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Night Mare / Hound Dog

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black vinyl record with a red label at its center filled with silver text. Above the record's center is the record label logo, an illustrated peacock perched on the "c" in "Peacock" of the text [Peacock RECORDS]. Beneath the record's center it lists the song title and its production information; one side reads [HOUND DOG / (J. Leiber - M. Stroller - J. Otis) / WILLIE MAE / "Big Mama" THORNTON / Kansas City Bill & Orchestra]. The other side reads [Night Mare (J. Leiber - M. Stroller - J. Otis) / WILLIE MAE / "Big Mama" THORNTON / Kansas City Bill & Orchestra]. Text aligned with the arc beneath the song title reads [PEACOCK RECORDING CO. 4104 LYONS AVE. HOUSTON, TEXAS].
Published by
Peacock Records, Inc., American, founded 1949
Recorded by
Big Mama Thornton, American, 1926 - 1984
Date
1953
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
vinyl, adhesive, paper
Dimensions
Diameter: 9 7/8 × 1/16 in. (25.1 × 0.2 cm)
Type
78 rpm records
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Object number
2016.68.12
Topic
African American
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Rock and roll (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Place depicted
Houston, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions