June 24, 2020

ESH: Al M (42 Years)

Al M. from Los Angeles CA speaking at an unknown event, sometime in 1983 at 42 years sober. Jump to about 9 min in if you want to get past his opening banter... he tends to like a bad joke or 8.

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Dewey S from San Mateo CA at the 12th Michigan state conference, he is one of first 100 members of AA (sober in 1939) speaking in 1964, he was sober 25 years at the time of this speak. Great quality for a 1964 recording.

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Dan C became sober in 1949 he is a former delegate of AA and he is telling his story 1989 at an unknown pre-conference assembly held in Oakland CA.

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Frank P from Torrance California (sober in 1949) tells his story at the easy does it speaker meeting held in July of 1988 at an unknown location.

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Sybil C from Los Angeles CA telling her story in Sparks Nevada in 1991 at 50 years sober, at the time she was the longest time sober women in AA and as a very early member she was well acquainted with earliest members of AA. She also had a great sense of humor.

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April 29, 2020

Geraldine D sober in 1947

Geraldine D was an early member of AA sober in 1947, she knew Bill W and the majority of the earliest members of AA. Gerry is telling her story at 42 years sober and 82 years old at the 14th Rogue Roundup held Grants Pass Oregon in 1989. She is one of my favorite early member speakers and this is a great quality recording for 1989.

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December 26, 2019

Topic: Gratitude (Bill W)

I was thinking the topic of gratitude might be a good one for the day after a holiday, searching my archives for a recording with that as the main topic I ran across this one from AA founder Bill W. Bill starts with the topic of gratitude and moves on to his story and how that led to the creation of AA at an unknown event.

This is from June of 1954 and I was able to remove the nasty hum it had, the result is a pretty good recording for 1954. This runs just a little over an hour and the first 40 min the sound quality is pretty good all things considered, the last 20 min the sound isnt as clear, it gets a bit more muddy and I couldnt fix that but it is listenable and if it annoys, turn it off.

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December 25, 2019

How it works: Read by Bill W

How it works read by Bill W. I have wanted to put this up for a while and had not really found a place for it, xmas seems like a good day and time to let it stand on its own, I hope you have a very nice holiday. (I posted this last year on xmas and I think that's going to happen every year)

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December 14, 2019

Gene D: A Little Bit Alcoholic

Gene D from Campbell CA became sober in 1950. He is speaking sometime in 1983 this recording was called A Little Bit Alcoholic, Im not sure if that was the topic or the name of the group he was speaking at.

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Since we had Bill W speaking yesterday it seems appropriate to have Dr Bob the other founder of AA speak today. He is telling his story about his first 14 years in AA, this was recorded in 1949. The end if this speak (about 6 min) is a bit of Dr Bobs last talk in 1950. (Repost)

There are no where near as many recordings of Dr Bob as there are of Bill W and the ones that are around are generally fairly bad, this one had a nasty hum, but it cleaned up really well and is one of the best I have heard of Dr Bob.

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Bill W one of the co-founders of AA speaks about the Big Book. This consists of two seperate speaks, the first is at the 30th anniversary founders day in Akron. The second speak may be from the same event but there is no way to know, the introduction of Bill the 2nd time does mention the 30th anniversary. (Repost)

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Jim B from San Diego CA got to AA in Jan of 1938 and he is speaking at an unknown event in June of 1957, this is a great talk with a lot of AA history and a bit of his story. This recording had a really nasty hum I was able to remove, but as you might guess its not the best quality being from 1957 that being said its listenable and I think worth the slightly harsh sound.

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Icky S giving his last speak in Houston TX in December of 1962 he became sober in Nov of 1946, he was the first AA member voted onto the Board of Trustees. He tells some of his story and gives us a bit of AA history as well.

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Cecil C from Prince Albert Saskatchewan Canada speaking at The Blackstone Retreat in 1970 he became sober in 1952. We have had him on the podcast previously Click Here that earlier speak is from 2003 when Cecil was 51 years sober.

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October 20, 2019

ESH: Earl S (51 years sober)

Earl S telling his story at an unknown event in 2001 he was 51 years sober at the time of this speak, he got sober in Jan of 1950.

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