Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • 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
  • El credo (The Creed) [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. Transcription: Creo en Dios Padre poderoso,/creador del cielo y la tierra,/protector universal/donde todo el bien se encierra./Siempre creo en Jesucristo,/su único Hijo y verdadero,/Padre de misericordia,/que te alaba el mundo ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Esequiel
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Cielo soberano (Sovereign Heaven) [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. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Transcription: Cielo soberano/sea más piedad,/que ya no sufremos/la nieve que cae,/que ya no sufremos/la nieve que cae./Sospenden delirios/cecen los quebrantos,/que ya están poblados/de nieve ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Dios te salve, Dolorosa (God Save Thee, Sorrowful Virgin) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Farewell to the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado, an invocation as well as a hymn of farewell to the Virgin, is sung at vigils and wakes, usually after the rosary is recited. Transcription: ¡Dios te ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Queda en paz (Be at Peace) [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. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Transcription: Queda en paz, aurora,/pronto su clavel,/a Dios que ya bajó,/qué vendrá a ofrecer./a Dios que ya bajó/qué vendrá a ofrecer. Transcription: English Translation ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Ya que llenáis de favores (Since You Fill with Favors) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In praise of the Virgin and begging her intercession Transcription: Ya que llenáis de favores/a todo el que en vos confía,/¡Oh, corazón de María,/rogad por los pecadores!/Ya ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Señora Santana

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 59 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A story about a child who had an apple and lost it; someone tried to give him another, but he wanted the one which he had lost. The singer, Adelpha Pollato, learned the song as a child in Key West, Florida. Ybor City, now a neighborhood ...

    • Contributor: Pollato, Adelpha - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • El caballo de palo

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 16 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A song about a local Cuban boy composed and made popular in Key West, Florida. Performance Note: "El caballo de palo" (vocals with claves, bongo, bass viol, and two guitars) performed by Sesteto Encanto at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • 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
  • 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
  • En la cena del Señor (At the Supper of the Lord) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: Sung During Holy Communion Transcription: En la cena del Señor,/símbolo grande y precioso/de su cuerpo, sangre y amor,/ofreció al Padre amoroso,/por amor al pecador,/¡Ah, qué precio tan ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • El árbol de las virtudes (Tree of Virtues) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Transcription: -dicho por Alfredo Romero/Del árbol de las virtudes/tengo que cortar varias hojas,/tres Almas y tres Marías /y tres Aurelias hermosas./Una docena de Rosas /encantadas para Cosina, /siete de ellas, Josefina, /si entre ellas una, Leonor./De las ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Recitation
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • Que dolor igualará al que mi pecho acompaña (What Pain Will Equal That Which Accompanies My Breast) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Same melody as "San José en su pecho siente." Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: ¿Qué dolor igualará /al que mi pecho acompaña?/Muerte venga en su guadaña/pues ninguno perderá/el bien que traigo perdido./Desgraciado en ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • Entrega de novios, Part 1 of 3 (Delivery of the Newlyweds, Part 1 of 3) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Mares, age 42, is a resident of Lobatos, Colorado. Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Ayuda pido a Jesús/y a la Reina soberana,/para entregar estos novios/a las dos de la mañana./Ya ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Ayudar, almas queridas (Let Us Help, Dear Souls) [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 Collector's notes: The first part of this ballad contains an exhortation to the faithful to come join the Virgin Mary in her sorrows. In the remaining portion of the hymn, the Passion of Our Lord ...

    • Contributor: Cantú, José Ignacio - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • 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
  • En el monte murió Cristo (On the Mountain Christ Died) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: En el monte murió Cristo,/Dios y hombre verdadero,/no murió por sus pecados/murió por pecados nuestros./En una cruz fue clavado/con duros clavos de hierro,/mas a un inmenso cordero/nada tengo ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • The Story of Juan José Introduction

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 52 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Martin Noriega, age 51, of Cuban parentage, is introduced and says that he is going to tell the story of Juan José. Ziomara Andux, age 13, acts as interpreter for Martin Noriega, giving his explanation of the type of story he is going to tell. ...

    • Contributor: Noriega, Martin - Andux, Ziomara - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Valse de Cadena (Chain Waltz) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Gloriosa Señora (Glorious Lady) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Alabado Category: Entreating the protection of the Virgin Transcription: Gloriosa Señora, /Madre de mi Dios,/oye los gemidos/de este pecador./Cuando mis pecados,/con fiero rigor,/atormentan, crueles,/mi imaginación./Por aquel día ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11
  • 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
  • Valse de Cadena (Chain Waltz) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Anaya was 39 and his daughter, Ernestina, was 18 at the time of this recording. Both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in turn has taught his daughter. Both are residents of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. In Spanish. (Language). Also ...

    • Contributor: Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Entrega de novios, Part 2 of 3 (Delivery of the Newlyweds, Part 2 of 3) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Mares, age 42, is a resident of Lobatos, Colorado. Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: ¿Qué significan las arras/y el anillo pastoral?/Significa ya una peña/que no achican en negar./Adán estaba durmiendo/no ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Puntos Guajiro

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A typical Cuban peasant melody. Performance Note: "Puntos Guajiro" (vocals with claves, bongo, bass viol, and two guitars) performed by Sesteto Encanto at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • Ten Misericordia (Have Mercy) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Arellano, age 46, is the brother of Esequiel and a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico where the recordings were made. Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at wakes for the dead. Transcription: Ten Misericordia,/soberano Dueño,/de las almas todas/que aprisiona el fuego./Si están detenidas/en segundo encierro,/son esposas tuyas ...

    • Contributor: Arellano, Narciso - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-11