Audio Recording Nobody knows (And nobody seems to care)

Nobody knows (And nobody seems to care)

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Nobody knows (And nobody seems to care)
Female vocal solo, with violin duet and orchestra
Contributor Names
Pasternack, Josef -- Conductor
Walker, Esther -- Vocalist -- Soprano Vocal
Witzmann, John -- Instrumentalist -- Violin
Rattay, Howard -- Instrumentalist -- Violin
Berlin, Irving -- Composer
Berlin, Irving -- Lyricist
Humorous songs
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Recording Catalog Number
Recording Matrix Number
B-23090 (Matrix ID)
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Recording Date
Recording Location
Camden, New Jersey
Recording Repository
Source of original recording: Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress.
Rights Advisory
Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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Chicago citation style:

Pasternack, Josef, Esther Walker, John Witzmann, Howard Rattay, Irving Berlin, and Irving Berlin. Nobody knows And nobody seems to care. 1919. Audio.

APA citation style:

Pasternack, J., Walker, E., Witzmann, J., Rattay, H., Berlin, I. & Berlin, I. (1919) Nobody knows And nobody seems to care. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Pasternack, Josef, et al. Nobody knows And nobody seems to care. 1919. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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