Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Alagaz = Alagaz Mountain

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Alageaz. Yellow song check-list notes: "Song begins with hum. It is not the same as 56M B2." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • O blessud vertu sumarsol = O blessed summer sun

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tune composed by Ingi Larusson for the 'first day of summer' festival -- widely known in Iceland. First line defective." Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. ...

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

    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
  • Down around the coast of La Barbaree

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | WPA Field Report notes: "Slave-ship days." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 3, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

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

    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
  • 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
  • Son soldato fanteria = The Ghost soldier

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A Bersaglieri marching song." Giuseppe Russo, vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pittsburg, California on March 29, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In ...

    • Contributor: Russo, Giuseppe - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Egills saga = Ballad of Egill

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell on May 25, 1938: "Egill was supposed to have been 4 years old when he made up his song. Mrs. Sigurasson says she made up the tune herself as she recorded the song, but I have an idea ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Ben Pitts, harmonica and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pine Grove, California on October 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 Ben Pitts and ...

    • Contributor: Pitts, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Dr. Ridge's food

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Medicine show ad and song. Dust jacket notes: Sung and recited by John Stone. He sang occasionally in medicine shows. John Stone, unaccompanied vocals and narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on August 5, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

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

    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
  • About the looks of a girl

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Toward end of strip: 2 verses about Mount Baker, Washingon. Composed--these are not rimur, Mr. B[ardarson] says." Sigurd Bardarson, unacommpanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Lorena

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | This song, popular during the Civil War, is a version of "Lorena" with words by Henry De Lafayette Webster and music by Joseph Philbrick Webster. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Groveland, California on August 2, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Webster, Joseph Philbrick - Webster, Henry De Lafayette - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Alagaz bartzer sare = Alagaz Mountain

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Alageaz bardzr sar e. Dust jacket notes: Song of longing for Armenian homeland. Dust jacket notes: This song is not the same as AFS 4236 A1. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Little brown jug

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Minstrel show song. Song is verson of "Little brown jug," composed by Eastman. Incomplete recording of song on AFS 3348 A2, continued on AFS 3348 A3. John McCready, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell at the Arizona Bar in Groveland, California on August 2, ...

    • Contributor: McCready, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Eastburn - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Mormon-eyed preacher

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | WPA Field Report notes: "One of a large group of songs which comment upon the ease with which the preachers seem to obtain the best of everything." George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on December 3, ...

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

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: AFS 4207 A2 includes all of the song, except for the last verse, which is on AFS 4207 A3. Pat Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • Dr. Ridge's food

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Medicine show ad and song. Dust jacket notes: Sung and recited by John Stone. He sang occasionally in medicine shows. John Stone, unaccompanied vocals and narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Columbia, Tuolumne County, California on August 5, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Stone, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Barefooted in front and no shoes on behind

    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 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, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Green fields of Virginia

    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
  • The Cumberland crew

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Civil War ballad about naval battle when the Virginia sank the Cumberland, March 8, 1862. Warde 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 ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Seventh verse incomplete; ; 8th verse omitted. George Vinton Graham, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California on October 12, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • 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
  • Jerry will you ile that car [fragment]

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 61, RAILROAD SONGS AND BALLADS. 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. ...

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