Lost & Found Sound

Lost & Found Sound: Her Father's Voice

Robert Levitt

Robert Levitt Courtesy of his daughter, Susan Stamberg hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of his daughter, Susan Stamberg

NPR's Susan Stamberg marks observance of Fathers Day by dusting off some old 78 rpm home recordings made in 1940 and later by her father — who has been dead three decades. She's never had the heart to listen before, having up to now felt his loss was still too near to deal with. She finds surprising elements in the records: including her own voice and her dad, Robert Levant's professional oratory style of speaking.

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