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Soundtrack to history: 1878 Edison audio unveiled

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press Published: October 26, 2012

— It's scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world's first recorded blooper.

The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a musical performance, thanks to digital advances that allowed the sound to be transferred from flimsy tinfoil to computer.

The recording was...

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