You're Stepping On My Shadow

You're Stepping On My Shadow

Tony Schwartz FW05582 / FD 5582

In this 1962 collection of stories from radio station WNYC's "Around New York" program, Tony Schwartz assembles and narrates sound clips recorded on the streets and in the homes of New York City. From "Music in Marble Halls," which highlights the interplay between the sounds of the city and those of its street musicians, to amateur art criticism from "People Contemplating 'Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer,'" You're Stepping on My Shadow aims to highlight sound recording as an artistic medium and to document the living voices of New York. Liner notes include an introduction and dedication by Schwartz, a note about Schwartz’s work by artist Ben Shahn, and an era guide to pricing of recording equipment "for the guidance of the inspired."

Year Released 1962
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1962 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Documentary
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Spoken word; Storytelling

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101 History of a Voice Tony Schwartz 5:32
102 Portrait of Lincoln Tony Schwartz 5:45
103 Music in Marble Halls Tony Schwartz 6:12
104 Homage to New York Tony Schwartz 5:30
201 You're Stepping on My Shadow Tony Schwartz 6:12
202 People Contemplating "Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer" Tony Schwartz 3:48
203 A Fire in Your House Tony Schwartz 3:07
204 The Sound of Numbers Tony Schwartz 6:15
205 Learning a Language Tony Schwartz 4:33
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