HOT WAX

from

PHOEBE KNAPP & FANNY CROSBY

 

 

What We Have HERE IS THE ORIGINAL EDISON WAX
CYLINDER RECORDING OF

"BLESSED ASSURANCE"

Recorded by "THE EDISON MIXED QUARTETTE" and released in February 1909 by Thomas Edison's NATIONAL PHONOGRAPH CO. of Orange, New Jersey, it is highly likely that Phoebe heard before she passed away in July of 1908, what may be the first recording ever made of her timeless tune she wrote with lyrcist Fanny Crosby in the 1873

 

 

 

Through the combined efforts of Nashvillian's John Eberle of AMERICANA MASTERING who has an Edison Cylinder Phonograph and Rich Adler of SOUNDWAVE RECORDING STUDIO, I am able to present to you a digital MP3 file of this historic recording. To hear it just tap old Tom's picture with your mouse

 

Below are photos taken at the session Monday morning Sept. 23, 2002. I'm happy to say all went well. As Phoebe & J. F. Knapp's portraits rested on a music stand right near the horn, John cranked his machine and the room was filled with her song. As I listened to the nearly hundred year old recording, I had a strong feeling that these two Knapps both approved.

 

John's 1905 Edison Triumph Phonograph

in it's traveling mode

 

Maestro Eberle Setting It Up

Calibrating the RPMs

A proper machine needs a proper microphone

Doctor Adler's Vintage RCA Ribbon Mic

 

STAND BACK!!!

cause

JOHN'S GONNA CRANK IT UP!

The Original Heavy Metal!!!

Once again to hear the results

just tap Tom Edison On The Nose with your mouse.

 

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