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  • Palia Geitonia

    Palia Geitonia

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (6 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong commemorating the liberation of Greece from Turkish rule in 1832. 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 ...

    • 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
  • Possum Up the Simmon Tree

    Possum Up the Simmon Tree

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 46 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Berry Johnson discusses women and food, and recites a song about 'possums. Performance Note: "Possum Up the Simmon Tree" (spoken) performed by Berry Johnson at Office of the Aycock & Lindsey Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, on August 19, 1939. Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, Berry - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Introduction to Florida Folklore Recording Expedition

    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
  • La mata persima en el cemeteria

    La mata persima en el cemeteria

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A story told by Tony Lopez, age 11. 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: Lopez, Tony - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-23
  • Glyke vasilike mou

    Glyke vasilike mou

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 7 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. The singer, age 48, learned this song from his grandmother. He says the song is over 300 years old. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Charles M. - Peronis, Louis - Perris, Charylaos "Harry" - Kafezio, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Violin - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Mandola - Brown, Chas. M. - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Gourd Dance Song

    Gourd Dance Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Wolfe, Clifford, Jr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Men's Traditional Contest Song (Warm-Up)

    Men's Traditional Contest Song (Warm-Up)

    • Contributor: Tai Piah Singers - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Traditional Dancers' Contest Song

    Traditional Dancers' Contest Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • I'm in His Care

    I'm in His Care

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 11 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is an old spiritual song sung by James Brown and Rufus Bland. Performance Note: "I'm in His Care" (vocals) performed by James Brown, Rufus Bland at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

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

    Haitho

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 47 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | John Castrounis will sing 'Haitho,' a Greek love song." Haitho is the name of a shepherd girl. Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New Smyrna Beach, Florida. When the colony came to ...

    • Contributor: Castrounis, John - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-10-04
  • Pezinho

    Pezinho

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Always the first dance opening parties on St. George [Sao Jorge Island, Azores]. Sung and played as B1 [Tirana, AFS 3860 B1], except that Mr. Mendes is playing 2nd viola [d'arame] instead of Mr. Franks." Alberto Mendes, vocals; ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Franks (Mr) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Lo, lo, lo, lo, tata = Sleep, little one

    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 de Soto's son, Tommy. AFS 4254 A2 continues song with four additional verses. Song completed with fifth verse, "the coyote verse," on AFS 4254. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Little Girls' Traditional Cloth Dance Contest Song

    Little Girls' Traditional Cloth Dance Contest Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Host Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • O  Menino da Franca = A little boy from France

    O Menino da Franca = A little boy from France

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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 of a group of field materials ...

    • 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
  • Alfred Gilpin Speaks of Wax Cylinder Recordings

    Alfred Gilpin Speaks of Wax Cylinder Recordings

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Gilpin, Alfred
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • La  cigareda = The Cigarette girl

    La cigareda = The Cigarette girl

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "A song from Oviedo in the Asturias, Spain." Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 19, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The  Southern contraband

    The Southern contraband

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Leavitt, M. - Wilder, Frank
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1865

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  • Peddler; Temple House; Bobolink; Devil's Dream

    Peddler; Temple House; Bobolink; Devil's Dream

    • Contributor: Gallagher, Andrew E. - Bonner, Patrick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-24
  • Fiddle tunes, numbers 1, 2, 3, & 4.; Squaw Dance

    Fiddle tunes, numbers 1, 2, 3, & 4.; Squaw Dance

    • Contributor: Cloud, Joe - Cloud, Clarence
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-10-16
  • Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma

    Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for...

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is a song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma. It is sung by Katie Smith and Courtney Parker. All of these songs were recorded at the Brighton Indian Day School, Brighton, Florida." In 1830, U.S. Congress passed the Indian Removal ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Katie - Parker, Courtney - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • 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
  • The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

    See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which ...

    • Date: 1581
  • Guabina Translation

    Guabina Translation

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 41 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The song that you have just heard Carlos Pous sing, it's sort of a Negro song. It's a Negro telling his girl not to mix with another tribe because he does not consider them as good as they are and he does not want to ...

