Fred and Esther Madsen’s Tapes

Here are a bunch of tape rips from my Danish American grandparents that I believe to be in the public domain. They are probably only of interest to their relatives, fans of polka… maybe also fans of ephemera. If you believe that any of these recordings infringe on your copyrighted materials please let me know. Recorded to computer from an Onkyo tape deck to M-audio 24/96 card. Normalized to -0.2 dB with DC offset removed with Audacity. Some recordings with excessive noise have been processed for noise reduction in audacity. Enjoy.

“Jules Sang og Viser”

side a

side b


Esther and Fred’s Nevada Stories

side a

side b


Sorry, there weren’t any liner notes for this tape. It appears to be some kind of Danish boy’s choir.

side a

side b


Scandinavian Songs and Folkdances

side a

side b


“Norse og Dansk Songs and a Speach by Anny Gade”

(Noise reduction employed for this recording, there was a lot of buzzing)

side a

side b

 

Danish Choir of Vancouver side a

Danish Choir of Vancouver side b

 

 

 

Dansk Sange (side a)

Norske Sange (side b)

“Misc. Songs from Carl’s Collection”

side a

side b

“Mr. and Mrs. Marius Larsen”

side a

side b

side c

side d

“Danish Oral History Group: Fred and Esther Madsen’s Nevada Stories”

side a

side b

“Harold’s copy: Neelna plays organ – Solvang”

side a  This side starts out slow with who I assume is Harold screwing around with a tape deck. Sounds like some polka music being played on one tape deck and then recorded via microphone onto this tape maybe.

side b

I have lots more from where this came from but unfortunately a lot of it is still available on Amazon and the copyright from Denmark is life plus sixty years or something. Maybe I’ll set up a cron script to release the mp3’s in thirty years.