The earliest known recording of sound

28 March 2008

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“For more than a century, since he captured the spoken words “Mary had a little lamb” on a sheet of tinfoil, Thomas Edison has been considered the father of recorded sound. But researchers say they have unearthed a recording of the human voice, made by a little-known Frenchman, that predates Edison’s invention of the phonograph by nearly two decades.”

Listen to the 10 second clip here. NY Times article here.

Thanks for the tip jonny records.

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