Los Duranes, New Mexico. A blonde calls out from her balcony to a shepherd passing by with his flock. The shepard pays no attention to the aggressive young lady, telling ther that his flock is more important to him than anything else. Later he changes his mind, but the blonde tells him that it is now to late. The shepherd feels like kicking himself. Recited. Quality: Good/ Fair
The Rubén Cobos Collection of Spanish New Mexican Folklore is a sound archive containing over 2000 pieces, including ballads, poems, prayers, nursery rhymes, riddles, proverbs, stories, personal narratives, songs, instrumental music, and descriptions of social customs, ritual practices, and children's games. The recordings were made between 1944 and 1974 in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.
Researchers may find it useful to use the published catalog of the music collection, "Music in the Rubén Cobos Collection of Spanish New Mexican Folklore", edited by Victoria Lindsay Levine and Amanda Chace, available in the Colorado College library and several other U.S. libraries.
In 2005, Colorado College received a grant from the Colorado Digitization Project to digitize the music in the Cobos Collection.