The Life Story of Madame Bethune

Recorded by
Jackson, Otis, American
Published by
Peacock Records, Inc., American, founded 1949
Subject of
Tucker, Ira Sr., American, 1925 - 2008
Dixie Hummingbirds, American, founded 1928
Medium
plastic (possibly polyvinyl chloride);
ink on paper
Dimensions
Diameter (vinyl record): 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
L x W (paper sleeve): 7 x 7 in. (17.8 x 17.8 cm)
Type
long-playing records
Date
1955
Description
The 45rpm 7” record features parts one and two of the song “The Life Story of Madame Bethune” as performed by Otis Jackson and backed by the Dixie Hummingbirds. The record has a black paper label with silver lettering. The label has the Peacock Records logo along the top of the label and the artist and song title listed along the bottom of the label. Wrapped around the edge of the lower half of the label is the Peacock Records address. A horizontal band across the center has text indicating that the record is to be played at 45 rpm and lists the publishing company. The record was originally housed in a white paper sleeve with a musical score design circumambulating the center hole. A Philadelphia phone number is listed on the recto LR corner in blue ink.
Topic
African American
Gospel (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Ira Tucker, Jr. of the Dixie Hummingbirds
Object number
2013.13.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
© MCA Records (originally Peacock Records). Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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