Centuries of Sound

I’ve put together a promotional clip, or if you prefer “advert” for Centuries of Sound, just as a simple thing to share with people to introduce the project. It includes quotes from the media and samples from the mixes so far, along with some bits of film.

If you would like to share it with anyone, you can find it in these places:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Centuries_Sound/status/1331262907477356545

Facebook: https://fb.watch/1Zbi2fzYdY/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Yn13Ozz2E

(the best one is probably Twitter, as that’s the social network I spend the most time on. The video is unfortunately too long for Instagram, but since I’ve never really managed to get the show to work on there, it’s no great loss)

The CoS Tapes #4 – Russian Records 1901-1908 #2 – Thou Brilliant Bird in the Forest

The CoS Tapes are a series of CD-sized compilations available to Centuries of Sounds Members. A donation $5 per month will give you access to these compilations and other member benefits. Join here.

The CoS Tapes #3 – Russian Records 1901-1908 #1 – Three Paths Across The Field

The CoS Tapes are a series of CD-sized compilations available to Centuries of Sounds Members. A donation $5 per month will give you access to these compilations and other member benefits. Join here.

Elsewhere in 1925

January 3 – Benito Mussolini makes a pivotal speech in the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Historians now trace this speech to the beginning of Mussolini's dictatorship.

January 3 – Benito Mussolini makes a pivotal speech in the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Historians now trace this speech to the beginning of Mussolini’s dictatorship.

January 27–February 1 – The 1925 serum run to Nome (the ''Great Race of Mercy'') relays diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled across the U.S. territory of Alaska, to combat an epidemic.

January 27–February 1 – The 1925 serum run to Nome (the “Great Race of Mercy”) relays diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled across the U.S. territory of Alaska, to combat an epidemic.

February 21 – The cover date of the very first issue of The New Yorker.

February 21 – The cover date of the very first issue of The New Yorker.

March 4 - Calvin Coolidge is sworn in for a full term as President of the United States, in the first inauguration to be broadcast on radio.

March 4 – Calvin Coolidge is sworn in for a full term as President of the United States, in the first inauguration to be broadcast on radio.

March 18 – The Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest in U.S. history, rampages through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people and injuring 2,027

March 18 – The Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest in U.S. history, rampages through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people and injuring 2,027

April – The Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes opens in Paris, giving a name to the Art Deco style.

April – The Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes opens in Paris, giving a name to the Art Deco style.

April 10 – F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby

April 10 – F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby

April 20 – Iranian forces of Rezā Shāh occupies Ahvaz and arrests Sheikh Khaz'al.

April 20 – Iranian forces of Rezā Shāh occupies Ahvaz and arrests Sheikh Khaz’al.

April 28 – Presenting the budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill announces Britain's return to the gold standard.

April 28 – Presenting the budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill announces Britain’s return to the gold standard.

Scopes

May 5 – Dayton, Tennessee, biology teacher John T. Scopes is arrested for teaching Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.

June 13 – Charles Francis Jenkins achieves the first synchronized transmission of pictures and sound, using 48 lines and a mechanical system in ''the first public demonstration of radiovision''

June 13 – Charles Francis Jenkins achieves the first synchronized transmission of pictures and sound, using 48 lines and a mechanical system in ”the first public demonstration of radiovision”

July 18 – Adolf Hitler publishes Volume 1 of his personal manifesto Mein Kampf.

July 18 – Adolf Hitler publishes Volume 1 of his personal manifesto Mein Kampf.

July 21 - In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

July 21 – In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

August 8 – The Ku Klux Klan demonstrates its popularity by holding a parade with an estimated 30,000-35,000 marchers in Washington DC.

August 8 – The Ku Klux Klan demonstrates its popularity by holding a parade with an estimated 30,000-35,000 marchers in Washington DC.

October 1 – Mount Rushmore National Memorial is dedicated in South Dakota.

October 1 – Mount Rushmore National Memorial is dedicated in South Dakota.

October 2 – In London, John Logie Baird successfully transmits the first television pictures with a greyscale image.

October 2 – In London, John Logie Baird successfully transmits the first television pictures with a greyscale image.

Locarno, Gustav Stresemann, Chamberlain, Briand

October 5–16 – The Locarno Treaties are negotiated.

November 14 - The first Surrealist art exhibition opens in Paris.

November 14 – The first Surrealist art exhibition opens in Paris.

November 26 – Prajadhipok (Rama VII) is crowned as King of Siam.

November 26 – Prajadhipok (Rama VII) is crowned as King of Siam.

November 28 – The weekly country music-variety radio program Grand Ole Opry is first broadcast on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, as the ''WSM Barn Dance''.

November 28 – The weekly country music-variety radio program Grand Ole Opry is first broadcast on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, as the ”WSM Barn Dance”.

