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Series 2: Sound Recordings (continued)
Sound recording, undated (continued)
Rack number: RAA 46901
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (Side A: 00:30:21, Side B: 00:20:46) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.
Side A
Probably a dub of prerecorded music. Problems with the quality of the audio develop towards the end of the recording.
Side B
Probably a dub of prerecorded music. The audio volume is low for approximately the last ten minutes of the recording.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR068 Sound recording, undated
Rack number: RAA 46902
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (01:04:25) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.
Singing, with at least one song is in Pennsylvania German. One song begins "I'm an honest Irish lad." A dub of a wire recording begins at 00:31:33.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR069 Sound recording, July 5-6, 1952
Rack number: RAA 46903
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (Side A: 00:29:55, Side B: 00:29:56) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.
Side A
A program, possibly at a festival. Square dance music, and a man speaking in Pennsylvania German. The recording continues on SR069, Side B. The source recording is cut off at the beginning.
Side B
A man gives a sermon and a prayer in Pennsylvania German. At 00:02:27 Don Yoder introduces part of program on witchcraft (black magic) and powwowing (white magic). At 00:03:34 Aunt Sophia Bailer speaks. The recording continues from SR069, Side A.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR070 Sound recording, undated
Rack number: RAA 46904
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:23:22) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono ; 5 in.
A compilation of selections from recorded interviews, possibly by Steve Diamond, with added introductions.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR071 Sound recording, 1979 or before
Rack number: RAA 46905
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:16:54) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, mono ; 5 in.
African American church service; dubbed from the master recording of the Chapman Family Gospel Record. This copy came from the Center for Southern Folklore, Memphis, Tennessee.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR072 Sound recording, undated
Rack number: RAA 46906
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:16:31) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, full track, mono ; 5 in.
An unidentified African American woman recounts religious experiences. The recording includes singing. This tape was dubbed from the master recording of the Chapman Family Gospel Record. This copy came from the Center for Southern Folklore, Memphis, Tennessee.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR073 Sound recording, undated
Rack number: RAA 46907
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (Side A, part 1: 00:26:23, Side A, part 2: 0:01:14, Side B: 00:20:35) : analog, 3 3/4 ips (Side A, part 1 and Side B) and 7 1/2 ips (Side A, part 2), half track, mono ; 5 in.
Digitization note: six splice points wore out during the transfer. The points were reattached and the transfer was completed.
Side A, part 1
Interview of Rabbi Isaac Forman (originally from Poland; d. 1960), on Jewish beliefs and practices. Following a long audio silence, the recording continues with unrelated content: an unidentified woman sings a section from the song "Getting to Know You," from the musical "The King and I." The same woman (or possibly another) sings; the tape speed slows down considerably.
Side A, part 2
An unidentified woman sings a section from the song "Getting to Know You," from the musical, "The King and I." The playback or the original recording was made at the wrong speed (too fast). This recording overlaps from sr073a_pt1. The same woman (or possibly another) sings the song "Laura."
Side B
Oral memoirs of a [?], Philadelphia; Jewish history.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR074 Sound recording, undated
Rack number: RAA 46908
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (Side A: 00:11:03, Side B: 00:04:30) : analog, 7 1/2 ips (Side A) and 3 3/4 ips (Side B), half track, mono ; 7 in.
Side A
An African American Baptist church service. An unidentified woman announces the slate for the recording. Dub copy of a recording, with distortion from the source tape. The audio cuts off at the end of the recording.
Side B
Possibly music recorded from a radio broadcast. The recording has instances of distortion, and is cut off at the end.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR075 Sound recording, undated
Rack number: RAA 46909
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:15:19) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono ; 5 in.
14th annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival; Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Don Yoder announces the event. An unidentified man and woman speak. At one point the woman speaks about making corn mush. A child recites poetry.
Digitization note: several splices wore out during digitization. Points were reattached and the transfer was completed.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR076 Sound recording, undated
Rack number: RAA 46910
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (Side A: 01:04:17, Side B: 01:04:10) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.
Korean shamanic chant.