    • Contributor: Halpert, Herbert - Pages, Art
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Jump Isabel, Slide Water

    Jump Isabel, Slide Water

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 27 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Mrs. Isabel Barnwell, age 85, was raised on Nueva Esperanza (New Hope) Plantation in Nassau County, Florida. This song, to be sung while rowing a boat, originated on the plantation in Mrs. Barnwell's childhood. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has ...

    • Contributor: Barnwell, Isabel - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-14
  • Soldier's Joy

    Soldier's Joy

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Love Somebody

    Love Somebody

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • We've drunk from the same canteen

    We've drunk from the same canteen

    sheet music | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Wm. A. Pond & Co. - Clark, James G. - O'Riley, Miles
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1865

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  • Beaver Brig; Rousy Maggie

    Beaver Brig; Rousy Maggie

    • Contributor: Gallagher, Dominic - Bonner, Patrick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-24
  • Fancy Dance Contest Song for All Four Dancers

    Fancy Dance Contest Song for All Four Dancers

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Yati, Yati

    Yati, Yati

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 47 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong about lovers who have quarreled. 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: "Yati, Yati" (vocals ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Charles M. - Perris, Charylaos "Harry" - Peronis, Louis - Kafezio, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Violin - Mandola - Brown, Chas. M. - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • 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
  • O  Laurentina = Oh Laurentina

    O Laurentina = Oh Laurentina

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

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Morena

    Morena

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Unidentified musicians playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 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 Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - 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
  • Hon'hewachi Song

    Hon'hewachi Song

    • Contributor: Unidentified Woman - Mi'Gthintonin (Return of New Moon) - Miller, George (Inke'Tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Merrick, Joseph (Gion'Zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - La Flesche, Francis - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1895-09-00
  • [Witch of the Wave Reel]

    [Witch of the Wave Reel]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Shortning Bread

    Shortning Bread

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Noche oscura = Dark night

    Noche oscura = Dark night

    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
  • [Breakdown in G]

    [Breakdown in G]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Money Musk

    Money Musk

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Whipman's Song

    Whipman's Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Worked All Summer Long

    Worked All Summer Long

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, a 21-year-old Tennessee-born turpentine worker at Putnam Lumber Company, learned this song while at the Dixie County Prison Camp. He served three months for not paying the lumber company $50 for three months' rent, which he said he accumulated while ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, James - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Hon'hewachi Song

    Hon'hewachi Song

    • Contributor: Miller, George (Inke'Tonga) (Big Shoulder) - La Flesche, Francis - Mi'Gthintonin (Return of New Moon) - Unidentified Woman - Merrick, Joseph (Gion'Zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1895-09-00
  • Emcee Speaks About Commercialization of Pow-Wow

    Emcee Speaks About Commercialization of Pow-Wow

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

    Evalina

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 58 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A group song, usually sung with drums. This song is sung in Florida as well as in the West Indies, because there are a great number of Bahamians in Florida. Dr. Carita Doggett Corse, state director of the Florida Federal Writers' Project, interviews Zora Neale Hurston, ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - Corse, Carita Doggett - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Wszy portki zjadly; Szewc (The cobbler); Unknown title

    Wszy portki zjadly; Szewc (The cobbler); Unknown title

    • Contributor: Strzelecki, Tony
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-07
  • I'm Going to Georgia

    I'm Going to Georgia

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (6 minutes, 32 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A turpentine worker's song. Cull Stacey, a 56-year-old turpentine worker born in Rockingham, North Carolina, describes the song and the turpentine industry but does not sing. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "I'm Going to Georgia" (spoken) performed by ...

    • Contributor: Stacey, Cull - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Fado Hilario

    Fado Hilario

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "One of the best loved fados, accompanied very simply as here, and not with the usual rhythmical fado pattern on the guitar. Hilario was a student at Coimbra [Portugal] who was famous for his singing; he composed this." ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Explanation of Philoptochos Society recordings

    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
  • Finnish shottishe; Finnish waltz

    Finnish shottishe; Finnish waltz

    • Contributor: Juhani, Aapo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-27
  • Alan Jabbour Identifies the Setting of the John Turner Interview

    Alan Jabbour Identifies the Setting of the John Turner Interview

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-02-24
  • It's a Long Way Back to Tipperary

    It's a Long Way Back to Tipperary

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry - Judge, Jack - Williams, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Boil Them Cabbage Down

