Audio Recording Misirlou
About this Item
- Morris, Alton Chester (Collector)
- Corse, Carita Doggett, b. 1892 (Collector)
- Castrounis, Jennie (Performer)
Created / Published
- Jacksonville, Florida
- - Love songs
- - Greek Americans
- - Greek Americans--Music
- - Songs
- - United States -- Florida -- Duval County -- Jacksonville
- - Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New Smyrna Beach, Florida. When the colony came to an end in 1777, the settlers relocated to St. Augustine.
- - Jennie Castrounis will sing 'Misirlou,' a Greek Arabian love song."
- - This song describes a woman named Misirlou. Her eyes and lips are mentioned.
- - Performance Note: "Misirlou" (vocals) performed by Jennie Castrounis at Jacksonville, Florida, on October 4, 1939.
- Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1939/026: AFS 03548 B02
- Alton C. Morris Florida WPA recordings (AFC 1939/026)
- American Folklife Center
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- Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection (AFC 1939/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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- Florida WPA Recordings, 1940 (AFC 1940/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Morris, Alton Chester, Carita Doggett Corse, and Jennie Castrounis. Misirlou. Jacksonville, Florida, 1939. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000308/.
APA citation style:
Morris, A. C., Corse, C. D. & Castrounis, J. (1939) Misirlou. Jacksonville, Florida. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000308/.
MLA citation style:
Morris, Alton Chester, Carita Doggett Corse, and Jennie Castrounis. Misirlou. Jacksonville, Florida, 1939. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000308/>.