Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • A media luz (tango) = Half light

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Played on mandolin by Frank Cunha, with accompaniment on guitar by Joachim Flores. Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Frank Cunha and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • O Menino Jesus = Sleep, baby Jesus

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Louise Franco alone, then by Mary Silveira, with Clifford Franco playing accompaniment on English guitar. Lullaby. Louise Franco and Mary Silveira, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Louise Franco, Mary Silveira, and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Louise - Silveira, Mary - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Fado dos passarinhos = Fado of the little birds

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Vira do Minho = The Vira of Minho

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Recorded at the home of Alice Lemos Avila on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1938. Yellow song check-list notes: "Defective but good one." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Joaquim Flores, guitar; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Joachim Flores, and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Flores, Joaquim - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Tia Anica = Aunt Anica

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Alice Lemos Avila, accompanied by Clifford Franco on English guitar and Ed Pavon on guitar, with friends and relatives on chorus. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar; Ed Pavon, guitar; friends and relatives, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila and Friends - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Franco, Clifford - Pavon, Ed - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Balance = Swing

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Chorus usually by everyone within hearing. One of the best-known folksongs both in Portugual and California." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Jota Navarra = Jota of Navarre

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Instrumental played by Frank Cunha on mandolin and Joachim Flores on guitar. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Modern." Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Frank Cunha and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - 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
  • Lavar, lavar = Wash, wash

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A washing song." 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 Portuguese. (Language). Forms part ...

    • 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
  • Lavar, lavar = Wash, wash

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A washing song." 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 Portuguese. (Language). Forms part ...

    • 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
  • Margarida vai a fonte = Margarida, go to the fountain

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Ed Pavon, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 25, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila and Ed Pavon - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Pavon, Ed - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Ladrao = The Thief

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song fragment. Louise Franco, unaccompanied vocals. (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 Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Chamarita (Flores version)

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Clapping and snapping of fingers audible. At end of AFS 4256 B4, "calls for figures of dance" can be heard. Sung by Louise Franco, accompanied on the English guitar by Clifford Franco, with clapping and the snapping of fingers audible in the background. ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Noite de Natal = Christmas night

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva, vocals; Antonio Medeiros, vocals and triangle; Albert Avila, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, Antonio Medeiros, and Albert Avila - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Avila, Albert - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Bravo

    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 U.S." Manuel Lemos, vocals and viola d'arame; Alberto Mendes, viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Most popular Portuguese dance in California." Alberto Mendes, viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Tuning of English guitar, followed by fado accompaniment

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. Franks, English guitar. (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: Franks (Mr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Franks
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Praia

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Louise Franco, unaccompanied vocals. (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 Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Louise Franco, ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • O compadre = Come on, compadre

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Constant major to minor and back again." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 23, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Fado corrido

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Clifford Franco, accompanying himself on English guitar, with Ed Pavon on guitar and "answering verses" sung by Alice Lemos Avila. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Motor running a little fast -- this was played in D major, but sounds almost like ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Clifford Franco, and Ed Pavon - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Clifford - Pavon, Ed - Avila, Alice Lemos - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Fado Hilario

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "One of the best loved fados, accompanied very simply as here, and not with the usual rhythmical fado pattern on the guitar. Hilario was a student at Coimbra [Portugal] who was famous for his singing; he composed this." ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Ru - chu - chu

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Well-known. Sung by Mrs. Avila's children's chorus for the Portuguese minister to Washington -- sung at his request since he knew it as a child." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell ...

    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Minha mai e pobresinha (fado) = My mother is very poor

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung by Alberto Mendes, accompanying himself on a Portuguese viola [viola d'arame] made by himself." Dust jacket notes: "Fado Portugues." Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on February 11, ...

    • Contributor: Mendes, Alberto - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Noite de reis = Epiphany

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A New Year's greeting song, sung by carollers. First verse is improvised -- true melody begins with refrain." Yellow song check-list notes: "Comparatively modern tune, 4 plus 4, but last phrase 3 plus 5. Solo voice seems forced ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, Antonio Medeiros, and Albert Avila - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Avila, Albert - 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. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Always the first dance opening parties on St. George [Sao Jorge Island, Azores]. Sung and played as B1 [Tirana, AFS 3860 B1], except that Mr. Mendes is playing 2nd viola [d'arame] instead of Mr. Franks." Alberto Mendes, vocals; ...

    • 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