Ecstatic & Wingless: Bird​-​Imitation on Four Continents, ca. 1910​-​44

by Various Artists

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45 minutes of commercial early 20th century recordings of human beings imitating birds, a practice probably pre-dating anything resembling music or language, from France, India, Australia, and the United States.

Available for download at
canary-records.bandcamp.com/album/ecstatic-wingless-bird-imitation-on-four-continents-ca-1910-44

download includes over 1,700 words of notes, including a Post-Natural Chronology of Bird Imitation, Recording, and Reproduction, recording information, and relevant quotes.

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released March 14, 2016

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