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  • Upp i malar skola skina = Teaching girls to cook and sew

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is a satire on Iceland's budget appropriation for teaching girls household arts -- an idea supremely funny to people in a country where every girl learned to cook and sew as she learned to walk and talk. ...

    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Battle Ax

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Reed, Clifford - Slater, Gussie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Sevga kavig = Black partridge

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Sew kakawik. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Black dove." Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Sta-Xena-Traho

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 32 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Jennie Castrounis will sing 'Sta-Xena-Traho,' a Greek national hymn about the Mother Country." 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, ...

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

    • Contributor: Fredrickson, John - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-25
  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A folktale explaining why you see squint-eyed people today, learned from a Puerto Rican man in Florida. The performer, an 84-year-old blind man, was born in the Bahamas and emigrated to Florida ca. 1911. Performance Note: "Jack and the Beanstalk" (spoken) performed by Wilbur ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Wilbur - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-15
  • Early in the morning

    • Contributor: Marinetti, Victor - Baratono, Art - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-24
  • Des fraises et des fromboises; C'etait-une paurre vierlle; Jean ans dans la baleine

    • Contributor: King, Edward - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-10-13
  • Castle Walk

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: 78 rpm, mono, 10 in. | Recorded in 1913. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Meacham, F. W. - Dabney, [Ford] - Europe's Society Orchestra - Europe, James Reese
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1913
  • Ricketts' Hornpipe

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Yankee doodle boy

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm, mono ; 7 in. | The Library of Congress believes this recording may be in the public domain. Anyone with additional information about this recording should contact the Library of Congress. (Copyright Notice). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Emerson - Cohan, George M. (George Michael) - Lewis, F. E.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • John Henry

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, born in Georgia and reared in Florida, learned the song from workers driving spikes when a waterboy, aged 15-16, on a logging camp railroad in middle Florida. The song always had the same tune but the verses would vary. Performance Note: "John Henry" ...

    • Contributor: Hazelhurst, Harold - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Camarade

    • Contributor: Carrière, Fred - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-10-11
  • Dogs

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains mild sexual innuendo. Begins on AFS 3821 A3 and is continued on AFS 3821 B3. An old Barbary Coast song. Introduction by Sidney Robertson Cowell mentions Byron Coffin, Jr., the son of the performers, who was on the WPA California Folk Music Project staff. Byron ...

    • Contributor: Byron Coffin, Sr. and Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Coffin (Mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (Sr) - Coffin, Byron (Jr) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Quand j'ai parti pour les chauquiers

    • Contributor: King, Edward - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-10-13
  • Kiss waltz

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

    • Contributor: Pitts, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Si la reina de España muriera

    • Contributor: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Longoria, Manuela
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-25
  • Tell me dusky maiden

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Recorded on Feb.9, 1903. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - [Cole, Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - Dudley and Macdonough, [Harry]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1903
  • Itisket-Itasket

    • Contributor: Unidentified Girls - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - McBrise, Ella
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • 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
  • Jump Jim Crow

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Rice, Tom - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • Horse Song

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

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 19 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The songs on this record have been recorded from Slavic singers in the Slavic community of Masaryktown, Florida, on August 28, 1939, by Alton C. Morris of University of Florida." Masaryktown, named for Thomas G. Masaryk, the first president (1918-1935) of the Czechoslovak Republic, is ...

    • Contributor: Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • Now, now, now

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

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • WPA announcement

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sidney Roberston Cowell announces that recordings were made for a Northern California WPA [Work Projects Administration] project. Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

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