Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • The Drunkard's child

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "The occasional barks serve to immortalize a lady named Toots, a fine police dog who made the trip down the Yukon as a young dog--two thousand miles in an open boat. She is occasionally loaned to me as ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Ferrell, J. W. - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Comments on Armenian orchestral style

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 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 Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Tuning of viola d'arame

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alberto Mendes, viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 11, 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 Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and ...

    • Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Beast of Derbyshire

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4216 B1 includes only the first verse. Song continued on AFS 4216 B2. Variant of the "Darby Ram" or "Derby Ram." Contains sexual innuendo and scatological humor. Charles Fulton, vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on ...

    • Contributor: Fulton, Charles - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Dios te salve, Maria = Hail Mary full of grace

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "From manuscript in Mission Santa Barbara." Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary, unaccompanied vocals; Father Bertrand Hobrecht, conducting. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Santa Barbara, California on March 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • Contributor: Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Hobrecht (Father Bernard) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Our Father who art in Heaven Psalm preceding third prayer

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Russian Molokan Congregation, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Willie Taylor

    sound recording | on 1 band 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 December 3, 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 George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Down around the coast of La Barbaree

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | WPA Field Report notes: "Slave-ship days." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 3, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Brown Girl, The

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Davis, O. C., Mrs
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • The Devil out of hell

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Most of the song recorded on AFS 3813 B1; a verse is added on AFS 3813 B2. WPA Field Report notes: "This is the old English ballad, 'The scolding wife,' -- she was carted off to Hell by the Devil at her husband's ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Tu florido abril = Flowery April

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Jessie de Soto, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on August 14, 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 ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • From the cradle to the grave

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Ben Pitts, vocals and 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 Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ben Pitts and ...

    • Contributor: Pitts, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Cotton Fever

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Quinton, Luther - Jones, Floyd - Ross, Fred - Unidentified, Fred Ross [?]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-01
  • La' rotas = The Clubs

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "A little song about a coyote -- a child's lullaby." Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on January 28, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Lottie Espinosa without words, accompanying herself on the guitar. Dust jacket notes: Dance tune. 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 Reading ...

    • Contributor: Espinosa, Lottie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Comments on the Russian Molokan Congregation in San Francisco

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 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 unaccompanied singing and preaching ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Quando un marino = When a sailor

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Lottie Espinosa, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific Grove, California on August 19, 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 ...

    • Contributor: Espinosa, Lottie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Madame, I Come To Marry You

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Ramsay, Pauline
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941-08-14
  • Make A Change In The Business

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Hunt, Buster - A Friend of Buster Hunt
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-19
  • Good Night, Greeley

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - King Family
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941-09-02
  • Spanish Two-Step

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Alston, Ernie - Price, Harding
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-03
  • Las Margaritas = Marguerites

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Madariaga, vocals; 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). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a ...

    • Contributor: Madariaga (Mrs) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Madariaga
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • La terruca

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "National song of Puerto Rico (composed)." Aurora Calderon, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Let's Join Up

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Rains, Ruby - Rains, Bert - Vice, M. P.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-15
  • Mo charirtean s'mo luchd dubhchaodh = My friends and countrymen

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Words composed by Don MacLeod of Harris. He urges his countrymen to keep their Gaelic." 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 ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940