LET US NOT FORGET - A MESSAGE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

By THOMAS A. EDISON

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NAIONAL AIRS OF THE ALLIES

By the NEW YORK MILITARY BAND

 

Let Us Not Forget - A Message to the American People was recorded after the end of World War I by Thomas Alva Edison. According the announcement on this recording, it was first time that Edison permitted his voice to be recorded for the public. In his message he praises the allied forces. He suggests that all Americans should remember the National Airs (melodies) of it's war-time allies.

 

National Airs of the Allies presents those melodies: La Marseillaise (France), God Save the King (Great Britain), Royal Italian March (Italy), La Brabanconne (Belgium), and The Star-Spangled Banner (United States of American).

 

Edison Diamond Disc: 50509-R Year: 1919 - Let Us Not Forget

File Name:letusnot.mp3

File size: 429 Kb

Playing Time: 1:46

 

Edison Diamond Disc: 50509-L Year: 1919 - National Airs of the Allies

File Name:natairs.mp3

File size: 1043 Kb

Playing Time: 4:20

  

Turtle Talk:

Turtle could not successfully remove all the surface noise from these transfers.

 

Tech Tidbits:

Edison Diamond Disc 50509 was transferred using a 3.7 mil spherical stylus in a Stanton 500 cartridge at 80 rpm.

 

 

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