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  • Palia Geitonia

    Palia Geitonia

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (6 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong commemorating the liberation of Greece from Turkish rule in 1832. The singer is director of the Byzantine Choir of Tarpon Springs, Florida. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It ...

    • Contributor: Anastassiou, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Anastassio, George - Anastassiou, Professor George
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • My Bonny Black Hair; My Bonny Black Hair, cont.; One-eyed Riley

    My Bonny Black Hair; My Bonny Black Hair, cont.; One-eyed Riley

    • Contributor: Thrasher, Ed
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-08
  • Décima de Ausencia (Décima of Absence) [Audio]

    Décima de Ausencia (Décima of Absence) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Y al despedirme de ti/no tuve yo vocación,/quiso el cielo que volviera/a darte satisfacción./Me fui con el alma partida/y el corazón traspasado,/me fui con aquel cuidado/que no te avisé, mi vida./Fue tan pronto ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Possum Up the Simmon Tree

    Possum Up the Simmon Tree

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 46 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Berry Johnson discusses women and food, and recites a song about 'possums. Performance Note: "Possum Up the Simmon Tree" (spoken) performed by Berry Johnson at Office of the Aycock & Lindsey Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, on August 19, 1939. Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, Berry - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Improvised Coplas (Improvised Couplets) [Audio]

    Improvised Coplas (Improvised Couplets) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Coplas were improvised and sung by Esequiel Arellano, age 40, the brother of Narciso. He is also a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Transcription: /Lee tiene por nombre/y Rael por más grandeza,/que lo conozcan por hombre/y también por delicadeza./El nombre de Lee Rael/esta linda y fresca rosa,/y que ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Esequiel - Vocal - Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Amazing grace

    Amazing grace

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, mono. | Recorded at a schoolhouse in Vancleave, Mississippi (Venue). Recorded by Herbert Halpert on June 9, 1939 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Group of Adults
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Introduction to Florida Folklore Recording Expedition

    Introduction to Florida Folklore Recording Expedition

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 21 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This Florida folklore recording expedition is jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress, the WPA Florida Music Project, and the WPA Florida Writers' Project. This record is being made in Tampa, Florida, August 27, 1939. Stetson Kennedy is the interviewer/operator." Ybor City, now a neighborhood ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • La mata persima en el cemeteria

    La mata persima en el cemeteria

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A story told by Tony Lopez, age 11. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to avoid unionization of their workers. ...

    • Contributor: Lopez, Tony - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-23
  • Glyke vasilike mou

    Glyke vasilike mou

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 7 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. The singer, age 48, learned this song from his grandmother. He says the song is over 300 years old. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Charles M. - Peronis, Louis - Perris, Charylaos "Harry" - Kafezio, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Violin - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Mandola - Brown, Chas. M. - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Gourd Dance Song

    Gourd Dance Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Wolfe, Clifford, Jr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • John Henry

    John Henry

    • Contributor: Pittman, Sampson
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-11-01
  • Testing Machine [Audio]

    Testing Machine [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Test Recording In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Six ans sur mer

    Six ans sur mer

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in New Iberia, Louisiana. (Venue). Recorded in 1934. (Date). Forms part of the John A. Lomax southern states collection, 1933-1937. (Source). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Hoffpauir, Elita - Hoffpauir, Ella - Hoffpauir, Mary - Lomax, John A. - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Mississippi Blues

    Mississippi Blues

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on Library of Congress LP AFS L59, "Negro Blues and Hollers," edited by Marshall W. Stearns. (Bibliographic History). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Recorded at Sadie Beck's Plantation, Arkansas. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Brown, William - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1962
  • Men's Traditional Contest Song (Warm-Up)

    Men's Traditional Contest Song (Warm-Up)

    • Contributor: Tai Piah Singers - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Traditional Dancers' Contest Song

    Traditional Dancers' Contest Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • I'm in His Care

    I'm in His Care

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 11 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is an old spiritual song sung by James Brown and Rufus Bland. Performance Note: "I'm in His Care" (vocals) performed by James Brown, Rufus Bland at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Brown, James - Bland, Rufus - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Bland, Rufus]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Haitho

    Haitho

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 47 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | John Castrounis will sing 'Haitho,' a Greek love song." Haitho is the name of a shepherd girl. Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New Smyrna Beach, Florida. When the colony came to ...

