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New York 19

New York 19

New York 19 is a collection of recordings compiled by sound archivist Tony Schwartz that captures the musicality in a single postal zone in Manhattan. The album moves from the sounds of various national and religious groups to those of children’s games as well as everyday conversations, jackhammers, and trains. Pete Seeger is heard on track 2, leading a sing-along of the classic "Wimoweh," and legendary composer and street musician Moondog (aka "the Viking of 6th Avenue) appears on track 6, playing the Oo. In New York 19, Schwartz reveals the melody and rhythm of everyday life in Manhattan life c. 1954.

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