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3Jul/060

Pop Music From 100 Years Ago

Flapper from the 1920'sEver wonder what you grandparents listened to when they hung out with their friends? Click on over to 20 songs from 1901-1920 for a list of the top songs from that era (freely available to download).

The recordings sound muffled due to their age and the fact that the original performances were sung directly into an "acoustical horn" whose vibrations transcribed the sound, carving circular grooves into a revolving wax cylinder.

(via foldedspace.org)

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