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A Bunch of rags - Vess L. Ossman. (Columbia Phonograph Co.: 3861), [between 1904 and 1909].


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The oldest recording of the human voice is a phonautogram recorded in 1860 by the French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville.

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