Bishop Family Recordings

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Xavi’s recordings at MPR studio II.

January 7th, 2009

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Xavi’s recordings at MPR studio

January 7th, 2009

Here is Xavier's recording of "Blue Shift".

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Towtruck Santa

December 19th, 2008

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2nd part of Paganini

May 30th, 2008

Click here for 2nd part.

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Troska Jara Duo

May 30th, 2008

AndyandXavi.jpg Violinist Andy Troska (13) and guitarist Xavier Jara (14) played Paganini's "Centone di Sonate for Violin and Guitar, Op. 64, No. 1" at The House of Mercy in St. Paul in May. They also played at the Open Stage and qualified to play the piece at the Youth Guitarathon at the University of Minnesota.

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Grandma and Grandpa Bishop(1974)

November 6th, 2007

Grandma1974004.jpg Dad and I went to visit Grandma and Grandpa Bishop one weekend at the old house in West Concord. As I remember, Grandpa was watching baseball on t.v. and Grandma was writing a column for the local newspaper. As it turns out, we ended up in the newspaper simply because we had visited them that weekend! This is a great recording because it captures exactly the way Grandma (Alma) used to talk, at least the way I remember her.  Also, the latter part of the recording includes some of Grandpa's great TALL TALES!

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New Year’s Interviews

September 28th, 2007

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I can only guess that this recording is from 1974-75?  Can anybody pinpoint the year?  It was a New Year's Eve celebration at the old house in Rake, Iowa.  Becky was still taking violin lessons from "Phillip Blake" and I still had pet rats.

The file is rather long:  over 13 minutes.  Notice that you can subscribe to the RSS feed.  Click on the RSS icon on the right side of this blog and it will automatically include "The Jara Files" on your browser.  Then, in the future, all you need to do is click on your browser to see which recordings are available on this site.

Ann’s Song (Love is a song that never ends)

September 28th, 2007

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When we attended Stine's birthday (1972?) Becky was unable to attend because she was sick, so, everyone left her a message on my tape recorder. The following is a song that Ann Lee sang.

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Becky 1973

September 27th, 2007

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The following recording is of Becky when she was around 5 years old from Christmas, 1973. Notice at the end of the recording she refers to her cousin Dave and his new girlfriend. Also: Bishop Family Recordings is on iTunes. You can look for it under podcasts.

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Harris

September 22nd, 2007

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This is an interview by Ahna with Harris Lee in 1976 or thereabouts. The photo is also from 1976 during a fishing trip to Canada.

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