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    Gidaldilla

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A dance song from the Asturias [Spain] as sung in the town called Puerto del Pajares. Sung by one or two in the big circle -- all turn and join hands again, the whole circle joining in the ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Shepherd's dance tune

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "This is a bad copy, Mr. Botica's foot-tapping made deep grooves in which the playback needle frequently gets stuck." John Botica, svirala. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Mountain View, California on January 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Botica, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Dalmatian dance #1, poskocnica

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This sounds as if the needle had stuck in a groove--but the repetitions are as Mr. B. played them." John Botica, misnice. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Mountain View, California on May 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Botica, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Dalmatian dance #2, a Dalmatian kolo

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Played by Mr. Botica on lirica (liritza), a 3-stringed bowed lyre, also home made." John Botica, lirica. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Mountain View, California on May 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. ...

    • Contributor: Botica, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Haste to the wedding

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Recording includes three jigs, "Haste to the Wedding," "Off she goes," and a third jig whose title is forgotten. Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L9, PLAY AND DANCE SONGS AND TUNES. Thomas Mann, hammered dulcimer. (Performers). Recorded by ...

    • Contributor: Mann, Thomas - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1937
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    Haste to the wedding

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Recording includes three jigs, "Haste to the Wedding," "Off she goes," and a third jig whose title is forgotten. Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L9, PLAY AND DANCE SONGS AND TUNES. Thomas Mann, hammered dulcimer. (Performers). Recorded by ...

    • Contributor: Mann, Thomas - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1937
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    Schottische

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Thomas Mann, hammered dulcimer. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Ortonville, Iowa in July, 1937. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Thomas Mann performing a Anglo-American dance ...

    • Contributor: Mann, Thomas - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1937
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    Devil's dream

    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 L9, PLAY AND DANCE SONGS AND TUNES. Thomas Mann, hammered dulcimer. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Ortonville, Iowa in July, 1937. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Mann, Thomas - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1937
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    Nancy's fancy

    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 L9, PLAY AND DANCE SONGS AND TUNES. Thomas Mann, hammered dulcimer. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Ortonville, Iowa in July, 1937. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Mann, Thomas - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1937
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    Jigs #1 and #2

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Thomas Mann, hammered dulcimer. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Ortonville, Iowa in July, 1937. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Thomas Mann performing a Anglo-American dance ...

    • Contributor: Mann, Thomas - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1937
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    Paso doble (3 tunes)

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Unidentified musicians playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 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 Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Jota

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Unidentified musicians playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 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 Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Polka

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Unidentified musicisans playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 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 Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Anna Magdalena Waltz

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "The orchestra was especially proud of this waltz, which was very difficult for them to learn -- Mexican waltzes go very much faster." Unidentified musicians playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in ...

    • Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Paso doble

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Unidentified musicians playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 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 Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Morena

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Unidentified musicians playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 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 Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Zopilote mojado

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Unidentified musicians playing violin, guitar, and two mandolins. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 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 Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Julio Gomez' Orchestra - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Caminito = The Little road

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Julio Gomez, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mexican ...

    • Contributor: Gomez, Julio - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Tirana

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "An old figure dance rare in the U.S." Alberto Mendes, vocals; Manuel Lemos and Mr. Franks, viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on February 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Franks (mr) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Pezinho

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Always the first dance opening parties on St. George [Sao Jorge Island, Azores]. Sung and played as B1 [Tirana, AFS 3860 B1], except that Mr. Mendes is playing 2nd viola [d'arame] instead of Mr. Franks." Alberto Mendes, vocals; ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Franks (mr) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    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)
    • Date: 1939
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    Bravo

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "An old figure dance rare in U.S." Manuel Lemos, vocals and viola d'arame; Alberto Mendes, viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Lydia

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sung and played alternately on viola d'arame by Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos. Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, vocals and viola d'arame. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes and Manuel Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Root, hog, or die

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Colonel Denoon, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Springfield, Missouri in December, 1936. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting "Colonel" Denoon performing a California ...

    • Contributor: Denoon (colonel) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Denoon
    • Date: 1936
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    Pezinho

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Fragmentary version. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "From San Miguel [Sao Miguel Island, Azores]." Alberto Mendes, vocals and viola d'arame; Manuel Lemos, vocals and viola d'arame; Mr. Franks, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Richmond, California on March 3, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Alberto Mendes, Manuel Lemos, and Mr. Franks - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Mendes, Alberto - Lemos, Manuel - Franks (mr) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939