Recordings of Black English (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.
This collection has no playable audio.
Title Contributor Medium
ENG (BL) 49.1 (M) Unnamed announcer (male) (speaker); Unnamed male and female speakers (speaker) 1/4 inch audio tape
ENG (BL) 87.1 (M) Anonymous male and female speakers (speaker); Unnamed male announcer (speaker) 1/4 inch audio tape
English speeches; English conversation (ENG (BL) 87.1 (OD)) Unnamed male announcer (speaker); Anonymous male and female speakers (speaker) Record
Speeches in English; American songs (ENG (BL) 87.2 (OD)) Anonymous male and female speakers (speaker); Unnamed male announcer (speaker) Record