An Actual Story in Sound of a Dog's Life

An Actual Story in Sound of a Dog's Life

Tony Schwartz FW05580 / FD 5580

Originally aired as part of the CBS Radio Workshop and released by Folkways in 1958, Tony Schwartz’s A Dog’s Life tells the story of how he acquired his dog, Tina, from a Manhattan shelter. Narrator Ralph Bell guides the listener through barks, growls, and New Yorkers’ advice on everything from how a dog like Tina should be groomed, if her tail should be clipped, how she should be named, etc. With A Dog’s Life, Schwartz creates an engaging recording that captures the atmosphere of 1950s New York. Liner notes include black-and-white photographs of Schwartz and Tina, as well as some of Tina’s canine companions.

Year Released 1958
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1958 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Children's; Documentary; Miscellany
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Spoken word

Download Liner Notes

101 Dog's Life, Part I Tony Schwartz 11:49
201 Dog's Life, Part II Tony Schwartz 11:35
202 Radio Station Announcer (not on original LP) Tony Schwartz 0:20
Comments powered by Disqus