Thanks Tom for your reply.
Regretfully, I don't have access to the original, if still available.
I believe that the recording was made with portable equipment. A folklorist and a linguist where present during this recording. I'm unsure if any recordings studio or such existed in the city (small) where it was made. The above researchers surely had access to manufactured portable equipment.
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>>> Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> 2011-02-03 09:55 >>>
Sounds like a 78RPM record, which would have been made by a disk recorder. My ears tell me it's an
electronic recording, because the man is speaking with normal modulation and there doesn't seem to
be tell-tale horn resonances. I say grooved disk because of the skips and ticks toward the end of
the sample. I would guess it's not a studio recording, sounds like a portable rig with the speaker
talking right into the mic but not over-modulating. There were many manufacturers of portable
disk-cutters in those days. Do you know if your artifact is a shellac pressed disk or a laquer that
was cut right on the disk recorder? Was this a commercially released record or a private recording?
-- Tom Fine