• Saudade

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Another old dance." Title translation: "Homesickness." Alberto Mendes, vocals and 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, ...

    • 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
  • I'm old but I'm awfully tough

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Hubert Brady, 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 Hubert Brady performing ...

    • Contributor: Brady, Hubert - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Chief bright sky

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains ethnic stereotypes. 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 ...

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

    Field Recordings. Hymns. Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Sacred Harp Singers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Lamanda

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains ethnic stereotypes. 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 Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Warde ...

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

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Ben Scott, violin; Myrtle B. Wilkinson, tenor banjo. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Turlock, California on October 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 ...

    • Contributor: Mrs. Ben Scott and Myrtle Wilkinson - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Scott (Mrs. Ben) - Wilkinson, Myrtle - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • Foreman Monroe

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Beginning off pitch -- the singer didn't settle down until the middle of the first verse." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on September 4, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available ...

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

    Field Recordings. Popular Music. Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The dust jacket for AFS disc 5148 says it was recorded "July 29, 1940," but it is possible that this track was recorded at a later date. During this recording, the singers introduce themselves as: "Mrs. Charles S. Johnson; Leona Copeland; Louis Copeland; Alma Watkins; [M. ...

    • Contributor: Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Unidentified Singers at Fisk University
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • Do Right by My Country

    • Contributor: Ezell, Buster - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Hoy nazanem = Those coy darlings

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | LC romanized form of title: Hoy nazan im. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Making fun of Armenian girls in America who turn up their noses at farmers and laborers and want only doctors and lawyers for their husbands." Yellow song check-list notes: Song ...

    • Contributor: Baboyan, Ruben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • The Fairy bower, a skating song

    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 Fair captive

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Learned from Charles Walker of Crandon, Wis. He learned it from Randal McDonnel [?] in 1906 in Idaho." Contains ethnic stereoptypes of Native Americans. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1938
  • We Are Americans, Praise the Lord

    Field Recordings. Music. Gospel Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Bertha Houston and congregation, unaccompanied vocals (Performers). In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Houston, Bertha - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943
  • A teid thu leum a ribhinn mhaseach = Will you come to the Isle of Lewis

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: Song begins on AFS 4284 A2 and is completed on AFS 4284 A3. John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940
  • We Are Americans, Praise the Lord

    Field Recordings. Music. Gospel Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Houston, Bertha - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943
  • Oh Jonah!

    Field Recordings. Music. Gospel Music. Spirituals (Songs). Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Not possible to positively identify this group as the Golden Gate Quartet Golden Jubilee Quartet, unaccompanied vocals (Performers). In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: James, Willis - Golden Jubilee Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943
  • Ain't But Me One

    Field Recordings. Gospel Music. Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Fort Valley State College. Deacon Albert Johnson and Mixed Quartet of First Baptist Church, Byron, Ga., led by Mrs. Beatie Gay, unaccompanied vocals (Performers). In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 (Exhibitions). Sound ...

    • Contributor: Jones, Lewis Wade - James, Willis - First Baptist Church (Byron, Ga.). Mixed Quartet - Gay, Beatie, Mrs
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943
  • Holy Babe

    Field Recordings. Gospel Music. Spirituals (Songs). Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Davies Hill School Chorus is from Houston County, Georgia. Venue: Fort Valley State College. In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: James, Willis - Jones, Lewis Wade - Davies Hill School Chorus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943
  • I'm On the Battlefield

    Field Recordings. Music. Gospel Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | The Choir of Oak Grove Missionary Church (Baptist) is from Peach County, Georgia. Deacon Sam Jackson and the choir of Oak Grove Missionary Church, unaccompanied vocals (Performers). In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, Deacon Sam - Work, John W. (John Wesley) - Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Peach County, Ga.). Choir
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1942
  • 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
  • La noche de Reyes = The Night of the Kings (Jan. 6)

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is not a Christmas song. A father is asked by his little son where his mother is. He says he had found her in her lover's arms and killed her -- on the night of January 6th." ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939
  • 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
  • Obey the Ration Laws

    • Contributor: Ezell, Buster - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Standin' on the Corner Smokin' a Cheap Cigar

    Field Recordings. Blues (Music). Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Sidney Stripling, vocals, banjo. (Performers). In English. (Language). Also included in "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Stripling, Sidney - Work, John W. (John Wesley)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941
  • Roosevelt and Hitler, Part I

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Fort Valley State College. Buster Ezell is featured in photographs on page 4, 6, and 7 of the Fort Valley State College publication, The Peachite. The lyrics for his ballad, "Roosevelt and Hitler: Buster Ezell's War-time Song, or, Strange things Are Happenin' in the Land," appear ...

    • Contributor: Ezell, Buster - Jones, Lewis Wade - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943