1878 Edison Foil Recording

Scientists have released what they say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first recorded music performance. Talk about retro!

“The recording is just 78 seconds long, featuring a cornet solo and a man reciting nursery rhymes. Dated back to 1878, experts say it may be the oldest playable recording of an American voice. Ray Suarez talks to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Carl Haber who helped uncover the significance of this tiny piece of tin foil.” – PBS Newshour

For more info: theatlantic.com/physicists-recover-the-sounds…

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This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 12, 2012 at 5:44 am, filed under music, sounds and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.