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William Haskins
03-29-2008, 11:29 PM
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EARLIEST_RECORDING?SITE=AZTUS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

look for the link to the right to hear it. haunting...


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- At first listen, the grainy high-pitched warble doesn't sound like much, but scientists say the French recording from 1860 is the oldest known recorded human voice.

The 10-second clip of a woman singing "Au Clair de la Lune," taken from a so-called phonautogram, was recently discovered by audio historian David Giovannoni. The recording predates Thomas Edison's "Mary had a little lamb" - previously credited as the oldest recorded voice - by 17 years.

Stew21
03-29-2008, 11:31 PM
Au Clair de la Lune - By the light of the moon?

Robert Toy
03-29-2008, 11:36 PM
Au Clair de la Lune - By the light of the moon?
Under the moonlight

maestrowork
03-30-2008, 04:11 AM
Au Clair de la Lune - By the light of the moon?

They wanted to record Debussy's piece but the recording ran out once the lady announced the title...

maxmordon
03-30-2008, 04:37 AM
France beats America once again

Michael Parks
03-30-2008, 11:51 AM
For some reason the link to the audio didn't work on my PC. I found another source to hear it, here. (http://www.firstsounds.org/sounds/1860-Scott-Au-Clair-de-la-Lune.mp3)

dpaterso
03-30-2008, 12:27 PM
Randy: "Dawg, you did your thing." Paula: "She's different, she's unique. I like her." Simon: "Dreadful."

-Derek

John Paton
03-30-2008, 01:19 PM
There is an aussie recording dated 1850.

There was no singing just those famous words

"Is this fucking thing turned on yet?"

Jean Marie
03-30-2008, 08:36 PM
Randy: "Dawg, you did your thing." Paula: "She's different, she's unique. I like her." Simon: "Dreadful."

-Derek
Ahem. Simon probably feels, that at this stage of the competition, she ought to be more relevant.

Amityvillish.

Vandal
03-30-2008, 08:45 PM
If you listen closely you can hear Mick Jagger on backing vocals.

Chauchat Butterfly
03-31-2008, 01:21 AM
Sounds like a bee in a bottle.

Robert Toy
03-31-2008, 01:22 AM
The secret is playing it backwards.

billythrilly7th
03-31-2008, 04:33 AM
It's too bad it's not a recording of someone making fart sounds with their armpit.

Now that would be awesome.