Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 Department of Mechanical Engineering
 6.050J / 2.110J     Information and Entropy     Spring 2007

MP3 Demonstration

Let Me Call You Sweetheart
    Lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson, music by Leo Friedman
    Selected one of the decade's top five love songs by ASCAP

Sound Quality
Rate (kHz)
File Size
Original File 4:42noneStereo44.1 1411.2WAV49,686,044 
Best quality MP3 4:42mp3Stereo44.1 320MP311,269,2244.4
CD 4:42mp3Stereo44.1 128MP34,507,69011.0
FM Radio 4:42mp3Stereo22.05 64MP32,254,26322.0
AM Radio 4:42mp3Mono11.025 32MP31,127,13144.1
Telephone Voice 4:42mp3Mono11.025 16MP3563,72288.1
Poor 4:42mp3Mono11.025 8MP3281,861176.3

Demo mix: Through first chorus (original, 0:00-1:40); three repeats of start of first chorus (FM quality, 1:45-2:00; AM quality, 2:05-2:20; poor quality, 2:25-2:40); final chorus (best quality MP3, 2:43-3:37).

Recording courtesy The New Liberty Jazz Band, from their CD "Two to Two"

"This tender love ballad by Friedman and Whitson was transformed from a waltz to hot jazz by the New Orleans Halfway House Orchestra in 1925. We follow in their path, adding a trombone solo by Jay that, if it conjures up a vision of Tommy Dorsey playing at the Totem Pole Ballroom, is probably due to indigestion. The band is especially proud of the cornet-saxophone duet noodle by Bobby and Bruce accompanied by Dan's and Roland's banjos."

    Bruce Burrell, reeds
    S. Jay Keyser, trombone
    Bob MacInnis, cornet / reeds
    Jack Phlan, piano
    Roland Paquette, tenor banjo
    Dan MacInnis, guitar banjo
    Pierre LeMieux, tuba

(Note: Keyser is Special Assistant to the Chancellor, MIT, and Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus.)

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