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Favorite sounds

Created by: Tony Schwartz (Producer)

Part of: Tony Schwartz Collection

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RXF 4038: Favorite sounds (Tony Schwartz, narrator ; various men and women, speakers) (0:00). "Tony is at the New York Guild for the Jewish blind to present some sound stories. Blind people tell what their favorite sounds are. Morris Feldman likes classical music. Frieda London says that voices and sound give information to blind people. Alex Rolfman likes to hear his son. Margaritte Thomas loves music. Victoria Licht likes the voice of her parents. Leah Bougher likes the sound of birds. Margaret Dougherty likes the sound of music. Jimmy Polizzi likes the sound of church bells. Sophie McKonogie loves the sound of children playing. Anna Rabinowitz likes the birds. Julia Twimer likes church bells. Mary Schmidt likes the sound of running water. Some sounds are recorded: a country brook, birds chirping, and church bells."--Accompanying collection documentation.

This audio recording is part of the Tony Schwartz Collection at the Library of Congress. Considered a master of the electronic media, Tony Schwartz changed the face of radio and television advertising by creating socially conscientious campaigns such as the nation’s first anti-smoking ad, which led the tobacco industry to stop advertising on television and radio. Those and other materials are part of the vast archives of sound recordings and moving images created and collected by the renowned New York City sound documentarian, producer, author and teacher.

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In 2007, Tony Schwartz's entire body of work was acquired by the Library of Congress, thus the Library reserves the right to make his recordings available for reuse as long as those recordings do not contain embedded material to which Schwartz did not own the copyright. Therefore, Citizen DJ excludes: (1) recordings that contain music or speeches from identifiable or named performers and composers, (2) radio broadcasts, and (3) commercials.

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Contains samples of "Favorite sounds" by Tony Schwartz (Producer). Retrieved from Tony Schwartz Collection at the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.