I think it's probably the noncommercial radio production/sound effects records.The ones I used to see were all 78s,from the 40s'


--- On Sat, 1/15/11, Graham Newton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Graham Newton <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] New York Public Library Needs Info - Extremely Rare First Recording of Thunderstorm in Early 1950's
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 2:09 PM

Steven Smolian wrote:

> This sounds like a sound effect record that found its way to a commercial
> release.  The expert in this area is the moderator of this list, Graam
> Newton.  Over to yu, Graham.
> Steve Smolian

Hello Steve and all...

The first thing I thought of was the Cook recording "Echoes of the Storm" but I don't think that is what he is looking for.

My area of interest is library or "mood music" of the type used by film, radio and TV for their productions... particularly the early Victor Pict-Ur Music Library, the white label Gennett 0100 series and the Brunswick Mood Accompaniment Library.

... Graham Newton

> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] New York Public Library Needs Info - Extremely Rare
> First Recording of Thunderstorm in Early 1950's
> My name is Matthew J Boylan and I am a senior reference librarian at ASK
> NYPL and I need assistance from you. I am trying to locate the following:
> the first attempt to record a thunderstorm on an LP in the early 1950's.
> I do have some additional clues:
> 1.) It was recorded on a 16 inch transcription disc, probably for radio, and
> then transferred to a "33" in 1951 (try 1950 and 1952 as well.)
> 2.) It has 12 minutes of "thunder" on one side and 12 minutes of railroad
> engine sounds on the other. It is the "thunder" side that I seek.)
> 3.) I am seeking the Title of the recording and the Label - not necessarily
> the Artist (if one was credited)
> 4.) This recording is - NOT - the following early recordings of "thunder"
> on LP's:
> A.) the second recording of a thunder storm called "Echoes of the Storm"
> with Crazy Quilt  on the Audiophile label.
> B.) nor is it the third recording of a thunder storm entitled: "Voice of the
> Storm" performed by Emory Cook sound pioneer and Cook Laboratories.
> Anyone: if you do - not - know or have access to someone who might know -
> and they should have some real "grey hair" in this area, please  feel free
> to forward, post on list servs, contact others, recommend other libraries or
> other holding institutions or collections public or private or archivists,
> librarians, individuals or audiophiles - who might - be able to point me in
> the right direction?
> Thank you very, very much for -  any - assistance that you can render!
> Best,
> Matt Boylan
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