Folksong & Potboilers

In the early 1900s, journalist and renaissance man Charles Lummis set out to capture and preserve the Spanish folk songs of California, including the voice of one talent in particular: Manuela García. 

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Listen to the story behind the Charles Fletcher Lummis wax cylinder collection at the Autry National Center in Folksong and Potboilers:

Find “La Cara Negra” and dozens of other songs from The Autry collection on Pop Up Archive.

Learn more about the Autry National Center, and the collection of wax cylinder recordings at the Braun Library.