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Sounds of History, The: War, Boom and Bust [sound recording]

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Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Musical sound recordings
United States
"A supplement to volume 10, The Life history of the United States." Notes by Virgil Thomson on container. Performer(s): Fredric March and Florence Eldridge, narrators ; various performers and speakers ; original music composed and conducted by Hershy Kay.
Table of contents:
Speech / General John J. Pershing --A farewell to arms / Ernest Hemingway --Trip to Europe ; The next war / Woodrow Wilson --League of Nations / Henry Cabot Lodge --Comments on Warren G. Harding / A Republican senator -- Americanism / Warren G. Harding --Succession to the presidency ; Welcoming Charles A. Lindbergh / Calvin Coolidge --Statement / Bartolomeo Vanzetti --Sonnet / Edna St. Vincent Millay --Comments on American life / Will Rodgers --Main Street / Sinclair Lewis --Acceptance for the Republican nomination for president / Herbert Hoover -- Description of the stock market crash / Frederick Lewis Allen --A lawyer on the plight of the farmers --A reporter on the bonus army --Election of 1932 / Will Rodgers --Forgotten man / Franklin Delano Roosevelt --Over there / George M. Cohan ([performed by] Eric Carlson and chorus) -- Mademoiselle from Armentieres / traditional (Eric Carlson and chorus) --Funny face. 'S wonderful ; Girl crazy. I got rhythm / [music by] George Gershwin ; [words by] Ira Gershwin (Lois Winter ; Robert Sands) --Always ; All alone / Irving Berlin (Lois Winter ; Robert Sands) --Runnin' wild. Charleston / [music by] James P. Johnston ; [words by] Cecil Mack -- Scandals. Black bottom / Ray Henderson --La Cumparista / G.N. Matos Rodriguez --Show boat. Make believe ; Why do I love you? / [music by] Jerome Kern ; [words by] Oscar Hammerstein II (Lois Winter ; Robert Sands) --Brother, can you spare a dime? / [music by] Jay Gorney ; [words by] E.Y. Harburg (Charles Green) --Ballet mechanique / George Antheil (Los Angeles Contemporary Music Ensemble ; Robert Craft, conductor) --Piano trio / Roy Harris (Johanna Harris, piano ; Henry Temianka, violin ; Joseph Schuster, cellist) --Ionisation / Edgar Varerse (Juilliard Percussion Orchestra ; Frederic Waldman, conductor)
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:
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Local number:
Time Life 010 A-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections