Recorded by
Mabley, Moms, American, 1897 - 1975
Distributed by
Chess Records, American, founded 1950
Owned by
Smock, Ginger, American, 1920 - 1995
Date
1961
Medium
vinyl, ink on paper
Dimensions
Diameter (vinyl disc): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
H x W (sleeve): 12 5/16 × 12 5/16 in. (31.3 × 31.3 cm)
Description
A 33 1/3 rpm record album titled "The Funniest Woman in the World:" Moms Mabley Onstage recorded by Moms Mabley. The front of album cover features a color photograph of Moms Mabley sitting on stage holding a microphone in her proper right hand. Yellow and white type at top of cover reads "'the funniest woman in the world' / MOMS MABLEY ONSTAGE / CHESS LP 1447." The back of the record cover consists of black type against a white background and features a review from Redd Foxx. The vinyl disc has a black inner circle with silver type.
Classification
Time-based Media - Audio
Type
record covers
long-playing records
Topic
Amusements
Comedy
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Lydia Samuel Bennett
Object number
2016.161.3.8ab
Restrictions & Rights
© Universal Music Group
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd553b0d5de-9bc9-42ac-8d8b-3abf5c9862e3

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