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Darth Vader reads John Henry

June 08th, 2008 | Category: Fiction,Historical,LPs Records and Tapes

Another good record I stumbled upon: Scholastic Records presents James Earl Jones reading the story of John Henry ‘An American Legend’ by Ezra Jack Keats. The recording date reads 1975, Pantheon Books. The story was written 10 years earlier in 1965. Produced by Robert Mack and directed by Bernice Chardiet.

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James Earl Jones is an actor with an outstanding reputation. His performance in THE GREAT WHITE HOPE received the Tony award on Broadway, and later he was nominated for an Oscar for his recreation of the role on film. Mr. Jones has appeared in numerous other stage, film, and TV productions and is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Council of the Arts.

A Powerful speaker, Mr. Jones narrates this story of the legendary John Henry with and eloquence that will hold children spellbound.

Enjoy.

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Part One

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“But why,” some say, “the moon?”

May 03rd, 2008 | Category: Historical,LPs Records and Tapes

I went shopping for records about a month ago and stumbled upon this old 45 from 1969 entitled: Commemmorative Record of Apollo 11 Flight – First Man on the Moon July 1969. It is narrated by Hugh Downs and contains excerpts of actual audio from the moon landing including, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!” as well as John F. Kennedy’s speech which exclaims, “We choose to go to the moon!”. I scanned the cover and managed to get the audio cleanly imported. I then converted it to high quality AAC for my audio collection. I also converted it to a lower quality MP3 for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

First Man on the Moon.

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