A tinfoil sheet recording made on a phonograph which was invented by 

A tinfoil sheet recording made on a phonograph which was invented by Thomas Edison and recorded in St. Louis in 1878 is displayed at the Museum of Innovation and Science on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Schenectady, N.Y. Researchers have digitized what experts say is the oldest recording of a playable American voice and history’s first-ever recorded musical performance, along with the first recorded blooper. It contains a short coronet solo of an unidentified song, followed by the voices of a man reciting popular nursery rhymes. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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A tinfoil sheet recording made on a phonograph which was invented by Thomas Edison and recorded in St. Louis in 1878 is displayed at the Museum of Innovation and Science on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Schenectady, N.Y. Researchers have digitized what experts say is the oldest recording of a playable American voice and history’s first-ever recorded musical performance, along with the first recorded blooper. It contains a short coronet solo of an unidentified song, followed by the voices of a man reciting popular nursery rhymes. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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