    Boil Them Cabbage Down

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 17 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Performance Note: "Boil Them Cabbage Down" (vocals with accordion) performed by Robert Butler at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Bulter, Robert - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Butler, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Unidentified Bahaman
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0403)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0403)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • John the Revelator

    John the Revelator

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Heavenly Gate Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • Ragged Bill

    Ragged Bill

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • Commentary on Junior Boys' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0486)

    Commentary on Junior Boys' Fancy Dance Contest Song (Call Num...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Todas las aves = All the birds

    Todas las aves = All the birds

    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
  • The  parting kiss from your sweetheart (puts the good in goodbye)

    The parting kiss from your sweetheart (puts the good in good...

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 unnumbered pages) ; 32 cm | words by Howard Johnson & Artie Mehlinger; music by George W. Meyer. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice. Manuscript in ink and typescript. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Words typed as text on additional sheet. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated ...

    • Contributor: Meyer, George W. - Johnson, Howard E. - Mehlinger, Artie
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • Krakowia; Esquadrille (Lithuanian) (parts 1-4)

    Krakowia; Esquadrille (Lithuanian) (parts 1-4)

    • Contributor: Ketvirtis, Charles
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-14
  • 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
  • La canción de panadería

    La canción de panadería

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 2 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Evelio Andux, age 37, of Cuban descent (father of French descent), born in Key West, Florida, sings a bakery work song which he used to sing when he worked at a bakery in Key West, Florida, where they pulled the dough by hand and threw ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Claves
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • Jaj annak, jaj

    Jaj annak, jaj

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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 of a group of field materials documenting Mary Gaidos ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Hethu'shka Society Song

    Hethu'shka Society Song

    • Contributor: Miller, George (Inke'Tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Merrick, Joseph (Gion'Zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1897-08-26
  • Tobacco Is a Noxious Weed

    Tobacco Is a Noxious Weed

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Conch axiom. 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 Bahama ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Wilbur - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-15
  • Isaiah 53:1-2 Who hath believed our message?

    Isaiah 53:1-2 Who hath believed our message?

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is the first record of the Molokan Services Series." Russian Molokan Congregation, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Old Joe Clark

    Old Joe Clark

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • Lydia

    Lydia

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Especially well-known among 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
  • The  Watchword, liberty or death

    The Watchword, liberty or death

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side pp. 3 & 4 printed askew Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Wm. Hall & Son - Thomas, J. R. - Morris, George P.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1860

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  • Puntos Guajiro

    Puntos Guajiro

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A typical Cuban peasant melody. Performance Note: "Puntos Guajiro" (vocals with claves, bongo, bass viol, and two guitars) performed by Sesteto Encanto at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • Orala, orala

    Orala, orala

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 17 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A plowing song from the city of Nitra, Slovakia. 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 ...

    • 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: 1939-08-31
  • Agapimenoi

    Agapimenoi

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong about sweethearts." Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New Smyrna Beach, Florida. When the colony came to an end in 1777, the settlers relocated to St. Augustine. The sound quality ...

    • Contributor: Tsangaris, Haiclice - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-27
  • Pow-Wow Princess Song

    Pow-Wow Princess Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Host Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Orphan boy; Polkka; Over the wave

    Orphan boy; Polkka; Over the wave

    • Contributor: Forster, Yalmer Eino
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-27
  • Supieres, fresca rose = If you knew, sweet rose

    Supieres, fresca rose = If you knew, sweet rose

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Jessie de Soto, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on August 14, 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 ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Preaching by J. P. Susoeff

    Preaching by J. P. Susoeff

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | J. P. Susoeff, preaching. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting unaccompanied ...

    • Contributor: Susoeff, J. P. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Russian Molokan Congregation - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Emcee Announces that Mary Mitchell Has Shawls to Give to the San Juan Pueblo Women

    Emcee Announces that Mary Mitchell Has Shawls to Give to the ...

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • The  Dark cloud and a Caucasian folk song

    The Dark cloud and a Caucasian folk song

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of Armenian title: Antsir sew amp. Dust jacket notes: "This is a modern instrument with silver keys, used because it is much easier to play than the old type called kirnata." Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California ...