    • Contributor: Castrounis, John - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-10-04
  • Pezinho

    Pezinho

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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 Mr. Mendes is playing 2nd viola [d'arame] instead of Mr. Franks." Alberto Mendes, vocals; ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Franks (Mr) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Ida Red

    Ida Red

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Pat Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Lo, lo, lo, lo, tata = Sleep, little one

    Lo, lo, lo, lo, tata = Sleep, little one

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4254 A1 begins with false start and comments by Jessie de Soto's son, Tommy. AFS 4254 A2 continues song with four additional verses. Song completed with fifth verse, "the coyote verse," on AFS 4254. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Little Girls' Traditional Cloth Dance Contest Song

    Little Girls' Traditional Cloth Dance Contest Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Host Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • O  Menino da Franca = A little boy from France

    O Menino da Franca = A little boy from France

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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 of a group of field materials ...

    • 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
  • Odetta! An Interview for the American Folklife Center

    Odetta! An Interview for the American Folklife Center

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 35 min | Interview on November 3, 2003. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Odetta - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
  • Alfred Gilpin Speaks of Wax Cylinder Recordings

    Alfred Gilpin Speaks of Wax Cylinder Recordings

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Gilpin, Alfred
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • La  cigareda = The Cigarette girl

    La cigareda = The Cigarette girl

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "A song from Oviedo in the Asturias, Spain." Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 19, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Sargeant Tally-ho

    Sargeant Tally-ho

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains potentially offensive sexual innuendo. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Peddler; Temple House; Bobolink; Devil's Dream

    Peddler; Temple House; Bobolink; Devil's Dream

    • Contributor: Gallagher, Andrew E. - Bonner, Patrick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-24
  • Farmer's song; Unknown title; Mtynarczyk mascin

    Farmer's song; Unknown title; Mtynarczyk mascin

    • Contributor: Guzal, Frank
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-07
  • I'm a Rover

    I'm a Rover

    • Contributor: Wells, Lester
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-03
  • In New York City, Where I Did Dwell; Hayfoot, strawfoot; Pichita; Root, Hog, or Die

    In New York City, Where I Did Dwell; Hayfoot, strawfoot; Pich...

    • Contributor: Delmas, Adolphus - Thrasher, Ed
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-08
  • Fiddle tunes, numbers 1, 2, 3, & 4.; Squaw Dance

    Fiddle tunes, numbers 1, 2, 3, & 4.; Squaw Dance

    • Contributor: Cloud, Joe - Cloud, Clarence
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-10-16
  • Já Estas Com os Copos

    Já Estas Com os Copos

    Fado sung by Olivete Maria, with Mário Bulhões on acoustic guitar and Duarte Tavares on Portuguese guitar. Recorded by Barbara Fertig in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 14, 1987. Lowell Folklife Project Collection. sound recording | 1 reel. | Lowell Folklife Project Collection. (Source). Recorded by Barbara Fertig in Lowell, Massachusetts. November 14, 1987. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Fertig, Barbara C. - Maria, Olivete - Bulhões, Mário - Tavares, Duarte
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1987
  • C'est une vielle femme a li te bien salop; Oh, c'est certain petite navire

    C'est une vielle femme a li te bien salop; Oh, c'est certain ...

    • Contributor: Bellaire, Mose
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-10-13
  • Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma

    Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for...

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is a song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma. It is sung by Katie Smith and Courtney Parker. All of these songs were recorded at the Brighton Indian Day School, Brighton, Florida." In 1830, U.S. Congress passed the Indian Removal ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Katie - Parker, Courtney - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Emcee Calls Men Judges and Comments on Fancy Dancer Contest Rules

    Emcee Calls Men Judges and Comments on Fancy Dancer Contest R...

