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  • Andouni = Longing for the homeland

    LC romanized form of title: Antuni. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "The Homeless." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April ...

    Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Ruben J. Baboyan Performing Armenian Songs, April 16, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Ham gul ham vart = Both rose (in Armenian) and rose (in Turkish)

    LC romanized form of title: Ham giwl ham vard. Dust jacket notes: Dance song, sung in Armenian dialect with some Turkish words. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Both ...

    Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Ruben J. Baboyan Performing Armenian Songs, April 16, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Googen ara = I took the earthen jar to the well, a love song

    LC romanized form of title: Kuzhn ara. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Ruben J. Baboyan Performing Armenian Songs, April 16, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Vegig mentem az ormody temeto = She went through the cemetery

    Mary Gaidos, Julia Reha, Elizabeth Jelenfy, Mary Drasky, Rosa Nimerfroh, Mr. Jelenfy, and Mr. Nimerfroh, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on December 31, 1939. Reference copy available ...

    Contributor: Mary Gaidos and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Gaidos, Mary - Reha, Julia - Jelenfy, Elizabeth - Drasky, Mary - Nimerfroh, Rosa - Jelenfy (Mr) - Nimerfroh (Mr) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Mary Gaidos and Friends Performing Hungarian Songs, December 31, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Tuning of oud belonging to Mrs. Goshtigian and a modal scale

    Mary Goshtigian, oud; Sidney Robertson Cowell, narrative. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 17, 1939. Sidney Robertson Cowell describes the tuning of Mrs. Goshtigian's oud before the tuning ...

    Contributor: Goshtigian, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Mary and Hartop Goshtigian Performing Armenian Songs and Music, April 17, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Armenian soldier's march

    Yellow song check-list notes: Opening solo on oud. Jack Aslanian, violin; Bedros Haroutunian, qanun; Archie Krotlian, oud; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. ...

    Contributor: Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Aslanian, Jack - Haroutunian, Bedros - Krotlian, Archie - Takakjian, Mesrout - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra Performing Armenian Music, April 23, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • The Dying Californian

    Dust jacket notes: "Learned from his mother." John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on August 5, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - John McCready Performing Anglo American Songs, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • For an old lady on her departure from Winnipeg

    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 ...

    Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Sigurd Bardarson Performing Icelandic Songs, April, 1940 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940

  • Leather breeches

    John Selleck, violin. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Camino, California on October 2, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. Forms part of a group of ...

    Contributor: Selleck, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - John Selleck Performing Anglo American Music on the Fiddle, October 2, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Comments on John McCready

    Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on July 31, 1939. Sidney Robertson Cowell discusses the music of John McCready and making recordings of it in the ...

    Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - John McCready Performing Anglo American Songs, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Mo nighean og bhoideach uibhisteach = My bonny lass

    Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Scots Gaelic. Forms part ...

    Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Donald Macinnes Performing Gaelic Songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • As I walked out one morning fair

    Contains sexual innuendo. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - George Vinton Graham Performing Anglo American Songs, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • A - roodle - tum - toodle - tum - too

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "First heard by Cappy [Captain] Robinson at sea in 1888. Taught by him to the S.F. [San Francisco] Yacht Club, whose song it has ...

    Contributor: Leighton Robinson with Family and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Robinson, Leighton - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Captain Leighton Robinson, Alex Barr, Arthur Brodeur, and Leighton McKenzie Performing Ballads, Shanties, And Sea Songs, November 12, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Jaj annak, jaj

    Mary Gaidos, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 3, 1940. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Hungarian. Forms part of ...

    Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Mary Gaidos Singing Unaccompanied Hungarian Songs, January 3, 1940 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940

  • Soldier's joy

    Mrs. Ben Scott, violin; Myrtle B. Wilkinson, tenor banjo. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Turlock, California on October 31, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    Contributor: Mrs. Ben Scott and Myrtle B. Wilkinson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Scott (Mrs. Ben) - Wilkinson, Myrtle B. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Mrs. Ben Scott and Myrtle B. Wilkinson Performing Anglo American Music on the Fiddle and Tenor Banjo, October 31, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • The Stone that goes rolling will gather no moss

    Ben Rice, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Springfield, Missouri in December, 1936. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. Forms part of a group of ...

    Contributor: Rice, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Ben Rice Performing an Anglo American Song in Missouri, December, 1936 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1936

  • Si me dan pasteles an aguinaldo = If you give me pasteles . . .

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Aguinaldo, a Christmas song from Viequies, P.R. [Vieques Island, Puerto Rico]." Dust jacket notes: AFS 3866 A3 repeats AFS 3866 A2. Letter from performer ...

    Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Aurora Calderon Performing Spanish Songs from Puerto Rico, April 10, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Pezinho

    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 ...

    Contributor: Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Franks (Mr) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks Performing Portuguese Songs and Music from the Azores, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • He never came back

    John Stone, unaccomapnied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on August 5, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. Forms part of ...

    Contributor: Stone, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - John Stone Performing Anglo American Music, August, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Fado de Coimbra = Fado from Coimbra

    Dust jacket notes: Fado from Coimbra, Portugal, the seat of the University of Coimbra. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California ...

    Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila and Friends Performing Portuguese Songs and Music, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939