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New York 19

New York 19

New York 19 is a collection of recordings compiled by sound archivist Tony Schwartz that captures the musicality in a single postal zone in Manhattan. The album moves from the sounds of various national and religious groups to those of children’s games as well as everyday conversations, jackhammers, and trains. Pete Seeger is heard on track 2, leading a sing-along of the classic "Wimoweh," and legendary composer and street musician Moondog (aka "the Viking of 6th Avenue) appears on track 6, playing the Oo. In New York 19, Schwartz reveals the melody and rhythm of everyday life in Manhattan life c. 1954.

Track Listing

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Why Collect Recordings? / El Venadito (medley) Tony Schwartz 1:40
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102
Exchange by Mail / Greetings from Afar / Wimoweh / ... in New York 19 (medley) Tony Schwartz 4:28
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103
National Groups / French Song and Comment / Romanian Song and Comment / Nigerian Students / Israeli Song (medley) Tony Schwartz 5:44
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104
Religion (Street Preacher, Jewish Prayer) Tony Schwartz 4:10
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105
Translations (Italian, Puerto Rican Jukebox Record) Tony Schwartz 4:04
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201
Street Musicians / Times Square Accordionist / Carnegie Hall Fiddler (medley) Tony Schwartz 2:16
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202
Selling (Theater Barker, 52nd Street Doorman, Salesman, Theater Program, Flowers, Newspapers) Tony Schwartz 5:20
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203
Children (Ring Games, Jump Rope, Bounce Ball, Clapping, Bong o Boys Basement Drums) Tony Schwartz 3:39
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204
Sounds of the City (Street driller, 9th Avenue "L") Tony Schwartz 1:45
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205
Music in Speech (Grocer, Elderly woman, Plumber) Tony Schwartz 4:30
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