Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Cook, Robert
Cook, Robert Harrison
Kennedy, Stetson
Pollato, Adelpha
Valdez, Amado
Dates 1939
Location Florida
United States
Ybor City
Language Castilian
Subjects Ballads
Cuban Americans
Field Recordings
Hillsborough County
Spanish Songs
Tampa, Florida
Ybor City
Donde vas Alfonso Doce?
Contributor Names
Valdez, Amado (performer)
Pollato, Adelpha (performer)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Cook, Robert Harrison (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (speaker)
Pollato, Adelpha (speaker)
Valdez, Amado (speaker)
Created / Published
Ybor City, Florida, 1939-08-27.
Subject Headings
-  Cuban Americans
-  Ballads
-  Cuban Americans -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Ybor City -- place of recording
Field recordings
-  A Spanish ballad reported to be well known in Cuba. Alfonso XII was King of Spain. 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 workers.
-  The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified.
-  Performance Note: "Donde vas Alfonso Doce?" (vocals) performed by Amado Valdez, and Adelpha Pollato at Ybor City, Florida, on August 27, 1939.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (2 minutes, 21 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1939/013: AFS 03536 B01 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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