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  • Audio Recording

    La lechera = The Milk maid

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: A song from Asturias, Spain. Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 19, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    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)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    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)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Yo soy gitano = I'm a gypsy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Learned from his mother [Maria Garcia]. A gypsy song from Andalusia [Spain]." Johnnie Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 19, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Johnnie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Barbara Allen

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 3809 A1 begins with a false start in which "Mr Grahams's gravity was disturbed by the antics of the photographer" ; AFS 3809 A2 is sung through a megaphone. Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 54, ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Barbara Allen

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 3809 A1 begins with a false start in which "Mr Grahams's gravity was disturbed by the antics of the photographer" ; AFS 3809 A2 is sung through a megaphone. Also issued on the American Folklife Center's published recording AFS L 54, ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    It ain't gonna rain no more

    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 October 12, 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 George Vinton ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    The Bridgewater

    sound recording | on 1 side and 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 3809 B1 and is continued on AFS 3809 A3. Yellow song check-list notes: "Mr. Graham says he cannot play and sing at the same time, but he likes to 'pick a little,' just for something to ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    The Bridgewater

    sound recording | on 1 side and 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 3809 B1 and is continued on AFS 3809 A3. Yellow song check-list notes: "Mr. Graham says he cannot play and sing at the same time, but he likes to 'pick a little,' just for something to ...

    • Contributor: Graham, George Vinton - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Santo = Holy, holy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary, unaccompanied vocals; Father Bertrand Hobrecht, conducting. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Santa Barbara, California on March 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of ...

    • Contributor: Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Hobrecht (father Bernard) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Alabado

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: A song of praise. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "An old traditional melody . . . also found in Mission Santa Barbara records." Yellow song check-list notes: "As sung by Fernandito, an old Mission Indian Santa Ynes [Ines], several years ...

    • Contributor: Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Hobrecht (father Bernard) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Santa Ines Mission (solvang, Calif.)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Dios te salve, Maria = Hail Mary full of grace

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "From manuscript in Mission Santa Barbara." Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary, unaccompanied vocals; Father Bertrand Hobrecht, conducting. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Santa Barbara, California on March 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • Contributor: Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Hobrecht (father Bernard) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Fair Charlotte

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Last 1/4 defective -- too shallow grooves." 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 ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    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)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Granny, does your dog bite

    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 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 Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Ida Red

    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)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Heimforin til Islands -- 1930 = A trip home to Iceland, 1930

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "Text by Sigurd Bardarson, Seattle, Washington." Otto Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on January 17, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). Forms part ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Otto - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Rimur

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "3 verses chanted, chosen from memory." Otto Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on January 17, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Icelandic. (Language). In Old ...

    • Contributor: Bardarson, Otto - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Las ovejitas = The Little sheep

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A song from the mountains of the Asturias in Spain, at El Puerto de Pajares." Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 18, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Tango gitano

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Title translation: "Gypsy tango." Dust jacket notes: From Andalusia, Spain. Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals and hand clapping. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 18, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    Tango de las campanitas = Tango of the bells

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: From Andalusia, Spain. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Mourning of the bells." Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 18, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording

    The Tailor boy

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains sexual innuendo. Dust jacket notes: "Sung by 'Boney' (Warde H.) Ford." 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 ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    The Keyhole in the door

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains humorous sexual situation. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Pat - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    Barney McShane

    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 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 Ford performing Anglo-American ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording

    WPA announcement

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sidney Robertson Cowell announces that recordings were made as part of a Northern California WPA [Work Projects Administration] project. Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 27, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938