Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Chamarita (Flores version)
    Chamarrita
    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. Louise Franco, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15,...
    • Contributor: Franco, Louise - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Clifford
    • Date: 1939
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    Bella aurora = Lovely dawn Dust jacket notes: AFS 4257 A2 has first verse, song continued on AFS 4257 A3 and AFS 4257 B1, with incomplete text. Mary Silveira, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. In Portuguese. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Louise Franco, Clifford Franco, and Mary Silveira performing Portuguese songs on August...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Clifford - Silveira, Mary
    • Date: 1939
  • 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
    Minha mai minha amada (fado) = O my mother, my beloved Dust jacket notes: Song is incomplete on AFS 3871 A2 and is repeated in its entirety on AFS 3871 B1. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: A fado in minor known to all Portuguese in California. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 6, 1939. In Portuguese. Forms part of a group...
    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Por ti = For thee Dust jacket notes: Song on AFS 3876 A2 repeated on AFS 3876 B2. Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A current hit in Portugal with American jazz accompaniment improvised by Mrs. Avila's son [Albert]." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Albert Avila, piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. In Portuguese. Forms part of a group of field...
    • Contributor: Avila, Albert - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    O Menino Jesus = Sleep, baby Jesus Lullaby. Sung by Louise Franco alone, then by Mary Silveira, with Clifford Franco playing accompaniment on English guitar. Louise Franco and Mary Silveira, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. In Portuguese. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Louise Franco, Clifford Franco, and Mary Silveira performing Portuguese songs on August 15,...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Clifford - Franco, Louise - Silveira, Mary
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Minha mai = My mother
    Oh minha mai
    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tests -- A composition by Mrs. Avila for Mother's Day." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joachim Flores, guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. In Portuguese. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Alice Lemos Avila and friends performing Portuguese songs and music from December 31,...
    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Uncle Rat
    Sing san kitty, won't you kimeo?
    Dust jacket notes: "Sung by Charles Fulton, accompanied by himself on piano. Break in recording. [Song begins on AFS 4216 A1 and is continued on AFS 4216 A2] The verse about the cat is Mr. Fulton's own idea." Humorous song about a drunken rat. Charles Fulton, vocals and piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. Forms part of...
    • Contributor: Fulton, Charles - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Beast of Derbyshire Contains sexual innuendo and scatological humor. Dust jacket notes: AFS 4216 B1 includes only the first verse. Song continued on AFS 4216 B2. Variant of the "Darby Ram" or "Derby Ram." Charles Fulton, vocals and piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on August 15, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Charles Fulton performing Anglo-American songs on August...
    • Contributor: Fulton, Charles - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Chi mi tir sa robh mi nam bhalach = Song of the Isle of Harris Dust jacket notes: "Sailor's song of regret for his home on Harris [one of the Hebrides Islands in Scotland]." Yellow song check-list notes: AFS 3858 A2 includes three verses of the song with the chorus omitted; AFS 3858 A3 completes the song with chorus. Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. In Scots Gaelic. Forms...
    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Thug mi n'oichde rir (?) sa bhath = Last night I spent on the boat Dust jacket notes: Song begun on AFs 3858 A4; completed on AFSs 3858 B1. Donald MacInnes, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 15, 1939. In Scots Gaelic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Donald MacInnes performing Gaelic songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, on February 15 and June 15, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in...
    • Contributor: Macinnes, Donald - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Aurora Calderon, portrait, photograph 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Aurora Calderon, Elinor Rodriguez, and Cruz Losada, group portrait, photograph Left to right: Aurora Calderon, Elinor Rodriguez, and Cruz Losada. 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Elinor Rodriguez, portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Born in Oakland of Puerto Riqueno negro parents." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Elinor Rodriguez performing a Spanish song from Puerto Rico on April 10, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Alice Lemos Avila with Olive and Joachim Flores and John Cunha, group portrait, photograph Photograph caption: Alice Avila, front left, Mr. & Mrs. Joachim Flores, rear left & front right, and John Cunha, rear right. Mr. Flores is from Costa Rica, the others from Portugal. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Alice Avila and friends performing Portuguese songs and music from December 31, 1938 through April 12, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland,...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Cruz Losada, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Cruz Losada performing Spanish songs from Puerto Rico on April 10, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Vira do Minho = The Vira of Minho 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. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on December 31, 1938. In Portuguese. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Alice Lemos Avila and...
    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Flores, Joaquim - Franco, Clifford
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Fado Portugues (Fado corrido) Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Characteristic rhythm of fado over which verses are improvised. These verses here are however traditional and usually used to begin a fado." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Joaquim Flores, guitar; Clifford Franco, English guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on December 31, 1938. In Portuguese. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting...
    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Flores, Joaquim - Franco, Clifford
    • Date: 1938
  • 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
    Segeny Magyar hazam = Poor old Hungary
    Szegeny Magyar hazam
    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "The emigrant looks back at Hungary's troubles since the Partition. A 'contemporary song'." Mary Gaidos, Julia Reha, Elizabeth Jelenfy, Mary Drasky, Rosa Nimerfroh, Mr. Jelenfy, and Mr. Nimerfroh, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on December 31, 1939. In Hungarian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary Gaidos performing...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Drasky, Mary - Gaidos, Mary - Jelenfy, Elizabeth - Jelenfy - Nimerfroh, Rosa - Nimerfroh - Reha, Julia
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Mariana costureira = Seamstress Mariana Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Well-known to all Portuguese in California." Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on February 6, 1939. In Portuguese. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Alice Lemos Avila performing Portuguese songs on February 6, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California.
    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Adeus Ulina = Farewell Ulina Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Ed Pavon, guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 25, 1939. In Portuguese. 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: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Pavon, Ed
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Tia Anica = Aunt Anica
    Aunt Anica of Loule | Tia Anica Loule
    Sung by Alice Lemos Avila, accompanied by Clifford Franco on English guitar and Ed Pavon on guitar, with friends and relatives on chorus. Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Clifford Franco, English guitar; Ed Pavon, guitar; friends and relatives, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on January 23, 1939. In Portuguese. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Alice Lemos Avila...
    • Contributor: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Franco, Clifford - Pavon, Ed
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Noite de Natal = Christmas night Alice Lemos Avila, vocals and English guitar; Elzira Silva, vocals; Antonio Medeiros, vocals and triangle; Albert Avila, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on March 8, 1939. In Portuguese. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Alice Lemos Avila and friends performing Portuguese songs and music from December 31, 1838 through April 12, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell...
    • Contributor: Avila, Albert - Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Medeiros, Antonio - Silva, Elzira
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    A florista = The Flower girl Alice Lemos Avila, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. In Portuguese. 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: Avila, Alice Lemos - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim
    • Date: 1939