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On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 7:46 PM, Paul G Turney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marie O'Connell [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 07:41 AM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Subversive recordings
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> That is Bill and Betty! (Newlyweds) The recording I have is 1 week
> beforethey get wed! Sorry, but I have to laugh out loud! We rarely get
> thismaterial in our archive and so this is enligthening and definitely one
> ofthe better finds to make me smile! I will need to also think of
> anappropriate way to put them in the database!What I really want to know is
> who was that phantom donor? Was he the pakehainterviewer in the historical
> recordings where he is interviewing a 100 yearold Maori, including a Maori
> translator? I love mysteries! Will keep youposted.Thanks for all the great
> replies!CheersMarieOn Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Ian Nagoski  wrote:> In
> addition, there's a pretty extensive YouTube channel of this> material:
> http://www.youtube.com/user/PartyRecords#p/u/1/pGSzdPrIwxM>> On Tue, Oct
> 20, 2009 at 11:55 PM, Jack Theakston>  wrote:> > I've no idea who Bill and
> Betty were, but these records were quite common> and popular before the
> 1960s. They were essentially "under the table"> records that were considered
> smut at the time, so you had to know someone or> some place that would sell
> them.> >> > The Arkansas bit, by the way, is an old burlesque routine and
> was> undoubtedly recorded many times by this underground form of
> entertainment.> My guess is that Bill and Betty were a
> burlesque/party/convention circuit> couple that did these jokes regularly.>
> >> > J. Theakston> >> >> >> >> > ________________________________> > From:
> Marie O'Connell > > To: [log in to unmask]> > Sent: Tue, October
> 20, 2009 8:08:34 PM> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Subversive recordings> >> > I
> recently preserved two sound mirror paper analogue tapes that were> >
> accessioned into our collection a short while ago. The main audio of> >
> historical interest has been recorded over in parts and this is where I>
> need> > your help.> >> > There is a series of about six 78rpm recordings
> that have been put on to> > these tapes. This is obvious due to the
> distinctive clicks and pops and> > surface noise combined with this old
> paper tape stock. One recording> > features Bill and Betty who are soon to
> be married.........it goes on> from> > there! They have American accents and
> I would place the date at being> > around the early 1950's, but that is hard
> to pinpoint as there is no> > documentation at all. I would describe this as
> an example of early> > pornography.> >> > Another example is about changing
> the name of Arkansas. It features a> male> > voice with an American accent.
> The language used is colourful and would> > probably still not be able to be
> played over the airwaves today.> >> > And yet another recording features a
> male and female, with American> accents> > (they do sound like Bill and
> Betty!) and it is full of innuendos and very> > suggestive lines. Some of
> the language in the remainder of the examples> > includes words which would
> not be suitable for public broadcast.> >> > Would any of you have any ideas
> about these recordings, where and how> they> > were made (eg. blackmarket,
> back alley studio), where they were sold,> etc.> > It is not that difficult
> to figure out who would buy them! Is anyone> > familiar with 78 recordings
> such as these?> >> > Cheers> > Marie> >>
>