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Laura Boulton

Laura Boulton (January 4, 1899 – October 16, 1980) was an American ethnomusicologist. She is known for the many field recordings, films and photographs of traditional music and its performances and practitioners from Egypt, the Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Tanganyika. Boulton also collected traditional musical instruments around the world. In her work with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) during the Second World War, she is recognized as being a pioneer for women who work in the film industry.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1899 (Conneaut), Died October 16, 1980 (Scottsdale)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: recordist

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-043283 10-in. 11/2/1939 Herding song Laura Boulton ; Tuareg Tribe members Water drum recordist  
Victor BS-043285 10-in. 11/2/1939 Battle signals Laura Boulton ; Kru Tribe members War horn recordist  
Victor BS-043286 10-in. 11/2/1939 War song Laura Boulton ; Tuareg Tribe members Lute recordist  
Victor BS-043287 10-in. 11/2/1939 War song Laura Boulton ; Malinke Tribe members Harp with drums recordist  
Victor BS-043811 10-in. 11/10/1939 Wrestling match song Bakwiri Tribe members ; Laura Boulton Horn recordist  
Victor BS-043813 10-in. 11/10/1939 Dance song Bambara Tribe members ; Laura Boulton Flutes, bells, drums recordist  
Victor BS-043816 10-in. 11/10/1939 Secret Society dance song Bini Tribe members ; Laura Boulton Five drums recordist  
Victor BS-043860 10-in. 11/17/1939 Song of praise Laura Boulton ; Malinke Tribe members Xylophone orchestra recordist  
Victor BS-043862 10-in. 11/17/1939 Secret Society drums Bini Tribe members ; Laura Boulton Five drums recordist  
Victor BS-043864 10-in. 11/17/1939 Ceremonial songs of Oba's wives Bini Tribe members ; Laura Boulton Rattles and drums recordist  
Victor BS-045714 10-in. 12/5/1939 Orphan's wail Bakwiri Tribe members ; Laura Boulton Musical bow recordist  
Victor BS-045728 10-in. 12/7/1939 Song for chief Bambara Tribe members ; Laura Boulton Kora and vocal recordist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boulton, Laura," accessed July 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109252.

Boulton, Laura. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109252.

"Boulton, Laura." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109252

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