A late wax recording from 1912, Pucker Up Your Lips, Miss Lindy, sung by Albert C. Campbell and Irving Gillette.
The end of a grand old medium: After this selection, Edison released only 2 other domestic two-minute wax cylinder recordings. The era of wax cylinders in general, and two-minute wax cylinders in particular, came to a close with number 10575 in September 1912.
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This recording also includes the novelty of a pianissimo passage. The subtleties of dynamics were not often explored in early popular sound recordings due to the high surface noises.
A common feature in many of the "romantic" duet recordings of this period: the singers are both men.
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