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post #1 of 3 Old 10-25-2012, 09:43 PM - Thread Starter
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A Berkeley research team restored and converts the oldest known recording of an American voice and the first captured musical performance. It also captures the first recorded blooper!

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The recording was originally made on a Thomas Edison-invented phonograph in St. Louis in 1878.

At a time when music lovers can carry thousands of digital songs on a player the size of a pack of gum, Edison's tinfoil playback seems prehistoric. But that dinosaur opens a key window into the development of recorded sound.

A trustee at the Museum of Innovation and Science had this to say:
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In the history of recorded sound that's still playable, this is about as far back as we can go.

The recording starts off with a cornet solo of an unidentified song, followed by a reciting of 'Mary Had a Little Lamb" and Old Mother Hubbard.

What about the blooper?
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The man laughs at two spots during the recording, including at the end, when he recites the wrong words in the second nursery rhyme.

"Look at me; I don't know the song," he says.

If you are interested in checking out a few samples and to learn more, click on over to this site.

There ya have it, some of the roots for everything we love around here.



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It all has to start somewhere.

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