Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Karoon agav = The Spring came

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Garun ekaw. Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 4266 "A3 is a very interesting song but she sang off pitch. (Pitches are odd but not supposed to be as odd as this!)" Siranoosh Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell ...

    • Contributor: Shapazian, Siranoosh - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Bagpipes [misnice] solo

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Hum." Peter Boro, misnice. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on December 20, 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 ...

    • Contributor: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Dios te salve, Maria = Hail Mary full of grace

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "From manuscript in Mission Santa Barbara." Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary, unaccompanied vocals; Father Bertrand Hobrecht, conducting. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Santa Barbara, California on March 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • Contributor: Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Hobrecht (Father Bernard) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Alagaz bartzer sare = Alagaz Mountain

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Alageaz bardzr sar e. Dust jacket notes: Song of longing for Armenian homeland. Dust jacket notes: This song is not the same as AFS 4236 A1. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Tuning of English guitar, followed by fado accompaniment

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. Franks, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 11, 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 Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and ...

    • Contributor: Franks (Mr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Franks
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Lavar, lavar = Wash, wash

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A washing song." 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 ...

    • 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
  • Escucha me = Listen to me

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A sneezing song." Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on January 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • A facci di San Paolo! = Darn it!

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A Sicilian boat man's song -- not too proper!" Yellow song check-list notes: Song sung two times. First time through defective copy due to dull stylus. Second time through, good copy. Sal Lucido, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by ...

    • Contributor: Lucido, Sal - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Oszi rozsa = Chrysanthemums

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Buzzing noise at beginning of track. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Minha mai = My mother

    sound recording | on 4 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tests -- A composition by Mrs. Avila for Mother's Day." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joachim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • 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
  • Honkain keskella = Deep in the forest

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Celia Koljonen, Fina Petersen, and Mary Salonen, 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). In Finnish. (Language). Forms part of a group of ...

    • Contributor: Celia Koljonen, Fina Petersen, and Mary Salonen - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Koljonen, Celia - Petersen, Fina - Salonen, Mary - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Preaching by William S. Fetesoff

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | William S. Fetesoff, 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: Fetesoff, William S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Russian Molokan Congregation
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Di, me, flor = Tell me, flower

    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
  • No ai quedehar camino por bereda = Don't leave the road for a trail

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Lottie Espinosa, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific Grove, California on May 28, 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: Espinosa, Lottie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Derzor chollerenda = Armenian exiles in the desert of Derzor

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Der-Zor collerinde. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Contemporary song about post World War I exile of Armenians into Arabian desert. Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • 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
  • Comments on the musical training of Giuseppe Russo

    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 Pittsburg, California on March 29, 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 Giuseppe Russo performing Sicilian and ...

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

    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
  • Yankee Doodle

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Following the selection, Sidney Robertson Cowell describes Mr. Bedrosian's method of playing the zurna. Joe Bedrosian, zurna; Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 24, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Played on violin by Jack Aslanian, with accompaniment on clarinet by Mesrout Takajian. Occasional verse sung by Jack Aslanian. Jack Aslanian, vocals and violin; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Aslanian, Jack - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Takakjian, Mesrout - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Que ingrata = The Ungrateful sweetheart

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "'She didn't have no heart for him,' explained Tommy de Soto." 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 ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: A song of praise. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "An old traditional melody . . . also found in Mission Santa Barbara records." Yellow song check-list notes: "As sung by Fernandito, an old Mission Indian Santa Ynes [Ines], several years ...

    • Contributor: Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Hobrecht (Father Bernard) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Santa Ines Mission (Solvang, Calif.)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • 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
  • Psalm 52 In that day we praise the Lord -- I was the smallest brother of all

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

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