1893 Recording Of 'Mama's Black Baby Boy' Up For Auction

November 21, 2013   // 0 Comments

By DAVID SHARP BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — One of two copies of the oldest known recording of a black vocal group in the U.S. is up for auction — a recording so rare and delicate that the auctioneer doesn't dare try to play it. The 1893 recording of "Mama's Black Baby Boy" by the Unique Quartet pre-dates vinyl recordings. The song was recorded on a wax-covered cylinder using technology invented by T...

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