Sat, 9 Sep 2006 14:52:42 EDT
In my research, I began to wonder if a recording of Sam's voice exists.
read that Edison recorded Clemens reading American Claimant, but that the
recordings are lost. I've also seen a video clip online, but not
of Sam and two ladies, I assume his daughters (the quality is very poor.)
Since Edison invented the phonograph in late 1877, and since Sam was a
admirer of technology, it seems natural that the two of them should
collaborate. I've read about Sam's friendship with Tesla, too.
If a recording of Sam's voice still exists (after all, half of the original
ms. of Huckleberry Finn surfaced just a few years ago), it would be of
value to actually hear his drawl.
Does anyone have any light to shed on recordings of Sam?
David H Fears