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  • Dividido el corazón (Their Hearts Asunder) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This hymn, which describes the suffering of the Virgin during the Passion, is sung at the dramatic meeting of Christ and the Virgin ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Improvised Coplas w/valse de cadena melody (Improvised Couplets w/chain waltz melody) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Mares, age 42, is a resident of Lobatos, Colorado. He does not know how to read or write, but has the gift of improvising his songs as he sings. He always gets the correct number of syllables to the line as well as the right rhyme. Played by ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Valse de los Ojos Negros (Waltz of the Black Eyes) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • El tecolotito (The Little Owl) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: Tecolote, ¿de dónde vienes?/Tecolote, ¿de dónde vienes?/Del pueblo del colorido,/del pueblo del colorido, ju./Vengo a traerte la noticia,/vengo a traerte la noticia,/que tu amor está perdido,/que tu amor ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Introduction to Cuban Club performances

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | An introduction, spoken in Spanish and English. The performers are all native Cubans, who play traditional songs. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved ...

    • Contributor: Delfino, Gilberto - Pages, Art - Halpert, Herbert - Translator
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Las Posadas, Part 1 of 2 (The Inns, Part 1 of 2) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Medina, age 60, was a resident of Alamosa, Colorado. Transcription: Letra primera:/Camina José y María/de Nazaret el camino,/a cumplir con el edicto/de este amante peregrino,/de este amante peregrino./San José:/Ya sabéis, amada esposa,/como el Cesaro Octaviano/nos ha publicado en vano,/que vayan a empadronar/lo que seamos sus vasallos,/y solo siento ...

    • Contributor: Medina, Esteban - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Alaben, Cristianos (Let Us Praise, Christians) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In Praise of the Virgin Collector's notes: This alabado is sung at vigils, wakes, and in private homes at the coming of dawn. Transcription: Alaben, cristianos,/por Dios concebida,/la luz de los cielos,/y un Ave María./Por su dulce fuego,/qué ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Nina

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 23 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Sung in Spanish and described in English: "This is probably the oldest type of Cuban song that has ever--that has been known to be the oldest. There is no way of tracing it to its author or originality; it has just been picked from one ...

    • Contributor: Delfino, Gilberto - Bermudez, Ramon - Pages, Art - Halpert, Herbert - Piano
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21
  • Teasing Game

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 43 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Victoria Valdez, age 25, and Zenaida Beuron, age 28, born in Tampa, play a teasing game. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key ...

    • Contributor: Valdez, Victoria - Beuron, Zenaida - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-23
  • Chiquitin

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 36 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A song that originated in Cuba, with an explanation of the song in Spanish. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to ...

    • Contributor: Valdez, Amado - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Love Serenade

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 57 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Evelio Andux, age 37, of Cuban descent (father of French descent), born in Key West, Florida, sings a love serenade which he heard his father sing to his sweetheart in Key West, Florida. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Evelio - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-24
  • California warriors

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (3 pages) ; 35 cm | by Louis Carrion. (Statement Of Responsibility). Manuscript in ink. For voice and piano. Lyrics in Spanish. (Language). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: Carrion, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • Antonio the Woodcutter (Explanation)

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 17 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A description, in English, of the plot of this traditional Spanish story. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved from Key West to avoid ...

    • Contributor: Andux, Esther - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Noriega, Martin - Cook, Robert - Rollato, Esther - Pollato, Esther
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Valse de Rosana (Rosana's Waltz) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The Juan B. Rael Collection. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Miremos, ojos (Let Us Look, Eyes) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Song from the folk play "Los Pastores." Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Collector's notes: From "Los Pastores" Transcription: Miremos, ojos, vuestros raudales,/que ya llegamos a los portales/que ya llegamos ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Varsoviana (Varceliana) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Anaya was 39 and his daughter was 18 at the time of this recording. Both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in turn has taught his daughter. Both are residents of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. In Spanish. (Language). Also included ...

    • Contributor: Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Copla (Couplet) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Salomé Lobato, age 70, is a resident of San Luis, Colorado. The singer forgot most of her song. Transcription: (Ya se me olvidó mi espichi)/Qué bonita está la cosa/ahora que voy a cantar,/su nombre de usted, Francisco,/su apelativo, Espinosa./ahí está . . . Transcription: English Translation Transcription: (I already ...

    • Contributor: Lobato, Salomé
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Voy para Belén (I Go to Bethlehem) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Transcription: Voy para Belén/con gusto infinito/y a llevarle al Niño/este pañalito,/a llevarle al Niño/este pañalito. Transcription: English Translation Transcription: I go to Bethlehem/with infinite ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Contempla, alma y Considera (Contemplate, Soul, and Consider) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Sung by José Ignacio Cantú, age 72, of Manassa, Colorado. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: In this hymn, the sinner is asked to contemplate the Passion and is reminded of the wisdom and importance of repenting his sins Transcription: Contempla, alma, y considera/en la divina pasión/de aquel divino ...

    • Contributor: Cantú, José Ignacio - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Que dolor igualará al que mi pecho acompaña (What Pain Will Equal That Which Accompanies My Breast) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Same melody as "San José en su pecho siente." Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Transcription: ¿Qué dolor igualará /al que mi pecho acompaña?/Muerte venga en su guadaña/pues ninguno perderá/el bien que traigo perdido./Desgraciado en ...

    • Contributor: Archuleta, Ricardo - Lead Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-29
  • La última cena (The Last Supper) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: The Passion Collector's notes: This alabado, usually called La última cena (The Last Supper), is sung on Holy Friday in commemoration of the events that preceded the seizure of Our Lord. Transcription: Con mansedumbre y ternura/y señas de ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Valse de Cadena and Entrega de novios (Chain Waltz and Delivery of the Newlyweds) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Melody is a New Mexican adaptation of "Bring Back My Bonny to Me." Mr. Romero, age 50, was a resident of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. Mr. Anaya, 39, and his daughter Ernestina, 18, both play by ear. Mr. Anaya learned to play the violin by himself and he in ...

    • Contributor: Romero, Alfredo - Vocal - Anaya, Nieves - Violin - Anaya, Ernestina (Daughter of Nieves) - Garcia, Pedro - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-30
  • Queda en paz (Be at Peace) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Queda en paz, Niñito,/duérmete, mi bien,/adiós que ya Gil/te vendrá a ofrecer,/adiós que ya Gil/te vendrá a ofrecer. Transcription: English Translation Transcription: Be at peace, little Child,/go to sleep, my beloved,/goodbye because Gil/will ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • Tened piedad, Dios mío (Have Pity, My God) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Montoya, age 70, was from Cerro, New Mexico. Mr. Archuleta was 70 years old at the time of this recording. He was a resident of Cerro, New Mexico. Alabado Category: In praise of the Lord Collector's notes: Alternate titles: "El miserere," "El llanto." This alabado is generally sung ...

    • Contributor: Montoya, Luis - Vocal - Archuleta, Ricardo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-09
  • Entrega de novios (Delivery of the Newlyweds) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Trujillo, age 48, is a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Played by Adelaido Chavez, 68, violinist, resident of Antonito, Colorado, and his brother Adolfo Chavez, 65, guitarist and resident of Romeo, Colorado. Transcription: Pa' comenzar a cantar/primero daré un suspiro,/acordándome de Dios/y que me presta oído./Este himeneo sagrado/que vamos ...

    • Contributor: Trujillo, Amado - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04