• Alonzo the brave and the fair Imogene

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 25, 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 Warde Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Young Johnny the sailor

    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 7, 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
  • Jinnie Jenkins

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Warde Ford "said he could probably 'sing a dress or two' of that one! He learned it from his mother." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • I'll never leave old Dixie land again

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "An old minstrel song?" Yellow song check-list notes: "Speed variation due to motor trouble." Bogue Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Bogue - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Derby ram

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains sexual innuendo and scatological humor. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • From Hamburg chust a-comin'

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Leon Ponce, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on July 31, 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 Leon Ponce performing ...

    • Contributor: Ponce, Leon - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Flying cloud [fragment]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fragment, includes two lines of text, with the remainder whistled. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals and whistling. (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 ...

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

    sound recording | on 2 sides of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 3817 A1 includes the first fifteen verses; AFS 3817 B1 the last sixteen verses. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of ...

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

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War song. Dust jacket notes: AFS 4214 A2 is incomplete; song completed on AFS 4214 B1. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Rachel, I have long been thinking

    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 July 9, 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 George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Stone that goes rolling will gather no moss

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Ben Rice, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Springfield, Missouri in December, 1936. (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 Rice performing an Anglo-American song ...

    • Contributor: Rice, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1936
  • Dogs

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains mild sexual innuendo. Begins on AFS 3821 A3 and is continued on AFS 3821 B3. An old Barbary Coast song. Introduction by Sidney Robertson Cowell mentions Byron Coffin, Jr., the son of the performers, who was on the WPA California Folk Music Project staff. Byron ...

    • Contributor: Byron Coffin, Sr. and Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Coffin (Mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (Sr) - Coffin, Byron (Jr) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Shanty boy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Same tune as he uses for Young Monroe. . . Two verses missing -- one about drought, one about sheriff's sale." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Minstrel show song. Song is version of "Gooseberry pie," composed by Sidney Burt. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on July 31, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Dust ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Burt, Sidney - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Nightingales of spring

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 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 Warde Ford performing Anglo-American ...

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

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: The second of two last verses on 4202 A1 is "defective." The "corrected" version is on AFS 4202 A2. Song depicts story of James Bird who distinguished himself for bravery on Lake Erie when Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry won a decisive battle against ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Madam, I have come a-courting

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A Quaker song." Dust jacket notes: "Poor recording -- to be re-recorded." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • A - roodle - tum - toodle - tum - too

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "First heard by Cappy [Captain] Robinson at sea in 1888. Taught by him to the S.F. [San Francisco] Yacht Club, whose song it has since become. . . Last line incomplete on disk is as follows: 'Alas, that ...

    • Contributor: Leighton Robinson with Family and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Robinson, Leighton - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Billy boy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | William T. Day, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 28, 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 Captain William T. Day ...

    • Contributor: Day, William T. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • ' Tis low down in that beautiful valley

    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 July 9, 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 George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Why don't you write a letter home?

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sam Bell, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Tuolumne County, California on August 2, 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 Sam Bell performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Bell, Sam - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Lord Bakeman

    sound recording | on 3 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: On AFS 3811 A1, Lord Bakeman begins with an announcement made by George Vinton Graham, followed by his singing of the song on AFS 3811 A1, A2, and B1. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San ...

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

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Fragmentary version. This song was "also known to settlers at Sutter's Fort [in the 1850s] (according to Rocky Mountain Jim)." Dust jacket notes: AFS 3810 A2 is a recording of the 1st verse, AFS 3810 A3 continues with the 2nd and last verses. ...

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

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: On AFS 4196 B2, the first and last verses are sung twice. The record was also scratched in playing it back. AFS 4196 B3 is better. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung through a haze due to much gin, but the ghost of a song is there." Dust jacket notes: Poor recording -- noisy motor." Ozzie Waters, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on ...

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