"Cabin in the Sky" Studio acetate edition 12" 78 rpm disc (February 24, 1943), with a lot of hand written information on the disc. 8A (USA). End theme song from film (same title). One sided acetate, exceptionally heavy. Time: 4' 38." It bears the hand written initials of the recording engineer, date (Feb. 24, 1943), matrix number...DCO39982A. Ethel Waters sings beautifully with Rochester -- with orchestra accompaniment and a choir. Beautiful soundtrack. At the time miss Waters was at the peak of her career. After many years of singing mainly blues, she was a top hit on Broadway and finally Hollywood! During WW2, the major studios made a couple of films only with Afro American cast. "Stormy Weather" and this one were the most popular. Many jazz stars, comedians and dancers (tap & Lindy Hop). The label sticker with the info is on the silent (virgin) side, the grooves with the music on the other side. There was no issue at the time of course. This acetate was probably for working purpose in the studio (lip syncing with film, assembling, montage, etc.) Grade: VG+ (some little scars and light wear, sounds very good but some surface noise). Ethel appeared in the musical Cabin in the Sky and co-starred with Louis Armstrong and the young Lena Horne (a Waters disciple in many ways) in its film version two years later.