Brown wax home recording of parody of Thomas Edison speech by PND and Virginia, May 11, 1997.

Performers: PND and Virginia.

Release year: 1997.

Notes: Brown wax cylinder. Inscription on cylinder rim in white ink: -5-18-97 Let us try to remember 1: Thomas A Edison.- Inscription on slip: -Record No. 1 For Dave Heitz -Let Us try to Remember- By PND and Virginia Recorded May 18, 97 Dave-s New recorder #98274 - Peter N. Dilg - Have fun!- Place of recording likely the United States. An introductory speech is based on that of Thomas Edison-s 1919 recording -Let Us Not Forget - A Message to the American People-: -Thomas A. Edison, the inventor of the phonograph, has never before admitted his voice to be recorded for the public. Today, however, he has a message for you that is important enough to have him break his long-established rule. I beg to introduce Mr. Thomas A. Edison.- Sound effect of -Edison- stumbling and knocking something over as he makes his way to the phonograph. The speech that follows is a parody of Edison-s 1927 reenactment of his first speech into the phonograph.

Language: Sung in English.

Collection: The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings Set Number: 347-01, Originally acquired: Dave Heitz, 2004.

Personal Name: Dilg, Peter,

Genre: Personal recordings.

Original Item Information: Cylinder 13257—Special Coll., Performing Arts


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