Clarence S sober since 1938 speaking about the steps at an unknown event. This runs just under 2.5 hours and there are questions and answers toward the end.
The recording was in two pieces that I joined into one file, there is a bit of time missing between the two files. I put a bit of clicking in the spot where they were joined to identify the missing audio.
Sybil C from Los Angeles sober in 1941 speaking approx 2001. She is a very funny lady, this is a really great speak.
Ed B speaking at a conference in Charlotte NC at an unknown date, this was recorded sometime in the 1950's. Very good recording quality for the time.
Henry W sober in 1949 speaking at an unknown meeting, sober 25 years at the time this was recorded.
Marty M author of the chapter - Women Suffer Too, sober in 1940, she is one of the first female members of AA and was the first lesbian member of AA. This is her last talk given in 1960, she passed away in 1980.
I had to do much processing to this audio file to remove heavy background noise, as a result the voice is much cleaner, however that type of processing makes the applause sound like a jet flying overhead, there were a couple of places the applause was sustained, I shortened those applause sections.
Wikipedia page about Marty M: https://goo.gl/6j6NX4
This one is not really a speaker meeting, this is a recording from 1978 of Ruth Hock, AAs 1st secretary talking about Bill W and the early history of AA and the creation of the Big Book.
I highly recommend if you are a bit of an AA history geek, and even if you are not.
There is a Q and A at the end, you cant hear the questions but most are repeated back,fyi... this ends a little abruptly when the meeting leader is calling on her sponsor Cliff. Recorded in Glendale AZ 3-12-78.
Oldtimers Meeting at the 52nd. Florida State Conv. in Fort Lauderdale 2008. Multiple speakers all speaking on the topic of - how I stay sober today.
Bill W speaking in Atlanta July 1951, this is an hour and 20 min long and covers many topics, a great bit of AA history.
This is very listenable for a 1951 recording, I managed to get most of the hum out, youll notice a few artifacts and there are a couple of sections with a wierd buzz, but those only last a few seconds.
Bill W speaking on the history of the Big Book in 1953. This was a very poor recording to start with, it had a really nasty hum & I was able to get out most of the background noise. Bill's voice is much clearer (a bit sharp) however the filtering I had to do makes the laughter from the audience sound a bit strange but listenable.
Bill W speaking at the 34th. anniversary in NY. 1969, followed a very brief speak at the 5th. International in Miami FL. July 1970
I have aggressively modified the audio quality of this recording, it was very poor to start with. The audio quality from begining to end also varied wildly, the sound wave looked like 3 different recordings.
I removed a nasty hum and a good amount of background noise, adjusted the levels and on some of the applause sections decreased the punishingly harsh volume, same thing on a couple of sections of organ music (it was painful).
There are a few sections where it is difficult to hear what Bill is saying.
Dr. Bob's last major talk in Detroit, MI. Dec. 1948, this had a pretty nasty hum in the background, I managed to get most of that out. Considering the year it was recorded, once the hum was removed its a pretty good recording, it ends a little abruptly.
Tomorrow: Bill W
Frank S, one of the first 100 members of AA, 44 years sober at the time of this speak. No info about where or when this was recorded.
It is an older recording and I removed as much background noise as I could and ran this through a number of filters trying to improve the sound, it sounds a little fuzzy and has some popping but it is much improved.
Moses Y an Amish elder who got sober in 1947 telling his story in Lexington Ky in 1967
How to enjoy life without a bottle!
Ann C. got sober in 1948 and had 28 years sobriety at the time of this speak in 1976 where she is telling her story.
Evelyn T. speaking at the 50th Annual Buffalo Fall Convention Buffalo NY, 10/91. She is a very funny woman. I really enjoyed listening to her, she got sober in 1953 and was 71 at the time of this speak (38 years).
There is a bit of a pitched tone running through this audio I managed to dull it a bit, it is a little annoying but she was so impressive to listen to I thought I would put it up regardless.