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:: Title :: Vera Hall: Children's Game Songs
:: Station :: Mutual Broadcasting Company
:: Date :: 12-04-1948
:: Description :: This is pre-recorded material for a program of children's game songs performed by Vera Hall. Hall talks about her childhood, farm work, interactions with her mother and other children, courtship, kissing, and relations with men. She explains the songs she sings and different roles in the dancing accompaniment.
Track List
Seq No Topic Duration Media File
1 Children's game songs, animals, and play songs 00:03:03
Participants: [Hall, Vera Ward], [Lomax, Alan]
Technical Note:Engineer notes: seems slow. Record was played at 33 1/3 RPM (3 revolutions in 5.393 sec.). There are no record speeds close to 33 1/3 that would work when applied to TD193. The ratio of 50/60 does not work either (besides, this tape was presumably made in the U.S., where all AC is 60 Hz). Therefore, an arbitrary amount was chosen, based on Alan Lomax?s and Vera Hall?s voice: Audio file was pitch-shifted up by 225 cents. Saved session as TD193Pish.
Original Note:Original notes read: Mutual reference recording, "Vera Hall, Children?s Game Songs." Pre-recorded material used on the program (12-4-48).
2 Courtship, kissing, and relations between men and women 00:03:13
Participants: [Hall, Vera Ward], [Lomax, Alan]
Technical Note:Engineer notes: seems slow. See discussion of pitch for TD193. As an interesting note, the version of "Ridin? In a Buggy" matches the pitch of another version by Ms. Hall. Audio file was pitch shifted up by 225 cents. Two regions: TD194R01_Pish, Vera Hall interview (0:08-3:22), TD194R02_Pish, Vera Hall interview and songs (3:41-11:31). Saved session as TD194Pish.
3 Relations between men and women, singing, and dancing accompaniment 00:07:50
Songs: [Did You Go To The College], [Ridin' In A Buggy], [Young Speckled Lady]
Participants: [Hall, Vera Ward], [Lomax, Alan]
Technical Note:Engineer notes: seems slow. See discussion of pitch for TD193. As an interesting note, the version of Ridin? In a Buggy matches the pitch of another version by Ms. Hall. Audio file was pitch shifted up by 225 cents. Two regions: TD194R01_Pish, Vera Hall interview (0:08-3:22), TD194R02_Pish, Vera Hall interview & songs (3:41-11:31). Saved session as TD194Pish.

 

 

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