Au Clair de la Lune- Dust-to-Digital proudly inaugurates its vinyl imprint Parlortone with the earliest intelligible recording of the human voice: an historic version of Au Clair de la Lune made in 17 years before Edison invented the phonograph.
The first device to record sound, the Phonautograph, used a vibrating hog's hair to trace the shape of the soundwaves onto a plate of glass covered in soot. Invented by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in the
Thomas Edison's “Mary had a little lamb” on a sheet of tinfoil in 1877 wasn't the first recorded sound. A Frenchman named Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville was the FIRST to record sound almost two decades earlier.