Who's your Daddy Recorded Music?

June 18, 2011 at 3:15pm

Tom Edison, cranking out another hit...Tom Edison, cranking out another hit...Thomas Edison gets a big "Father's Day" thank you from Recorded Music. He tracked that first hit, "Mary had a Little Lamb" back in 1877.

 

Uhh... But I guess this doesn't quite count as music - since Edison actually spoke it as a poem.

 

Uhh... And I guess it wasn't technically the first "Recorded" Music. French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville made a sound recording back in 1860. But this guy only recorded a VISUAL squiggle of music on smoke-covered paper. He just wanted to LOOK at sound... not play it back. Guess that explains a lot about French music.... better to look at than hear.....

 

Happy Father's Day Tom!

 

P.S. Thanks for the carbon microphone too.