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Sounds of Carnival

Various Artists
Sounds of Carnival

This 1955 recording opens with several tracks of Merry-Go-Round music followed by interviews and noises from other fair rides. The sounds were collected by a group of students from the Chicago

Institute of Design for a documentary film about the Royal American Midway and capture the fun and energy encountered at a Carnival. The liner notes include history of Carnivals along with detailed information about each track (and ride.)

Track Listing

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The Midway: Crowd, Merry-Go-Round, Barker n/a 2:22
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102
The Midway: Outside Fun House, Animal Barker n/a 4:08
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103
The Midway: Ferris Wheel n/a 1:28
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104
The Midway: Motordrome Barker n/a 1:46
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105
The Midway: Roll-O-Plane n/a 1:11
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106
The Midway: Strange People Barker n/a 5:58
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107
The Midway: Laughing Clown n/a 1:31
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108
The Midway: Interviews n/a 7:51
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Merry-Go-Round Music: Over the Waves "Calliope" n/a 2:58
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202
Merry-Go-Round Music: Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-E n/a 1:46
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Merry-Go-Round Music: Cruising Down the River n/a 3:07
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204
Merry-Go-Round Music: Kansas Sun Flower n/a 2:43
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205
Merry-Go-Round Music: Can Can n/a 1:52
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206
Merry-Go-Round Music: Polka n/a 2:39
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207
Merry-Go-Round Music: Powder Your Face with Sunshine n/a 2:11
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208
Merry-Go-Round Music: Italian Waltz n/a 3:01
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209
Merry-Go-Round Music: Buttons and Bows n/a 3:04
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210
Merry-Go-Round Music: Far Away Places n/a 2:43
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211
Merry-Go-Round Music: Golden Wedding Anniversary n/a 2:16

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