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 Post subject: Early sound recordings
New postPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:33 pm 
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Most people always think that Edison made the first sound recordings, with his "Mary had a little lamb" recorded on tinfoil, but in fact recordings were made 20 years earlier in France by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville.

The amazing thing is that none of Edisons first recordings still exist, because tinfoil, as we know, is not very durable and Edison played them back until the foil wore out, but the recordings made 20 years earlier will still play, because there was no way to play them back at the time, so they have survived!

More information can be found at http://www.firstsounds.org/

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 Post subject: Re: Early sound recordings
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Did'nt know that Dave, I have a recording somewhere of Edison reciting Mary had a little Lamb, I will try to dig it out.

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I cant find my copy of Edisons first recorded words but have found a link to the recording on the internet.Thanks to Google :D2

http://www.mamalisa.com/mp3/marylamb.mp3

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