All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/jazz-fantasia-by-carl-sandburg/
Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many Librivox volunteers as possible!
This week we're reading "Jazz Fantasia" by Carl Sandburg. This poem is a special challenge because, as you'll find when you read it, it isn't just about jazz, it is jazz. The rhythm is central, but not so clearly defined, so play around and improvise!
Also watch for a guest recording by my own special Jazz Man... ^_~
Here is the poem at Barbleby: http://www.bartleby.com/231/0306.html
Wikipedia on the Author: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sandburg
Please check the Recording Notes thread:
If this is your first recording, you'll also find this useful:
And be sure that your recording software is set to the following technical specifications:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.100 kHz (32 and 22.5 also acceptable)
Because we use the abbreviated "librivox disclaimer" for weekly poetry, start by saying the title and author/source. This week, that's:
Then, say the abbreviated disclaimer:Jazz Fantasia
by Carl Sandburg
Now read the body of the poem:read for Librivox.org by [Your Name]
(If desired, add your location, your personal URL, etc.)
At the end, say:DRUM on your drums, batter on your banjoes, sob on the long cool winding saxophones. Go to it, O jazzmen.
Sling your knuckles on the bottoms of the happy tin pans, let your trombones ooze, and go hushahusha-hush with the slippery sand-paper.
Moan like an autumn wind high in the lonesome tree-tops, moan soft like you wanted somebody terrible, cry like a racing car slipping away from a motorcycle cop, bang-bang! you jazzmen, bang altogether drums, traps, banjoes, horns, tin cans?make two people fight on the top of a stairway and scratch each other?s eyes in a clinch tumbling down the stairs.
Can the rough stuff ? now a Mississippi steamboat pushes up the night river with a hoo-hoo-hoo-oo ? and the green lanterns calling to the high soft stars ? a red moon rides on the humps of the low river hills ? go to it, O jazzmen.
Leave 3-5 seconds silent, then stop recording.End of Poem.
(I personally like to add "This recording is in the public domain.")
Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:
File name ? all in lowercase: jazz_fantasia_sandburg_[your initials in 4 letters or less].mp3
Title: Jazz Fantasia - Read by [your initials]
Artist: Carl Sandburg
Album: LibriVox Weekly Poetry
Comments (Optional): Public Domain; read by [your name]
Here are three basic options for sending in your files:
- Post them on your own webspace and link to them there
- Post them to our "LibriBox" upload utility and holding space here:
You can then link to it at librivixen.shininghalf.com/uploader/files/[your filename]
- Send them via YouSendIt.com to foxinthestars(at)shininghalf(dot)co(dot)YOO-KAY. This will generate a link which you can post.
When you post your link, please include your name as you would like it credited on the catalog page and any URL by which you would like it accompanied.
If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 5:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, August 5th (that's 22:00 GMT/UTC/Zulu time same date).