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From: "Chris Hails" chrishails50
Date: Sun Sep 2, 2007 9:21 pm ((PDT))
Thanks for pointing me to this Richard, I can now see it as a Shama - 
an unlikely subject for a first recording in Europe! My own first 
reference source contained many of Koch's recordings on the 2 disc 
Message: 33.
Subject: 3 rpm Witherby's Sound Guide in the early '70s, and much later I 
was given (but now cannot play !) an approx 10-disc set of 78 rpm of 
same ! This was interesting, thanks.


--- In  "Richard Ranft bt openworld" 
<> wrote:
> Chris
> the recording you heard of the first bird song ever recorded is a 
> Common Shama (Copyschus malabaricus) that Ludwig Koch, in 1889 at 
the age of 
> eight, recorded on the Edison cylinder machine that his father had 
> him at the local Leipzig fair.
> You can read more about Ludwig Koch here: 
> Richard

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