found tapes 1992-1999

92r001a. This tape bears no relation to the others in the lot. Found: Car boot sale, Leasowe, Wirral, 1991/1992 on a SANYO MR101 battery operated recorder. Format: Quarter inch open reel, half track mono, speed 3.75 ips. Arthur and Jim appear to be caretakers or yard/ site managers. they leave a taped message for their absent colleague Stan then engage in a discussion of Arthur’s decision to take early retirement.
92r001a. This tape bears no relation to the others in the lot. Found: Car boot sale, Leasowe, Wirral, 1991/1992 on a SANYO MR101 battery operated recorder. Format: Quarter inch open reel, half track mono, speed 3.75 ips.
Arthur and Jim appear to be caretakers or yard/ site managers. they leave a taped message for their absent colleague Stan then engage in a discussion of Arthur’s decision to take early retirement. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/duumlc9wdun3dge/92R001A_STAN_part_2.mp3
92r001B
92r001b. Format: quarter inch open reel, speed 1 . 7/8ips, half track mono. Estimated date of recordings: mid 1970s Labelled as 'Long family discussion'. Topics include 'congratulations on your Sanyo recorder', Officer cadet pay, dowry, marriage and money, and a home made easy listening radio style show.
92r001b. Format: quarter inch open reel, speed 1 . 7/8ips, half track mono.
Estimated date of recordings: mid 1970s
Labelled as ‘Long family discussion’. Topics include ‘congratulations on your Sanyo recorder’, Officer cadet pay, dowry (http://www.mediafire.com/listen/9gnjemd2upia7lx/92R001B_-_long_family3_dowry.mp3 ), marriage and money, and a home made easy listening radio style show.
93r001A AND B
93r001A
93r001A
93R001a Found: Wirral Jumble sale (Irby?), 1993 Format: quarter inch open reel, speed 3.75ips, half and quarter track mono. This 3 inch spool of tape contains a whole series of messages. First is a Dec. 1962 message from Frank and family in the USA to Uncle James and Auntie Jean in Scotland. James records a message back to them, and also Uncle Mike and Annie, Catherine (whom he has not seen in 50 years) and Cookie. The speech is interspersed with a few Scottish tunes he plays on the piano, to Frank, Robin, Ann and little Peter in the USA. We learn that Aunt Winnifred is bettter, Patricia is preparing for a wedding, John, Jim and Morah, Aunt Annie (next door), Joe and Annette all get mentioned. We also hear about the saga of Father Maher, local curate and keeper of the tape spools, and a lost microphone. Strong church connections are evident in this tape, as they are in several other tapes (radio broadcasts mostly) found in the same lot. We learn that Laurence and Kitty Gilmour are visiting and this tape was to return with them to NYC to be passed on. How it ended up back in the UK is a mystery and begs the question : Did it ever reach its intended recipients? Recovery of this tape was complicated. The original message was recorded on a half track mono recorder. The response was recorded over the same tape but on a quarter track machine, across three of the four available tracks. The original message was not fully over-recorded and was recovered by playing the fourth track, side two of the tape, on a quarter track machine. The resulting backwards audio was digitized, edited and reversed.
93R001a
Found: Wirral Jumble sale (Irby?), 1993
Format: quarter inch open reel, speed 3.75ips, half and quarter track mono.
This 3 inch spool of tape contains a whole series of messages. First is a Dec. 1962 message from Frank and family in the USA to Uncle James and Auntie Jean in Scotland (http://www.mediafire.com/listen/wcjjn5kqk3j0lvs/93r001a__s1t2_recoveredFIRST.mp3 ). James records a message back to them, and also Uncle Mike and Annie, Catherine (whom he has not seen in 50 years) and Cookie. The speech is interspersed with a few Scottish tunes he plays on the piano, to Frank, Robin, Ann and little Peter in the USA ( http://www.mediafire.com/listen/bji9axw36pyxb06/93r001a_s1t1SECOND.mp3 ). We learn that Aunt Winnifred is bettter, Patricia is preparing for a wedding, John, Jim and Morah, Aunt Annie (next door), Joe and Annette all get mentioned. We also hear about the saga of Father Maher, local curate and keeper of the tape spools, and a lost microphone. Strong church connections are evident in this tape, as they are in several other tapes (radio broadcasts mostly) found in the same lot.
