While videos and pictures of the Frierdiker Rebbe are thankfully no longy a rarity, there exists only one known audio recording, from a farbrengen in 5709. Listen to the recording with subtitles of the Frierdiker Rebbe’s words.
By Anash.org reporter
The holy voice that prevailed over the fiery hate of the Communists and the frigidness of American indifference.
It is not every day that one gets to hear the holy voice of the Frierdiker Rebbe, the simple reason that virtually no recordings exist. Even though he spoke hours of sichos on American soil, for decades there was no known tape of his talks.
In years past, pictures of the Frierdiker Rebbe were rare, and videos were something that no one even dreamed of. Thankfully, those changed in recent years, with tens of photos of the Frierdiker Rebbe being discovered and published, and numerous videos of the Frierdiker Rebbe coming to light.
But an audio recording of the Frierdiker Rebbe was something that remained under wraps, with only rumors of such a recording swirling up from time to time. At times, an audio clip would be sent around, but the quality of the recording and the manner of speech of the Frierdiker Rebbe made it almost impossible to follow the holy words being said.
Suddenly, out of the blue, that all changed. One dedicated chossid put in the effort to match the recording of the Frierdiker Rebbe to his printed talks, and matched it up to the farbrengen of Yud Gimmel Tammuz 5709.
The listener then took the text from the sicha and created subtitles for the audio, to allow any listener to follow along as the Frierdiker Rebbe talks.
The sicha is printed in Sefer Hashichos 5709 on page 333, available for download here.