Format Audio Recordings
Contributors [Corse, Carita Doggett]
Cornwall, Robert
Corse, Carita Doggett
Lassiter, Ella Mcmullen
Lassiter, Ella Mcmullen (Mother)
Dates 1940
Location Florida
Sebring
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Ethnography
Field Recordings
Highlands County
Music
Religious Songs
Sebring, Florida
Songs
Spirituals
Spirituals (Songs)
Vocals
Title
A Lament
Description
Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 12 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, age 101, was born into slavery, on the McMullen Plantation near Forsythe, Georgia. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "A Lament" (vocals) performed by Ella McMullen (Mother) Lassiter at Sebring, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Performer referred to elsewhere as "Mother" Ella Lassiter Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).
Contributor Names
Lassiter, Ella McMullen (performer)
Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892- (collector)
Cornwall, Robert (collector)
Created / Published
Sebring, Florida, 1940-07-01.
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Religious songs
-  Spirituals (Songs)
-  United States -- Florida -- Sebring -- place of recording
Genre
Field recordings
Songs
Notes
-  The singer, age 101, was born into slavery, on the McMullen Plantation near Forsythe, Georgia.
-  The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified.
-  Performance Note: "A Lament" (vocals) performed by Ella McMullen (Mother) Lassiter at Sebring, Florida, on July 1, 1940.
-  Performer referred to elsewhere as "Mother" Ella Lassiter
Form
sound recording
sound disc
Extent
1 sound disc (3 minutes, 12 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
AFC 1940/011: AFS 03895 B01 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Other Formats
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.afc.afcflwpa.3895b1/mets.xml
Access Condition
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