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Sounds of North American Frogs
Various Artists
Sounds of North American Frogs
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Soundtracks
 
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The amphibian song revival begins here! This classic of both biological fieldwork and natural sound recordings, originally released by Folkways in 1958, presents 57 species of frogs and toads on 92 tracks, digitally remast...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Sounds of North American Frogs
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 7/21/1998
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Environmental
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074506028

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The amphibian song revival begins here! This classic of both biological fieldwork and natural sound recordings, originally released by Folkways in 1958, presents 57 species of frogs and toads on 92 tracks, digitally remastered from the original master tapes. Compiled and narrated by renowned herpetologist Charles M. Bogert, these sounds were recorded in swamps, lakes, woods, creeks, and road-side ditches all over North America. Sit back and let the bewitching tones of the Pig Frog, Dwarf Mexican Treefrog, Little Green Toad, Southwestern Woodhouse's Toad, Great Basin Spadefoot, and other famed vocalists entrance and amaze you. In a time when frog and toad populations are in rapid decline, this recording reminds us of the remarkable diversity and beautiful music we are in danger of losing. Extensive notes with a new introduction by Richard G. Zweifel, bibliography, discography, and photographs are included. 92 tracks, 55 minutes. Reissue of Folkways 6166.

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CD Reviews

More fun than a barrel full of lampreys....
boeanthropist | Cambridge, MA | 12/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Absolutely brilliant... The grunting of the pig frog, the narrator's gravelly old voice drawling shades of Bascom Lamar Lunsford, and best of all the tracks detailing the polytonal mating calls of Grant's Ruffled Treefrog, Bufo Lanarkus... I leave them on friends' voicemail but constantly -- a new frog every day. Now I'm learning to recognize them in my own environs! A fine companion to the Erotic Sound Effects CD."
One of my favorite cd's
boeanthropist | 09/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I used to have this when it was an lp set. Oh how I loved it! And it's just as good on cd.As for the complaint about the narrator mentioned by one fellow, no no no! The narrator is the best part, with his chirping enthusiasm for the different frog croaks.Truly, this is one for the ages. Indispensible."
Well-Made Audio
boeanthropist | 04/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is the best audio frog and toad sounds that I have heard. Thorough research into the different sound at varying circumstances make for interesting analyses. The geographic differences, in particular highlight the beautiful diversity of calls, even in a specific specie. The recordings were made in the late 50's and early 60's. They sounds are still crispy clear. Most of those habitats may have disappeared by now, especially down in Florida and the West. This is indeed a national treasure.If you are interested in listening to another tape of North American frogs and toads, you may consider purchasing "The Calls of Frogs and Toads"."