We learn that Laurence and Kitty Gilmour are visiting and this tape was to return with them to NYC to be passed on. How it ended up back in the UK is a mystery and begs the question : Did it ever reach its intended recipients?
Recovery of this tape was complicated. The original message was recorded on a half track mono recorder. The response was recorded over the same tape but on a quarter track machine, across three of the four available tracks. The original message was not fully over-recorded and was recovered by playing the fourth track, side two of the tape, on a quarter track machine. The resulting backwards audio was digitized, edited and reversed.
93r002
93R002 Bicycle with a mind of its own / sfx sequences Found: Irby (Wirral) jumble sale, 1993
93R002 Bicycle with a mind of its own / sfx sequences
Found: Irby (Wirral) jumble sale, 1993. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/hzsvprjsx37oaeo/93r002_web.mp3
93R003 Testing the new Fidelity playmaster Found: Wirral, 1993? Estimated date of recording: 1963
93R003 Found: Wirral, 1993. Format: quarter track mono, speed 3.75ips. Date of recording: 9 march 1961 (spoken on tape). Recordings show a family trying out their new ‘Fidelity playmaster’ recorder (http://www.mediafire.com/listen/2dqgh2vz6pjj4yb/93R003__instr.mp3 ). The children say a few rhymes (http://www.mediafire.com/listen/uy7b3lce8lde0oy/93R003__nurs_rhy.mp3 ). Second side has the family playing some parlour games.
94r001 box
94R001 Box labelled BBC ‘My family and other animals’ sound rushes from TV series, 1987 Found: charity shop, Bangor, Wales, 1994 Format: 5 inch reel, speed 7.5 ips, half track mono. Date of recordings: 16.6. 1987 A house riddled with rot and an old doctor, amongst other things. No idea who ‘Dicky Restless ‘ is…
94R001 Box labelled BBC ‘My family and other animals’ sound rushes from TV series, 1987
Found: charity shop, Bangor, Wales, 1994
Format: 5 inch reel, speed 7.5 ips, half track mono.
Date of recordings: 16.6. 1987
A house riddled with rot and an old doctor, amongst other things. No idea who ‘Dicky Restless ‘ is… http://www.mediafire.com/listen/dc1xaar54zaz3x2/94R001_-_MY_FAMILY%282%29.mp3
96r001a. Gefunden: Fleamarket, Frankfurt-am-Main, Dezember 1996. Spule 13 cm, vierspur , Stereo, 19 cm/s. Aufnahme dauer: 25 min. Einhalt: Singen mit gitarre. Schalger und volksmuzik; dann Anglo hits.
96r001a. Gefunden: Fleamarket, Frankfurt-am-Main, Dezember 1996. Spule 13 cm, vierspur , Stereo, 19 cm/s. Aufnahmedauer: 25 min. Einhalt: Singen mit gitarre. Schalger und volksmuzik (http://www.mediafire.com/listen/d8c5dypdipwdwus/96R001A_germans_4_satisfaction.mp3 ); dann ‘Anglo hits’ (http://www.mediafire.com/listen/d8c5dypdipwdwus/96R001A_germans_4_satisfaction.mp3 ).
96r001b. einhalt: wissenschaft
96r001b. Einhalt: Studien: Kenntnistheorie (10 minuten). Dann Mikro-Aufnahmen mit Musik und Freunde. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/ty04hlriwey8h5r/96r001b_web.mp3
found: Leicester junk shop 1997. content: testing recorder
97r001 Found: Leicester junk shop 1997. content: testing recorder. Welsh male voice. Format: quarter track mono, 7 inch reel, speed 3.75 ips. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/euqe761qk8elve4/97r001_web.mp3
98r001 found: leicester? 1998/9 tape format: quarter track mono 3.75 ips. 15cm spool content. male voice reading report about 1967 torrey canyon oil spill. Estimated date of recordings: 1978 (chart hits smurf song, rivers of babylon etc)
98r001
found: Leicester, 1998. Tape format: quarter track mono 3.75 ips. 15cm spool. Content: male voice reading report about 1967 Torrey canyon oil spill.
Estimated date of recordings: 1978 (chart hits smurf song, rivers of babylon etc). http://www.mediafire.com/listen/kr1ri9sdjw6cse8/98r001_torrey.mp3
98r002
98r002
Found: Ellesmere Port fleamarket, Wirral. Content: female voice testing recorder. then simon/garfunkel condor pasa. estimated date of recording : 1970 on. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/ksgayb6t6u4bn9s/98r002_test.mp3
99R001 .
