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The Complete In Fidelytie
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(Cook Records, 1956), 40 mins
This is a comic demonstration of "hi fidelytie" that claims to be "the record to end all high fidelitie records." The liner notes continue, "In fact, it is questionable as to whether it might not be the last hi fidelyty record. In many cases the user will find it impossible to play,—but no matter; that is not...
(Cook Records, 1956), 40 mins
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Cook's Tour of High Fidelity
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(Cook Records, 1965), 33 mins
Emory Cook gives listeners a tour of high fidelity recording, demonstrating techniques that enhance the sound quality and using musical performances, orations and sound effects to make his points.
(Cook Records, 1965), 33 mins
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The International Morse Code: A Teaching Record Using the Audio-Vis-Tac Method
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(Folkways Records, 1962), 24 mins

Philip S. Gross narrates this 1962 album which details a particular method developed by Gross to learn Morse code called the “Gross Method”. He states that his method reduces the learning time from 50-60 hours to “acquire a skill of 4 — 7 words a minute” down to 3 to 4 hours. Through a combination of €..

(Folkways Records, 1962), 24 mins
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Music of the Carousel
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(Folkways Records, 1961), 30 mins

Longing for another go on the carousel? Relive the sound experience with tunes played on the calliope. The light-hearted music for organ has entered popular memory, with thanks due to our childhood experiences on merry-go-round ponies and lions.

(Folkways Records, 1961), 30 mins
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Rail Dynamics
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(Cook Records, 1950), 38 mins
Rail enthusiasts won't want to pass up this chance to sample sounds from mid-century steam locomotives, diesel trains, night trains and the train yard. Emory Cook recorded these train sounds on rainy nights along the tracks of the New York Central as part of his experiments with high fidelity audio.
(Cook Records, 1950), 38 mins
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Sound Effects, Vol. 3
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(Cook Records, 2012), 42 mins
Cook Laboratories promises authentic, real sound effects recorded on-location for superior sound quality. You'll have your choice of music that stereotypically characterizes the nursery, the carnival, the old barroom, and the jungle, as well as musical snippets that evidently personify the 18th Century, dissolute...
(Cook Records, 2012), 42 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1971), 42 mins
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Sounds for Camp
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 33 mins

Since the liner notes include only the title of each track, it leaves the purpose of this album open to the imagination: is it for use in at an actual summer camp, or for use as background noise in a film about camp? Whatever its original purpose in 1964, this album compiles a series of tracks that would be useful...

(Folkways Records, 1964), 33 mins
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Sounds of Steam Locomotives, No. 5: The Stack Music Spectacular
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produced by Vinton Wight, fl. 1956 (Folkways Records, 1976), 38 mins

This “spectacular” collection of sounds of Steam Locomotives was recorded in 1976 by Vinton Wight. Unlike the previous volumes in this series, this compilation seeks to capture unusual sounds produced by the locomotives: “They are spectacular because of the unusual situation, the condition of the terrain, or...

produced by Vinton Wight, fl. 1956 (Folkways Records, 1976), 38 mins
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Sounds of the Annual International Sports Car Grand Prix of Watkins Glen, N.Y.
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(Folkways Records, 1956), 40 mins

Recorded by Henry Mandler and Robert Strome in 1956 and 1960, this album gives you an idea of what the famous Watkins Glen car race sounded like in the late 1950s. The first part of the album walks the listener through a car inspection with an interview with Gus Ehrman and Lou Comito. The interview includes all th...

(Folkways Records, 1956), 40 mins
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