Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Music to my ears

Want to hear the recently-discovered earliest known sound recording? It is of a woman singing some French song, and the recording was done in 1860! Yes, 1860! That is about 20 years earlier than Thomas Edison's early recording work.

George Mason University's History News Network has it posted.

Naturally, it's not the best sound in the world, but there is no mistaking that it you are listening to a person. Just think, the voice you hear is from someone who was living in a world where the U.S. Civil War would not start for another year.


"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson

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