Collection Items

  • 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Garcia, Maria
    • 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - De Soto, Jessie
    • 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - De Soto, Jessie
    • 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: Valenzuela, Salvadora - Acosta, Rosalie - Golsh, E. De La - Pico, Virginia - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Myers, Evarista - Ortega, Jacinta - Myers, Everista
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Maria Garcia facing left, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Maria Garcia performing unaccompanied Spanish songs from Asturias, Spain on January 18 and 19, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Maria Garcia, left profile, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Maria Garcia performing unaccompanied Spanish songs from Asturias, Spain on January 18 and 19, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lottie Espinosa playing the guitar, half-length portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Lottie Espinosa performing Spanish songs from California on May 38 and August 19, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pacific Grove, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lottie Espinosa seated with guitar, full-length portrait, photograph 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 Grove, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Indian women at Pala Mission, group portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Left to right: Senoras Pico, Valenzuela, de la Golsh, Ortega, Myers, and Acosta." There are, however, only five women visible on the photograph. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting a group of six Native American women performing a mission song in Spanish on June 4, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Pala, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Indian women and priest at Pala Mission, group portrait, photograph Photograph caption: "Left to right: Senoras Pico, Valenzuela, de la Golsh, Ortega, Myers, and Acosta, Father Julian from Mission San Luis Rey, in charge of Pala and other assistencias (Mission chapels) on the Pala Indian Reservation." There are, however, only five women and a priest visible on the photograph. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting a group of six Native American...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Jessie de Soto with her son Tommy, group portrait, photograph 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - De Soto, Jessie
    • 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - De Soto, Jessie
    • 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - De Soto, Jessie
    • 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Espinosa, Lottie
    • 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Espinosa, Lottie
    • 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
    Atotonilco (Mexican) Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Popular - modern." Olive Flores, vocals; Frank Cunha, mandolin; Joaquim Flores, guitar and vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Oakland, California on April 12, 1939. 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...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cunha, Frank - Flores, Joaquim - Flores, Olive
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Que tienen los oyitos? = What's the matter with your eyes? Jessie de Soto, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Concord, California on February 10, 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: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - De Soto, Jessie
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    El perjurio = Perjury Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Learned from his mother [Maria Garcia] when he was a little boy." Johnnie Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 18, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Johnnie Garcia performing unaccompanied Spanish songs from Asturias, Spain on January 18, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Garcia, Johnnie
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    La paloma blanca = The White dove Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "As sung to her about 1885 in the Asturias [Spain] by her father when he took her on her lap to sing her to sleep." Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 19, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Maria Garcia performing unaccompanied...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Garcia, Maria
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Gidaldilla
    Giraldilla
    Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "1st 2 lines of 1st verse lost." Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A dance song from the Asturias [Spain] as sung in the town called Puerto del Pajares. Sung by one or two in the big circle -- all turn and join hands again, the whole circle joining in the song." Maria Garcia,...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Garcia, Maria
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    La cigareda = The Cigarette girl
    La cigarrera
    Yellow song check-list notes: "A song from Oviedo in the Asturias, Spain." Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 19, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Maria Garcia performing unaccompanied Spanish songs from Asturias, Spain on January 18 and 19, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Garcia, Maria
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    La lechera = The Milk maid Dust jacket notes: A song from Asturias, Spain. Maria Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 19, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Maria Garcia performing unaccompanied Spanish songs from Asturias, Spain on January 18 and 19, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Garcia, Maria
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Yo soy gitano = I'm a gypsy Inscribed on dust jacket by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Learned from his mother [Maria Garcia]. A gypsy song from Andalusia [Spain]." Johnnie Garcia, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Monterey, California on January 19, 1939. In Spanish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Johnnie Garcia performing unaccompanied Spanish songs from Asturias, Spain on January 18, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson...
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Garcia, Johnnie
    • Date: 1939