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Por ser mi divina luz (For Being My Divine Light) [Audio]

    Por ser mi divina luz (For Being My Divine Light) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Esequiel Arellano, age 40, is the brother of Narciso. He is also a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This hymn is primarily an exhortation to the sinner to pay homage to Our Lord and to abide by His law, especially in view ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Esequiel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Marcha (March) [Audio]

    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
  • Now What a Time

    Now What a Time

    • Contributor: New York, Georgia, Singers - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Simon Slick

    Simon Slick

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Learned in Utah from her father." Dust jacket notes: Song sung twice. AFS 4215 A3 had "Too much noise in the bar. "AFS 4215 A4 is a "better recording than A3, but she sang better the first time." Flora Earnson, vocals. (Performers). Recorded ...

    • Contributor: Earnson, Flora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • I Love Thy Kingdom

    I Love Thy Kingdom

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Sacred Harp Singers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-01
  • The  Days of forty nine

    The Days of forty nine

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Leon Ponce, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 31, 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 Leon Ponce performing ...

    • Contributor: Ponce, Leon - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Guabina Translation

    Guabina Translation

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 41 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The song that you have just heard Carlos Pous sing, it's sort of a Negro song. It's a Negro telling his girl not to mix with another tribe because he does not consider them as good as they are and he does not want to ...

    • Contributor: Halpert, Herbert - Pages, Art
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Jump Isabel, Slide Water

    Jump Isabel, Slide Water

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 27 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Mrs. Isabel Barnwell, age 85, was raised on Nueva Esperanza (New Hope) Plantation in Nassau County, Florida. This song, to be sung while rowing a boat, originated on the plantation in Mrs. Barnwell's childhood. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has ...

    • Contributor: Barnwell, Isabel - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-14
  • Cole Younger

    Cole Younger

    • Contributor: Green, John W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-25
  • Soldier's Joy

    Soldier's Joy

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Love Somebody

    Love Somebody

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Jesus is My Only Friend

    Jesus is My Only Friend

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 10, 1926 (Date). Spoken at the end of this recording: sung by Bessie Shaw, Oakhill, Georgia, April the tenth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content). Some verses on the original cylinder were not duplicated due to poor sound quality. (Content). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Shaw, Bessie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1978
  • Beaver Brig; Rousy Maggie

    Beaver Brig; Rousy Maggie

    • Contributor: Gallagher, Dominic - Bonner, Patrick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-24
  • Fancy Dance Contest Song for All Four Dancers

    Fancy Dance Contest Song for All Four Dancers

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Yati, Yati

    Yati, Yati

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 47 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong about lovers who have quarreled. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "Yati, Yati" (vocals ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Charles M. - Perris, Charylaos "Harry" - Peronis, Louis - Kafezio, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Violin - Mandola - Brown, Chas. M. - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • If you got tired of me, sweetheart; Robins fly easily to my sweetheart

    If you got tired of me, sweetheart; Robins fly easily to my s...

    • Contributor: Szilagyi, Dizso - Gaza, V. Sipoo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-08
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    videorecording | videorecording ; 3 min | Forms part of the Baseball Americana Symposium (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Taylor, David - Alstrom, Ed
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Soy esclavo de Jesús (I am a Slave of Jesus) [Audio]

    Soy esclavo de Jesús (I am a Slave of Jesus) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: In praise of the Lord Transcription: Soy esclavo de Jesús,/creo en su santa ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Arellano, Narciso
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • The  Little brown bulls

    The Little brown bulls

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Pat Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • O  Laurentina = Oh Laurentina

    O Laurentina = Oh Laurentina

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Morena

    Morena

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Unidentified musicians playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 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 Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Wewa'chi Song

    Wewa'chi Song

    • Contributor: White, Mattie (Mi'Gthi Ntonin) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Hon'hewachi Song

    Hon'hewachi Song

    • Contributor: Unidentified Woman - Mi'Gthintonin (Return of New Moon) - Miller, George (Inke'Tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Merrick, Joseph (Gion'Zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - La Flesche, Francis - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1895-09-00
  • [Witch of the Wave Reel]

    [Witch of the Wave Reel]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Schenectady

    Schenectady

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "A shaped-note hymn from the Sacred Harp." Stanford University Choir, vocals; Raymond Kendall, director. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Palo Alto, California in 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Stanford University Choir - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The wreck of the Merold; Sweet Raquale; The White Holland handkerchief

    The wreck of the Merold; Sweet Raquale; The White Holland han...

