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Oldest Recording Gets Digital Treatment

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October 25, 2012
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It's scratchy, but a newly digitized recording made on a Thomas Edison-invented phonograph in 1878 captures the oldest playable American voice and the first-ever recording of a musical performance, according to experts.


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