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Disc 1
01
HMV Weather Effects Wind (1935)
01 :11
02
John Jacob Niles John Henry (1940)
02 :28
03
Anonymous (Société Anonyme) Untitled
01 :05
04 03 :00
05 03 :14
06 02 :53
07
Gennett Sound Effects Walking On Ice (1936)
01 :08
08 03 :03
09 03 :04
12
Pale K. Lua The Rosary (1914)
02 :56
13
Gennett Sound Effects Mocking Bird (1936)
01 :11
14 02 :42
15
Sylvester Weaver Damfino Stump (1927)
03 :00
16
Seger Ellis Montana Call (1931)
03 :23
17 02 :52
20
Ex-Governor Alf. Taylor's Old Limber Quartet Brother Noah Built An Ark (1924)
02 :27
22
Standard Radio Sound Effect Canadian Geese (1948)
00 :50
23
Roy Smeck's Trio Reaching For The Moon (1931)
03 :09
24 01 :31
25
Obed Pickard of Station WSM Nashville Tennessee The Old Grey Horse (1927)
03 :19
Disc 2
01 00 :57
02
Kelly Harrell Rovin' Gambler (1926)
02 :28
03
Sara Martin & Sylvester Weaver I've Got To Go And Leave My Daddy Behind (1923)
02 :41
04
Frank Ferera's Hawaiians Pinin' Hawaii For You (1928)
02 :45
05
Gabriel Brown And His Guitar Going My Way (1943)
02 :55
06 01 :02
07 03 :10
08
Bertha Idaho Graveyard Love (1928)
03 :08
09
Frank Luther Pretty Polly (1940)
01 :02
10
Gennett Sound Effects Canary Birds: Several Hundred (1936)
01 :07
11
Roland Hayes Xango (1941)
01 :55
12 03 :20
13
Rev. Calbert & Sister Billie Holstein Yes I Know (1928)
03 :05
14
Chubby Parker Bib-A-Lollie-Boo (1927)
02 :53
15
Thurlow Lieurance & Clement Barone Winnebago Love Song (Duet) (1929)
00 :45
16 03 :08
17
Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Stack O'Lee Blues (1926)Stack O'Lee Blues
02 :59
18 02 :52
19
Marc Williams William & Mary (1934)
03 :01
20
Anonymous (Recordio Home-Recording Disc) Way Down Home
03 :03
21
Gennett Sound Effects Night Noises (1936)
00 :58
22
Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers With Riley Puckett Ya Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Aroun' (1926)
03 :09
23
Stovepipe No. 1 (Sam Jones) Cripple Creek And Sourwood Mountain (1925)
03 :08
24
Goebel Reeves Cowboy's Prayer (1934)
02 :55
25
Bill Kearney & Earl Bush (S.O.S. Recording And Radio Service Disc, Honolulu, November 3, 1955 "To Dotty From Bill Kearney") Precious Memorys (Sic)
03 :11
26 03 :14
ARTIST
TITLE
I Listen To The Wind That Obliterates My Traces
FORMAT
2CD/BOOK

LABEL
CATALOG #
DTD 020CD DTD 020CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/2/2011

2012 reprint. Subtitled: Music In Vernacular Photographs, 1880-1955. I Listen To The Wind That Obliterates My Traces brings together a collection of early photographs related to music, a group of 78rpm recordings, and short excerpts from various literary sources that are contemporary with the sound and images. It is a somewhat intuitive gathering, culled from artist Steve Roden's collection of thousands of vernacular photographs related to music, sound, and listening. The subjects range from the PT Barnum-esque Professor McRea -- "Ontario's Musical Wonder" (pictured with his complex sculptural one-man band contraption) -- to anonymous African-American guitar players and images of early phonographs. The images range from professional portraits to ethereal, accidental, double exposures -- and include a range of photographic print processes, such as tintypes, ambrotypes, CDVS, cabinet cards, real photo postcards, albumen prints, and turn-of-the-century snapshots. The two CDs bring together a variety of recordings, including one-off amateur recordings, regular commercial releases, and early sound effects records. There is no narrative structure to the book, but the collision of literary quotes (Hamsun, Lagarkvist, Wordsworth, Nabokov, etc.). Recordings and images conspire towards a consistent mood that is anchored by the book's title, which binds such disparate things as an early recording of an American cowboy ballad, a poem by a Swedish Nobel Laureate, a recording of crickets created artificially, and an image of an itinerant anonymous woman sitting in a field, playing a guitar. The book also contains an essay by Roden. Hardback book, 8.5 x 6.5 inches, 184 pages, 150 photographs reproduced in full color and two audio CDs from the author's collection.