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    Palomita, que hace? = Little dove, what are you doing?

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Polka. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Learned from a Mexican, she says." Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 10, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    • Contributor: Soto, Jessie De - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    A facci di San Paolo! = Darn it!

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A Sicilian boat man's song -- not too proper!" Yellow song check-list notes: Song sung two times. First time through defective copy due to dull stylus. Second time through, good copy. Sal Lucido, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by ...

    • Contributor: Lucido, Sal - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    O Marinaro = The Fisherman

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "This is a folk-simplification of a composed 'ballad' contained in collections of Italian popular song." Francisco Sanfilippo, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Martinez, California on February 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife ...

    • Contributor: Sanfilippo, Francisco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    WPA Announcement and comments on a song Francisco Sanfilippo did not record

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on February 11, 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 Francisco Sanfilippo performing Sicilian music ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Olivi salati = Salted olives

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Francisco Sanfilippo, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Martinez, California on February 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Italian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Francisco Sanfilippo ...

    • Contributor: Sanfilippo, Francisco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    La fuatina = The Elopement

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Francisco Sanfilippo, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Martinez, California on February 11, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Italian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Francisco Sanfilippo ...

    • Contributor: Sanfilippo, Francisco - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Rinpianto = Plaint

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: "Not a folk song." Mario Olmeda, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 13, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Italian. (Language). Forms part of ...

    • Contributor: Olmeda, Mario - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    La capinera = The Blackbird

    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 father who is now 85." Mario Olmeda, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 13, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional ...

    • Contributor: Olmeda, Mario - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    La Piave (Piave, 24th of May)

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Marching song." Mario Olmeda, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 13, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Italian. (Language). Forms ...

    • Contributor: Olmeda, Mario - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Santa Lucia

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Not the familiar one -- probably a popular song of 25 years ago." Mario Olmeda, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 13, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Olmeda, Mario - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Marinaro = The Sailor

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mario Olmeda, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 13, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Italian. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mario Olmeda ...

    • Contributor: Olmeda, Mario - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Donna, donna = Lady, lady

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Said to be 'a very old song' known well in Italy 50 years ago -- rare in the U.S." Mario Olmeda, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 13, 1939. (Venue). Reference ...

    • Contributor: Olmeda, Mario - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Tu ya no me quieres = You don't love me any more

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung by Hilda Duarte Brown, accompanied on Hawaiian guitar by Walter Sebree from Idaho. Mrs. Brown had a bad cold." Hilda Duarte Brown, vocals; Walter Sebree, Hawaiian guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on ...

    • Contributor: Hilda Duarte Brown and Walter Sebree - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Brown, Hilda Duarte - Sebree, Walter - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Tu tiene muy lindo tus ojos = You have lovely eyes

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Other better recordings of song found on AFS 3853 A3 and and AFS 3853 A4. Hilda Duarte Brown, vocals; Walter Sebree, Hawaiian guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on February 17, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library ...

    • Contributor: Hilda Duarte Brown and Walter Sebree - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Brown, Hilda Duarte - Sebree, Walter - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Tu tiene muy lindo tus ojos = You have lovely eyes

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Same song as on AFS 3853 A2 and AFS 3853 A4. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Beginning good, but interrupted by disgust of guitarist at a mistake." Hilda Duarte Brown, vocals; Walter Sebree, Hawaiian guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson ...

    • Contributor: Hilda Duarte Brown and Walter Sebree - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Brown, Hilda Duarte - Sebree, Walter - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Tu tiene muy lindo tus ojos = You have lovely eyes

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: Repeat of AFS 3853 A2 and AFS 3853 A3. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Needle jumps at beginning." Hilda Duarte Brown, vocals; Walter Sebree, Hawaiian guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on February 17, 1939. (Venue). ...

    • Contributor: Hilda Duarte Brown and Walter Sebree - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Brown, Hilda Duarte - Sebree, Walter - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Ojitos negra del alma = Black eyes of the soul

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Title translation listed on dust jacket as: "Black eyes of my soul." Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Learned from her grandmother when she was 12 or so." Hilda Duarte Brown, vocals; Walter Sebree, Hawaiian guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, ...

    • Contributor: Hilda Duarte Brown and Walter Sebree - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Brown, Hilda Duarte - Sebree, Walter - 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 - Figueroa, Ben - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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    Yo ando possando trabajo = I am having a lot of trouble

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Sung by Ben Figueroa, accompanying himself on guitar. He didn't want to sing this, but the Irish contractor for whom he works was drunkenly insistent." Ben Figueroa, vocals and guitar. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, ...

    • Contributor: Figueroa, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1939
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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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    Las Margaritas = Marguerites

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Mrs. Madariaga, vocals; 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). In Spanish. (Language). Forms part of a ...

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