99R001 . Estimated date of recordings: 1975 . FOUND: Wirral, Ellesmere Port monday fleamarket, 1999. Content: Ian (according to the label)
plays and introduces some mid 70s soul by the Supremes, Stylistics and others. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/8fgpmvqpng74g8v/99R001_IANS_TAPE.mp3
92c001. Found: Wirral car boot sale, 1992. Content: ‘Gradual Descent’ demo tape. Date of recording approx. 1986. Group lineup appears to be: Gary, Wayne, Craig, Andy and ‘Doctor’).
– ‘Something wrong with my parents’ LISTEN: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/mfcdzyyx4lxpzb8/92c001_gradualdescent1.mp3
‘Marianne’ – LISTEN: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/3r8kgbmg9mjtcx2/92c001_gradualdescent5_gg.mp3
92C001 COVER
Found: Car boot sale, Leasowe, Wirral, UK, 1999. Format: Cassette, mono (probably recorded on dictaphone or shoebox-type machine with inbuilt microphone) Estimated date of recordings: November 5th-6th 1992 Duration of recordings: 70 mins Harold lives in New Zealand and, with help from his wife Maggie, records a tape to Bill and Vera back in the UK. We learn that his health is somewhat poor and he voices his frustration about not being able to do things he used to. Several sections are recorded at 5 a.m., as a result of the speaker’s difficulty in sleeping. There is some talk of football scores, daily routines, childrens’ sporting achievements, (interrupted for a minute or two by some spoken French by an unknown younger Merseyside speaker). A few clues as to the date of the recording are offered after Maggie describes seeing the ITN News by satellite, mentioning the US elections with only 35% turnout ‘We had 85% and they said it was low!’), some ‘Gulf news’ and troubles in India and Russia. Gratitude is expressed for the ‘Come dancing and QE2’ videos. A segment is recorded by a speaker who appears to be Bill and Vera’s son John, who has been working on a farm, a vineyard and travelling for several months in the area. He mentions having telephoned them the day before, sending letters, videos, postcards and packages, planning his return to the UK the following month. A few things stand out about this tape. The first is the interesting accent of the main speaker, with its obvious Merseyside roots yet with a distinct, acquired, ‘down under’ drawl, suggesting long-term ex-pat status. The second is the ‘taped letter’ structure. By the 1990s, with domestic telephones now the norm rather than the exception in the developed world, and other increased communications possibilities (satellite/ Sky TV and video machines are mentioned), a tape like this would seem a little anachronistic.
Found: Car boot sale, Leasowe, Wirral, UK, 1999.
Format: Cassette, mono (probably recorded on dictaphone or shoebox-type machine with inbuilt microphone)
Estimated date of recordings: November 5th-6th 1992
Duration of recordings: 70 mins
Harold lives in New Zealand and, with help from his wife Maggie, records a tape to Bill and Vera back in the UK. We learn that his health is somewhat poor and he voices his frustration about not being able to do things he used to. Several sections are recorded at 5 a.m., as a result of the speaker’s difficulty in sleeping.
There is some talk of football scores, daily routines, childrens’ sporting achievements, (interrupted for a minute or two by some spoken French by an unknown younger Merseyside speaker). A few clues as to the date of the recording are offered after Maggie describes seeing the ITN News by satellite, mentioning the US elections with only 35% turnout ‘We had 85% and they said it was low!’), some ‘Gulf news’ and troubles in India and Russia. Gratitude is expressed for the ‘Come dancing and QE2’ videos.
A segment is recorded by a speaker who appears to be Bill and Vera’s son John, who has been working on a farm, a vineyard and travelling for several months in the area. He mentions having telephoned them the day before, sending letters, videos, postcards and packages, planning his return to the UK the following month.
A few things stand out about this tape. The first is the interesting accent of the main speaker, with its obvious Merseyside roots yet with a distinct, acquired, ‘down under’ drawl, suggesting long-term ex-pat status. The second is the ‘taped letter’ structure. By the 1990s, with domestic telephones now the norm rather than the exception in the developed world, and other increased communications possibilities (satellite/ Sky TV and video machines are mentioned), a tape like this would seem a little anachronistic. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/6vaoioloyyo6ydz/99c001_part1.mp3
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