Side A
Time Summary
00:00:03 Vocal performance by a female singer, with instrument accompaniment (Korean oboe Taepyŏngso, hourglass Korean drum changku)
00:02:31 Performance by a female singer (a shaman). Alternation of vocal narration (chanting) and instrumental performance (small bells pangul, hourglass Korean drum, Korean oboe, cymbal); a part of shaman ritual
00:25:04 Long instrumental introduction (big gong ching, small gongs Kkwaekwari, hourglass drum), alternation of instrumental performance and vocal performance by a female singer (narration in dialect of eastern area and singing: contents—best wish to ancestor for good life)
00:46:35 Alternation of instrumental introduction (hourglass drum, small gongs, and big gong) and vocal ensemble of several female singers
01:00:13 Announcement of a male singer, and singing with hourglass drum and small gongs: songs about what the lights used and means in the harvest festival in the city called Kangwŏn in Korea
Side B
Time Summary
00:00:03 Vocal singing by a female singer, with instruments accompaniment (hourglass drum and big gong)
00:15:55 Vocal chanting by several female singers, with instrument accompaniment (Korean barrel drum puk, big gong)
00:28:54 Buddhist chanting by two male singers in call and response form, accompanied by instruments (wooden idiophone, moktak)
00:50:36 Performance by a female singer: vocal narrative genre (Simchyŏng) with instrumental accompaniment (Korean flute taekŭm, barrel drum)
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR077 Sound recording, April 27, 1979
Rack number: RYJ 4333
Extent: 1 sound cassette (00:13:40) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track, stereo
Recorded at the "Symposium on Rural Hymnody," hosted by Berea College, April 27-29, 1979. Session A, Part 7 (end of session). Open discussion between symposium participants. Interview with two or three men, possibly including George Carroll, on shape-note singing.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR078 Sound recording, April 28, 1979
Rack number: RYJ 4334
Extent: 1 sound cassette (Side A: 00:28:10, Side B: 00:30:04) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track
Recorded at the "Symposium on Rural Hymnody," hosted by Berea College, April 27-29, 1979. Symposium recordings continue on SR079-SR081.
Side A
Session B, part 1: "Joshua Leavitt's Christian Lyre and Other Developments of Revival Hymnody in the North," presented by Alan Beuchner. Introduction by William H. Tallmadge. The sound cuts off at the end, and the recording continues on SR078, Side B.
Side B
Session B, part 2 continues from part 1. Conclusion on SR079, Side A.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR079 Sound recording, April 28, 1979
Rack number: RYJ 4335
Extent: 1 sound cassette (Side A: 00:31:00, Side B: 00:30:30) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track
Recorded at the "Symposium on Rural Hymnody," hosted by Berea College, April 27-29, 1979.
Side A
Session B, part 3. Alan Buechner finishes his talk. The respondent James C. Downey, William Carey College. Problems with the audio set-up occur, after which Dorothy D. Horn gives her paper: "Jackson's White and Negro Spirituals: Thirty-six Years Later." Conclusion on SR79, Side B.
Side B
Session B, part 4. Dorothy D. Horn finishes her presentation. William H. Tallmadge is the respondent. Portia K. Maultsby gives a paper on "Black Spirituals: Black Aesthetic Concept." Ccontinued on SR080, Side A). The audio cuts off at the end.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR080 Sound recording, April 28, 1979
Rack number: RYJ 4336
Extent: 1 sound cassette (Side A: 00:31:11, Side B: 00:30:25) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track
Recorded at the "Symposium on Rural Hymnody," hosted by Berea College, April 27-29, 1979.
Side A
Session B, part 5: Portia K. Maultsby continues giving her paper, which began on SR079, Side B and concludes on SR080, Side B. The audio cuts off at the end.
Side B
Session B, part 6: Portia K. Maultsby concludes her paper (continued from SR080, Side A). The respondents are Melonee Burnin and Robert Stephens. William Tallmadge presents on "The Black in Jackson's White Spirituals." The audio cuts off at the end.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR081 Sound recording, April 28, 1979
Rack number: RYJ 4337
Extent: 1 sound cassette (00:19:56) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track
Recorded at the "Symposium on Rural Hymnody," hosted by Berea College, April 27-29, 1979.
Session B, part 7: Tallmadge finishes his presentation. Respondant: Portia K. Maultsby. Session B concludes.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR082 Sound recording, March 21, 1976
Rack number: RYJ 4338
Extent: 1 sound cassette (Side A: 00:45:15, Side B: 00:29:38) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track, mono
Ana Alvarez conducts an informal interview with Olga (no last name given; interview conducted in Spanish and English). Continued on SR083. The recording was probably created as part of an assignment for one of Don Yoder's classes.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR083 Sound recording, April 11, 1976
Rack number: RYJ 4339
Extent: 1 sound cassette (Side A: 00:30:23, Side B: 00:17:40) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, quarter track, mono
Ana Alvarez interviews Olga (in Spanish and English).
