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Re: [ARSCLIST] on record: presidential debates 1908 style

I doubt that Steve saw this rarity, but the Gennett Cross of Gold was also
pressed on a 16" disc. With a Gennett label. That disc uses phony crowd
noise to "bridge" the two sides on the disc. This is at LC. I *think* it was
heavy shellac, ala a Vitaphone disc.


On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 5:15 PM, Michael Biel <mbiel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Question for the group -- was this the election that Bryan recorded the
> re-creation
> > of one of his stemwinders, including a phony "crowd" cheering him on? I
> forgot if it
> > was the "Cross of Gold" speech or another one but somewhere I have the
> audio.
> >-- Tom Fine
> The Cross of Gold speech was recorded by him for Gennett on July 2, 1923.
>  There is no crowd on this or the other Gennetts I've heard from this date
> and the next.  He recorded for Edison, Victor, and Columbia for the 1908
> election, and I believe that none of these have crowds.  The only other
> records that he himself actually made are two Edison cylinders in 1900,
> Speech of Acceptance 7611 and Speech to Labor 7621.  I haven't heard them.
>  A lot of the phony speech records that Steve Barr mentioned included
> crowds.  The phony recordings on Edward R. Murrow's "I Can Hear It Now, Vol
> III" included phony crowds.  This includes the phony recording of the Scopes
> Monkey Trial.  Maybe that is what you are thinking of.
> Mike Biel  mbiel@xxxxxxxxx

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