Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Serena de la mar = The Mermaid

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "About a disobedient daughter who insisted on going fishing on Holy Thursday and was turned into a mermaid as a penance." Lottie Espinosa, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific Grove, California on August ...

    • Contributor: Espinosa, Lottie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Bagpipes [misnice] solo

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Hum." Peter Boro, misnice. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Mateo, California on December 20, 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: Boro, Peter - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Minha mai minha amada (fado) = O my mother, my beloved

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Song is incomplete on AFS 3871 A2 and is repeated in its entirety on AFS 3871 B1. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: A fado in minor known to all Portuguese in California. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Puerto Rican lullaby. Cruz Losada, 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). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a group ...

    • Contributor: Losada, Cruz - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Bolero sentimental

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Composed about depression among country people in Puerto Rico." Yellow song check-list notes: "Bad spot after 2 or 3 verses." Elinor Rodriguez, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. (Venue). ...

    • Contributor: Rodriguez, Elinor - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Paso doble

    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
  • Napoli e bello e stinco = Naples is lovely

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: A tarantella, sung in Neapolitan dialect. Giuseppe Russo, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pittsburg, California on March 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Italian. (Language). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Russo, Giuseppe - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Palomita, que hace? = Little dove, what are you doing?

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Polka. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Learned from a Mexican, she says." 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 ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Ya no me venga = You won't never see me again with some eyes

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | We believe song title is not accurate, but are not able to supply a better one. 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. ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Mangig ev turtchnig = The Child and the bird

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Mankik ew trchnik. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Boys and the bird." Yellow song check-list notes: "A children's game song. Lovely tune. Hum." Siranoosh Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on ...

    • Contributor: Shapazian, Siranoosh - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Mogatz Mirza, lament for Mogatz Mirza

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Mokats Mirza. Yellow song check-list notes: "Told in the traditional narrative song style, starting high -- dropping pitch and volume at end of line." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • 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
  • Tirana

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "An old figure dance rare in the U.S." Alberto Mendes, vocals; Manuel Lemos and Mr. Franks, viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on February 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • 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
  • Kele-kele

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dance song. LC romanized form of title: Kele-kele. 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 Form). In Armenian. (Language). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • 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. Avila for Mother's Day." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joachim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • 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)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • La paloma blanca = The White dove

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "As sung to her about 1885 in the Asturias [Spain] by her father when he took her on her lap to sing her to sleep." Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Garibaldi: Song of 1870

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Woodside, California on May 7, 1939. (Venue). ...

    • Contributor: Brangone, Louis - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Tuning of syrinx [blul] or k'avoll

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Selection introduced by Sidney Robertson Cowell. T. Shatinian, blul; Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (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 ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Dance song. This is the Flores version. 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 ...

    • 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
  • Minha mai minha amada (fado) = O my mother, my beloved

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Song is incomplete on AFS 3871 A2 and is repeated in its entirety on AFS 3871 B1. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: A fado in minor known to all Portuguese in California. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - 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
  • La Piave (Piave, 24th of May)

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Marching song." 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 ...

    • Contributor: Olmeda, Mario - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Dalmatian dance #2, a Dalmatian kolo

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Played by Mr. Botica on lirica (liritza), a 3-stringed bowed lyre, also home made." John Botica, lirica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Mountain View, California on May 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Botica, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • De le yaman

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Te-le yaman. A love 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 Form). In Armenian. (Language). ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • No ai quedehar camino por bereda = Don't leave the road for a trail

    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 May 28, 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