Sounds of the South

Brett Lardaro

The sound of a small car driving by on W. Markham Avenue bordering Duke University around 2:00pm. I stood still and held my recorder, an iPhone 6, at my waist while standing on the sidewalk next to the street as the car drove past me.

Bradley Sykes

Audio recording of the cacophonous squawking produced by chickens kept in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

John Hosey, Duke University Chapel Carillonneur

Sound recording of the Duke University Chapel bells playing on Sunday morning as heard from the chapel steps.

Emily Cohen, Jessica Matthys, Lauren Jefferson

Sound of multiple ears of corn being shucked on an outdoor porch and their husks being tossed onto a plastic bag.

Trinity Methodist Church congregation with Rozanna Goocey, organist

Sound recording of the Trinity Methodist Church congregation singing a doxology during Sunday morning service.

YouTube Contributor, David Neuendorff

Sound Recording of Dolly Parton in "Nine to Five"

Emily Cohen, Jessica Matthys, Lauren Jefferson

Sound of peanuts being shelled on an outdoor porch.

Pawan Mathew, Bob Harris (sportscaster), Duke University Marching Band

Sound recording of the Duke vs. North Carolina State football game on 11/09/13 in which Duke won 38-20 by scoring 3 touchdown in 26 seconds in a thrilling fourth quarter.

Pine Top Smith

"Pine Top" Smith plays the first recognized Boogie Woogie song, "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie."


Sound recording of an excerpt from a televised production of the Miami vs. Virginia Tech football game in October, 2011. The recording is of the final play in the game.