Thursday 19 August 2010

The Cotswold Tape Recording Society

Cotswold Characters (Saydisc, 1972)

'In May of 1960, a group of amateurs formed the Cotswold Tape Recording Society and one of its earliest activities was the production of a programme of entertainment for local hospitals.

... In general there are two distinct voices: a high-pitched head-voice (exemplified here by Miss Amy Cook) and a more guttural chest-voice as demonstrated by Don Ellis.

With people like these an era will pass away yet, through the magnetic memory of the tape-recorder, their speech can still be heard and bring back the past."

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know if these recordings have ever been digitized/uploaded anywhere? (I understand they're in the archives of Gloucestershire Council or somesuch but aren't accesible via the net)