[Brown wax home recording of man demonstrating phonograph recording by speaking and singing My country tis of thee with children, followed by cheering and greetings].
Performers not given.
Brown wax concert cylinder.
Man speaks: "Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to illustrate to you how these records are made. Now, uh, you've heard me talk considerable this evening, so I shall not detain you much longer. I wish that I could hear some of the children sing one of their church hymns." As he continues speaking, childrens' voices may be heard singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee"; speaker then appears to join in. Recording concludes with greetings exchanged among men including Father O'Brien, cheering and laughter by a large audience on cue, and a woman saying: "Hello, Father [Fielden (?)]. Don't you think this is a splendid machine? I do."
Sung in English.
The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Father O'Brien - Concert Cylinder Collection, Set Number: 353-08, Originally acquired: Union Phonograph Show, 2013).
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