• Bravo

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "An old figure dance rare in U.S." Manuel Lemos, vocals and viola d'arame; Alberto Mendes, 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
  • Cotton-Eyed Joe

    Field Recordings. Music. Fiddle Tunes. Dance Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Earl Newcomer Venue: Ranch home of Elmo Newcomer Performance Note: "Cotton-Eyed Joe" performed by Elmo Newcomer (vocals and fiddle) at his ranch home, near Pipe Creek, Texas, on May 3, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

    • Contributor: Newcomer, Elmo - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Fiddle
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-03
  • Billy Boy

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Liberty Hill Venue: Liberty High School Performance Note: "Billy Boy" performed by Freddie C. Hunter and Bessie Helen Hunter (vocals) at Liberty High School, near Newton, Texas, on May 16, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern ...

    • Contributor: Hunter, Freddie C. - Hunter, Bessie Helen - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - [Lomax, Ruby T. - Announcement]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • San Blas

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 49 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A story of Cuba, told by Martin Noriega is a 51-year-old 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 ...

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Ain' No More Cane on the Brazos

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Rev. Mose Platt, Rev. Mose "Wyandotte" Platt, Rev. Mose "Winedot" Platt, or Rev. Mose W. W. Wyandotte" Platt Venue: Hotel Blazilmar Performance Note: "Ain' No More Cane on the Brazos" performed by Mose "Clear Rock" Platt (vocals) at Hotel Blazilmar, Taylor, Texas, ...

    • Contributor: Platt, Mose "Clear Rock - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Platt, Rev. Mose "Clear Rock
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-10
  • 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
  • Amor tirano = Demanding love

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Love's tyranny." 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. ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Kerosene Charlie Eats 'Taters

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Recitations. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 47 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A humorous story told by Cull Stacey, a 56-year-old turpentine worker originally from Rockingham, North Carolina. Performance Note: "Kerosene Charlie Eats 'Taters" (spoken) performed by Cull Stacey at Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, on August 1, 1939. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Stacey, Cull - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Los florones de la mano

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. Songs, Spanish. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Group of girls from Blalack School Venue: Blalack School Performance Note: "Los florones de la mano" performed by Unidentified girls (vocals) at Blalack School, near Brownsville, Texas, on April 27, 1939. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Girls - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Girls from Blalock School
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-27
  • 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
  • My Soul Wants Something New

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt Performance Note: "My Soul Wants Something New" performed by Ed Jones (vocals) at On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt, Livingston, Alabama, on May 30, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The ...

    • Contributor: Jones, Ed - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-30
  • La pájara pinta

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. Songs, Spanish. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Group of girls from Blalack School Venue: Blalack School Performance Note: "La pájara pinta" performed by Unidentified girls (vocals) at Blalack School, near Brownsville, Texas, on April 27, 1939. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Girls - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Girls from Blalock School
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-27
  • Mary was a Redbird

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Farmhouse of Henry Truvillion Performance Note: "Mary was a Redbird" performed by Henry Truvillion and Ruby Lee Truvillion (vocals) at Farmhouse of Henry Truvillion, between Newton and Burkeville, Texas, on May 18, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern ...

    • Contributor: Truvillion, Ruby Lee - Truvillion, Henry - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-18
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nashkoon gakavig = Colorful partridge

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Nashkhun kakawik. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Coloured dove." Dust jacket notes: Children's song. Siranoosh Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Shapazian, Siranoosh - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • La terruca

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "National song of Puerto Rico (composed)." Aurora Calderon, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • All Around the Maypole

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 26 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A ring play known since childhood by the singer, age 33, who grew up in Savannah, Georgia. The tempo of this song slows down in the first minute, then speeds up again. Performance Note: "All Around the Maypole" (vocals with patting) performed by Ellabell Singleton ...

    • Contributor: Singleton, Ellabell - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Seann brogan = The out-worn shoes

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Blast at beginning. Repeated." Mary A. McDonald, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on April 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scots Gaelic. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: McDonald, Mary A. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Boll Weevil Song

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "mixed with blues words" Location also known as Gould, Arkansas Performer referred to elsewhere as Alf "Chicken" Valentine Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #9; Stockade Performance Note: "Boll Weevil Song" performed by Alf "Dad" Valentine (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #9; Stockade, ...

    • Contributor: Valentine, Alf "Dad - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-22
  • The Jolly Irishman

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Galeanaz Tourist Camp Performance Note: "The Jolly Irishman" performed by Frank Goodwyn (vocals) at Galeanaz Tourist Camp, Falfurrias, Texas, on April 28, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Goodwyn, Frank - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-28
  • La pajaro pinta = The Gay bird

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Dance song. Cruz Losada, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 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 ...

    • Contributor: Losada, Cruz - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Un Punto Cubano

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 40 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | 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 unionization of their workers. ...

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

    Field Recordings. Music. Field Hollers. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Wallace "Stavin Chains" Chains, Wallace "Jay Bird " Chain, or Wallace "Big Stavin Chain" Performer referred to elsewhere as Sylvester "Little Stavin' Chain" Jones or Sylvester "Texas Stavin Chain" Jones Venue: Ramsey State Farm, Camp #4 Performance Note: "Worry Blues" ...

    • Contributor: Jones, Sylvester - Harrison, W. S., "Jay Bird - Chains, Wallace - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Harrison, W.S. "Jaybird - Jones, Sylvester "Texas Stavin' Chain - Chains, Wallace "Stavin' Chains
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-23
  • 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