Prepare to be transported…

smallbee2edisonphonograph1This isn’t BeOS or Haiku specific, but anyone who appreciates audio will probably enjoy this amazing old recording from 1919 called Christmas Bells, likely recorded on an Edison cylinder.  It has the characteristic waver in pitch you’d expect from a recording of this era, but that almost adds to its charm.

It’s not just a song, it’s a medley, and there’s something almost magical about listening to it.  I felt like I was in a time machine, thrown back nearly 100 years.

If this one doesn’t put you in the Christmas spirit, nothing will!

Download and enjoy.

If you like that, you’ll probably also get a kick out of this page, which has a bunch of other ancient Christmas recordings, from 1898 through 1922.


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