Re: "Descriptive specialities" and phonograph ..


Subject: Re: "Descriptive specialities" and phonograph ..
From: David Mooney (moko@city-net.com)
Date: Sun May 08 2005 - 12:21:15 EDT


There was a comic in the 1920's named Cal Stewart who did a
series of recordings about a mythical place called "Pumpkin
Hollow." I have one in very bad condition--"The Opry Comes
to Pumpkin Hollow." It's ridiculous but does evoke a sense
of place. Is this the kind of thing you mean?

Katharine Norman wrote:
>
> Philippe-Aubert Gauthier wrote:
> > Hello!
> >
> > I was just reading about "descriptive specialties" and was wondering if anybody
> > knows where we can acess such type of phonograph records samples on the
> > Internet (or just even phonograph samples ... if there is any).
> >
> > According to Sterne, descriptive specialities where false simulated events or
> > places (specially recreated for a recording machines like the phonograph). Such
> > descriptive specialties seems to have been popular around early-nineteenth.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> lots of interesting early Edison etc at
> http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/ although not "descriptive
> specialities" in particular.
>
> Katharine

-- 
David Mooney
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