John F. Kennedy Dictabelt Recording, Tape A
A digital copy of this White House recording has been provided by the Miller Center of Public Affairs. For more information on this and other recordings, visit the Miller Center's Scripps Library.
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Subject: Interesting artifact....
There are quite a few quiet passages in these recordings as well, with just the clicks, pops, and scratches from the dictabelt being played (a dictabelt being basically a phonographic record, but only in the form of a approx. 4" wide loop of plastic with grooves embossed on it by the dictabelt recorder). Said passages could be sampled in music or whatnot to simulate record scratches quite effectively ;).
Also, the link to the Dictabelt finding aid in the description is dead, here is a more current link:
There are other conversations on this tape (listen to how JFK pushes his friends around) and yes, a lot of static, but this is GREAT to listen to!!!!
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