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  • Tuning of viola d'arame

    Alberto Mendes, viola d'arame. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 11, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. Forms part of a group ...

    Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - 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 - 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

  • Fado accompaniment

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Played by Mr. Lemos and Mr. Mendes on Portuguese violas [viola d'arame], as played on island of San Miguel [Sao Miguel, Azores]." Alberto Mendes, ...

    Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - 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

  • Lydia

    Sung and played alternately on viola d'arame by Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos. Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, vocals and viola d'arame. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, ...

    Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - 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

  • Charamba

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Always opens dances on island of Terceira [Azores]. Played by Mr. Lemos and Mr. Mendes on Portuguese violas [viola d'arame]. Sung by Mr. Lemos ...

    Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - 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

  • Fado accompaniment played on 8-string mandolin

    Dust jacket notes: Includes tuning of 8-string mandolin. Alberto Mendes, mandolin. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 11, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - 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 - 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

  • 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

  • Minha mai e pobresinha (fado) = My mother is very poor

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung by Alberto Mendes, accompanying himself on a Portuguese viola [viola d'arame] made by himself." Dust jacket notes: "Fado Portugues." Alberto Mendes, vocals and ...

    Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - 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 - 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

  • Tirana

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "An old figure dance rare in the U.S." Alberto Mendes, vocals; Manuel Lemos and Mr. Franks, viola d'arame. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in ...

    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

  • Fados [various verses] :

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung by Alberto Mendes, accompanying himself on the Portuguese viola [viola d'arame]." Yellow song check-list notes: "Recorded for his wife, who had returned that ...

    Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - 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 - 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

  • Tuning of English guitar, followed by fado accompaniment

    Mr. Franks, English guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 11, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. Forms part of a group ...

    Contributor: Franks - Franks (Mr) - 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 - 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

  • Saudade

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Another old dance." Title translation: "Homesickness." Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, viola d'arame. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California ...

    Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - 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

  • Pezinho

    Fragmentary version. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "From San Miguel [Sao Miguel Island, Azores]." Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, vocals and viola d'arame; Mr. Franks, English ...

    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

  • Bella aurora = Lovely dawn

    Alberto Mendes, viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, viola d'arame. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. Forms ...

    Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - 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

  • Chamarrita

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Most popular Portuguese dance in California." Alberto Mendes, viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, viola d'arame. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March ...

    Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - 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

  • Bravo

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "An old figure dance rare in U.S." Manuel Lemos, vocals and viola d'arame; Alberto Mendes, viola d'arame. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, ...

    Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - 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

  • Fado Portugues (minor)

    Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, vocals and viola d'arame. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. Dust jacket notes: Tempo and pitch variations due ...

    Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - 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

  • Fado Portugues (major)

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Especially good." Dust jacket notes: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos take turns singing to the accompaniment of the viola d'arame. Alberto Mendes, vocals and ...

    Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - 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