Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Got a Letter from My Baby This Morning

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 59 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A work song performed by David Wood, a 27-year-old Florida-born turpentine worker. He learned this song in the Nassau County Prison Farm, where he was jailed for fist-fighting. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online ...

    • Contributor: Wood, David - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Para subir al cielo

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 44 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, Adelpha Pollato, learned the song in Key West, Florida. 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 unionization of their ...

    • Contributor: Pollato, Adelpha - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Comments on the zurna

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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 of field materials documenting Joe Bedrosian performing Armenian and ...

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

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 15 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | James Byrd, a 30-year-old turpentine worker, describes a "Joe Mow," a good luck item usually including a lodestone which, kept in one's pocket, is said to be helpful in winning at gambling games. It is also known as "Mojo. Performance Note: "Joe Mows" ...

    • Contributor: Byrd, James - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Byrd, Bill - Byrd, Joe
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Jack Donohue

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (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 Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Pat Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Escolha par = Choose a partner

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Singing game. Solo verses sung alternately by Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, and Antonio Medeiros. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva and Antonio Medeiros, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, and Antonio Medeiros - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Se eu fosse rato = If I were a mouse

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung by Alice Lemos Avila, accompanied on mandolin by Frank Cunha and guitar by Joachim Flores, with friends joining in on the chorus. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar; unidentified friends, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on ...

    • 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
  • Right Back in Jail Again

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 50 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, a 21-year-old Tennessee-born turpentine worker at Putnam Lumber Company, composed this song when imprisoned at the Dixie County Prison Camp. Performance Note: "Right Back in Jail Again" (vocals) performed by James Griffin at Office of the Aycock & Lindsey Turpentine ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, James - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Comments on Armenian orchestral style

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 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 Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Yerp alaygutz = Escape by sea from the Turks

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Erb al ayguts. Yellow song check-list notes: "Interrupted at the end by the towel laundryman!" T. Shatinian, blul. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 24, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Played on violin by Jack Aslanian, with accompaniment on clarinet by Mesrout Takajian. Occasional verse sung by Jack Aslanian. Jack Aslanian, vocals and violin; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Aslanian, Jack - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Takakjian, Mesrout - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Buffalo girls

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | John Stone, violin. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on August 6, 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 John Stone performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Stone, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Vairy zagig = Wild flower

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Vayri dzaghik. Siranoosh Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Armenian. (Language). Forms part of a ...

    • Contributor: Shapazian, Siranoosh - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Chi mi tir sa robh mi nam bhalach = Song of the Isle of Harris

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Sailor's song of regret for his home on Harris [one of the Hebrides Islands in Scotland]." Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 3858 A2 includes three verses of the song with the chorus omitted; AFS 3858 A3 completes the song with chorus. Donald MacInnes, ...

    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Karoon agav = The Spring came

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Garun ekaw. Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 4266 "A3 is a very interesting song but she sang off pitch. (Pitches are odd but not supposed to be as odd as this!)" Siranoosh Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell ...

    • Contributor: Shapazian, Siranoosh - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Padeirinha = Little baker girl

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Solo verses sung by Alice Lemos Avila, followed by Antonio Medeiros and Elzira Silva. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva and Antonio Medeiros, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Popular - modern." Olive Flores, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar and vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Olive Flores, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Flores, Olive - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Lyre bird and the jay

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "From 'Hanky Panky.'" Byron Coffin, Jr., vocals and Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano and vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). ...

    • Contributor: Byron Coffin, Jr. and Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Coffin (Mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (Jr) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Bella aurora = Lovely dawn

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | 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 Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Alberto ...

    • 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
  • We heard the call of freedom

    Notated Music. print | 1 score (* pages) ; 31 cm | For voice and piano. Manuscript in ink. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Staff notation. (Language). Print (Form). Unmediated (Form). Volume (Form).

    • Contributor: St. John, O.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1931

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  • Oh, I'll never go with Riley anymore

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Pat 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 Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde, Pat, and Bogue ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Nickels and Dimes

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 23 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A children's song. The Spanish children are asking Mama for nickels and dimes to buy trinkets." Minorcans, from the island of Minorca, off the coast of Spain, first came to Florida in 1768, along with Italians and Greeks, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New ...

    • Contributor: De Aceval, Maria Hugas - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-26
  • WPA announcement

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 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 unaccompanied singing and preaching ...

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

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Jennie Castrounis will sing 'Misirlou,' a Greek Arabian love song." This song describes a woman named Misirlou. Her eyes and lips are mentioned. Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New Smyrna Beach, ...

    • Contributor: Castrounis, Jennie - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-10-04
  • Bjort mey og hrein = Maiden fair and pure

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Sigridur ...

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