song is version of "My little German home across the sea" by George S. Knight. Begins on AFS 3355 B2, is continued on AFS 3355 A3. Dust jacket notes: Song is sung to the tune of "Little log cabin in the lane." John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Knight, George S. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Uncle Bud

    Uncle Bud

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 46 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is 'Uncle Bud' sung by James Brown and Rufus Bland.'" According to Zora Neale Hurston, who also performed a version of this song for a WPA fieldworker, this is a social song, for amusement, sung by men all over the South; it's a "jook ...

    • Contributor: Brown, James - Bland, Rufus - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Brown, James]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Fado de Coimbra = Fado from Coimbra

    Fado de Coimbra = Fado from Coimbra

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fado from Coimbra, Portugal, the seat of the University of Coimbra. 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, ...

    • 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

    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
  • Honoring Song

    Honoring Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Host Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Polkka; Niin oli lintu sieva ja natti; Kemi Shottishe

    Polkka; Niin oli lintu sieva ja natti; Kemi Shottishe

    • Contributor: Juhani, Aapo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-27
  • Castle walk

    Castle walk

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Mx: 212 [unknown take] Issued in 1916 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Emerson - [Europe, James Reese] - [Dabney, Ford] - Metropolitan Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Jenny Lind polka

    Jenny Lind polka

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Selleck, violin. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Camino, California on October 2, 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 John Selleck performing Anglo-American music on ...

    • Contributor: Selleck, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Steal Partner

    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
  • Darren Wolfe is Introduced

    Darren Wolfe is Introduced

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Yankee doodle

    Yankee doodle

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 62-76 rpm, 10 in. | Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Clark, Thomas
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898
  • Beginning of Boogies

    Beginning of Boogies

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 49 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A story about plantation patrollers told by Cull Stacey, a 56-year-old turpentine worker originally from Rockingham, North Carolina. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "Beginning of Boogies" (spoken) performed by Cull Stacey at Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, on August ...

    • Contributor: Stacey, Cull - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Emcee Calls All of the Clowns to the Arena and Tells Audience that It Will Be the Judge

    Emcee Calls All of the Clowns to the Arena and Tells Audience...

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Dear old Ireland; Flying Cloud

    Dear old Ireland; Flying Cloud

    • Contributor: Green, John W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-25