    • Contributor: Takakjian, Mesrout - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Mousmoulia (Part 1 of 2)

    Mousmoulia (Part 1 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 53 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | John Castrounis will sing 'Mousmoulia,' a Greek love song." Mousmoulia is a kind of fruit tree. A fruit tree was planted in the man's yard to remind him of his lover so that he could sleep under its shade. Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first ...

    • Contributor: Castrounis, John - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-10-04
  • Warner's examination questions in harmony

    Warner's examination questions in harmony

    Sheet Music. print | 1 score | From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form).

    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1882
  • Your country, boys, is proud of you the welcome song of the republic

    Your country, boys, is proud of you the welcome song of the r...

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (2 unnumbered pages) ; 27 cm | music by M. Messinger ; music by H. Danzinger. (Statement Of Responsibility). For voice. Title from caption. Manuscript in ink and typescript. Includes one sheet of typescript song lyrics. "To the brave and the free from the glorious land of Liberty, to the gallant sons of the great nation who fought ...

    • Contributor: Messinger, M. - Danziger, H. (Herman)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • Fancy Dancers' Contest Song (Second Group of Dancers) (Warm-Up)

    Fancy Dancers' Contest Song (Second Group of Dancers) (Warm-Up)

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Host Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • The  Soldier's vision

    The Soldier's vision

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Lee & Walker - Everest, C.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1862

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  • Tall Tale

    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
  • Na'gthewaan Song

    Na'gthewaan Song

    • Contributor: Morris, Gilbert (Kaxe'Giun) (Flying Crow) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1896-01-16
  • Hop Light Ladies

    Hop Light Ladies

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

    Shady Grove

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Emcee Urges War Dances to Move Along Again

    Emcee Urges War Dances to Move Along Again

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Haste to the Wedding (fragment)

    Haste to the Wedding (fragment)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Grand Finale Song

    Grand Finale Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Joe Mows, Witches and Hants

    Joe Mows, Witches and Hants

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 46 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Berry Johnson believes that Joe Mows (good luck items, also known as "Mojos," said to be helpful in winning at gambling games) are not much good unless you pay $75-100 for them. He had a $100 Joe Mow from New Orleans which won ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, Berry - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Tu ya no me quieres = You don't love me any more

    Tu ya no me quieres = You don't love me any more

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung by Hilda Duarte Brown, accompanied on Hawaiian guitar by Walter Sebree from Idaho. Mrs. Brown had a bad cold." Hilda Duarte Brown, vocals; Walter Sebree, Hawaiian guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on ...

    • Contributor: Hilda Duarte Brown and Walter Sebree - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Brown, Hilda Duarte - Sebree, Walter - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Commentary on Tail Dancers' Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0398)

    Commentary on Tail Dancers' Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: ...

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Emcee Calls Fancy Dance Judges and Four Fancy Dancers and Thanks Judges

    Emcee Calls Fancy Dance Judges and Four Fancy Dancers and Tha...

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • When a Sinner Comes, As a Sinner May

    When a Sinner Comes, As a Sinner May

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 16 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Conch song learned in the Bahamas. The singer, 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 ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Wilbur - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-16
  • Saudade

    Saudade

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Another old dance." Title translation: "Homesickness." Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • 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
  • Dalmatian dance #2, a Dalmatian kolo

    Dalmatian dance #2, a Dalmatian kolo

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Played by Mr. Botica on lirica (liritza), a 3-stringed bowed lyre, also home made." John Botica, lirica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Mountain View, California on May 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Botica, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • I Heard a Mighty Rumblin' at the Water Trough

    I Heard a Mighty Rumblin' at the Water Trough

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 43 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A work song performed by Fred Lee Fox, a 20-year-old turpentine worker born in Georgia. Performance Note: "I Heard a Mighty Rumblin' at the Water Trough" (vocals) performed by Fred Lee Fox at Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, on August 1, 1939. Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Fox, Fred Lee - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Antio

    Antio

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 38 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: "Antio" (vocals) performed by Evee G. Anastassiou at ...

    • Contributor: Anastassiou, Evee G. - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • Camel's caravan

    Camel's caravan

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Jack Aslanian, vocals and violin; Bedros Haroutunian, qanun; Archie Krotlian, oud; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Armenian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Aslanian, Jack - Haroutunian, Bedros - Krotlian, Archie - Takakjian, Mesrout - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939