Duggal Projects: World War II Veteran Lights Up Duggal Audio Transfer Department with Vintage Recordings
DVS Project Curators’ Corner
Romantic vintage vocal recordings of a World War II Army veteran, an uncle of Duggal client, Bruce Kanarek, retained all of their tenderness and longing in a recent digital audio transfer project completed under one of Duggal Visual Solutions’ lesser-known services, audio transfer. Recorded a cappella for Kanarek’s father and mother, the songs were originally made by his uncle while he was on active duty in the war. Each was captured on a different type of record, with one produced at a Red Cross facility.
Working with Omar Columbus, a U.S. veteran on Duggal’s Customer Service team, Kanarek first heard the team's work on a computer at Duggal’s retail storefront in July. He told us via email, “tears sprung from my eyes..I was overwhelmed! My Uncle Arnie - his voice - sending greetings from years ago to my folks, along with a schmaltzy rendition of a sentimental song! He and I were pretty close. And my Dad died long ago.”
Duggal supports veterans through art-related and public service programs through the Duggal Big Picture Foundation and regular promotions in their retail space. Duggal team member, Richard Rogers, was also instrumental in the completion of the project. Kanarek plans to surprise family members, who do not know he has the three songs on CD. He can’t wait to reveal the priceless heirloom, but thinks his family had better be sitting down for their breathtaking audio trip back in time.