Tome, New Mexico. Ballad about the death of the famous musician, Jose Luis Lovato, of Casa Colorado, New Mexico. In another indita we are told how the Navajo Indians attack the village and take away Jose Luis's wife and two children. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 8 of 28 songs on the audiofile.
Tome, New Mexico. Rare local ballad about the 1884 Rio Grande flood that almost destroyed the town of Tome. Father J.B. Ralliere checks the church to determine if it is in danger of destruction by the turbulent waters of the river. Interference in middle of song. Quality: fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 6 of 28 songs on the audiofile.
Tome, New Mexico. Unaccompanied version of the ballad about the Rio Grande flood at Tome, New Mexico. Commentary provides information about the composer, Manuel ("Lito") Vigil. According to the informant, Vigil lived in St. Louis and was one of hte first persons in and around Tome who spoke fluent English. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 2 of 14 songs on the audiofile.
Tome, New Mexico. Humorous ballad about a shepherd whose three hundred sheep get mixed up with another shepherd's flock. The shepherd helps Cleofas sort out and drive home the lost sheep. Informant gives background for this ballad. Includes commentary. Quality: good. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 3 of 14 songs on the audiofile.
Los Padillas, New Mexico. Informant recites part of the "Indita de 'Ciquio Lucero," which has to do with a man who dies as a result of piercing one of his legs with an awl as he is making himself a pair of shoes. At least one adivinanza is also included. Tape speed varies. Quality: poor.