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR084 Sound recording, December 18, 1970
Rack number: RYJ 4340
Extent: 1 sound cassette (Side A: 00:45:44, Side B: 00:45:51) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track, mono
Lynne Gorson interviews Clem Tamburrino, a faith healer. The recording was created as part of an assignment for Don Yoder's Religious Thought 523 class.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR085 Sound recording, circa Spring 1980
Rack number: RYJ 4341
Extent: 1 sound cassette (Side A: 00:40:58, Side B: 00:20:21) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track, mono
Interviews introduced by Karen Creuziger. Submitted for Don Yoder's Folk Religion class, Spring 1980.
Side A
The first introduction and interview is with Gene Bissell, on astrology. The second introduction and interview begins at 00:20:28, and is with Jan Rosenberg.
Side B
Introduction by Karen Creuziger, followed by an interview with Jim Putman, on astrology. The interview was recorded over the telephone, which affects the audio quality.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR086 Sound recording, circa 1978
Rack number: RYJ 4342
Extent: 1 sound cassette (Side A: 00:30:04, Side B: 00:28:45) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, quarter track, mono
Side A
Sharon (no surname given) interviews Marie Serpico [?], possibly her grandmother, on Catholicism. There are brief, occasional interruptions from prerecorded music (the tape may have been used before). Interview concludes on SR086, Side B. The recording was probably created as part of an assignment for one of Don Yoder's classes.
Side B
Conclusion of the interview from SR086, Side A, at 00:00:50. The content that follows is out of scope for the collection: audio noise from 00:00:50 to 00:01:11, followed by dubs of commercially released music from the 1970s.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR087 Sound recording, undated
Rack number: RYJ 4343
Extent: 1 sound cassette (Side A: 00:15:55, Side B: 00:15:57) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, half track, mono
Dub compilation of sermons.
Oral chanted(?) sermons. The sound levels are very low. Discernable content on Side A ends at 00:13:28, and on Side B ends at 00:15:46.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR088 Sound recording, 1971 or before
Rack number: RXF 7097
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:41:24) : analog, half track, mono ; 7 in.
Recordings of Johnny Brendel, of Reinholds, Pennsylvania, and William Brown, of Klingerstown, Pennsylvania. Brendel was a renowned folklorist, and Brown was a well-known Pennsylvania Dutch performer.
Because of a problem with the source audio, nothing can be heard from about 00:05:23 to 00:05:53; at other points in the recording, the audio is very low, and at times inaudible.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR089 Sound recording, no later than 1955
Rack number: RXF 7098
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (01:07:21) : analog ; 7 in.
Hegins recordings: Aggie (Bressler) Osman, Valeria (Frymoyer) Gable, and Emma Yoder.
Occasionally, the audio is very low and at times inaudible. From about 00:30:08 to 00:30:11, ground hum interferes with the program and makes it inaudible. The source recording is likely a dub copy made from other recordings.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR090 Sound recording, undated
Rack number: RXF 6781
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:29:41) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track ; 7 in.
Table graces (or "tischgebete").
Occasionally, the audio is very low and at times inaudible. Around the 00:29:00, a high-pitched beep can be heard.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR091 Sound recording, undated
Rack number: RXF 6780
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:15:09) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track ; 7 in.
Pennsylvania Dutch (Pennsylvania German) songs by Milton Kuhns; some with piano accompaniment. Some selections are spoken-word. At least two songs are in English.
At the beginning, there is some sound distortion from the source recording.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR092 Sound recording, September 1, 1961
Rack number: RXF 6779
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (00:28:19) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, half track ; 7 in.
Folksongs and prayers. Recorded at the 1st Pennsylvania Dutch Harvest Frolic. The first singer is Marvin Wetzel, second singer (at about 00:06:26) is Ferris Herzog (?), the third and fourth singers (about 00:09:26) are Mabel Snyder and Mary Dannehauer.
Sound problems with the source recording: repeated instances of bumping or other close contact with the microphone. A high-pitched squeal involving the equipment can be heard from about 00:19:16 to 00:19:21.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR093 Sound recording, undated
Rack number: RXF 7451
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (Side A: 00:31:47, Side B: 00:28:06) : analog, 3 3/4 ips ; 5 in.
"Religion and Music"; a lecture by Don Yoder. According to accompanying documentation, this is "a favorite lecture of Don Yoder's." However, there is no lecture on either tape side. Both tape sides are dubbed from various recordings, including vocal performances (including sacrad harp and Shaker song) by various groups, a sermon given by an African American minister, and an African American spiritual, and other styles of religious song, occasionally with instrumental accompaniment.
ITEM-ID AFC 2003/051: SR094 Sound recording, October 13 or 14, 1972
Rack number: RXF 7452
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (01:32:54) : analog, 1 3/8 ips ; 5 in.
Interview with Henry Cronister (b. 1881, at Martha Furnace, Centre County). Recorded at Marion Cronister's, Port Matilda, Centre County.
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