The Centuries of Sound Pub Quiz Round

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I’ve been in a couple of pub quizzes over Zoom recently, and have put together a round of my own to share with friends & family. Now I’ve done it a couple of times, I thought I might as well share it for anyone to use. Feel free to adapt to suit, or just play it yourself and see how well you do.

Here are clips of ten tracks. For each track they should guess the year and the country. The years are from the following list, none are duplicates, but there is one extra.

1917
1928
1933
1941
1958
1968
1973
1981
1999
2009
2014

…and here are the countries. Again, none is a duplicate, but there is one extra.

Armenia
Brasil
Cuba
France
Japan
Romania
Slovakia
South Africa
UK
USA
West Germany

Here is the mp3 with each clip, or you can stream it below.

 

 

Each clip is worth 10 points – half a point for the correct year, half a point for the correct country.

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7.
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9.
10.

Keep scrolling down for the answers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Kraftwerk – Ananas Symphonie (West Germany, 1973)
2. B-Complex – Beautiful Lies (Slovakia, 2009)
3. Elias and His Zig-Zag Flutes – Ry-Ry (South Africa, 1958)
4. Chakra – Free (Japan, 1981)
5. Grupo De ‘La Alegria’ – El Tambor De La Alegria (Cuba, 1928)
6. Fanfare Ciocarlia – Sirba de la Lasi (Romania, 1999)
7. Jean Jacques Perrey – E.V.A. (France, 1968)
8. Zabelle Panosian – Mir Khor Babge Kerezman (Armenia, 1917)
9. Herivelto Martins – Grande Otelo Praça Xi (Brasil, 1941)
10. Groucho Marx – The Laws Of My Administration (USA, 1933)

 

 

1921 in Film

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The Kid

 

The Haunted Castle (Schloss Vogeloed)

 

The Haunted House

 

Destiny (Der müde Tod)

 

The Sheik

 

Buried Treasure

 

Journey into the Night (Der Gang in die Nacht)

 

The Playhouse

 

Never Weaken

 

Die Bergkatze (The Wild Cat)

 

The Goat

 

The Boat

 

A Sailor-Made Man

 

L’Atlantide (Missing Husbands)

 

Camille

 

Leaves from Satan’s Book (Blade af Satans bog)

 

Les Trois Mousquetaires (The Three Musketeers)

 

El Dorado

 

Little Lord Fauntleroy

 

Through the Back Door

 

The Idle Class

 

The Ace of Hearts

 

Miss Lulu Bett

 

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

 

The Phantom Carriage (Korkarlen)

 

The Mechanical Man (L’uomo meccanico)

 

Seven Years Bad Luck

 

The Affairs of Anatol

 

Tol’able David

 

The Lucky Dog

 

The Nut

 

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Centuries of Sound and Vision

A new decade, a new project for Centuries of Sound. From now on I’ll be sporadically uploading video versions of the mixes. Eventually these will be a knitting together of contemporary films with the audio from the mixes. For the first ten or so, it’s a bit difficult to achieve this, as you will see – so I won’t make a fuss about these until I make one I actually think really works, maybe around the late 1890s.

Here is the first one, an illustration of the first mix.

CoS on Geopats: Virtual Expats

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Earlier this month I did an interview about the show and my life as an expat for an excellent show called ‘Geopats’ – here is the blurb from their site

Has music ever soothed your soul and made you feel connected again? Yes, me too. And it sounds like the same happened to James when he was an expat for well over a decade. He is back in his home country now so his perspective on his time in the Czech Republic and China are especially poignant. As is the origin story for his intensely researched and impressively sounding podcast, Centuries of Sound.

The episode can be found here – https://geopats.podbean.com/e/expat-isolation-music-with-james-errington-centuries-of-sound-podcast/ – or on any good podcast app by searching for ‘Geopats’

There are also extensive show notes on the show host’s websites, including many links.

https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopats-podcast/109-premium-expat-isolation-music-with-james-errington-of-the-centuries-of-sound-podcast

1920 in Film

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

One Week

Sumurun

Haunted Spooks

Anna Boleyn

The Flapper

The Golem: How He Came into the World

Within Our Gates

High and Dizzy

Algol

Convict 13

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Mollycoddle

The Last of the Mohicans

The Penalty

Way Down East

Suds

Neighbors

Huckleberry Finn

Outside the Law

Excuse My Dust

The Round-Up

The Restless Sex

The Mark of Zorro

Why Change Your Wife?

Genuine

Nomads of the North

Something to Think About

Sex

CoS on Your Podcast or Mine

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I did an interview on Your Podcast or Mine, where I talk about the show, the process of making it and my favourite podcasts. The interview can be found by searching for ‘Your Podcast or Mine’ wherever you get your podcasts, or you can stream it by following the link below.

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourpodcastormine/2019/12/23/your-podcast-or-mine–featuring-centuries-of-sound