    • Contributor: Green, John W. - McCauley, Edward
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-28
  • Shortning Bread

    Shortning Bread

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Noche oscura = Dark night

    Noche oscura = Dark night

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 10, 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 Jessie ...

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

    The dying Ranger

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Published on the Library of Congress LP AFS L28 "Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls from Texas," edited by Duncan Emrich, 1952. (Bibliographic History). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Texas Recordings, 1942 collection. (Source). Recorded in 1942. (Date). Recorded in Fort Davis, Texas. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Prude, Johnny - Lomax, John A. (John Avery)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1952
  • [Breakdown in G]

    [Breakdown in G]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Money Musk

    Money Musk

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Whipman's Song

    Whipman's Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Worked All Summer Long

    Worked All Summer Long

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, a 21-year-old Tennessee-born turpentine worker at Putnam Lumber Company, learned this song while at the Dixie County Prison Camp. He served three months for not paying the lumber company $50 for three months' rent, which he said he accumulated while ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, James - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Speech by Paine Denson, excerpt from  a field recording, "Speeches about The Sacred Harp

    Speech by Paine Denson, excerpt from a field recording, "Spe...

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, mono. | Recorded at the Sacred Harp Singing Convention in Birmingham, Alabama (Venue). Recorded by Alan Lomax and George Pullen Jackson in August, 1942 (Date). Excerpt from Paine Denson's impromptu speech on Sacred Harp singing. (General). Forms part of the Alan Lomax and George Pullen Jackson Collection of Sacred Harp Music. (Source). Courtesy of Paine Denson ...

    • Contributor: Denson, Paine - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Hon'hewachi Song

    Hon'hewachi Song

    • Contributor: Miller, George (Inke'Tonga) (Big Shoulder) - La Flesche, Francis - Mi'Gthintonin (Return of New Moon) - Unidentified Woman - Merrick, Joseph (Gion'Zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1895-09-00
  • Emcee Speaks About Commercialization of Pow-Wow

    Emcee Speaks About Commercialization of Pow-Wow

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Evalina

    Evalina

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 58 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A group song, usually sung with drums. This song is sung in Florida as well as in the West Indies, because there are a great number of Bahamians in Florida. Dr. Carita Doggett Corse, state director of the Florida Federal Writers' Project, interviews Zora Neale Hurston, ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - Corse, Carita Doggett - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Willie Riley

    Willie Riley

    sound recording | on 2 sides of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 3817 A1 includes the first fifteen verses; AFS 3817 B1 the last sixteen verses. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • J'ai fait tout le tour du pays

    J'ai fait tout le tour du pays

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Peters, Jimmy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Shoot the Cat; Root, Hog, or Die

    Shoot the Cat; Root, Hog, or Die

    • Contributor: Thrasher, Ed
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-08
  • Stowaway; Smugglers of Buffalo; Black stripper

    Stowaway; Smugglers of Buffalo; Black stripper

    • Contributor: Green, John W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-29
  • Wszy portki zjadly; Szewc (The cobbler); Unknown title

    Wszy portki zjadly; Szewc (The cobbler); Unknown title

    • Contributor: Strzelecki, Tony
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-07
  • I'm Going to Georgia

    I'm Going to Georgia

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (6 minutes, 32 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A turpentine worker's song. Cull Stacey, a 56-year-old turpentine worker born in Rockingham, North Carolina, describes the song and the turpentine industry but does not sing. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "I'm Going to Georgia" (spoken) performed by ...

