Juliana Regina – 1948 – 1980 (1980)

Today is Queen’s Day, a dutch national holiday to celebrate our Queen’s birthday. One of the best things of Queen’s Day is the traditional freemarkets all over the country where everyone can sell what they want in the streets… basically one big second hand market. The perfect day for crate digging in search of new Stereofound material.

To celebrate, here’s a double record with recordings about and of our former Queen: Juliana, who sat on the throne from 1948 to 1980. There’s people speaking and singing about Juliana, speeches by Juliana herself and information, historical recordings and highlights  from her queenship.

Here’s some excerpts:

Here’s disk one and two (101 mb)

Stereo-Test + Demonstratie (±1970)
10/10/2010, 10:00
Filed under: 60's, 70's, Dutch, Instructions, Test Record | Tags: , , , ,

This great stereo test double album by Jan de Kruijff is, besides the sleeve, exactly the same as ‘Het Meest Complete Stereo-Album’ which I posted  here about a year ago.

Here’s the preview:

If you haven’t downloaded the other one, here’s the file for this record (30mb)

Dyta-Urese: Het Routine Diureticum (1967)
02/10/2010, 10:46
Filed under: 60's, Dutch, Floppy Vinyl, Medicine, Spoken Word

Dyta-Urese: The Routine Diuretic (1967)

Another exciting floppy record! Just like the records previously posted here, here and here, it was handed out to doctors to promote a medicine. This time a diuretic medicine named Dyta-Urese.

Here’s a short clip:

Here’s the record (6mb)

Dyta-Urese: Bij de Behandeling van Cardiale Œdemen (1965)
30/09/2010, 21:14
Filed under: 60's, Dutch, Floppy Vinyl, Medicine, Spoken Word | Tags: ,

Dyta-Urese: For Treatment of Cardiac Edema (1965)

Dyta-Urese is a medicine for treatment of Cardiac Edema (a heart disease). This floppy record was handed out to doctors to promote the medicine.

I have no clue what the man on this record is talking about… but I’m sure the doctors can understand perfectly well what all the medical terms he uses are all about.

Here’s a short clip:

Here’s the record (6 mb)

Zet ‘M Op / Vaderdag = Ballograf Dag Wedstrijd (1964)
20/06/2010, 00:00
Filed under: 60's, Dutch, Spoken Word | Tags: , , , , ,

“Put It On / Fathersday = Ballograf Day Game”

Ooh, a fathersday special!

This is a single once handed out to stationers/ office suppliers to promote Ballograf ballpoints on fathersday (a ballpoint makes the perfect gift, right!)
The recording is a bit weird: it’s a collection of short spoken sketches cut up in parts and put on the record in random order. The introduction explains that it’s a game. The idea is that you listen to the record and put the parts in the right order. By doing so you should be able to answer one simple question at the end of the record and enter the competition to win 1000 guilders.

Here’s a preview.

Here’s the 15 minute record (13mb.)

Lumen Klankbeeld – De Nieuwe Eva (±1960)
30/01/2010, 22:19
Filed under: 60's, Dutch, Spoken Word | Tags: , , , , ,

“Lumen Audiovisual – The New Eva”

Lumen produced audio and visuals for religious education in the early sixties. This is one out of a series of records that accompany movie strips with bible stories.

Here’s a short preview:

Get the complete record (36mb) here.

Interphone / Español (1959)

A spanish language course by Interphone on two 7″ disks.

There’s not much to add about the recordings itself since I don’t speak spanish… but I love the typical 50’s sleeve design. It holds 20 pages with lessons accompanied by some fun vintage duo-tone illustrations and nice typography. I love it!

Here’s a short preview:

If you like it, you can get the two disks (25mb) here.

NTI English Pronunciation Record (195?)
03/01/2010, 00:40
Filed under: 50's, 60's, Instructions, Language Courses, Spoken Word

This is the worst language course I’ve ever heard! What a great way to start this new year.

There’s nothing wrong with the lines and sketches on this record but the male voice has an unmistakable Dutch accent which sounds really horrible. It’s as if the voice actor they hired didn’t show up and they had to use the drunk janitor to record the male voice.

It is a 7″ and I guess it’s from around the 50’s or 60’s. Unfortunately it isn’t mine, I borrowed it from a friend because this just has to be shared. Thanks JP!

Enjoy these short clips:

Or enjoy the whole 15 minute record (12mb).

Bird Sounds In Close-Up (1969)
18/12/2009, 20:48
Filed under: 60's, 70's, Bird Sounds, Sound Effects | Tags: , , ,

Nice field recordings of singing birds by Victor C. Lewis. The record also introduces the listener to some of the other sounds which go to make up the vocabulary of birds. It comes with a leaflet explaining not only the bird, month and year of the recordings but also the equipment used to do so.

It’s devided in four sections: Farm & Homestead, Open Countryside, Woodland & Copse and Gravel Pit & Marshland.

Here’s a preview:

Here’s the record (52mb)

The “track” list:

Side One:
Band 1. (Farm & Homestead)

  • Robin
  • Song Thrush
  • Mistle Thrush
  • Blue Tit
  • Great Tit
  • House Sparrow
  • Tree Sparrow
  • Swallow
  • Starling


Band 2. (Open Countryside)
  • Skylark
  • Woodlark
  • Tree Pipit
  • Curlew
  • Meadow Pipit
  • Yellowhammer
  • Linnet
  • Corn Bunting
  • Cirl Bunting
  • Dartford Warbler
Side Two:
Band 1. (Woodland & Copse)
  • Nightingale
  • Jackdaw
  • Garden Warbler
  • Willow Tit
  • Sparrow Hawk
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Wren
  • Goldcrest
  • Hobby
Band 2. (Gravel Pit & Marshlands)
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Sedge Warbler
  • Reed Warbler
  • Kingfisher
  • Sand Martin
  • Little Grebe
  • Reed Bunting
  • Marsh Warbler

The Day The Music Died / 100 Jaar Veronica Jingles (1977)
02/12/2009, 00:06
Filed under: 60's, 70's, Dutch, Jingles, Moog | Tags: , , , ,

Veronica was (and is) a popular Dutch radio station. In the sixties and early seventies they transmitted illegally from a boat just offshore the Dutch coast which gained them some sort of cult status back then.

Anyways, enough boring history… this record is fun! 100 jingles once used on their radio shows. Some are dutch, some are english, two or three times they’ve used a Moog and sonovox and Mick Jagger says a line or two as well.

Here’s a few samples:

And here you can get all the 100 jingles, tagged and numbered (45mb).

(oh, hmm, I just noticed something went wrong while recording. Number 10 – 15 have the name of the next jingle… sorry about that!)


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