• Decidme, montes y selvas, Part 2 of 2 (Tell Me, Mountains and Forests) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Title given is the first line of song. Note states: "needle has to be pushed across the record." Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Decidme, Cielo Divino,/si acaso he desagradado,/con los pecados del mundo/en ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • Bill Burroughs

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 10 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "Bill Burroughs" (vocals with piano, trombone, and saxophone) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle, piano, at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Piano
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • A Prayer

    • Contributor: James, Willis - Jackson, Deacon Sam
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • La estación de mi Señora del Carmel (She Will Be Our Consolation) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Pues será nuestro consuelo/y mediadora con Dios,/ruega, Señora, por nos,/Virgen del Monte Carmelo./Por la pena y agonía/llorando estuvo en ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Archuleta, Ricardo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Marcha (March) [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 the violin by himself and he in turn has taught his daughter. Mr. Garcia was 33 at the time of this recording. All three are residents of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. In ...

    • Contributor: Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves) - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Daniel Saw the Stone

    • Contributor: Johnson, Warren G. - Gregory, Richard - Richardson, Zema - Winrow, Anthony - Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Halloway High School Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • Alphabet Song

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 13 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Conch song learned in the Bahamas. The singer, an 84-year-old blind man, was born in the Bahamas and emigrated to Florida ca. 1911. The term "Conch," while now more widely used to refer to a native of Key West, Florida, originally referred to British ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Wilbur - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-16
  • Little David

    • Contributor: Halloway High School Quartet - Johnson, Warren G. - Gregory, Richard - Richardson, Zema - Winrow, Anthony - Work, John W. (John Wesley)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • 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
  • El medio muerto (Half Dead) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Lobato, 72, is a resident of San Luis, Colorado. Transcription: Si gustas de verme muerto/la mitad me moriré,/porque morirme del todo/y ese favor no te daré./Si intente medio matarme/y darme unos medio anhelos,/por unos medios celos/la mitad me moriré./Si en caso medio enfermare/por algo medio accidente,/vendrá un medio ...

    • Contributor: Lobato, Julián - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Let's Go Fight!

    • Contributor: Ezell, Buster - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Tap Dance

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Shrimphouse workers A tap dance ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cornwall, Robert - Cook, Robert - Unidentified Group of Workers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-06-27
  • If Something Sees Something

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 38 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Conch riddle. The performer, an 84-year-old blind man, was born in the Bahamas and emigrated to Florida ca. 1911. The term "Conch," while now more widely used to refer to a native of Key West, Florida, originally referred to British settlers of the Bahama ...

    • Contributor: Roberts, Wilbur - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-15
  • Southern Rag [test]

    • Contributor: Ezell, Buster - James, Willis - Jones, Lewis Wade
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-03-05
  • Rimur

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is the rima of the flower-bedecked tournament field in Italy. Said to be translated from the Italian." Sigurd and Leo Bardarson, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 28, 1940. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Sigurd and Leo Bardarson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Bardarson, Sigurd - Bardarson, Leo - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Syrtos Politicos

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 29 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Similar to the "Kalamatianos" except for some change in tune and movement, this dance originated in Thrace, near Constantinopolis, Turkey. It carries a pronounced Oriental rhythm, but is favored in all parts of Greece, and has been written by modern composers, but not ...

    • Contributor: Kaletizis, George - Peronis, Louis - Perris, Charylaos "Harry - Filareton, John - Lavouto - Violin - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Kapsalos, Louis - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Jesus Says I'm Welcome

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 45 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A spiritual, sung by "Uncle" Bradley Eberhard, a work-crippled, 66-year-old African American. He worked more than a quarter of a century in railroad work gangs and is still proud of his role as singer when the men were laying track. Now toothless and a semi-invalid, he ...

    • Contributor: Eberhard, Bradley, Uncle - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Eberhard, Bradley (Uncle)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Por el rastro de la sangre (Along the Trail of Blood) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by José Ignacio Cantú, age 72, of Manassa, Colorado. Alabado Category: The Passion Transcription: Por el rastro de la sangre/que Jesucristo redama/caminó la Virgen pura/en una fresca mañana./De tan de mañana que era/a la hora que caminaba,/las campanas de Belén/solas tocaban al alba./Encuentra a Juan Bautista/y de esta ...

    • Contributor: Cantú, José Ignacio - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Got On My Travellin' Shoes

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Heavenly Gate Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • Greek Alphabet

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 41 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Sarris children Schoolchildren The teacher asks her students to recite the alphabet: "Tell us about the alphabet." The students respond that there are twenty-four letters in the Greek alphabet, and then proceed to name them. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Children - Filareton, John - Group of Children
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Little David

    Field Recordings. Gospel Music. Spirituals (Songs). Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The dust jacket for AFS disc 5148 says it was recorded "July 29, 1940." Halloway High School Quartet, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Halloway High School Quartet - Richardson, Zema - Gregory, Richard - Winrow, Anthony - Johnson, Warren G.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Stars and Stripes Forever

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 26 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The John Philip Sousa march, played on a homemade bazooka. Performance Note: "Stars and Stripes Forever" (bazooka) performed by Enrique Rodriguez, bazooka at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Rodriguez, Enrique - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Bazooka
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • ' S gann gu dirich mi chavidh = I can hardly climb the mountain

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Song begins on AFS 4285 A1 and is completed on AFS 4285 A2. John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Miremos, ojos (Let Us Look, Eyes) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Song from the folk play "Los Pastores." Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Collector's notes: From "Los Pastores" Transcription: Miremos, ojos, vuestros raudales,/que ya llegamos a los portales/que ya llegamos ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • If I Had My Way I'd Tear the Building Down

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Heavenly Gate Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941