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Glass Ghost made this video for their song “Like A Diamond”  with clips of VHS home movies appearing throughout.

NPR’s All Things Considered recently broadcast a story by Phil Nohl of Sheboygan, Wisconsin about his collection of home recordings.

Listen to complete recordings of records that were included in the NPR piece on Phil’s personal website.

Source: Snapshots in Sound

Here’s another collection of found audio recordings (this one you have to pay for), as compiled by musician Jacob Smigel

Eavesdrop: a wealth of found sound is a collection of anonymous recordings found at thrift stores, yard sales, and in trash bins over the past four years. These unaltered tracks come from audio or micro-cassettes, 8-Tracks and home-recorded records. Many of the clips are segments from audio diaries, tape-letters, the sound of road trips, fights, crying, family moments, telephone conversations/messages, or the amusements of children or the mentally handicapped.

Sample mp3s:

Hamburger Hamlet

Trailer Couple

Comfort Stand Recordings has compiled Party Fun with Recorders, Vol. I, a brilliant group of found sound recordings made by children and have offered them up for free to a grateful world.

A couple of highlights:

Karen – Puppies & Screams/We are Drunk

Justin – Rock ‘n Roll Boy