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    Preaching by J. P. Susoeff

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | J. P. Susoeff, preaching. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting unaccompanied ...

    • Contributor: Susoeff, J. P. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Russian Molokan Congregation - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Psalm 52 In that day we praise the Lord -- I was the smallest brother of all

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Russian Molokan Congregation, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Preaching by William S. Fetesoff

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | William S. Fetesoff, preaching. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting unaccompanied ...

    • Contributor: Fetesoff, William S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Russian Molokan Congregation
    • Date: 1938
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    Preaching by A. P. Sarakoff

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | A. P. Sarakoff, preaching. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting unaccompanied ...

    • Contributor: Sarakoff, A. P. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Russian Molokan Congregation - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labor

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Psalm preceding first prayer." Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Rising pitch in successive verses is deliberate. Frequent 2nds." Russian Molokan Congregation, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September ...

    • Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Psalm 27:1-4 Jehovah is my light and my salvation

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Sung "before second prayer." Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Good example of singing carried over from Russian Orthodox Church. You can hear the decline in pitch with which they always concluded the long-held last tone." ...

    • Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Our Father who art in Heaven Psalm preceding third prayer

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Russian Molokan Congregation, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on September 14, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting ...

    • Contributor: Russian Molokan Congregation - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Kings 2:7-18 Btopar knla

    sound recording | on 1 side of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Rise in pitch is deliberate, a church custom." Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Playback needle tends to jump and repeat a groove about 9 inches from center." Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Psalm 95:2

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord cometh

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Matthew 11:28 Come unto me all ye who labour and are weary; and I will give you rest

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    John 20:11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre, weeping

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Easter psalm." Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Paralppamenoh 29:10

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Easter psalm." Song title listed on yellow song check-list notes as "Paraeppamenah 29:10." Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Psalm 56:2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up, for they be many that fight against me, O Thou most high

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Rise in pitch is a conscious convention to mark increased fervor." Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Psalm 145:17 The Lord is righteous in all his works

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "The psalms are not numbered alike in the English and Russian bibles and we could not find the verse which corresponds to this." Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Matthew 18:1 At the same time come the disciples unto Jesus

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. and Mrs. Popoff, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on October 7, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Russian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Mr. And Mrs. J. P. Susoeff and Mr. And Mrs. Popoff, of the Russian Molokan Church - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Susoeff, J. P. - Susoeff (mrs) - Popoff (mr) - Popoff (mrs) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1938
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    Dogs

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains mild sexual innuendo. Begins on AFS 3821 A3 and is continued on AFS 3821 B3. An old Barbary Coast song. Introduction by Sidney Robertson Cowell mentions Byron Coffin, Jr., the son of the performers, who was on the WPA California Folk Music Project staff. Byron ...

    • Contributor: Byron Coffin, Sr. And Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (sr) - Coffin, Byron (jr) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Dogs

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Contains mild sexual innuendo. Begins on AFS 3821 A3 and is continued on AFS 3821 B3. An old Barbary Coast song. Introduction by Sidney Robertson Cowell mentions Byron Coffin, Jr., the son of the performers, who was on the WPA California Folk Music Project staff. Byron ...

    • Contributor: Byron Coffin, Sr. And Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Coffin, Byron (sr) - Coffin, Byron (jr) - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    She wore a yellow ribbon

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | AFS 3822 A1 is incomplete; AFS 3833 A2 is a complete version of the song. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Date: 1939
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    She wore a yellow ribbon

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | AFS 3822 A1 is incomplete; AFS 3833 A2 is a complete version of the song. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Old Sam Finley had a pig

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 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 Byron Coffin, ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Date: 1939
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    My father and mother were Irish

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 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 Byron Coffin, ...

    • Contributor: Coffin (mrs. Byron, Sr) - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Coffin
    • Date: 1939