Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Camel's caravan Jack Aslanian, vocals and violin; Bedros Haroutunian, qanun; Archie Krotlian, oud; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish dance music on April 23, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra - Aslanian, Jack - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Haroutunian, Bedros - Krotlian, Archie - Takakjian, Mesrob
    • Date: 1939
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    Kele-kele Dance song. LC romanized form of title: Kele-kele. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Ham gul ham vart = Both rose (in Armenian) and rose (in Turkish) Dust jacket notes: Dance song, sung in Armenian dialect with some Turkish words. LC romanized form of title: Ham giwl ham vard. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Both rose and narcissus." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben...
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Yes saren gukiji = As I came from the hill LC romanized form of title: Yes saren kugayi. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Alagaz bartzer sare = Alagaz Mountain Dust jacket notes: Song of longing for Armenian homeland. Dust jacket notes: This song is not the same as AFS 4236 A1. LC romanized form of title: Alageaz bardzr sar e. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian...
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Yar ounei = I had a sweetheart Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A soldier's song. The names of the cities in the song should be Batoum [Batumi, Georgian S.S.R.]. Tifflis [Tbilisi, Georgian S.S.R.], and Erevan [Yerevan, Armenian S.S.R.], instead of New York, Boston, and Fresno. An Armenian soldier comes back from war and found his folks were slain by enemies." LC romanized form of title: Yar unei. Yellow...
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Googen ara = I took the earthen jar to the well, a love song LC romanized form of title: Kuzhn ara. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Inchoo Bingol medar = Why did you enter Bingol? Dust jacket notes: "A dance song." LC romanized form of title: Inchu Bingole mtar. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Godou ges goreg = A bird's song Dust jacket notes: Dance song. LC romanized form of title: Kotu kes korek. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Alagaz = Alagaz Mountain LC romanized form of title: Alageaz. Yellow song check-list notes: "Song begins with hum. It is not the same as 56M B2." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by...
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Mogatz Mirza, lament for Mogatz Mirza LC romanized form of title: Mokats Mirza. Yellow song check-list notes: "Told in the traditional narrative song style, starting high -- dropping pitch and volume at end of line." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish...
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    De le yaman A love song. LC romanized form of title: Te-le yaman. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field recordings documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Hoy nazanem = Those coy darlings
    Hay nazanem yarer
    Also issued on the American Folklife Center's Bi-Centennial recording series "Folk Music in America" on LBC 6: SONGS OF MIGRATION & IMMIGRATION as "Hay nazanem yarer." Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Making fun of Armenian girls in America who turn up their noses at farmers and laborers and want only doctors and lawyers for their husbands." LC romanized form of title:...
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Yaylough's = The Kerchief Dust jacket notes: Dialogue song. LC romanized form of title: Yaylughs. Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Andouni = Longing for the homeland LC romanized form of title: Antuni. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "The Homeless." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno,...
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Erivan bachem arer = I've bought a garden grove in Yerevan LC romanized form of title: Erevan bagh em arel. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "I've kissed at Erivan." Ruben J. Baboyan, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 16, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Ruben J. Baboyan performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on April 16, 1939, collected by...
    • Contributor: Baboyan, Reuben J. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Three dances Played on violin by Jack Aslanian, with accompaniment on clarinet by Mesrout Takajian. Occasional verse sung by Jack Aslanian. Jack Aslanian, vocals and violin; Mesrout Takakjian, clarinet. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 23, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish dance music on April 23, 1939, collected...
    • Contributor: Aslanian, Jack - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Takakjian, Mesrob
    • Date: 1939
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    Kirgus dan Maral ahtchik = I take Maral in my arms LC romanized form of title: Girks tan Maral aghjik. Mary Goshtigian, vocals and oud. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 17, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary and Hartop Goshtigian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs and music on April 17, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Goshtigian, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Heline = Helene Dust jacket notes: Dance song. Mary Goshtigian, vocals and oud. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 17, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary and Hartop Goshtigian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs and music on April 17, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California.
    • Contributor: Goshtigian, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Taksim (Improvisation) and Sha'ki
    Tah'sim
    Dust jacket notes: Turkish-style Armenian city music played on the violin by Hartop Goshtigian and sung by Mary Goshtigian while accompanying on the oud. For a note describing the musical forms taksim and sha'ki, see record for AFS 4329 A. Hartop Goshtigian, violin; Mary Goshtigian, oud and vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fresno, California on April 17, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Goshtigian, Hartop - Goshtigian, Mary
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Aror, aror = Plough, plough LC romanized form of title: Aror, aror. Yellow song check-list notes: "Too noisy -- too bad." Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Vartan S. Shapazian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on October 30, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California.
    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Sevga kavig = Black partridge LC romanized form of title: Sew kakawik. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Black dove." Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Vartan S. Shapazian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on October 30, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in...
    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Jan jan sarer = Dear mountains Yellow song check-list notes: "A shepherd's song. 'Very good,' says a listener at the end. Slow lovely tune once he gets started." Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Vartan S. Shapazian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on October 30, 1939, collected by...
    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Golkozi atchik = Girl of the Kolghoz [Kolkhoz] Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A post-revolutionary song from Russia." LC romanized form of title: Kolkhozi aghik. Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Vartan S. Shapazian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on October 30, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson...
    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Groong jan = Dear crane LC romanized form of title: Krunk jan. Translation of song title listed on dust jacket as: "Messenger swallows." Vartan S. Shapazian, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Fowler, California on October 30, 1939. In Armenian. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Vartan S. Shapazian performing Armenian and Armeno-Turkish songs on October 30, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in...
    • Contributor: Shapazian, Vartan S. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939