Dig this, sea-song fans: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wear/7683488.stm Here’s a news item about James Madison Carpenter’s 1920s expeditions recording old-fashioned singers using a wax cylinder recording machine. It’s great to hear these old voices.
There’s more here: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/carpenter/
Thanks go to Chris Brady.
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