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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born January 4, 1899 (Conneaut), Died October 16, 1980 (Scottsdale)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: recordist
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boulton, Laura," accessed May 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109252.
Boulton, Laura. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109252.
"Boulton, Laura." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 May 2023.
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Wikipedia: Laura Boulton
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LCNAR: Boulton, Laura, 1899-1980 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92005607
Wikidata: Laura Boulton - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q6498723
ISNI: 0000 0000 7366 3404 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000073663404
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