On 02/08/2013, Donald Clarke wrote:
> Mitch Miller wanted Frank Sinatra to bark like a dog on one of his
> later Columbia sides, but he wouldn't do it and Miller had to get
> somebody else. A famous recording of Scheherezade by the Philadelphia
> Orchestra, transferred from 78s for the new long-playing record in
> 1948, had reverb added to it, using an old piece of tape that had a
> barking dog on it, and you could hear that on the finished LP. And
> there's a few live folk recordings made outdoors with barkers in the
> chorus; I've heard one, but I don't remember what it was. There were
> fiddlers playing "The Hot Canary", Leroy Anderson's "The Waltzing Cat"
Rudolf Serkin's version of the Diabelli Variations, recorded at his
home, has insect noises in the background.
There are many recordings from Kingsway Hall with audible tube trains.
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