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August 27, 2008


Ted Hering

The clock sound effects come from an Omegatape called "Zounds! What Sounds!" The entire sequence runs 4 or 5 minutes.


Hello, great record, but the reason for responding.... We met at the Wilmington Salvation Army digging through records, talking about the "He saw duh cat" 45 etc... I just found 7 blank test pressing LP's and was wondering if you could shed some light on the record company and pressing plant. I got the names, let me know if you wanna goof around with this.


iwas mango

thank you!


Any idea who the narrator is here? It sounds a lot like Ken Nordine to me, at least compared to his work on RCA's great stereo demonstration record, Sounds In Space. The voice here sounds maybe a *little* bit higher-pitched, but the overall quality and resonance of the voice sounds just like Nordine to me. I'd be curious to know if it was in fact him..


I've wondered about the announcer myself. The album dates from between 1958 and 1962, as near as I can tell, and Nordine was already doing his deep-throated jazz-style voiceovers by that point. If it was pitch shifted, it could be him.

My best guess is that it's a young Mike Wallace. Listen to The Zenith 2G Tonearm (day 164 of the original 365 Days Project) and it's easy to imagine him delivering the copy into a microphone balanced toward the high end of voice reproduction. There's a bit of Wallace's twang, and the cadence is very similar, although most announcers at the time adopted the same "Chicago" style of delivery.

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