Elizabeth Spencer (soprano)

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Elizabeth Spencer was an American soprano during the later 19th century and early 20th century.

1911 recording of Elizabeth Spencer singing "Just Awearyin' for You"

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She is primarily remembered as a recording artist for Thomas Alva Edison. She made numerous recordings for Edison Standard Records from 1888 until 1912.[1]

Her voice is noted for its sterling operatic quality combined with ability to sing in the vernacular.[2]

Spencer died in 1935.[1]


  1. ^ a b UCSB Cylinder Preservation Project (accessed 8 February 2010).
  2. ^ See, e.g., the inset 1911 Edison recording of her singing "Just Awearyin' for You" (words by Frank Lebby Stanton, music by Carrie Jacobs-Bond). Cf. Spencer's 1914 duet with Walter Van Brunt on "When the Green Leaves Turn to Gold" on YouTube (accessed 10 February 2010).

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