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    Arroz con leche = Rice pudding

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Puerto Rican dance song. Cruz Losada, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a ...

    • Contributor: Losada, Cruz - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    La pajaro pinta = The Gay bird

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Dance song. Cruz Losada, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 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 ...

    • Contributor: Losada, Cruz - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Vira do Minho = The Vira of Minho

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Recorded at the home of Alice Lemos Avila on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1938. Yellow song check-list notes: "Defective but good one." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Joaquim Flores, guitar; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Joachim Flores, and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Flores, Joaquim - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Padeirinha = Little baker girl

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Solo verses sung by Alice Lemos Avila, followed by Antonio Medeiros and Elzira Silva. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva and Antonio Medeiros, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, and Antonio Medeiros - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    O Senhor Ladrao = Oh Mister Robber

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Children's singing game. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva and Antonio Medeiros, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Elzira Silva, and Antonio Medeiros - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Silva, Elzira - Medeiros, Antonio - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Jota Navarra = Jota of Navarre

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Instrumental played by Frank Cunha on mandolin and Joachim Flores on guitar. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Modern." Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Frank Cunha and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Pezinho dos Bezorros

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mostly sung on Terceira [Island, Azores] -- probably danced." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the ...

    • Contributor: Alice Lemos Avila, Frank Cunha, and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Vals Portugues = Portuguese waltz

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Instrumental played by Frank Cunha on mandolin and by Joachim Flores on guitar. Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Frank Cunha and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    A media luz (tango) = Half light

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Played on mandolin by Frank Cunha, with accompaniment on guitar by Joachim Flores. Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: Frank Cunha and Joachim Flores - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - 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. | Dust jacket notes: Dance song. This is the Flores version. Louise Franco, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In ...

    • Contributor: Louise Franco and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Louise - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Ladrao = The Thief

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Song fragment. Louise Franco, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Praia

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Louise Franco, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Portuguese. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Louise Franco, ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Chamarita (Flores version)

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Clapping and snapping of fingers audible. At end of AFS 4256 B4, "calls for figures of dance" can be heard. Sung by Louise Franco, accompanied on the English guitar by Clifford Franco, with clapping and the snapping of fingers audible in the background. ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Chamarita (Flores version)

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Clapping and snapping of fingers audible. At end of AFS 4256 B4, "calls for figures of dance" can be heard. Sung by Louise Franco, accompanied on the English guitar by Clifford Franco, with clapping and the snapping of fingers audible in the background. ...

    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Vira (dance)

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: This is a dance from Portugal, learned by Louise Franco from friends after coming to California. Louise Franco, vocals; Clifford Franco, vocals and English guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in ...

    • Contributor: Louise Franco and Clifford Franco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Louise - Franco, Clifford - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939