    • Contributor: Stacey, Cull - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Soldier's joy

    Soldier's joy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Ben Scott, violin; Myrtle B. Wilkinson, tenor banjo. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Turlock, California on October 31, 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: Mrs. Ben Scott and Myrtle Wilkinson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Scott (Mrs. Ben) - Wilkinson, Myrtle - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The  sinking of the Titanic

    The sinking of the Titanic

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Forms part of the Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection. (Source). Recorded in Crandell, Wisconsin. (Venue). Recorded in July 1937. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Spencer, Clyde - Fannin, Harry - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Loitsu ihottuman parantamiseksi

    Loitsu ihottuman parantamiseksi

    • Contributor: Juhani, Aapo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-27
  • Bonaparte's Retreat

    Bonaparte's Retreat

    sound recording | 1 disc. | A transcription of this recording by Ruth Crawford Seeger was the source for the musical theme of the "Hoe Down" in the score for the ballet Rodeo by Aaron Copeland. (General). Recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax in Salyersville, Kentucky. (Venue). Alan and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky Collection. (Source Note). Recorded in 1937 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Stepp, William Hamilton - Lomax, Alan - Lyttleton, Elizabeth
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Old Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music and Dance of Urban Immigrant Communities An Interview with Ethel Raim

    Old Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music a...

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 62 min | Botkin Lecture Series (Source). June 20, 2008 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Raim, Ethel - Groce, Nancy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • The  House carpenter

    The House carpenter

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on August 16, 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 George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Fado Hilario

    Fado Hilario

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "One of the best loved fados, accompanied very simply as here, and not with the usual rhythmical fado pattern on the guitar. Hilario was a student at Coimbra [Portugal] who was famous for his singing; he composed this." ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Explanation of Philoptochos Society recordings

    Explanation of Philoptochos Society recordings

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 26 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This part of today's program is a solemn, beautiful, religious pageant, and with more than 500 present of the [unintelligible] sponge industry, the members of the Philoptochos Hellenic Society, and the followers of the Greek Orthodox Church, worship while the impressive services conducted by ...

    • Contributor: Filareton, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Schottische

    Schottische

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Aaron Morgan, harmonica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 17, 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 Aaron Morgan performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Morgan, Aaron - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Finnish shottishe; Finnish waltz

    Finnish shottishe; Finnish waltz

    • Contributor: Juhani, Aapo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-27
  • Alan Jabbour Identifies the Setting of the John Turner Interview

    Alan Jabbour Identifies the Setting of the John Turner Interview

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-02-24
  • It's a Long Way Back to Tipperary

    It's a Long Way Back to Tipperary

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry - Judge, Jack - Williams, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Unconstant Lover

    Unconstant Lover

    Sung by Margaret O. Moody. Recorded by Anne Grimes in Chillicothe, Ohio, on September 9, 1955. Anne Grimes Collection sound recording | 1 reel. | Anne Grimes Collection. (Source). September 9, 1955. (Date). Recorded by Anne Grimes in Chillicothe, Ohio. (Venue). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Grimes, Anne - Moody, Margaret O.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Old mountain dew

    Old mountain dew

    • Contributor: O'Donnell, Mike J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-08-29
  • Force and Violins What the FBI had on Folksingers

    Force and Violins What the FBI had on Folksingers

    videorecording | videorecording; 50 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). March 19, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dunaway, David King
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • We'd rather be a couple of bums

    We'd rather be a couple of bums

    • Contributor: Palmer, Mason
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938-09-16
  • Boil Them Cabbage Down

    Boil Them Cabbage Down

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 17 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Performance Note: "Boil Them Cabbage Down" (vocals with accordion) performed by Robert Butler at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Bulter, Robert - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Butler, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Unidentified Bahaman
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0403)

    Commentary on Hethu'shka Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0403)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • John the Revelator

    John the Revelator

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

    Sevassafool (Sebastopol)

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Stripling, Sidney
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • Ragged Bill

    Ragged Bill

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27