Friday, March 28, 2008

First recording unearthed

Michael M asks us if we reckong the RIAA will sue the New York Times for uploading the first track ever recorded.

This, of course, is the recording of a French woman singing Au Clair de la Lune that got Charlotte Green giggling on Today this morning; unfortunately during an obituary item.

The recording dates from 1860, when it was made by Edouard Leon Scott de Martinville. It had been reviewed by Maxim in 1859, who gave it two stars.