Earliest Recording of the Human Voice

FirstSounds.org has gath­ered some of the ear­li­est sound record­ings. This clip, dat­ing back to 1860, fea­tures some­one singing the French folk­song “Au Clair de la Lune” on April 9, 1860, and it “is the ear­li­est audi­bly rec­og­niz­able record of the human voice yet recov­ered.”

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