• Johnny get your gun

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Played on harmonica and stepped by John Stone." Tapping noise in background is John Stone dancing. John Stone, harmonica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on August 5, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Stone, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Tia Anica = Aunt Anica

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Alice Lemos Avila, accompanied by Clifford Franco on English guitar and Ed Pavon on guitar, with friends and relatives on chorus. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar; Ed Pavon, guitar; friends and relatives, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Franco, Clifford - Pavon, Ed - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Solo on syrinx [blul] : kavoll

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | T. Shatinian, blul. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 24, 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 T. Shatinian performing Armenian music on ...

    • Contributor: Shatinian, T. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Eilean Leodhais = Praise of Lewis

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "An Isle of Lewis [Hebrides, Scotland] song." Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Scots Gaelic. ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Polka

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Donizetti (?) polka." 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 ...

    • Contributor: Morgan, Aaron - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Inchoo Bingol medar = Why did you enter Bingol?

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Inchu Bingole mtar. Dust jacket notes: "A dance song." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Coming round the mountain

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 4226 A1 and A2 are tests; AFS 4226 A3 is the best recording. 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 ...

    • 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 Stone that keeps rolling will gather no moss

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fragment. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Shepherd's dance tune

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "This is a bad copy, Mr. Botica's foot-tapping made deep grooves in which the playback needle frequently gets stuck." John Botica, svirala. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Mountain View, California on January 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Botica, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Sarga czizmat visel a babam = My lover wears yellow boots

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

    • Contributor: Gaidos, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • The Shadow of the pines

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | This song is a version of "In the shadow of the pines" with words by Hattie Lummis and music by G. O. Long. Dust jacket notes: "Background noises from 4 card players and some men at the bar." John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Long, G. O. - Lummis, Hattie - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • 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
  • Barbara Allen

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4228 A1 begins with false start and is incomplete. Song continues on AFS 4228 B. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "He cannot recall when he learned this song. Tune is variant of 'Polly-wolly- doodle-all-the-day.'" Alex Barr, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). ...

    • Contributor: Barr, Alex - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Tuning of kanoon [qanun] Complete scale

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Bedros Haroutunian, qanun. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 22, 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 Bedros Haroutunian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish ...

    • Contributor: Haroutunian, Bedros - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Mikun kultani = My sweetheart

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Soininen, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Finnish. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing ...

    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Tailor boy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains sexual innuendo. Dust jacket notes: "Sung by 'Boney' (Warde H.) Ford." Warde 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 ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Tu tiene muy lindo tus ojos = You have lovely eyes

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Repeat of AFS 3853 A2 and AFS 3853 A3. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Needle jumps at beginning." Hilda Duarte Brown, vocals; Walter Sebree, Hawaiian guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on February 17, 1939. (Venue). ...

    • Contributor: Hilda Duarte Brown and Walter Sebree - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Brown, Hilda Duarte - Sebree, Walter - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Mio marito e un uomo tipatiello = My husband's an old grouch

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Recording incomplete on AFS 3853 A3; song completed on AFS 3865 B1. Giuseppe Russo, vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pittsburg, California on March 29, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Russo, Giuseppe - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • La noche de Reyes = The Night of the Kings (Jan. 6)

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is not a Christmas song. A father is asked by his little son where his mother is. He says he had found her in her lover's arms and killed her -- on the night of January 6th." ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Las dos de la manana = Two o'clock in the morning

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Begins with false start. Serenade, sung and played on the guitar by Lottie Espinosa. Lottie Espinosa, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific Grove, California on May 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    • Contributor: Espinosa, Lottie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Santos reis = Wise men

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "The ferrinho is a heavy iron triangle, associated particularly with carolling in the Azores. Mr. Medeiros borrowed one last New Year's Eve, but we were unable to record the carols then. For this recording he made himself one the night before." Yellow ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, Antonio Medeiros, and Albert Avila - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Avila, Albert - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • A boy's best friend is his mother

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Leonard W. Jones, accompanied on guitar by Ben Pitts. Leonard W. Jones, vocals; Ben Pitts, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pine Grove, California on October 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Ben Pitts and Leonard W. Jones - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Pitts, Ben - Jones, Leonard W. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Marinaro = The Sailor

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mario Olmeda, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 13, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Italian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mario Olmeda ...

    • Contributor: Olmeda, Mario - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Drunken Frenchman

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Pat Ford, harmonica. (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 songs ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A tune without words played by Pat Ford on mouthharp as above -- learned from an old prospector on the Feather River, California." Pat Ford, harmonica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy ...

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