Millions of Musicians

Millions of Musicians

Tony Schwartz FW05560 / FP 5560 / FD 5560

This 1954 release documents the musicality that surrounds us in everyday life―calls and whistles, a toddler's speech, a jump rope rhyme, an auctioneer selling vegetables, and much more. Tony Schwartz captures such sounds on a portable recorder as he goes about his day. Schwartz includes commentary between tracks to create an awareness of the musical nuances in each recording. Liner notes include an introduction by Schwartz and descriptions of the various sounds on each track.

Year Released 1954
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1954 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk; Documentary
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Cries; Spoken word

Download Liner Notes

101 Introduction Tony Schwartz 1:08
102 Music in Speech Tony Schwartz 1:36
103 Rhythm of Words Tony Schwartz 4:15
104 Calls and Whistles Tony Schwartz 2:20
105 Rhythm and Motion Tony Schwartz 1:59
201 Rhythm and Work Tony Schwartz 3:09
202 City Pitchmen Tony Schwartz 4:40
203 Country Auctioneers Tony Schwartz 1:35
204 Improvisation of Instruments Tony Schwartz 7:49
205 Improvisation of Instruments (continued) Tony Schwartz 4:26
206 Imagination and Music Tony Schwartz 2:31
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