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  • Vaka vanha Vainamoinen = Steady old Vainamoinen

    Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "XL Runo, 221 and lines following. From the Kalevala, the great Finnish epic. These are the traditional melodies, of which 5 have been preserved, ...

    Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - John Soininen Performing Finnish Songs, November 5, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Juolmalaulu = Drinking song

    Dust jacket notes: "A sailors' drinking song." John Soininen, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - John Soininen Performing Finnish Songs, November 5, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Praia

    Louise Franco, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Portuguese. Forms part of ...

    Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - Louise Franco, Clifford Franco, and Mary Silveira Performing Portuguese Songs, August 15, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • En la simba = High on the hill

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Supposed to have been written at the time of Christ. A stranger is being directed to a lonely plain in the forest, where, he ...

    Contributor: Espinosa, Lottie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Lottie Espinosa Performing Spanish Songs from California, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Minha mai = My mother

    sound recording | on 4 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tests -- A composition by Mrs. ...

    Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila and Friends Performing Portuguese Songs and Music, 1938 to 1939 - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-04-12

  • Si me dan pasteles an aguinaldo = If you give me pasteles

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Aguinaldo, a Christmas song from Viequies, ...

    Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Aurora Calderon Performing Spanish Songs from Puerto Rico, April 10, 1939 - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-04-10

  • Garibaldi: Song of 1870

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "He learned this in Lyons, France. He announces himself as Louis Moncato (i.e., spoiled) because he felt he sang badly." Louis Brangone, unaccompanied vocals. ...

    Contributor: Brangone, Louis - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Louis Brangone Performing Italian and French Songs, May 7, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Quando eu era pequenina = When I was a little girl

    Louise Franco, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. Forms part of a group ...

    Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Louise Franco, Clifford Franco, and Mary Silveira Performing Portuguese Songs, August 15, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Psalm 52 : In that day we praise the Lord -- I was the smallest brother of all

    Russian Molokan Congregation, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Russian. Forms ...

    Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Russian Molokan Church Service, September 14, 1938 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1938

  • Isaiah 40:1-2 : Comfort ye, comfort ye, my people

    Dust jacket notes: Hymn begun on AFS 3831 B1, completed on AFS 3832 B1. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Pitch raised deliberately in successive verses." Russian Molokan Congregation, unaccompanied ...

    Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Russian Molokan Church Service, September 14, 1938 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1938

  • Charamba

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Always opens dances on island of Terceira [Azores]. Played by Mr. Lemos and Mr. Mendes on Portuguese violas [viola d'arame]. Sung by Mr. Lemos ...

    Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks Performing Portuguese Songs and Music from the Azores, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Santo = Holy, holy

    Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary, unaccompanied vocals; Father Bertrand Hobrecht, conducting. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Santa Barbara, California on March 7, 1938. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    Contributor: Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Hobrecht (Father Bernard) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary Performing Spanish Californian Mission Music, March 7, 1938 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1938

  • As Carvoeiras = The Coal girls

    Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 6, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Portuguese. ...

    Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Alice Lemos Avila Performing Portuguese Songs, February 6, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • La terruca

    Aurora Calderon, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "National song of Puerto Rico (composed)." Reference copy ...

    Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Aurora Calderon Performing Spanish Songs from Puerto Rico, April 10, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Anna Magdalena Waltz

    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "The orchestra was especially proud of this waltz, which was very difficult for them to learn -- Mexican waltzes go very much faster." Unidentified ...

    Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Julio Gomez' Orchestra Performing Mexican Music at Ben and Rosa Figueroa's Wedding, February 18, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Iruten har nuzu = I am making wool

    Yellow song check-list notes: About "spinning wool for thread for stockings." Yellow song check-list notes: "Last verse cut short." Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry, Matias Etcheverry, and Antoinette Erro, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney ...

    Contributor: Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry, Matias Etcheverry, and Antoinette Erro - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Etcheverry (Mrs. Francisco) - Etcheverry, Matias - Erro, Antoinette - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - Mrs. Francisco Etcheverry, Matias Etcheverry, and Antoinette Erro Performing Basque Songs, September 11, 1940 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940

  • Fado accompaniment played on 8-string mandolin

    Dust jacket notes: Includes tuning of 8-string mandolin. Alberto Mendes, mandolin. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 11, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks Performing Portuguese Songs and Music from the Azores, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Kalliolle kukkulalle = Rocky hills

    Celia Koljonen and Fina Petersen, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Finnish. ...

    Contributor: Celia Koljonen and Fina Petersen - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Koljonen, Celia - Petersen, Fina - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Celia Koljonen, Fina Petersen, and Mary Salonen Performing Finnish Songs, September 4, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • La escuela = The School

    Jessie de Soto, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on August 14, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. In Spanish. Forms ...

    Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Jessie De Soto Performing Spanish Songs from California, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939

  • Las Margaritas = Marguerites

    Mrs. Madariaga, vocals; unidentified musicians playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 1939. Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    Contributor: Madariaga - Madariaga (Mrs) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell - American Memory - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection - Julio Gomez' Orchestra Performing Mexican Music at Ben and Rosa Figueroa's Wedding, February 18, 1939 - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939