Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Si me dan pasteles an aguinaldo = If you give me pasteles . . . Dust jacket notes: AFS 3866 A3 repeats AFS 3866 A2. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Aguinaldo, a Christmas song from Viequies, P.R. [Vieques Island, Puerto Rico]." Letter from performer dated November 27, 1995: "Pasteles are made of green bananas and other vegetables and stewed pork. They are then wrapped in banana leaves and steamed." Aurora Calderon, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney...
    • Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    La noche de Reyes = The Night of the Kings (Jan. 6) Dust jacket notes: Song begins on AFS 3844 B2, and is concluded on AFS 3844 B3. 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." Maria Garcia,...
    • Contributor: Garcia, Maria - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Yo sempre, allegre (schottische)
    Yo siempre, alegre
    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: AFS 3848 A1 has a "defective strip." AFS 3848 A2 is the same as AFS 3848 A1, with "middle section repeated." Title translation: "I'm always happy." Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on January 28, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Jessie de...
    • Contributor: De Soto, Jessie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Lo, lo, lo, lo, tata = Sleep, little one
    Dormi, ti ninito | Duermete, te ninito
    Dust jacket notes: AFS 4254 A1 begins with false start and comments by Jessie de Soto's son, Tommy. AFS 4254 A2 continues song with four additional verses. Song completed with fifth verse, "the coyote verse," on AFS 4254. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mrs. de Soto considers this song childish and unworthy of her talents!" Jessie de Soto, vocals and guitar....
    • Contributor: De Soto, Jessie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Santos = Holy, holy Dust jacket notes: A traditional melody sung at the Pala Mission by six Indian women. Virginia Pico, vocals; Salvadora Valenzuela, vocals; E. de la Golsh, vocals; Jacinta Ortega, vocals; Everista Myers, vocals; Rosalie Acosta, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pala, California on June 4, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting a group of six Native American...
    • Contributor: Acosta, Rosalie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Golsh, E. De La - Myers, Everista - Ortega, Jacinta - Pico, Virginia - Valenzuela, Salvadora
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Alabado [textual transcriptions].
    Alabado y ensalzado | Praised and exalted
    Textual Spanish and English variants of song by the Choristers of St. Anthony's Seminary and the Boys of St. Joseph's Seminary.
    • Date: 1938
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Si fueres a California = If thou'rt for California [textual transcriptions].
    Si fueres a California | If thou'rt for California
    Textual Spanish and English transcriptions of song.
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    La noche esta serena = So still and calm the night is [textual transcriptions].
    Noche serena | La noche esta serena, tranquilo el aquilon | So still and calm the night is
    Textual Spanish and English transcriptions of song.
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    No te parte' de mi = Never leave me [melodic transcription]. Melodic song transcription.
    • Contributor: De Soto, Jessie
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    La palmas = The Palms [melodic transcription]. Melodic song transcription.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - De Soto, Jessie
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    La paloma = The Dove [melodic transcription]. Melodic song transcription.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - De Soto, Jessie
    • Date: 1939

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Sospiro a una mujer = Lover's sigh [melodic transcription]. Melodic song transcription.
    • Contributor: De Soto, Jessie
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Las tres copitas de licor = The Three little cups of liquor [melodic transcription]. Melodic song transcription.
    • Contributor: De Soto, Jessie
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Yo ya me voy = I'm ready to go Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "I'm going away." Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on January 28, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Jessie de Soto performing Spanish songs from California on January 28, February 10, and August 14, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord,...
    • Contributor: De Soto, Jessie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    La paloma = The Dove
    Escuchando tu canto divino (I heard your song divine)
    Jessie de Soto, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on January 28, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Jessie de Soto performing Spanish songs from California on January 28, February 10, and August 14, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California.
    • Contributor: De Soto, Jessie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Las palmas = The Palms Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Mrs. de Soto's oldest sister used to sing this before she was married, about 55 years ago." Jessie de Soto, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on January 28, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mrs. Jessie de performing Spanish songs from California Soto on...
    • Contributor: De Soto, Jessie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    La varsoviana
    Me muero (I die)
    Dust jacket notes: Dance tune. Sung by Lottie Espinosa without words, accompanying herself on the guitar. Lottie Espinosa, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific Grove, California on May 28, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Lottie Espinosa performing Spanish songs from California on May 28 and August 19, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific...
    • Contributor: Espinosa, Lottie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Yucca Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Yucca is a Spanish California dance form, a schottisches, sung here without words and played on the guitar by Lottie Espinosa. Lottie Espinosa, vocals and guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific Grove, California on May 28, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Lottie Espinosa performing Spanish songs from California on...
    • Contributor: Espinosa, Lottie - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    El capotin = The little hood of the raincoat Joaquim Flores, vocals and guitar; Olive Flores, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on December 31, 1938. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Alice Lemos Avila and friends performing Portuguese songs and music from December 31, 1938 through April 12, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Flores, Joaquim - Flores, Olive
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Yo ando possando trabajo = I am having a lot of trouble 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. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on February 18, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mexican music performed...
    • Contributor: Figueroa, Ben - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    La estrella del Oriente = Star of the East Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "An Aguinaldo or Christmas carol. Dance section alternating with narrative, slower section." Cruz Losada, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Cruz Losada performing unaccompanied Puerto Rican songs in Spanish on April 10, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson...
    • Contributor: Lozada, Cruz - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Nino querido = Dear child Dust jacket notes: Puerto Rican lullaby. Cruz Losada, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Cruz Losada performing unaccompanied Puerto Rican songs in Spanish on April 10, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California.
    • Contributor: Lozada, Cruz - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    La terruca Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "National song of Puerto Rico (composed)." Aurora Calderon, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aurora Calderon performing unaccompanied Spanish songs from Puerto Rico on April 10, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California.
    • Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Venid pastores = Come, shepherds Dust jacket notes: Christmas song. Aurora Calderon, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aurora Calderon performing unaccompanied Spanish songs from Puerto Rico on April 10, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California.
    • Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    San Sererin Dust jacket notes: Puerto Rican children's game. Aurora Calderon, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 10, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of group of field materials documenting Aurora Calderon performing unaccompanied Spanish songs from Puerto Rico on April 10, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California.
    • Contributor: Calderon, Aurora - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939