Various ‎– Ecstatic & Wingless: Bird-Imitation on Four Continents, ca. 1910-44

Label:
Tanuki Records ‎– 19, Canary Records ‎– none
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Cassette, Album, Compilation
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Tracklist

A Side A 22:06
B Side B 21:17

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45 minutes of commercial early 20th century recordings of human beings imitating birds, a practice probably pre-dating anything resembling music or language, from France, India, Australia, and the United States.

Cassette + Booklet including over 1,700 words of notes, including a Post-Natural Chronology of Bird Imitation, Recording, and Reproduction, recording information, and relevant quotes.

Released digitally by Canary Records October 2015 + Released physically by Tanuki Records May 2016

1. Monsieur Alexandre de l'Alhambra - Imitations d'Oiseaux
2. Abdul Waheed & Others - Imitation of Birds
3. Charles Kellogg - How Birds Sing
4. Charles Kellog - Bird Chorus
5. Charles Kellogg - Songs of Our Native Birds, No. 1
6. Charles Kellogg - Songs of Our Native Birds, No. 2
7. Charles C. Gorst - Songs and Calls of Our Native Birds, No. 3
8. Charles C. Gorst - Songs and Calls of Our Native Birds, No. 4
9. Margaret McKee - Bird Imitations
10. Alex Walker - Bush Melody, pt. 1
11. Alex Walker - Bush Melody, pt. 2
12. Alex Walker - Bush Melody, pt. 3
13. Alex Walker - Bush Melody, pt. 4
14. International Roller Canary Breeders Association - A Suitable Teacher for Young Roller Canaries
15. Monsieur Alexandre de l'Alhambra - Babillage dans la Foret

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