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  • Audio Recording

    Alonzo the brave and the fair Imogene

    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 25, 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

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • Audio Recording

    The Bishop of Canterbury

    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 L 57, CHILD BALLADS TRADITIONAL IN THE UNITED STATES (I). Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 25, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of ...

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

    Many questions

    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 25, 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

    McAllister

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: On AFS 4196 B2, the first and last verses are sung twice. The record was also scratched in playing it back. AFS 4196 B3 is better. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December ...

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

    McAllister

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Yellow song check-list notes: On AFS 4196 B2, the first and last verses are sung twice. The record was also scratched in playing it back. AFS 4196 B3 is better. Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - 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
  • Audio Recording

    Oxford merchant

    sound recording | on 1 side 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 26, 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

    As the dew flies over the green valley

    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 26, 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

    Cole Younger

    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 26, 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 for a Northern California WPA [Work Projects Administration] project. Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading ...

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

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • Audio Recording

    Nightingales of spring

    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 26, 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

    There is a land of pleasure

    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 26, 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

    Milwaukee fire

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "From words supplied by his Uncle Robert Walker." Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 4198 B1 and completed on AFS 4198 B2 Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference ...

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

    Milwaukee fire

    sound recording | on 2 bands of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "From words supplied by his Uncle Robert Walker." Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 4198 B1 and completed on AFS 4198 B2 Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference ...

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

    Buffalo, buffalo

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes: "A Kaintuck song from Wisconsin." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). Forms part of a group ...

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

    Jinnie Jenkins

    sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Warde Ford "said he could probably 'sing a dress or two' of that one! He learned it from his mother." Warde Ford, unaccompanied vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Central Valley, California on December 26, 1938. ...

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

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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