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  • Mama Don't Want No Peas, No Rice

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 3 minutes, 15 seconds A song from Nassau, the Bahama Islands, sung at jumping dances and fire dances. According to ...

    Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-06-18

  • Vaka vanha Vainamoinen = Steady old Vainamoinen

    Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "XL Runo, 221 and lines following. From the Kalevala, the great Finnish epic. These are the traditional melodies, of which 5 have been preserved, ...

    Contributor: Soininen, 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 Soininen Performing Finnish Songs, November 5, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Morir en la cruz con Cristo, o Dimas, el buen ladrón: La vida del bandido

    Field Recordings. Music. Ethnography. Religious Drama. Religious Songs. Folk Drama. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | For further information on this recording session, including a portion ...

    Contributor: Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - López, Gonzalo - López, Rafaela - López, Cleof - López, Paula - López, Genoveva
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-04-23

  • Introduction to Masaryktown Recordings

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 21 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The songs on this record have been recorded in Masaryktown, Florida, on August ...

    Contributor: Morris, Alton Chester - Morris, Alton C.
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - Alton C. Morris Florida WPA Recordings - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-08-28

  • Juolmalaulu = Drinking song

    Dust jacket notes: "A sailors' drinking song." John Soininen, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    Contributor: Soininen, 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 Soininen Performing Finnish Songs, November 5, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • My Pore Mother Keeps A-prayin' for Me

    Field Recordings. Music. Ethnography. Blues Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | For further information on this recording session, including a portion of the song text, ...

    Contributor: Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Chains, Wallace "Stavin' Chains - Jones, Sylvester "Texas Stavin' Chain
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-04-23

  • Goblin Man, The

    Field Recordings. Music. Ethnography. Children'S Songs. Singing Game Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | "exercise song" For further information on this recording session, please refer ...

    Contributor: Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Owens Quartet - Owens, Cecil - Owens, Martha - Owens, Edward - Owens, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-06-10

  • Valse de Cadena (Chain Waltz) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Anaya, 39, and his daughter Ernestina, 18, both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play ...

    Contributor: Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves) - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - The Juan B. Rael Collection
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940-07-30

  • I Lost My Master's Barn Key

    Field Recordings. Music. Ethnography. Play-Party Songs. Ring Game Songs. Singing Game Songs. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | For further information on this recording ...

    Contributor: Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Brown, Constance - Sindab, Anna Bella Corin - Brown, Otto Washington
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-06-08

  • Slow Drag Work Song

    Field Recordings. Music. Ethnography. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | For further information on this recording session, including a portion of the song text, ...

    Contributor: Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Woods, Tommy - Group of Convicts
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-04-16

  • Praia

    Louise Franco, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Portuguese. Forms part of ...

    Contributor: Franco, Louise - 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 - Louise Franco, Clifford Franco, and Mary Silveira Performing Portuguese Songs, August 15, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • [El toro moro (Part 1 of 2)]

    Field Recordings. Music. Ethnography. Corridos. Ballads. Cowboy Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | For further information on this recording session, please refer to Section 7 ...

    Contributor: Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Goodwyn, Frank - Guitar
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-04-28

  • Poor Stranger Blues

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 2 minutes, 45 seconds A jook joint song. In an earlier interview, the singers answered questions about jook joints, and ...

    Contributor: Dixie Harmony Four - Smith, Ire - Arnold, L. G. - Choice, Doc - Tatum, S. T. - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-08-19

  • Introduction to Morir en la cruz con Cristo, o Dimas, el buen ladrón by Sister Mary Dolores (Part 1 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Music. Ethnography. Announcements. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | For further information on this recording session, including a transcription of this spoken introduction, please ...

    Contributor: Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Dolores, Sister Mary
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-04-09

  • Hawk and Chickens

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 35 seconds A description of a children's game. The singer, age 43, grew up in Leesville, South Carolina. In English. ...

    Contributor: Fulton, Maggie - Halpert, Herbert - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-06-18

  • My Baby Needs a Pair of Shoes

    Field Recordings. Music. Ethnography. Barbershop Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | "pure barbershop quartet" For further information on this recording session, please refer to Section ...

    Contributor: Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Wood, Ray
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-04-13

  • Dividido el corazón (Their Hearts Asunder) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of ...

    Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - The Juan B. Rael Collection
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940-08-09

  • [Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 3 minutes, 20 seconds "This is a song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma. It is ...

    Contributor: Smith, Katie - Parker, Courtney - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J.
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings

  • Cuban Lullaby

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 2 minutes, 25 seconds An old Cuban lullaby. Evelio Andux, age 37, was born in Key West, Florida, of Cuban ...

    Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-08-24

  • All de Friend I Had Dead an' Gone

    Field Recordings. Music. Ethnography. Spirituals. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | "mournin' song" For further information on this recording session, including a portion of ...

    Contributor: Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - McDonald, Aunt Mollie - [McDonald, Jane]
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-05-27