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

by Various Artists

Side A 22:06
Side B 21:17


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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.

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


released March 14, 2016




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