Sunday, 28 October 2012

Hear Edison's Earliest Known Recording - 1878

Hear Thomas Edison's earliest known recording from 1878 for the first time (audio)

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Optical Imaging Study of the 1878 St. Louis Edison Tinfoil Recording


One of the oldest audio recordings of a musical performance — and possibly the oldest ever of an American voice — has been restored and is being heard for the first time publicly since it was recorded 134 years ago.

The audio, recorded on tin foil by Thomas Edison using one of his early phonographs, was made during a 1878 museum demonstration in St. Louis. The audio includes a man and a woman reciting nursery rhymes, bursts of laughter, and a cornet solo (listen to the talking tin foil audio clips below).

More - Link >>> http://www.scpr.org/blogs/news/2012/10/25/10712/hear-thomas-edison-sing-rare-1878-audio-restored-f/

Source: Southern California Public Radio: KPCC-FM 89.3 Pasadena.

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