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Title
[Black wax home recording of man speaking and testing phonograph over off-air recording of Freddy Martin's Orchestra]
Date Created and/or Issued
1941-1983
Contributing Institution
UC Santa Barbara, Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Collection
Cylinder Audio Archive
Rights Information
copyright unknown
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Description
Black wax cylinder (cut to three inches).
Performer not given.
In first segment, man talks about Moses, the Promised Land, and the wandering of the Jewish people. In second segment, man speaks: "This is being recorded on the a, o- -- on an original Edison wax cylinder phonograph to test the recording quality. One, two, three, four, testing, sister Susie is sewing shirts for sick (?) sailors this time. Of course we won't get any S's on this record, but then...." This is recorded over a palimpsest off-the-air recording , which continues beyond the over-recorded portion and is announced at the end: "You have just heard Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B flat, played by Freddie Martin and His Orchestra." Martin's well-known arrangement of this piece dates from 1941.
Also available online via the Internet.
Sung in English.
The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 139-01).
Type
sound
Format
Audio
Audio cylinder
Electronic resource
Extent
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 141.6 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Identifier
(OCoLC)881048956
Language
English
Subject
Personal recordings

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