Voice on Record: Episode 43 (Marine Creatures and Mariners)

Peter Scott introduces some remarkable sounds made by fish and Richard Burton reads Coleridge’s Rime Of The Ancient Mariner.
Originally broadcast on 20th July 2010 (Resonance FM, London)

Voice On Record is produced and presented by Sean Williams. Each episode features a selection of recordings of the human voice which have been preserved on vinyl. Historic events stand alongside esoteric guides to better bowling. Arid studio recordings are juxtaposed with location recordings rich with fascinating incidental sounds.

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  1. Hans


    I found your site looking for a recording of Mr. Burton’s fabulous narration of ST-C’s Rime of the Ancient … . I have an LP recording of it, but I was hoping someone else had done the hard work (starting with digging it out of my old LP collection) of converting it to digital format. You have, and I thank you.

    It seems (in response to the question in this episode) that there have been two Argo Records, one in the US that started in 1955 as a subsidiary of Chicago-based Chess Records, and one started in 1951 in the UK. The US label later became Cadet Records. The UK label was bought by Decca, continued for a time but was later absorbed. Decca resumed the Argo label in 1990, and it continues today. Though I haven’t found direct confirmation, the recording was almost certainly made by the UK Argo.

    You can read more about each at the following links:

    I hope this information is in some way a sufficient sign of my gratitude.

    Oak Park, Illinois

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