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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

  • Shenandoah

    sound recording | Sung by Captain Richard Maitland at Sailor's Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY. Recorded in 1939 by Alan Lomax for the Archive of Folksong. (General). Forms part of the Captain ...

    Contributor: Maitland, Captain Richard - Lomax, Alan
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - American Folklife Center
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • 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

  • WPA announcement

    Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on October 12, 1938. Sidney Robertson Cowell announces that recordings were made as part of Northern California WPA [Work ...

    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 - 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: 1938

  • 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

  • Budar ei lofti = Up in the store

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Lullaby. Song begins on AFS 3828 A1, with third verse on ...

    Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Oddrun Sigurasson Performing Icelandic Songs, May 25, 1938 - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1938-05-25

  • 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

  • Many questions

    Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 25, 1938. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. Forms part of a ...

    Contributor: Ford, Warde - 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 - Warde Ford Performing Anglo American Songs, 1938 to 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1938

  • [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

  • Bill Bailey

    Dust jacket notes: Fragment. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    Contributor: Ford, Warde - 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 - Warde Ford 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

  • 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

  • Home came the good old man

    Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mr. G. disliked the vulgarity of [AFS 4217] A2 and had forgotten most of it, but consented to sing one verse of his tune." ...

    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 - 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

  • 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