Black English: Samples (1940)

Collection Descriptive Notes
An announcer (?) opens the recording session and presides over the proceedings, which are taking place on 29 December 1940 (the day after a "Harlequin Ball"). Various anonymous men and women make remarks and speeches, then sing old-fashioned songs. The place of the recording is unknown.
Collection Technical Notes
Phonograph records are 10-inch, needle-cut, plastic discs of the Audiodisc brand. The date of their creation is known, but their provenance remains a mystery. The WAVE files are now converted to MP3s.