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September 30th in Gennett History, 1935: The Sound Effects Team Recorded a Series of Harbor Noises

September 30th in Gennett History, 1935: The sound effects team recorded a series of Harbor Noises featuring whistles, tug boats, etc. These recordings appeared on Gennett Sound Effects 1185. Not sure if this was the source of the famous Life … Continue reading

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June 30th in Gennett History, 1933: Gennett Sound Effects Recorded “Building Construction (Riveting, etc)”

June 30th in Gennett History, 1933: Gennett Sound Effects recorded “Building Construction (Riveting, etc)” courtesy of the James Stewart Construction Company in NYC. It appeared on Gennett Sound Effects 1118. (label courtesy of Linda Gennett Irmscher).      

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June 26th in Gennett History, 1932: Gennett Sound Effects Recorded a Series of Motor Boats

June 26th in Gennett History, 1932: Gennett Sound Effects recorded a series of motor boats running on Lake Wehi, near Pershing, Indiana. These recordings appeared on Gennett Electrical Transcriptions 1138. (label courtesy of Linda Gennett Irmscher)

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Mar. 4th in Gennett History, 1933: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Inaugural Address

Mar. 4th in Gennett History, 1933: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made his first inaugural address in Washington, DC. The speech featured the immortal line “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” Gennett later released it in a … Continue reading

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Oct. 15th in Gennett History, 1936: The Sound Effects Department Recorded a Series of Crashes in Richmond

Oct. 15th in Gennett History, 1936: The sound effects department recorded a series of crashes in Richmond. They appeared on Gennett Sound Effects 1205. The Gennett Sound Effects ledger described them as “Continuous Crashes (Composite) – Heavy Vibration – Suitable … Continue reading

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Oct. 13th in Gennett History, 1936: The Sound Effects Division Recorded The New York Central Lines’ Commodore Vanderbilt

Oct. 13th in Gennett History, 1936: The sound effects division recorded The New York Central Lines’ Commodore Vanderbilt Leaving Station with the Cry of “All Aboard” twice – whistle – wheels slipping. The recording appeared on Gennett Sound Effects 1308.

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Sept. 30th in Gennett History, 1935: The sound effects team recorded a series of Harbor Noises

Sept. 30th in Gennett History, 1935: The sound effects team recorded a series of Harbor Noises featuring whistles, tug boats, etc. These recordings appeared on Gennett Sound Effects 1185. Not sure if this was the source of the famous Life … Continue reading

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Sept 19th in Gennett History, 1932: The Gennett Sound Effects team recorded a series of vacuums and sewing machines for Gennett Electrical Transcriptions 1080

Sept 19th in Gennett History, 1932: The Gennett Sound Effects team recorded a series of vacuums and sewing machines for Gennett Electrical Transcriptions 1080. This image is from the recording ledger for the GET label from the Linda Gennett Irmscher … Continue reading

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July 25th in Gennett History, 1932: The Sound Effects Division Spent A Lot of Time Outside

July 25th in Gennett History, 1932: It appears the Effects engineers took advantage of a beautiful day and recorded some summer / outdoor sounds, including frogs, a parade band, and motor boats. The various motor boat effects appeared on Gennett … Continue reading

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June 30th in Gennett History, 1933: Gennett Sound Effects recorded “Building Construction (Riveting, etc) courtesy of the James Stewart Construction Company

June 30th in Gennett History, 1933: Gennett Sound Effects recorded “Building Construction (Riveting, etc)” courtesy of the James Stewart Construction Company in NYC. It appeared on Gennett Sound Effects 1118. (label courtesy of Linda Gennett Irmscher)

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